Tag: Books

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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 blocks that fit the theme, that ‘go’ together, that perhaps make use of different…

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Right now we are wondering how to use up all our fabric bits so we can keep sewing even if we can’t go to the shows and shops to buy more (although, don’t forget though that most shops are doing mail order via the web or phone). But it is also that time of year…

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Having decided to make a quilt using blocks how do you choose which block (or blocks) to use? Do you find a theme (stars for instance) or look for a name that appeals (how about Cats and Mice?). Perhaps you want to use just one block many times or two blocks alternating but then you…

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Last time I told you about my visit to the Art Couture exhibition. Of course a Textile artist needs some new fabrics! I love to participate in the Cherrywood Challenge. In 2018 in the Prince Challenge. Here I am in Houston at the Quiltfestival where I got to sign the Prince books. In the 2019…

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I thought I would start off this journey through some of my quilting book collection by looking at some of my general how-to books. These are the ones I first bought when starting out on this hobby of ours and the ones I continued to buy when I thought they might help my students and/or…

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I like books! I collect books – all sorts of books, not just quilting books. I probably have more gardening books than quilting ones and if you add in the books about plants in general then I have way too many (is there such a thing as ‘too many books’?). I also have magazines. In…

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With the work on our second book by and about UK Quilters United well underway, it is time to come up with the name for it, and we are looking for your help! The first book Our first book was compiled and edited by Julie Passey in 2015-2016 and it was called “UK Quilters United…

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Mollie Makes is a monthly Magazine, not one I have ever read, so when their new book ‘How to Quilt & Patchwork’ arrived for me to review I didn’t know what to expect. The book is divided into several sections, there are 15 projects, these include cushions, picnic blankets, a tea cosy, a bean bag,…