Author: Sheena Roberts

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I didn’t realise that there was going to be a Part 2 to this, but there you go – sometimes these things creep up on you. As I have said before, I am such an amazingly fortunate person to be earning my living teaching patchwork and quilting. One of the things that I love best…

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Last month I visited the V&A museum. I especially wanted to see the Winnie the Pooh exhibition (a tad disappointing), I saw the Ocean Liners exhibition – more interesting than I expected! Most unusually for me, I took advantage of one of the museum’s guided tours. I am not a guided tour type of person,…

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Such excitement – a little parcel dropped through the letter box a few days ago. I couldn’t recall ordering anything so, like a child on Christmas Day, the envelope was soon removed. Out fell the Colonial Mat Smoother. This had been sent to UKQU from EQS, and thence to me, with a request to review…

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Just going to put it out there straight away, this is not about double sided quilts, this is about being a bit creative – especially when you haven’t got enough fabric for your backing! Storm over an Amish Sea Once upon a time, when the world and I were young (and dinosaurs roamed the earth!)…

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I am such an amazingly fortunate person. I earn my living teaching patchwork and quilting in face-to-face weekly classes and in weekend workshops. I also present talks and workshops to quilt and other groups. In short, I am a bit of a quilting tart – I will go anywhere to share this passion of mine!…

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When cutting strips from folded fabric (for example if you want a strip from the width of the fabric, but your ruler and mat are too small), make sure that all your folds are parallel, and line up your rule along the foldline, not along the edge of the fabric.      

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When working with triangles, starching your fabric before cutting can reduce the degree of stretch experienced along the bias. Spray starch is a great addition to the tool box.  Just remember to spray on the back, let it soak in a little and press from the front.