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Mobile and Savvy Pouch
• 35cm ( 3/8yd) aqua print fabric (outer bag and slip pocket) • Fat quarter dark blue print fabric (lining and zipper tabs) • 40cm ( 1/2yd) mustard print fabric (slip pocket lining, zipper pocket, strap and strap connectors) • Two swivel hooks, 4cm (
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A Sweet Idea UNICORN CROCHET AIRPOD CASE
Go online and buy the PDF pattern for this super sweet AirPod case – it really is way too cute! Available from Meemanan on Etsy, or follow the Instagram @meemanan ■
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Life Is Sweet Tube Bag
• Fat sixteenth light-value grey and white stripe print fabric (embroidery background) • Fat eighth blue print fabric (outer bag) • Large scraps of three coordinating print fabrics: Natalie used cream, blue and brown print fabrics (outer bag) • Fat q
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On The Road
During these unprecendented times some of the businesses listed on these pages may be operating in a different way. Most are ‘open’ for business, but they may be open less hours, online only, mail order and/or virtual shopping. Go online or call to c
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Crocheted Circular Handbag
• Approximately 600g 1 ply (1.5mm) cotton string — Mandarine* • 6mm Aus (4 UK, J/10 US) crochet hook • Yarn needle • Four crochet stitch markers (optional) • Scissors • Pins or quilting clips Finished size: 30cm (12in) diameter without strap Patter
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Stockists
Ph: (08) 8527 2120, website: www.cynthiasark.com.au  Ph: (08) 8948 0691, website: www.dragonfabric.com.au  Ph: (07) 3889 6024, website: www.eastcoastfabrics.com.au  Ph: (07) 3869 0808, website: www.faeriesinmygarden.com.au  Ph: (03) 5229 3558, websit
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Editor's Picks
By Susan Snooks Finished size: 44 x 37cm (17½ x 15in) plus handles By Natashia Curtin Finished size: 28cm (11in) high, base diameter 9cm (3½in) By Bobbie Watts Finished size: 28 x 32.5cm (11 x 12¾in) plus handles By Jodie Carleton Finished size
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Next Issue
Meet our 2021 Homespun Block of the Month designer — Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Pretty quilts, cute stitcheries and lovely sewing projects, as well as knitted and embroidered Christmas decorations. for loved ones at Christmas or as a treat for you
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Austrailion Homespun
Managing Editor Deborah Segaert Technical Editor Megan Fisher Writer Janai Velez Art Director Martha Rubazewicz Patterns & Art Red Pepper Graphics Photographers Ken Brass Stylists Sandra Hinton Cover Artist Georgie Emery Advertising Productio
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Dresden Plate Tablerunner
• Six fat quarters of assorted red and beige print fabrics • 40cm (½yd) solid cream fabric (block background) • 40cm (½yd) fine white and red dotted fabric (binding) • 1.2m (1⅜yd) backing fabric • Batting at least 150 x 50cm (60 x 20in) • Tearaway st
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Best Of The Best From Pinterest
Artist: Mrs. Nataliia Lishenko, Brvsk Contact: www.etsy.com/shop/StitcheryDotShop Designer: May Ho, Ohmay Designs Contact: www.ohmaydiy.etsy.com Designer: Georgina Hollis Contact: @floom_embroidery (Instagram)
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6. Glen Alvie PATCHWORK MAZE
Where is Glen Alvie: 14km north of Wonthaggi, on Glen Alvie Road. Where in Glen Alvie: You can find us at 470 Glen Alvie Road, Glen Alvie. If you are coming from Melbourne, turn left at the traffic lights in Grantville. We are also an easy 10-minute
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Updating the Outdated
This old perambulator’s new ‘skin’ is a collection of old tapestries and embroideries. Swedish artist Ulla-Stina Wikander has collected theses pieces for more than 10 years and has over 100 in her collection. She says she has mixed feelings for them,
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Blackbird Tote Bag
• 40cm ( 1/2yd) textured linen (outer bag) • 40cm ( 1/2yd) calico (lining) • 20cm (8in) square of solid black fabric (appliqué) • Fusible web • Fine-pointed permanent-marking pen or sharp HB pencil • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat • Sewing machine wi
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Loving Linen Stitch
It is commonly agreed that there are four basic crochet stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet. Just how many stitch patterns that can be made with a combination of these, plus slip stitch and chain, is unkno
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Citrus SQUEEZE
Ali used fabrics from the Primavera range designed by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton and Steel Fabrics, coupled with several Kona Cottons from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. The stock codes for these fabrics are shown in brackets. • Fat eighth solid fabric #1 [
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Pin Interest
Don’t miss our comprehensive guide to a fabulous array of Christmas gift ideas for sewers and craft people, or maybe just yourself. Turn to page 112 to see our collection of the best stuff for sewists and crafters! Salley Mavor, of Wee Folk Studio,
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Jardin Cushion
• Scraps of wool felt in assorted colours (appliqué) • Fat quarter light grey linen (appliqué background) • Scraps of assorted print fabrics in colours to complement the wool felts • 65cm ( 3/4yd) light-value fabric (lining of cushion front) • 60cm (
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Diary Dates
Let us know about your events – email details to dsegaert@umco. com.au or send them to Homespun Diary Dates, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde, NSW 1670. Please notify us at least four months before the event. Witchetty’s Function Room, Araluen Cultural Pre
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Minki’s Machine Binding Tip
If you prefer, you can join the binding to the cushion entirely by machine. Sew the binding to the cushion front in the usual way. Then fold the binding over to the back of the cushion and glue baste it in place so that it covers the previous line of
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Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
From her home in the United Kingdom to southern France and the lush region of Southeast Asia, embroidery artist Georgie Emery has been inspired by butterflies from across the globe. Her embroideries are the result of careful design planning, meticulo
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It's Fun, It's Fabulous – And It's Doing You Good!
It is well known among crafters that our creative hobbies are an effective way of dealing with life’s stressors and generally maintaining good mental health. Indeed, there are any number of household trinkets and computer memes now available to remin
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Kokeshi Swag
• 15cm (¼yd) black print fabric (hair) • Fat eighth each of three assorted print fabrics (dresses) • Fat eighth cream fabric (faces) • Fat eighth lightweight fusible interfacing • Fat eighth fusible web • Pink coloured pencil (blusher) • Small scrap
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Quilter's HOLIDAY BLOCK OF THE MONTH PART 5
We hope you are enjoying your Quilter’s Holiday — for many of us it may be the only holiday we get this year! This issue shares the patterns and instructions for Panel 5 — the last panel of the quilt — the Homecoming — and the bottom border — Border
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“Vintage Haberdashery”
Lesley McConnell of “Faeries in My Garden” and Kate Morris of “The Quilted Rose”, are combining their talents to produce a beautiful new quilt celebrating everything deliciously vintage in the world of haberdashery so dear to our hearts. Pictured as
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Our Fabrics
This quilt uses a large variety of print and solid fabrics from the Tilda Quilt Collection. Most are from the Happy Campers and Meadow Basics ranges, supplemented by a smaller number from the Classic Basics and Tilda Solids ranges. These fabrics are
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Twinkle BABY QUILT
• One Layer Cake or 25 squares, 9in of assorted print fabrics • 1.4m (1 1/2yd) solid cream fabric • 30cm ( 3/8yd) pink print fabric (binding) • 1.4m (1 1/2yd) backing fabric • Threads to appliqué the stars • Batting at least 130 x 90cm (49 x 36in)
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Tone's Favourite Pastimes
Outside work I will prioritise our friends, family and animals, and spare time is often used to plan interior and home improvement projects. It’s quite a lot going on and I wish I could have more time to paint and sculpture; life is always about find
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TIPS & TRICKS
These Clover jumbo clips can be used for any type of sewing. They are especially handy for holding the binding in place when binding a quilt, but they are also great to use in bag making. Pop over to Vicky Myers Creations for some fab tutorials on b
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Stockists
Goonellabah Ph: 0415 826 994 deanne@fabricpixie.com.au www.fabricpixie.com.au Orange Ph: (02) 6361 7420 patriciajcole@gmail.com www.hobbysew.com.au Baulkham Hills Ph: (02) 9686 2325 lynsneedlework @aol.com www.lynsfineneedlework .com.au Sylvania Ph:
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