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The last few months for me have been very strange, family duties needing to be done.  As many of you are no doubt aware, it takes a toll from creativity and what we generally refer to as our ‘Mojo’ did a runner on me! I need a clam space, time and colour to let my…

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Chic Escape is inspired by restoration projects taken on by people who share our passion for vintage fabric, pottery and quirky artefacts, bringing new life and laughter to old forgotten buildings. Our escape during lockdown included following some of these amazing projects on YouTube, watching miraculous transformations of derelict French Chateaux. Trips to local flea…

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It’s always with anticipation that I wait to see what Sylvia will assign as my challenge.  The last challenge was spring flowers and I was delighted to get bluebells.  I drive past a bluebell wood on my way to work so it was perfect for me and  I immediately had lots of ideas going around…

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The one thing everyone wants are sharp points and an accurate quilt.   Even the most experienced amongst us strive to achieve this. We can have as many gadgets and gizmos as we like, but at the end of the day it’s attention to detail .. accuracy .. that counts.   Rushing things will not help at…

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I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to review a pack of fat quarters from the new Tilda range called Cotton Beach. They arrived beautifully packed. A few close ups.. Limpet Shells… Sea Anemone… Coral Reef… Ocean Flower… These beautiful fresh fabrics are 100% cotton and come in several colourways.   I particularly…

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Following on from my 5 Fancy Bows blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me 4 Santa Stockings. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing (optional) • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ These ornaments have been made very quickly…

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Following on from my 12 Days of Christmas –overview blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me: 12 layers of Christmas tree. This is the first step-by-step guide to the 12 layers of Christmas tree. For the most part I am presuming you know how to hand sew and or use…

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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…