Sunday, 7 January 2018

Happy 2018

London Bus Mug Rug

Rumour has it that blogging has 'missed the bus' but I think there is still a role for blogging within the quilting/patchwork arena.
The Patchsmith's Alphabet pattern has many uses.

Whilst Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are proving more popular, blogging can provide a way to share techniques, tips and skills in more detail.   So I will still be blogging throughout 2018.
Ice Cream Sundae Mug Rug

In fact, I hope to highlight a block a week from my upcoming Patchsmith Sampler Book which is due to be completed later this month and I'll throw in the odd project or two along the way.
The 6" Schoolhouse Block will be included in the Patchsmith Sampler book due out later this month.
However, it is also available with a 12" version as an individual pattern..

Until then, Happy 2018.  I hope it brings your fun, fabric and friends in abundance.

p.s.  If you want a peep at some of the blocks that will be included in The Patchsmith's Sampler Blocks book check out my Instagram feed.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Perfect Pattern Books for Quilting Friends


If you are stuck for a last minute pressie for a quilting friend then look no further that one of my paperback Mug Rug Pattern Books.

There are four books to choose from each containing at least ten mug rug patterns.

One Block Mug Rugs is a great gift for beginner mug rug makers and stitchers:

Hobby and Fun Mug Rugs is perfect for sewing enthusiasts and friends who enjoy making gifts for others:

Animal and Pet Mug Rugs – a Patchsmith classic with a mug rug for every pet owner:

And finally if you prefer to make your own Christmas gifts then you'll be needing Christmas Mug Rugs – patterns for Christmas and all year round:

These books are available from Amazon (just click on the banner links to the side).  You can even have them gift-wrapped and delivered directly almost anywhere around the world.  (If you are in the UK then P&P although gift wrapping will cost a few pennies.)

Perfect presents for perfect friends.

p.s. If you prefer to give a handmade pressie then all these pattern books are available for immediate download from my Craftsy Store.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Applique, applique - everywhere

My Christmas Nativity Mug Rug applique gets a new location.

Two years ago I shared with you my version of Hearts and Bees ‘One Hour Basket’.    You can find my original post here - it includes details of where to position the applique onto the basket.


I just wanted to update you that the link has changed – the pattern is now available in PDF version via Craftsy.  There is a small charge (about a dollar or 75p in English pennies).  It is will well worth the money - click on the link below to go through to the pattern.

by Hearts and Bees

Until next time ......