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Janette Hamilton27/04/2008 17:38:00
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Hi Everyone, I put the forum topic of book reviews up but its not really a review as such its is more about used books in particular use library books.I have had on loan several good books from the library so you can guess how happy I was last week when I visited to find that two of the books I liked were being sold (retired from use) Our library has a three books for £1 deal so I now have  Quilting Masterclass by Katherine Guerrier and also Three-Dimensional Pieced Quilts by Jodie Davis. and a small book about C.Rennie McIntosh. all for £1 is that a good deal or what.These are not new release books but are still well worth having and I think they are still on sale in book shops,  so keep your eyes open on your next visit to the library


Davina Thomas28/04/2008 17:23:00
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Hi Janette what a good tip, I noticed in St Albans library last week that they have a very good selection of patchwork and quilting books. I normally avoid the for sale trolley but now will keep my eye on it in the hope that some of these come up for sale. Davina
Caz21/06/2008 22:47:00
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    Talking of books, can anyone out there recommend a book on the subject of working with 5" charm packs? I have a selection of these packs just becase I like the thought of making something out of them. By the way, they are all different colours and fabrics.                                                                    


Davina Thomas22/06/2008 07:53:00
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Hi Caz, try putting Nickel quilts into google, in the USA they call them Nickels (not sure why, is a nickel 5 cents?). Anyway I know there are at least a couple of books out there with that title which would work for charm squares.


Caz22/06/2008 11:25:00
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Davina, thanks for the tip. Have been on amazon and they have a couple of "nickel" books by Patricia Speth, so I  will be trying one out real soon. 

            Thanks again, Caz

Sue Owen19/09/2008 23:35:00
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i use my charm packs to make small experimental quilts on which to practise my machine quilting, I NEED A LOT OF PRACTISE!!, they are also useful for charity quilts, . a few years ago a local group had a project linus type day and used donated fabric to provide our local police with a cuddle quilt for any child  caught up in a police related incident,[these were shrink wrapped by a local butcher!!!!! to keep them clean and to make them as small as possible to put in boot of police car.] we also made very small quilts for the baby unit for premature babies cots, so charm packs would be very useful for these.

good luck im sure if you collect enough packs in similar colours you could make a charm trip around the world, best wishes sue

Caz20/09/2008 18:42:00
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Hi All.

I have had a book for Nickel Quilts since July, and only got around to starting a quilt about three weeks ago. It's for my son no;2  (or twin no;1), who would like another quilt from me. It needs 234 x 5 inch charm squares and double the amount 2 1/2 inch squares. I'm nearly there with 170 completed units. I am trying to keep it mainly blues, and am using old shirts/skirts etc. I will be posting photos when it is finished.


Lesley24/11/2008 11:30:00
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    Hi All, I am new to patchwork and quilting i have always been keen in sewing, i am also new  to the computer, I recently bought the Popular  Patchwork Christmas Special 2008 , that is where i found this site.I am finding this site so interesting , i think i will not be able to keep of it. Iam in the forum this morning, and i read where Sue Owen talked about a charm, Trip around the world. I am wondering if  a beginner would be able to make this. As i have matieral i have collected from trips my husband and i have been on , some i have from Australia. where we have family, and i would like to try and make a quilt,for our 40th. Anniversary next October, or at least get something started, as it could take me quite a while as i am a beginner. Also could anyone please tell me where i could find the pattern for this.                             Lesley                                                                                                                                              

Katy24/11/2008 15:14:00
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Hello  Lesley,

Welcome to the website! I will have a look for some trip around the world patterns for you. You can make them with charm squares, but I would have thought strip piecing would be easier, so I'm trying to find you one for beginners using that method. I'll let you know what I find. I think it would be a lovely way to use the fabric from your travels!


Lesley24/11/2008 16:36:00
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       Hello Katy,                                                                                                                                                                 

           Thank you for the welcome,thank you for any help you might be able to give me,                                 


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