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Block of the Month. Now that you know you have to join in. It's the law!  :laughing:

I'd like to. If I'm stuck at home this winter die to Covid, I may turn to it. I don't need to make many new clothes if I don't go out.

Thanks for explaining what BOM means. I'll have to read through posts to find out what I do with the BOM.

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When I first came on TSP the abbreviations drove me nuts. I've never been on another forum and I'd never had any sewing tuition. It took me ages to figure them out. I found it extremely frustrating. I remember someone started a thread with ISO in the title. Turns out it means 'in search of'. Really?!?!?!?  :angry:
This year's BOM was very basic and built up skills as the months went on. I think most people learnt something; I know I certainly did. Threads weren't covered but I just tend to experiment on scraps. I lengthen my stitches slightly for quilting but my settings will be different from yours so if Iminei says things like lengthen your stitch to 1.8 I've no idea what that means. The wadding used will affect it too I imagine but again I don't know so I'll practice on a scrap. The BOM is a great way to build skills without jeopardy. You're certainly not going to waste your Sunday best fabric on messing about.  :laughing:

Ha, same for me; the previous incarnation of this forum was my first experience of a forum & I struggled with abbreviations, many non-sewing related.
I haven't a clue what BOM is & I can't find it on Google

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In the wardrobe / Re: The Joy of wearing self sewn garments
« on: September 08, 2020, 13:31:17 PM »
This summer I made 2 Style Arc Montana Midi dresses & was delighted with both.
I was wearing one of them & a friend asked me "Is that Boden"?
and one day wearing the other someone stopped me in the street to tell me how much she liked my dress & where did I buy it?
These 2 comments really delighted me.
But if my friend, who knows I sew,  had not asked if it was Boden but asked if I had made it, I wouldn't have felt so pleased. I would have wondered why she asked, what is wrong with the dress, etc.
So although I enjoy making my self sewn clothes, I cannot get over feeling self conscious.

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@Acorn it must have been your post about your toile of the Jules that drew my attention t the pattern. Thanks
Ive been reaiiy pleased with my SA patterns so far.

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I love the SA Jules tunic but have a fear of making a garment with Buttons & buttonholes. I have read a review that said they consider making with no fastening.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Greetings from Manchester
« on: August 26, 2020, 12:46:09 PM »
Hi, I'm from Manchester too.
A bit fed up with our local restrictions & hoping they might be lifted soon

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Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« on: August 24, 2020, 20:31:35 PM »
Sadly Manchester is no fabric mecca. The fabric shops in Manchester are
Abakhan in the city centre
Leons in Chorlton, 3 miles out of the city centre. It has parking outside.
John Lewis in the Trafford Centre & Cheadle - not enough fabric for a special trip.
In Bolton, north of Manchester there is Abakhan & Nortex mills, both have parking very close.

Fabworks in Dewsbury is worth a visit & there are some other fabric shops in Dewsbury

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Thanks so much for your kind comments. I will have a think.
I have some stuff to do in my house before I can embark on this.
But hopefully in a couple of months....

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The Handful of Scraps Magic one ?

Thank you, super easy, super quick .... I made it for a tutorial on QAYG ... (which you BOMers better be boning up on ... the times approaching :devil: )

Super easy & super quick? I usually do garment sewing. Ive had a quick look at your tutorial, It looks like I would need to buy a cutting board, rulers & stuff. If we are locked down this winter, it might be time to have a go.

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@Iminei the quilt is absolutely beautiful.

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Tutorials / Re: Good online tutorials for free motion embroidery?
« on: August 12, 2020, 15:47:59 PM »
There are lots of videos by Leah Day - or at least there were when I last looked

Thanks, I'll look her up.
My Scrubs Hub is making a community quilt & I'm making a square for that. I'm muddling along & am enjoying it & hope to do more Free Motion Embroidery.

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Tutorials / Re: Good online tutorials for free motion embroidery?
« on: August 11, 2020, 13:08:38 PM »
@Marniesews I know this is going back a bit, but did you ever find any good tutorials for free motion embroidery?

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Fabric suitable for making a cardigan
« on: August 08, 2020, 16:11:02 PM »
 @Acorn       That's lovely. What pattern is that?

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The Haberdashery / Re: Hemline pattern cutting board
« on: July 23, 2020, 16:47:50 PM »
I have one that I bought about 30 years ago. One of the best things sewing related things I've ever bought.

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I recently made the SA Clare Pants & Montana midi dress. I was delighted with both. I made the dress twice , but can't wear them; they're dresses for warm summer days & summer has been fogotten here.

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