Your Summer Sewing Project: Limited Edition DIY Quilt Kits


Your Summer Sewing Project: The Limited Edition DIY Quilt Kit, Summertime Blues

We found your Summer project! This divine DIY Quilt Kit will have your bed looking super chic by Autumn.

No Chintz have just launched a fantastic limited edition DIY Quilt Kit, Summertime Blues – the perfect Summer project! The kit provides exact measurements, one-off hand-dyed Shibori fabric panels and step-by-step guided instructions – tried and tested to ensure exceptional results. Even better, the strip panel quilt style is easy to master. Be quick, there are only 10 DIY Kits available.

No Chintz Crafter and Visual Merchandiser Lisa Llavero, was the mastermind designer behind the quilt kit, and gives us the nuts and bolts, or should we say, threads and finer details, behind Summertime Blues


The Summertime Blues Kit DIY Quilt Colour Scheme…

“This is an incredibly unique quilt kit in a blue scheme that comes with two individually hand-dyed Shibori panels (a time consuming ‘method dying’ process that creates a unique pattern), so no two panels, or kits, are the same.”

Summertime Blues Kit DIY Quilt, $370, flat, and hanging at the Brisbane Craft & Quilt Show. Swatch panel of the quilt.


What’s Included In The Kit?

“The kit includes 10 coordinating fabrics that make up the top of the quilt from linens and cottons to hand-woven ikats, embroidery, Japanese florals, ticking, pin-stripe, one meter of hand-dyed shibori and step-by-step instructions.” You can customise your quilt by choosing and adding the three B’s – binding (edging), batting (the fill that gives the quilt thickness), and backing (the back of your quilt). No Chintz can help you select the right types for pizazz and individuality.


Summertime Blues Kit DIY Quilt, $370, Lomandra in Cornflower, $77/m, Ohio Ticking in Aqua, $53/m.


The Inspiration? “Summertime Blues was inspired by the original screen printing designs created by Cath Derksema, a textile designer,” explains Lisa. Cath produces unique artworks at Sydney-based handmade fabric house, Prints Charming. The Shibori and block print’s Cath has created are incredible. Cath and the Prints Charming team offer Indigo Dye and screen printing workshops, as well as sewing classes where you can learn patchwork, embroidery and quilting, or how to make a skirt, cushion or bag.


Check out Prints Charming’s Blog on their Indigo Dye and screen printing workshops and her pics at Top left, Cath with her son, Toby, enjoying nature’s finest.

Skill Level: “Beginner to intermediate.”

Perfect for: “Unisex, teenagers, coastal retreat.”

Mood: “Sophisticated to beach-side indigo feel!”

Size: 170 x 230 cm. Suits single beds as a bedspread or a coverlet for queen-size bed.

Visit the friendly No Chintz team in-store for details, and advice on a great range of backing options, batting and bias binding to personalise your look.

X Miss Stitched

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