Author: Ami Richards

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I have been to Festival of Quilts (FOQ) once before, in 2017 with my friend Lynne and we had a good but rather hectic day. Since then I have made friends with the lovely Carol from my local quilt group and Deb another longstanding friend, although not a quilter does like to have a look…

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Why am I so critical of my work? This is a question that I have asked myself many, many times, but why am I so critical of my sewing? My first ever quilt I am self-taught and have only been sewing / quilting for around 2.5 years and I watch YouTube tutorials to learn new…

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Jul 11

Stashes

Stashes, we all seem to have them, some bigger than others, but do we really need them?!?! Fat quarter storage I know, I know, it’s a hanging offence just to ask that kind of a question to quilters, but seriously, do we really need a huge stash? 1 box of yardage Some would say definitely…

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Spiral Motion by Jo Gray I recently attended the quilt show at the Region 8 Blackthorpe Barn Exhibition and saw some truly amazing quilts, and I hope someday I will be able to make something as good. Some of my favourites are shown in this blog and I have the names of the makers if…

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Last year I started hinting to my husband that I had outgrown the corner in my bedroom that I was using for my quilting and that I needed more space. I suggested that maybe I should convert one of the spare bedrooms into a sewing room and then I listed the cons to this suggestion.…

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I have blogged several times listing all my ‘bad buys’ and the fact that I never think through my purchases when I’m at shows etc. Well, here is something that I am really glad that I bought (I actually bought 3!) It is a simple gadget / tool / storage item!?!? Not sure what to…

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I was lucky enough to be sent the Makower UK Festive Range of fabric squares to review recently, can you imagine, Christmas fabric in April, what fun!!! Makower UK Festive Range The bundle of 14 squares arrived and they were so pretty with shiny gold in the print on some of them and I loved…

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As a fairly new quilter I always seem to be drawn to the latest must have gadgets and tools, this can be very costly if you make bad choices! Whilst watching some tutorials I noticed that when trimming blocks that some people used a cutting mat that could be rotated, I thought that this was…

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How do you say no? This is a question that I have seen many times on various quilting sites. When someone wants you to make a quilt but they want it at a rock bottom price. My situation is a little different, I have some family members who have seen my quilts and they know…

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Recently I was lucky enough to be selected to review a fat quarter pack from the Craft Cotton Co, the Snazzy Grey range. Snazzy Grey range I always get excited when opening a package and not knowing what is inside, I was very happy when I pulled the fabrics out of the envelope to find…

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I was lucky enough to receive a bundle of Makower stripped fabrics to review, yippee! There were twelve 9.75 – 10 inch squares with a thin stripe design, the colours were vibrant and the fabric soft. The edges were pinked which I am not usually a fan of, as I tend to look as if…

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I went to the Duxford show on Friday 8th March 2019 and it did not disappoint, so much to see and BUY with bargains to be had!!! Three Hummingbirds by Monika Wutzl I went early with some friends and we decided to start on the left-hand side of the hall and proceed up and down…