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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 6th July
« on: Yesterday at 21:28:47 »
So after lots of umming and aahing I decided to spend my birthday money and splash out on Tula Pinks ‘new’ range True Colours. I say new as it is existing smaller print patterns but in lots of colour ways. Perfect for pairing up and matching the fancier prints of other ranges. I went for the half yard bundle - so half a yard of all 42 fabrics   :*

I ordered from the US again. I know there are scare stories of having to pay large amounts of import tax etc. I have ordered a few times and never had to. If I do - it will only bring it up to UK prices but will have got it about a month earlier than is available over here... and if not - then a bargain!

I am dreaming of all the bags and pretties I can make now...

Access All Accessories / Re: Doll Pocket Bag
« on: July 02, 2020, 07:21:50 AM »
So cute and very clever! A little girl will love this  :loveit:

Access All Accessories / Re: Tula Pink bag finished!
« on: July 02, 2020, 07:19:41 AM »
Thanks catlar.

@Penabby I would say it is a perfect bag for a beginner as Becky does video tutorials of every step so you can watch along.

Access All Accessories / Re: Purse
« on: June 29, 2020, 17:24:40 PM »
Im in awe!

Iminei - I am in awe of your fantastic quilting! If you can do that, this would be a piece of cake for you (honestly!)

@Vezelay I get my basic hardware like this from amazon or eBay (cheap from China if you are happy to wait). I have some nice ‘posh’ ones from other places that I am to scared to use - like cutting into nice fabric  0_0

Access All Accessories / Re: Purse
« on: June 28, 2020, 21:54:33 PM »
As promised, here is the one I made today using Liberty fabric.

Access All Accessories / Re: Purse
« on: June 27, 2020, 21:46:42 PM »
I love making things like this too. I started one this afternoon for my aunt, using liberty print fabrics. Will post pic tw when finished.

I have the most amazing bee twist-lock I want to use on a purse for myself but need to find the right fabric first..l

Access All Accessories / Re: Purse
« on: June 23, 2020, 21:32:24 PM »
That’s the one! Next time I make one I am going to put 2 sets of credit card holders in it (she tells you how to do this). I also like it as it fits my phone in exactly as well so could be useful as a small evening bag on holiday (when you just need your phone, room key and cash!). You can add a wrist strap as well.

@Ohsewsimple I have been looking at the NCW but not sure if I would use it as it is too it for a purse but too small for a bag (if that makes sense).

@Ellabella I have only been bag making about a year but am enjoying it. I could do with a machine with more ‘grunt’ to make some of them but am realising it is about choosing the right pattern. This is nice as it doesn’t need much hardware either

Access All Accessories / Purse
« on: June 23, 2020, 06:56:16 AM »
I have made quite a few bags which I have enjoyed but wanted to have a go at making a purse. I thought it would be harder being smaller and fiddlier so I used up bits from my stash as a tester rather than fabrics I really liked.

Oh my goodness it was so much easier. The pattern was fantastic (Spencer Ogg pattern) and designed for domestic machines so there was no swearing at the machine as it skipped stitches hand cranking it round bulky bits!

Now I know how easy this pattern is I shall be 'pimping it up' and adding extra bits and using fancy hardware etc!  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Block name
« on: May 14, 2020, 21:43:00 PM »
That looks lovely Pearl! Definitely easiest with non directional fabric but ok with directional once you get your head round it

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Block name
« on: May 14, 2020, 18:06:08 PM »
Wondeful @RJR_38  ... Now go make in high contrast colours

Normally I would- I love bold! But I'm making it for someone who likes subtle and delicate so it will be the fabric range in the photo.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Block name
« on: May 14, 2020, 09:40:19 AM »
Ok, I've made up a block and we figured it out right!  Thanks everyone. This block is one of my least accurate but I've figured out why (my whole foot piece wasn't tightened properly after switching from FMQ foot).

Off to make some more properly now...

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Block name
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:57:25 AM »
Thanks Pearl - this is what I sketched out but nowhere near as pretty as yours haha. My brain struggles with spatial awareness and shape which is why I wasn't sure. Will have a go this morning and post it up   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Block name
« on: May 13, 2020, 18:04:34 PM »
Does anyone know the name of this block? I want to make this with  a jelly roll I have but the picture takes me in an endless pinterest loop and then tells me to update my flash (which is up to date!)

I could work it out but would rather follow a pattern someone has tested

So many creative things, it was so hard to choose!

Darkside Diaries / Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« on: April 20, 2020, 07:12:23 AM »
Think I like no.5 best. I love the pink bubble fabric!

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