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I was recently asked to review a pack of Gütermann threads that came with an assortment of Prym hand sewing needles and a set of Schmetz universal machine sewing needles. There were ten reels of 100 meters 100% polyester threads, a brand I regularly use for general sewing, in a range of popular colours. Due…

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When asked to review the Gutermann creativ Hand Quilting thread I needed to layer up a mini project as I hadn’t anything ready to quilt. I’ve not done a whole cloth quilt so why not? A small cushion front, wholecloth and inspired by traditional Welsh quilting designs. Rather than the usual plain fabric, I choose…

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Have you ever seen a wholecloth quilt? A surprising number of “quilters” today don’t know what this is, and even fewer have made one. The UK has a wonderful tradition of quilts which contain no patchwork at all, but just rely on the texture created on a single fabric by hand quilting the entire design.…

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My Mum’s 70th birthday was coming up and she had planned a weeks stay in a beautiful house overlooking the Menai Bridge in north Wales. My Brother and his family, our close friends and my own family all together and, as a quilter, I just had to make something to commemorate her birthday and the…

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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…