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Spring is almost over and for June we’re turning to some Amish romance with the first book in the Quilter’s Son series by Samantha Bayarr. The book is called Liam’s choice. Liam has secretly attended school outside of the Amish community, to allow him a chance to set up his own company. Just before Liam is…

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This is part of the Celebrations Blog Hop 2021 (#CBH2021) and I have created a pattern for a PARTY HAT using foundation paper piecing (FPP). Just select the appropriate fabrics for the occasion and it’ll be perfect for every possible celebration including e.g. birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, end of Covid party (let’s hope!), Eid, Christmas,…

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Another year has come to an end, and what a different year it has been! The UKQU Book Club started back in April 2018 and we have since then more or less every month suggested a quilting related novel or biography to read. During 2020 we read the following books: Jan 2020 – Book club on…

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Free, easy PDF pattern to download Using a very basic block, which is also easy to piece together, and repeating it for a whole quilt can create a stunning end result with minimum fuss and stress. This free quilt uses strips from three different solid fabrics to create a striking quilt, but you could also…

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For this block we’re going to make one 12.5″ (12″ finished) improv block consisting of a flower with a stem and a leaf. Please read the full instructions before you start and use the comments (scroll down to the bottom of the page) if you have any questions. Pattern template As this is an improv…

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So far this year all my blogs have been about stash busting or the UKQU Book Club. This time I am sharing another stash busting idea, and a timely one at that in this time of lockdown – face masks. The medical experts are not (yet) in agreement on how effective cotton face masks are,…

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It’s almost May and time to reveal our next book, or actually the next TWO books as last month I mentioned that the next two books have exactly the same title. The books are both called A Single Thread. Our book for May was written by Marie Bostwick back in 2008.  Bostwick’s version of A…

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I drink a lot of tea and always worry about leaving cup marks on tables and furniture. As a result I have quite a few coasters and mug rugs strategically placed throughout my home. With Easter around the corner, let’s make an easter egg mug rug, or two, or ten….. Materials Easter inspired or Spring…

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I originally made this at a Charity Sewing Day as a ‘personal effects purse’ for patients at the local hospice. The purse would also work great as a coin purse or to keep you credit cards and receipts in. Alternatively, you could use it to discreetly store some sanitary pads when you are out and…

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This time we are going to make a circle scarf with a hidden pocket*; great for when you don’t want to bring a handbag. The pocket is large enough to fit e.g. mobile phone, money, keys, cards or other personal essentials. To make a scarf, you need a larger piece of fabric, ideally 1.5m (59″) long…

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It is time again for another stash busting idea – a bag holder and this make will be perfect for Fat Quarters. As each bag only uses one FQ, you may need to make a few of these… The bag holders originally were a great way to gather all freebie plastic bags we got in…

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This is the third blog in my stash busting series and this time I’m looking at trying to use up some pre-cut and left over fabrics from other projects. Looking at my fabrics, I found some jelly roll strips and left over quilt binding which were collecting dust. The jelly rolls are (when cut correctly)…