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Guest Block of the Month 2021 / March's BOM from Yours Truly
« on: March 03, 2021, 09:10:50 AM »
As no one stepped up with a tut for this month
I have had to dig deep and provide one ...

Its not quite a Block,
more an accident that resulted in a clever effect ....

March's BOM

I do urge you to read right through the Tut
before starting and in this case
I also highly recommend some practice makes from gash fabric
before you cut into your best, if thats what you are doing

As ever when you enter the Tut,
Bring up the first pic to full size,
click on the i icon
(top right corner of your screen on a laptop)
and the destructions should appear to the right of the pic


If you would like to make a tut for your favourite block for next month, please pm me

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Tutorials / MOVED: fabric problems.
« on: February 26, 2021, 15:54:31 PM »

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / FOR SALE Lining Fabric
« on: February 25, 2021, 09:54:25 AM »
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Really lovely glossy
Black shot with Red Lining
150cm uncut wof plus extra

£7.50 incl. P&P


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Cool Beige Gold shot Blue Lining
60cm uncut wof plus extra

£5.00 incl P&P

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Sign up, Sign up, Sign up for

The Darkside's Spring Equinox Mug Rug Swap

A Quick, Easy and Fun Sewalong
open to everybody within the TSP Family

AIM :-

To make a Mug Rug to welcome the Vernal Equinox ...
which is Spring themed, using Spring Fabrics or Colours for one of our TSP Family

DATES:-

Start Date : - 20th February ...
To arrive by: -  The Spring Equinox ... 20th March

What is a Mug Rug ???


This is a Quick, Easy and Fun ...
No stress involved ...

Make a Mug Rug using whichever techniques you choose;

Traditional, Modern, Abstract, Pictorial ....
Pieced, Appliqued, Mixed media, Crocheted or Cross-stitched,
Machine or Hand embroidery, FPP, Blackwork, Redwork or even Goldwork !!!!!!

You can make one Mug Rug or a set of them ...
But please note that you must only expect ONE Mug Rug in return.

Its your choice, the only theme is

SPRING ...

This could be shown by a pictorial theme
or the fabrics and colours you choose to use.

Spring Lambs, Boxing Hares, Flowers,
Blossom, Trees, Butterflies, Birds, Bees ....

TO REGISTER:-

Send me a pm, marked SES2021, with your address to register for this swap

I will send you the name and address or your swappee by the 5th of March

You then have TWO weeks to ensure your Mug Rug
arrives in time for the Spring Equinox on March 20 2021.

Have Fun!!!

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Guest Block of the Month 2021 / February's BOM from Deafoldbat
« on: February 01, 2021, 09:59:41 AM »


February's Block comes from our very own

Deafoldbat

who as we all know is very proficient at hiding her lighttalent

So Good Luck Boys and Girls and

Here You Go !!!

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Its February already and we have our

Valentines Special
1/2/2021 - 28/2/2021


Sew, Quilt, Craft for the One you Love !!!!

Make something for your Sweetheart and show it here
Something Big, Something Small, Anything at all!!


Sew for your Love,
your Mum, Dad or Child, Furbaby or Best friend,
Make anything that says I Love you, You are Special, You have a Friend ...

God knows we all need it after the year we've all had!

This Sewalong is open to all TSP peeps !!!

Whatever you make must not have been started before the 1st of February 2021
tho' naturally you can gather your supplies before!

Please post pics of your materials and progress throughout the month
and of the finished item before you gift it!!!

And at the end of February, we'll have a VOTE as to everybody's favourite
with a Prize Winners Badge or Patch for the most popular.
 

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Sewalong Entry Template


Details to include:

Your User Name and  Entry Number (if entering have more than once )

What is it and for whom (if applicable)

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

Fabrics used, new techniques learned

A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.

PLEASE INSERT UP TO 4 PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT

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2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon / Block 1 - The RUBY Star
« on: January 30, 2021, 09:43:17 AM »
Welcome to the
Very First Mystery Quiltalongathon Block for 2021 ...

This year, after the great success of last years QAYG BOM,
I decided to combine the BOM with a finished article,

A Mystery Quiltalongathon !!

A BOM with an agenda !!!


but here's a clue, I've called it
The Sparkling Stars Quilt

I thought as Stars are so often referred to as Diamonds
I would assign a different Gemstone to each Block.
and try and convey a sense of that jewel with my choice of fabrics .......

You can follow my choice of gemstone for each star ...
or choose your own according to the fabrics you have to hand


So for the VERY FIRST BLOCK of
2021 Sparkling Stars Mystery Quiltalongathon

We have

The RUBY STAR
Ruby Star Tutorial

As ever,
Click on the first pic to bring it up to Full size
and then on the i Icon (top right corner of the pic on a laptop)
to bring up the instructions to the side of the pic.

:devil: Do read right through the tutorial before you start to cut and sew !  :devil:

Block TWO will be released on Saturday 13th March


*    *     *     *     *      *         

There will be SIX Gemstone Blocks, posted at 6 weekly intervals
from the end of January to end of August,
giving you ample time to gather your fabrics and make your Stars!

You will need to make between FIVE and THREE Blocks for each Star.

The techniques used throughout the Sewalongs will be fairly simple
and there are Tut's available in The Darkside Tutorials should you need to refresh your memory.

This Mystery Quilt comprises a 5 by 5 grid of 12" (f) blocks
to make a finished quilt of 60" sq,
before any added borders or sashing.

You can of course make it smaller or even larger if you wish.

* * * Fabric Requirements * * *

This Mystery Quilt will require approximately 3m's of
ONE consistent background fabric throughout the quilt

and a different Gemstone colour each month ...
within which there will be between 3 - 6 different shades.

(I'm not so good at the Maths but a 1/4 metre of each gemstone colour/shade should do the job)

And everyone who finishes 2021 with a completed quilt
will receive an exclusive
The Sewing Places's Prize Winners Enamel badge or Sew on Embroidered Patch!!!

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / For Sale ... Fabric Destash
« on: January 27, 2021, 15:17:14 PM »
Fabric Destash

As ever click on the first pic to bring it up full screen and click on the i icon (top right corner) to bring up details and prices

Postage can be combined for more than one item.

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"Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky"


Stars have been compared to Diamonds throughout Millennia,
but as there are many colours of stars in the sky
why compare them only to Diamonds ???

So this year I'm hosting ...

A Sparkling Stars Mystery Quilt Sewalongathon .. 

Think of it as a BOM with an agenda!

There will be SIX Gemstone Blocks, posted at 6 weekly intervals
from the end of January to end of August,
giving you ample time to gather your fabrics and make your Stars!

The techniques used throughout the Sewalongs will be fairly simple
and there are Tut's available in The Darkside Tutorials if you need to refresh your memory.

This Mystery Quilt comprises a 5 by 5 grid of 12" (f) blocks
to make a finished quilt of 60" sq,
before any added borders or sashing.

You can of course make it smaller or even larger if you wish.

* * * Fabric Requirements * * *

This Mystery Quilt will require ONE consistent background fabric
and a different Gemstone colour each month ...
within which there will be between 3 - 6 different shades.
(I'm not so good at the Maths but a 1/4 metre of each gemstone colour/shade should do the job)

* * * * * * * * * *

Please do read right through the instructions before you begin to cut into your fabric!

Block 1
will be published on the 30th January and I look forward to seeing you then.




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Guest Block of the Month 2021 / January's BOM from Pearl
« on: January 01, 2021, 10:47:30 AM »
Im going to ease you in gently to this years run of BOM's ...

This one comes from our wonderful @Pearl

JANUARY


Enjoy!!!

Please note that the info for the second photo should read
For the plus (+) portion of the block
one rectangle 7 1/4" by 2 3/4" and
two 2 3/4" squares


If you would like to contribute a block to this years BOM, please pm me!

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Looking for ...
« on: January 01, 2021, 10:35:30 AM »
A kindly Darksider to provide a BOM tutorial!

Choose your favourite Block, make a step by step tutorial for that block with pictures.

All Blocks must be 12 1/2" (unfinished) please

Thank you
xxx

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Dolls and Toys / You might be interested ...
« on: December 29, 2020, 08:55:24 AM »
That we are holding a May - Mini Marvels Sewalong in the Darkside this year ...

Everybody is welcome so please do join in!!!

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Well here we are with The Darksides very first Sewalong of 2021

January's Lockdown Arrivals

1/1/2021 - 31/1/2021


After 2020 I have no doubt there will be a baby-boom this year
and Im sure some of you will have new arrivals coming to your families soon
so January is dedicated to creating something for them.

You, Your Daughter, Sister, Daughter in Law might be expecting later this year,
so why not get ahead of the game, create your Gift now and enter the Sewalong too??

What to make???

Cot Quilt, Playmat, Patchwork Changing bag, Papoose,
Knitted Hat and Booties, Baby Blanky or Mobile (not strictly Darkside I know)

Anything for your new arrival ...
and I'm sure there are other things you can think of, my maternal days being long behind me !

This sewalong is open to all TSP peeps !!!

Whatever you make must not have been started before the 1st of January 2021
tho' naturally you can gather your supplies before!

Please post pics from the start, throughout and of the finished item
and at the end of January enter using the template below
and we'll have a poll with a Prize Winners Badge or Patch for the most popular.

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Sewalong Entry Template

Details to include:

Your User Name and  Entry Number (if  entering have more than once )

What is it and for whom (if applicable)

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

Fabrics used, new techniques learned

A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.

PLEASE INSERT UP TO 4 PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT

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This year The Darkside will be hosting 

A 6 weekly Mystery Stargazing Quiltalongathon

which will run from
January 30th to October 9th

after which you will have
A Glorious Starry Quilt to wrap yourself up in or gift for Christmas!

I am also asking Fellow Darksiders to submit a tutorial of their favourite block for

TSP's Guest BOM 2021

Please pm me if you would like to take part.

In addition we are reprising both the popular
TSP Equinox Mug Rug Swaps and TSP Accessories Swap

All these sewalongs and swaps are open to both Darksiders and Lightsiders alike ...

So please
Do Join in the Fun!!

I hope to announce each event at least a week or two before
so you know what to expect and can gather your supplies.

So Here it is ....

The Darkside's 2021 Chain of Events

JANUARY - Lockdown Arrivals 
Make something for those Lockdown Babies arriving this year !

WINNERS!!  Sandra and Toileandtrouble


FEBRUARY - Valentines Special 
Sew, Quilt, Craft or Embroider for the ones you love !

Entrants ... Stitchintime and Bec!!!


MARCH - Spring Equinox Mug Rug Swap
Start 20/2 - Post after 5/3 ... The Big Reveal on 20th March.

EVERYONES A WINNER !!!


APRIL - Our Popular Accessories Swap returns !
Make or Buy a sewing room accessory or two for one of our TSP family.


MAY - Mini Marvels
Make a Miniature Quilt for a Dolls house, Doll, Bear or not so mini quilt for your Furbaby !


JUNE - Project Linus Quiltalongathon
This years theme is ANIMAL - to be donated at Festival of Quilts on 29th July.


JULY - Festival Finds Re-found
Unearth those show kits bought and forgotten, complete them and make space for new buys!


AUGUST - Bash Your Stash
Rootle through your stash and make something wonderful !


SEPTEMBER - Autumnal Equinox Mug Rug Swap
start 23/8 - post 15/9. The Big Reveal on 22nd September.


OCTOBER - Raise those Orphans

Dig through your Orphan blocks  and make them into something wonderful !


NOVEMBER - The Festive Season is on its way
Crafting for Christmas gifts or yourself !


DECEMBER - TSP's Fourth Secret Santa Swap !!!
Start 27/11 - post 18/12. The Big Reveal from 24th December onward.


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