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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 box. But when it came to cleaning the rest of the house I had nothing but interruptions. I still had…

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We are in unprecedented times, plaque, death and loss of life, liberty and physical social interaction. This will not be in my usual style. As it is diary based; to keep me sane, to keep everyone else in my household saner.  This is following on from my last blog, https://ukqu.co.uk/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-1-13-days/ we are two weeks in lockdown.…

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We are in unprecedented times, plague, death and loss of life, liberty and physical social interaction. This will not be in my usual style. As it is diary based; to keep me sane, to keep everyone else in my household saner. Let me give you some history first. A lady called Hannah Clair Somerville :…

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It seems like a lifetime has passed since my friend and myself attended the Harrogate Stitch and Knit show at the end of November. We normally travel there by coach but this year due to a mix up we had the luxury of travelling via husbands “limousine”. No time restrictions on leaving, this took enormous…

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Not everyone is good at math, myself included. Today I find myself working on a project. It is to be a group quilt and hopefully will be displayed under the group’s category of the 2020 Festival of Quilts show in memory of Shelia Butcher – Grandma Quilt – who was a very talented quilter and…

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I would like to thank Gütermann and the UKQU website for asking me to test and review the Gütermann Creativ Overlock thread, Bulky – Lock 80 multicolour colour 9957. Information found here directly from their website; https://consumer.guetermann.com/en/product-finder/bulky-lock-80 . They are sold in plain or variegated multicoloured reels. Overlockers or sergers as known in the USA,…

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March is upon us and the months are flying by, well to me it feels that way. This month’s block is slightly different. As it is reverse appliqué, this entails layers of fabric sewn together and sections cut out from the top layers. I hope you all had chance to purchase and find some good…

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Once you have appliquéd all pieces, it is time to add the handle, notice that there is no pattern piece for this. Sew using a straight machine stitch over the line –if you draw one in – and go over it four times. It does not matter if they all do not match. Then using…

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Happy Birthday to the United Kingdom Quilters United website, it has been a whole year since the website became live, with almost 553,000 hits – views for the period January 9th 2018 to January 9th 2019- over the first year, what a success. I have been blogging for them since the start and what a…