It’s $4 Friday!

Hiya lovelies, it’s $4 Friday! This week’s patterns are Santa’s House, Boot-n-SkootA Pug’s Life, and Scrappy Cats. The printed patterns are also on special for $11.50 which includes postage.

Happy Quilts is still ‘out of stock’ on Amazon dot com, but it’s still available on the Amazon Australia and Book Depository websites. I was about to link you to Amazon Australia but then I read the fine print and the Oz site ships from Book Depository anyway and it’s $5 dearer – how cheeky is that!

Hubby goes back to work on Monday so I should be able to knuckle down and get some sewing done. We’ve spent our holiday fixing the bathroom instead of having some much needed time away. We’re still showering in a giant plastic bag which isn’t optimum in Winter ha ha!

Enjoy your weekend everyone, the bathroom is finally free and the plastic bag awaits! toni xx

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Winners!

Hi y’all,

I’ve drawn the winners of this month’s giveaways.

Congratulations to Lenore, Rachel, Jayne, and Lisa who each one (1) pack of HeatnBond EZ-Print Lite; to Dianne who won the Red Boots Gang mystery giveaway; and to Ilse and Michelle who won the Thermoweb June giveaway. A big thank you to everyone who entered.

This morning I took some time out from the horror that is our bathroom not-quite-a-reno and headed to Peppermint Stitches to stock up on fabric.

IMG_0373I’m hoping that this bundle of fun kickstarts a happy quilts sewing frenzy! Do you have any special requests for a new Christmas quilt?

toni xx

 

 

 

Scrappy Bears – Free Mini Quilt Pattern

Hi y’all,

Our little Scrappy Bears mini quilt pattern is all done and now uploaded. This little sweetie measures 27 1/2in square and is the perfect scrap bin project.

The best bit is that it’s free thanks to the lovelies at Thermoweb. Simply click on the photo below to download the pattern.Scrappy-Bears-Web

grumpy teethFor some extra fun add some grumpy grizzly bear teeth from our Camp Grizzly pattern. You could also replace the stars with daisies to give it some flower power!

We have (4) packs of HeatnBond EZ-Print Lite to giveaway this weekend thanks to the lovelies at Thermoweb. Simply leave a comment on this post, or on our Facebook page telling me what your favourite bear is to win. Winners drawn Monday.

Don’t forget our June Thermoweb giveaway, there are only a few days left before I draw the winner. You can find out entry details here.

June-GiveawayLastly, Etsy is having a Birthday Sale this week. Pop on over to grab a bargain, everything including our enamel pins are 10% off.

Have a fantastic weekend lovelies, toni xx

Scrappy Bears Freebie

Hi y’all, I was hoping to get this uploaded tonight but I’ve had to do a hard reboot on my computer and it took most of the day. Don’t ya just love technology LOL.

I’ll have it uploaded late tomorrow morning instead. It’s a teeny little fun wall-hanging measuring just 27 1/2in square, and it’s brought to you by the lovelies at Thermoweb (the makers of my favourite fusible webbing).

Of course you can go crazy and stitch heaps of these little blokes to make a much larger quilt.

Screen Shot 2018-06-22 at 11.18.42 pmI’ve also included HeatnBond EZ-Print templates to the pattern so you can print your templates directly to this fantastic product. I’ve got (4) packs of HeatnBond EZ-Print to giveaway and I’ll let you know the details tomorrow.

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Etsy is having a Birthday Sale this week. Pop on over to grab a bargain, everything including our enamel pins are 10% off.


We’ve had a crazy busy week. Hubby is on hols and we are sanding and painting the exterior of our home. The hardwood weatherboards have 60 years worth of paint on them. It’s not a fun task, but when we tested out the dark grey exterior paint today (on the bit we sanded and primed) it looked fantastic.

We also found some water damage behind our bath so we’ve had to pull the walls off the bathroom. It never ends does it!?  #moneypit

I’m hoping to get some new projects started this week, but I need a trip to Peppermint Stitches to re-stock my stash of background fabrics before I sink my teeth into anything new. I have a tendency to work backwards, thus working myself into a frustrating corner. While I’m waiting to buy new fabric I’ve been making some scrappy Shoofly blocks.

shooflyIt’s nearly midnight again, so I’m going to say nite and wish you all a happy weekend. I’ll upload that pattern file tomorrow. toni xx

Ps. Look what we managed to do, Happy Quilts is out of stock on Amazon!

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Howdy folks. June Giveaway.

Howdy folks, how has your week been? Mine has been spent catching up on household chores and getting that all important annual breast check. Have you had your breasts checked lately? Pick up the phone and make that appointment lovelies.

I’ve a couple of things to share with you this week. First up, June’s Red Boots/Thermoweb giveaway. This month’s prize includes (1) pack of HeatnBond Ez-Print Lite, (1) pack of HeatnBond Iron-on Lightweight Fusible Interfacing, a selection of Red Boots patterns, and (1) Ecosilk shopping bag. You can find how to enter here.

June-GiveawayI use my stash of HeatnBond Interfacing for all sorts of things. I fuse it to background blocks where the fabric is a little too see-through, I cut it in strips to stabilise the fraying edges of applique and pieced blocks, and it’s great for fusing to the back of stitchery blocks.

I can also highly recommend the EcoSilk shopping bags. Hubby and I have used them for about seven years now and they are the perfect replacement for single-use plastic shopping bags. No affiliations or sponsorship, just a great local product.Screen Shot 2018-06-15 at 9.23.09 pm

The lovely Joan from Moosestash Quilting wrote a wonderful blog post about her “Pachyderms in my Petunia Patch” quilt this week. Joan’s quilt is gorgeous don’t you think and her quilt-name is much better than my lame ‘Patchwork Elephants’ ha ha! Pop on over to her blog to say Hi.

joan's elephantsKerry also shared a piccy of her (almost finished) ‘Mr Fox’s Garden‘ quilt with me. Kerry added an extra row of foxes and flowers to make the quilt longer. It’s going to look amazing when it’s finished.

P1060057 (800x600)Thanks for letting me share your photos guys. Your photos always make my day. xx


In some not-so-good news, Etsy is increasing their fees by 40% in mid-July. I won’t be increasing my standard prices and will suck up the extra fees, however it will affect $4 Fridays. I’ll have more info about that when I do the math.

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In other news I am removing the bonus templates from ‘The Land Down Under‘ quilt for all future pattern sales.

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Well that’s it for tonight, I’m heading off to make a coffee and then I’m going to clean up my work space. Time to get ready for another happy quilt. Cows anyone?

Enjoy your weekend, toni xx