Tag: patchwork

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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…

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For ever my husband has wanted to own a log cabin.   It stemmed from a holiday we had in Dorset one year when our kids were younger and ever since he has brought up the idea again and again, but it just isn’t going to be happening unless the numbers come up on the Lotto. …

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This is an introduction to me and also an introduction for me in writing blogs, so, wish me luck! This is an answer to the questions : what brought you to sewing? What was your very first quilt – do you still have it? Are you part of a sewing group – what do you…

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This spring I think lots of us have had more time on our hands and I’ve seen many posts on the Facebook group talking about setting up of dedicated sewing rooms. As I work from home I have an office come sewing room, small but perfectly formed. Well, if I actually tidied up a little…

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What now seems like forever, several years since, I joined a weekend workshop with Sheena Roberts (Green Man Quilts) at the Jane White Sewing Studios.   These are at the Ropewalk in Barton on Humber, an arts and crafts hub with a very tasty deli-style cafe where an eclectic mix of crafters can be found.   …

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May 20

Isolation

Picture the scene if you can: you are a child in care, and for whatever reason you cannot stay at the place you have called home for the past year (or two, or longer). You are meeting new people for maybe the first time, or perhaps the second or third. You don’t know what to…

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As a beginner in this wonderful world of patchwork and quilting, you can easily become a little confused with all the terminology and general guidelines that can apply to the many different sections of the craft. Should you wash new fabric? What fabrics can you use? What thread is best for each task? Well, for…

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This beautiful quilt was created by Claudia Pfeil Calling all quilters – we have some good news! This year The Festival of Quilts annual quilting competition will be going ahead… virtually! There is something for every level and style of quilting, with 12 different categories to choose from including Modern, Contemporary, Pictorial and Novice. The…

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I don’t know about you but when this lockdown started I felt a little glum. I found I had lots of time on my hands and, rather than let myself get stuck in a downward spiral, I decided that I would try and do what mental health professionals suggest is a good way to battle…

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Welcome to the New World where social distancing has become a byword, self-isolation essential to save lives and staying at home has never been so important but for us quilters, where get-togethers, knit and natters and quilting groups are part of our being, it is difficult to be so isolated. I consider myself lucky in…