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Free Pattern: Sewing Machine Cover

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We all need to keep our sewing machines clean and dust free, so what better way to do that than by making your own sewing machine cover.

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The Biggest Mistake Made By Newcomers To Patchwork & Quilting

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Patchwork and quilting is an amazing hobby and allows you to express your creativity as wildly – or not – as you like. Looking at it from the outside can be very tempting: it’s a little like looking in the window of a sweet shop...so full of exciting flavours, colours and sensations and textures....

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Free Bag Pattern: Japanese Knot Bag

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This Japanese Knot Bag is the pattern I teach to my Beginner Sewing students and looks amazing when finished. Japanese Knot Bags were used by Geisha Girls so that they could have a bag to pop over their wrist and hide underneath their Kimono sleeves.  

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Free Quilt Pattern: Simple Chain Quilt

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This free quilt pattern is such a striking design and I had to include it in our free pattern collection...

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Free Pattern: Duffle Bag

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Given that Christmas is a few short days away, I suspect you might be up to your ears with pre Christmas prep. However, next week is an excellent time to get sewing...

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