Hi lovely people, how are you on this chilly Friday? It’s been a long week and we took some time out today to go for a drive through the mountains to de-stress. One of the benefits of my husband’s work hours being cut is that we have Fridays off work. I swung by Peppermint Stitches on the way through and stocked up on fabric just in case we go into lockdown again. I managed to snag some of the new Tula Pink True Colour’s fabrics. My phone takes lousy photos but these fabrics are yummy! Sloths and Llamas are next on the sewing list.
It’s time for the next instalment of our Paper Doll Sew-Along, brought to you by the gorgeous people at Thermoweb. Thermoweb make my fave fusible webbing, HeatnBond Lite, as well as hundreds of other quality sewing and craft products. Pop on over to their Facebook page and say hi! from everyone at Red Boots.
Click on the image below to download the file for instalment #10. You can find all of the instalments on the Paper Doll Sew-Along page.
I’m very please to say that I’ve finally been able to buy the extra fabric I needed to finish the border (thanks Covid-19) and I’ll be able to get it quilted soon!
I’ve been a bit naughty and have changed one of the blocks in the quilt. The cat block was being problematic and my lovely friends kicked me up the butt and told me to bite the bullet and change it. Don’t hate me!!!Click on the image below to download the new templates. If you prefer to keep the kitty in it’s original form, please message me and I’ll help you adapt the remainder of the quilt to fit.
I have been meaning to tell you that we have some new stockists! You can now find my patterns at the Patchwork Angel in Qld, Busy Needles in NSW, Anne Arbor Sewing Centre in Michigan, and Fiddlesticks Fabrics in Northern Ireland. You can find their details and links here.Welcome to the Red Boots family everyone!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, hubby just walked in with pizza and beer, he’s a keeper! Stay safe and healthy. Much love to all, toni xx
Hi lovely quilters, it’s time for the next instalment of our Thermoweb Paper Dolls Sew-Along. Click on the photo below to download the file, or pop on over to our Paper Dolls Sew-Along page where you will find all of the instalments and more. Row 2 is now complete, Autumn/fall is next to come!
I’ve had a lot of requests in recent weeks for the old Flower Fairies pattern so I’ve uploaded it to our free pattern page for a limited time. Keep in mind this is an older pattern and I haven’t updated it yet. Please take care with the wing and body templates, make sure the overlapping pieces do overlap properly, especially around the hair.
I’ve been unpicking this old quilt top I found in my scrap bin. I was never entirely happy with it and being in lockdown has given me the time to revisit the design. It’s been trimmed, pressed and re-set in plain framing strips. Now to fix the borders! This is a procrastination project, I can’t quite get the sloth quilt right and it’s driving me crazy LoL.
I hope you’ve all been well and taking care. Are the lockdowns easing where you are? I’m hoping to be able to stock up on fabric in the coming weeks as the stores start to open again, my stash is seriously depleted LoL. Love to all, toni xx
Hello lovely quilters! How has your week been? I’ve been diving into my scrap bins, getting creative with recycled materials, and catching up on admin. I completely forgot our wedding anniversary last week, not that we really celebrate beyond marvelling at how we’ve put up with each other for so long. Ha ha ha! But it shows that my mind has been elsewhere.
I’ve put together a sweet little (medium sized) quilt made from scrap fabrics and an old, recycled sheet (for the borders). Rem has claimed it for his own, but I’m really pleased that something so.. so happy, can be created from left over scraps. If you look closely you can see where I’ve joined fabrics to make whole shapes.
My local supply/fabric stores have been closed under the Coronavirus lockdowns so I had to get creative with fabric, especially for the borders. I found an old, orphan sheet in amongst my linen; I gave it a good starch and pressing and took to it with the rotary cutter. Voila! a finished quilt top!
It’s been pressed, de-furred and packaged up ready for quilting. I’ll have the pattern uploaded to Etsy in the next day or two. Now to make a proper start on the Sloths. I wonder if I have another orphan sheet somewhere to cut up for borders LoL. Have fun, take care, stay healthy, give someone a virtual, virus free hug. Much love, toni xx
Hellllloooo everyone! How has your week been? Are you still working or are you self-isolating? I’ve drawn up some bonus paper dolls blocks – a wedding group – bride, bridesmaid, and groom. I’ll upload the templates to the website later tomorrow. I’ll be adding more bonus blocks over the coming weeks including doctors, nurses, and their vehicles etc.
Message me with any requests (for paper dolls) you have and I’ll see what I can do – no promises, but I’ll try to draw them for you. All templates will fit the current sew-along. You can resize the templates by using the resize option on your printer(to add children to your quilt). Try resizing at 90% to 95% to begin – experiment with the sizes until you are happy with them.
Our Thermoweb giveaways will be postponed until the end of the sew-along because of CV-19. International parcel post has been suspended due to a lack of airline services. We’ll have one giant giveaway instead of six little ones. In the meantime I’m hoping I can rustle up some more prizes for you!
Hey lovely quilters, the next instalment of our free Thermoweb Paper Dolls Sew-Along is ready to go! Click on the photo below to download the file. You can find previous instalments and information here.
This week is giveaway week and we have a fantastic bag of goodies to send out to one lucky winner! Leave a comment on this post to win – tell me your favourite flower. I will choose (1) random winner from all entries on here, Facebook, and our newsletter.
In further news this week…. the C-19 virus. I would love to avoid this topic, I think we’ve all just about had enough media saturation this week don’t you? but I need to let you know about our printed patterns.
We are still sending out printed patterns, it is safe to do so and we are following all CMO (CDC) guidelines. However delivery times are going to be extended. If you wish to purchase a printed pattern please keep this in mind.
I will not be refunding money due to slow delivery times. Lost mail is a rarity, please be patient. We will be updating the status of our printed patterns every few days. If necessary we will stop selling them for a short time. Thanks for your understanding.
PDF patterns are a great alternative. They are half the price of a printed pattern and you only need print the templates. Use the draft printing option on your printer and you’ll save ink too. It works out at approx. 10c a sheet to print a pattern on a normal home printer (including ink and paper).
If you’ve ordered a printed pattern and it hasn’t arrived yet please message me. I can send you the PDF pattern via email so you can get started on your projects.
That’s it from me tonight. I’m feeling scared and unsure and I want to curl up on the lounge, eat comfort food, and watch something reassuring on the TV.
I’m sure that most of you are feeling the same way and you don’t need me rabbiting on any further. Take care of yourselves, tell your family you love them, we’ll get through this together. Much love to all, toni xx
Hello lovelies! and welcome to the first instalment of our Paper Dolls Sew-Along.Did you know that instalment is spelled differently in different countries?
Click on the photo below to download the file for Blocks 1 and 2. I will also upload it to the Sew-Along page as listed in the menu. You will be able to download the files for a full year for free. After that the pattern will revert to a paid pattern (February 2021).
Our Paper Doll Sew-Along is brought to you by the lovely people at Thermoweb, the makers of my favourite fusible webbing HeatnBond Lite.
The next instalment will be uploaded on the 6th March. Have fun everyone! toni xx
Hey everyone, how has your week been?It’s back to work for us, the Christmas break being over all too soon.
First up, I’ve moved the donation links for the Aussie Fires to their own page. You can find the links by navigating the menu at the top of the page. The header is “Aussie Fires”. If you have a link you’d like me to add please message me. Links to craft/quilting groups are welcome.
I’ve been working hard to get our new Paper Dolls BoM ready. I’m hoping for a start date some time mid-late February. More details to come.Enjoy your week! toni xx