Tag: scraps

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I’ve spent most of the summer travelling and now it’s back to work. There changes going on at home so it’s been difficult getting back into the swing of making, but tidying my fabric boxes has been inspirational.  Watch the video to find out more. Hope this inspires you to take your scraps and turn…

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If you a Moda Addict, as I am, you may have bought at some point in the past a Moda Scrap Bag. I have bought a few in the past in local quilt shops. The only trouble is you can’t unwrap the roll when purchasing so you are not always sure of the exact patterns,…

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Now maybe you have lots of small scraps but have no idea what to do with them, or maybe you’re new to quilting and you bought scraps.  When I first decided I’d like to quilt, I was drawn to Jelly Rolls, it was all those fabrics that ‘go together’.  So here I’m going to tell…

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I don’t know about you, but I hate throwing anything away in my sewing room. Snippets of thread, yarn, and fabric must have a useful purpose, but what do you do with them? Do you have uses for them, or do you find it easy to let go? For several years now, I have a…

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A friend of mine has been following advice from Pat Sloan (she is one of the ladies who is responsible for The Splendid Sampler), about using starters and enders. She starts with squares of 2.5 inches, and starts and ends her patchwork sewing with this – this helps to save thread, and makes chain piecing…

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Scrap-busting siddi-inspired goozundar mat In this post I want to show you how I made a small mat to go under (goozundar) using scraps and inspired by the siddi technique of quilting, that I read about in Today’s Quilter magazine, edition 30. My creation is NOT attempting to be a siddi quilt, I just wanted…

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How to make a greeting card (without much skill, time, fabric or a fancy machine)   This is a card I made in a couple of hours from start to finish and, if I can do it, then sew can you! This design might be good for a new home, and you can use the…

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So here we are and this is my first post of 2018. A new year and an exciting new website from UKQU! I am so happy to be involved with this new UKQU project. Let me introduce myself. I am a married mum of four and grandmother of two. I work full-time in a manufacturing…