Stained Glass Windows Workshop

By Judith on February 10, 2021
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This month I’m teaching 2 Twin Needle (live Zoom) workshops.

One of these workshops is a Stained Glass Windows panel, hosted by Crafty Monkies on Friday 26th February. The finished panel can then be turned into a cushion, bag or wallhanging.

Unlike traditional Stained Glass Windows, our background panel is pieced rather than appliqued.

The fusible bias tape is then twin needled in place! But the real magic here is that the quilting and twin needling is all one step!

Fusible bias tape comes in a range of colours and widths. Black is the most common colour for the Stained Glass effect, and definitely suits bright modern prints.

Here are a few more examples of the same technique, using different coloured fusible bias.

6mm Black fusible bias tape and 3mm and 4mm twin needles are available in our online shop.

So what does the workshop cover?

At the workshop I’ll show you…

  • how to set up your machine for twin needling
  • how to piece the background
  • how to apply fusible bias tape
  • how to quilt the panel by twin needling

All those who attend the workshop will receive my comprehensive Mosaic Cushion pattern for free! So you can turn your fully quilted panel into an 18″ zippered cushion cover!

This is a really fun introduction to twin needling, achieving a dramatic Stained Glass Windows project. You’ll be hooked!!

So if you fancy learning a new technique, booking for the workshop is via the Crafty Monkies website, where you will also find the full list of materials needed.

Happy sewing!


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Syringe Driver Bag Workshop (1)

By Judith on August 24, 2019
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Today was the first of 2 Syringe Driver Bag Workshops at our studio in Conway Mill.


Syringe Driver Bags Workshop (1)


These amazing ladies donated their fabric, time and talent to learn how to make Syringe Driver Bags for Macmillan Cancer Care and N.I. Childrens Hospice.


Syringe Driver Bags Workshop (1)


It was a lovely day of sewing, chatting (and eating …. mostly chocolate!).


And half way through the day, the lovely Eleanor dropped in 21 donated bags!!!!!


Syringe Driver Bags Workshop (1)



So including all the bags made and donated today, our total number of bags stands at 294!


A huge thank you to everyone who has been beavering away making bags for these 2 amazing charities.


And if you would like to make some bags for your local palliative care unit, you can follow the free tutorial here.


Happy sewing!



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