Some sewing for Maggie

It is quite a while since I have done any sewing and my daughter asked me if I would like to make a library bag for my granddaughter.  I was delighted to say yes as I had made a library bag for her older brother. I used up scraps I had at home and I…

Upholstery update

Slowly I have been working on the armchair I am recovering.  I have now completed one arm. I have also completed the cushion for on the already completed base.  Now I need to cover the other arm and the back and then put it all together!

Desperately trying to reduce my mound of scraps

This is just a sample of some of the scraps of fabric that I have.  These are just the small pieces.  I also have shoeboxes with even smaller pieces of fabric which I just can’t bear to throw away!I’m not sure why I keep all the fabric scraps that I do but I seem to…

Cut it, rearrange it and put it back together!

I always have plenty of fabric for quilting. In fact I have probably got too much fabric, making it difficult to make choices when selecting colours for a quilt. Yesterday I spent the time cutting the fabrics for a quilt construction and checking my scant 1/4 inch seam allowance on my sewing machine. It is…

Emily’s memory game

I am in the process of making some Christmas gifts.  I have just finished making this fabric memory game which I found on Purl Soho. I have loads of scraps from sewing over the years and for my granddaughter I tried to choose scraps that had some link to things I had made for the…