Monday, August 3, 2020

Love Triangle Quilt Pattern release!

I know you are not supposed to have favourites but I can't help it.  This is the most favourite Quilt Pattern I have designed to date! I am so excited to introduce the Love Triangle QuiltOriginally published in Love Patchwork and Quilting (Issue 83) the Love Triangle Quilt is now available as a stand alone Pattern.


The inspiration for this Quilt came after seeing some Graffiti in a Laneway in Melbourne City.  I saw a letter 'S' on the wall and it instantly took my interest for how I could make lettering work in a Quilt in a new and inspired way.  Once I looked at the letter for a while I realised that it could work so well made up of Equilateral Triangles.  Several months later back in my Studio I was sitting down with some grid paper and pencils determined to work this idea up into a Quilt.  I settled on the word LOVE after playing with lots of words because it is universal and it just had me so inspired.  Working up several different styles and with different layouts once I was happy I set about creating the design in fabric.


Love Triangle Quilt is modern, bold and a graphic style quilt made up of Equilateral Triangles.  The pattern includes 3 sizes - Mini (30.5in x 30.5in - 77.5cm x 77.5cm), Lap (66.5in x 66.5in - 169cm x 169cm) and Queen (96.5in x 96.5in - 245cm x 245cm). The pattern also contains a Colouring Page, Cutting Tags to keep track of your cut colours and a Paper Template to measure any existing Template you may have or to use on its own.
Whether you choose to make this design out of Solids or Prints this works so well with either.  


This Love Triangle (original) Quilt was made out of Tula Pink Solids - I just love the saturation and depth of colour that these Free Spirit Solids have.  This design works up best using dark and lighter shades to create the 3D effect.

A big thank you to Carol at The Quilting Cottage for her stellar Custom Quilting of this Quilt.  IT really has made this design pop and was just what I wanted for this Quilt.

And because I am always a sucker to design and make Mini Quilts, I could not help but work up the Tula Pink Solids to show just how cute the design looks as a Mini Quilt.


And to make the process of cutting out far more accurate as well as much quicker, I have Acrylic Templates available for all the Quilt sizes included in the pattern here



For Wholesale Customers you can purchase the Pattern and Templates through my Distributors at 

This Quilt really is so fun to make and I want to encourage you to give sewing Equilateral Triangles a go if you haven't before.  They are not as intimidating as they may seem and go together well once you have had a little practice.



And because this Quilt is so fun to make, there will be a Love Triangle Quilt Along starting on September 1st.  There will be lots of prizes and tips and tricks to share along the way.  If you are interested you can sign up for the 

For many years I have been dreaming that one of my patterns would be turned into a T-shirt design.  Well that day has come because the amazing team at Patchwork Threads have turned the Love Triangle Quilt into a Tee and I could not be more thrilled. This was really a "pinch me" moment as I am such a big fan of Patchwork Threads and their Tee's.  I already own six of their other quilting and sewing inspired ones and I can not wait for my Tee's to arrive to wear. The Vintage Navy colour is stunning against the bright colours of the letters and the Tri Blend fabric is so soft and comfy to wear.


And if you are looking for some amazing inspiration then just check out the #lovetrianglequilt Hashtag.  There you will find some absolutely spectacular Love Triangle Quilt versions made by my pattern testers. They really are such a valuable part of my pattern writing process and they show just how different one pattern can look in different prints and colours. Go check them out.  

Happy Quilting 
Jemima x x

Thursday, July 23, 2020

All Stars Pillow with Millennial Girl by Jennifer Bouron for Nerida Hansen Fabrics

Millennial Girls is a sweet fabric collection by French Artist, Illustrator and Surface Pattern designer Jennifer Bouron for Nerida Hansen Fabrics. Made in certified organic Cotton, this collection features two stunning colour ways with fun, on trend motifs.  This collection is all about all the things it means to be a Millennial Girl - Poodles, Yoga, Cafes, Flowers, Friends, Sunglasses, Music and Smoothies.  

I have worked up a Pillow Tutorial for you using these bolder colours from the collection, paired with some Kona Cotton Solids.

Here is a fun cushion to make to brighten up any spot - a chair, a bed or a reading nook.  Take your favourite prints and solids and get making with this fun and bright Tutorial for you to make your own All Stars Pillow.



All Stars Pillow
20.5in x 20.5in
1/4in seam allowance included


Requirements -   ½yd (45cm) Background fabric (White)
                            Fat ¼ or 20cm each of 4 Prints
                            Fat ¼ or 20cm each of 4 Solids         
  6in (15cm) Binding
                            24in x 24in of Batting
                            ½yd (45cm) Backing fabric
                            Machine sewing thread
                            Erasable marking pen
                            Rotary Cutter, ruler and mat
                            General sewing supplies
                            Size 20 Cushion Insert

Cutting Fabric - 
From the Background fabric, cut 16 – 3in x 3in squares and 16 – 3½in x 3½in squares
From each Print cut 4 – 3½in x 3½in squares
From each Solid fabric colour cut 4 - 3½in x 3½in squares
From the Binding fabric cut 2 – 2½in strips for the binding
From the Backing Fabric cut 2 – 16½in x 20½in rectangles

Instructions - 

Step 1 - Cut Fabrics as per cutting instructions.

Step 2 - To make 1 Star Block you will need the following – 4 Background fabric 3in squares, 4 Background fabric 3½in squares, 4 – 3½in fabrics squares from 1 print and 4 – 3½in fabrics from a solid fabric.


Step 3 - To make the centre pinwheel block - draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of 2 of the same 3.5in square prints using your erasable marker. Place a marked square on top of the solid print with right sides together. Pin to hold.

Sew down each side of the marked line using a ¼in seam.  Cut through the diagonal of the square on the marked line and press seam towards the darker fabric.  Repeat for the other pair of squares.


Step 4 - Trim these squares to 3in.  This will make 4 HST (Half Square Triangles) units in total.


Step 5 - To make the outside star points – take the 2 remaining squares from print 1, the 2 remaining squares from the solid print and the 4 – 3½in Background fabric squares.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each of the fabric prints.  Pair each up with a Background fabric square and pin to hold. Sew down each side of the marked line using a ¼in seam. 


    Step 6 - Cut through the diagonal of the square on the marked line and press seam towards the darker fabric.  Repeat for the other 3 squares.  This will make 8 – HST units in total.


Step 7 - Layout the following fabrics to make the rows

Row 1 – Background fabric 3in square, Solid/ Background fabric HST, Background fabric /Print HST, Background fabric 3in square.

Row 2 – Background fabric /Print HST, Print/Solid HST, Print/Solid HST, Solid/ Background fabric HST

Row 3 - Background fabric /Solid HST, Solid/Print HST, Solid/Print HST, Print/ Background fabric HST

Row 4 - Background fabric 3in square, Print/ Background fabric HST, Background fabric/Solid HST, Background fabric 3in square.

Arrange the star so that the same colour print matches up at the points.


Step 8 - Sew each of the 4 squares in each row together pressing alternate rows in the opposite direction.  This will mean that when you sew up each row the seams will “nest” and lay nice and flat.  Press rows downwards.  Your block will measure 10.5in (unfinished)


Step 9 - Repeat steps 2-8 to make a total of 4 star blocks. Sew up the squares of your pillow by sewing each of the 2 Blocks together the make a row.  Press the seams in the same direction.  Sew each of the rows together pressing alternate rows in the same direction. 


     Step 10 -  Baste and Quilt your Pillow top – centre the pillow top over the batting, pin to baste then Machine quilt your pillow top.  Trim Batting to size.


St  Step 11 - To make the Envelope Back – take the backing rectangles, fold down the backing fabric ½in down from the 20½in end.  Press in place.  Now turn over and pin this folded edge down 1in, pin and press in place.   Machine stitch down both the folded edges to hold in place.  Repeat this for the second backing piece. Take your completed cushion top and the completed back envelope panels.  Place the Front of your cushion down onto the bench (so you can see the wadding), place your first back panel on top of the wadding facing you, matching the raw edges of the side of your cushion front and the raw short edge of your backing.  Then lay your second backing piece down along the opposite raw edge also so that the right side is facing you.  Pin around the outside edges and sew these three layers together by sewing just in from the raw edges to hold in place to make it easier to sew on your binding.




S   Step 12 - Take the binding strips and join them end to end.  Press the seam open.  Then press the entire strip in half lengthways with wrong sides facing.  Start about half of the way along one side of the pillow, sew the binding strip to the right side of the pillow, mitring the corners as you go.  Stop about 6in from where you started.  Join the ends and cut off excess.  Continue sewing the binding to the pillow top.  Fold over the binding and slip stitch into place along the back-seam line.



If you are looking to add these fabulous fabrics to your stash - then head over to Nerida Hansen Fabrics and pick yourself up a bundle or yardage of this cute as collection.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Free Spirit Facebook Live Virtual Trunk Show with Tied with a Ribbon


Over the past several years I have been working and collaborating with Free Spirit Fabrics and feel very honoured to get to work with many of the collections from Designers before they hit the Stores.  

So, when Free Spirit reached out recently about partnering with them to do a Facebook Live event, I was so excited (and somewhat a little nervous) at the opportunity to showcase my Patterns and Designs here at Tied with a Ribbon.
I have a large number of my Patterns that feature Free Spirit Fabrics. I have made several Tutorials on my Blog featuring them as well as a number of IGTV Tutorials all featuring fabrics from different collections.

Here is a run down of all the Patterns, Tutorials and IGTV Tutorials featuring Free Spirit Fabrics.  Along with the FREE PATTERN - Cosmic Diva, you get when you sign up for my Newsletter.  The links for where to get the Patterns are included as well as the collections that I used to make them.  




















You will find Tied with a Ribbon Patterns in a large number of Stores in Australia, the United States and some stores in Canada, The UK and New Zealand.  Check with your Local Quilt Store to find Tied with a Ribbon Patterns.

If you are a Retail Store you are able to purchase Tied with a Ribbon Patterns whole sale through






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Happy Quilting
Jemima x 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Along - Week 5


What an amazing few weeks it has been through the Rainbow popsicle Quilt Along. We are here at the end and while that is certainly sad - have a look at all the amazing you guys have made - simply stunning!

So now that your Quilt Tops are all complete its time to start to think how you will Quilt your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt and Bind it.

Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to - #rainbowpopsicleqal#rainbowpopsiclequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

WEEK 5 - 

QUILTING DECISIONS 

When it comes to deciding on how to Quilt your Quilt - you have lots of options.

1 - Quilt It Yourself - You can do this in lots of different ways - Straight Line Quilting, Cross-Hatching over the entire quilt, using a Large Zig Zag stitch without needing a lot of experience.

The Mini Quilt this is a great size to tackle yourself - even if this is your first time quilting a project.


For those wanting to give Free-Motion Quilting a go or already are familiar with this Technique, check out this Blog Post I wrote all about Machine Quilting.  I hope this gives you some helpful tips.


2. Hand Quilting - no this isn't a crazy idea at all. I love the texture that Hand Quilting creates - it is so snuggly and soft and gives such an amazing texture to the quilt.  If you are keen to Hand Quilt your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt, then check out this Blog Post I wrote all about my favourite Hand Quilting Tips and Tools to use.


3. Send it to a Professional - there are lots of reasons to use a Long Arm Quilting service.  Find a Quilting service you are happy with and chat to them about your needs for this Quilt.  Always remember that when you send your Quilt to be Long Arm Quilted - your batting and backing fabric need to be at least 4in bigger on all sides than your Quilt top.  

I had Carol Brady of the Quilting Cottage Custom Quilt my Rainbow Popsicle Quilt.  Custom Quilting is different to Edge to Edge Quilting so chat to your Quilter about what your budget is and what you want the quilting to look like. 

QUILTING OFFER!

Carol Brady from The Quilting Cottage is offering those here in Aus 20% off Edge to Edge Quilting and Custom Quilting (discount only applies to having the same identical Custom Quilting as mine) if you send your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt to her to be Quilted she will also send it back return post - free of charge (within Aus only). Discount valid till 29th February, 2020.

BINDING YOUR QUILT

Once you have your Quilt all Quilted - now you can turn your attention to Binding your Quilt. There are so many Tutorials for how to bind you Quilt if you Google.

I have put together a Tutorial on how to work the Binding continuously around the corner when you sew it onto the top of your Quilt - its a small but very helpful and useful way to sew your Binding all on in one go.  Check it out here:




PRIZES

For our Final week we have saved our Biggest Prizes till last.


Troll Brothers Quilt Designs have a CA$100 Store Voucher for one lucky winner.




Aurifil have one of my Quilt Big Thread Collections to give away for ONE lucky winner.

A massive thank you to all of you that have joined in along the way on this Quilt Along.  Its has been great fun and so inspiring to see all your different variations of this pattern. I hope you have enjoyed it just as much.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 



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