Tag: Fabric

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When I was asked to review the new Tilda Scrap bundle, I wasn’t too sure what to expect, and was really surprised to receive a beautifully wrapped bundle of ten really pretty fat quarters. There’s a lovely mix of large and small patterns, with some directional prints too. Most of them feature flowers, there are…

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It is a chilly early October day – well, it feels chilly to me as I’m sat here on my chaise longue in my sewing room, surrounded by fabric. That sounds very exotic and posh doesn’t it? I’m going to let you carry on imagining it, rather than showing you a photo, as the photo…

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I was sent a sample pack of Around The World by Makower UK. Sample packs usually have 10″ squares but this one was a bit different- they included a full panel! It had the panel of a world map, and nine 10″ squares of the coordinating fabrics. It’s a lovely children’s design – the map…

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Hi All! Its been a while again!  Life keeps over taking me, where is this year going at such a rate of knots?!!….. Loads of new designs this year, TV stuff and prep for a fabulous Irish retreat in a couple of weeks!!  The design for the retreat is a Mystery at the moment, I can’t…

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Fabric.  I will just let you savour that lovely word.  Even better 100% cotton plains in fat quarter packs. Trimits have added new fat quarters to their popular range. Each bundle contains 5 fat quarters, size 54x45cm in 100% cotton and washable at 40 °. Available in 8 glorious colour combinations that offer endless scope…

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  Woodland Collection Inspired by the forest, the Woodland fabric collection provides perfect designs for projects with a winter wonderland theme. Featuring hand-drawn images of flora and fauna along with woodland creatures, this latest Tilda Collection comes in a choice of colour tones to suit your personal style.   Tilda are also very excited to…

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SANTA CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS Here in Spain the Spanish do not celebrate Christmas in the same way as we do in the UK. Christmas Eve is their main event and the Family gets together to have a celebration meal and they generally eat the shops out of Prawns and other seafood!!! Although they DO have…

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Especially when you get Great Presents! It’s no secret I have an addiction to fabric – so this is always a sure win when buying a present for me, but as a quilter I quite often get asked what ‘good presents’ to buy are. So I thought I’d put together a little list of things…

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Okay, maybe not cutting edge, but the topic definitely is cutting. A week or two ago there was a question on the social group of Facebook, asking about who likes cutting fabric. I answered it, and I thought I’d share some further thoughts on it here. I quite like cutting fabric. Currently, my back and…

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It seems every craft has it’s own language and, for an outsider, this can be confusing.  When you’re always mixing with quilters, it can be easy to forget that there are some that don’t know what we’re talking about.  I was reminded of this the other day on my Facebook page.  So here is a…

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Although most of the Members of the UKQU, there are a few Newbies who may not have made a Fabric Postcard. So, I thought I would share my Birthday Card Postcard which I have made for my No 1 Grandson! What you need: A design – this could be a Theme determined by the Admin…

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As a beginner in this wonderful world of patchwork and quilting, you can easily become a little confused with all the terminology and general guidelines that can apply to the many different sections of the craft. Should you wash new fabric? What fabrics can you use? What thread is best for each task? Well, for…