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Member postings for Katy

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Thread: Thank you everyone
22/02/2017 12:35:47

Hi everyone

I have sad but good news, I think, I am leaving PP this week to start a new full time job. I have loved working for the magazine and sharing sewing and more with all of you. Thank you all for your support over the years, and for being my quilty family. I will miss you all terribly, but hope I can become a more active forum member and keep in touch with you all much easier in future.

Thank you extra for the unexpected mystery gift which arrived this morning too, it made me cry but in a nice way. It is totally untraceable too, so you're very clever!

I don't know what the future holds for the magazine or our website, but thank you for being part of it with me for the last nine years.

Love and hugs to all.


Thread: P&Q February Pattern Sheet - Papillion Quilt Templates
26/01/2017 12:50:23

Apologies for inadvertently leaving a template off our February issue Pattern Sheet for British Patchwork and Quilting this month.

The extra template for the Papillion Quilt is available to download from the pattern sheet page or directly from here, Papillion Quarter Circle Template

Thread: Let's Visit
18/01/2017 11:59:19

In December, our very own Rosemary told us where to visit in Devizes.







Lacock Abbey


Market Place

Devizes Books

Gallery at Handel House

Bluestone Gallery

Emporium in St Johns Street

Kwilters Korner


Pins and Needles

Cups and Crafts


The Trust for Devizes

St Johns and St Marys

St James

Wiltshire Museum

Caen Hill

Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Museum


Wadworth’s Brewery

Thread: Stuart's Surgery
18/01/2017 11:36:58

Apologies as this is so late, I've got months of work to catch up on, so progress is a bit slow

In our December issue, Stuart talked about quilt binding options

  • Double or French fold binding with diagonal seams
  • Bias cut strips
  • Single fold binding
  • Use backing fabric brought to the front
  • Bagging out
  • Facing, raw edges and decorative cords

My favourite is is bias double fold, but I do like binding!

Thread: Sad news
09/01/2017 11:01:09

Hi everyone, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I've had a message this morning to let us all know that Chris H has had a heart attack and died very suddenly. Chris had been a member of the birthday club and many swap groups since 2008, we will miss her very much. Her husband Geoff is obviously devastated, and I have passed on all our thoughts to him at this sad time.

Thread: Chat
10/11/2016 09:47:09

I'm so sorry to hear about Juliet, I miss her very much. she was a wonderful quilter and a good friend. I will try to contact Jim and give him our love. I'm very very sad to read this today.

Thread: Let's Visit
07/11/2016 12:11:23

This month we see the sights of Central London with Jennifer Campbell-Kirk from Vintage and Floral

Central London

White Cube gallery

Somerset House

National Gallery


Eating Out

Patisserie Valerie

Trafalgar Square

Golden Square, Soho



Cloth House

Macculloch and Wallis

John Lewis



Millbank Pier River Bus




Edited By Katy on 07/11/2016 12:15:09

Thread: Stuart's Surgery
07/11/2016 11:57:28

In the November issue, Stuart talked about ideas for making two non-matching yet complementary quilts without getting bored of the same blocks or fabric. His tips this month were

  • Go scrappy
  • Two patterns using the same fabric
  • Classic blocks with alternative settings such as log cabin
  • Same blocks with different sashing or setting fabric
  • Chain piece
  • Enlist the help of a friend
  • Die cut patches
  • Big blocks
  • Quilt simply
  • Pace yourself
Thread: Let's Visit
03/11/2016 15:51:14

In October, Megan Beaven takes us on a tour of her home city of St Albans

St Albans


Verulamium Park


Verulamium Museum

St Albans Cathedral

Clock Tower


George St

St Peters Street Market

Fashion ‘n’ Fabrics

Eating and Drinking


Edited By Katy on 03/11/2016 15:51:37

Thread: Stuart's Surgery
01/11/2016 10:35:52

Stuart's Surgery in October was all about good teaching practise. I know it's a bit late in coming, but has anyone any other handy tips to add to Stuarts sage advice? I'm sure lots of you have experience of teaching patchwork, so it would be good to hear what you think.

  • Make sure your own skills are up to scratch!
  • Go to other classes and see what works
  • Be original
  • Prepare good handouts
  • Have step by step unit examples, and be prepared to demonstrate
  • Sort out cutting and requirements before class
  • Incidental learning and creativity are good!
  • Promote your next class
  • Review and Show and Tell

Additionally, think about Health and Safety and insurance too...

Thread: Chat
27/10/2016 08:03:38

Hello everyone,

I'm back, and I've missed you all very much. I'm not quite better so I'm taking things slowly, but I will reply to all your messages when I've caught up with some of the magazine admin I've missed.

Thanks very very much to all of you who contributed to our lovely quitls, or phoned or messaged or sent cards (and chococlate) and birthday squishies, I'm sorry not to have thanked you before, but I haven't turned the compuiter on for 6 weeks, and it did me good.

I had 2000 emails to read yesterday, so I'd better crack on. Thanks for all you've done while I wasn't around, especially Rosemary, who has kept you entertained with the new swaps and calendar.

I will catch up eventually, but it will take a while. Hugs to everyone


Thread: Sketchbook Quilt Competition
22/08/2016 11:33:05

Here's Rosalind's quilt. I overheard a lot of lovely comments about this one hot

Thread: Show and Tell
22/08/2016 10:52:27

Lovely work from Jayne, Alison, Pam and Maria, well done all x

Thread: Sketchbook Quilt Competition
22/08/2016 10:44:02

Either really Rosalind, just a photo that would let us see your own quilt as the focus, so we could see them properly!

Thread: Half Square Triangle Swap
22/08/2016 10:39:27

Hope all the HSTs have arrived. Stella helped me with mine, so ours were a joint effort

Thread: Sketchbook Quilt Competition
22/08/2016 10:38:26

They were all great. I can't identify Maria's or Donna's yet, but I think I've spotted all the others. If any of you took photos before posting them, please can we see them, as I can't crop my photos to show individual quilts very well?

Thread: Let's Visit
22/08/2016 09:46:14

In our September issue, Louisa Goult of Sewmotion takes us on a tour of Middlesbrough



North Yorkshire Moors






Leven Crafts in Chaloner Mews, Guisborough

Gillmot Crafts in Skelton’s High Street.

Judith’s Fabrics on Brunswick Street, Whitby


Linthorpe Road

Pixies Diner

The Meze Lounge

The Oven

Bedford and Baker Street

The Twisted Lip

The Nuthatch

The Curing House


Mohujos Burrito Bar

Songbird Bakery

Galleries and attractions

MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute for Modern Art

Centre Square

Town Hall

Central Library

The Dorman Museum

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

The Transporter Bridge


Edited By Katy on 22/08/2016 09:46:33

Thread: Stuart's Surgery
22/08/2016 09:24:01

Stuart's Surgery for September is all about thread weight and texture.

  • Analogy with wool ply
  • English Cotton Count for weight byhank
  • French Denier Count for weight by length
  • TEX number, modern weight by length index
  • Trusting your instincts when choosing a thread
  • Which threads are suitable for different jobs
  • Matching needles to threads

What advice would you give others about threads?

Thread: Sketchbook Quilt Competition
16/08/2016 12:41:44

I knew it! Lots of people commented on yours Brenda, I loved her massive needle. I hoped it was your quilt

16/08/2016 12:08:04

Here's Myra's at the top

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