Seven years of teaching, running my own patchwork shop and being daily surrounded by quilters of all abilities I have noticed many things about people’s attitude to sewing and one of them which is valid for most of u…
I received your Cathedral Windows book this morning…it’s beautiful!! Can’t wait to make something xx
Wonderful Pam, glad to hear it arrived well. Looking forward seeing your creations on the UKQU facebook page!
The quilt police do exist, she came to our guild and told me my skills were seriously lacking for someone who had been quilting as long as i had and perhaps i should ask my husband to help more around the house and give me time to quilt more. She suggested at least 30 minutes every day and was shocked when i was not pleased with her statements. This definitely has taken some joy away from my quilting.
NO! What a seriously awful thing for anyone to say, Deb Quilter. That might be (just about) OK in the context of learning for a formal qualification where high standards are required, but is not at all appropriate for anyone quilting for enjoyment. I’m with Vendulka all the way on this issue.
Many people take their hobby very seriously. Thankfully the majority quilt for enjoyment, which is why the 20:20 rule should be practiced more
Dear @debquilter. What an awful thing to say to someone, sorry to hear about your experience! What that person should do is spent less time behind a sewing machine and more time around people practising being nice and human! I hope my article made you feel a little bit better and please take no notice of people like that, they are only projecting their own insecurities and it has nothing to do with you. If you are happy with your creations who are they to judge that! Enjoy and keep sewing!
Hear, hear!! It really is all about what you want to make as a quilter and how you want to make it.
Cheered me up, thank you. Always worried about them police.
So this month I’m sharing the first of my ‘Scrap-Buster’ patterns. I don’t know any sewist who can bear to throw away scraps of fabric… after all, you never know when it might come in handy! You might notice th…
It’s lovely 🙂
Thanks Alison! I hope you have fun making it x
Such a cute and useful project…..one can never have enough pin cushions. Great blog Gini x
I’m going to give this a go. Thank you
What a lovely little project. I’m with you on scrap storing – I think it stems from my early playgroup leader days when we had to gather resources from everywhere and make the most of what we had (no money to buy things). I still ‘hoard’ to recycle now. Another thing to try – exciting.
I think by now most of you have seen the novelty of clips to hold your fabric together instead of the pins. I have tried the ordinary clips and I guess it’s just a matter of a habit or preference.
But then I was in…
What a great review. Something to add to my wish list. Great wall hanging too
Thank you ladies, I’m glad you enjoyed the review and like the hanging!
Thank you for reviewing these!
Interesting review, and an amazing wall hanging 🙂
Could you tell me how wide these ‘small’ clips are, trying to work out what size to order but not much information online and there seems to be regular size, small size and mini, Thanks
Length 120cm ( 47”) Width 44cm (17 1⁄2”)
I love to start by choosing the central fabric which can showcase nice large patterned design as you will need 10″ square of it. You can then use the same fabric…
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to find out that I was going to receive one of L&C Fabrics’ fabulous Mystery Bags when they were launched. I had seen the bags featured on their Face…
Great review Gini. It looks like a lovely bag to receive. I am so glad to see the sew easy magic seam marker – this was once discussed at a design course I attended but I didn’t appreciate the need for it at the time – now I do and I know what they are called!
I’m pleased to see the magic seam marker too – I have been looking for this. Straight into my basket from Amazon 😉
Are all the £25 bags the same ? Do they offer suggestions of what to do with the stuff ?
Is it possible to subscribe ?
Sorry for all the questions, just wondered !
I believe every month is different Diane. The shop has a website and a Facebook page so it might be worth getting it tough with them to ask?
That is a very good review Gini, well done.
What great value that mystery bag was for £25 Gini. I dare say you had great fun trying out all these goodies!!!
I like the fact that that you were honest in your review, whether positive or not. This is so important as we all have different tastes, needs and abilities. Also, the contents of your mystery bag and the great review gave people an sneaky insight into the vast array of equipment that is available now for us quilters!
Well done Gini x
- Load More