Honeybee Cloths - Sewing supplies for busy bees - free patterns - easy  to sew pre-cuts. Pretty cotton prints - fresh cut off the bolt, patterns & notions.

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Let's go Skinny Dippin' !

By Dawn, May 1 2015 11:45AM

Summer is nearly here - so it seems like a good time for some "skinny dipping sewing"! Each row or strip in the 4 month Quilt-along measures 36" or 90cm wide. So by the end of the Quilt-along, the strips can be sewn together to make a strippy quilt. There'll be opportunity to do applique and folded patchwork too.

The first block in the Skinny Dipping Quilt-along is so easy - the beach hut unit is very quick to make. You'll find full instructions here. But here is the shortened version....

Sew the beach hut units together and before you know it you'll have a neat row of sweet little beach huts!

Lewis & Irene's Waves print runs across the width of the fabric, from selvedge to selvedge. Cutting it as a Skinny Quarter (25cm x 110cm) makes it perfect for the waves behind the beach huts. It comes in three colourways too, so as well as the white waves version above, we made a Sea blue strip and an aqua version too...

Once your strip of neat little beach huts is complete, applique some bunting, using bondaweb and running stitch to outline the string of bunting. Perhaps machine sew the outline of a plank door and add a little button for the door handle. Or personalise your beach huts – the world’s your oyster!

We'd love to see your beach huts, so please feel free to share them on Honeybee Cloths Facebook page. Also remember to "like and share" on Facebook or if your not on Facebook leave us a comment below, and you'll be entered into our draw to win a Coastal Skinny Quarter bundle.

The next block will be here on 1st June, so till then happy sewing x

May 11 2015 03:42PM by Jenny Niblett

Wow what a beautiful scene. I adore anything related to the sea and beach scenes. Definitely one to try. Thanks Dawn. I will certainly have a bash at this one.

May 12 2015 05:28PM by Gill

Great block - perfect for a seaside quilt!
I'd like to try multi coloured huts!

May 13 2015 02:14PM by dawn-honeybeecloths

Your multi-coloured huts are a lovely idea Gill! Good luck in the draw :)

May 13 2015 06:22PM by Judith

Am fairly new to patchwork and quilting and your lovely clear instructions and this great fabric will spur me on.

May 15 2015 05:46PM by Ann Keener

Beautiful prints. Reminds me of many trips to the beach!

May 16 2015 04:17PM by Isabel

Great design for a seaside quilt and the fabrics used are beautiful.

May 27 2015 10:55AM by Maxine

I really want to make this Beach Hut quilt as it reminds me of childhood summer holidays on Mudeford Beach..We always had a beach hut and my Granddad would sit outside in his deckchair with socks and shoes on....
The Lewis & Irene fabrics are just goregous and really do compliment this quilt pattern :)

Jun 13 2015 03:16PM by Jenney

My fabric arrived yesterday, beautifully packaged with ribbon. Can not wait to get started! Thank you for your help Dawn :-)

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We very much look forward to sewing a little happiness together, Dawn xx

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