Bring a fun fairytale to life with the Who's Been Sewing With My Bears? Quilt pattern designed by Claire Turpin. Featuring an appliqué Goldilocks and three bears with quilted details to create the background to create this fun, whimsical quilt. Makes the perfect gift for any child who loved fairytales!
Full materials list included in instructions
Pattern sheet is included with appliqué shapes provided full size, ready for tracing
The appliqué method used is raw-edge fusible-web with machined blanket stitch and triple stitch but you can adapt the instructions to your preferred method
Lots of clear instructions with Claire's helpful tips on cutting, colour and using speciality rulers
Features Flying Geese and Chequerboard patchwork blocks
Take inspiration from Claire's original quilt design to choose your fabrics, or pick something a bit different - involve the kids in selecting the fabrics
Detailed step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and clear diagrams take you through all the steps from cutting your fabrics through to finishing your quilt
Claire used her sewing machine to quilt in the ditch and quilted the outline shapes for the background of the bear's home
Backstitch and machine blanket stitch is used in this quilt
Would you have loved something like this for your bike when you were a child? Yes, I’d probably have filled it with chocolate biscuits, though!
Where did you grow up – and was craft a part of your childhood?I grew up on the south coast of England. I used to make lots of things from no-bake clay - funky necklaces, I seem to remember. My parents also ran a camping shop, so I used to make small towns and cars from the huge boxes.
Where and when do you like to stitch? I am very lucky to have a designated sewing space in my house, so stitching takes place there, however it does tend to creep back downstairs, as I really like to sew amongst the chaos of the family.
Do you listen to music or watch television while you sew?Always. I have ‘listened’ to lots of TV shows while I sew – my eyes are never watching, as I am busy sewing. When I am designing, I usually have music on. I find silence doesn’t help the creative process.
Are you an avid blogger about your crafts?Sadly not – the intention is there but the practice is still lacking! I do try to update my blog every time something new comes out, though.
Do you have a favourite style of handcraft you like to work on?Appliqué is my go-to craft – it’s the bit where I choose the fabrics and play with the colours that I love the most. Then when the whole quilt is sewn together, there’s such a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
Are you a haberdashery and patchwork shop addict?We are a bit restricted on amazing haberdashery shops in Perth, but I do love to wander in them when I get a chance. But I don’t buy anything unless I have an immediate use for it – I’m not one to spend dollars on beautiful things just for the sake of it. Same with a patchwork store - I go with a particular project in mind, so it takes a while to select the right colour palate. I teach in a patchwork shop once a week, so that’s a bit dangerous for my bank balance!
What’s your favourite time of day to sew?When everyone is out of the house and I have the space to myself. I don’t like sewing on the weekends, as I prefer to spend the time with my family, but if everyone is happy and busy with their own things, then Sunday afternoon sewing with a movie playing in the background can be really good for the soul.
Do you have any sewing gadget you never use?Not really. I buy things if I need them and then I tend to use them. I have two sewing machines on my bench, and they both get used all the time. Thinking about it, I never use my free motion foot, just cant get on with that!!