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This foot is for category A machines (see link below) - these have a front loading bobbin and include “badged” machines for John Lewis, Dunelm and SMD.
https://www.sewessential.co.uk/amfilerating/file/download/file_id/6132/

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Darkside Diaries / StitchinTime’s Darkside Diary
« on: May 19, 2019, 11:41:38 AM »
Seeing as the member’s diary thread is in the Wardrobe section, I thought I’d start a diary here in the Darkside for my P&Q projects.

First up is a quilt I finished yesterday for the Siblings Together charity. It is about 60” square and was quilted with straight lines using a walking foot.


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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Mini Sampler Quilt
« on: March 19, 2019, 19:32:00 PM »
To make a change from full size quilts, I’ve gone a bit smaller for my latest bit of sewing. The pattern is the Sew Tiny Sampler and was stitched using foundation paper piecing (thread reel and sleepy cat for scale).

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Details of the workshops for this year's Festival of Quilts are now online.

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This ad has popped up on Facebook:
"The 20% off sale is back for two days only, shop online now at Hobbycraft with code SNCL20. Excludes sewing machines and items already discounted."

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£22 plus £3 P&P, UK 2nd class signed for (payment by by PayPal Friends & Family).

I ordered this book a couple of weeks ago as I had lost the copy I bought a few years ago. You can probably guess what I found this morning! So, I now have a spare copy to sell (I’ll keep the old copy and send the new copy).

The main pattern in this book is “Ballet with Kaffe Fassett” which is shown on the cover, but it includes 16 other patterns.

I’ve given a price for UK postage, but I’d be happy to post to Europe but it will be ~£10.





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Block of the Month 2018 / August’s BOM
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:55:33 AM »
Iminei is having to deal with troublemakers in The Village (tensions are running high and low, stitches have been skipping around the place and there is now a thread drought), so you’ve got me again this month.

This month’s block is a variation on the Circle of Friends block. By fussy cutting the squares from floral fabrics and including some “leaves”, the circle of friends becomes –


As usual, click on the first picture in the album to bring it up to full size. If no instructions are visible, click on the i icon to make them appear. For those who prefer to work from printed instructions, all the details are available in this PDF file.

Do let me know if you spot any errors or if anything is unclear.

Don’t forget, there is a dedicated Hall of Fame for all your creations and an exclusive The Sewing Place Prize Winners Badge for everyone who completes all of 2018's BOMs.


Edited 19 August: When making this block in my BOM fabrics, I noticed the line drawing of the layout did not match the photo of the layout (the photo was correct). I've updated the the line drawing in the album and in the pdf file. My apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

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Last Saturday at Leeds MQG we had a taster of one of the workshops on offer at Festival of Quilts. The class was to make a cushion from scraps and an old shirt. The sleeves and back of the shirt are stitched with the scraps to make crumb blocks and a porthole added using reverse appliqué. The front of the shirt is then used to create a button opening cushion back.

I got the crumb blocks and porthole done on the day and so this morning I did some quick increasing spiral quilting and finished the cushion. I’m not sure if I like crumb blocks, but using an old shirt for the cushion back is a great idea if you don’t like doing buttonholes or inserting zips.

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In the wardrobe / 4-4-2 Alteration
« on: July 07, 2018, 15:55:50 PM »
I found a pair of M&S linen cropped trousers in a charity shop last weekend for just £3. Unfortunately they were a size too big. So while the TV is occupied with some football match, I’ve taken each leg in by 4” and the waist in by 2”.

I unpicked the waistband, took 2” off the centre back yoke seam and resized the waistband by adding a centre back seam, which the belt carrier hides.

Now to find some more sewing for the second half.

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While looking through my patterns for a quick and easy top to make, I found these two patterns that I can’t see myself ever making.

Both are factory folded and uncut, but the envelopes are slightly tatty. The Vogue pattern is sizes 16-22 and the Simplicity pattern is sizes 14-22. If anyone wants either of them, comment here and message me your address.

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Block of the Month 2018 / July’s BOM
« on: July 01, 2018, 00:20:37 AM »
As the Festival of Quilts deadline is rapidly approaching, Iminei is spending time with her patchwork village, so July's BOM has been passed to me.

After last month's curves, we are back on the straight and narrow and, thinking of how Iminei may be coping with her confinement to barracks due to her foot injury, here is


As usual, click on the first picture in the album to bring it up to full size. If no instructions are visible, click on the i icon to make them appear. For those who prefer to work from printed instructions, all the details are available in this PDF file.

Do let me know if you spot any errors or if anything is unclear.

There is a dedicated Hall of Fame for all your creations and an exclusive The Sewing Place Prize Winners Badge for everyone who completes all of 2018's BOMs.

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These are just the instructions from kits to knit Shaun and Timmy, but have details of the yarn and needles originally included in the kit. They are a bit tatty, but still readable.

If anyone would like them, message me your address and I will put them in the post.

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I was in Aldi this morning and they have lots of craft stuff as part of their special buys. There was knitting yarn, knitting and crochet kits, thread packs, rotary cutters and mats, scissors, snips, craft knives, and some haberdashery items.
https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/dates/2018-04-05

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Carrying on with the clear out, I’ve found some quilting fabric that is in need of a new home as it is unlikely to get used in this one. There are two panels, some long quarters, and a couple of FQs.

If you want several pieces, I may need to request postage from you (payable by PayPal Friends and Family), but I can cover the postage costs for a single piece as this can be posted with a large letter stamp.

Please comment to claim a piece and then send me a message with your address.

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I’m having a clear out and have worked out that a single FQ can be posted with a large letter stamp (of which I have several “recycled” ones) and so these FQs are up for grabs.

Some of these are based on a yard of fabric (18” x half WOF) and some are metric (20” x half WOF), but I can’t remember which are which. If you assume the smaller size, you might be pleasantly surprised when the package arrives :-)

Comment on this thread to claim a FQ and then message me with your address. Please note, if you request more than one FQ, they will be sent as separate packages given the stamps I have available.

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