Quilt As You Go Class

If you have ever wanted to try Quilt As You Go we can highly recommend the Sea Spray Quilt pattern by the incredibly talented Monica Poole. Our ladies have had a ball making their very own quilts over 2 classes.

Tina has made her quilt graduating the values of grey and navy fabric.

Barb is making a blue and white quilt for her mother

Sharon is making her quilt in Batik fabrics.

Donna is using up some of her blue fabrics.

Dominque is making a quilt for her husband in blacks, greys and oranges.

Juanita is making her nephew a quilt for his birthday.

Juanita is making her nephew a quilt for his birthday.

Here are the results from the two classes with just a little more work to do, our ladies will have their very own quilts in single and queen size.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Crochet with Jenny King

Our crochet classes with Jenny King have been so popular that we now have them twice a week. They are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1.00 to 4.00 and are for all levels of crochet skill.

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We also have some of Jenny's wonderful yarn in stock.

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Stonewash comes in large 100gm balls containing 280metres of cotton rich yarn. This 60%cotton/40% acrylic blend yarn gives you the best of both worlds. It will work well for any #3 pattern or 8 ply here in Australia. It is a tube knit yarn so there is no splitting and this gives it a wonderful earthy texture. Stonewash, as the name implies , means for everyday casual garments or relaxed comforting home wares. It is perfect for baby wear as it is sooooooo soft.

Jenny King Designs Embellish yarn is silky and has a knitted tube construction to make it unique. No need to worry about the Z or S twist. This is a great yarn for those people who cannot wear animal fibres but still want luxury in their garments. It feels really soft on the skin with a sheen that looks as sumptuous as silk without the weight or expense. Embellish is great for Jenny King Designs Get Squared garments and makes up quickly. Designed in Australia.

Jenny King Designs Fantasy yarn 100meters per 50gm ball. 60 % cotton and 40% polyester. It is great for summer clothing, throws, wraps and assorted homewares. It is also great for fringing.

If have ever wanted to learn crochet or just want to join a crochet group then check out our class list here for future class dates and times.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Fit to Flatter – A How To with Lindsey Rae

Lindsey is back to teach at Kimz and we are super excited!Lindsey is an amazing teacher, and her knowledge of garment sewing and sewing machine know how is exceptional.

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Lindsey is the founder of Sew To Grow and is passionate about sewing and education in the sewing industry. She has already been to Kimz teaching her "Urban Outlook" tote, teaching our ladies how to work with leather. You can check it out here.

This time Lindsey is coming in to teach you how to make your garment fit to flatter. Doesn't that sound great? With 4 designs to choose from including dresses and tops, you are sure to get noticed for all the right reasons and best of all feel comfortable and confident.

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The Sweet Summertime Dress features no zippers, a fitted waist and cap sleeves this pattern is sure to be a wardrobe staple all season long!

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The Noosa Shift features two sleeve options (sleeveless and flutter), pockets, t-shirt hem and elasticized waist.

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The Sweet Summertime Peplum features no zippers, a fitted waist and cap sleeves. So on trend!

For all the information you need on this weekend workshop including dates, price and requirements, click here.

We can't wait for Lindsey to again inspire and work her magic in our classroom. Places are limited so please ensure you register to avoid disappointment.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

What A Team! Janome + Anna Maria Horner

Looking for some great ideas for projects using your Janome machine?  Well Janome has teamed up with the very talented Anna Maria Horner to bring you delightful projects including The Right Turn Bag.
I just love that you can use up strips of fabric and use the great decorative stitches on your Janome machine, and with Anna Maria’s instruction, you’ll have yourself a unique tote bag that will turn heads.

Some of our ladies decided to give it a go and here are the results.

Above is Erina’s front and back of her bag using her purple and orange fabrics. 

Helen and her daughter on the left decided to have a day together making the bag.  Helen is not a fan of straight lines so she did wavy stitching and used lots of embellishments.  Helen’s daughter Gemma made the large version of the bag.  Deb on the right wanted to use up some of her vast stash of spotty fabrics.

Christine used some scraps of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and used some coordinating solids for the stitching detail.
Check out Janome + Anna Maria collaboration projects here and get stitching today.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Seeing Tula Pink

What a privilege to meet the super talented Tula Pink last month. Tula is an illustrator, a fabric designer, a quilter, an author, a maker and a generally great person. A small group of us Tula fans decided to travel to the Gold Coast to meet and greet, Trunk Show and lecture.  Such an inspiration!

So happy to have met Tula Pink and be inspired by her talent.  Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.


Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Stitching Leather Bags with Sew To Grow

 It was such a pleasure to have Lindsey Rae of Sew To Grow do a Leather workshop here at Kimz in May.  We will definitely repeat this workshop with many more ladies wanting to learn how to sew with leather.  Lindsey is such an amazing tutor and all of our ladies had a wonderful time and went home with a fantastic Urban Outlook tote.

Teflon feet help when stitching with leather as the metal from standard feet can stick.  Also pop in your machine a leather needle so it pierce the leather with its chisel tip.

Danielle loves making bags.

Here is May and Judith sporting their new totes.

Ellen, Susan, Danielle and Cindy 

Ellen, Danielle, Lindsey and Cindy 
Lindsey has some amazing patterns and great tutorials on her website to check out.  Stay tuned for the next workshop we have with Lindsey, as I’m sure spaces will go fast. 


Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Tuffets with Terri

What a great weekend making Tuffets!!!  Terri Ahrens joined us for a fantastic workshop where our ladies made their very own patchwork furniture.

Terri helps Jackie making this stunning Kaffe Fassett tuffet.

Cindy is giving her tuffet the sit test.

Tori also played with her Kaffe Fassett stash and made this exceptionally beautiful tuffet. 

Carol (who is a lover of orange) made herself a very modern and funky tuffet.

And here is Juanita with her tuffet made in batiks from our store.
As you can see by those smiling faces we had lots of fun and everyone went home with their finished piece of furniture.  We will definitely be having another of these workshops.  Stay tuned for our next dates available so you don’t miss out on all the fun!


Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

2015 Park Bench BOM

Last years Block of the Month was the lovely Park Bench quilt designed by Jaybird Quilts.  Each month we created a hexagon block using Jaybirds Hex N More and Sidekick rulers.  These blocks were fantastic as they had no Y-seams making piecing painless.


Here are some of the finished quilts from our ladies who Park Benched with us.

Libby made her Park Bench using Tula Pink fabrics.

 Patsy made two Park Bench quilts.  The above with a select collect palette.

The second of Patsy’s Park Bench quilts has a different layout and she has used batik fabrics.

Pam made her Park Bench quilt a little shorter. 

Angela also made 2 Park Bench quilts.  This one is her eclectic with grey.

Barbara also shortened her quilt and used a blue and brown colour palette.
(There are a few quilts still to come as some of our ladies are still finishing them off ,so I will update with those as they come in)

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Built In Bunting

 The Janome Memory Craft 500E is full of fantastic built in embroidery designs including bunting.  That’s right… I said bunting.  I decided to have a little play and here’s how I went….

I combined the bunting design with lettering that is also built in to the machine making it a very simply proces.

Here they are.  Ready to be made into bunting for our display.

This was so much fun.  Instructions are included in the manual that comes with the machine to put your embroidered bunting together.


Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Where The Cool Kids Go

School holidays mean kids sewing classes and we were super impressed with the enthusiasm of 8 young sewers who came along to Kimz eager to sew.

Rhonda had our sewers making the above funky coaster and placemat which involved them sewing straight lines, changing threads, using decorative stitches and quilting.

Our kids were hard at work for 3 hours stitching.

 Well done to all of our sewers who came along and completed their placemat and coaster.  We can’t wait to see you all again for our next school holiday kids sewing class.


Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x