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Great Australian Craft Show 2 is on again!

Great Australian Craft Show 2

YES!! We are exhibiting once again in the ONLINE Great Australian Craft Show commencing Friday 1st May at 9.30am AEST and finishing on Monday 4th May 4pm If you haven’t already heard of this wonderful event then don’t miss out this time. Whilst we are all still social distancing and staying home, Craft Alive have […]

Birthday sale…where did the last 2 months go?

I can’t believe it is August already! I’ve totally lost over 2 months with so much happening here… I had planned on a sale each month for my 20th birthday year of being in business. Seeing as I’ve missed June/July totally I’m going to include a range of products in this months special with 20% […]

Tips from Sue Heinz

Sue Heinz, owner of Kismet Quilting LLC, shares techniques learned from Sharon Schamber. Viewers will learn two techniques of how to effectively tie off and bury knots.   Sue is the author of 3 books that we stock here at Constantine Quilts. Clear and inspirational…. Fill Harmonics by Sue Heinz $45.00 Brimming with over 35 […]

Have you tried machine quilting panels for practice?

How are your free-motion machine-quilting skills coming along? If you need a little practice (don’t we all?), Pat Sloan has a smart little tip: practice your free-motion quilting on printed fabric panels. A free-motion-quilted panel from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Why practice on panels? In her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt, […]

Troubleshooting Sewing machine tension – 5 simple steps

Free-motion machine quilting 1-2-3

Hi all How can you get the perfect thread tension before you start machine quilting? Look no further than Lori Kennedy’s book Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3! In Lori’s book, you’ll learn all you need to know to create 61 whimsical motifs, including how to set up your machine, how to doodle to refine your technique, and yes—how to get […]

Further discounts on Jamie Wallen’s DVD’s for a short time only!

Don’t miss out on this Facebook offer! Further discounts on Jamie Wallen’s DVD’s on machine quilting techniques for your quilts. Whilst stocks last only.

Freehand Background fill inspiration

Quilted Textures from A to Zen

I am thrilled to announce that we have Bethanne Nemesh latest book now in stock! Quilted Textures from A to Zen Join Bethanne on an A to Z adventure exploring 132 fresh quilted textures inspired by the physical world and Bethanne’s photography. A is for accordion, B is for bracelets, and C is for coffee, […]

How to design Cable quilting designs for any space

Perfect Cable Template Set

Quite a few years ago I wanted to design a cable design to fit my quilt border and none of my stencils would fit what I needed. I sat and thought about it and finally came up with these templates that would both help me design and draw PLUS assist/guide whilst stitching that drawn design […]

Quick and Easy quilted swags

Tempting Templates! Swags

Many years ago (early 2003) I designed the first dedicated Swag rulers to use with my longarm machine. These have been sold around the world with lots of very happy quilters using them in their business. The swag rulers come in 2 sizes! You can make beautiful swags quickly and effortlessly in approx 5″ & […]

Learn how to use a Heart Template on your longarm quilting machine

How to use Heart Templates on your longarm quilting machine. This video from Tracey explains how to get the best result from your Constantine Quilts hearts templates and then how to stitch a feathered heart with a bow quilting design & then a swag border on your longarm quilting machine. Look for the next video […]

downloadable patterns now available!

I first began designing & publishing for Australian magazines 16 years ago. I have had numerous projects published all over the world in various magazines & books since then. Including France, Canada, Japan and in the USA – Martingale & Co books. I specialise in traditional pieced quilts that produce stunning quilts in no time! I am also […]

Tips for best results for finishing your quilt.

So you have decided to send your beautiful quilt top to your favourite machine quilter? There are some things that you can do before it leaves to assist in getting the best results from your machine quilter. Always check with them direct to see if they have specific requirements, but the following list is a […]

How to customise your A1 Quilting Machine Extended base

Recently I recorded a quick little video to show you how to customise your extended base to fit perfectly & firmly on your A1 quilting machine.   Step 1: Loosen the 4 screws holding the side plates on the base Step 2: Place the extended base on your machine by sliding it over the hopping […]

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