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Using rulers to help you with free motion quilting – it really IS still FMQ! After my start in free motion quilting (FMQ) (see my first blog on FMQ), while I was encouraged at what I’d done, I still felt very limited by my artistic skills to what I’d like to be able to do.…

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Free Motion Quilting – NOT as daunting as I first thought I remember at the beginning of this passion, I asked the question ‘What’s the difference between Patchwork and Quilting?’ and I know it’s a question many ‘newbies’ ask too. The answer opened up a completely new, but initially terrifying, world to me. So what…

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The Harrogate Quilt Show has always been a favourite of mine, especially since it is local to where I live, meaning not having to set off or look for somewhere to stay over.  This also gives leaves me with more money to spend (shhh don’t mention that bit to my hubby).  This time was going…
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This last month has been hectic. We have been lucky enough to spend our Christmas and New Year on holiday in Lanzarote with my Mum – which as usual proved rather challenging for many reasons. The day after we got back we headed up to Scarborough and collected our new purchase. We do love Boxers…

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As a longarm quilter, borders are the most common mistake I encounter. In theory, it should be easy to cut a straight piece of fabric and just sew it to another – Right? WRONG! Its not. The implications for doing this is usually there is far too much border fabric on the quilt. The longarm…

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Welcome one and all to my first Blog Post for the UK Quilters United. This is a really exciting time for me and of course for the group as a whole as they embark on their new website. First of all I want to wish them all the very best with this move – I…

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Seeing the beautiful Japanese fabrics at the Edinburgh Quilt Show in 2015 was the trigger point that inspired my passion for patchwork and quilting. How could I possibly resist working with these fabulous fabrics? I’m Val Brooks, born in Abingdon too many years ago to remember, and I learnt to sew at school by an inspirational…