Tag: applique

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I love a Block of the Month – I mean, I REALLY love them. I will confess to having several on the go at the moment, and one of them is Girl’s Day Out. I saw this advertised on the Villavin Crafts Facebook page, and I knew at once that I wanted to do it.…

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On UKQU we love to provide different ideas using different techniques for quilters and crafters out there so every now and again we have a challenge. As Spring is around the corner we thought we’d re-visit flowers. Hawaiian Staycation We did flowers before in 2020 and, as I’d been playing around with Hawaiian quilting at…

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I’ve been having a sort out of my cupboards and finding all sorts of half-finished, or even barely-started bits and pieces left over from 30-odd years of teaching. My most recent find has been a bag full of applique bits some of which may have featured in a previous blog here a few years back.…

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Sylvia – the lady responsible for the UKQU Website put a challenge out to us Bloggers for some new patterns and blogs with flowers as the subject.  A specific flower would be allocated to us as individuals….  now that’s just too much of a temptation for me, flowers, nature, colourful etc etc etc  so I…

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Hello All! I know I say this every time I write a blog, but where does the time go??   (……having fun completing a mystery BOM perhaps?)  It’s just about March already, hopefully we’re all still safe after germs & storms?  Quite possibly owners of more fabulous pieces of patchwork & quilting items? 10 months ago…

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2 weeks before Christmas  back in 202I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write…

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A special child needs a special present – here’s an idea for a personalised and unusual gift which will be useful for years. This card hanger can string along a wall, or over a door, and because an alphabet is included, you can add any name you want. A video course is now available, showing…

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Do you applique?  From time to time we see people asking about the best way to secure their applique prior to stitching in place, so when Hemline popped up with this we wanted to let you all know about this new addition to their range. Heat ‘n’ Seal is the new permanent, double-sided iron-on adhesive.…

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Not content with the challenges set by ‘The Webmaster’, I decided to take part in a challenge week over in a Facebook Group.  Most of the people in the group are paper crafters, but I decided I’d take part and translate it to fabric.  It’s a great way to get the brain working and to…

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This painting, the Entrance to the Port at Honfleur is the one I chose to be my inspiration for the wall hanging. (See Sewing meets Seurat – Part One). The next step was adding the detail. Although Seurat’s painting style is quite relaxed his observation is exceptional and I did simplify some of the background…

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This painting, the Entrance to the Port at Honfleur is the one I chose to be my inspiration for the wall hanging. (See Sewing meets Seurat – Part One). I worked out from my newspaper pattern the amount of fabric I needed to make the sky and sea pieces. I then had to decide how…