Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Matching Points

I've recently been working on a Quilt for my son. I decided to really think about matching up my points. On all my other Quilts I've always been so excited about seeing the end result, I'd not given this as much attention as I should have. Ironing my seams the opposite way to my next row will ensure a nice snug fit when pinning and sewing together. Click on the link below for more helpful advice. 

I recently showed you how to cut your own 2 1/2 inch strips. I've now put the main panel together on my Quilt. Here's a basic step by step guide to my Quilt in progress.

Firstly pin your strips together to make your instructed rows

After sewing your strips together you will create a large row which I then cut into squares

Arrange your squares together to your required design and sew to make your rows. Number your rows so you know which order to sew them in.

Once happy with your design pin rows together and sew your completed panel

My next step is to add another row with the red strip. I feel that will balance out the look of my Quilt. I also need a border and backing. I'm looking forward to finishing this for Christmas. The Winters Lane Collection has a Wintery Christmasy feel about it. I see this coming out every Christmas for years to come.

Please contact me with any questions, I'm happy to help - Helen - 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Serendipity Dress Patterns

I'm delighted to inform you, The Little Fabric Store now stocks Serendipity Boutique Chic Dress Patterns. These are designed by Kay Whitt, an American Designer living in Texas.  

Here's a description of Kay's Patterns taken from her website (

"The dress and tunic patterns from Serendipity's Boutique Chic line were specifically designed for easy construction, simple enough for beginning sewers, yet offering a variety of optional embellishments and variations to satisfy creativity at all levels of experience. Designs in this collection feature multi-sized tissue patterns in seven sizes XXS - XXL. " 

The Sally Shirt Dress

The Marilyn Dress

The Betty June Dress

The Monique Dress

These can be purchased for £9.00 (Post & Package not included) at my Stall in Louth or at up and coming Events in the run up to Christmas (Girls, Girls, Girls on Sunday 20th October). I will also be adding these to my Etsy Shop next week. I can't wait to get started on these patterns myself.

- Helen - 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Loving Louth

I've really been enjoying Saturday's at my Market Stall in Louth. I've met some great people and enjoyed hearing about their sewing projects. It gives me great job satisfaction when I know people are buying Moda Fabrics to create wonderful handmade things. Thanks for such a wonderful welcome Louth.

Me at my Stall

The view from my Stall

The Market Place

There's some great business in the Market Place. Larders Coffee House  is a great place to get coffee and cake. They also have a stall selling fresh coffee beans. Little Bits of Louth sells unique images of Louth. 

I hope you'll visit Louth and say hello, looking forward to seeing you on Saturday - Helen -

Friday, 11 October 2013

Autumn Fabrics

This new Collection has been Designed for Moda by Sweetwater
- Road 15 - 

The inspiration for this Collection came from their Childhood Home. I really like the Houses print. These are available to purchase from my Etsy Shop and at my events - Helen - 

Thursday, 3 October 2013

New Fabrics

I've received my Autumn Fabric Collections and I'm very excited. Here's "S'More Love" by Eric & Julie Comstock. The inspiration for this Collection came from their Scrap Book Characters. I feel there's a 1950's inspired look to some of the designs. I love the bold Autumn tones.

I'll be at Louth Market on Saturday the 5th October were you'll be able to purchase these fabrics. Fabrics shown are £11 a metre. I'll also be adding Fat Quarter Bundles to my Etsy Shop shortly. Hope to see you there - Helen -