Projects from the Tabbycat

Great Ideas for Fun Projects

Patchwork and quilting should be fun so why not try making a small project to brighten up your day or home. Find 'How to' mini projects and helpful sewing techniques to make your patchwork and quilting day more exciting.
  • How to Make a Mug Mat
    If you're new to patchwork and quilting or just fancy making a small project, a mug mat - sometimes called a mug rug - is just the thing. It is of course a small quilt upon whic... more>>

  • How to Make a Log Cabin Pot Holder
    This project will make an 8 inch patchwork square in log cabin design with a bound edge and hanging tab. Log cabin is a traditional favourite in patchwork and quilting with the c... more>>

  • How to apply Double Binding to a small project
    It can be difficult to join the meeting ends of a binding where there is little working space such as when finishing a mug mat or pot holder. You will need a long strip of fabric ... more>>

  • How to do Appliqué using Bondaweb
    In patchwork and quilting, appliqué is normally a piece of fabric that has been cut out in a specific shape and applied to the surface of another piece of fabric. This may be... more>>

  • How to stitch a Quarter Inch Seam
    In patchwork and quilting it is important to be accurate with cutting the fabric. What is often forgotten is that the stitching of seams should be accurate as well. On some desig... more>>

  • Lap Quilt with Pinwheel Blocks
    How to make a Lap Quilt with Pinwheel Blocks using fabric from the Blossom in Rich Blue collection by Fabric Freedom Finished size of lap quilt approximately 43 inches square Desi... more>>

  • How to make a Patchwork Quilt
    Want to make a patchwork quilt and don't know where to start? You will find that there are hundreds of different quilt designs you can use but, if this is your first adventure int... more>>

  • How to make a Folded Christmas Ornament
    These Christmas ornaments are easy to make and so cute to hang on a Christmas tree. I cannot take any credit for the design as I have seen variations of this around for sometime... more>>

  • How to make a Christmas placemat from scraps
    It is such fun to make something special for the Christmas festivities and placemats can add a touch of Christmas sparkle to your table. A placemat tied up with a pretty ribbon w... more>>

  • How To Make A Quick And Easy Summer Quilt By Machine
    Finished size approximately 39 inches (1 metre) square This is a quick and fun project to make by machine for both experienced quilters and those new to patchwork and quilting. En... more>>