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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 technique; one easy and one more difficult, so that you can practice and develop the skills. You could use these…

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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’m planning on running this on a monthly basis and I was thinking that perhaps creating a Quilt Block Keeper Bag…

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Have you ever had those times (quite possibly more than one) where you looked at a project, and thought ‘What On Earth Was I Thinking?’ (WOEWIT)? If you are anything like me, you will have numerous projects in various stages of finishing and starting, and every so often, you will pull out a project, have…

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Some of you will be familiar with the Block of the Month (or BOM), and others will not be. For quite a few years I didn’t give them any thought at all, but about 10 years ago I saw a quilt that I liked and wanted to make. Since then I have subscribed to 12…

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Choosing fabrics for a quilt is something that many people would like to do, but lack confidence for. They are not sure why the colours that looked good in the shop don’t seem to give the result they hoped for. Personal taste I would encourage you to make your own choices, and not just to…

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Do you ever discover a nasty little pleat on a diagonal seam where it hasn’t opened out properly? Here is an ironing tip to avoid this:

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So here we are and this is my first post of 2018. A new year and an exciting new website from UKQU! I am so happy to be involved with this new UKQU project. Let me introduce myself. I am a married mum of four and grandmother of two. I work full-time in a manufacturing…