Author: UKQU Admin Team

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At last it’s Christmas Eve. 2021 has been a fabulous year, despite the pandemic, the weather and everything that’s gone before. We have sewn together, helped others understand how to create amazing quilts, taught each other new technique, shared our makes and patterns. Can you sense the theme of being together! That’s what UK Quilters…

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We have been asking our fabulous designers and tutors to join in with our brand new event over the 12 days of Christmas, but what about everyone else.  What does it mean for you? Starting from Christmas Eve we will be featuring six exciting prize draw giveaways .. but we can’t give the secrets away…

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At a recent local quilt group meeting, we had a brief talk from Suzanne Boulter, the chair of the nearby Chichester Quilters group about their Afghan Friendship Quilts project. Her husband worked for British Aid in Kabul for two years and has close personal ties to Afghanistan. They know from personal experience about the lives…

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Now’s the time to be merry and bright!! You have heard talk about the UKQU 12 Days of Christmas and we have contacted many of you direct already to join the new element of our already popular site to be able to upload your courses and lessons, BOMs and more. We have been working hard…

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I can’t remember a time when I haven’t sewn, early memories of playing with the fabric under Mum’s Green table (where her sewing machine was in constant use), making clothes for my dolls and eventually for myself. I have strayed into other crafts but sewing was my favourite. Mum always had a scrap bag stuffed…

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I was delighted to be asked to test out and review some fork pins from Clover. They aren’t something I have heard of before, so I was intrigued as to what place they had in my craft room. We can never have too many gadgets, can we? And, it is always nice to have the…

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May 14

Mending

I showed you a couple of my jackets. I recently noticed quite some wear and tear on some of them. Not too strange when you take into account they were made in the early 2000s. It’s mainly the silk parts that are deteriorating, probably from laundering but also from simply wearing. Here you can see…

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A beautifully, retro styled shopper’s tote bag with iconic sewing designs and coordinated prints, in soft blues, greys and pinks. The perfect accessory for any shopping trip. Download Shopper’s Tote bag pattern 
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Silent Night Table Runner and Four placemats. Designed by Lynne Goldsworthy of lilysquilts.blogspot.com using the Silent Night collection. Download Silent Night free pattern 
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Fruity Friends Messenger Bag - A medium sized messenger bag with plenty of room for an ipad, notebook and all those other day to day essentials. Designed by Janet Goddard using the Fruity Friends collection. Download The Fruity Friends Bag free pattern 
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Fern Garden Messenger Bag - A medium sized messenger bag with plenty of room for an ipad, notebook and all those other day to day essentials. Designed by Janet Goddard using the Fern Garden collection. Download The Fern Garden Bag free pattern