Author: Sylvia Priest

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Gingham!   What does this fabric sum up for you.   The people at EQS have sent the full range of Michael Miller Gingham Fabric for our November Quilt Competition prize. Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn. It is made of carded, medium or fine yarns, where the colouring…

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Ciao!   This month competition theme has been chosen by Aurifil themselves with a box of The Basics Collection .. 12 spools of 50 weight cotton thread in 12 individual shades as the prize. What does the thought of Italy invoke in you.   The wonderful canals of Venice?  Lake Garda or Lake Como, or do you…
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Every so often something captures your imagination doesn’t it.   At the Festival of Quilts this year I met a stallholder who many may have noticed, or even passed by without a glance.   I stopped and bought a beautiful coat from them .. well more of a summer jacket if truth be known.   But I stood…

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Thanks to this clever threaded needle dome you can absorb yourself in the joys of creativity without interruptions. All too often a pair of specs, a needle threader or even a magnifying glass are needed every time you thread up a needle so why not thread up multiple needles and get it all done in…

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Ensure a smooth finish for machine embroidery, appliqué, monogramming and relief quilting. Vlieseline guards against fabric distortion and slippage to give support and stability wherever you choose to embellish. The following products are tailored to your exact needs. If you’re looking to use for machine embroidery then you need Fuse-n-tear. On all fabrics that can…

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It’s almost that time of year again when all Quilters start to become focused on one thing.   The annual visit to the Festival of Quilts.   Suddenly all the talk over at the Facebook Groups is about this and for those who have not been before here’s a beginners guide.  It might help those of us…

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Rulers are a vital part of designing and making a quilt and Sew Easy have a great range of rulers and templates, including these triangles, to help quilters with cutting accurate shapes and blocks.   90° Triangle Ruler Essential for designs where the blocks are set on-point, this 7.5×15” 90° Triangle Ruler is perfect for…

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Take out the guess work with Certain Stitch Needles! These brilliant needles have been developed to give consistent length stitches that are evenly spaced, just like a professional. These exciting new needles will help build your confidence and speed up your sewing whilst also enabling you to achieve perfection. There are multiple ways you can…

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Every sewing basket needs a good Needle Threader and Clover has a great range to choose from!  I, for one, could not manage without a needle threader of some sort these days, but I didn’t realise there were so many different sorts! Yarn Threader This firm, flat threader has a large opening making it ideal…

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Vlieseline are committed to reducing carbon footprint, offering products made from plastic bottles and other recycled polyester materials. There are many positive reasons for reducing consumption of new and precious raw materials and Vlieseline are able to do this without compromising on the superior quality they are renowned for. Optimising environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and…

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Look who I was talking to recently, and he is really encouraging to speak with.   I asked Stuart about his lovely Rainbow Etchings range of fabrics that the Craft Cotton Company have donated as the first prize in our new September competition . and he has popped over this article of encouragement.    Stuart will…

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Last year we had some amazing quit competitions and we asked what you liked best about our website.  Overwhelmingly you all said it was the competition.    SO  we are doing it all over again. #september19 is the tag to enter our September 19 Competition The theme is  'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'  - sponsored by…