This is a website for textiles enthusiasts. It is packed with information, inspiration and items of interest. I’m Amanda – an artist, designer and maker based in Ramsgate, UK. I create art, design fabrics, write quilt patterns, make quilts, teach classes and sell beautiful quilts.
If you are interested in textiles, art, design and craft, you can find blog posts on topics of your choice by using the search box. The most recent weekly blog post is here. Subscribing to the blog is easy – just click the button.
You can also get the free Monthly Newsletter which provides design & colour inspiration, tips, book reviews, interesting links and news from the studio. You can sign up for the newsletter here.
If you like fabrics, there are 120 original Fabric Designs (including Bees and Bumble Bees) here. You’ll find charming, colourful and sometimes quirky textiles for your dressmaking, quilting and home furnishing needs. All designs can be printed on a variety of fabrics (and even on wallpaper). Orders are supplied by print-on-demand firm Spoonflower and are shipped from Berlin, Germany or Durham, USA.
If you need detailed, easy-to-follow Quilt Patterns take a look at the patterns here. Each pattern (like the ‘Mexico Quilt’ shown right) has clear, step-by-step instructions with colour photos. Confident beginners, intermediate quilters and sewing enthusiasts will find these patterns for textile items easy to use. Some patterns are designed specifically for absolute beginners.
Go to the Testimonials page here to see feedback from participants in workshops and classes.
You can find free patterns and textiles projects on the Tutorials page here.
‘Watch the Stars’ Mystery Quilt
Throughout 2022, you can join in a free Mystery Quilt project to make Watch the Stars, a star-spangled quilt. Instructions are given each month on the blog, for a star – or set of stars. At the end of the year, the layout of the finished quilt will be revealed so the quilt can be completed. Click here for the introduction to ‘Watch the Stars’.
Bed quilts and Art Quilts for sale
Are you looking for the perfect piece for your home?
Art Quilts (to hang on the wall) and quilts for beds are listed in the Amanda Handmade Quilts shop on Etsy here.
There are also a number of paintings for sale, which are listed in the Art-work section of this website here.
Get in touch
It’s easy to get in touch with me and I’d love to hear from you. I do use the post (as seen in the photo) but the contact form below is quicker!