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Karat Quilt
⚪ 25cm (¼yd) each of eight assorted blue and green fabric prints (A) ⚪ 2.75m (3yd) white solid fabric (B) ⚪ 2m (2½yd) teal print fabric (C) ⚪ Batting at least 203cm (80in) square ⚪ 4m (4½yd) backing fabric ⚪ Rotary cutter, ruler and mat ⚪ Sewing mach
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New Season Yarns Make a sweet coverlet with English paper piecing and a crocheted edge! Cross stitch an elegant pincushion with Jojo Stitches. Embroider a pouch with fun images. You can appliqué a sumptous wallhanging and many other gorgeous sewing i
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The Ripple Effect
⚪ One layer cake or 27 squares, 10in of assorted fabrics – see Note ⚪ 1.5m (1¾yd) white solid fabric (background) ⚪ 1.4m (1½yd) pink tone-on-tone print fabric (border and binding) ⚪ 3.8m (4⅛yd) backing fabric ⚪ Batting at least 180cm (70in) square ⚪
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YARN Worthy
American company Knitting Fever supplies their yarns to many countries across the continents. One of their ranges is called Queensland Collection. This collection is inspired by the landscape and natural beauty of the Australian continent. The range
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Daisy & Lace
⚪ 25cm (10in) square of black and white printed fabric (background) ⚪ 15 × 10cm (6 × 4¼in) of patterned fabric ⚪ 7cm (3in) square of yellow fabric (circle) ⚪ 21cm (8½in) 2cm wide trim ⚪ 10cm (4¼in) 1.5cm wide lace ⚪ DMC satin stranded thread: Very Li
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Hello From Me:
Welcome to the first issue of 2024! By now, the kids and grandkids should be back at school and you just might have some time to indulge yourself in reading some interesting articles and/or starting some new projects for the year! All the projects in
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Anni's Needleturn Appliqué Process
• Put the pattern right side up on top of a lightbox or a sunny window. Lay the fabric you have chosen for each shape, also right side facing up, over the shape. Trace the shape onto the fabric with a fine water-erasable fabric-marking pen. • Cut the
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Sweet Idea!
Create your dream table-scape with colourful embroidered placemats. The Strawberry Thief offers templates to easily create the perfect wavy edge. Have fun with a variety of stitches to embellish the gingham checks. Experiment with different embroider
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Our Designers
These are just a few of them … I have designed and made more than 250 quilts, which are regularly loaned out as samples to patchwork shops that sell my patterns. I have been fortunate to win awards at the annual Melbourne Quilt Showcase. As well, my
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Beachside Crochet Sunhat
Thank you to Joni for modelling the sunhat and providing the photographs. ⚪ Lion Brand Rewind Tape Yarn Chunky, 100g/3.5oz, 200m/219yd: 2 skeins of Willow ⚪ Crochet hooks: Woman’s Medium — 5.5 mm (UK 5, US I/9), 6mm (UK 4, US J/10); Woman’s Large — 6
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Book REVIEWS
This colourfully illustrated guide introduces new and established crafters to the traditional skills of hooking and its close relations prodding, punching and tufting. Textile artist Lynne Stein gives advice on materials, tools and equipment, and pro
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Anni's Bom Tips
This quilt has a number of blocks using simple machine piecing, such as Nine-patch blocks and Snowball blocks. Very rarely do I use different shaped templates. I mostly just cut squares, which I piece together or sew along the diagonal to create tria
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Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
As textile sculptor Bryony Rose Jennings describes, it was a mad moment when she and a friend decided to construct a life-size patchwork donkey for a seaside exhibition. Over a few days and nights, and using materials on hand, the donkey sculpture co
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Diary Dates
Let us know about your events – email details to dsegaert@umco.com.au or send them to Homespun Diary Dates, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde, NSW 1670. Please notify us at least four months before the event. March 29 – April 1 Bendigo Bendigo and District
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Stockists
Benalla 0418 525 458 ginger.bears@bigpond.com www.gingerbearsbenalla.com Craigieburn (03) 9308 2699 contact@jemimascreativequilting.com www.jemimascreativequilting.com Wodonga 0447 244 452 linda@littlepatchofheaven.com.au www.littlepatchofheaven.com.
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Rosie THE STRAWBERRY DOLL
⚪ Ricorumi Cotton DK (light worsted, 8 ply): Cream (002) skin, Raspberry (013) back of head and hair, Wine Red (029) hair, fringe and skirt, Salmon (021) underwear, Light Green (046) top, White (001) skirt ⚪ Sport-weight cotton yarn (fine, 4 ply): Pe
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Sweet Surprise
⚪ 30cm (⅜yd) each of seven dark floral print fabrics Julie used fabrics from the For Laura range by Devonstone Collection: DV5688, DV5689, DV5694, DV5695, DV5697, DV5698, DV5702 ⚪ 25cm (¼yd) each of four medium floral print fabrics Julie used fabrics
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Fruit Tingles Cushion
⚪ 20 × 50cm (8 × 20in) rectangle Clementine solid fabric (flower #5) ⚪ 13 × 25.5cm (5 × 10in) rectangle Ruby solid fabric (flower #6) ⚪ 7 × 50cm (3 × 20in) rectangle Melon solid fabric (flower #3) ⚪ 7 × 50cm (3 × 20in) rectangle Bright Pink solid fab
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Stockists
Australian Yarn Company Ph: (03) 5442 4673, website: www.ausyarnco.com.au Banksia Yarns Ph: (02) 4505 1615, website: www.banksiayarns.com.au Batik Oetoro Ph: (02) 4943 8808, website: www.dyeman.com Bernina Australia Ph: 1800 237 646, website: www.ber
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Pin Interest
We’re always on the lookout for new ways to use up scraps of fabric, so we were delighted to discover American crafter and blogger Claudia, who has created a series of articles and YouTube videos that she’s called “Working Our Scraps Off”. One of her
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Guide To Craft, Sewing And Patchwork Shops
Crafty Frog Shop 4, 107 Marconi Crescent, Kambah 2902 Ph: (02) 6296 6240 shop.crafty.frog@gmail.com craftyfrog.com.au Open: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 9.30am–3.30pm The Sewing Shoppe 6/51 Tennant Street, Fyshwick 2609 Ph: (02) 6239 1214 sales@sewingshoppe.
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Managing Editor Deborah Segaert Technical Editor Megan Fisher Designer Malinda Hadiwidjojo Photographer Ken Brass Stylist Sandra Hinton Advertising Production Stephanie Brais Associate Publisher Emma Perera UNIVERSAL MEDIACO Chairman/CEO Prema Perera
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Best Of The Best From Pinterest
Best embroirdery Designer: Holly Wright, A Stitch Up Contact: astitchupembroidery.etsy.com, @a_stitch_up (Instagram) Best quilt blocks Designer: Gaby Sartori, Tomte Studio Contact: tomtestudio.com, @tomte.studio (Instagram) Best felt hair accessories
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The Happy Gardener
⚪ 70cm (¾yd) cream tone-on-tone fabric (appliqué background) ⚪ One fat eighth pink tone-on-tone fabric (corner hearts)B ⚪ One fat eighth tightly-packed floral print fabric (Broderie Perse flowers on hearts and wheelbarrow) ⚪ 30cm (12in) square of nin
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Cuddle Up With Koalas
⚪ 1.2m (1¼yd) white fabric (A) ⚪ 35cm (⅜yd) blue stripe fabric for binding (B) ⚪ 90cm (1yd) backing fabric (C) ⚪ Assorted scraps of brown, grey and black fabric ⚪ Batting at least 91 × 110cm (36 × 42in) ⚪ Paper for foundations ⚪ Paper-backed fusible
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Market Place
Chiara Rose is the latest beautiful range by Maree St Clair for Devonstone Collection! Celebrating Maree’s love of cheerful 1930s prints, Chiara Rose is full of sweet florals and feedsacks in classic colours such as musk pink, jade, sky blue, lilac a
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Sunshine & Lollipops
PART 1 Welcome to the 2024 Homespun Block of the Month! The quilt is full of cupcakes and party hats, monkeys, ducks, cats and elephants enjoying time with their favourite friends at tea parties with bunches of flowers, sunshine and lollipops. In thi
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NEW BOM STARTS Crochet a sunhat, sew a wallhanging, embroider a framed needlework, appliqué a summer cushion, crochet an amigurumi doll, make some gorgeous quilts and more.
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Artemis
⚪ 30cm (⅜yd) white with multi coloured spot print fabric ⚪ 25cm (10in) squares of five assorted colour print fabrics ⚪ 35cm (½yd) in total of assorted black on white print fabrics ⚪ 35cm (½yd) in total of assorted white on black print fabrics ⚪ 1m (1
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Hello From Me:
It's that time of the year again, where we share a sneak peek at our 2024 Block of the Month! On page 48 you will meet out designer – Anni Downs from Hatched and Patched – learn about her inspiration for the quilt and take a look at some of the joyou
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