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Following on from my 12 Layers of Christmas Tree blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me: 11 Felt Chains You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing • Scissors • Tape measure or ruler • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) These…

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Following on from my 4 Santa Stockings blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me 3 Holly Leafs. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing (optional) • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • Beads or buttons (optional) • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ These ornaments…

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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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My lockdown diary is nearly at its end, just one more week to go. Reading this a year later I should have realized health wise I was not being careful. Day 93: Trellis Layout, white perle thread. Diary Entry: Not able to get up until after dinner, even then my body did not want to…

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It is amazing how hindsight can give us perspective. As I read further into my diary entries I can see the weariness creep in. Day 86: None down today. Diary Entry: I did some much needed weeding today followed by coffee with a friend. Step dad came round and had a coffee and I got…

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Recently I was sent a pack of quilting needles from Clover – Black and Gold Needles. On opening they are certainly great to look at. The black colour comes from the special plating which allows the needle to pierce the fabric smoothy, reducing drag. The gold, from the top eye of the needle. Black and…

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Clover Black Gold Needles The ultimate in needle quality from Clover, these professionally polished hand sewing needles have a special black plating which allows the needle to pierce effortlessly through fabric with major reduction in frictional resistance. Designed to provide the optimum balance between hardness and flexibility, the needle shaft is strengthened using carefully selected,…

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Do you have a sweet tooth? I know I do but these might help keep the calories at bay. Keeps needles sharp Newly added to the Clover range are these rather delicious looking macaron-shaped magnetic needle holders. Not only is the design very appealing, these holders are incredibly useful and also very versatile. These irresistible…

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Pony Black Sewing Needles Pony Black brings you a new generation of sewing needle that is innovative as well as meeting the highest international standards. They are nickel free, ultra-smooth and have perfect points for superior performance. They are offered in the largest range of hand sewing needle sizes for every conceivable craft including sharps,…

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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…

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As you know I work for British Patchwork and Quilting magazine and we are running a series of features by Chris Hammacott on ‘Sustainability in a P&Q World’. The first was on needles and pins which got me thinking. For the full feature, you will have to get the March 2020 (issue 314) but I…

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As you know I work for British Patchwork and Quilting magazine and we are running a series of features by Chris Hammacott on ‘Sustainability in a P&Q World’. The first was on needles and pins which got me thinking. For the full article, you will have to get the March 2020 (issue 314) but I…