Author: Sue Burford

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SANTA CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS Here in Spain the Spanish do not celebrate Christmas in the same way as we do in the UK. Christmas Eve is their main event and the Family gets together to have a celebration meal and they generally eat the shops out of Prawns and other seafood!!! Although they DO have…

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Well, before starting to write a Blog on Flange Binding, I did a search and found two Blogs that contained the word ‘Flange’. One was by Ruth Garner for her beautiful Northern Lights Mini Quilt that she made for this years’ UKQU Swap and the other was by our Founder of UKQU, Juliet Nice. From…

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I have been fascinated by the story of the American Underground Railway since reading Colson Whitehead’s book ‘The Underground Railway’, in which he tells of a young slave, Cora, and her treacherous journey North to freedom. Whilst fiction, Whitehead gives us lots of information about the ‘safe’ houses used by the herioine, and the roads…

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PART TWO – ASSEMBLY…..  SEWING CAN BEGIN…. The lid brim is covered on the outside with the 28inch x 2inch strip set aside earlier. Fold in half inch turnings on one long side and press with an iron. Once ironed, stitch the folded side in place along the Hexagon lid, starting with one end overlapping…

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Expanding Sewing Workbox (Etui) This is the second Workbox I have made and, boy, do I wish I had taken photos and made a record of what did last time! The Workbox will take you several hours to make, cutting out the various components, sticking the bits together and then both hand and machine sewing.…

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I have made several Thread Catchers over the past years and non of them have been that successful. When I saw this idea on the main Facebook page, I just had to make one….. it is really cheap, and easy to make and it works!   I asked Yvonne Kearton if I could ‘steal’ her…

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Well, following a suggestion from Sue Griffiths, from Australia, the call went out for volunteers from the Bloggerati who would be interested in taking part in a Sew-a-Row Quilt. I have never done this sort of thing before and thought it would be fun to take part, so up went my hand!!!! Due to the…

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Whilst making the circles for my Sample Block Quilt – I was having trouble needle turning the edge of my central circles. I was trawling through the ‘net’ and came across this suggestion.  I thought it was clever – what do you think?? Using a piece of kitchen foil about 1inch bigger in diameter than…

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As some of you may already know – I live in Granada Province, Andalucia, in Spain. Our village here is very small with just over 1000 inhabitants, both Spanish and incomers from other parts of the world. Due to little work and an ageing population, the village is quite poor, and the incomers are certainly…

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Although I haven’t been asked to review this set of Snap Poppers, I am so impressed with them that I thought I would pass on my thoughts. I treated myself to this set from Amazon in April.  The pack was competitively priced and came with 360 T5 Snaps in 24 different colours.  The Tool kit…

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CAMDEN BOWL A great way of using all those narrow pieces of wadding that you have left over when you are sandwiching a quilt. My Bowl has a circular base with a diameter of 7inches. But you can make it smaller or larger and elliptical rather than round. For this Bowl you will need 6…

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TOILETRY BAG – Easy make, in about half an hour. As the summer is just around the corner (well, maybe), I thought I would make and Blog a Zipper Pouch Toiletry Bag. I have made several of these, they are quite quick and relatively easy to make. Here goes: You will need 2 pieces of…