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Do you ever get to that moment when you’ve finished piecing a quilt top and get a little bit daunted by the next stage – the quilting? When quilting, I sometimes quilt by domestic machine, using both the walking foot (which I think is very underestimated) and free motion options. I also love quilting by…

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Fabric.  I will just let you savour that lovely word.  Even better 100% cotton plains in fat quarter packs. Trimits have added new fat quarters to their popular range. Each bundle contains 5 fat quarters, size 54x45cm in 100% cotton and washable at 40 °. Available in 8 glorious colour combinations that offer endless scope…

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  Woodland Collection Inspired by the forest, the Woodland fabric collection provides perfect designs for projects with a winter wonderland theme. Featuring hand-drawn images of flora and fauna along with woodland creatures, this latest Tilda Collection comes in a choice of colour tones to suit your personal style.   Tilda are also very excited to…

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Whilst our focus here at UKQU is patchwork and quilting, there are other needlecrafts that cross over into our territory so to speak.    Many of our members enjoy applique, or will mix crafts to embellish a quilt with embroidery and a hoop makes things much easier. Groves Trimits range have brought out some new…

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This Patchwork Ruler from Sew Easy is ideal for cutting strips, squares, rectangles and triangles and an absolute ‘must-have’ for patchwork and quilting. Suitable for both right and left-hand use, it has clear markings and measures 24”x 6.5.  RRP £19.99 Sew Easy products are available nationwide from haberdashery, sewing and craft suppliers. You can learn…

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The 2018 series of competitions were so popular Grosvenor Shows have asked us to carry on     Throughout February we celebrated the RSPB, asking for quilts following a bird theme.  .  Traditional, modern, hand sewn, or something different. We chose the top six most popular (those with the most likes,) and asked you to…
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  These bias bars from Sew Easy are so easy to use and are a real help to making perfect stems for applique and craft projects for vines, basket handles as well as for curved, celtic and leadlight designs in sewing and quilting.  We are sure you can find lots of other uses for them…

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I must start this review with an apology to Groves for taking so long to write a review – I wanted to showcase the ribbons in just the right way, and the project I chose needed some time and thought. I was delighted to be sent some ribbons – and when the box arrived I…

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The Quilting Theme for September, 2018 was an Indian Summer with Gutermann and Groves #septemberquiltcompetition For this competition we asked our fellow quilters to produce an interpretation of this month’s theme, and invited all of our UKQU followers to choose their two favourite quilts for September. There were some fabulous quilts submitted. (See Below)  …