Upcoming Quilt project…

Hi All,

I hope this post finds you all well or at least on the way to good health!

While I was updating my website, I thought I’d show you a sneak preview of my upcoming ‘Back to Front quilt’…..of course that’s not the real name of it, it’s just the way it evolved over time, but it’s coming together nicely now.


I wonder if anyone has any ideas what it is? …apart from the 2 people who have seen some blocks! But it’ll stay under wraps until it’s finished. That’s all for now on that folks but….

While having a de-clutter, I came across some (fused/prepared) Fabric Satchel body pieces which can be made into Satchels. They are from my first ebook, ‘How to Make Your Own Fabric Satchel’  and were One-Off! satchels, No two were the same. (See on the Right of this page), and also available on Amazon.co.uk. If you’re interested you can type in Marian Turner on Amazon and it should take you there. Also to the Right you can see the rotating carousel showing a lot of the Satchels I’ve made.

All the fused body pieces are ready so I’ll be sorting them out with a view to selling at some point. If anyone is interested to see what’s still available PM Sandra Turner on Facebook –  (the book Cover is my FB logo). I will be putting them on UKQU on FB soon….UK Postage Only!

Apart from that I’ve still got 5 completed Fabric Satchels for sale, 2 large size (holds a Lever arch file; and 3 medium size (holds an A4 File).

To all, stay well, stay safe and stay warm.

MT-Crafty Lady X



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Wow! It’s been a long time since my last post…

Hi All

I hope you are all well and making some beautiful quilty gifts. It’s been a busy year which has swept by so quickly with Christmas now looming again… still lots to achieve but it’s baby steps until I get my present project completed.

I’ve been working on a ‘Back to Front’ project for a while now which has been challenging to say the least! … but I’m slowly making headway with it.

I’m happy to say I’ve added the last block photo for my Poppy Quilt to my Photo file so there is little excuse to postpone putting this quilt top UFO together in the ‘near’ future…in my head that sounds doable but time will tell. That’s the problem of UFO’s, they pile up and there’s never enough hours in the day, or days in the week, or weeks…etc.

Hugs to those who need them or want them. Stay warm and stay busy creating when you can.

MT-Crafty Lady X



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Jan McElroy’s FABULOUS Fabric Postcards

The Scream from Jan

To see all the individual postcards and the collections of beautiful ‘works of art’ Jan has created, visit her website at –


It’s a treat for anyone’s eyes….

MT-Crafty Lady X


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The most amazing collection of Fabric Postcards…

My friend Jan McElroy has, over the years, made the most amazing and diverse Fabric Postcards I have ever seen. I am lucky to have some of her postcards which I received in swaps over the years so I want to nominate Jan’s new website to everyone as a place to visit. Jan’s postcards are for sale from £5.00 but in my opinion, they are worth far more that that as the cards are made in many different designs and many are fabulous themed collections. Go and have look, you’ll be in awe of what you see….



MT-Crafty Lady  X




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My Erratic Batik quilt…

My quilt has been published in British Patchwork & Quilting magazine in the Feb 2018 issue and the pattern will be in the shops next Friday 19/01/18. The pic below is a preview from the magazine.ERRATIC BATIK in FEBRUARY 2018 British P&Q mag

This stitch and flip quilt is so quick and easy to put together and with no matching of corners it’s a hassle-free breeze to a unique quilt. Changing the blocks around creates a new design each time.  I loved making this and though I don’t usually repeat my quilts I think I’ll make an exception with this one, but with different coloured fabrics of course…

The pieced backing uses up lots of the left over strips from the front so it’s a great scrap-buster too and means that the quilt is double-sided so it’s a 2 in 1 scrap buster quilt!!! See the quilt Back in the magazine on Friday!

Heading photo of Erratic Batik

MT-Crafty Lady X


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HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!

I hope and wish that 2018 brings you all that you wish for yourselves, good Health being at the top of the list for so many…

Great news! With lots of projects in waiting, I am delighted that my Erratic Batik quilt project


will be featured in the Feb issue of British Patchwork & Quilting UK magazine and will be in the shops on 19th January 2018.

It’s such an easy pattern as there’s no matching seams or points which a lot of quilters will enjoy for its simplicity, yet the result can be stunning and unique!

So what have I got planned for 2018? – The top of the 3rd and final panel of my daughter’s ‘Romanesque’ quilt is nearing completion so I have high hopes for that being completed in the coming months.

 I’ll be working on another project alongside the ‘Roman’, and also working on my next Pattern to add to my Hounds-tooth Pattern which is on my Sales Page on here…and slowly but surely I’ll be adapting and adding Patterns to my SALES Page.

My other great news is that my youngest granddaughter E has found her sewing passion at 9 years old. While her brother and sister enjoyed sewing when they were younger which resulted in them having their Cushions in the British P & Q UK magazine some years ago, they veered off the path, so fingers crossed E will continue developing her passion.

I’m also in 2 new online groups which I’m enjoying – a Postcard Swap group run by a friend who was the first to introduce me to this enjoyable and addictive skill by sending me a RAK (Random Act of Kindness), and one I have been doing for 9 years or more.

Stay well, Stay warm and dry, and keep sewing to spread the joy….

MT-Crafty Lady X


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