Paper Dolls #9

Hey lovelies, Instalment #9 of the ThermOWeb Paper Dolls Sew-Along is ready to download! Click on the piccy below to download the file.

Please let me know if you have any difficulties with the file, I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with my publishing programme all day. Have a lovely weekend, toni xx

This Little Piggy #5

Hi y’all, how’s things with you guys today? It’s time for us to upload the next instalment in the “This Little Piggy” BOM.

You can download this month’s instructions (Month #5) as well as previous month’s instructions here. This month we’ve added our farmers to the quilt.

We’ve also put together a preview of the quilt (so far) for you. It should help you make a few colour choices and decisions. Please note that this is for illustration purposes only. The sun isn’t fused to the quilt yet and you shouldn’t sew the blocks together as yet.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Karen T. who is the winner of this month’s Therm-o-Web giveaway. Enter this month’s giveaway by leaving a comment on this post telling me your favourite candy or snack food.

I’ve (just) worked out how to do a percentage off on the Red Boot’s website. You’ll have to use a coupon code though – if you enter this code at the checkout you’ll receive 20% off your order – FRIDAYFRENZY1 . You can download the Piggy patterns from here too, you’ll find them under free patterns.

You’ll be pleased to know (I hope) that I’m getting some sewing done. It’s been extraordinarily hard getting back to it and I have a massive backlist of quilts to make. I truly hope that the second half of the year will be more productive than the first.

I have a box of luscious flannels to play with and I feel like making a big, squishy bear quilt. Never fear the gnomes are still on the cutting table too.

Well that’s it from me, my brain has suddenly decided not to work *sigh* and I know not to push myself when it does this. Much love to all, toni xx

Friday Favourites!

Hey lovely quilters, it’s time for Friday Favourites!

This week’s patterns are – Panda Party 2, Northern Exposure, and Mr. Fox’s Garden. You can find our Friday Favourites in our Etsy store and our Red Boots store. Both the PDF and printed versions of the patterns are on sale until Monday night.

Have you downloaded this month’s Little Piggy BOM yet? You can find it, plus the previous three downloads here.

Enter our Month #4 giveaway by commenting and finishing the following – Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a…. let us know what animal you would include on your farm.

We have some fantastic Thermoweb (HeatnBond fusible webbing) products to give away including their Heat-n-Bond Stretch which is for use on stretch fabrics like t-shirts and pullovers.

Starting next month (June) we will be having a monthly lucky dip giveaway. All you have to do is email me with photos of your finished Red Boots quilts or projects. Please let me know if I can use your photos for promotional purposes.

Terri’s Mr Fox’s Garden Quilt

Have a fantastic weekend everyone, I’m hoping to get some gnome-ing happening. toni xx

This Little Piggy Month #3

Hey lovely people, block #3 of the Therm O Web “This Little Piggy” BOM is now on the website here. I’ve also uploaded a future schedule of release for your convenience.

Leave a comment telling me what your FAVOURITE MOVIE is to go in the running to win a bundle of Therm O Web products! Ps. the movie does not need to have pigs in it LOL. Congratulations to Christine Mac. who won last month’s giveaway!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend everyone, toni xx

This Little Piggy – Month #1

Welcome to our 2019 Free Mystery Block-of-the Month programme – This Little Piggy – brought to you by the lovelies at Therm-o-Web, the makers of my favourite fusible webbing HeatnBond Lite.

The ‘This Little Piggy’ BOM will run for 10 months and include the instructions and templates required to complete the quilt. We will release a new block/set of instructions on the second Friday of each month.

Each month we will have a fantastic Therm-o-Web HeatnBond Giveaway! The prize winner will be randomly chosen from our Facebook, Instagram, Newsletter, and blog entries and drawn on the 15th of each month.

Month #1 is available now to download. Click on the ‘This Little Piggy’ menu tab at the top of the page to be taken to the download pag

Enter our first giveaway by emailing us and answering the question
‘If you owned a pet pig what would you call it?’ 
Have fun lovelies, toni xx

Notes! The quilt will measure approx. 64 1/2in x 64 1/2in when finished. This is subject to small changes. 

I’ve given basic fabric requirements for the first (9) blocks which make up the centre of the quilt in the first set of instructions.


Hey guys, I’ve been a little absent on social media (and here) lately. 2018 was a hectic year and I needed an extended break. I’m finally starting to feel myself again and it’s time to get back to work.

Our piggy BOM will be starting soon. Details to come.

My poor sewing machine needs a service, the stitches are starting to get a little ratty. Can anyone recommend a service centre on the northside of Brisbane? I was using the guys at Everton Park but last time I was there they asked me did I have my husband’s permission to buy a new machine and I swore I wouldn’t go back.

piggiesI’ll get the pattern done for the dog quilt this week too. I need to take a photo and you know how much I hate that part of the process LOL.

dog quilt 1Have a fab week lovelies, toni xx

Ps. Happy Quilts is still available in some book stores. Grab a copy before they are gone :o)

Day 2 – Santa’s House

Hey y’all,  it’s Day Two! and our special is Santa’s House.

Santa’s House is on special for $3.50 for the PDF pattern and $11.50 for the printed pattern (with free postage worldwide). These prices don’t include local taxes.

This special will last 24 hours only and then go back to the normal price until the New Year. You can find the pattern in our Etsy store (PDF – Printed) or in our Red Boots store (please use the search function). 

Please share this post where you can and pop on over to our Facebook page for daily giveaways.


You can also find a selection of Christmas patterns on our ‘Free Projects’ page. Have a lovely, festive week everyone, toni xx


Friday night (Halloween) freebies.

Hey y’all,

How has your week been? Mine’s been pretty mundane and I haven’t been near the sewing machine for days. I’m a little stuck to be honest which is a good sign that I need a few days off to re-set my creative brain. I think a little fabric shopping might go a long way to helping though :o>

Halloween is fast approaching and we have a number of free projects for you to download thanks to the lovelies at Thermoweb the makers of my favourite fusible webbing, HeatnBond Lite. You can find the patterns here.

In keeping with the Halloween theme, the ‘Little Witches’ doll pattern is on special in our Etsy store this weekend. You can grab the PDF pattern for $4 and the printed pattern for $11.50 until Monday. The dress, cape, and hat are removable. These would have to be my favourite dolls, so easy to make and they look gorgeous with their bubblegum hair. small-witches-2Recently Kate and I have been documenting the orchids in our trees and gardens. If we manage to sell the house we want to take them with us, some of them are nearing 50 years old and I would hate for them to be destroyed by the new owner/developer. Aren’t they pretty. We have several different varieties of orchids naturalised in the trees and gardens, they love the macadamia nut trees in particular. It’s going to be hard finding them all.IMG_0740Enjoy your weekend everyone, I hope you manage to get some time off to relax, toni xx





2019 Mystery Block of the Month

Hey lovelies, I have wanted to do a mystery block of the month for a couple of years now. What do you think? Tell me what you’d like to see – a theme, an animal, a style.I’m looking forward to your thoughts and suggestions!

I did up my stats for the guys at Thermoweb (the makers of my fave fusible webbing HeatnBond Lite) and my free patterns were downloaded 28,626 times in July. Wow! I have you all to thank for those great numbers.

Happy Saturday lovelies! toni xxcatnip craftsy_etsy