Author: Denise Inkson

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March is upon us and the months are flying by, well to me it feels that way. This month’s block is slightly different. As it is reverse appliqué, this entails layers of fabric sewn together and sections cut out from the top layers. I hope you all had chance to purchase and find some good…

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Once you have appliquéd all pieces, it is time to add the handle, notice that there is no pattern piece for this. Sew using a straight machine stitch over the line –if you draw one in – and go over it four times. It does not matter if they all do not match. Then using…

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Happy Birthday to the United Kingdom Quilters United website, it has been a whole year since the website became live, with almost 553,000 hits – views for the period January 9th 2018 to January 9th 2019- over the first year, what a success. I have been blogging for them since the start and what a…

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Sewing through the ages, generations passing the skills to the next. I could go on forever how the society has lost this. Rest assured I would not. I can remember my Nanna making me things, but I cannot remember her sewing. Neither my mother or auntie sewed, the basic skills I learnt at school, back…

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Hands up, for those that hate Christmas, it is okay to say ME. I do, I hate it with a passion. What do I hate about it? • The sense of profound loneliness despite being in a room full of people • Loneliness • The extreme demand placed upon you by others to be happy…

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Something a little different from me this month, with posts about Christmas makes becoming the norm, I thought it would be nice to show off a Halloween make. I enjoy machine embroidery and I enjoy playing and digitising my own designs as well. I started with a 4 inch square embroidery area machine and soon…