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It’s was purely by coincidence that my new pattern and class, You Touched My Heart, was ready for release in National Pet Month.  Everyone that has a pet will know how much they become a part of your life, and no matter how hard you try, they fill a big space in your heart. This…

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Do you ever get to that moment when you’ve finished piecing a quilt top and get a little bit daunted by the next stage – the quilting? When quilting, I sometimes quilt by domestic machine, using both the walking foot (which I think is very underestimated) and free motion options. I also love quilting by…

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You have been thinking about starting a hobby during lockdown maybe, searched through endless Facebook pages and suddenly you jump into UK Quilters United. WOW . what a different world to discover. What a plethora of new things to learn, words to understand, techniques to discover and more. It’s mind-blowing. But, remember, we all started…

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I’m usually on UKQU designing Mystery Quilts, but I felt the need to tell you all about a recent personal make…….. Memory Quilt – indeed it is………Quite an experience to say the least…. What have I learned from this though?……. well I’ve always been a bit ambivalent where memory quilts were concerned. I know they…

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Note: You might see some terms that you don’t understand – you can find explanations by referring to this blog:  https://ukqu.co.uk/hints-and-tips-terms-used-in-patchwork-and-quilting/ This blog relates to general patchwork / quilting. Any recommendations for specific products are items I use – I have no affiliation to any of the companies mentioned. How did I get into this?…

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Like most this year my family had some celebrations planned. My son’s 18th in the first lockdown, our Silver Wedding anniversary in July and then, my own big 5 0 in the second lockdown. This time last year I would never have believed we would be putting off big celebrations until 2021. The advantage is…

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As we close the doors on one of the strangest of times in anyone’s memory we should face forward and step into the New Year. With a rapidly moving climate out there, it’s hard to know how we will celebrate things in 2021, but what we can do is look as some of the things…

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I think this year,more than any other, has highlighted the need of community.  Whatever we are going through, or whatever we are facing, it is always so much better when we have the support of a community.  One of the great things that has come from 2020 is finding the value of an online community.…

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Pony Black Sewing Needles Pony Black brings you a new generation of sewing needle that is innovative as well as meeting the highest international standards. They are nickel free, ultra-smooth and have perfect points for superior performance. They are offered in the largest range of hand sewing needle sizes for every conceivable craft including sharps,…

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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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Double C Back ground filler. I have first drawn the design on paper so that you can see the path way, and then on to fabric.  It is a great background filler and easy to follow , so I hope you will give it a go Click the link for the video https://youtu.be/egssVDfg0p0

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Hawaiian Inspired Flower Block. Hawaiian Inspired Flower Block Another brilliant idea from UKQU – a Flower Blog Hop. A trip from one blog to another but for us quilters with a fabulously free flower block at every stop! What could be better for us than sharing our passion for patterns… When the call went out…