Easter may have been and gone but, with the May Day weekend just around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to catch up on your springtime crafting projects. Here are some you can do with the whole family.
Springtime patchwork mini quilt
This micro version of a quilt is the sort of project you can complete in a few hours: perfect for a bank holiday wind down.
Start off by cutting out six blocks of 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm) in six coordinated cotton fabrics. Choose something evocative of springtime – lambs, birds, flowers, and other bright designs. Our wide range of quilting fabric also includes simple and stylish designs from Makower like this charming yellow floral pattern.
Sew together three rows of two blocks, allowing ¼” for the seam. With right sides facing one another, pin together the first and second rows and sew together, before doing the same with the third.
Create a springtime design to put in the centre of each square and fuse to the fabric using fusible web.
Once done, simply cut a piece of batting sufficient to fill the whole thing, pinning the front and rear fabric together, sewing as you go. Continue reading