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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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Just a quick and easy pattern for you today, brilliant for appliqué and hand sewing. My friend, Veronica, showed me one she had made and said how fantastic it was. It really is, such a simple idea but you’ll find it so useful. Requirements 4″ Square of fabric. If you have smaller hands, then 3½”…

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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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There comes a time in most quilter’s lives when they come to the realisation that they could really use a design wall when building a new quilt. Over the years I have used all sorts of solutions to deal with this issue. At first I used the bed top in my guest bedroom….a good idea…

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“Bright, summer fabric packs to review .. I have two to send out. Who is interested please!” said Sylvia.  “Me”, I said and then the wait began.  Actually, I’d forgotten about it  until I came home from a stressful day at work to find a small packet posted through the door.  It wasn’t until I…

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Over the holidays and the last couple of weekends I had a bit of spare time, so went for a wander around a well known stuff shop.  In our home it’s actually known as Stuff Shop, even though it sells clothing too.  Mostly we shop for the stuff. It struck me as I was wandering…

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2 weeks before Christmas I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write them one…

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You’ve had 12 days with 12 different blocks and today I’ll show you how to complete your quilt top. I am going to break this down into separate stages to make it easier. Just stop and start the video after each stage. 1: Cut 8 cornerstones 2 1/2″ square 2: Cut 4 strips 2 1/2″…

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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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We got to day 12 and our final block is the Woven Block. It is essential to keep checking your layout and to make sure you are joining the right pieces together. You can choose to use four different fabric for your ‘woven’ strips or you can just work with two with a third colour for…

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I’m not sure if this block has a name or not, I couldn’t find one before I did the instructions. It could have been a result of me doodling when I was designing the pattern. You could change the colours around depending on the look you prefer, so instead of 1-3 being dark to light,…

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I’ve really enjoyed making this block.  Block 10 is called Birds in the Air. It is essential that your fabric has been starched and pressed before making this block. We are cutting and sewing on the bias, starching helps to stabilise the fabric. Choose two colours, one light one dark. From the dark fabric cut:…