Hello, Hello, Hello!


Well hello lovely quilters, how are you all this week? We’re living in uncertain and scary times aren’t we.

We’ve been juggling work commitments and self-isolation. Hubby’s work is considered an essential service and he’s been informed that even in a strict shut down they will be required by the Government to keep operating. Great news from a financial point of view but worrying on the health front.

My eldest has been stood down from her job of seven years and my youngest is facing daily abuse (at work) from frenzied and angry hoarders. They are hiring a security guard to keep the staff safe – normal, everyday people are becoming abusive and violent over laundry products for goodness sake.


I’ve been experimenting with some new designs. One of the most requested themes has been sloths, so I’ve been working on a sloth template. Now to decide on fabric and layout.


I’ve unpicked this quilt and am re-purposing the blocks. I don’t know what I was doing with this one LoL. Sometimes you’ve just got to bin it and start again! I actually enjoy unpicking things (yeah I know I’m weird, no need to tell me).

I had originally thought on expanding the Canine Capers quilt but it didn’t come together. If you like the dog templates and layout, they are the same as the Canine Capers templates. The only thing missing from the pattern is the star block.


That’s it from me today. Take care of yourselves okay, listen to the experts, wash your hands, be safe. Much love, toni xx

Saturday Check-In.


Hello lovely people, I wanted to check in and see how you were all coping with the news today. Are you okay? Please reach out and let’s talk to each other and get through this.

I’m struggling a little with my anxiety, which is in hyperdrive right now. In between panic attacks I’m dumpster diving into my scrap bins. The plan is to hunker down as best I can and sew myself through this thing. Take care okay, we’ve got this. Much love, toni xx

Plant Sunflowers

Hey y’all, how are you this week? I have a Post-it note stuck to my monitor telling me to plant sunflowers. I’m not sure who put it there but I think it’s a great idea, don’t you?

I’ve spent the past two days updating the website. Everything should be much easier to find and follow now. Please let me know if you run into any difficulties.



You will see multiple “Buy me a Coffee” buttons across the site. Please don’t feel intimidated by them. It’s up to you if you would like to show a little extra support or not.

If you can share my website with your groups, Guilds, and quilty friends it would be wonderful and do so much towards allowing me to continue making you smile with happy quilts.



The next instalment of the Paper Dolls Sew-Along will be released late tomorrow afternoon. Yay! Have you got your fusible webbing and scrap fabrics ready?



I’ve also been putting together some framed Nine-patch blocks with the intention of using an entire bin of small fabric scraps that would’ve normally gone to landfill. I’ve even cut up some old clothes to recycle. It’s turning out so very soft and pretty.



Well I’ve been sitting at the computer for the better part of nine hours today. My back is aching and I’m craving a coffee (and two panadol). See you this time tomorrow with the next instalment of the Paper Dolls. Much love and thank you always, toni xx

Sunday Afternoon Notes

Hey y’all, how has your weekend been? It’s a soft day today, overcast with showers and cooler than usual. It’s been quite lovely to be honest.

I’ve been putting together some framed Nine-patch blocks made from a giant box of mixed, mostly yellow and cream scraps I found in our storage room. They’ve been sitting there, getting in the way, for the best part of ten years and I nearly bundled them up to send to the thrift store. I was giving them a quick press (before I sent them off) when I realised they looked real pretty together. Vintage, soft, delicate.

I don’t usually get time to sew for myself but I’m trying to make a little time each week to have some sewing fun and this was the perfect project – no pressure! It’s been making me surprisingly happy and a lot more creative. Who would’ve thunk it LoL.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to those of you who’ve popped some money in my tip jar or bought me a coffee. Thank you. A lot of time and hard work goes into our free projects and your generosity makes it easier for me to continue doing so. xx

Coming in 2020!

Hello lovelies, thank you for being part of the Red Boot’s family in 2019 ❤️

We will be doing a new free BOM in 2020 thanks to the lovelies at Therm O Web ❤️

Want a hint? It will be a paper doll quilt with a Red Boot’s twist!

Have a wonderful, New Year everyone. Our thoughts are with everyone in the fire zones, please stay safe and remember to have an evacuation plan in place. Love to all, toni xx


Contacting Us.

Hey lovelies, if you’ve contacted us and haven’t heard back please check your spam/junk folders for the missing replies.

Please also check that your mail settings aren’t blocking our emails. If you’ve set your internet security to the highest setting, the chances are we’re being blocked or put in your junk folder.

There is very little we can do to help you if your mail server is blocking us or sending our emails to spam. Actually there’s nothing we can do except fly to your house and knock on the door – which I’m sure would be lovely if a little impractical ha ha.

If you’ve emailed us but haven’t heard back, please direct message us (don’t leave a comment) via our official Facebook page. Facebook ‘hides’ comments all the time but direct messages (private messages) do get through.

Thanks everyone, toni xx

A Happy Dance for Happy Quilts

We’ve done it, we’ve updated all of the patterns and they’re just waiting to be print checked. It was a marathon effort, one we don’t want to repeat anytime soon! Thank you to Terri and everyone who has been helping me out, I appreciate it so much. I can now get back to the job of making happy quilts!

This is Jill’s Gnome Sweet Gnome quilt, isn’t it gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Jill.

You can find loads of our ‘seconds’ (printed) patterns in the Esty store. Most of them are $7.50 including postage. The seconds patterns are simply misprints. They look the same as normal printed patterns – the only difference is they may have typos or misprints in them. A spelling mistake, an extra space, or a format error. Most, almost all, errors you won’t even notice.