Thursday 5 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Wow! I can't believe it's 2017 already! As a kid, this was surely one of those years so far off into the future it wasn't worth thinking about! Didn't Tomorrow's World predict flying cars and space travel for all?! Even so, we have seen a lot of changes over the years, especially in the patchwork and quilting industry. Who would have imagined 20 years ago that using a mat, ruler and rotary cutter would be the norm, that there would be so many acrylic rulers in all shapes and sizes, and die-cutting would open the world up to the incredibly versatile fabric pre-cut?

So what does 2017 hold in store for you? Is there a technique you've been desperate to try out, a fabric range you can't wait to get your hands on? Or are you new to this wonderful craft and need a little help to get started? Whatever your creative plans are for the new year, Sewmotion is here to help.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out my growing collection of quilt patterns, including the free tutorials for All Squared Up, Fox in the Nine Patch and Novelty Nine Patch patterns. If you're stuck in a quilting fix, maybe one of my tutorials can help you out. If you can't find something you need, why not drop me a line and I'll see if I can help.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have huge plans for 2017, including continuing my free patterns in my monthly Pre-Cut Party, available to my Newsletter subscribers. This month's free pattern is for a 60"sq quilt above using good old 2.5" fabric strips, otherwise known as a jelly roll. For this and many more free patterns, plus shop news and special offers, subscribe to the Newsletter here.

I'm also currently cutting, taking pics and uploading some new fabric pre-cuts, including this gorgeous FQ bundle featuring Henna Garden from Michael Miller, I'm desperate to make something with these beautiful colours!

Looking for more quilting fun and inspiration? Why not visit these Linky Parties and say Hi!
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation


  1. Happy New Year to you too! And yes, there have been a lot of changes in the quilt world - who knows what's next? Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

  2. Wow! You have lots of good stuff in here Louisa! Thanks for sharing. I'm signing up for your newsletter now. I've no doubt your 2017 plans will come to fruition. Happy New Year!


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