Tag: sewing

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May 15

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Makower have a new design out called ‘Stitch in Time’. This is a wonderful set of subtle colours of pink/ turquoise/ grey. If you are of a certain age, these retro designs may bring back some memories of the 50s. These are a taste of this nostalgic time… Remember these irons?… And wooden cotton reels……

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This one is a little long, for that I apologise but felt I wanted to share the following. I work two days a week in a very high pressured business, on top of my editor work for British Patchwork and Quilting. They have been trying an idea to see if it helps with managing the…

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You’ve spent ages piecing your quilt top and the excitement mounts as all your blocks form into rows and then one big quilt top.  You stand back to admire your work and you can’t wait to move onto layering it up ready for quilting.  To get the full effect, you take your completed top to…

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Once you have appliquéd all pieces, it is time to add the handle, notice that there is no pattern piece for this. Sew using a straight machine stitch over the line –if you draw one in – and go over it four times. It does not matter if they all do not match. Then using…

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Happy Birthday to the United Kingdom Quilters United website, it has been a whole year since the website became live, with almost 553,000 hits – views for the period January 9th 2018 to January 9th 2019- over the first year, what a success. I have been blogging for them since the start and what a…

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Sewing through the ages, generations passing the skills to the next. I could go on forever how the society has lost this. Rest assured I would not. I can remember my Nanna making me things, but I cannot remember her sewing. Neither my mother or auntie sewed, the basic skills I learnt at school, back…

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Hands up, for those that hate Christmas, it is okay to say ME. I do, I hate it with a passion. What do I hate about it? • The sense of profound loneliness despite being in a room full of people • Loneliness • The extreme demand placed upon you by others to be happy…

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What a beautiful selection of fabrics in this lovely range by Makower UK, Dragonheart. Sure to be a success.   The images on the fabric are so appealing. The quality of the fabric and the vibrancy of the colours have to be seen. I knew as soon as I saw the dragons, little knights and…

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I can’t thank you enough for your comments and messages following my last blog post.  It struck a chord with some who were feeling the same way.  It made it so much easier to meet them and virtual hugs turned to hugs in person. Arriving early meant I go to an almost empty sewing room…

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Friday, 30th November dawned chilly and damp .. but across the UK the Bloggers of UKQU were stuffing their cars with machines and fabric ready for the journey to the FIrst Annual Bloggerati on Retreat.  You could sense the excitement across the virtual waves, and for the first time virtuality was transforming into reality with three…