Tag: quilting

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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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I’ve just come back from a three day break, and as usual a bit of fabric crept into my suitcase along the way, so in true quilter fashion, here is my show and tell: First stop was Beamish – The Living Museum of the North.   Many folk will have heard that Beamish has now recreated…

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It seems like a lifetime has passed since my friend and myself attended the Harrogate Stitch and Knit show at the end of November. We normally travel there by coach but this year due to a mix up we had the luxury of travelling via husbands “limousine”. No time restrictions on leaving, this took enormous…

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The wonderful people at Groves have donated a bumper prize for our final quilt competition of this series.  Whether you have been quilting since childhood, or just starting out, this is a perfect prize for any patchwork quilter. Our lucky winners this month are Liz Wife, who wins this bumper bag of sewing notions Fat…
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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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This is a tale I found in a very old book dated around 1364. I discovered the volume holding up a back leg of an old sideboard in a deceased relatives house, in the old fishing port of Whitby. It was very tatty and musty smelling, with many small nibbles, mould and fungi sprouting out…

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Oh, what’s a girl to do when you’ve lost your sewing mojo……try and get it back of course! Let me start at the beginning. I store all of my fully made up quilts flat on the spare bed in the guest bedroom. It was my daughters 18th birthday in mid-December and she was going to…

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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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Hello all, this is my first blog, so a little bit about me. My Name is Jenny, and I have done sewing and crafting since I was a child, but I did not start doing patchwork still 2016. I was only piecing tops at first for a friend’s project, they were passed onto other people…

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Thank you Sylvia for inviting me to write this post about cruising and stitching at sea. For those of you reading this and wondering who I am …I have taught patchwork and quilting internationally for nearly 20 years ( gosh that makes me sound ancient!) and up until November last year I was a regular…

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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″…