December 15, 2014Anne Williams has got her card all planned out:
For the background of a handmade Christmas card I would use the gorgeous Celebes from the Colourshott range. This shimmering light blue fabric would create a wonderful snowy backdrop, the perfect foil for a festive design.Wonder if Santa is listening?
My favourite tool, and one I always have close by when either hand or machine sewing, is That Purple Thang, an approximately 6in long plastic ‘purple thang’! One end is flattened into a 1/4in square, which is useful for checking your seam allowance as you stitch and also for holding seams in place as you feed patches through the machine; the other end has a rounded point, which is ideal for pushing, prodding, poking, stuffing... At under £5, perhaps whoever is putting the presents under my tree would like to give me the gift of a never-ending supply...Read more
December 15, 2014Rita of Red Pepper Quilts from down under is going traditional with a light twist:
Colourshott 24 Zinnia - fits in with a green/red Christmas theme but will still contrast with: a darker "tree" green, white for snow and red for Santa.As for her sewing tool, anybody else discovered the pain free world of basting?
I've misplaced my Kwik Klip basting tool so I would love to see this under the Christmas tree. I pin baste my quilts and this tool is handy for closing pins effortlessly, no more sore fingers.Read more
December 15, 2014
December 15, 2014Over there amongst the Canadian snows (we assume!) Deborah Kemball has gone for a deep, warm colour:
I would choose the Midnight Blue as a background for a handmade card because the Campion red and Zinnia green I would use for the motifs would shine against this deepest darkest blue.
As for a sewing tool - a needle threader for aging eyes!Hope you get your wish Deborah. Read more
December 15, 2014Our second respondent is Leanne of She Can Quilt who said:
If I were making a card with Oakshotts, I would probably pick either Bizzie Lizzie or Lichen as the background. I tend to like jazzier colours for the holidays. As for a sewing tool, all I really want is more fabric. I always love beautifully crafted scissors or hand made sewing notions too, but the truth is I am well set up.and who doesn't share those feelings? Read more