Friday, 11 July 2014

Dressmaking Courses & Machine Skills

 Celia Banks from Sew Fundamental will be teaching here at The Royal Bridlington in November & December.

Following requests for workshops and retreats suitable for all levels of ability, we have put together a superb programme for this winter.

We kick off with 'Getting to know/Mastering your machine'. This is a great one for beginners and anyone with a new machine.

Next we move on to essential techniques. Celia will be teaching buttonholes of all descriptions and then zips - again covering various different methods.

The final day is making and fitting a skirt.

Full details of these workshops / retreat can be found on the website

In December we shall be covering Fearless Overlocking.  If you have an overlocker and get frustrated with it or not quite sure what your overlocker can do or even if you are thinking about purchasing an overlocker ...this is for you.

The next two days are called Fit for Fashion and Celia will be teaching us how to make clothes that really fit using the Palmer Pletsch technique.

Again full details can be found on the website

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Two More Happy Customers - Long arm quilting

Well today two customers have collected their quilts.

This customer was recommended to come to me by a local shop.  She told me that this started out as a practice piece for leaning different techniques and just grew with more borders and became too big for her to tackle.

The quilting design she chose is called 'Bountiful Feathers'  and here is the back

She was happily stunned when she saw what I had done to her top.....phew!
Its so lovely when your customers are thrilled with your work.

My next customer has made this pretty tulip top as a present for her grandchild.

Here it is just after loading on my ABM Innova.

The Pattern chosen is called 'Daisy Fast'.......although I must say it was not that fast ... I think someone was having a laugh and it took around 5 hours. Some of the fabrics in the quilt had a very similar design of daisy and so this worked really well I feel.

and here is the back

I would like to thank both customers for first of all trusting me with their treasured tops and secondily for allowing me to share the pictures.

More information about the quilting service can be found at and you too can lean how to make a beautiful patchwork top by attending one of our many patchwork and quilting  workshops and retreats.