Crumbs Online Workshop

Every time we work on a patchwork project, we accumulate off-cuts of fabric. Maybe some of the larger pieces will be easily incorporated into another project, but what about the small pieces? The scraps that are too big to throw away, but not big enough to be useful on their own. Do you have a stash full of pieces like this and would like to do something with them? Then Crumbs is the workshop for you!

During this short workshop, Therese will show you how to piece together your own unique blocks using left-over pieces of fabric. Then these blocks can be used to create a wide range of items, such as quilts, cushion covers, table-runners, and bags.

Quilt made using the Crumbs method
Wallhanging made using the Crumbs method

Join the new online Crumbs Workshop, and soon you will be reducing your stash whilst making truly unique projects. The workshop is self-paced and uses video tuition and downloadable notes with colour photographs for easy learning.

Online Courses

After much effort and time, we finally have our first fully online course up and ready to roll. We hope it will be the first of many such courses!

This first course is a mystery quilt called Matilda. The course is self-paced, so you can work to your schedule. You can re-visit any of the lessons, and download the course notes. There is a combination of video tuition and written notes with diagrams.

Interested in making the Matilda Mystery Quilt? You can purchase the whole course here!

Patterns in 2019

Happy New Year! Hope your 2019 is getting off to a wonderful start!

Now, as you know, we were selling our digital patterns through the website Craftsy. However, over Christmas, Craftsy became Bluprint, and the pattern marketplace has been placed on an hiatus. We were included as one of the top designers, so our store is still there, but most of our patterns have been removed, and no new patterns can be added yet. We have not been given a timeframe for when or even if the pattern marketplace will be available again.

So in light of this, we are busily working on new ways to have our patterns available for online purchase. In the meantime, if you would like to purchase any of our patterns, please contact Therese via email or phone 0402 867 180.

October Offer: A Year in the Land of Aus pattern set

The award-winning block of the month quilt, A Year in the Land of Aus, is now available as a full set of patterns, or as individual pattern blocks.

Each block depicts a month in Australia, and can be made as individual mini- wallhangings or put together to make the quilt, which could also be hung as a large wallhanging.

Just for October 2018, A Year in the Land of Aus pattern sets are AUD85.00 and individual block patterns are AUD7.50 plus postage* (save over 25% off regular prices).

Pattern sets and individual blocks are available directly from our studio, or can be ordered by contacting Therese via email or phone (0402 867 180). Payment can be made via paypal (using therese@gumnutgear.com.au), credit card or direct deposit.

* Postage for full sets is AUD10.00, or AUD3.00 for individual blocks within Australia (email for international postage quotes)

Free Shipping Offer

It’s the first day of a long weekend here in New South Wales, and boy do we love long weekends! It’s a chance to relax, spend time with family, and of course sew, sew, sew!

Gumnut Gear’s half price pattern clearance is still going, with $9.00 fat quarter bundles and finished items at cost price. We also stock a large range of quilting and sewing threads in plains and variegated colours.

And now, all weekend long, you can get free shipping within Australia when you spend at least $75.00 in one order! So drop by our online store and find your next patchwork or sewing projects.

Enjoy your weekend!

Christmas Patterns

Coming out of the Gumnut Gear vault are two of our classic Christmas patterns, Puff Patches Christmas Tree and Santa Sack. Both are newly available through Craftsy, along with a new for download table runner pattern, It’s Time.

Santa Sack is perfect for holding presents and other goodies ready for Christmas morning. It can be personalised by appliquéing a name on the front of the bag (letter shapes are included in the pattern).

 

 

 

Puff Patches Christmas Tree is a beautiful hanging decoration. It can be made two-sided to hang in doorways or from ceilings, or one-sided for decorating walls and doors.

 

It’s Time is a cheery table runner, great for adorning the Christmas table when made in Christmas colours or prints. Or make it in any colour scheme you like for year-round use. 

We also have a number of other Christmas themed patterns available, such as the Table Topper table-runner, A Bit Like Christmas quilt, the Welcome Christmas wallhanging and Seasons Greetings table-runner and placemat set.

Table Topper

 

A Bit Like Christmas

Welcome Christmas

Seasons Greetings

 

New Pattern: Chloe

This beautiful quilt was originally designed as a mystery marathon quilt. It uses a main feature fabric, which could be a novelty print, a big floral pattern or something similar. This makes it a perfect project for a fabric that might be a little different to what you would usually use when you patchwork. Go crazy and use a fabric that inspires you! And then choose fabrics to go along with it, to make this gorgeous quilt.

Chloe is now available for download on Craftsy, or for a limited time as a paper pattern in our online store (and it’s currently half price there!)

New Pattern: Easy Peasey Quilt

Easy Peasey really is an easy quilt to make, and it looks fantastic. It uses 16 fat ¼s and 80cm of fabric for the first border and binding. Each block uses just two fabrics, but due to the way that the blocks are cut each quilt made from this pattern will be unique.

The finished quilt is approximately 167.5cm x 167.5cm (67” x 67”), while each block measures approximately 12 ½”.

Easy Peasey is available as a digital download or for a short period as a physical pattern   in our half price pattern clearance.

It’s time

Well, after many years of selling physical paper patterns, Gumnut Gear is ready to go all digital!

This move has benefits for us and for you!

  • More space in the studio for us to create and design
  • Less trips to the post office, giving us more time for teaching and designing
  • Our patterns will be cheaper for you, and available almost instantly through Craftsy, no more waiting by the letter box!
  • And right now we are having a huge clearance of our physical patterns, which are all 50% off in our online store (and studio) until 2nd of October 2018 or sold out!
  • While we are in the clearance zone, we are also clearing out some fat quarter bundles (includes 5 fats) for just $9.00, and finished items (some bags and quilts made by Therese) at cost price.

So come and grab a bargain while they last!