Author: Sylvia Priest - webmaster and quilter

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  The lovely people at Patterntrace have launched a new, British made, product to make FPP (Foundation Paper Piecing) so much easier. If you have ever struggled with fussy cutting, or just working out the most economic way of using fabric then this will really help you. The paper is semi-transparent so you can easily…

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  Woodland Collection Inspired by the forest, the Woodland fabric collection provides perfect designs for projects with a winter wonderland theme. Featuring hand-drawn images of flora and fauna along with woodland creatures, this latest Tilda Collection comes in a choice of colour tones to suit your personal style.   Tilda are also very excited to…

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North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions 20 March 2021 – 19 September 2021 The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce that it will be holding an exhibition from March 2021 showcasing some of the remarkable North Country quilts it has added to its collection over the last 20 years. North Country Quilts: In…

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Have you ever thought about designing your own quilt patterns or creating your own block design.  Electric Quilts have the perfect software for you.   There are loads of new ideas created by their users right here too. We are happy to announce that the lovely people at Electric Quilts have given this lovely website a…
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An overlock machine is a real boon, enabling a perfect finish on seams and other raw edges and that’s where Bulky-Lock from Gütermann creativ is the thread of choice. This high-quality thread is available in two weights; 80 and 160, it is made from 100% polyester and is beautifully soft and flexible, giving a professional…

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    Create a wonderful array of patchwork and quilting designs with these easy to use templates from Sew Easy. Made from 100% acrylic using laser cut technology, all three templates include a ¼” seam allowance and are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced quilters.   45° Petal Template Ideal for making floral…

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When we are at home with no where to go for a while it’s a great time to sort out our wardrobes, and it’s a good bet many of us will find a pile of denim to play with.   Gutermann have a range of threads that work really well with denim .. and what a…

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As we close the doors on one of the strangest of times in anyone’s memory we should face forward and step into the New Year. With a rapidly moving climate out there, it’s hard to know how we will celebrate things in 2021, but what we can do is look as some of the things…

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We don’t think matter what time of year it is, this lovely pattern is perfect to show how much you care, and it would work in any colour theme too. You can find the full details right here 

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Makower have always been a great source of fabulous patterns, like this lovely Stripes and Plaids designed by Alison Glass using her own Kaleidoscope fabric.  Everyone loves a rainbow quilt and this one is a real star. Download the instructions and create your own version.

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From time to time the website features designs from some of the fabric manufacturers and designers we know and love. Take your colour mixing cues from Kaffe Fasset in this eye-catching, exciting quilt featured on the Freespirit website. . Simple triangles are sewn together in pairs, so construction is easy, but take care not to…

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Sometimes we just like to have a go at something different don’t we.   Like this fabulous little Tomte Gnome from Makower.     It’s one of their patterns that has been around a while, but somehow it never seems to age. This little Gnome could be holding open our doors to welcome Santa in for many…