Author: Carol Lightburn

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My trip to the North East always means I visit PANICO’s in Stockton-on-Tees so I can top up my fabric stash. They always have an excellent range of reasonably priced fabric to suit all pockets whether you are a quilter or dress maker. Like all fabric retailers PANICO’s have been keeping their customers going via…

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May 16

PANICOS

We all have our favourite FABRIC store and mine is PANICOs in Stockton-on-Tees. It’s a long way from where I live but I have close family who live in the area so PANICOs becomes my ‘go to’ place whenever I visit. So, as you can guess, I’m super excited that PANICOs has re-opened.    A…

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I am delighted to have been given the opportunity by UKQU.co.uk to write a review for a range of products courtesy of Hemline Gold. Eagerly awaiting the arrival of the post to see what the package would bring I decided to search the internet to have a look and try and guess what it might…

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When you are asked by UKQU.co.uk if you would like to write a review for CLOVER’s BIAS RULER and 45mm ROTARY CUTTER, well yes, I jumped at the chance. Intrigued by the bias ruler and really in need of a new rotary cutter this couldn’t have come at a better time. That pile of quilts…

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The Bloggerati challenge for March is to choose or have an artist allocated to you and bring it to life in QUILT form of our choice. It could be a mini quilt, block, table runner or a full quilt if feeling that ambitious. I have no idea why I decided to join in with this…

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Don’t deny it, we all have them, those unfinished quilt projects, those part made blocks, quilts and orphan blocks and what do we do with them? If you’re like me you just stick them in a box or bag and forget about them until, months, years later, you’re looking for that piece of fabric that…

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Art is not my strong point but give me a pile of orphan blocks and I find that creative streak just trying to get out. My first foray into making a quilt top out of random orphan blocks was at the first ever Bloggerati retreat in November 2018. All my plans for the weekend were…

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There are thousands upon thousands of envelopes used every day, for business and personal use and a vast array of envelopes of every colour and size.  They’ve certainly come a long way since they were first used as earliest records say that the Ancient Chinese and the Babylonian’s used clay to protect messages. Around 2,000…

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Ribbons and Bows have been in use for centuries and have truly evolved over time. Who could believe that, back in the sixteenth century, the English Parliament attempted to pass a law stating that ribbons could only be worn by the nobility! It was common for both men and women to pin ribbons and bows…

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I don’t know about you but I usually have lighted, scented candle glowing on the mantlepiece, and putting this CELEBRATIONS BLOG HOP together, made me think about when I actually started to see this as an everyday thing rather than just at Christmas or on birthday cakes! It probably started with Christmas presents from my…

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Christmas always makes me think of snow even though we don’t usually get snow for Christmas! So, when your mind starts to think of decorating the house for the festive season, your ‘quilting’ mind starts to think, ‘What can I make this year?’ Last year I made a candle wreath (shown below) so staying with…

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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 once again, I wanted to show you how I made mine last Christmas. There are lots of examples on a range of internet sites so I thought I’d have a go at writing some…