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As you know I work for British Patchwork and Quilting magazine and we are running a series of features by Chris Hammacott on ‘Sustainability in a P&Q World’. The first was on needles and pins which got me thinking. For the full feature, you will have to get the March 2020 (issue 314) but I…

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As you know I work for British Patchwork and Quilting magazine and we are running a series of features by Chris Hammacott on ‘Sustainability in a P&Q World’. The first was on needles and pins which got me thinking. For the full article, you will have to get the March 2020 (issue 314) but I…

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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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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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How do I explain? Christmas is coming and I have blown up my cooker! All because of my quilting addiction. I’ll start at the beginning. EQ8 released 28/10/17 It was my birthday recently and I’ve been after a quilt design software package for a while. I’d like to use the excuse of working on British…

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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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Busman’s Holiday, that’s the term, isn’t it? This July I had a week off, relaxing in the sun, a little vino and time with the family. Then I realised that Jen Jones has announced that she is retiring and is holding the last exhibition at the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter so I squeezed in…

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Love a magazine now and again? Or fancy trying a new magazine with a different point of view? Well Spring is in the air and the sun is in the sky (as if you couldn’t tell) If nothing else, you could get a magazine to fan yourself with! Here are some current offers to get…

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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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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…