40th Anniversary Classics Collection

Happy New Year!  I’m so excited to announce the arrival of the 40th Anniversary Classics Collection.  This collection celebrates the 40th birthday of Liberty classic prints. It’s a beautiful collection of some of the favourite classic prints in gorgeous colourways.  The Liberty fabric Classics collection started in 1979, created to champion the most well-known and iconic designs from the Liberty archive all year around.  Unlike the seasonal, trend-driven collections, the Classics are permanently available, offering a curated selection of heritage designs. This season, Liberty are celebrating the collection’s 40th anniversary by selecting the 15 most popular designs from across the past four decades, …

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Liberty Fabric Chain

Laura from the office has made this gorgeous Liberty Fabric Chain.  I’ve been so inspired by all of the sweet Liberty Christmas projects that everyone has brought in.  This is a lovely and easy project if you fancy doing some Christmas crafting. Laura has written a tutorial for the project. “I recalled making paper chains when I was younger and thought that experience could be re-created using beautiful Liberty fabric. This project would be a great one to do with young kids as there is no sewing involved, was super easy to do and the chain grows very quickly once …

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Lovely Liberty Christmas Project

Hils from the studio has been busy making this lovely Liberty Christmas Project.  Her family have decided that this year they would all make their presents to one another.  She really wanted to make something from the Alice Caroline exclusive Strawberry Thief canvas and thought of an oven glove.  Great idea! What you will need: Strawberry Thief canvas – see pattern detail for quantity plus fabric for piping (optional) Heat resistant wadding A sewing machine or thread  An oven glove pattern – Hils used a free pattern from Women’s Weekly There are plenty of oven glove patterns available but Hils …

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The Perfect Liberty Gift

I’ve designed the Perfect Liberty Gift.  For those who adore Liberty fabric and also like to keep things neat and tidy, my wash bag and accessories range would make a great gift.  The wash bags and purses are handy and practical but are also beautiful and stylish. The Wiltshire red range has such a Christmas feel about it.  The wash bags and purses would make a great gift for someone who loves to travel.  I love to keep my cables and plugs in my medium purse.  It came in handy when I was in Poland to deliver the Quilt SOS …

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Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees

Julie from the Studio has made these really sweet Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees.  She saw them on Pinterest in multi colours but wanted to make them in more Scandi colours. These are really simple to make. You will need:   A fat quarter of each of the colours you wish to use in your Christmas tree picture hanging  Ribbon and buttons A sewing machine or needle and matching thread Wadding – optional How to make: Step 1:  Cut varying squares of fabric; 10.5 x 10.5″, 8.5″ x 8.5″, 7.5″ x 7.5″, 6.5″ x 6.5″, 5″ x 5″ and 3.5″ x …

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Liberty Christmas Wrapping

Liberty Christmas Wrapping

Today’s Christmas idea is Liberty Christmas Wrapping.  I love an eco-friendly idea – especially when it involves Japanese culture and fabric.  Furoshiki is a type of Japanese wrapping cloth that was originally used to carry clothes, gifts and food.  The word means Japanese bath spread and comes from the traditional practice of wrapping a bundle of clothes at the public baths. This Liberty Christmas Wrapping looks so pretty.  It’s a lovely addition to a present for someone who loves to sew. Even a snippet of Liberty attached to a present seems a lovely decadent treat. This present has been wrapped …

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Liberty Christmas Fairy

Claire from the studio has made this really sweet Liberty Christmas fairy.  She saw a similar one on Pinterest and really wanted to make one using the Wiltshire Christmas fabric.  Her’s will decorate the top of her tree. Claire drew a pattern for her body, wings and the heart for the front.  Her dress is a simple circle.  You can draw around a plate for this.  Just pick one that seems the right size for the fairy.  She’s used our exclusive Wiltshire Christmas fabric for the dress. You will need: A scrap of white and red felt for the wings …

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Liberty 12 Days of Christmas

Liberty 12 Days of Christmas

With the dash and rush of Christmas ahead, I’ve decided to give you some sweet festive projects for my Liberty 12 Days of Christmas.  I’ll bring you a new crafting or sewing idea for the first 12 days of December which hopefully will relieve some of the stress that people sometimes feel at this time of year. Over the next 12 days I will have a different project to inspire.  These include a Liberty fabric chain, stocking bunting and a sweet Liberty fairy. Liberty fabric works in so many ways for the craft project of your choice.  For the project today …

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Create for Christmas

Create for Christmas

It’s always good to Create for Christmas.  Anna JP from the office has made these gorgeous candle holders.  I’ve asked her to tell you all about them. It’s always nice to have pretty candles and lit-up items over the winter time, when it can seem like you spend your whole life in the dark and needing to put the lights on. So when Anna asked us to make some Christmas-themed craft projects I immediately thought of something based around candles. These glass jars are really easy to make, and, as I had hoped, the candle-light shines through the Liberty fabric …

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Liberty Confetti Quilt by Tied With A Ribbon

I love working with amazing designers and so, when Jemima said she wanted to make this Liberty Confetti Quilt with the new exclusives, I jumped at the chance.  She’s based in Australia and designs quilt patterns.  She loves Liberty fabrics and so I love to collaborate with her. This Liberty Confetti Quilt is the perfect quilt for my exclusives as it shows the fabric off really well.  The fabrics can really shine set against the pale background Tana Lawn. The exclusives all cut up and ready to start piecing with the nude Tana Lawn. The exclusives are beginning to shine …

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