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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…

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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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Not everyone is good at math, myself included. Today I find myself working on a project. It is to be a group quilt and hopefully will be displayed under the group’s category of the 2020 Festival of Quilts show in memory of Shelia Butcher – Grandma Quilt – who was a very talented quilter and…

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Product Review – Gütermann Creativ Bulky Lock 80 – Variegated purple (9944), 1000m (1094 yds) The package arrived, was it something else for the magazine? No, this one was for me to try out. I do a little dressmaking on the odd occasion so when UKQU asked for volunteers to try Gütermann Creativ Bulky Lock…

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So, you’ve chosen your retreat and now comes the decision of what to take. Of course, there is the term ‘usual sewing kit’ which is often quoted on workshop lists but if you’re a beginner then what does that ‘usual’ entail? As I’m off on a retreat myself soon then I thought I’d share my…