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Hot Water Bottle Cover

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christmas, cover, crafts, fabric, festive, gift, gifts, hot water bottle, patchwork, sewing, stitching,

Patchwork a snug hot water bottle cover to keep you toasty

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Patchwork Pencil Case

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applique, crafts, handmade, patchwork, stitching,

Keep your pens and pencils safe with this creative and colourful pouch

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Patchwork Pony Quilt

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crafts, horse, patchwork, quilt, quilting, sewing, stitching,

Sew a patchwork quilt with horse motifs - it's perfect for anyone who's pony mad!

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Nautical Doll’s Quilt

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crafts, doll's quilt, nautical, patchwork, quilting, sewing, stitching,

Sew a mini patchwork quilt with nautical cross-stitch and fabrics - it's perfect for your little one's dolls and toys!

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Cross-Stitch Home Cushion

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crafts, cross-stitch, cushion, home, patchwork, sewing, stitching,

Combine patchwork with cross-stitch for a touch of crafty home style

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Introduction To Patchwork

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craft, patchwork,

The summer days are leaving us far behind and the winter nip is now in the air. It’s time for scarves, hats, gloves, and a snuggly hot water bottle at bedtime. Make one in a selection of your favourite comfy fabrics with this easy insight to patchwork. This project is quick to do, and can be created from a mixture of materials. The squares are simple to stitch together, making them perfect for forming a hot water bottle cover. It’s a small project, so the cutting and stitching is not too time consuming – it’s a great starter for a beginner. Summer shades will be just the thing to brighten a room on a dull, chilly December afternoon. So try mixing and matching a range of different colours and designs to create a beautiful piece that is unique and special to you.

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Festive Patchwork

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festive, patchwork,

Create a family heirloom with this collection of gift ideas inspired by doves. The stocking is made using patchwork fabric purchased off the roll, which saves time spent on cutting and stitching. The gingham bias binding used around the edges provides a neat finish, so there is no fiddly turning or clipping of seams required. The stocking will look stunning hung from a mantelpiece or chair, filled to the brim with festive treats! And, use the keepsake cushion to add a little charm to a guest bedroom, whilst the dove Christmas card finishes off the trio nicely.

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Patchwork and cross-stitch cushion

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cross-stitch cushion, patchwork,

Gingerbread houses look even cuter with these stitched treats from Helen Philipps

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Vintage-Style Christmas Cards

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cards, christmas, crafts, fabric, gift, heart, patchwork, stitching,

Embrace the traditional icons of Christmas with this lovely set of vintage-style cards and decorations

If you’re bored of the old decorations that get dragged out of the loft year after year, why not try something different? Give your living room a burst of festive warmth with a piece of fabric embellished heart art, mounted in a simple yet stylish whitewash frame. The co-ordinating gift-tag, whipped up from classic red printed fabric and delicate details, would also double up as a contemporary bauble-style hanging for the Christmas tree. Use any left over material for the fun holly greeting ­- the perfect way to send winter wishes across the miles.

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Little Doves

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christmas, doves, fabric, gift, patchwork, sewing, stitching,

These quirky little doves will give your cards a fresh look ­ and use up all those left over fabric scraps too!

This gorgeously folksy project makes use of a clean, Scandinavian inspired palette, combining bright white with soft blue and warm shades of crimson red. Teamed with the simple dove motif and festive holly, the finished effect is very different to a traditional Christmas design, so perfect if you’re lacking in inspiration. You don’t necessarily need a sewing machine to get cracking on this one, simple hand sewing will do the job nicely and add to the bespoke feel. Scraps of delicate lace lend a vintage touch to the proceedings, while iridescent glitter-glue brings the project bang up-to-date. Make the gift-tag in minutes to complete the set, while the easy decoration would make a lovely present.

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Patchwork Delight

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christmas, fabric, gift, patchwork, pattern, stitch, stitching,

Transform fabric scraps into a patchwork delight, perfect for hanging from the mantelpiece

Children love nothing more than to wake up on Christmas morning to find a stocking bursting full of presents at the bottom of their bed and, let’s face it, so do grown ups! This quirky take on a real festive icon makes use of all those leftovers in your work-box. Combining spotty patterns with circular prints, the project has a really retro feel and would look great as part of your seasonal décor. Teamed with a felt heart decoration, complete with stitched detailing and a jaunty little button, you could pop a little trinket inside and use it as a novel gift wrap idea!

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Country Living Styled Gift Set

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craft, fabric, gift, home, patchwork, sewing,

Take your crafting projects to the top of the pecking order with this country living styled gift set

Created to be reminiscent of dusky Summer days spent on the range, these pieces are sure to appeal to everyone, whether you were born into country life or not. With a gorgeous vintage feel, the key to this project is the picturesque design panel set in the centre of the mini-cushion. Mixing home-on-the-farm style with high-tech scanning and picture editing allows for the creation of the matching card and tag. Just print your motif onto glossy paper for a cohesive look that is simply special. Decorate with raffia ribbon tied into sweet bows and shell button trims and give the set to a loved one who’s just moved into a new house.

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Baby Keepsakes

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baby, crafts, fabric, heart, patchwork, pattern,

Use scraps of your favourite fabrics to create a beautiful selection of baby keepsakes

There’s something especially wonderful about crafting to celebrate a birth. It’s such a precious event to mark and the items may well be treasured for a lifetime. These delightful makes use vintage-style patterns and traditional techniques to create a timeless look that will never date. The heart-shaped book would be the ideal place to display those first snaps, while the cushion would brighten up a cot and perhaps inspire matching items, such as curtains or a blanket.

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Cross-Stitch & Patchwork Cushion

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craft, cross-stitch, fabric, floral, patchwork, stitching,

Get ready for Summer with Helen Philipps’ floral cushion and tag

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Children’s bunny party set

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birthday, bunny, children, fabric, party, patchwork, sewing,

Have a truly happy birthday with Carolyn Lettern fun bunny designs!

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Patchwork Tea Cosy

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craft, fabric, patchwork, stitch,

Make the joy of teatime extra special with Ellen Kharade’s cute stitchy makes

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Patchwork And Cross-Stitch Pillow

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craft, cross-stitch, fabric, home, patchwork, stitch,

Combine patchwork with cross-stitch for a touch of crafty home style

A plain-coloured sofa, whilst elegant, can often benefit from a little jazzing up. Shop-bought cushions or throws would do the job, but why spend money when you can craft something yourself? Helen Philipps’ gorgeous patchwork cushion would instantly introduce a splash of colour to any living room, and it has the added benefits of showing your friends just how creative you are!

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Patchwork Mouse

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fabric, mouse, patchwork, stitch,

Enjoyed making our dolly last issue? Use your stitch skills to make a

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Cross-Stitch And Patchwork Gift Set

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Bring nautical flair to your crafting with Helen Philipps’ seagull-inspired sewing kit

Patchwork projects like this can be given a boost with the addition of small details

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Pony Quilt

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craft, fabric, patchwork, pony,

Mix and match cotton prints to make Corinne Bradd’s pretty

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Patchwork Ideas

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craft, fabric, patchwork,

Show your mum just how much you care on Mothering Sunday, with this lovely little cotton purse and co-ordinating card. Both the purse and card are decorated with a patchwork flower using hexagonal shapes - it’s so easy to do and a brilliant introduction to this a classic technique.

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Cosy Cotton Patchwork Baby Blanket

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baby, patchwork, quilt, quilting,

Wrap your little tot in Amanda Walker’s cosy cotton patchwork

This colourful mini quilt is made for a moses basket, but can easily be scaled up to fit a cot. Hand quilting is an easy technique and a relaxing way to spend the evening, sewing in front of the television. Make the most of all the inspiring patchwork charm packs and fat quarters available in fabric shops. Try mixing and matching them to experiment with colour and pattern. If you have any spare material left over, use it to create a lining for the basket or even a stretchy cover to go over the top.

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Floral Patchwork Cushion

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crafts, cross-stitch, floral, patchwork, sewing, stitching,

Create a beautiful patchwork cushion with floral prints and cross-stitch detailing

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Handy Horse Motif

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horse, patchwork,

Corinne Bradd’s horse motif was part of a equestrian stitched set, featured in the February 2014 (issue 263) edition of Crafts Beautiful magazine. Use this basic technique for appliqué projects, modern quilting, papercraft, card making and more.

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Patchwork

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die-cutting, dies, patchwork, quilting, sewing, sizzix, stitching,

Watch this Sizzix® video for inspiration on how to make patchwork block patterns to create a beautiful full sized quilt. The Big Shot™ machine and patchwork dies enable you to cut multiple layers of fabric making patchwork quick and easy!

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