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Show Gallery Minis 2020

For the last few years. members of our Facebook group have been making A4 mini quilts which went on display at shows in South West. Since 2020 has turned out to be so… complicated, there are no shows on this year, and the group has been suspended indefinitely. We are hoping to come back to…

UKQU Book Club 2020 – December

For December, what better than a Christmas and winter story? When searching on Amazon this summer I came across The Christmas Wedding Quilt. It had three authors and three, what looked like, sub-titles listed. Intrigued, I decided to buy the book and see if it would be suitable for the book club. It was.  It…

MMMM… Mildred’s Marvelous Meandering Musings. “A Giraffe called Geraldine.”

Mildred is my bright blue Citroen C3 Picasso, who used to be driven by my late 93 yr old mother. Mildred is a bit like me ….getting on a bit in age, strange shape, usually reliable and has attitude with a capital kick ass “A” …. Mildred is more than somewhat tetchy at the moment…

Adventures of an Inexperienced Quilter – Making a Quilt Sandwich

I must be honest – I am about to describe the part of making a quilt I like the least! This is not a definitive description of how to make a quilt sandwich – many people have different techniques. The methods described below are commonly used, and can be combined into what works for you.…

Are the new Clover Wonder Pins really Wonder-ful ?!

We all have our favourite parts of quilting; some love the rhythm of repeated cutting ready for piecing. Others love the puzzle-like piecing together and lots love the actual quilting bit. I’ve yet to meet anyone who has basting as their favourite aspect and yet, we all have to do it. Anyone who can make…

Books for inspiration

Sometimes you feel an urge to design something different – an applique pattern or a quilting pattern perhaps – but where to start? As I keep telling everyone – I can’t draw; I never got beyond third year in art at school, let alone needlework, so I need to seek help in my book collection.…

.FUN WITH FREE MOTION QUILTING .

PAINTED FLOWER 2 I designed this PAINTED 3D FLOWER to give everyone a chance to do a form of Trapunto Quilting. There is a worksheet on  UKQU web site. IT IS FREE TO DOWN LOAD Trapunto is a way of making your blocks appear 3D . You need to make up your blocks any block…

MMMM… Mildred’s Marvelous Meandering Musings. “The People who Sew.”

Mildred is my bright blue Citroen C3 Picasso, who used to be driven by my late 93 yr old mother. Mildred is a bit like me ….getting on a bit in age, strange shape, usually reliable and has attitude with a capital kick ass “A” …. Mildred is more than somewhat tetchy at the moment…

Snowflakes: Christmas table runner and bunting

After making a few snowflakes for the ‘fire and ice’ quilts we created and which are still available in the Project section, I became fascinated by their potential. They are beautiful, each individual, symmetric but also flawed, each growing differently but under the same constraints. To make the patterns for my snowflakes, I first looked…

Cutting edge

Okay, maybe not cutting edge, but the topic definitely is cutting. A week or two ago there was a question on the social group of Facebook, asking about who likes cutting fabric. I answered it, and I thought I’d share some further thoughts on it here. I quite like cutting fabric. Currently, my back and…