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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: Yesterday at 13:25:28 »
I can't remember!  Purple or blue, please.

I'm going to call this quilt 'Pointless' in honour of @Iminei 's favourite TV prog.  This is the reason, honestly.   :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: Yesterday at 13:18:25 »

Pearlipops .... Levi-Label ...  ??? on Cream .... italic font ...  TSP BOM 2020  (one side)  By Pearl (other side)

Yes, please, Honey.  I've finally started sewing after a morning of distractions.

Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: Yesterday at 09:40:04 »
I’ll get to it as soon as I’ve done my baking.  Watch this space (but don’t hold your breath).

Today... One thread per day / Re: It's Fri-yay the 22nd Jan!
« on: Yesterday at 09:15:03 »
Would be a shame if I couldn’t bake and had to sew due to a dearth of bananas, @Bodgeitandscarper .  You are unlikely to be thrown off the forum for lack of sewing.  I haven’t finished anything for years.   :laughing:

Today... One thread per day / Re: It's Fri-yay the 22nd Jan!
« on: Yesterday at 08:21:42 »
Good morning!

Sewing day today, although I’ve also had a request for a banana loaf and I have no bananas.  (Cue song). Will need to run to the shops. 

Have a good day, all.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello
« on: Yesterday at 08:12:52 »
Hi, @Doglover .  Welcome to TSP.   :drink: :cake:

I look forward to seeing your makes.  If you are interested in falling down the rabbit hole of quilting, head over to the Darkside where you will receive a warm welcome, including biscuits.

Lots of doglovers here too.  I have a ten year old border terrier. 

I'm not sure, @sewmuchmore .  I would never be able to stack 14 layers of freezer paper and not have them slip as I stitched through them. 

So glad it's not something else I need.   :laughing:

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.


Today... One thread per day / Re: Its another Thursday ...
« on: January 21, 2021, 08:49:04 AM »
I think I must have had your ration of sleep, @Iminei .  I didn’t wake up until quarter to eight.  Fortunately, I’m not working today.

I’m knitting today and will do a little BOM, although tomorrow is sewing day.  I also need to pop to my mum’s to switch off the data on her phone. 

I am enjoying these slower days.

Have a good day, all.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Fabric habits
« on: January 19, 2021, 15:15:47 PM »
I never pre-wash but maybe I should have.   :scream:

I don’t press seams open.

I’ve recently begun to use Best Press to aid accuracy.

It's time to dust off your dancing shoes

to celebrate the birthday of two very special TSPers.

Many happy returns to


and to


Hoping you both have a wonderful day

You could use half square triangles or nine patches to make filling strips.

If you look at Jen Kingwell’s quilt Long Time Gone, you can see the blocks she uses to fill gaps.  You may also want to look at Katharine Guerrier’s quilts. 

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 17th January 2021
« on: January 17, 2021, 12:39:51 PM »
Hi.  It was sunny here earlier but is now overcast.

I've been to visit my mum.  DS1 came with me because she was having a problem with her iPad and needed him to set up the Alexa that my brother bought her for Christmas.   :rolleyes:  As she has only just learned how to use her mobile phone (to answer calls), I'm not sure why he thought that was a good idea. 

Cooking the roast and starting my next knitting project will fill the rest of the day.

Have a good day, all.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Special TSP birthday greetings
« on: January 16, 2021, 17:50:31 PM »

(I tried to find a cake covered in calligraphy, but there were none!)

Find?  Surely you mean ‘make’, @Acorn .

Do you intend to make more blocks, @SingingSinger ?  Like this kind of thing?

  (image from Keepsake Quilting)

If so, you can use sashing  to make your churn dash blocks the same size as each other and filler blocks to make your quilt in rectangular sections like this:-

It doesn't have to be this complicated a plan.  All you need is a piece of graph paper.

Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do. 

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