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Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice

For many decades, coconut ice has been a sweet treat that could always be found at school fetes, cake stalls and markets. In family kitchens across Australia, batches of this pink and white confection have been made many times. Not only is it quick and easy to make, inexpensive […]

Pom Pom Phone Poppers

Pom Pom Phone Poppers

Pom Pom Phone Poppers are pretty little bags that are a fun way to carry your mobile phone. Let’s face it, we’ve all had times when we’ve needed our phone on hand but didn’t have a pocket, so we’ve missed calls because the phone was […]

Fat Quarter Cupcakes are Guilt Free!

Fat Quarter Cupcakes are Guilt Free!

How sweet are these cupcakes?  They take only minutes to make and the best part — these fat quarter cupcakes are guilt free!   Requirements You will need a fat quarter of fabric, a cupcake case and a little flag or topper. Boxes of cupcake cases […]

Quilter’s Tell-tale Signs

Quilter’s Tell-tale Signs

Once upon a time, when I was a fledgling quilter, I recall making my first quilt in blissful ignorance of what was to eventuate. Little did I know that it was the beginning of a life-long obsession, and the quilter’s tell-tale signs were already in place. At first, I […]

Easter Egg Bunnies

Easter Egg Bunnies

This adorable Easter Egg Bunnies wall hanging has cute bunnies with big floppy ears and big bunny feet. It is easy to make with fusible webbing and a simple blanket stitch. Use your stash This little quilt is ideal for using fabric from your stash. […]

Stunningly Simple

Stunningly Simple

The planets aligned last week so I was able to spend time in my sewing room making a small quilt that was inspired by Maxine Rosenthal’s book, One Block Wonders. This dazzling quilt is a kaleidoscopic explosion of colour, movement and pattern. My quilt was cut from just 1.8m (2yds) of fabric (a […]

Kiku Blossom is True Love

Kiku Blossom is True Love

Many quilters will tell you that they have one or two fabrics that they love way too much to use. These treasures are safely tucked away for safe-keeping, just like granny’s good china. Some of the fabrics in my Kiku Blossom Quilt are some that I’d been saving […]

Folded Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Folded Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Every year I promise myself that I will start getting ready for Christmas in January. It’s now November and I have actually made something and there’s still six weeks until Christmas! This is such a cute wall hanging. There is minimal sewing and it’s quick and easy […]

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow

Having to choose a favourite quilt is like having to choose a favourite child, but if I had to choose one, Moon Shadow is high on my list of my favourite quilts  — just don’t tell my other quilts. The simplicity of the design made it […]

How to Save Time, Avoid Bobbin Rage, and Keep Your Hair Nice

How to Save Time, Avoid Bobbin Rage, and Keep Your Hair Nice

When we first start making quilts we are full of enthusiasm and can’t wait to begin sewing. Sometimes this excitement will quickly turn to frustration when we hit a snag. Many of the smaller problems that plague new quilters are avoidable.  I can’t promise to fix all your problems, […]