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Helen Stubbings
Quilt, Embroidery, Stitchery, Applique and fabric designer of Hugs 'n Kisses
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We have a new toy in our shed and are slowly learning and playing with lots of new yummyness for us all.... Checkout these mini embroidery frames and brooches - just two to start with but many more to come.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
This week’s block is by Lori Kennedy and features my favourite technique – applique (ok so one of my favourites) Of course I used my applique paper method and left out the piecing part. they're starting to make a nice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
This weeks block is pieced – and is designed so you don’t have to have perfect points – hence the name ‘point taken’ and is designed by Susan Ache. Susan is Yard Girl 60 on instagram and specializes in machine... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
Im on a roll here so while I running hot here is block 4! this weeks block is from Wenche Wolff Hatling and this is my little version. yes my little elephant is backwards because I lazily traced the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
How exciting is it that I was invited to be a designer in the second series of the Splendid Sampler? And I even made the cover! so yes, you get my block for free to get one step ahead before... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
Now- don’t get too excited- I'm starting off well but I'm liable not to last too well… I won’t be blogging for every block but the first few I thought I’d tell you how I made my versions and add... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
How exciting for me to be a part of the second series of the Splendid sampler – so I didn't make the cut for the first one – but hey, you all know about it now so are ready to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
Have you been needled about what type of needle you should use in your embroidery projects? Or perhaps, choosing the right type of needle is like looking for a needle in a haystack? One of the most basic and the... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
Typepad HTML Email Hi Gale, at this stage my first trip this year will be for Houston in October – I haven’t decided on teaching engagements just yet but have had several enquiries.HugsHelen
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2018 on Stitch with Helen in 2018 at Hugs from Helen
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We made it to 2018- what will it bring? So many exciting things happening in 2018, where do I start? I’m currently having just a few days off but madly trying to design, stitch and prepare some exciting programs and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
So much to tell you about my last few months, but let’s start backwards with our wonderful but busy weekend just gone.. Over 100 lovely like minded ladies joined us in a wonderful setting to share, stitch, laugh and play….... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Hugs from Helen
Apple or Yellow Greens are the colour for this months Aurifil block designer – and I’m it! I love my Aurifil threads and was chuffed when they asked me to be the October girl… This year this free BOM quilt... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Hugs from Helen
Typepad HTML Email Hi Annetta, this a blog page – you’d need to order from my website at
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Hi Maureen. Yes these patterns are still available on my new website. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented May 9, 2017 on Twas the night before Christmas at Hugs from Helen
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Typepad HTML Email Hi Diane, unfortunately we have just moved all of our websites and this has broken many links in old blog posts… the new website is still at however it is a brand new platform so links and navigation it totally different. When we have time we will work back over some blog posts and correct the links but right now we are still dealing with other problems that are inevitable when everything Is moved….The link for the BOM you mention is now HugsHelen
Toggle Commented May 7, 2017 on The Leah Day Project at Hugs from Helen
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Whilst testing my blocks for my latest Block of the Month Project ‘In The Good Old Days’, I decided to use one right here to send to Leah and see what she did with it! and here are the results!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Hugs from Helen
Typepad HTML Email Yes I haven’t heard from her in awhile but it seems nothing is there anymore… I have a few tutes on her blog that I will need to redo here on my blog now if I can find them. Agree, hoping she’s okay.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2017 on Appliqué the gluestick way at Hugs from Helen
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This is an old tutorial post that was posted onto madam Samms blog. Her blog is no longer active and the links are broken, hence I have decided to reupload it for you all. happy stitching Hugs Helen Wow, what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Hugs from Helen
Another Gathering has come and gone, but not without a lot of effort, a lot of help, a lot of laughter and even quite a bit of stitching.. The tables were set and ready for the morning arrivals… Little gifts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Hugs from Helen
Can we believe it – only 5 sleeps til the big man comes…. eeeek, where did that year go? I of course have had a huge year…. trips to Bright, Salt Lake City, Houston, Victoria x 3, NSW x 3,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Hugs from Helen
You saw our wonderful gathering photos but I did forget to show you the new projects we made. The Hexie gogo teeny table topper This cute little runner could be for Christmas if you used Christmas fabrics – we just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Hugs from Helen
What a wonderful and special day we had last Sunday in Hobart at our annual Christmas gathering. It was sold out months before and no-one had to pull out which was lovely for everyone. Of course Jo & Judy had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Hugs from Helen
Typepad HTML Email Welcome Lori, so glad you found me…. I’m actually working on new websites and blog but this will remain – but hence a little quiet lately…
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2016 on Win on Pat Sloan’s book tour! at Hugs from Helen
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I’ve met the wonderful Pat Sloan many times and love working with her. She is so full of energy and ideas and no-one is too unimportant for her to stop and chat with in the aisles or online. Her community... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Hugs from Helen
Don’t you just love Tilda? and a Tilda Tea Party or trunk show – how cute would that be? I received some lovely pieces of the new Tilda fabrics several months ago and was asked to create some projects that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at Hugs from Helen