Honeybee Cloths - Sewing supplies for busy bees - free patterns - easy to sew pre-cuts. Pretty cotton prints - fresh cut off the bolt, patterns & notions.
Sewing supplies for busy bees - free patterns - easy to sew pre-cuts - Pretty cotton prints - fresh cut off the bolt - patterns & notions.
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By Dawn, Jul 1 2015 10:45AM
Oh boy, time flies when you're enjoying yourself! Can't believe it's a new month, and we're half way through our Skinny Dippin' Quilt along!
In previous months we've sewn neat little rows of beach huts and seaside bunting. So this month we're setting sail on the bluest of blue seas, with a friendly little whale for company.
This block reminds me of a certain playful minke whale which swam round and round the ferry sailing from the Hebridean islands to the mainland - a real WOW! moment.
Both the whale and boat have been appliqued - sewn onto background cloth (the cloth used in the photo is Coastal "In the Sea" and "White Waves").
For the boat iron-on fusible (Bondaweb) has been used to stick the sails and boat to the background cloth, before machining around the edges. The same technique can be used for the whale too, though if you prefer, the whale can be sewn by hand - anywhere, even while relaxing in the sun.
Templates and full instructions for both the Bondaweb and needleturn applique techniques here.
Time certainly does fly doesn't it! It seems no time since April we were announcing the draw to win a gorgeous Coastal Skinny Quarter bundle, and yesterday 30th June we fished out the winning entry!
And the winner of the Coastal Skinny Quarter bundle, is Claire Manning! Congratulations Claire - I'll be in touch today for your postal details, you're Skinny Quarter bundle will be winging it's way to you shortly!!!!
Also a huge thank you to everyone who joined in, there will be more Giveaway goodies coming very soon.
Till next time, enjoy summertime, stay cool and happy sewing x
By Dawn, May 1 2015 11:45AM
Summer is nearly here - so it seems like a good time for some "skinny dipping sewing"! Each row or strip in the 4 month Quilt-along measures 36" or 90cm wide. So by the end of the Quilt-along, the strips can be sewn together to make a strippy quilt. There'll be opportunity to do applique and folded patchwork too.
The first block in the Skinny Dipping Quilt-along is so easy - the beach hut unit is very quick to make. You'll find full instructions here. But here is the shortened version....
Sew the beach hut units together and before you know it you'll have a neat row of sweet little beach huts!
Lewis & Irene's Waves print runs across the width of the fabric, from selvedge to selvedge. Cutting it as a Skinny Quarter (25cm x 110cm) makes it perfect for the waves behind the beach huts. It comes in three colourways too, so as well as the white waves version above, we made a Sea blue strip and an aqua version too...
Once your strip of neat little beach huts is complete, applique some bunting, using bondaweb and running stitch to outline the string of bunting. Perhaps machine sew the outline of a plank door and add a little button for the door handle. Or personalise your beach huts – the world’s your oyster!
We'd love to see your beach huts, so please feel free to share them on Honeybee Cloths Facebook page. Also remember to "like and share" on Facebook or if your not on Facebook leave us a comment below, and you'll be entered into our draw to win a Coastal Skinny Quarter bundle.
The next block will be here on 1st June, so till then happy sewing x
By Dawn, Dec 24 2013 07:00AM
As the holiday season is nearly upon us, we’d just like to say a huge THANK YOU for your tremendous support and feedback. As well as the updates and photos of some of the gorgeous things our customers have been making - you certainly have been very busy bees!
Our little present to you is this free pattern - so quick to make, it can easily be made up in an hour or two from just a few left-overs.
Pretty and practical for the winter months, these sweet little bird hand-warmers make lovely presents too.
Wishing you a very happy festive season and a bright New Year.
Happy sewing x
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We very much look forward to sewing a little happiness together, Dawn xx