Author: Carol Lightburn

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Every so often a member of ‘Our Quilty Pleasures NL’ quilting group puts out a call to make a group quilt of a specific block and size. This time the traditional Log Cabin block was chosen, and, although I’ve been quilting for a few years now, I have never made one! I got so carried…

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Reviewing notions, fabrics or even thread is one of the happiest elements of my role as a Blogger for this website.  So when a package arrived in the post I was intrigued.    This fabulous Maker’s Workbook – Quilting popped out of the package courtesy of www.patterntrace.com . It was certainly more exciting than the 10…

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Like so many of us, either working from home, self-isolating or shielding I’ve taken some of my ‘out of work’ hours to reduce some of my fabric ‘scraps stash’ – this stash includes those pieces that were cut wrongly, odd shapes etc …. some of them even make their way into special little boxes as…

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I had seen the OMBRE BLOOM collection whilst on a previous visit to PANICO’s but, it wasn’t on my radar as one to choose and make something with. I loved the idea of the gradients, but I personally tend to stay away from anything ‘flowery’. So, when I visited Carl at the PANICO’S stand at…

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How many game shows have you heard the phrase, ‘Open the Box?’ Well, on my visit to PANICO’S I got to Open the Box …. Two boxes of beautiful fabric. Thank you PANICO’S for this amazing opportunity to write for you and to UKQU.co.uk for setting this up. Like many of us ‘quilter’s’ we take…

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Hello everyone Like so many of ‘us quilters’ I’m always delighted when I get chance to buy fabric. My nearest places are anything from 15 to 30 miles away and in the opposite direction to where I live or work. Working full time means I don’t have much time to visit these places and browsing…

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Love them or hate them a Christmas Candle Wreath is so easy to make and, with Christmas just around the corner, I just had to have a go at making one myself. There are lots of examples on a range of internet sites so I thought I’d have a go at writing some instructions as…

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Yay, it’s fabric time! I’m hugely thankful to UKQU.co.uk for kindly giving me the opportunity to write this product review for the RHAPSODY fabric generously provided by MAKOWER UK. There are twenty-six amazing designs in this Klimt inspired Makower fabric and they truly epitomise the definition of Rhapsody by featuring two highly contrasted moods and…

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I found this lovely Christmas Somerset Star after trawling the internet for new ideas for my Christmas themed blog. The original post was on www.sometimescrafter.com and dated back to 2010. I was intrigued by how it all came together and, as I haven’t found anything similar elsewhere, I thought it would be a charming little…

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Have you ever had one of those moments when you’ve seen something and thought, ‘Why have I not tried this method before? Well, if you are like me you’ve either never seen it or never really taken notice of something right under your nose when you have been searching for tips/ideas. I was looking for…

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With Summer and Wimbledon upon us this darling little strawberry pincushion can be made quickly and simply using scraps of fabric. It’s not my design – it came from a link from the Fave Quilts website but I had fun making it. Please use this for your own use or to give as a gift. You…

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My fabric review for UKQU.co.uk this time is the delightful Lily Pad collection designed by Debbie Shore for The Craft Cotton Company. There are 9 designs included in this collection. I like that the design and colours really complement each other very well. The Lily Pad Collection is a printed, 100% cotton quilting fabric, sold…