Jun 30

School holiday fun

Posted in Classes, Figtree

A class happily involved in the creative process

School holidays are coming up and there’s plenty to keep the young ones busy at the Hobbysew Figtree store. Patchwork for children teaches the basics and each child can choose to personalise a bag, quilt or placemat. 6th and/or 7th July 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Children’s jewellery will be a sure hit on 8th July and 15th July 1.00 – 3.00pm.  Children’s embroidery is for those loving to stitch or wanting to learn. July 4th or 5th. All classes are $15.00 for two hours. Contact the store on 02 4229 8188.

Children's classes at Hobbysew Figtree Learn to use a sewing machine

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Jun 27

50 fabulous fat quarters

Posted in Hobbysew Online

Looking to indulge in some delicious fat quarters? With this stash you’ll have just the right colour at your fingertips, whatever the project. Our prices can’t be beaten – this beaut little case holds 50 fat quarters from the Robert Kaufman range Fusions # 7. Reduced to $180.91, that’s a saving of $69! And for much less than $4 each fat quarter, some say we’re mad!! For deliveries in Australia. Take a look here.

A rainbow of colours
A rainbow of colours - 50 fat quarters tucked into a Charlestone case by Sew Easy

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Jun 24

Helen Godden’s paintchwork


If you have an artistic urge bubbling inside you, Helen Godden’s classes will be right up your alley. Helen teaches her own style of painted, as against pieced patchwork, which she has coined ‘paintchwork’. Helen also specialises in free motion quilting which she says enriches your quilt and adds to your enjoyment of the quilting experience. We say ‘hooray!’ because Helen is teaching lots of workshops at our Hobbysew stores. At Belconnen, she’s teaching ‘Doodle Diary’ on Saturday July 16 and ‘Free Motion Quilting’ on July 2 and August 18. At Figtree, Helen is teaching ‘Free Motion Quilting’ on July 4 and ‘Advanced Free Motion Quilting’ July 5 then ‘Arty Farty Birds and Flowers’, a two day workshop on August 2 and 3 and ‘Flying into Colour’, a two day workshop August 4 and 5. There’s plenty to look forward to! Check out the website for more information: www.hobbysew.com.

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Jun 15


Posted in Classes, Kings Park

Do you love appliqué quilts but just know you don’t have time for all that hand sewing? There’s a class coming up on Monday June 20 at the Kings Park store: Anne Sommerlad teaches four techniques that will give you a classic, hand-stitched appliqué effect using your sewing machine! You will also receive a bonus project pattern that will employ your newly acquired skills.

Monday 20 June 10 – 3pm, Kings Park. Class fee: $50

Anne also teaches ‘Choose your own project’ on an ongoing basis on Fridays, the next one is scheduled for July 15. Choose from any of her original quilt designs. This is a sample of an oriental style quilt and other works feature the beautiful Kaffe Fasset fabrics or reproduction prints. Check it out or call the Kings Park store on 02 9621 4000.

Featuring oriental fabrics, this is a stunning quilt

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Jun 14

Join us at the Craft & Quilt Fair!

Posted in Events, Sewing Cabinets

It’s that time of the year again, Australia’s No. 1 Craft & Quilt Fair is in Sydney!

Come and visit us at Stand K47 where you’ll find our beautiful Koala Studio Furniture and Tailormade Furniture on display. Beautiful selection of the latest Fat ¼’s. Unique Quilt Kits/Patterns and assorted Giftware.


“The Craft & Quilt Fair is Australia’s favourite craft event. It’s all about craft – seeing what’s possible, learning new techniques and buying all you need for your craft projects. Whether you are a beginner, or a clever craft goddess, you’ll find ideas, inspiration and a huge range of exhibitors selling craft supplies.

Under one roof you can shop with craft specialists from all over Australia and find unique products for stamping, scrapbooking, knitting, embroidery, sewing, quiltmaking, jewellery-making and more.

Explore the latest products in the craft world and get hints and tips from the experts. See displays by guilds and guest artists, and enjoy the annual quilters guild members’ show.”


So don’t forget, Wednesday 22 June – Sunday 26 June, 9am to 5pm daily come and join us at the Sydney Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour!

For more information and tickets click here.

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Jun 9

Julie Clarke, legend at Kings Park

Posted in Classes, Kings Park

If you have any UFOs (unfinished projects) lurking in your cupboards, bring them out and come to a school holiday class with Julie Clarke at the Kings Park store. Julie is just one of the experienced staff at Kings Park and you will enjoy this opportunity. The class will get you back on track or perhaps help you start a project you have always wanted to make. It’s in the upcoming July school holidays – Monday July 4 10am – 3pm – and only costs $35. No charge for the laughs you’ll have along the way! Contact the store on (02) 9621 4000.

A simple yet very beautiful patchwork quilt

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Jun 2

Chris Jurd, guest teacher

Posted in Classes

We’re loving what you can do with the techniques that Chris Jurd teaches…

Patchwork magic

The possibilities are endless!

Chris is teaching how to foundation piece a basic mariner’s compass at Belconnen Hobbysew on July 30 (10am – 3pm). She visits our Kings Park store on Sundays once a month (June 5; July 3; August 28) and on the first and fourth Thursday of each month. See here for more details.

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