What’s new and exciting in the quilting world. Here are Quilting Focus top picks for new quilting products, quilting fabric and anything unique or inspirational.

On line Block of the Month quilt from Obsession 2 Quilt

Here’s a great idea.  For a mere $5 per month you can download your .pdf pattern and view videos of how to make your block.   Before you know it, you have learned new techniques, sewn your blocks and completed a full size quilt.  Fresh Fields is the latest online Block of the Month quilt …read more….

Creating Heirlooms one stitch at a time – book by Carolyn Konig

Creating Heirlooms – one stitch at a time has just been released by Quiltmania in France after having a special exhibition of Carolyn’s quilts.    The book contains fifteen of Carolyn’s most loved projects to feast your eyes upon and to be inspired.  Because you are purchasing this book directly from Carolyn, if you would …read more….

Sashiko panels – kiwi style

Fancy some easy stitching that is relaxing and quite unique?  Then try your hand at these sashiko panels – kiwi style from Kiwiquilts.  Sashiko is a traditional style of Japanese embroidery where a soft cotton thread and simple running stitches can create interesting patterns and designs.   These Sashiko – kiwi style fabric panels are preprinted …read more….

Fontaine quilting fabric panel from More than Fabric

Fontaine is the debut quilting fabric collection by Yvette Marie Jones, owner of Vetmari design studio. The word Fontaine means ‘fountain’ in French and this collection is an abstract interpretation of fountains and water with an art deco influence. These sophisticated designs include beautiful colours of pink, purple, grey and sage green. More than Fabric …read more….

Squares to Triangle Quilting Tool – set of 2 sizes from Carols Quilts

Gone are the days  when we laboriously cut triangles and then sewed them together to form a new square and then lamented loudly when they were invariably wonky.   Now it is an easy matter of cutting two squares, placing them right sides together and with this nifty tool – the Squares to Triangle quilting …read more….

Grans sewing box pattern

This fresh pattern from Hugs’ n Kisses shows a round box with a lift-off lid, decorated with precut iron on washaway hexies (or hexagons, for those of us who know them by this name).   This delightful sewing box includes some simple embroidery and English paper piecing to make a treasure trove for all your sewing goodies. …read more….

Alphabet Soup A-Z – quilt panel from Kitz n Thingz

Welcome a new baby with a  quilt incorporating this bright and cheerful Alphabet Soup A-Z quilt panel from Kitz n Things.  The panel is a Henry Glass fabric and the designer is Delphine Corbitt.  You’ll find co-ordinating fabrics on the Kitz n Thingz website to complete your Alphabet Soup quilt. Wonderful primary colours with the cutest wild …read more….

Sisters Forever quilt kit from Fat Quarter Shop

Sisters will never let each other go!  The movie Frozen has certainly captured the imagination of all young girls who have seen it and sung the songs.  I am constantly smiling at all the littlies dressed in Elsa costumes happily skipping in the long skirts and shopping with their Mums. So why not delight them further with …read more….

I want my Space – Lift off quilt panel from Country Dawn

Incredible photography and state-of-the-art printing makes this ‘I want my Space’ Lift off quilt panel truly out of this world! These 24″ x 58″ panels are a space lover’s dream come true, with realistic rockets, satellites and stars.  With these breath taking views it’s hard to believe it’s fabric. Purchase these panels online from Country Dawn.

Don’t Bug me Quilt from Red Brolly

This bright and cheerful kids quilt called ‘Don’t Bug me’ from the very talented team at Red Brolly is quick and easy to make.  Fusible or hand applique cute bugs are finished off with a hand worked blanket stitch (or I’m sure you could speed up the project and machine button-hole stitch around the shapes). …read more….