Tag: quilting

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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″…

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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:…

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The Nine patch block is our block for day nine and we are going to make itusing two contrasting fabrics. For this block, we are using 41/2″ squares. Cut 5 dark, four light (9 in total) The nine ‘patches’ are what gives the block it’s name. Arrange the blocks as shown, with the dark and…