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charley

Quilt
« on: February 06, 2021, 21:15:53 PM »
This is a quilt that I made for No 2 granddaughter for Christmas. I did attach a tail to each, using embroidery floss. I used a pattern that I found in a charity shop and, the first time I had tried foundation paper piecing. I was very pleased with how it turned out. I made 2 elephants and 2 companions.

sleepingwolf

Re: Quilt
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2021, 21:18:40 PM »
That is really lovely!

Lilian

Re: Quilt
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2021, 22:02:36 PM »
I like this, a lot!  Makes me want to do one!  Lovely work @charley  :)
Willing but not always able :)

Pearl

Re: Quilt
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2021, 23:08:50 PM »
This is the pattern I’m making for TSP Project Linus challenge.  I started it at the retreat I went to last year.  Must dig it out to finish.   :laughing:

Iminei

Re: Quilt
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2021, 08:45:00 AM »
Wonderful!!!

How big is it ???

And where exactly are these charity shops that sell quilt supplies ???
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BrendaP

Re: Quilt
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2021, 12:17:48 PM »

And where exactly are these charity shops that sell quilt supplies ???

There used to be one (Red Cross I think) in Gravesend where I could occasionally find textile or crafting stuff.  But, I haven't been shopping in Gravesend, or any other town centre for over a year now. 

A lot of High Street shops have closed because of lockdowns, I wonder what the fate of charity shops is, or will be?   :thinking:
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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charley

Re: Quilt
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2021, 21:44:20 PM »
Thank you all for the nice comments. My local hospice charity shop is a place that I visit weekly - in the normal world - and I generally find something, either fabric, patterns or something sewing related. My best ever find was a partially completed quilt, that is about 4 completed blocks, along with some extra fabric, and parts of blocks. I went back the next week and found more matching fabric. I have no idea (but can imagine) why it was at the charity shop, but I loved it and felt very pleased when I completed it.

charley

Re: Quilt
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2021, 22:01:34 PM »
@Iminei I cannot remember how big, but big enough for a lap quilt, or a grand daughter's bed.

@Pearl I hope that you enjoy completing it. I just used scraps.

Iminei

Re: Quilt
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2021, 08:12:18 AM »
A lot of High Street shops have closed because of lockdowns, I wonder what the fate of charity shops is, or will be?   :thinking:

Oh They always do OK as they dont have to pay rates, rent, bills or staff !!!  >:)
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rubywishes

Re: Quilt
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 05:50:05 AM »
Love your elephants...what a find! <3
Juki TL2010Q, Juki DX7,  Singers: 1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora), 1947 201K treadle with motor conversion (aka Livvy)
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Deafoldbat

Re: Quilt
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2021, 18:42:59 PM »
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[charity shops] always do OK as they dont have to pay rates, rent, bills or staff !!! 

Arte you sure? 2 have closed in our high street since last summer.

@charley Nice elephants. :)


Iminei

Re: Quilt
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2021, 18:44:01 PM »
I'm sure their bills are greatly reduced.
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LeilaMay

Re: Quilt
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2021, 19:06:02 PM »
A lot of High Street shops have closed because of lockdowns, I wonder what the fate of charity shops is, or will be?   :thinking:

Oh They always do OK as they dont have to pay rates, rent, bills or staff !!!  >:)

Not true!

See this page from charity retail dot org which will explain ALL their costs -

https://www.charityretail.org.uk/how-charity-shops-work/
« Last Edit: March 18, 2021, 19:07:54 PM by LeilaMay »
Singers - 28K, 99K, 15K, 66K, 201K, 201K, 221K, 221K, 221k (white), 222K, Elna - Grasshopper, Bernina 730 Record, Grain chain-stitch machine, Guhl & Harbeck incomplete machine  named "Lyra"