Welcome to our tutorials - this is where you will learn how to make some of the lovely items we want to see on the Tombola Stand at Festival of Quilts 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham!
Have a look at some of the projects and see what you would like to do to have a fun time and to help raise funds for The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles. Permission has been given to show these tutorials here and we have given links to the web sites of the people who so generously gave us their projects to share with you.
Tutorials and patterns
We will publish patterns and tutorials as they come in to us.
Please feel free to use the ones we already have on this page.
The "Sweetheart" Pincushion
Use this link to take you to the instructions for this lovely pincushion.
I Spy Bags!
You will find the instructions for these tactile little bags at:-
A Flutter of Cutwork Butterflies
These cute little flutterers will have you wanting to make more!
You will find them at:-
Click below to find the instructions for these cute little storage wallets!
Easy Treat Bags for any occasion
Click here for instructions :-
Hearty Oven Glove
Click on the picture of the glove above
and you can download the instructions
which you will love!!!!!
Heart-shaped scissors keeper
This link will take you to the tutorial for this lovely little storage item for your scissors.
For more ideas, have a look at this web site:
The images below will take you to our websites
Hearty Gift Bags
Here is an idea for gift bags with a lovely "hearty" theme. You will find the tutorial at:
Here's an idea for some hair slides
Keep the Heart Truth Growing Wallhanging
You can also make a cushion cover using this design. Just follow the link to get the pattern:-
Click the picture above to go to the tutorial for this bracelet. Permission has been given to share the link with you from Lamanufacture.
Valentine Heart Quilt
Make a small heart quilt for us by following the instructions at this web site:-
These sweet little pouches or purses will be a real winner. Click on the photo above for the link to the instructions. (With permission of the owner)
Tree Heart Appliqué
If you want to make this lovely design, follow this link here for the free pattern:-
Scrappy Double Hearts
This could make a really good table runner or place mat. maybe even a wall hanging? Click on the phopto above to get the free pattern (link published with the owner's permission)
If you would like a copy of the free 'How to do Trapunto' e-book by Rose Lewis who has kindly allowed me to share this tutorial with me, you can get it by visiting her website :-
Click on the PDF icon here for a copy of the instructions for this place mat or wall hanging.
Waterlily Pin Cushion
Denise Davies made some waterlily shaped pincushions and brought them to the AGM in Portsmouth in April 2014. You can make these too with your heart fabrics.
Follow the instructions in this blog from a Norwegian Quilter who has kindly allowed me to share the link to her pattern.
Woven Heart Bag
How about these sweet woven bags from the pages of Popular Patchwork magazine? Click on the photo to go to the project.
Inca Heart Decorations
These decorations by our own Greta Fitchett will be a sure winner. You can get your hands on the instructions from here:-
Sew to your Heart's Content!
Here are some ideas from Bernina in Stitches. Click on the picture to download the tutorials!
To make one Heart Keyring
Freezer paper for heart pattern
Fast2Fuse 3” square
Fabric for front and back: each 3” square
Matching or toning thread for satin stitch
Keyring jump ring 8mm (‘midi’ [multi-packs] from Hobbycrafty each pack £2.49)
1) Fuse the fabric to each side of Fast2Fuse [ protect iron and board]
2) Trace the heart onto freezer paper and lightly iron onto the square
3) Cut round heart template then remove template [can be reused]
4) Satin stitch round the edge of the stiffened heart [as a guide Bernina zig—zag 2.6 stitch length 0.4]
Continue round a second time.
5) Measure just under a ¼” from the edge and stitch an eyelet [Bernina buttonhole programme 61 ]
6) Pierce through the centre of the eyelet
7) Open the 8mm jump ring and thread the jump ring through the hole in the eyelet.
8) Close the ring through the eyelet
9) Send to Jan at the address shown on the contacts page and it will soon appear on this website
Use large pieces of Fast2Fuse, fabric and extra templates when making more than 1 Heart Keyring