Good to Know
Date Posted: 6 July 2017
By the time you've completed your first quilt top, you'll need to choose a suitable batting for your quilt - whether you plan to do the quilting yourself or sendng it away for long-arm quilting.
If you're new in the world of patchwork, you'd probably be shocked when you go to buy your batting for the first time: "Wow - they are so THIN! And so many types - they look all the same."
What to do... Right?
Date Posted: 3 May 2017
"I've seen this 'Stirling by Janome' brand of sewing machine and overlocker around - but cannot find them on Janome Australia's website. Are they Genuine? The prices seem too good to be true." We get this question a lot, especially around Mother's Day. For good reasons. Let me explain. "Stirling" is Aldi's own brand for electronics, made by well-known manufacturers especially for Aldi. Some call them "re-badged" models. Janome makes their sewing machines and overlockers - that means these machines are genuine Janome, technically. You may have also seem the brand "Lumina" - that was also an A...
Date Posted: 28 May 2016
"I'm new to sewing and don't want to spend a fortune on a sewing machine - which model should I choose?" Since I get this question at least once a week, I thought I'd explain it here for every one :-) At this point, you might be doing heaps of research, and probably starting to get a bit overwhelmed. Amiright? To help clarify, here are three main physical differences that define domestic sewing machine types:
- Operation: Computerised or Mechanical
- Bobbin Loading: Top Loading or Front Loading...
Date Posted: 17 March 2016
This is a VERY popular question. So if you're wondering the same thing, read on.... So you ask: "How Many Packs do I need for a Queen size quilt?" Here's the short answer: If you are just stitching the precut pieces together, with no other additional fabrics, then you would need about:
- 9 x Charm Packs,
Date Posted: 3 March 2016
"What on earth is a Fat Quarter?" "How come my quilt pattern calls for Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes? I'm making a QUILT - not baking!" If you're new to the world of patchwork, you might well be wondering about the same thing :-) So let's look at the most common...
Date Posted: 20 December 2015
When choosing a dressmaker's dummy, most people ask:
"I'm a size __. Which mannequin is right for me?"
The assumption is to simply go for the size range listed. Right?
Date Posted: 23 July 2013