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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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A couple of weeks ago I read on the UKQU Social Group Facebook page a message regarding an auction which was happening in which there were some old sewing machines. It was said they rarely reach more than £10 or so each. Well, it would have been rude not to have a look. I went…

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For beautiful top stitching and decorative backstitch seams – Deco Stitch 70 from Gütermann creativ gives clothing, accessories and home sewing projects a professional, distinctive and unique finish. This shimmering silky top-stitch thread is the perfect choice for everyone who likes to produce individual creations with passion and attention to detail. High-quality three-ply Deco Stitch…

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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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For as long as I can remember, I wanted a dedicated studio for my crafting. Over the years, I’ve had a spare room, a shed, a corner of a shared room and for the last 10 years of so, half of my living room was dedicated to the business of creating and making. Moving into…

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This spring I think lots of us have had more time on our hands and I’ve seen many posts on the Facebook group talking about setting up of dedicated sewing rooms. As I work from home I have an office come sewing room, small but perfectly formed. Well, if I actually tidied up a little…

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What now seems like forever, several years since, I joined a weekend workshop with Sheena Roberts (Green Man Quilts) at the Jane White Sewing Studios.   These are at the Ropewalk in Barton on Humber, an arts and crafts hub with a very tasty deli-style cafe where an eclectic mix of crafters can be found.   …

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For beautiful top stitching and decorative backstitch seams, Deco Stitch 70 from Gütermann creativ gives clothing, accessories and home sewing projects a professional, distinctive and unique finish. This shimmering silky top-stitch thread is the perfect choice for everyone who likes to produce individual creations with passion and attention to detail. High-quality three-ply Deco Stitch 70…

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Just a quick and easy pattern for you today, brilliant for appliqué and hand sewing. My friend, Veronica, showed me one she had made and said how fantastic it was. It really is, such a simple idea but you’ll find it so useful. Requirements 4″ Square of fabric. If you have smaller hands, then 3½”…

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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…