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by Kate on October 21, 2012

If you live in Australia and are into fabric, you will most likely know of the iconic fabric store in Melbourne, Patchwork on Central Park. After twenty years, Lynn has decided to wind up the patchwork store and in 2013 will transform the space into another branch of her very successful boutique, Scarlet Jones – […]


Stack #2

by Kate on October 19, 2011

Last week, I made my first trip to Calico & Ivy and it won’t be my last. Sarah has done a wonderful job, the store looks fabulous and stocks an amazing range of contemporary fabrics. I am shipping the kids out to Mum and Dad’s on the weekend (one of the perks of being back […]


Stack #1

by Kate on October 17, 2011

It has been a while since I have been on the machine and with the warmer weather, I haven’t been doing much with the hook or sticks either. In an effort to get my creative juices flowing I have been playing with fabric. As my regular readers will know, the stash ain’t big so I […]



by Kate on June 24, 2011

In an effort to de-clutter and re-energise, I am destashing. A selection of what is on offer: Visit my etsy store and grab yourself a bargain.


Community Service Announcement

by Kate on May 12, 2011

This Saturday (14th May), Patchwork on Central Park are having a SALE. I spent the best part of Tuesday helping Lynn sort through many bolts of fabric in preparation for the sale. Lynn is ruthless with her markdowns and you can take it from me, there are some fantastic bargains to be had. The sale […]


Making a start: Doll Quilt

by Kate on April 7, 2011

I am lucky enough to work with a very experienced patch worker (another Kate), one who hand pieces and hand quilts every single quilt. They are remarkable and I am really looking forward to the day (read: when the kids are a lot older) when I have enough time to dedicate to hand piecing and […]


Thanks for popping back for the second installment in ‘The Making of a Quilt’ series. If you missed the first installment, you can find it here. Putting fabrics together for a quilt is by far my favourite part of the entire process but I have to admit that selecting fabrics for this quilt kind of […]



by Kate on February 15, 2011

Thanks so much for the lovely response on my last post, the first four commenter’s have been notified and I have set to work on their pay it forward treat. I have also started work on an improvisational quilt. Lots of piecing, ironing and trimming…over and over again. Very repetitive, but it’s nice to start […]


To stash or not to stash?

by Kate on October 4, 2010

A very personal question, wouldn’t you agree? This time last year I was looking at my fabric stash and thought ‘why do I have an entire cupboard full of fabric?’. At that time, I very rarely sewed from my stash and I realised that my taste in fabric had changed. I decided to offload the […]


Wordless Wednesday

by Kate on December 2, 2009