Tag: Fabric

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Although most of the Members of the UKQU, there are a few Newbies who may not have made a Fabric Postcard. So, I thought I would share my Birthday Card Postcard which I have made for my No 1 Grandson! What you need: A design – this could be a Theme determined by the Admin…

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As a beginner in this wonderful world of patchwork and quilting, you can easily become a little confused with all the terminology and general guidelines that can apply to the many different sections of the craft. Should you wash new fabric? What fabrics can you use? What thread is best for each task? Well, for…

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SUNPRINTS 2020 BY ALISON GLASS Just look at what dropped in to my letterbox Bright, vibrant, delicious fabric. By Makeover UK the designer Alison Glass. Not a designer I was familiar with so took myself off to Makeover site to see how as a designer she was inspired. She is inspired by and I quote…

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Makower have launched yet another fantastic fabric range called Spring. Makower were good enough to send samples of this latest fabric range to UKQU, and the wonderful people at UKQU sent some to me to review. One of their latest ranges called Spring, consists of 20 fabrics plus a panel.  I received a sample of…

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Yay, it’s fabric time! I’m hugely thankful to UKQU.co.uk for kindly giving me the opportunity to write this product review for the RHAPSODY fabric generously provided by MAKOWER UK. There are twenty-six amazing designs in this Klimt inspired Makower fabric and they truly epitomise the definition of Rhapsody by featuring two highly contrasted moods and…

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SANTA CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS Here in Spain the Spanish do not celebrate Christmas in the same way as we do in the UK. Christmas Eve is their main event and the Family gets together to have a celebration meal and they generally eat the shops out of Prawns and other seafood!!! Although they DO have…

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A beautiful set of fabrics from Makower has been sent for me to play with. What wonderful designs and a gentle soft hand to it. All the usual Christmas suspects are here, snowflakes, trees, reindeer etc, but in very different colour ways. Not the usual greens and reds, but a subtler collection including more unusual…

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Well, before starting to write a Blog on Flange Binding, I did a search and found two Blogs that contained the word ‘Flange’. One was by Ruth Garner for her beautiful Northern Lights Mini Quilt that she made for this years’ UKQU Swap and the other was by our Founder of UKQU, Juliet Nice. From…

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Oh! Happy Dance! Well you do don’t you, when a layer cake of fabric clatters unexpectedly through your letterbox for you to review? Oh Boy! It was just up my street too! A fabulous Makower Forest, and a range that you will find in the shops now. If you like cutesy forest animals and bold…

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My mother always brought me up to be polite but on this occasion, I’m going to flash my drawers! You may well have heard of the young Japanese lady, Marie Kondo, who has developed a decluttering and tidying method – the KonMari system. Now, I’m not the tidiest of people, cleanish but not always tidy.…

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with boughs of Holly. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. And Yes, Deck the Halls is this stunning Christmas fabric range from Makower for Christmas 2019, and is available in retailers in the UK now. If you like traditional fabrics, then this is the range for you.  And if you like a bit of sparkle then this is it, every…