Tag: beginner

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I don’t know about you but when this lockdown started I felt a little glum. I found I had lots of time on my hands and, rather than let myself get stuck in a downward spiral, I decided that I would try and do what mental health professionals suggest is a good way to battle…

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It’s exactly what it says, over the course of the next 12 days, you will receive the instructions for one block until 12 blocks are made. On the thirteenth day I will give you the details for the sashing, cornerstones and putting the quilt altogether.  By the end of the fortnight, you will have a completed quilt…

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Do you like to decorate your home for Christmas? How about making an unusual project which also has a practical use – it holds Christmas cards! This short video shows how it is used (give it a few seconds to get started – this was one of my earlier attempts at filming!): Displaying cards How…

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Concentration….. Now that I have got past my first blog, I should probably explain that the reason that I volunteered to be a blogger for UKQU was for my own benefit! I felt that I was something of a contrast to all the brilliant, experienced quilt bloggers that are on this site by being clear…

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I’m way past beginner, but a little afraid to embrace being an intermediate quilter. When I let it, it gets quite scary, tackling techniques and patterns for the first time without anyone on hand to teach or show me. I must have mentioned that quilting isn’t very popular in my part of Africa, us ‘natives’…

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Hi everyone, my name is Sarah and quilting is my escape from real life! I am married to Matt and we have one son, Ryan, I work full time for the NHS. Some of you may already know that our son is autistic, he is very intelligent and funny but needs lots of extra time…

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Director’s Choice Beginners’ Challenge announced by Grosvenors Shows. A new category is to be added to the competition lists at the National Quilt Championships, Sandown. Designed to encourage new quilters to take part at competition level there is a gift for all who enter. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of three categories –…