Every now and then something arrives in the shops that you really must have, and this might just be one of those times. Whether you are treating yourself, or looking for something to treat a friend, these lovely t…
This is the first of a series of eight blogs which will teach you different techniques used in traditional American block patchwork. Each section will include full, free instructions for two Star blocks using the…
I’ve been designing a new sampler quilt recently for people that would like to expand their knowledge as a follow on from my beginner’s quilt workshops. Incorporating lots of different techniques in the blocks, I…
What now seems like forever, several years since, I joined a weekend workshop with Sheena Roberts (Green Man Quilts) at the Jane White Sewing Studios. These are at the Ropewalk in Barton on Humber, an arts and c…
An interesting a lovely read. Makes me wish I was back in UK….. there are no quilters nearby, nor wannabes! But I would love to be a member of a quilt sewing group. Oh well, the sun is calling……. thank you Sylvia. X
You can join our group Sue! There’s a FB group and have a few virtual members. We sew together the second Saturday of every month. Its fun, and who knows, we could arrange one of our road trips to visit you one day. Wouldn’t that be an adventure!
What an awe-inspiring set of quilts! A superb workshop by the sound of it!
Several of our members couldn’t quilt when they first joined, or were very early on with what they did .. and now they are making such amazing quilts!
I collect antique quilts, mostly from EBay, and some of them arrive showing plenty of evidence of a hard life. If they are in good condition structurally, but very dirty, I usually wash them. People often ask me how…
Although most of the Members of the UKQU, there are a few Newbies who may not have made a Fabric Postcard. So, I thought I would share my Birthday Card Postcard which I have made for my No 1 Grandson!
Denise Inkson wrote a new post, The Cheap Procrastinator – Lockdown Diary Days 29 – 35 1 month ago
Day 29: Star Stitch, with perle thread.
Diary Entry: Cleaning day, but not productive or balanced. The morning was great. Sorted out my sewing corner, my project bag, my embroidery work space and my embroidery…
When it comes to designing a quilt it can sometimes help to go with a theme – especially for a sampler or a block of the month – such as ‘seaside’, ‘houses’, ‘trees’. You then have the entertaining task of finding…
Here at the website we are delighted to announce we are continuing our relationship with the lovely people at Janome throughout 2020.
There’s some exciting news to come…
What a wonderful prize!
Would love this! Such a fab prize!
My fingers are crossed as I only have a little Janome gem
Wonderful opportunity to get a great machine!
Many thanks, and a Happy New Year to you all!
Amazing chance to win a fabulous prize
What a super prize!
Fantastic Competion – Good Luck to All!!
I would love to be able to explore the possibilities with this machine and expand my sewing techniques.
Amazing prize. Fingers crossed.
How small a scrap of fabric do you keep? The answer is different for everyone. Some scraps I have are tiny but I might just need that particular shade of blue for an appliquéd eye at some point. So during lockdown I…
Never in our wildest dreams would we have ever imagined the changes to daily life we have had to make over the last couple of months. Who would have thought that we would be disinfecting shopping and parcels as…
Last week was my birthday and my neighbour very kindly brought round a little bunch of flowers. When I arranged them I found the perfect mat to place them and was amazed how the colours matched up to my rainbow mat.…
A “Sampler Quilt” is one which has many different blocks, usually separated by sashing strips.
They are very popular with those who like to experiment (or get bored easily), as you only do each block once, and can…
Many quilters are also gardeners. Have you ever wondered why this is? I was pondering on it as I wandered round the garden taking photos of progress (or lack of) while thinking that I really ought to be getting on…
Have fun answering these cryptic clues to find the sewing machines..and reply with your answers.
1. Could be big?
2. Me & Joan get in a muddle.
3. Pearl is this?
4. Can also be a chainsaw.
5.This car may toot…
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