Tag: beginner

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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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Do you like to decorate your home for Christmas?  Each year we look for something different to decorate. 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…

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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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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…