Author: Sharon Reid

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Materials required 6 inch piece width of fabric (3 different designs) 2 packs of toy stuffing 1 mtr of wide ribbon Take each of the 3 strips and with r/s facing sew along one short end and the length of the strip creating a tub. Turn the 3 tubes in the right way. Stuff the…

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A good few years ago I was introduced to a quilter, Hilda, who invited me to her home on a Tuesday evening as I wanted to go to a patchwork group and there didn’t seem to be any locally in the evenings. From that first Tuesday evening of 5 in her living room, Puriton Quilters…

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Plan an extension and an unexpected sewing retreat will fall in place just nicely. How did this happen? Through a simple ask on the UKQU pages on where to go for a retreat and the recommending of a place I got to, I find out about Thirklow Cottage and Esther. To cut a long story…

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To be asked to be a swap mumma and head up a team on the 2019 mini swap came as a real surprise. I wasn’t sure if I would actually get a team until the last minute, as until the final count of those signed up would be dependent on how many would be needed.…

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Holding quilting and various groups in the haberdashery in Sew Vintage in Wells, it’s nice to do a group project every now and then.  This is a change from the ladies working on their own projects and sometimes they get to try something new, therefore I’m always on the lookout for little makes that can…

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How lucky were we this last Bank Holiday with not one but two local quilt shows within a half hour drive? A bonus that one was on Friday and Saturday and the other on Sunday and Monday! It couldn’t have been planned better if they had organised the days between themselves. Friday Show First show…

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The men have the Masons and the Masonic Hall; we have quilting and Southwell House. Stitch & Brue are now going into their seventh year, hopefully there will be no 7 year hitch with this relationship; Brue a play on words as the River Brue runs through the town of Highbridge and out to sea…

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Working in a haberdashery we get asked/told and hear many things eyes roll or you titter silently to yourself. These customers all make the job worthwhile even when you are left dumbfounded, here are just a few of them…………… Xmas fabric is piled high along with the ribbons, braids, buttons and all xmas items on…

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    Having received 24 jelly roll strips in 8 colours from the Rainbow Etchings collections produced by the Cotton Craft Co and designed by Stuart Hillard, I had to get my thinking cap on to how I would use these. . After the initial oohing and ahhing over the receiving, I settled down to…

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My quilting group Stitch & Brue (Brue a play on words as the River Brue runs through and out to sea) are now going into our 8th year. Each Christmas we go out for a meal and all exchange Secret Santa presents with the value of £5+, it’s a bit of a ritual in we…

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Another challenge announced and before I know it my name has been put forward and appeared on the list to be part of it! How does that happen? Due to time restraints I had to rethink my original offering and decided to go along with something that I know off by heart and what I…

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A quick little make, ideal to take on your travels or to sit and complete in between a bigger project. A few hours and you will have a little stitchery to give to that someone special. Whether you hang it from a hook for all to see of from the wardrobe or bedroom door to…