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The 12 days of Christmas stitch-a-long

Join with Helen to stitch your very own version of our 12 days of Christmas quilt. Choose stitchery, colourque or applique - or a combination of all to complete your blocks each month for a whole year. Helen will demo the stitches, how to colourque and how to applique if you desire - as she stitches each block with you during the program. You do not need to purchase a separate pattern, they will all be here for you to download and trace - or you can order iron on transfer or applique paper templates to go along with it. Just signup and we will be holding your hand every step of the way. Classes will begin in 2021.

Course author

Helen Stubbings

Helen Stubbings is the designer behind the Hugs 'n Kisses brand est 2001. She has written in excess of 500 patterns for the quiting and embroidery world, published many books, developed techniques and products for Applique, English Paper piecing, Colourque and patchwork. She is an international award winning quilter and has taught across the world, as well as from her home studio in Hobart, Tasmania. She is also a fabric designer for P&B Textiles, Craftsy/Bluprint instructor, Aurifil Designer, Superior Star and Friend of Bernina. Helen is passionate about spreading the therapy of stitching and also facilitates several charity programs and projects. She has three beautiful daughters and Mr Bentley to inspire her to create and share all things stitching.

  • The 90 minute lounge quilt project

    yeeeees! only 90 minutes of your time and with these step by step tips for efficient cutting and piecing you will have a finished quilt top! Choose from one of four size options or make your own version using the methodology. A quilt to snuggle under on the lounge, a cot quilt for a special baby about to arrive, a lap quilt to keep you warm or a larger version for your bed - easy fabric choices, VERY easy cutting and piecing - but still a simple, stylish quilt when you add that perfect range of fabrics.

  • Stordalen garden

    am so thrilled you have decided to take on this challenge and make your own work of memories. This quilt was designed in respect of my Mum & Dad’s beautiful garden. I grew up with a veggie patch, large expanses of green lush lawn and flower beds. When they ‘retired’ to town they built over 20 years their haven - over an acre of garden rooms, 500+ roses, garden art, places to rest, places to reflect and of course Dad’s very productive veggie patch. I have taken my modern day techniques and simple methods and drawn simpliflied floral blocks

  • Gluestick applique the Hugs’ n Kisses way – make a mini pincushion

    Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Kisses will take you through step by step to make a mini pincushion whilst learning all about our Applique product and technique. This easy method gives a turned edge applique result with ease and perfection without the stress. She talks about materials, the applique paper, how to step by step make the project and all the hints and tips she can give. This is a make & take class, so its a good idea to pre-order the kit and stitch along with her, or come back to it when you need help.

  • Learn to stitch a mini floral embroidery

    Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Kisses will take you through step by step to make a mini floral embroidery and finish it into one of our unique mini embroidery frames. She talks about materials, learning each stitch used, how to assemble your work into the frame and other options, hints and tips. This is a make & take class, so its a good idea to pre-order the kit and stitch along with her, or come back to it when you need help.

  • Make your own Stitched Jewellery

    Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Kisses will take you through step by step to make a modern stitched necklace using one of our unique laser cut design kits. She talks about materials, learning each stitch, how to assemble your necklace and other options, hints and tips. This is a make & take class, so its a good idea to pre-order the kit and stitch along with her, or come back to it when you need help.

  • Modern Embroidery necklace

    Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Kisses will take you through step by step to make a modern embroidered necklace. She talks about materials, learning each stitch, how to assemble your necklace and other options, hints and tips. This is a make & take class, so its a good idea to pre-order the kit and stitch along with her, or come back to it when you need help.

  • Stitched Sunday

    12 stitches, 12 patterns, a finished project and step by step photo instruction along the way. We start with the basics, materials used, how to thread a needle and tie a knot. Next is step by step tutorials to achieve perfect results for our chosen 12 basic and useable stitches. Each lesson includes a printable PDF pattern to practise, which will become the pages of your keepsake Stitch book project at the end of the course.

  • Snap Crackle Pop

    Join with Helen to stitch your very own version of our Snap, Crackle, Pop quilt. This quilt is designed to be made from scrappy fabrics The applique method used and recommended is Helen's Gluestick applique technique using Hugs 'n Kisses applique paper. We will include links to many tutorials and videos to help you along with this - or you can choose your own preferred method.