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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / FOR SALE: Iris Ultra cotton thread
« on: September 29, 2017, 18:03:27 PM »
I'm open to offers on this thread as I can't find much about it. I think I got it from a sewing show several years ago. Google suggests it might be made by Marathon.

As you can see, quite a bit of the pale blue has been used, and a little has been used from the grey (next to the pink). P&P will have to be as a small parcel due to the size of the reels and will be £3. Payment by PayPal Friends and Family, please.

4.5 x 4.5", £3.50 including UK P&P.
2.5 x 2.5", £2.50 including UK P&P.
Both for £5 including U.K. P&P.
Payment by PayPal Friends and Family, please.

The sorting out of my quilting stuff has turned up these two rulers. The smaller one is still in the wrapper, but the other has been used and has a few scratches on the blue markings in the upper left corner.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / FOR SALE: Omnigrid 6x12" ruler
« on: September 25, 2017, 09:20:36 AM »
£6 plus £1.50 UK P&P.
Payment by PayPal Friends and Family, please.

I have ended up with two similar sized Omnigrid rulers but I've not found one size to be more useful than the other, so I think it is time for one to find a new home. It is a few years old, but the corners are still sharp and the edges are still smooth.

I'm selliing this one as it will post as a large letter, whereas the other would have to go as small parcel for about double the postage.

Quilt police look away now! This quick and cheerful quilt was made from leftovers after resizing two polycotton duvet covers and is just backed with fleece.

The characters were irregular sizes so it was a matter of squaring them up the best I could and laying them on the kitchen floor to work out sashing sizes. There was quite a bit of muttering and unpicking required to ensure none of the sashing lined up.

Quilting was straight lines in the sashing and free motion around the characters. I rather like the "ghost" Mr Men that this gives on the back of the quilt. The quilt was started last Sunday and delivered yesterday evening to its new owner - I wish all my quilts were this quick.

Events / NEC discount with Virgin trains
« on: July 19, 2017, 16:10:21 PM »
Virgin trains offer a 25% discount on train tickets if you are travelling to an event at the NEC. Tickets have to be booked via the link on the page below and the discount is only available for the part of the journey operated by Virgin trains so you may have to split your ticket.

I've just booked my tickets for FoQ and have made a small saving, perhaps enough for a FQ.

Last year Barbara Brackman posted a series of pieced hexagon blocks as part of a weekly sew along. I didn't manage to keep up with the schedule so I am several months late in having a completed quilt, but I have finally got there.

There are 32 blocks in total  which I pieced using the EPP technique and, with exception of three fat quarters bought for fussy cutting, all fabrics and the backing were from stash, though the size of my stash doesn't seem to have shrunk much.

If anyone fancies making some (or all) of the hexagons, the details are available on Barbara Brackman's blog:

Tech Know How / Logged in, but forgotten my password
« on: March 30, 2017, 11:55:52 AM »
I'm currently logged in, thanks to Google saving my password, but I can't remember my password. (I'm trying to make changes to my profile and it is asking for my password.)
Where do I find the "forgotten password" link or do I have to be logged out for that to show?

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