If you are new to quilting, I can help you to get started with my ‘Animals’ quilt.

Animals quilt

This is a single-bed pattern which uses a single block 35 times, so once you have mastered the block you will get plenty of practice! There are videos on my YouTube channel showing you how to cut fabric and join pieces to make this exact block.

You can go to the You Tube channel by clicking here.

I made the quilt in autumn colours, but it would look great in soft pastels or in modern brights. The centre of each block in my quilt is an Australian animal, but you can choose any fabric with suitable motifs. You can download the pattern as a PDF by clicking the link below:

Animals Quilt by Amanda Jane Textiles


For instructions on how to layer up a quilt using specialist adhesive spray, click here.

layering up a quilt


For helpful advice on machine quilting a large quilt, click here:



For a free pattern to make a fabric bag, follow the link to my pattern on Instructables here.

Pretty Fabric Bag, by Amanda Jane Textiles, free pattern on Instructables


To make a patchwork block of a house, click here.



For instructions on how to recycle a shirt, click here.

How to recycle a shirt by Amanda Jane Ogden


To make a tweed brooch, click here.

Tweed brooch by Amanda Jane Ogden



To make a fancy dress or pantomime costume, click here.


To replace the lining in a jacket, you can check out the post that I wrote for the Bernina blog, by clicking on this link:



Jacket lining

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