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P1060884P1060884Our Denise is a clever clogs, look at this superb sewing machine cover decorated with pockets and raw edged applique. If you would like to make one please feel free to add your name to the list either by messaging me on here or ringing the shop on 01729 824708

If you don’t need a cover for your machine there are plenty of other things you could cover, I think Judy is making a cover for her Kenwood!

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Then as if the sewing machine cover wasn’t enough Denise has also made this small reversible quilt using the Quilt as you go method. If you would like to learn how to do this great technique, which will mean you never have to struggle to get a big quilt under your machine in one go, let us know and you would be very welcome to join the class. We set dates last Thursday for both these projects and the classes were full by Friday so we have had to set extra dates!

Presenting Janine

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Presenting Janine

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A few months ago one of our customers asked if she could book onto a beginners course, we said yes, sent her home to get her kit, within the hour she was enrolled on and attending  Denise’s class! We can’t always claim to be so prompt but we aim to please. Anyhow Janine has absolutely blossomed in a really short time. Today she brought all her bits and bobs to class, many of which she has made herself on classes with us and I just wanted to share her work with you all as it is lovely. No prizes for spotting that her quiltofax uses the same kitty fabric as our cushion posted earlier.

Quilts UK, Malvern

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Quilts UK, Malvern

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Just a quick line to let you know that I will be at the Three Counties Showground this week Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. My pitch, Quilting Antics,  is right by the front door and ALL my quality craft cottons are priced at £6 per metre; no cheap cotton poplins on our stand!

If you’re visiting stop by to say hi, its great to meet old friends and make new ones.

What do you think?

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What do you think?

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So, guys and gals, what do you think?

We have some really cool cat fabric in store which has been sat on the shelf for a while, so we decided to do something with it and have now created this cushion kit.

I asked ole’ Ginger Tom, a while back, if I could pimp one of her patterns and this is the result. Diz has been busy knocking up this beauty and as you can see she’s done a really good job. Well done Diz I owe you a cream tea…shall I keep it on the slate until we’ve done the weight watcher thing for a few weeks? (We rejoined weight watchers this week…again! We are both brilliant at loosing the weight but absolutely rubbish at keeping it off.)

So back to the project. We have 20 fabric packs priced at £20 each, if you fancy having one either drop me a line here on the blog, ring the shop on 01729 824708 or we will see you next weekend at Malvern show. We will be there again this spring, our pitch is the one right by the front door so you can’t fail to see us. Gillian has been very busy folding fat quarters in preparation for the show and we have heaps of them priced at just £1.50 each. All our fabric is £6 a metre for best quality craft cotton, none of that cotton poplin rubbish which wears and goes threadbare too easily on the seams; so ideal if you need backings. I have topped up my stock and have loads of civil war type prints as well as lovely fresh and bright prints superb for summer. If you are going to the show please stop by to say hello.

Tack and chat

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Well the world was well and truly put to rights this morning at our tack and chat session. Everything from racism, stockings and suspenders to air ambulance fund raising. I love tack and chat. As Eileen says, there’s not much that can’t be sorted out round our table! Land round for a brew, if your at a loose end on a Wednesday morning…Kettle’s always on!

Classes

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Classes

It’s been a long time coming but I have finally gotten round to updating the class list. If you would like to book onto any of our classes you can do so by either messaging me on here or by ringing the shop on 01729 824708

Classes cost £20 which does not include materials but you will get 10% off anything you buy on a class day (except sewing machines where class discount is 5%)

There are a few pics which I don’t have available yet. A full list of classes is available by clicking on the workshops and classes tab at the top of this page. I hope you like what we have on offer and don’t forget if you fancy learning a technique you don’t see here let us know and we’ll arrange something. Alternatively you can book exclusive classes if you are coming with a group of friends (minimum numbers apply.)

Rachel’s girls are coming on in leaps and bounds

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Rachel’s girls are coming on in leaps and bounds

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Rachel started our newest sampler quilt course in January, it has definitely been bonkers! But the 11 ladies are well on their way to completing their first sampler quilts. We have had 6 sessions so far, it is a great group and we have loads of fun. Today everyone has been very challenged with Foundation piecing. Have a look at the slideshow and look at the results. Then what a treat, Sharron has already made her first 10 blocks into a quilt! I was flabbergasted when she brought it in to show us. Well done Sharron you should be very pleased with yourself.

If you are interested in joining our next beginners course or even one of our improver’s courses you can put your name down either by leaving me a message on here or by phoning the shop on 01729 824708. Our next courses start in September and run once a month, we will run both weekday and weekend courses.