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Current Projects / I'm back-----
« on: March 19, 2020, 17:10:36 PM »
I'm back, well if only for today. This enforced 'not going out' has given me the oomph to finish my scrap quilt. It was abandoned  at the end of October when my charity sewing started but I've come to a natural break with that and as I've now got lots more sewing time out it came this afternoon. The blocks were finished so it's been a case of assembling today,  all the sashing is done and the binding, now for the hand sewing to finish. It's my first QAYG attempt and so far I'm happy with it and what a change to be able to do some nice easy straight line sewing.
I might just get round to finishing my mystery quilt from a couple of years ago but there is a lot more still to do with that - sandwiching, quilting etc.
All in all I've enjoyed this afternoon getting back to P&Q. :)

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Events / Quiltfest 2020
« on: February 07, 2020, 19:20:18 PM »
Quiltfest 2020 is on in Llangollen if you are in the area, it's there until 14th Februaury and worth a visit if you are anywhere near. I went today with a friend, some lovely exhibits. Traders day is on Sunday £3.50 entrance fee.

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Your Favourite Suppliers / Sewing machines direct SMD
« on: October 28, 2019, 16:20:32 PM »
What fantastic service, one of my machines decided that it would protest yesterday so I had to stop using it. I phoned SMD at 9.45am today - 'if you can bring it down let us know when and we will see if we can fix it for you'.
OH said that we could go down so phoned them back - ' fine see you soon' Took machine in, it needed something replacing - 'can you go for a coffee and when the engineer gets a break in what he's doing he will have a look?' Went back an hour later - all done. Brilliant service, would recommend them any day.

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / FOQ 2020 Linus Challenge
« on: September 04, 2019, 15:58:56 PM »
I was just having a quick look at PL and came across this -
https://projectlinusuk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020-Festival-of-Quilts-Theme.pdf
I can't believe that it's already a month since 2019 FOQ, only 11 months to go to the next one.

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Your Favourite Suppliers / Jaycotts - again
« on: August 14, 2019, 11:48:57 AM »
Thanks to other enablers on this forum - duck billed scissors, you know who you are, I have just visited the Jaycotts website (no I haven't bought any scissors - yet). I found their blog and what I didn't know was that they have started selling fabric, not online but at the shop. Since when? Also the blog is informative, lots to read and advice re patterns and sewing techniques. Of course they mention tools etc available at Jaycotts but well worth a read if you have a spare hour or two.

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Time to waste?
« on: June 26, 2019, 21:22:19 PM »
I was wasting time playing games and came across this
https://www.bigfishgames.com/online-games/5935/quilting-time/index.html
Choose your fabrics, build your blocks and make a quilt. Take your time or play against the clock, didn't try the other options but I've been playing for over an hour!!!!!

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Your Favourite Suppliers / Affordable Sewing Machines - gone
« on: June 10, 2019, 20:35:47 PM »
I was in Moreton this afternoon and noticed that Affordable Sewing machines has gone. In it's place is Trojan sewing machines, they seem to sell mainly industrial machines and have been in a building a few hundred yards away for a while. Sadly ASM hadn't been the same for a while, not carrying the stock that they used to but my Janome was there for a service in January. I don't know whether I will be able to get my machines serviced by the new people.

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Events / Quiltfest 2019
« on: February 08, 2019, 20:10:09 PM »
We made it to Llangollen today in spite of the bad weather early on. There are some lovely quilts, superb work - I just wish I had the inspiration and imagination of some of the exhibitors. If you want traditional quilts then this isn't for you as all the quilts or most of them are modern designs. However down at the museum in the town the exhibits are a bit more traditional but they are all a take on Helen Howe's quilt. The instructions were serialised in The Quilter magazine and Helen's original quilt was also there.
Parking is free at the Pavilion and you can walk down into town - takes about 5 minutes. There are plenty of places to eat so if you are able to then why not pay Quitfest a visit (£2 donation).

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / FOQ 2019
« on: December 06, 2018, 20:25:28 PM »
I had an e-mail yesterday about a FOQ calendar but reading some of the info about next year it appears that Jenny Doan - MSQ company will be there. Workshop anyone?

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Beautiful
« on: October 24, 2018, 17:25:18 PM »
A link from Mrs Mole's "fit for a queen"
http://sacredthreadsquilts.com/SacredThreadsWOWGallery/index.html
I've just spent the last twentyfive minutes looking here, some beautiful work. Enjoy.

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Your Favourite Suppliers / The Textile Centre
« on: July 25, 2018, 20:19:16 PM »
A big thumbs up. At the end of last week I ordered a couple of lengths of fabric, one was advertised as 1.6mtrs of scuba. This was a one off piece but when it came it was 2.2 mtrs, no complaints from me, I may have to reconsider what I'm going to make now I have an extra half a metre.

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Patterns Discussion / DF strikes again
« on: July 24, 2018, 17:13:59 PM »
Several months ago following recommendations from Demented Fairy I bought the Flat Bottom Flo, Style Arc pattern. I've been meaning to make it up since then and following a visit to Abakhan when I bought some scuba I made a pair today. I used the overlocker, what a quick and easy pattern. They are so comfortable, the only drawback is that they are purple - I thought the fabric was a dark blue  ><but never mind they will be well worn.

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I just wondered who will be around and when. I'm hoping to go on the Thursday with a sewing friend. That is the best day for us especially as the M6 turns into a car park on Friday afternoon so getting home would be a nightmare and weekends aren't good for either of us.

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A bit of a 'do' / A link from Mrs Mole
« on: June 25, 2018, 19:58:24 PM »
Reading Tales from the Sewing Room, Mrs Mole has posted a link -
https://www.bridalsewingtechniques.com/
I had a quick look and may be useful to some of us. Apparently there are tuts on Youtube also.

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Machine Accessories / Pintuck foot tutorial
« on: June 10, 2018, 18:19:36 PM »
I had an e-mail from SoSewEasy today and this was part of it. I've read quite a bit and it looks useful. I've got a pintuck foot that came with my machine but never used it. After reading this I might give it a go.
https://so-sew-easy.com/how-to-use-the-pintuck-foot/?utm_source=So+Sew+Easy+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3efbbcfa1a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_181615727c-3efbbcfa1a-117940005

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