make time

Make Time Projects

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Yardage for my newest fabric line - Make Time - is now shipping and has started to arrive in stores. I wanted to share some of the projects I've made with Make Time fabric so far. Unsurprisingly there have been a good number of pouches made (and there will be more to come). I created the samples here to both showcase the fabrics AND to use for organising my future projects. 

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I design all of my patterns to be used either on their own or in combination with each other. My Zip Up Tray Pouch and Make And Go Pouch work well solo or as a duo.

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I keep my pouches packed and ready to go for whenever I get some minutes to dive back into something.

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I use my small size of Booklet Pouch for organising threads. The large size works effectively for projects - each page can be used to store different tools, threads and project parts.

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My Inside Outside Pouch is one of my most used. Tools and threads can be kept in the vinyl pockets - there's one at the front and another at the back. The project can be housed in the main pouch. If that hasn't convinced you, it also has a nice sturdy base.

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Here is an aerial view of the Inside Outside pouch (right) to get a clearer view of the pocket situation.

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I used my Sampler print in Bluebell for the cover of this Make And Go Pouch sample. This is already one of my favourite and most used prints from this line. I created all of the little cross stitch images in Illustrator by lining up rows of crosses in a block. I then removed crosses one by one until I got the image I was after. The process was laborious but also strangely thrilling - like seeing a photo slowly develop and reveal itself.

The needle book on the left is also available with this line - look for it in your favourite quilt shop. There are two different sizes and various image options from Make Time available on the needlebooks.

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All pouches in this post were made using Make Time fabric. See photo below for a closer look at the prints.

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Ask for Make Time at your favourite fabric shop. I hope this post has inspired you to make something with the line.

You can find all pouch patterns here.


Bloom quilt

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My Bloom quilt pattern is back! I first released this design way back in 2012 to coincide with the release of my Sew Stitchy fabric line for Moda.  It has been unavailable for a few years but after repeated requests I've reintroduced it to my line up of patterns.

The cover design shows how the quilt would look made up in my new Make Time fabric line for Moda. Precuts of the line are now available with yardage to follow soon. The pattern requires a fat eighth bundle for the flower like design at the centre. I've paired this with a Moda Bella Solid in Galactic for the background fabric and Moda Bella Solid in Bronze for the centre. Binding is Bias Stripe in Strawberry from Make Time.  I'd suggest either the Scissors print in Iris or Check in Strawberry for the backing fabric but really any of the Pins or Sampler print colorways would work perfectly. 

Bloom MT scissors

You can find the Bloom pattern here.

To see more of the prints in Make Time click here.


Make Time

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This month sees the release of my newest fabric line - Make Time - for Moda Fabrics. Precuts have already started arriving in stores with yardage due to follow in a few weeks.

I put this group together during summer 2020. Foremost in my mind was that the act of creating had become an essential part of getting myself through some of the trickier emotions thrown up as a result of the pandemic. 

I pulled together a collection of my artwork that reflected the tools, fabrics and textures that both facilitate and inspire me to make. There are the ever present scissors, simple cross stitch motifs inspired by samplers, pins, checks and woven details. I wanted to keep the group simple and fun with easy to use prints in soft and pretty colours.

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If you know me at all you'll know that I was already dreaming up pouches and organisers while putting this group together. I wanted to create the kind of fat quarter bundle you could just grab and have fun auditioning fabric combinations for future pouch possibilities.

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Or if quilts are more your thing, all you need do is decide between layer cakes...

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Jelly rolls..

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Yardage..

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honey buns?? or perhaps charm packs? or maybe back to layer cakes...

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Whatever you decide upon, I hope you have fun playing with the possibilities and making time to make.

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Make Time precuts are available now, yardage will be shipping soon.

Look for it in your favourite quilt store or search online for a stockist.