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Have been trying to use stash fabric for the Boom but am beginning to struggle so, inspired by @Iminei ’s choice of green fabric for the emerald block, I wondered how you build a usable stash.  By this I mean having a range of fabrics that you could use for a given project, rather than having to buy. 

I have a room full of fabric but never seem to have what I’m looking for.

What do I need to buy?  How much?  What colours?

I joined the Beautiful Batiks club of Hannah’s Room, but only ended up with a range of batiks in colours I’d never choose.

I tried looking for blenders on the destash site, but Facebook seems to think I want to make smoothies.  :laughing:

Please help!

Tech Know How / No avatars
« on: May 15, 2021, 08:28:30 AM »
Not sure if it’s just me, but I can’t see anyone’s avatar and some emojis are not available. 

A Good Yarn / Alternative to mitred square blanket
« on: May 02, 2021, 14:25:07 PM »
I previously made a mitred square blanket for DD and am toying with the idea of knitting another.  DD’s is random and I’d like to make one that is less so.  I wondered if anyone knew of something that is similar.  Would love it if it looked like a quilt pattern.  I’ve seen one that looks like a shadow quilt and another that looks like a half log cabin.  TIA

Does anyone buy wadding in bulk? Can you recommend a supplier?   I have a gazillion quilts ready to be sandwiched in my quest to finish something.  TIA

Events / Craftfulness Festival
« on: April 16, 2021, 11:09:12 AM »
Virtual event tomorrow but can be viewed until 29th May. 

Tickets only £7.50

Workshops in printing & dyeing , slow stitching, felting, sewing, embroidery, quilting etc.

I wondered if anyone has used this product and if you would recommend it.  I watched a lady using it to make templates for quilting designs.


Last year, I had a disaster.  To rectify it, I need some white fabric with a black pattern.  I have spots but can't find anything else on line.

Please does anyone have any that they would be prepared to sell to me?  I need a variety so anything bigger than 5" square would be great. 


A Good Yarn / Nurmilintu shawl
« on: November 21, 2020, 08:40:30 AM »
Please excuse this terrible photo.  No one else is up yet so I had to take it myself.

It has a pretty edge.

A Good Yarn / Exotic Burst Cowl by Dolly Bhardwaj
« on: October 16, 2020, 08:40:59 AM »
My mum asked me to get this pattern for her from Ravelry and when I saw it, I thought I’d have a go.  It is a good way to use up oddments of wool.  I think I’ve got enough for 50 cowls.

Plenty of ends to sew in.   :scream:

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Help! Colour run disaster
« on: September 28, 2020, 14:18:01 PM »
I washed DS1's quilt with a gazillion colour catchers.  One of the fabrics has turned pink wherever it occurs in the quilt.  Help! What do I do?

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / For sale - books 'n' stuff
« on: September 27, 2020, 10:00:31 AM »
I'm trying to reduce the number of crafting books I own by half.  Have made a start.  Prices included p&p.

Glimpses of Britain by Gail Lawther - £7

Caliente Quilts! by Pricilla Bianchi - £5

Rags to Rainbows : Patchwork Quilts & Applique - £5

Glorious Knitting by Kaffe Fassett - £4

Templates - £3 each

Six fat quarters - £12

Green solid quilting cotton 0.5m - £4

(For @Lowena )

Green floral cotton fabric 1m - £8


Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / WIP storage
« on: August 29, 2020, 12:20:27 PM »
I have several many WIP (works in progress) in bags for life (handy for taking to sewing group/class), zippy wallets and carrier bags.  They take up most of the floor space in my sewing space. 

I wondered if you could advise me of a better way to store them. I’m wondering about plastic project boxes.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Wanted - Alison Glass fabric
« on: August 20, 2020, 21:26:54 PM »
WANTED Fat Quarter Alison Glass sun prints light 2019 smoke Andover fabric makower.

I am using this fabric as the background for the BOM but DD likes it and wants it to be included in the quilt that I am going to make for her when (if) I finish this one.  Please does anyone have any that they would be prepared to sell, as I am unable to find it online?

TIA   :gin:

Access All Accessories / Prym Caroline Bag base and zip
« on: May 08, 2020, 10:14:10 AM »
I am making a bag for my mum's birthday on Wednesday (yikes) and beg you dear bag makers for assistance.

The pattern calls for a zip (yikes - I haven't inserted a zip since I was at school) and I also want to use a Prym bag bottom (not yikes - I've used one within the last 40 years).  Do I insert the zip before the bag bottom or after.


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