Tag: patchwork

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Square-in-a-Square are nice little units, which can add some variety to the blocks that you can make. This is the fourth instalment of my Skilful Skyful series, and will share with you all the tips and tricks to make and use Square in a Square units. Its easy to see how these little units got…

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The Dark Side – What is this mystical Dark Side and why do we want to go there? I’m sure you have heard of the particular space film legacy where the “Dark Side” is of such importance. At Strictly Quilting headquarters it is a well loved favourite and in patchwork and quilting we have the…

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You have been thinking about starting a hobby during lockdown maybe, searched through endless Facebook pages and suddenly you jump into UK Quilters United. WOW . what a different world to discover. What a plethora of new things to learn, words to understand, techniques to discover and more. It’s mind-blowing. But, remember, we all started…

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I’m usually on UKQU designing Mystery Quilts, but I felt the need to tell you all about a recent personal make…….. Memory Quilt – indeed it is………Quite an experience to say the least…. What have I learned from this though?……. well I’ve always been a bit ambivalent where memory quilts were concerned. I know they…

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Note: You might see some terms that you don’t understand – you can find explanations by referring to this blog:  https://ukqu.co.uk/hints-and-tips-terms-used-in-patchwork-and-quilting/ This blog relates to general patchwork / quilting. Any recommendations for specific products are items I use – I have no affiliation to any of the companies mentioned. How did I get into this?…

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Wearable Patchwork has been something I have enjoyed creating for many years .. I have even been fortunate to be awarded recognition for my efforts. The catwalks of Dolce & Gabanna and others have featured patchwork in their recent collections which you can find on youtube. Vogue recently featured their Spring Show and you can…

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As we close the doors on one of the strangest of times in anyone’s memory we should face forward and step into the New Year. With a rapidly moving climate out there, it’s hard to know how we will celebrate things in 2021, but what we can do is look as some of the things…

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My favourite subject at school was history.  I never retained much about the dates, but I loved the stories.  Over the next year, I am combining my love history with my love of quilting.  For the last two years, I’ve done themed quilt alongs and for next year, I’m adding the history behind the blocks…

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Pony Black Sewing Needles Pony Black brings you a new generation of sewing needle that is innovative as well as meeting the highest international standards. They are nickel free, ultra-smooth and have perfect points for superior performance. They are offered in the largest range of hand sewing needle sizes for every conceivable craft including sharps,…

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Recapture that magical spirit and get in the mood for sew much festive fun with this beautifully presented advent calendar filled with goodies for your sewing stash. The Hemline advent calendar makes a brilliant gift for budding dressmakers or creative, crafty friends and family of all ages. Containing no calories – just plenty of inspiration…

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On 16th March, people over 70 years old were told to stay at home for at least 12 weeks. (This was one week before the lockdown was imposed.) My sister, Pat, is in that group and lives alone, 50 miles away from me  so I wanted to give her something to do each day which would help to…