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This new “pin concept” from Clover holds layers of fabric together in an instant. The benefits of both straight pins and safety pins are now integrated into this single pinning tool.

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It was on my birthday a couple of years ago that one of my friends had an accident. This was no ordinary accident. She is still (just) in her 40’s, although her big birthday is this month (and she will probably have had it by the time this blog is published), and – I hope…

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Who doesn’t get excited at receiving some fabric to work with so I’m hugely thankful to UKQU.co.uk for kindly giving me the opportunity to write this product review for the Woodland Fabric pack generously provided by MAKOWER UK. Twenty beautiful designs in this magical WOODLAND themed fabric – all that’s missing is the unicorn! Hedgehogs,…

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I don’t know about you, but I am completely ‘Easter-ed’ out so I thought I would do something a little bit different for April’s blog/pattern. Our household was very lucky to have received a number of beautiful spring themed Easter cards, which prompted me to think about a fabric postcard. I belong to the UKQU…

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I have made several Thread Catchers over the past years and non of them have been that successful. When I saw this idea on the main Facebook page, I just had to make one….. it is really cheap, and easy to make and it works!   I asked Yvonne Kearton if I could ‘steal’ her…

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Hi, I’m Devi and have been invited to contribute a blog or tutorial. This blog/tutorial first appeared on my website at the end of last year and may have been seen by a few of you already.  Since writing it people with far more experience of quilting that I have told me that the method…

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My great-niece recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Edward, so writing a blog featuring a hand sewn baby item was perfect timing for me. I found a wonderful free reversible bib pattern and tutorial by Amy Beckman at Simply Small Wonders. the pattern comes in three sizes, 0-6 months, 6-12 months and 2-3…

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Adding corners to the back of a small wall hanging allows you to hang it on a wall very easily, here is one method of doing this: To attach corners BEFORE adding the binding, first measure the width, as you can see mine is 6.5″. Divide the width into three, approximately. This gave me a…

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Following on from last months Strippy Pot Holder. (Link at bottom of page if any of you missed that) Still using my strippy scraps, this month I’m making a Rather Classy Strippy Cushion. Strippy-cushion UKQU  Joyofquilting  I picked out some brown and cream scraps from my stash. I cut two and a half inch strips…

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Perfect for a beginner, this little mug rug will be finished in no time. Start with some colourful scraps; I’m using some 2.5″ squares of Liberty fabric, each cut into 4, approximately 1.25″ square. Choose a plain(ish) piece for your background, about 5×7″, a piece of any wadding, and a piece of backing fabric. Arrange…

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Scrap-busting siddi-inspired goozundar mat In this post I want to show you how I made a small mat to go under (goozundar) using scraps and inspired by the siddi technique of quilting, that I read about in Today’s Quilter magazine, edition 30. My creation is NOT attempting to be a siddi quilt, I just wanted…

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How to make a greeting card (without much skill, time, fabric or a fancy machine)   This is a card I made in a couple of hours from start to finish and, if I can do it, then sew can you! This design might be good for a new home, and you can use the…