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National Craft Month – International Quilting Day 2021

Crafter's Companion – 15/03/21

 It’s week three of National Craft Month! We’re nearly midway through March and Spring has certainly settled in, blowing away those Wintery cobwebs with sprightly breezes and keen bursts of sunshine. The days may be lighter, but it’s still chilly enough for sweaters, coats and the occasional cosy blanket! 

So what better time to get ready to celebrate International Quilting Day 2021 on March 20th? To mark this special soft craft day, we’re making this week’s blog all about the wonderful world of quilting, patchwork and needlework! So, grab your needles and thread, fire up the sewing machine and let’s Make March Magnificent!

Gemini Multimedia Decorative Border Dies

These clever die sets are a brand new addition to the Gemini Multimedia family! Launched  this week, our new Multimedia Decorative Border Dies will save you time whilst achieving a professional finish on your softcraft projects – a winning combination! 

Each die set features a decorative cutting edge that can cut continuous lengths of fabric strips with ease, making it super simple to add a sweet border to your makes!

These dies take away all the hard work of cutting the designs into your fabrics, so you have more time to focus on your sewing! With a simple pass through a Gemini die-cutting machine you can cut multiple layers of fabric and decorative strips up to 72” in length with accuracy and precision.

Choose between a striking Chevron design or a sweet Scalloped set to add beautiful borders to your quilts, table runners, wall hangings, bags and more! Take a look at some stunning makes below and let your inspiration lead the way.

Sara Meadow Lane Fabric

Go bright, bold and fantastically floral with your Springtime makes with the new Sara Meadow Lane Fabric collection! 

Inspired by sweet wildflower meadows and carefree blue sky days, this range has been created in partnership with established US-based fabric producer, Riley Blake.

And, with a whopping 18 designs there’s a whole world of choice! From delicate ditsy florals to bold and vibrant prints and all in a sweet sherbert colour palette – Sara Meadow Lane Fabric is the perfect way to add a touch of whimsical joy to your softcraft projects!

This 100% cotton fabric is soft but sturdy – making it ideal for quilting, sewing, bag-making and so much more! Let’s take a look at the range so you can see for yourself! 

Gemini – Cutting Plates for Fabric

So much softcraft and quilting inspiration, but only so many hours in a day to make all those fantastic ideas a reality.  Well, worry no more – we have you covered! 

The ingenious Gemini Cutting Plates for Fabric will save you heaps of time with your soft craft makes!  These plates offer a fabulously efficient approach to cutting patchwork pieces, or soft craft shapes as they can cut multiple layers of fabric with just one pass of the machine! So, you can use multi-media dies to create precise pieces for quilting, patchwork, appliqué and more!

Cutting Plates for Fabric are available in two sizes – one designed to work with the Gemini die-cutting machine and one for the Gemini Junior die-cutting machine. And each set comes with instructions so you can get started straight away!


If this has got the soft craft side of your brain ticking over then here’s even more inspiration!

Jennie Rayment’s Build-A-Block Tablerunner

Grace your table with this easy to cut and simple to sew tablerunner.

Dribble bib and dummy saver

These two step-by-steps don’t require too many materials and each is only four steps long, so they’re quick and simple.

Fabric bread basket

This is a very simple project and doesn’t require many materials, so give it a go and make it your own!

There’s so much going on at Crafter’s Companion for National Craft Month! To find out more check out our National Craft Month web page and follow us on Facebook UK, Facebook USA, Twitter, Instagram UK, Instagram US, Pinterest UK or Pinterest US  And don’t forget to share your National Craft Month makes using the hashtags #National Craft Month and #crafterscompanion.