Meet the Makers

Here you can get to know some of our favourite sewing pattern designers, find out where they get their inspiration from and what makes them tick! Are you a sewing pattern designer who’d like to be featured here? Drop us a line – we always love hearing from you.

Tula’s House | Exclusive video series

We are extremely excited to announce Tula Pink’s new video series, Tula’s House available on QNNtv.com – the Netflix for quilters! In this unique 12-part series, Tula Pink opens the doors to her studio and shares her life, inspirations, and the creative processes of her latest fabric range, Eden. Read on to find out more about this exciting series and…

This week we’re loving … Melly & Me

Melly McNeice is the designer behind the well known brand Melly & Me. We are huge Melly fans and always get excited when she’s got a new fabric line (she’s a fabric designer for Riley Blake), new patterns or a new book. We thought we’d celebrate all things Melly related on the blog this week…

50 Fat Quarter Makes | Meet the Makers

We’re so excited about the new book 50 Fat Quarter Makes (edited by yours truly!) Packed with sewing patterns projects all made from our favourite cuts of fabric, this book is bursting at the seams with inspiration and creativity. But who are the talented folks who have contributed patterns to the book? We catch up…

Getting to Know… Tone Finnanger

Tone Finnanger is the talented designer behind the Tilda brand which includes fabric, paper and notions, as well as craft books and home products, all in Tone’s distinctive style. There are two new Tilda collections for spring 2015: Apple Bloom and Spring Lake. Tone describes the Apple Bloom collection as a “classically feminine and pretty…

Meet the Maker | Little Lady Liberty Author Alice Caroline

We caught up with Alice Caroline, the talented author of exciting new sewing book, Little Lady Liberty (the US edition is called Sew Pretty for Little Girls). We talk fabric, sewing and what makes Liberty fabrics so special… SSC: What sparked your interest in fabric and sewing? AC: I did a bit of sewing as…

Getting to Know Mariska Vos-Bolman

Mariska Vos-Bolman is the creator of the popular Fluffels and DIY Fluffies soft toy brands, which are sold worldwide. Her patterns are characterised by their cute and quirky style and their extremely detailed illustrated tutorials, which make them easy and fun to create. As part of the Sew Cute To Cuddle blog hop, we chatted…

Getting to Know Janet Clare

Janet Clare creates inspirational and lively designs for quilts and stitcheries that combine her unique jointed appliqué templates and free-machine drawing technique. She designs fabric collections for Moda and is also an experienced speaker and teacher. We asked Janet about her love of applique and her recent book, Home Quilt Home… How did you start…