Author: Carol Lightburn

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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…

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I’m very excited at being asked to review the beautiful ‘Eastern Botanicals’ fabric collection, designed by Sarah Payne for the Craft Cotton Company on behalf of UKQU.co.uk. This printed 100% cotton fabric features cranes, bunches of flowers, blossoms, seed heads and flower blenders and was inspired by Sarah Payne’s visit to India & Nepal. Influenced…

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Sometimes we look at a quilt pattern and wonder if we will ever be ready to try some of the more complex designs. If the answer is yes, then we wonder where to start! In my last product review of the wonderful Woodland Makower UK fabric my blog featured an easy Stack and Slash pattern.…

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You might think it’s too early to be using the word ‘Christmas’ in February but bear with me to the end and ll will be revealed …. It started with the UKQU.co.uk Bloggers Retreat, planned for December 2018, and an early request for blocks and ‘just an hour’ of our time to make up some…

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Who doesn’t get excited at receiving some fabric to work with so I’m hugely thankful to UKQU.co.uk for kindly giving me the opportunity to write this product review for the Woodland Fabric pack generously provided by MAKOWER UK. Twenty beautiful designs in this magical WOODLAND themed fabric – all that’s missing is the unicorn! Hedgehogs,…

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I’m always excited about receiving fabulous material to work with but was very surprised at my reluctance to actually cut it up into smaller pieces! I used so many avoidance tactics to start using it and began feeling guilty at not writing this product review sooner. It was fast becoming ‘my precious’ and I wanted…

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Something new to try! Generously provided by EQS and thanks to UKQU.co.uk  for kindly giving me the opportunity to write this product review for the June Tailor Shape Cut Slotted Ruler 12″ x 12″ The actual Slotted Ruler measures 16 ½ inch square and is made of good quality flexible plastic/acrylic. At each end of…

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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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This fabulous fabric collection by Makower UK is called Dream – the colour palette is a mix of greys, pinks and creams. So soft to touch – and yes, I fell in with every other fabric lover and spent ages just gently stroking each piece just to help the creative soul in me fire into…

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The idea of a FIDGET QUILT is to give the hands and fingers something to do. They can also help to stimulate the senses and aid memory recall. Although a fidget quilt is meant for someone living with dementia or Alzheimer’s they can be equally appealing to teenagers, young children and adults alike. Lots of…