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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello.. I am back again
« on: Yesterday at 09:53:49 »
Welcome @ipek .
It will be lovely to see some of your projects and wardrobe items when you have time to post pictures.

May I apologise for the delay in posting the voting thread.

There are 14 entries which is great  :dance: but it's taking longer than I thought to post them all. I intended to start assembling yesterday but a day out to Hereford put paid to that - I even dozed off during The Apprentice such was the strain on the credit card!

Of course @SewRuthieSews. It's only Leap Leap day and not really March  :D

I shall be assembling the voting thread today so thanks to all who entered.
Laters, dahlings...

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Warm and Cosy contest - Jan & Feb 2024
« on: February 29, 2024, 08:53:37 AM »
Last orders please, Laydeez and Gentle-blokes.

Please may I have any remaining entries and associated 'blurb' today - see Opening post if you're not sure what words are required.

I thank yeewwww.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: 2024 Contest and Sewalongs
« on: February 29, 2024, 08:42:22 AM »
Well, @grndkntrl , if you're new at this and don't have a stash, I would say that sourcing fabrics from a charity shop would be an acceptable alternative. Perhaps @SewRuthieSews would like to ponder this with me.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Weekly Sewing Club Wednesdays 2-4pm
« on: February 28, 2024, 14:32:18 PM »
I'm in the sewing room - first time in ages - trying to decide on colours for my Improvised quilt day. Off to Doughty's tomorrow!

Signing out for now as I don't want to get distracted  :)

Yes, it's definitely something like that. It also makes a difference if you're putting the edge of the binding level with the edge of the quilt or back from the edge. That's why I ended up doing a few practice goes.

It took me quite a bit of experimenting to work out how to do tidy mitres on my Stars quilt binding which was wider than a quarter inch. I need to have a think about the formula, as it were.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Weekly Sewing Club Tuesdays 2-4pm
« on: February 27, 2024, 16:30:53 PM »
I was with you all in spirit but was getting on with my oh-so-slow painting task. Both sides of the 'easy' door now done. The 'difficult' one has 15 small panes of glass to paint round  :faints:

Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: Pillowcases for Mom
« on: February 27, 2024, 10:22:22 AM »
We had the same thing in the first home that Plosh's and my Mum stayed in @realale  :(

One afternoon we found when we went in that she had no clothes to put on and was still in her pyjamas. You had to go to the laundry room and rummage through rails and baskets to find missing items. It would have helped if they'd said before she went in that clothes should be robustly labelled not 'oh, biro on the label is fine'. Also if they had noticed that Mum's stuff was ending up in the room of a lady with a similar surname.

When searching for a permanent residence we made sure they had a decent system!

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Warm and Cosy contest - Jan & Feb 2024
« on: February 26, 2024, 09:37:36 AM »
Hello Warm and Cosies still pending. Hoping to see a little flurry of finishers in the next 4 days

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Online fabric shops new thread for 2024
« on: February 23, 2024, 16:49:13 PM »
Not at all WAW. Thank you for your list which will be of interest to those who didn't get Brexited  :)

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Online fabric shops new thread for 2024
« on: February 23, 2024, 15:04:23 PM »
Thank you for contributions so far  :thumb: :thumb:

I will assemble a simple list when there more to add.

Good idea @WildAtlanticWay to be clear which are UK based.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi, I’ve just joined the forum.
« on: February 23, 2024, 10:31:40 AM »
Here is the link for the current thread
online fabric shops

I have started a new one as there are 5 pages starting from 2017.

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