Author: Sarah Wells

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I was thrilled to be asked to review UK Quilters united by a second thread, I read a sample of the first book on amazon and I was inspired, this just escalated the anticipation to read this book. When the book arrived I was shocked as to how vibrant the colours were on the Bargello…

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I’ve come up with the brilliant idea of making a triangular pouch for my sons guitar picks. So I’ve looked on line for ideas and patterns. This lead to searching you tube, which I know is usually a big no no as it’s too addictive. So I watched a lovely lady who made it make…

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You think you have a great idea, but when you start you remember why that piece of work was put to one side. Although this Hawaiian quilt top is beautiful and I enjoyed the workshop to assemble it I just find the sewing around it very time consuming and my shoulders ache. As much as…

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I have just returned home from a fabulous show at Springfields in Spalding Lincolnshire. It’s always a highlight of my quilting year, a lovely friendly show with lots of great traders who are always friendly and willing to help. The venue is easily accessible, lots of seating, reasonably priced for entry and a great choice…

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One of my favourite events of the year is coming, I’ve been going to this show for the past eight years. The first few times I was overwhelmed by the quilts on display but now I look at them and work out how they have been made. This is a local show to me, so…

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At the end of April I attended a workshop hosted by Emma Bradford in her beautiful shop  swiftquilting.co.uk between Stamford and Peterborough. I attended a Hawaiian quilt workshop with my friend. Emma had sent out a comprehensive list of items required for the class. After a bit of research and discussion with my friend I decided…

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A well earned half term flew by, but I ensured I worked my through my project list. I finally got lavender Lane block of the month into one piece. It all went wrong!, that sinking feeling set in several times when I realised I had sewn one section on upside down as seen in the…

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It seems to be all or nothing with me! I’m either sewing as often as possible or not at all. I’m still working through the redwork for a twelve days of Christmas quilt, which I’m testing. It’s a free block of the month from  niftyneedles.com  I’m caught up with appliqué at free  fatcats.com bom, just need…

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I was thrilled when these fat quarters arrived, I have purchased fabric from this company in the past. The colours were vivid and printed in the correct areas of the patterns. The fat quarters all matched well and would have complimented each other in a quilt. The fabric was not see through and of good…

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I’m really pleased that my sewing mojo has returned! I have not put down bits I have been working on, I’m hand sewing a redwork 12 days of Christmas quilt. This is a free 12 block quilt currently available from  niftyneedles.com    I’ve been working through my ufo list, this project is a kantha stag,…

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These curious multi coloured disc arrived and puzzled me. I read the instructions before I had a play. I then began to research them online, they are not a common item, I have visited a couple of quilting shops since these discs arrived but neither shop stocked them. I looked at online retailers but there…

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This curious little item arrived, I have a plastic one which measures in imperial measurements. This aluminium  sewing gauge measures in centimetres and millimetres. The instructions state this gauge will allow you to mark seam allowances quickly and accurately, it’s suitable for most seam lines as you can set the gauge to your requirements anywhere…