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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Aldi fat quarters
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:01:16 AM »
Just realised that the Disney fat quarters were a euro more than the pretty Spring style ones so maybe the £4.95 FQ’s  were the Disney Princess, Whinnie the Pooh etc.

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Aldi fat quarters
« on: February 05, 2019, 21:15:53 PM »
@snoozi soozi
Just had another look on FB and someone has posted pictures of her fat quarters bought in the U.K. and the price tag does indeed say £3.99. 
So probably best to ignore anything I say.   :ninja:  :D


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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Aldi fat quarters
« on: February 05, 2019, 17:42:40 PM »
That’s interesting? Are they the Spring range or the previous range that’s been discounted?
According to the Aldi Fat quarters group on Facebook they’re selling for £4.95 in the U.K. so your £3.99 seems quite the bargain. Also, in many areas they seem to have sold out already but there were plenty of FQ’s available in my local store.

@Lowena, I totally understand your sentiment for buying and supporting your local traders.

However, in stark contrast to most towns in the U.K., the majority of shops in my town are small independent stores selling a wider variety of interesting items. All the coffee shops/cafes are independent and we don’t have any Tesco, Boots, Costa, Superdrug, M&S, NewLook etc. Obviously, you still get some of these shops in the cities and bigger towns. We also have a thriving local market scene on Saturdays in our town with small scale producers selling fresh (mostly organic) produce.

Therefore, I don’t think the odd Aldi or Lidl is going to usurp the local traders plus they support Irish farmers for the fresh meat and veg supplies.


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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Aldi fat quarters
« on: February 04, 2019, 14:40:20 PM »
I just bought 3 packs of fat quarters from our local Aldi today at €4.99 a pack.

They’re very ‘Spring’ like patterns and I was thinking of making ‘stuff’ for Spring/Easter perhaps.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from S. Glos UK
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:16:09 AM »
Hellooo Lorna,

Here’s a wave from me in the south west corner of Ireland. I used to work in Bristol and lived near to the Airport before moving over here.

I’m an inexperienced newbie compared to you though. Looking forward to hearing more about your costume making exploits.  ;) xx


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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Just joined
« on: January 26, 2019, 13:53:27 PM »
The nearest large fabric shop is vibes and scribes in Cork city, about 90 mins away. It’s a great shop with a wide range of craft supplies and they have a good website too. I only go into Cork city occasionally as it’s a bit of a trek and I do all the driving. Hickey’s in Cork used to have a fairly decent range but it closed down last summer.  :(

Online, I also like lovefabric.ie for their range of fabrics.

We’ve got a large mixed breed dog, 2 cats and 4 chickens but I’m definitely more of a cat person.  :meow:



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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Just joined
« on: January 25, 2019, 14:01:38 PM »
I have no idea how/why I posted a dog emoji in my last post??  :S

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Just joined
« on: January 25, 2019, 13:59:40 PM »
Hello aprilla,

fáilte romhat chuig TSP.   :)

Which county are you in? I’m a blow in, in West Cork.

Looking forward to nattering with you and finding out which are your favourite fabric shops.    :woof: :thread:

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: rail fence quilt
« on: January 24, 2019, 14:28:38 PM »
That’s really lovely.
I have never done any quilting and I’ve often wondered how on earth you machine quilt such a huge piece when it’s sewn together?
In fact, I’ve just ordered a beginners quilting book so I’m hoping to try some quilting myself.

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: The Drapers Daughter
« on: January 23, 2019, 13:19:57 PM »
Wow, what gorgeous prints and fabric.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi, I'm new from Theresa in Tucson
« on: January 20, 2019, 17:33:52 PM »
Hello Theresa. Welcome to The Sewing Place.  :D

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Access All Accessories / Thread & needle advice please?
« on: January 19, 2019, 15:17:56 PM »
I really am a beginner so please be gentle with me.  :sew: :)

I’m attempting to repair DS’s lunch bag and it has a thin plasticy (?) outer cover with a metallic insulated lining. One seam was completely ripped so I’ve cut it all open at the seams and plan to re-sew it with a fold over top.
However, I’m wondering if I can just use ordinary gütermann polyester thread?  :thread:
And what type of needle?
I’m thinking a universal needle size 14.

All advice gratefully received.


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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Simply Sewing mag
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:41:15 AM »
Ok, done it. Fingers crossed it arrives ok.  :D

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Simply Sewing mag
« on: January 06, 2019, 19:41:08 PM »
This is really odd, I see it as £5.
try this and click on the January sales banner, the sewing mag is on page 2. @WildAtlanticWay I changed the country to Ireland and it is £85!!!

Thank you. I followed your instructions and found the offer, BUT, when you go to the shopping basket, it says next to the magazine image in very small print...
5 issues for £5, then 6 issues for £29.49
so you’re actually agreeing to pay for a year long contract for £34.49. It doesn’t say you’re welcome to cancel the contract after 5 issues.

What a swizz.   >:)

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Simply Sewing mag
« on: January 06, 2019, 18:41:03 PM »
No code needed, when I click on the link it definitely says £5 for 5 issues.

Drat, it only shows the full price so I’m guessing it detects that I’m not based in the UK.  :S

It would be worth it for that price as I could use my UK postal address and then pay to have them flown over, but not to worry.

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