Meet the author of Tilda's Toy Box Tone Finnanger

Meet The Author of the Tilda Collection: Tone Finnanger


Tone Finnanger is the founder and sole designer of the internationally recognized Tilda brand, which she started in 1999 at the age of 25. Tone grew up in Oslo, the capital of Norway, and now lives and works on a small island in the Oslofjord. Her education is in classical printing and graphic design. Tilda has been a lifestyle for Tone, and has developed over the years to be a much-loved brand for crafters.

Natasha Makes had the opportunity to interview Tone and learn more about her, the idea behind her business and of course what was the inspiration behind the name Tilda. See the video of the Interview below.



Tone Finnanger recently re-released her book, Tilda’s Toy Box. in paperback. The book will show you how to make a wide range of beautiful soft toys and gifts for kids, plus beautiful quilts and pillows for children’s bedrooms. Discover simple sewing patterns for adorably plump dolls with a range of outfits and accessories, cute jungle creatures such as monkeys and parrots, and sea-themed creations such as pirates, whales and fish.


tilda's toy box patterns


Exquisitely presented in her trademark style, this book will delight Tilda fans everywhere with its achievable patterns and charming styled photography.

Learn more about Tilda’s Toy Box HERE.


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  1. Hello I’ve just purchased Tilda’s Toy Box and would very much like to make the Cosy Patchwork Quilt. Is it possible to tell me how much fabric I would need to make it. I would also like to make the Patchwork Snake quilt. Can you tell me how much fabric I would need and the collections chosen for each quilt. They are just beautiful.
    Many thanks in advance.
    Lesley Green

  2. A few days ago I saw pictures of bags made with Tilda’s Chick Escape online. I can not find them again despite trying for the last 48 hours!
    I am hoping you can direct me to those bags.
    Thank you.
    Susan Bold

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