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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 19 Oct 2012 11:54 #90409

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Dry weather in Wales! When?
As soon as I cross the bridge the heavens open.
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I remember on holiday in Herefordshire one time and we were at a small stone bridge (cannot remember the river, probably the upper reaches of the Severn) and the river was the boundary between England & Wales. It was bright sunshine at one end of the bridge & raining at the other end - guess which was which :wink:


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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 19 Oct 2012 11:20 #90408

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Dry weather in Wales! When?
As soon as I cross the bridge the heavens open.
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 19 Oct 2012 10:01 #90405

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I also head to Doughty's at every show! :) Brilliant deals on wadding too. I went to one of their fabric sales in the spring and even DH was staggered by the queue of ladies laden with bolts fo fabric! Their online sales service is also good - very fast delivery! :)

Marianne, you'd enjoy the displays at St Fagan's National History Museum of Wales.

Ah yes, wadding and what to choose is next in my learning curve. Good to know there are bargains to be had so I can try out a bit of this, that and the other. So far I have only used pure cotton and cotton flannel in the samples I have done.

We are very much looking forward to re-visiting St Fagans. We went there 22 years ago and had a lovely time so we will pop out there when there's a whole day of dry weather which has been scarce around here since we arrived :lol: It is on the "task" list after half term.

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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 19 Oct 2012 09:54 #90402

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Marianne, I think that starching the Kaffe Fassett fabrics would make them easier to handle.

I will that a go when I am a bit more conficent and when I am sure I can cut properly. These stripy fabrics would make a gorgeous lapquilt but will take a lot of careful thinking so I get the stripes to go in the right direction and on grain. Scary :roll:
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 19 Oct 2012 08:09 #90397

I also head to Doughty's at every show! :) Brilliant deals on wadding too. I went to one of their fabric sales in the spring and even DH was staggered by the queue of ladies laden with bolts fo fabric! Their online sales service is also good - very fast delivery! :)

Marianne, you'd enjoy the displays at St Fagan's National History Museum of Wales.
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 19 Oct 2012 04:48 #90394

Marianne, I think that starching the Kaffe Fassett fabrics would make them easier to handle.
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 19 Oct 2012 02:14 #90391

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How about here http://www.oakshottfabrics.com/ they are at Cheltenham & their fabrics are utterly fabulouse.

And for anyone on the other side of the pond having a nosy here, they are also going to be at Houston, the fabrics are on the upper end of the price scale, but so worth it.

Now Oakshot I know. They are beautiful! My LQS in Belgium had these fabrics precut. I have tried them for a small project but it ended in the bin because I was/am just not a good/accurate enough piecer/cutter to use it. It moves too much. Having said that, after I have been doing the Laura Nownes class here (I'm still making blocks, slowly but surely) I have started using starch and have become better at piecing so maybe sometime in the future. I also have a stack of Kaffe Fasset squares that I bought because of the colours but found I could not tame so they are still in a box. I hope to gain enough experience to use them at some stage. I did toy with ironing fusible interfacing on them to keep them on the straight and narrow but wasn't sure I would like the feel of them afterwards.
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 18 Oct 2012 14:21 #90361

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I have been reading too since I am planning a trip to Europe next spring. A great fabric shop can always be added to the itinerary. :lol:
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 18 Oct 2012 10:17 #90358

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Having a nosy here and also heading to Houston, I'll definitely have to check them out! Their stuff looks really nice!

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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 18 Oct 2012 10:09 #90357

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How about here http://www.oakshottfabrics.com/ they are at Cheltenham & their fabrics are utterly fabulouse.

And for anyone on the other side of the pond having a nosy here, they are also going to be at Houston, the fabrics are on the upper end of the price scale, but so worth it.


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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 18 Oct 2012 03:08 #90348

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:mrgreen: - You lucky thing, I've wanted to get to one of the exhibitions at Lampeter for yonks, There is also the Jen Jones Centre in that neck of the woods, which I believe is well worth a visit. I've only been able to view via their website.


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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 18 Oct 2012 02:22 #90347

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May I suggest that you take a small suitcase on wheels if you visit Doughty's and go by train. You may need it for your purchases. :)

Do you think 1 suitcase will do? Their website is so full of fabrics that it is frightening. Mind you when I go I might be so intimidated that I come home without so much as a fat quarter. This has happened to me at shows in the past. I really need a shopping list and have somebody with me who keeps me from bolting until I have finished the list.
Next week I will be going to the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter to see their 2012 exhibition: "A Quilted Bridge: The Amish - Welsh Connection" I am really looking forward to that. It will be our first real outing since we moved here in June except family visits. I will bring a notebook in case I am not allowed to take photos. There is supposed to be a quilt shop in Lampeter so that will be visited too. Maybe I will find the orange fabric that started this whole topic off :)
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 17 Oct 2012 17:58 #90343

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May I suggest that you take a small suitcase on wheels if you visit Doughty's and go by train. You may need it for your purchases. :)
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 17 Oct 2012 15:53 #90341

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Marianne-is-sewing wrote:
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and Malvern Autumn quilt show is on next week with lots of traders. Only one and half hours drive for you, I'm going on friday here's the link Click for link and all these traders click link that'll keep you going for a bit :lol:

I had my eyes on that show ever since we moved here but it is the only week-end we could get both my daughters together here to tidy all their childhood stuff and toys which we have had stored for years but we now are falling over, having falling on us and desperately need to get reduced to a scale they have no idea (but they will find out :wink: ) so sadly I can't go. It was on the cards for them to get together for over a year before we moved because we knew we wanted a much smaller house but there was always something that made it impossible. Now I have them nailed down to that week-end there is no way I am going to say I want to go to Malvern instead :lol: BUT just think about it - next show I will have so much more space for my shopping :o (at least I hope so).
Marianne
Good luck on the clearing out! my mum has been trying to off load my stuff onto me since I married (18 years & counting :wink: ) & I don't think I've got everything yet! That includes my old soft toys - I've got the important 2 Furry Chap & Pink Panther 8) Still I did come away with a load of fabrics, and helped sort out leftover fabrics from church embroidery repairs, that she won't be needing any more, this summer.


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