Author: Cheryl Davies

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KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid! Now, please don’t be offended – I am not calling any of you stupid! Nor am I suggesting that everything you do should be simple. However, there are times when we either want a simple project that we can complete relatively quickly, or we need the dreaded present that…

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Note: You might see some terms that you don’t understand – you can find explanations by referring to this blog:  https://ukqu.co.uk/hints-and-tips-terms-used-in-patchwork-and-quilting/ This blog relates to general patchwork / quilting. Any recommendations for specific products are items I use – I have no affiliation to any of the companies mentioned. How did I get into this?…

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I had a grand idea – I decided I was going to make a HST (half square triangle) quilt. I knew I wanted to make it a blue and white quilt. I saw a stunning range of fabric (Shibori II by Moda). I knew this would be perfect for what I wanted. I immediately ordered…

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A quilt and part of a group of friends Let me tell you a story. It is about a quilt and a group of friends. But the story changes – it eventually becomes a story about one friend. We are a group of quilting friends. Two of those friends (Elaine and Ruth) had been quilting…

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“Would you be interested in doing a book review?” Sylvia said. “It will be fun” she said. Well ok – maybe she didn’t say that bit! I jumped at the chance. I have always been an avid reader of both fiction and non fiction (usually historical) so how difficult could it be? The book is “Threads of…

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Disclaimer: All comments and opinions expressed are my own ……..  We all interact online these days.  Most of you who are reading this will interact with others who have a hobby in common – Quilting and Patchwork.  But we can sometimes get a bit heated when we believe that we have the “right” way to…

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Well I finally did it! I hope you are not too bored with The Beast, but this will be my last blog about it because I have finished it! Very briefly, it is a memory quilt for my daughter made from my late husband’s Ospreys Rugby shirts. It has been going on for at least…

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This is my #notgoing blog – as in #notgoing to Festival of Quilts. I sometimes think that I would love to go – then I think no. I would love to see the quilts on display and the shopping opportunities, but who am I kidding? I am not good at crowds, and find Malvern Spring…

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This list assumes some basic knowledge of fabric, sewing and sewing machines. It is not exhaustive but is intended to be useful for those just starting out on Patchwork and Quilting. PATCHWORKING (verb) The joining together of pieces of fabric by either hand or machine sewing to make larger pieces of fabric. The fabric used…