AGF Giveaway Winner!

By Judith on January 5, 2020
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A huge thank you to everyone who entered my Art Gallery Fabrics giveaway to celebrate my 9 year blogiversary.



It was so lovely reading about all the favourite projects you have made this year!  What a creative bunch you are!


Over 760 of you entered across Facebook, Instagram and here!  But there can only be one winner, and the lucky winner is ……


@rhonaleduc (selected by Random Number Generator)


Congrats to Rhona!


Sorry to everyone else who commented here and on FB and IG.  I wish you winning success next time!


Happy sewing!



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Infinity Scarf Tutorial

By Judith on September 28, 2018
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My 5 minute demo in class this month was how to make these super easy infinity scarfs.




You can use anything between 1 and 4 pieces of fabric for your scarf.


Infinity Scarfs


The sumptuous softness of Art Gallery fabrics  or Liberty Lawns work particularly well, but you can also use quilting cotton, or for a more cosy scarf, try brushed cotton or snuggly fleece.


Would you like to know how to make them? My tutorial shows you how to make a scarf from 4 fabrics.


Infinity scarf tutorial


You will need:

Scarf made from 1 fabric: 1 x (20″ x 60″) or

Scarf made from 2 fabrics: 2 x (10.5″ x 60″) or

Scarf made from 3 fabrics: 2 x (10.5″ x 30″) & 1 x (10.5″ x 60″) or

Scarf made from 4 fabrics: 4 x (10.5″ x 30″)

3 metres mini pom pom trim (optional)

Adjustable zipper foot


Use 1/4″ seam allowance


1  Sew 2 panels right sides together  along the short edges. Press the seam open.  Repeat for the other 2 panels.



2 On the right side of one of the pairs, pin and machine tack 2 x 60″ lengths of mini pom pom trim down both long sides. The pom poms should be facing away from the outer edges.  I used my zipper foot for this part so I could sew past the pom poms.



3 Place both paired panels right sides together and sew down both long sides.  Again, I used my zipper foot here.



4 Turn the scarf right side out.


5  Iron under the raw edges of one short end by 1/4″.



6  Take the other short end and twist the scarf once before tucking it into the ironed under short end.



7 Even out the short ends, pin and sew them together, 1/8″ from the folded edge. You are only sewing through the 2 short ends here.



And there you have it!  A beautifully soft infinity scarf.


Infinity Scarfs


You can of course lengthen and widen the measurements here to suit your needs or style!


Have fun making these versatile and practical scarves. But be warned!


EVERYONE will want one!!!


Happy sewing!


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Hippy Blush Quilt

By Judith on February 28, 2018
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Hello there, well most of the nation is in white-out this week, with our worst snow fall in many years.


My little green patch of home however, is still ………. green, but it might not stay that way for long, with more snow in the forecast!


Definitely the weather for snuggling under cosy quilts!


Hippy Blush Quilt (Popular Patchwork March18)
72″ x 72″



This is Hippy Blush!


I had a lot of fun designing this one!  The editor of Popular Patchwork wanted me to work with one of Art Gallery’s recent collections, Blush by Dana Willard.


Hippy Blush Quilt (Popular Patchwork March18)


These bold, retro prints needed an equally bold, retro design.  So I got in touch with my inner hippy (she’s still waiting to ‘come out’!) and went with big statement circles and curves.


Hippy Blush Quilt (Popular Patchwork March18)


By now you will know I love ‘curvy’ quilts, and especially the versatility of the humble drunkard’s path!


And of course, the larger the curves, the easier they are to piece!


Hippy Blush Quilt (Popular Patchwork March18)


I will be teaching curved piecing after Easter in my classes, so stayed tuned for a project update on that.


Hippy Blush Quilt (Popular Patchwork March18)


In the meantime, you can check out the full Hippy Blush pattern in the March issue of Popular Patchwork, out now!


Happy sewing!



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