Monday, July 28, 2014

HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday - New Low Bobbin Feature

Last week I told you all about the new Basting feature on the Upgraded Sweet Sixteen Screen. This week I wanted to show you the new Low Bobbin Feature.

This is an awesome feature that sounds an alarm when you get close to your bobbin running out.

Check out this video for all the details.

If your interested in upgrading your Sweet Sixteen screen, just contact your local Handi Quilter Dealer, or visit the website:

I'd love to hear from you! If there is anything you would like me to show you, please leave a comment!!

Hugs Paula

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday - The Brand new screen and Basting a quilt

Welcome to HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday!

I have really missed doing these videos over the school holidays, but honestly my house was so noisy with all the kids home that it would have just been a disaster!

Anyway I have some really exciting news to share with you! Handi Quilter have upgraded the screen on the Sweet Sixteen! There is a few really exciting new features and today I wanted to take you through a few of them.

My favourite is the new Basting feature! Grab a cuppa and I hope you enjoy the new features as much as I do.

Have a great Sunday!
Hugs Paula

Saturday, July 19, 2014

How to do 'Needleturn without the Needleturn' Tutorial

I have finally found a few quiet minutes in the Storm house to record the video I've been wanting to do for months.

I've been developing my 'Needleturn without the Needleturn' technique for years now and I am amazed at the response I have received! Everyone who has seen a demo at the shows in Sydney and Melbourne have been really positive about this technique and so I am so happy to be able to share this technique with you.

I have several patterns on the way that will use this technique, but you can use this technique with any appliqué pattern at all! And not just appliqué, but paper piecing too! So have a watch and I hope your inspired to give needle turn a go or another go as the case may be ;)

If you would like to buy an Applique Brush, click here to be taken to my website - or why not share the love and ask you favourite Patchwork shop to get them in for you!

Hugs Paula

PS. Drop back tomorrow for an exciting new HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday - Quilting Swirls / Spirals with Helen Godden

As I mentioned last week, I had a fantastic time at the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Show last weekend. My favourite thing was catching up with the girls from Blessington/Handi Quilter.

I learned so much more about my beautiful HQ Sweet Sixteen that I can't wait to share with you.

On todays Sweet Sixteen Sunday post I have the other video that I recorded with Helen Godden. I asked Helen to show us how she quilts her Swirls/Spirals and also how to quilt them in a more contemporary style.

I hope you enjoy the video and drop by the Facebook page for the chance to win one of Helens awesome DVD's 'Free Motion Quilting for beginners by Helen Godden'. I had a watch of it last night and trust me, it is fantastic!! I learned so much, plus she cracks me up!! I won't be able to look at a picture of Hugh Jackman the same way again. lol

Hugs Paula

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday - Yarn Couching Quilting with Helen Godden

I had a fantastic time at the Melbourne Quilt and Craft show this past weekend.I took some pictures of my favourite quilts so I'll share those with you soon.

It was so great to catch up with so many of my Quilty Facebook friends as well as all the stall holders that I only get to see on the show circuit.

One of my favourite stands is always the Handi Quilter and Husqvarna Viking stands. I love catching up with Narelle and the girls and getting lots of new ideas to share with you.

This placemat is made by Narelle from Handi Quilter. She is such a lovely person and I always learn so much just from having a chat with her. This placemat was made entirely on the Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen! Yes even the piecing!

The appliqué was fused onto the background and then raw edge quilted. Even the blanket stitch was done on the Sweet!

 I think this flower was my favourite. How cute is it!!
You can do so much with the Sweet Sixteen, I even learnt how to baste a quilt, I will be sharing that technique with you soon, so make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel for more videos.

This was my other favourite thing that I learned at the Handi Quilter Stand! This is the brand new Yarn Couching foot. Helen Godden was on the stand and she was showing us how to use this new foot. This small quilt is just so so cute! Yarn couching is a ridiculous amount of fun!
A ball of yarn and few appliqué shapes and look at this gorgeous little wallhanging! It would look so cute on my girls bedroom wall. 
Some more Yarn Couching Eye Candy!
 And the gorgeous Helen Godden, she cracks me up!!

Today, I am so excited to share with you a video I recorded with Helen Godden. She is one amazing quilter and a lovely, funny and cheeky lady.

I asked her to share with us how she quilts with the new yarn couching foot on the HQ Sweet Sixteen.
I hope you enjoy :)

Hugs Paula

PS. I am so excited to have one of Helen's Free Motion Quilting DVDs to give away to one lucky reader this weekend, so make sure you check back on Sunday for that and a new HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday video tutorial!