• To celebrate the launch of our new look website, and to encourage you all to try out the new shop, we are having a stonking great competition.  The competition is open to everyone and all you have to do is place an order, via account (as opposed to via guest checkout) within the month of October.  You will be entered once for each time you place an order, so multiple orders equal multiple entries... hooray!

    Continue reading

    Read More

  • Welcome!

    0

    Hello! I'm Alice and I'd like to welcome you to the new Backstitch blog.  The new website has been in the pipeline for quite a while now, so it's really exciting (and slightly nerve-wracking) to actually get it live.  Hop over and have a good old browse in the shop, and make sure you stick the new blog address into your readers to follow our journey.

  • Now, I have to admit that I do not consider myself a dressmaker.  I am, however, happy to call myself a quilter: flat finished work, square edged pieces and stable fabrics I can do but I've never really grabbed the dressmaking thing.  I think it just scared me a bit... all those curves and notches and fitting issues, and then what if you try it on and you don't like it?  I mean, the amount of stuff that I try on in changing rooms that I don't like is way more than the stuff that I do.

    Continue reading

    Read More

  • Believe it or not this quilt was started as part of the Spinning Stars Quilt Along. However, as I am a fully signed up member of the Slow-Quilt Movement (is there such a thing?) I never so much quilt 'along' as quilt 'a while after'.  And then once the thing is 'slow-quilted' it then takes a while for it to be 'slow-blogged' (now that definitely is a thing).

    Continue reading

    Read More

 -   +