Tag: patchwork

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We are always looking for quicker ways to create our quilts.  I can remember when I first started my quilting journey, making one half square triangle was a great accomplishment.  Then came two at a time, four at a time and 8 at a time. I’m in the process of updating one of my online…

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2 weeks before Christmas  back in 202I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write…

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Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Brother or any of its subsidiaries. I write this purely from the end user prospective. Any views in this blog are my own. Christmas is literally days away. And I have been busy tearing my hair out and doing my usual headless chicken act. Unlike other years I have…

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If you are new to FPP instructions and patterns can be quite daunting, especially if you have picked a design aimed at more experienced quilters. So, this tutorial aims to be beginner friendly and will start with a very simple block. One of the main reasons for liking FPP is it keeps cutting to a…

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I don’t know about you, but when I see places or things named after a person, I like to know who it is.  When I started working at a campus at work, one of the wings is named after a man, but no one can tell me who it is and why he was important…

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Square-in-a-Square are nice little units, which can add some variety to the blocks that you can make. This is the fourth instalment of my Skilful Skyful series, and will share with you all the tips and tricks to make and use Square in a Square units. Its easy to see how these little units got…

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The Dark Side – What is this mystical Dark Side and why do we want to go there? I’m sure you have heard of the particular space film legacy where the “Dark Side” is of such importance. At Strictly Quilting headquarters it is a well loved favourite and in patchwork and quilting we have the…

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You have been thinking about starting a hobby during lockdown maybe, searched through endless Facebook pages and suddenly you jump into UK Quilters United. WOW . what a different world to discover. What a plethora of new things to learn, words to understand, techniques to discover and more. It’s mind-blowing. But, remember, we all started…

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I’m usually on UKQU designing Mystery Quilts, but I felt the need to tell you all about a recent personal make…….. Memory Quilt – indeed it is………Quite an experience to say the least…. What have I learned from this though?……. well I’ve always been a bit ambivalent where memory quilts were concerned. I know they…

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Note: You might see some terms that you don’t understand – you can find explanations by referring to this blog:  https://ukqu.co.uk/hints-and-tips-terms-used-in-patchwork-and-quilting/ This blog relates to general patchwork / quilting. Any recommendations for specific products are items I use – I have no affiliation to any of the companies mentioned. How did I get into this?…

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Wearable Patchwork has been something I have enjoyed creating for many years .. I have even been fortunate to be awarded recognition for my efforts. The catwalks of Dolce & Gabanna and others have featured patchwork in their recent collections which you can find on youtube. Vogue recently featured their Spring Show and you can…

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As we close the doors on one of the strangest of times in anyone’s memory we should face forward and step into the New Year. With a rapidly moving climate out there, it’s hard to know how we will celebrate things in 2021, but what we can do is look as some of the things…