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My trip to the North East always means I visit PANICO’s in Stockton-on-Tees so I can top up my fabric stash. They always have an excellent range of reasonably priced fabric to suit all pockets whether you are a quilter or dress maker. Like all fabric retailers PANICO’s have been keeping their customers going via…

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Trying to bring structure to our garden toys and to ensure all sets are together, I decided to make some simple fabric bags to store everything in. As a result, here is another stash busting idea. A few of our garden toys Material Scrap fabric of suitable size for the contents Cotton ribbon / tape…

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This is an introduction to me and also an introduction for me in writing blogs, so, wish me luck! This is an answer to the questions : what brought you to sewing? What was your very first quilt – do you still have it? Are you part of a sewing group – what do you…

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Never in our wildest dreams would we have ever  imagined the changes to daily life we have had to make over the last couple of months. Who would have thought that we would be disinfecting shopping and parcels as they come into the home. That does leave the question, what are the most hygienic bags…

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Vliseline plays a big part in quilting, but there’s lots of other products that homemakers, upholsterers and more that would be of interest. There are Vlieseline qualities to suit every home interior project, whether you’re quilting a cushion, reinforcing upholstery covers, interlining curtains, making tie backs and pelmets or coordinating kitchen and bathroom accessories. Here…

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This Fancy Free Slouchy Bag pattern from Freespirit features Kaffe Fassett fabrics. It’s placed in the intermediate level of skill and technique so study the instructions carefully.   The pattern download needs careful putting together too, but we look forward to seeing your makes. Download the project here:   https://www.freespiritfabrics.com/product_images/Kaffe%20FassettFancyFree%20Slouchy_Blue.pdf

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Once or twice a year, in the school holidays I take my two children into London. A big day out on the train into the big city. Living in Essex means it’s less than an hour to get in to Central London via Fenchurch Street station. Right across the road is The Tower of London…

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Another challenge announced and before I know it my name has been put forward and appeared on the list to be part of it! How does that happen? Due to time restraints I had to rethink my original offering and decided to go along with something that I know off by heart and what I…

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We all love fabric .. it’s what being a Quilter is all about, so when a stack of fabric arrives on my desk what is a girl meant to do except spend a while stroking the lovely new patterns. Makower UK are launching three new lines this June.   The first is Bloom .. a beautiful…

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Fiona Pullen, from the Sewing Directory, has been busy and gathered a collection of Easter Patterns for us all. .  From Eggs to Mini Quilts, bunnies and bags, whether you want to have your own egg hunt, or just like making things there are lots of things to enjoy here. All the projects linked to…