Tag: Groves

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Some shapes can be really tricky to draw and, when designing projects, a little help can be invaluable. I have several sets of these wonderful template sets from Sew Easy and Groves very kindly sent me the mini Star and mini Heart sets to trial for them. Sew Easy Mini Hearts Set These are sets…

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Let creativity abound with these heart and star template sets from Sew Easy. These shaped transparent templates have marking points for easy positioning and a ¼” seam allowance to make the task of drawing and cutting fast, accurate and easy. In a choice of hearts or stars, each set fits neatly together on a ring…

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It has been a while since I’ve done a blog as I’ve been so busy moving all my stash, equipment and furniture into the new cabin at Strictly Quilting. One of the things I was determined to do was to keep the cabin tidy with everything in its proper place. My fabric stash has been…

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It has been a while since I’ve done a blog as I’ve been so busy moving all my stash, equipment and furniture into the new cabin at Strictly Quilting. One of the things I was determined to do was to keep the cabin tidy with everything in its proper place. My fabric stash has been…

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We’ve all done it, sewn a seam that turns out to be wrong and have to ‘deconstruct’ – frog the stitching (ribbit, ribbit), get Jack out (Jack the Ripper). There are many funny comments we use to try and make light of the fact that we are human and even the best of us resort…

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  An exclusive new collection inspired by the rich history of the haberdashery industry; Hemline Gold is fused with sleek, modern finishes. Drawing its influence from traditional Victorian aesthetics and craftmanship, this collection includes innovative products that are manufactured with precision. The elegant, timeless designs are presented in a colour palette that is heavily focused…

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Pins are often underestimated when we consider the equipment we use for sewing. How many of us have pins which we have had so long their origins are lost in the midst of time? I know I have some that were probably from my mum when she taught me dressmaking for my Cindy and Barbie…

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Do you ever get to that moment when you’ve finished piecing a quilt top and get a little bit daunted by the next stage – the quilting? When quilting, I sometimes quilt by domestic machine, using both the walking foot (which I think is very underestimated) and free motion options. I also love quilting by…

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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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Whilst our focus here at UKQU is patchwork and quilting, there are other needlecrafts that cross over into our territory so to speak.    Many of our members enjoy applique, or will mix crafts to embellish a quilt with embroidery and a hoop makes things much easier. Groves Trimits range have brought out some new…

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This Patchwork Ruler from Sew Easy is ideal for cutting strips, squares, rectangles and triangles and an absolute ‘must-have’ for patchwork and quilting. Suitable for both right and left-hand use, it has clear markings and measures 24”x 6.5.  RRP £19.99 Sew Easy products are available nationwide from haberdashery, sewing and craft suppliers. You can learn…