Tag: hand-sewing

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The new 10 reel, 100m Sew All Thread Pack includes a free pack of 5 universal sewing machine needles plus an assortment pack of 30 hand sewing needles. The excellent quality and versatility of Sew All Thread makes it the perfect choice for almost every hand or machine sewing project, providing great results in these…

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Loving something with its “warts and all” is loving it in spite of any obvious blemishes or scars. Sometimes you make or receive a quilt that isn’t quite perfect, or even a long way off perfect, but it can still be loved, warts and all. I consider myself an average quilter – I can, if…

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The thimble is a staple for every sewing stash but the basic thimble has its limitations and isn’t always the best or most comfortable option, especially when it comes to the exacting needs of specialised or prolonged stitch work! It isn’t always the tip of the finger that needs protection and many of us prefer…

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Hello Patch workers I am taking a break from the City and Guilds blogs for this one as we went on a little camping break last week. This blog is to present another idea for sewing on the move. Like many mums I spend time sitting around waiting on the little darlings as they swim,…

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I’z very excited and a bit surprised even! I’ve been busy working on my next Mystery Quilt BOM for UKQU.  I believe in and am known for, making ‘design developments’ throughout my patterns and classes, in fact my regular students shout it back at me frequently!  ………What has happened with this latest design has astounded…

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For those of you completely new to patchwork and quilting perhaps you might be interested in how to get started with the very basics. I am rather new myself so it’s all fresh to me and I’ve learned what it’s possible to do with simple tools. At the beginning you just don’t know if you…

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As you may have seen on Pinterest or Instagram, English paper-piecing is currently taking the quilting world by storm, and in particular fussy-cut EPP. In this technique, each of the paper shapes are cut from identical areas of a fabric, often creating a kaleidoscope-type pattern. This technique is often seen with straight edged shapes such…

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Pattern: Beth Ferrier – “A Fine Romance” Pattern: Esther Aliu, “On My Window Flowers Bloom” Confession time. I now have four applique projects on the go (plus one that is sewn but needs hand quilting) and I’m having a very hard job holding off starting another two. I like hand sewing, though until recently I…

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Hi Everyone, thanks for giving up some of your time to come back to read my blog. I survived the first one relatively unscathed and received some lovely comments, thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment or send me a message. This time I thought I might tell you about…

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Thread Magic is a thread conditioner, it makes the thread smoother so that it is less likely to snag, tangle, twist, or cause other friction problems. It is similar to using beeswax although, I find this conditioner much better because it helps me to sew for longer without experiencing the discomfort I often feel in…

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Are you looking for a lovely long-term project to get stuck into over 2018, maybe something you can do in front of the TV or on a long journey? Have you heard of curved English paper-piecing? Let me introduce you to Sewmotion’s Curve Motion Medallion Quilt. Having made one too many hexagons, I started to…