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Here at British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, we are always on the lookout for new talent. Joanna Kent, the editor, is in charge of all the projects that go into the magazine. She is the main point of contact when thinking about publishing and can answer any initial questions you may have. My first BP&Q…

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UKQU has a fantastic range of quilting experts from around the country who, once a year, gather together for the ‘Bloggerati Retreat’. The one this year is due shortly in November and we are certainly looking forward to it. Which brings me onto my plan to write a few Blogs on retreats. (Sewing ones obviously,…

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When I first started to learn P&Q my teacher at the time, who was not the ‘usual’ P&Q teacher I now realise, did recommend labelling your quilts and I have to say I agree with her. (Thanks, Barbara for getting me started!) ‘Why?’ You may ask. Firstly, it records who made the quilt. ‘But I…

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Quick free pattern finds. Who else has got to February and not thought about Valentine’s Day? We’re approaching our 25th wedding anniversary (think it’s next year?!) but we do still try and do something around Valentine’s – even if it is just a takeaway! But have I thought about making anything, been out shopping for…

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So, you are starting out on your patchwork and quilting journey with a class or two, maybe a good instruction book or even YouTube and have heard about quilt shows but are a little too scared to go? What are they all about and why bother? Well, read on for a little introduction on what…

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APPLIQUÉ The technique of applying one or more fabrics to a background with hand or machine stitching. Always use a thread to match the colour of the shape to be appliquéd. Hand appliqué Also known as needle turn appliqué. The appliqué pattern can be traced onto the background fabric or an overlay method can be…

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When piecing fabrics, it is essential to press each seam as it is stitched. Firstly, press the seam flat on the wrong side before opening the pieces, to set the stitches. Left hand block has had first press Then, on right side of the fabric, press both seams towards the darker fabric using tip of…

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TEMPLATE MAKING These need to be accurately made from either rigid plastic or cardboard. Template plastic is not expensive and worth the investment as the template will last longer and remain accurate. Cardboard can become ‘fluffy’ at the edges with use. Some shops will sell template plastic by the sheet. Check if the templates you…

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We have some great News to bring you about the wonderful collaboration of your favourite UK website, UKQU and British Patchwork and Quilting magazine. British Patchwork and Quilting magazine has been at the forefront of the Patchwork and Quilting movement in the UK for over 30 years and is the UK’s longest running quilting magazine.…

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During the Festival of Quilts last year, MyTime Media (the publishing company behind British Patchwork and Quilting), ran a competition asking people to tell us ‘Why they sew?’. We were overwhelmed by how many people commented on it being a form of ‘therapy’ and when our team got chatting we all had our own stories…