Community

It’s great to sew, but often you will want
to sew in the company of others.

At GillyMac Designs there is an uplifting community of fellow sewists who meet regularly in classes and online. Our Facebook and Instagram pages are full of the latest projects, tip and a dedicated post every Friday shining the spotlight on a member of our community. In addition, if you take part in a GillyMac Class, have been to one of her talks or taken part in an online challenge, then you will be able to join the GillyMac Club on Facebook. This is a closed group where there are regular Sew-a-longs, demonstrations, ideas, and patterns and even more importantly you will get to meet and stay in touch with fellow sewing enthusiast online.

Below you will find some of the latest pictures from our super active and very friendly GillyMac Sewing Community.

The sewing classes at GillyMac Designs range through patchwork, quilting, dressmaking, bag making, and homewares. Similarly, the children and teen classes make the most amazing items for others, themselves and also to enter (and win) national competitions.

Once you have attended class you will be invited to join the uplifting online GillyMac Club where you can learn more from me and take part in our regular sewalongs and demonstrations.

3 weeks ago

First Irises - Last week I saw my first irises blooming. I love irises, not least of all because of the color combination of purple and yellow and green, which you might recognize as the main colors I picked for my class with Claudia Pfeil. The first photos are of an iris in my friend's garden, and then next photo is a lone iris we saw on our walk. My friend then pointed out some tiny little flowers that were growing as a weed. They are tiny and delicate - maybe a type of viola? Some tulips are still blooming too - this variegated one is so rich in color!I'm still behind on many things, including my quilting project from GillyMac Designs - sorry! I'm finally catching up on sleep after my weekend away. It was a ton of fun and I am so grateful to Mary Palmer and the QGI committee for organizing such an amazing weekend. I loved it! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Today I have been teaching my curved ruler quilting class. With a few simple techniques I can show you how to get the most from two simple curves. Teaching via Zoom allows every participant to get a close up view of how to hold and control the ruler. Once you start to use rulers, it will change the way you quilt! The next Zoom class is on 22nd July. More details can be found here ⬇️www.gillymacdesigns.com/product/1-curved-ruler-quilting-zoom-class-designs-1-10-26th-jan-2022-10a... ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Want to start some garment making? Wondering what to make for Me-Made-May. In this week's Sewing Made Simple Blog update I share my top ten tried and tested patterns for Summer. www.gillymacdesigns.com/2022/04/preparing-for-me-made-may/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

It's great when you feel a plan is coming together 💕 GillyMac Block Of the Month ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Spring Cleaning My Stash : ScrapsThere is no way to get around it. Sorting our scraps is painful - but it is a vital part of auditing what you have and efficiently using up your stash. My scraps were mixed with larger pieces with bits cut out out of them. If I had time, I could have squared up the larger pieces, but time is not something I have very much of. Instead I did the following - small pieces - sorted into colours Red, Orange, Pinks/Purples, Yellows, Blues, Greens, Neutrals/Brown, Greys/Black- larger pieces (bigger than fat eights) fold and stored in a box which was divided with bamboo dividersBamboo dividers are the key. Sourced from amazon, and makes a much more efficient use of the space I have. ... See MoreSee Less
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