Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2 new Patterns and a giveaway!

I'm really excited to announce that after quite a break from pattern writing, I am finally 'back in the saddle' and have finished another 2 patterns that will be available from next week!

One of the things I have enjoyed most since I started working at My Patch in Milton is teaching! It has been so much fun for me to pass on the little hints and tips that I have picked up along the way and to be able to encourage people who what to, but have never sewn before.

With that in mind I have created my 'Beginners Quilt' This quilt is a great place to start for people who want to try 'Patchwork and Quilting'. I have really tried my best to make this pattern extremely detailed and have included diagrams to make patchwork 'achieveable' for everyone!
 This pattern will guide you through a Bordered 4 Patch and a 9 patch. It will teach you how to strip piece, how to nest seams and lots of other tips and techniques along the way.
 I have also made this quilt in a Jelly Roll and it is lots of fun to make! I hope you like it!

I have also been teaching kids in our School Holiday Workshops. I've been working with kids from 7 to 13ish in the workshops. They have inspired me so much with the desire to learn and so I have put together my first ever little Booklet.

Ready, Set, Sew: A Kids guide to Sewing has 5 Fun Projects for kids! This booklet is designed to grow your childrens skills and their Love of sewing!
 We start with a Needlebook to store your favourite Needles, we then move on to a Pin Cushion Bracelet. The pin cushion is also removeable too so your little one can wear their bracelet anytime! Another project in the booklet is an Owl Canvas, a great decoration for thier bedroom, theres also a personalised cushion and finally a gorgeous little Dolly Quilt.
I hope you love my new designs as much as I do! I think they would make fantastic christmas presents for anyone who is interested in learning to sew!

The easiest way to get one of my patterns is to ask your local patchwork shop to order them in from Pattern Press.

OK so here is your chance to win one of my new patterns! All you need to do is follow my blog if you don't already and make a comment on this blog post. Don't forget to leave me a way of contacting you if you leave a no-reply comment. Don't forget to tell your friends!
I will draw a winner on Friday the 11th at 9am Sydney time. Good Luck!

Happy Stitching!
Hugs Paula


  1. What a lovely giveaway! Your patterns are all so cute. I especially like that little Pin the Tail on the Donkey! I'm a follower! :)

  2. Oh yes please Paula...count me in!!! I'm already a follower...good luck with all this, it's fantastic and exciting xo

  3. Hi Paula, I am already a follower - love your patterns, especially the sit in my donut. Love your owls too! And what a great idea your booklet to encourage children to sew is. Good luck with this.

  4. hi Paula what a great idea of yours to write a kids project book,i think that is fantastic,well done and thankyou for a chance to win 1 of your lovely giveaways.

  5. Hi Paula, I'm a follower already! Good to see your new patterns, well done!

  6. I am a follower. I love the Kids sewing book. It looks bright and fun- a great way to interest young people.

  7. I love your patterns. How great to teach others!
    Thanks for the give away and I am already a follower!

  8. Hi Paula I am a follower. Your patterns are really lovely. :0

  9. Thanks for offering a giveaway...I am about to help my 2 Daughter-in-Laws learn to sew and quilt, should be a great experience, your pattern would be a bonus :))

  10. I love your patterns , here in France it is so difficult to find something interesting at a price I can afford .