Saturday, 22 December 2018

Beginners Foundation Paper Piecing - How to make a Mug Rug

In this video, Beginners Foundation Paper Piecing - How to make a Mug Rug.
I teach you how to do Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP).
I will show you the tools that I used as a beginner, so there was no outlay on tools or products.
Once we have done the Foundation Paper Piecing part of the mug rug, we will then quilt it by using stitch in the ditch method.
So grab your scrap basket get your templates and Mini Quilt layout links below video on YouTube...And let's get started.

So what are you going to need?

some scraps from your scrap basket will be perfect for this project 

1 - 6-inch piece of wadding 
1 - 6-inch piece of backing fabric such as calico or quilting cotton 
you will need some basic quilting and sewing tools...

See the Video here for more details on supplies. 

Please be aware these are only layouts to give you a general idea of how to layout your quilt. I encourage you to play with the design and get the best layout for you. There is no measurements or instructions to go with them. If you have any problems, Please email me at the following address, and I will help any way I can:▶

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Thursday, 20 December 2018

2018 Block of the Month Final Assembly

Block of the Month 
Now has a new home. 

For all the Details click 

Keep an eye in early January 
for our 2019 Block of the Month 
this one will be a Foundation Paper Piecing 
Block of the Month 

until next time 
Happy Quilting and Crafting ") N 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Block of the Month- Block #12 - How to make the Box Kite Quilt Block

Block of the Month has a NEW HOME
you can find all the details 

This block is a nice quick and easy block to put together. 
Head over to our new Website for all the details and your 
free download for the Block. 

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

How to Make a Reverse Applique Potholder

In this, how to make a Reverse Applique Heart Potholder tutorial video. I show you step by step on what to do and the best products to use for this simple way of reverse applique... I just love how quick this little potholder comes together making it the perfect gift for that someone special.

So Let's Get Started

Free Heart Shape template:▶
You can find the Binding video here:▶

We also have some affiliate links to make shopping easier for you to complete your project.
Fabric used:▶
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I look forward to seeing your creations. Share theme with us either in our Facebook group
or Instagram by tagging us @darvanaleedesignsstudio 

Happy Quilting and Crafting N ") 

Monday, 3 December 2018

DDs Roll'n'Go Pattern Release

Good Morning Lovelies, I would like to Introduce my latest beginners pattern:) "DDs Roll'n'Go" receive a 15% discount using coupon code "Take15" valid until the 10th December 2018. You will find all the details here
DDs Roll'n'Go is a Fat Quarter friendly pattern perfect for beginners and advanced sewers alike. Measuring 11" (W) x 5.5" (H) when folded. DDs Roll'n'Go is the perfect way to keep all your quilting and sewing tools in one place. As the name suggests you can Roll your tools up and be out the door in no time at all. DDs Roll'n'Go is perfect for taking to Sewing Guild meetings, sewing retreats or classes. This pattern comes with clear step by step instructions and also includes a How-To video for binding step. You can easily make the DDs Roll'n'Go in an afternoon, making this a perfect give for your sewing friends. Get your copy today. :)

I can't wait to see your creations
Happy Quilting and Crafting ") N

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) Block #11 November 2018

Block of the Month has a NEW HOME
you can find all the details 

This block is a nice quick and easy block to put together. 
Head over to our new Website for all the details and your 
free download for the Block. 

Friday, 26 October 2018

Pop-up Workshop - DDs Mountain Retreat Bag

DDs Mountain Retreat Bag Pop-up Workshop

Hosted by Darvanalee Designs Studio 


Date: 10th November 2018
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Where: 2 Mant Street, Kingaroy (Girl Guide Hut)
Price: $170

What you get: a Full kit to make DDs Mountain Retreat Bag
This includes all cut and fused for you to make it easy for you to Come, Sew and Go...You Just need to bring some basic sewing Supplies ...

What you will learn
How to instal a lace zip 
How to instal Basic zip
Learn about different types of Interfacing and why they are used 
How to assemble a Bag
Some basic Quilting and Binding techniques

We will provide you with...
Unlimited Tea and Coffee
Morning and Afternoon Tea
Light Lunch (Finger Food)

Fabric choices: When making payment in PayPal please leave a message stating a colour preference. So we can match something to your taste...

Spots are Very Limited-- each person gets a table to themselves so you can spread out

What you need to bring:

General Sewing Supplies-Scissors, Pinking shears, Cotton, Needles, Sewing machine needles etc
Sewing Machine and Zipper Foot
Iron and Ironing Pad
Extension Lead and Power Board

Look forward to see you there 
Happy Quilting and Crafting ") N


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for workshops hosted by Darvanalee Designs Studio must be made in writing. We recognise that unforeseen circumstances may arise; however, Darvanalee Designs Studio will not accept responsibility for these.

In the event of cancellation prior to the close of standard registration, Darvanalee Designs Studio will refund all workshop payments made less a $100.00 (inc GST) cancellation and admin fee. Absolutely no refunds will be made for cancellations after the close of standard registration/Booking, 10th of October 2018, 6pm AEST

Your ticket is transferable in the event that you cannot attend the workshop, a substitute may attend in your place. Please notify us as soon as possible if you are transferring your Booking.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) Block #10 October 2018

So let us get started!

How to Make DDs Windowpane Quilt Block
Block #10

What you Need:
1 fat Quarter White Fabric - Background (either plain or tone on tone)
1 Fat Denim Blue ( Either plain or print)
1 Fat Teal Blue ( Either plain or print)
Sewing Machine with ¼” foot
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting Ruler
Matching Threads
Thread Snips
Best Press
Alphabitties (Affiliate Link)
Iron and Ironing Pad

Cutting Instructions:

Please use cutting instructions below ...there is no print out this month. As this block is an easy one

Cutting Instructions

From the White Background Fabric

Cut 4 ✂
1¾" x 8” Strips.
Cut 2 4⅝ " squares. then Crosscut so you have
2 triangles from each square.
Cut 2 ✂ 3⅛ " Squares

Denim Blue 
Cut 4 ✂ 1¾ x 8” Strips.

Teal Blue Blue 
Cut 4 ✂ 3" Squares
Cut 2 ✂ 3⅛ " Squares

 Refer to Printable Cutting instructions for further cutting of squares
We are using SCANT Quarter inch seam allowance throughout the pattern

Block Assembly
Now onto the Assembly of your Block
and Don't forget we have a Video Tutorial for you
to follow along with you can find the Video

You can get a better look at this in the Supplementary video Click and Play the Video

Finished Block
Called “ DDs Windowpane ”

I hope you enjoyed your tenth block for the Block of the Month.
Please don’t forget to share your gorgeous blocks with our
Facebook Community and Crafty Friends
We all love seeing what you are creating.
Join us again next Month for another Block

Happy Quilting and Crafting ") N