Author: Fiona Garth

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We offered UKQU members the chance to win a free entrance ticket to Festival Of Quilts on our March Blog. Entrants were asked to visit our website and choose which QS Batik fabric was their favourite. Very surprisingly, entrants were very low – Just 17 in fact to win 4 tickets and three of those…

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This year, for the second year, Quilt Sandwich are taking all of their stock on the road to the Festival of Quilts. The road down to the NEC is a long one but it is wonderful to be able to see so many fellow quilters having a great time at the Festival of Quilts. It…

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January and February are both mad months in the QuiltSandwich Show Calendar. Started with a magnificent new show at Newark.  This was then followed by Edinburgh and Harrogate Quilt Shows.  The next to come are Duxford and finally before the Easter Break comes The Scottish Quilting Show. At QuiltSandwich, as we also run Patchwork and…

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This last month has been hectic. We have been lucky enough to spend our Christmas and New Year on holiday in Lanzarote with my Mum – which as usual proved rather challenging for many reasons. The day after we got back we headed up to Scarborough and collected our new purchase. We do love Boxers…

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As a longarm quilter, borders are the most common mistake I encounter. In theory, it should be easy to cut a straight piece of fabric and just sew it to another – Right? WRONG! Its not. The implications for doing this is usually there is far too much border fabric on the quilt. The longarm…

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Welcome one and all to my first Blog Post for the UK Quilters United. This is a really exciting time for me and of course for the group as a whole as they embark on their new website. First of all I want to wish them all the very best with this move – I…