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Last time I told you about my visit to the Art Couture exhibition. Of course a Textile artist needs some new fabrics! I love to participate in the Cherrywood Challenge. In 2018 in the Prince Challenge. Here I am in Houston at the Quiltfestival where I got to sign the Prince books. In the 2019…

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I’m so very excited!!  Its almost like giving birth (I can’t be sure though as I have no actual children!)  seems to me it must be similar…. many months, in fact years now, in the design, the making, the writing, the teaching, the quilting, DD must be a toddler now by my reckoning!  He has…

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I’m trying not to write a book here, but it is difficult as my head is buzzing with ideas. So, this time we’ll look at using blocks – traditional blocks, altered blocks and your own designs. Using traditional blocks is where we all start when designing a quilt and, having chosen our block we then…

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Part 3 of an occasional blog following my journey with half in hexis. This week saw me hit and pass the 1000 mark. And so far I’m still sane. ( I think! ) How do I know how many I’ve done I hear you ask? I’ve been keeping a tally I’ve started playing with them…

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Have you ever thought about how useful the internet is? I’m sure you have – after all, you are reading this blog! I have no doubt that you have also used the internet to source fabric, research patterns and ideas, and to communicate with other like-minded people. There is no doubt that the internet is…

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The brilliant people at Clover have come up with a clever new ruler to help us draft our own patterns or blocks.   This pliable ruler adds a new dimension to scaling and drafting sewing and knitting patterns, marking up curved shapes and drawing true 45° bias lines with precision. Thanks to its green zone,…

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Hi I am Mary from Patchwork Dreamer, welcome to my less than tidy Patchwork life. This month I have been making fabric boxes to put fat quarters in. They are four layers so my fat quarters will be kept very warm! I made this up, there is properly a much quicker easier way to do…

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Hi everyone Finally after several months of doodling, drawing, cutting, stitching and quilting the quilt is completed and we’re ready to start Block 1. The pattern and accompanying tutorial video is available from the online website shop here, and for those of you who want to purchase the Fabric Pack from Cottonpatch direct its available…

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  Many of you have probably come across me in our various Facebook groups and others may have taken part in some of the mini or block swaps I have organised throughout the years, both in UKQU but also on Instagram. On social media, I post as BossyOz (including e.g. web, Instagram, Pinterest), a name which…

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Feeling fruity? We love this vibrant little number by Lynne Goldsworth taken from her new 2018 range. Download this fun design by clicking the link below. Download Fruity Friends Here
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New pattern for 2018 by Beth Studley. Click on the link below to find out what you will need to make this Sundance design. Beth Studley Sundance Download