Author Archives: Tracey Browning

Negative quilting space & how to use it…

Quilting negative space

Today we are seeing a much bigger focus on the quilting designs on modern quilts. What appears stunning and intricate can be broken down into simple shapes and textures placed strategically in negative spaces to bring a quilt alive. While traditional quilting patterns often rely on symmetry and a fair amount of repetition between quilting […]

Unlock the power of stunning quilted textures!

Texture quilting

Unlock the power of stunning quilted textures! Try your hand at free-motion quilting, organic and geometric textures. With step-by-step lessons to sew on your sewing machine or longarm quilting machine. The following books will provide you with so much inspiration and choice to further your repertoire of designs on your own and customer quilts. Step-by-step […]

Quilting with rulers! Ideas, how to & more…

Quilting with rulers

Do you love the look of geometric quilting? You can achieve this & so much more using rulers on either your frame machine or your stationary machine.     Do you like what you see? Here’s something NEW for you that’ll surely help you achieve geometric designs: Visual Guide to Creative Straight-Line Quilting Create impressive […]

Love to hand embroider? Inspirational, easy designs for you..

Hand embroidery

Hey everyone! Sending my hellos and how-are-yous’ all the way from Texas! My week here has been very exciting so far. Helen and I are absolutely delighted to be meeting quilters from this side of the globe;  seeing old friends here at the Festival has been great as well. Don’t worry, it won’t be all […]

Do you have slippery rulers?

Do you ever get frustrated when you use rulers whilst cutting fabrics or when machine quilting? I’m sure everyone will relate – dealing with slippery rulers is such a nightmare! Sure, there are ways to “make it work” like standing up while cutting, putting just the right amount of pressure on the ruler and adjusting […]

Road trip! Special delivery happening…

We are off delivering a brand new A1 Platinum machine to an excited customer. Her dream of having a longarm is finally coming to fruition. 7 1/2hr driving means that we will be away from the shop until next weekend. All orders will be filled in order of receipt and posted next Monday. However, I […]

Introducing the precision Arbor Lines 12 ruler

Arbor Lines 12

Exciting parcels keep arriving!! Just received the new Arbor Lines 12 ruler from Bethanne with another coming soon as well. Every quilt studio needs a few good quality arcs.  Arbor Lines 12 is a high precision arc with 1/8″ inscribed glowing lines on compressed light emitting 1/4″ acrylic. Both edges stitch out a 12″ diameter […]

Lotus Lines Applique Aid is in Oz

I’m thrilled to be able to supply Bethanne’s latest ruler – Lotus Lines Applique Aid –  to Aussie & Kiwi quilters (& anyone else if the exchange rates & postage makes it viable) The Garden Lines collection just didn’t seem complete.  Bethanne does a lot of appliqué quilting and wanted a one stop shop kind […]

How to finish your quilt with a WOW factor!

All the Devilish Details DVD

Do you really want to stand out from the crowd? Spend some time and effort on creating a stunning masterpiece using a really special finishing treatment on your quilt. These days to make an impact we need to take the time to piece accurately & creatively, choose amazing quilting designs that are appropriate and complimentary […]

Garden Lines rulers by Bethanne Nemesh are HERE!

Our initial supply of these rulers have arrived just in time for Christmas…. Limited supplies for immediate delivery. Treat yourself to these very versatile, well thought out rulers that will expand your design possibilities & provide the utmost accuracy. The ultimate set in precision quilting. The Lily Lines French Curves feature fine alignment lines on […]

Workshop iron & mat – tested & tagged ready to use

Can’t believe it is December already & the year is almost over! I have so many new books available to inspire you but first I’d like to offer a great deal on very gently used workshop irons & ironing mats. These have been used for a maximum of 6 hours with some probably less than […]

Simple, affordable lighting to rock your sewing world

Do you love to attend retreats and gatherings with like minded stitcher’s & quilter’s? You meet together to learn new techniques, make wonderful projects and make new friends – whilst enjoying the company and location and especially the goodie bags and food! BUT sometimes the venues just don’t have great lighting to suit accurate stitching […]

Stunning Sue Spargo Primitive Eleganza 8wt Threads Are Here

Sue Spargo Eleganza Perle 8 Sue Spargo’s Eleganza Perle cotton collection is designed to meet the specific needs of hand stitchers, embroiderers and embellishers. Passionate about stitching, Sue set out to design a product of utmost quality in collaboration with Wonderfil Specialty Threads. Eleganza is made from 100% Giza 88, the highest calibre extra long […]

How to quickly & easily design stunning patterns with grids

Say  to our featured product of the month! Gina Perkes, owner and operator of The Copper Needle has been quilting for 20 years now. An Arizona Quilter’s Hall of Famer, Gina’s passion for teaching fellow quilters and developing quilt patterns & tools are evident in her books. She is also generous in sharing her tips […]

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