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The Dark Side – What is this mystical Dark Side and why do we want to go there? I’m sure you have heard of the particular space film legacy where the “Dark Side” is of such importance. At Strictly Quilting headquarters it is a well loved favourite and in patchwork and quilting we have the…

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Once we have made quilts for ourselves, for our relatives [who are likely sneaking around corners checking before they arrive that there are no quilts waiting again] friends and neighbours, and the pile still keeps growing, what do you do with your quilts? Its an obsession, making quilts, once you start, isn’t it.  This should…

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Light-weight with a thin non-woven layer to prevent fibre migration, this luxurious Wool Mix 266 Batting from Vlieseline is suitable for all fabrics and can be sewn by hand or machine. Made from 80% wool and 20% polyester, it is ideal for lightly quilted jackets and children’s clothes as well as for throws and quilts.…

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Vlieseline are committed to reducing carbon footprint, offering products made from plastic bottles and other recycled polyester materials. There are many positive reasons for reducing consumption of new and precious raw materials and Vlieseline are able to do this without compromising on the superior quality they are renowned for. Optimising environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and…

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How do you start hand quilting? This webpage will discuss the types of wadding (batting in the USA) that you will need. The thickness and the density of the wadding makes an enormous difference to the ease of the quilting, and also to the finished appearance. Feathered heart design using high loft wool wadding Feathered…

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This ‘Sew Simple Super-Soft Polyester’ comes pre-packed in quite useful sizes including Queen, Twin and also in Three Metre lengths. My package, described as ‘Baby Size’, is 114 x 152 cms or 45 x 60 inches. I measured it, just to check, and sure enough the sizing is generous.   Intelligentmother.com advises that a crib…

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In this second installment of The Ultimate Wadding Guide I will be discussing the different materials used in the amazing array of waddings that are available to us. In order to help you decide which material is perfect for your project, I will be looking at the pro’s and con’s of each material, splitting them…

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Wadding – it’s the bit you don’t see, but your choice of wadding for your patchwork project can have a big impact on how it finally looks when quilted and then as it is washed over time. When you have spent hours selecting the fabrics and weeks (or months.. maybe years..) constructing the quilt, it…