Author: Sylvia Priest

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Trimits have introduced these fun new motifs for the festive season. There are 36 motifs to choose from in 6 designs and they can be sewn or ironed on. They make a perfect finishing touch for festive projects from stockings and tree decorations to tablecloths and napkins. Great for embellishing garments such as Christmas jumpers,…

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Light-weight with a thin non-woven layer to prevent fibre migration, this luxurious Wool Mix 266 Batting from Vlieseline is suitable for all fabrics and can be sewn by hand or machine. Made from 80% wool and 20% polyester, it is ideal for lightly quilted jackets and children’s clothes as well as for throws and quilts.…

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On the first day of Christmas Makower gave to me …. a free pattern to create a different cushion for each day of the Festive Period!    There are some fabulous Christmas fabrics from Makower hitting the shops this month and imagine how wonderful your settees and chairs would look with this wonderful quilt pattern…

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Newly added are these fun festive felt kits! With plenty of choice to please the entire family, these Trimits felt kits contain everything needed and will appeal to adults and children alike. They make fabulous gifts for friends; either as a kit or finished and ready to adorn the festive tree for years to come.…

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In the shops in time for Christmas are these wonderful Scandi Style Christmas Stockings.    Imagine the joy on the families faces when they find these stuffed with presents on Christmas morning. There’s little scandi style discs to hang on your tree, or why not make them into coasters for the table.  Look for them…

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New from Clover are these brightly coloured flexible thimbles. Made from rubber, they come with cooling vents for breathability and are designed for ultra-comfort whilst also providing an excellent grip. They can be used on the thumb and index fingers and are available in two sizes.  with two thimbles per pack, The pink is 16mm…

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  Made from 100% polyester, Bulky-Lock 80 from Gütermann creativ is a beautifully soft and flexible thread for overlock machines. For a perfect finish on seams and other raw edges, this high-quality thread is available in 24 popular shades on 1000m mini-king reels. RRP only £4.65 per reel. Available nationwide in fabric, craft and hobby…

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The wonderful people at Groves have donated a bumper prize for our first competition of 2020.  Whether you have been quilting since childhood, or just starting out, this is a perfect prize for any patchwork quilter. This month we are looking at beautiful sunrises or amazing sunsets.   What inspires you to get up in a…
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We have already given away two of these fantastic sewing machines. The winner of the Third Janome M100 QDC giveaway is .... Congratulations Jenny Milligan   But we are resetting the counter and we have one last machine left to giveaway! The counter has been reset and  early in December we will randomly choose one…
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This lovely new pattern from Lewis and Irene is another pattern to try out your skills.  There are three versions of this pattern and  the beautiful fabrics are in the shops now too.  Isn’t it clever how moving blocks around can create a totally different look You can download this pattern, for free, by clicking…

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Do you fancy a challenge!    This might not seem easy at first, but any pattern can be tackled if you take things slowly, one step at a time.    Not everyone is a Kaffe Fassett Collective fan, but you cannot deny the colours in this are glorious.   Click the link below to download…

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This pattern is something really pretty . and it glows in the dark too.  A first from Lewis and Irene and in the shops now.   Click the link below to download the pattern instructions https://www.lewisandirene.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fairy-Lights-Quilt.pdf