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Your Favourite Suppliers / Cotton Cocktails
« on: August 12, 2020, 18:12:48 PM »
I’m very impressed with dispatch/delivery times from Cotton Cocktails in Wetherby. I ordered yesterday afternoon and my fabric arrived this morning after being sent First Class by Royal Mail. I’ve been looking for some nursery style prints for a baby quilt and quite a few places had limited stock, but I found a good range at Cotton Cocktails.

Postage is on a sliding scale depending on the value of your order - orders over £40 are delivered free, under £9 is £1.50, between £9 and £25 is £3 and between £25 and £40 is £3.60 (although the useful info page mentions the old flat rate of £2.50.)

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / For Sale: Various Patterns
« on: February 21, 2020, 18:18:49 PM »
I’m having a clear out and have several patterns that I am unlikely to use.
These patterns are uncut, but the envelopes may be a little tatty.
£2 each plus £1.50 P&P* (payment by PayPal friends & family, please).
*These patterns fall into the next postage bracket due to their weight.

EDIT: I’ve checked the postage details and 2 patterns can be sent for £1.50.

Butterick 5682, Jeans and trousers (6-14)
https://jaycotts.co.uk/products/b5682

Kwik Sew 3536, Dress for knits only (XS-XL)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/15718

New Look 6429, Dress (8-18)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/patterns/4611

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / For Sale: McCall’s Patterns
« on: February 21, 2020, 18:09:44 PM »
I’m having a clear out and have several patterns that I am unlikely to use.
These patterns are uncut, but the envelopes may be a little tatty.
£2 each plus £1 P&P (payment by PayPal friends & family, please).

McCalls 5809, Top and belt (14-20)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/26799

McCalls 6116, Palmer/Pletsch perfect shirt dress (16-22)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/39233

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / For Sale: Simplicity patterns
« on: February 21, 2020, 17:54:00 PM »
I’m having a clear out and have several patterns that I am unlikely to use.
These patterns are uncut, but the envelopes may be a little tatty.
£3 each plus £1.50 P&P*(payment by PayPal friends & family, please)
*These are heavier patterns and fall into the next bracket for postage

Simplicity 2953, Evening tops and skirts (8-16)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/18350

Simplicity 2959, Evening/Wedding dress (12-20)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/17977

Simplicity 4014, Coat, jacket, dress (10-18)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/16601

Simplicity 2601, Blouse (14-22) [£2 plus £1 P&P as lower postage bracket]
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/29391

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / For Sale: Vogue Patterns
« on: February 21, 2020, 17:35:28 PM »
I’m having a clear out and have several patterns that I am unlikely to use.
These patterns are uncut, but the envelopes may be a little tatty.
£3 each plus £1 P&P (payment by PayPal friends & family, please)

Vogue 8428, Custom Couture jacket, (12-14-16)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/22630

Vogue 7693, Mock wrap bodice dress (12-16)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/8817

Vogue 8550, Coat and belt (14-20)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/2323

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / For Sale: Vogue Designer Patterns
« on: February 21, 2020, 17:28:57 PM »
I’m having a clear out and have several patterns that I am unlikely to use.
These patterns are uncut, but the envelopes may be a little tatty.
£3.50 each plus £1.50 P&P (payment by PayPal friends & family, please).

Vogue 1070, reversible coat, scarf, belt and hat (Xsm-Sml-Med)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/21159

Vogue 2875, jacket, top, skirt, trousers (12-14-16)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/13516

Vogue 2920,  top and trousers, (10-12-14)
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/13345


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Patterns Discussion / "Big Four" pattern companies bought by UK business
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:29:02 AM »
I saw on another sewing forum that the company that owns the "Big Four" (Vogue, Butterick, McCalls, Simplicity) has been acquired by a UK business.

I've watched the video the company has issued about the acquisition and it seems to be full of wrapping paper, greetings cards, party stuff and Christmas crackers - no mention of sewing patterns at all.
https://www.thedesigngroup.com/css-acquisition/

I'm not sure where sewing patterns are going to fit in their portfolio of activities.

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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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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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