Author: Christine Hutchins

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Running a 200 Club means advertising it – and so it needed a logo.  The whip has been cracked – and it does seem a while since I last wrote a blog. I’d love to say it is due to me doing so much sewing. However, that is not really the case. I have been…

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Search Press describe themselves as “The world’s finest art and craft books”, and Sarah Payne’s Quilt School certainly is deserving of this description. This is an ideal book for those starting out on their quilting journey. For someone like me (I consider myself to be an experienced quilter – I’ve been quilting for over 20…

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We’re a month into the year already – well, we will be by the time you read this, it will be a month. Did you see posts about people trying to decide what their word for the year was going to be? Well, this year I decided to join the bandwagon. I thought that perhaps…

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Celebrations blog hop When it was suggested that the Bloggerati might like to take part in another blog hop, I thought I was prepared. I then saw what the topic was – Celebrations, and in looking at the list of suggested elements we might like to tackle, I knew immediately what I was going to…

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Okay, maybe not cutting edge, but the topic definitely is cutting. A week or two ago there was a question on the social group of Facebook, asking about who likes cutting fabric. I answered it, and I thought I’d share some further thoughts on it here. I quite like cutting fabric. Currently, my back and…

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I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, and so I jumped at the chance to be part of the UKQU blog hop – especially when the theme was flowers. I instantly knew what flowers I would choose – tulips. The inspiration for my flowers and leaves came from bobbin lace making. Back in…

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Jo Hendy has a treat (or several) in store for quilters once again. I have tried hard to limit my Block of the Month (BOM) subscriptions, and I am a little ashamed to admit that I have some still waiting for me to start them (exactly how many is too many?) – and others that…

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One of the questions I see often on various Facebook posts and pages is ‘How do you store your fabric?’. Then there are the posts that show how people have stored their fabric – you know the ones – those pictures apparently showing shelves of bolts of fabric, all organised by colour, with stacks of…

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It’s been a funny old time…and it still is a little bit strange. I’m sure that there are some of you out there who have managed to significantly reduce your stash, sewing for a range of causes out there. I have been doing a little bit to help – masks for family, friends, neighbours –…

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May 20

Isolation

Picture the scene if you can: you are a child in care, and for whatever reason you cannot stay at the place you have called home for the past year (or two, or longer). You are meeting new people for maybe the first time, or perhaps the second or third. You don’t know what to…

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Mar 12

Stonehenge

I’m not one to shy away from a challenge. Once I left teaching, my husband and I came to the decision that we would become foster carers. We approached a fostering agency, having been recommended by friends of ours. When fostering for an agency, the children we tend to look after are those who are…