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queen jean

quilting

hi been a bit busy picked up my quilting again .made a cot quilt for my sisters first grandchild im no expert at it but its turned out ok .put the binding on today to finish it off ,find it nice and relaxing .starting one for uncles birthday ,need to go look for more fabric bits next time im in town .

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Honey

Quilting

I love fabric shops Jean. I get quite excited when I go in one and my creative juices start running and I want to make things and start looking around for what I can make. I've got my eye on our bedroom curtains... surely they need replacing?

H x

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queen jean

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yes i know what you mean honey .went into town today ,only wanted a bit batting ,ended up spending £20 they had lots bits and bobs in fabric shop .was like a kid in a sweet shop my eyes where everywhere .just looking for projects to make with grandaughter.well thats my excuse anyway .cant wait to go back again .x

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Esther R

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I have never done quilting but I have always liked sewing and make all my own curtains. I have loved watching 'The Great British Sewing Bee' and I feel inspired to start another project. However, there are not many material or haberdashery shops around nowadays. They used to be everywhere. Now it is quite a treck to find a decent shop.

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Yummy

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I've never done this, but my daughter bought me "quilting, step by step" for Christmas so may have a more detailed look.

I did see an idea recently where someone whose husband died created a quilt where the centre piece was his old ties sewn into the middle circle and it looked really nice. Not sure if I could live with it, but it obviously was very precious to her.

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sam from worthing

Quilting


I LOVE QUILTING....

and not ashamed to shout about it.

but it is my winter hobby, i love nothing more than searching through charity shops for sheets, curtains, shirts....that makes great quilt material as its already been washed and if its gonna shrink, it will have done so already.

I know the deceased tie pattern your talking about, i thought it looked lovely, but again a bit creepy, but would be a lovely hand me down of dad's/grandad's/great grandpas.... i thought it was genius actually.

Not a cheap hobby by any stretch of the imagination....

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Grannie Cool

Quilting

I love quilting too, but do it mainly in the colder months. I find it quite addictive and feel I must plan well in advance and get some meals into the freezer because quite honestly once I start on a project time stops. I start after breakfast, and it's not until other half says "Are we eating this evening?", and I look at the clock and it's approaching 5o'clock!!!!
Where did the time go? A neighbour recently asked me what patchwork was and I said......."Well, you buy some lovely materials, cut them up into small pieces then sew them all back together again"
. I think she thought I was a bit odd!!!!!

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queen jean

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yes im the same just dont want to stop once i start quilting ,all the fabrics and all the stuff you need to do it runs into pounds ,and yes the charity shop have some great clothes in that can be used up to make quilts .got one to sandwich together in the morn .cant wait to get it done its for o/h uncle his birthday in a few days .made two baby quilts last week .im still learning but do enjoy it .just that i forget to feed them all wlile im busy up at top of my garden in my lovely shed sewing .and radio on in the background .so peacefull up there .

 
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