Author: Lynda Jackson

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In my last blog I discussed learning to use rulers on your machines and designing with them.  The response was fantastic, so much so that I am going to have to look at repeating the class later in the year as this one has sold out. I have also been asked many times to put…

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It seems that the latest trend in the quilting world is the use of quilting rulers to use both on domestic machines and on longarm machines.  They are being sold in various forms and various shapes and sizes, but once you have bought them, then what? If you are like a lot of people you…

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Many of you will have seen on my personal page that I recently won Best of World at the World Quilt New England Show in the US with my quilt Silver Linings. Overwhelmed and overjoyed does not go anywhere near to expressing how I felt when I heard the news, and yes, I admit to shedding…

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Many of you commented on the last post I did, so I thought you might like to see this little one I have been working on. This is a small piece of Radiance fabric (which unfortunately is no long available) and is a mix of cotton and silk. I tied it and dyed it at…

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In the last blog I left you part way through the painting of the dragon. Finishing that bit was only half the journey. One this was finished all the background and the outer edge finishing had to be done. So, back onto the frame it went. I wanted the background to have a meaning to…

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want to do something just a little different and original.  About 2 yrs ago I found ice dying and it opened up a whole new world. It can be a very random and mystical process or a little more precise but still mystical, you never really know…

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I hope the last blog gave you a little insight into how I am creating the Dragon quilt. There is still so much to be done with it yet and some will have to stay a bit of a secret until later on but I will take you through the whole process eventually. When I…

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Recently I was sent a pattern kit by Janet Clare to play with that has the instructions for a pin cushion, needle case, scissor holder and a project case.  This can be ordered from her website Janetclare.co.uk at a cost of £7.99. When I first opened it I saw that it mentions charm squares to make…

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I have been given a sample of Gutermann 100% cotton thread on a cone to test on my HandiQuilter Longarm machine. I have used Guterman threads for as long as I can remember on my domestic machine but not used it on my longarm until now.  I will be upfront and honest here and say…

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Hi, Good to see you back.  I hope you are enjoying my post’s.  In the last one I said I would take you through the creation of the Dragon, which by the way, still does not have a property show name yet, but I am sure that will come. For those of you that have…

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When I started doing this blog I said I would address some of the myths around longarm quilting, so I am going to look at one that I hear a lot whilst walking around quilting shows and exhibitions, and one that a friend of mine recently found herself addressing with a couple of ladies. “Longarm…

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Some of you will have seen the posts from others about the 1st UK Longarm Quilting Academy held by Pinhole Quilting, the UK HandiQuilter distributor.  What an event!.  As UK Ambassador for HandiQuilter it was so good to see two other Ambassadors from the US Kim Brunner and Kelly Cline, who are both fantastic quilters…