Tag: homemade

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Sick of Covid-19, I think we all are, I know I am too, time to look to the future and the pleasure of sewing. I have been asked to add a block to a blog hop. Not fully sure what it entails so I am for the most part winging it. The block size required…

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Day 43: No stitches today. Diary Entry: It was a semi productive day with regard catching up on admin, but been crabby for most of it. It was strongly implied that I was not sewing fast enough, which in turn caused me grief and upset. I ended up tired and in pain, which resulted in…

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It seems like a lifetime has passed since my friend and myself attended the Harrogate Stitch and Knit show at the end of November. We normally travel there by coach but this year due to a mix up we had the luxury of travelling via husbands “limousine”. No time restrictions on leaving, this took enormous…

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March is upon us and the months are flying by, well to me it feels that way. This month’s block is slightly different. As it is reverse appliqué, this entails layers of fabric sewn together and sections cut out from the top layers. I hope you all had chance to purchase and find some good…

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Once you have appliquéd all pieces, it is time to add the handle, notice that there is no pattern piece for this. Sew using a straight machine stitch over the line –if you draw one in – and go over it four times. It does not matter if they all do not match. Then using…

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Happy Birthday to the United Kingdom Quilters United website, it has been a whole year since the website became live, with almost 553,000 hits – views for the period January 9th 2018 to January 9th 2019- over the first year, what a success. I have been blogging for them since the start and what a…

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Sewing through the ages, generations passing the skills to the next. I could go on forever how the society has lost this. Rest assured I would not. I can remember my Nanna making me things, but I cannot remember her sewing. Neither my mother or auntie sewed, the basic skills I learnt at school, back…