Tag: patchwork

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Recycling has been in my blood since before I was born. My mum was a great recycler, long before it was termed recycling. She used to call us ‘second hand Roses’, Maybe it was being brought up during and after the war that did it. (My mum, not me) The only thing I remember getting…

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All good things come to an end, and this is the final competition of this series. Don’t despair as we are working on new ideas to keep you on your toes. Grosvenor Shows will be displaying all our winners from the ten Competitions at their Autumn circuit later this year, starting with The Great Northern…

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One of the best things about UK Quilters United on Facebook, is how it brings quilters together in real life (the outernet!) instead of just the internet. Whether you are looking for a friend for  ‘cuppa and sew’, a local group to join, or to start up your own group, UKQU is there to help.…

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Working in a haberdashery we get asked/told and hear many things eyes roll or you titter silently to yourself. These customers all make the job worthwhile even when you are left dumbfounded, here are just a few of them…………… Xmas fabric is piled high along with the ribbons, braids, buttons and all xmas items on…

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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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Out of My Comfort Zone – Part 1 Last year when I got my new super duper sewing/embroidery/quilting machine (big birthday present and Christmas) I realised that I needed to step out of my comfort zone of tried and tested blocks to learn something new and perhaps push myself a little harder!! I’m absolutely no…

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All is not what it might seem today!   Check the date before you look any further! Someone commenting on the foolish blogs posted today only might just win a lovely Riley Blake bag.   And no that’s no joke either! Go look around our lovely website, and see what you can see.  In doing so you might…

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I finally decided what to make my mum for her 70th birthday. I ran out of time to get a big quilt done (and I’m still working on Xander’s from 2 years ago…) but I found this gorgeous Bernatex orchid panel on our Facebook destash page. It’s a bit wonky but that happens sometimes, fabrics…

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This one is a little long, for that I apologise but felt I wanted to share the following. I work two days a week in a very high pressured business, on top of my editor work for British Patchwork and Quilting. They have been trying an idea to see if it helps with managing the…

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The penultimate competition for entries to the UKQU website exhibition with Grosvenor Shows that will be travelling with their events from the Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate until the Springfield Show in Spalding at the end of 2019.   Make a date in your own diary to go along and see our first exhibition for yourself.…
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You’ve spent ages piecing your quilt top and the excitement mounts as all your blocks form into rows and then one big quilt top.  You stand back to admire your work and you can’t wait to move onto layering it up ready for quilting.  To get the full effect, you take your completed top to…