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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 16 Oct 2012 12:26 #90316

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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 16 Oct 2012 11:35 #90315

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yup, back on topic :lol:

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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 16 Oct 2012 03:12 #90300

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Well, we did do a living history event near Newport in Wales - does that count? :wink: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 16 Oct 2012 01:38 #90297

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:lol: :lol: :lol: oh dear are we off topic.

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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 17:50 #90283

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"Those musketeers are rubbish, I've watched them fire hundreds of shots and they've missed every time! There is never anything for me to fetch!"


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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 16:50 #90279

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Wow you are all amazing and your jacket is gorgeous.

I think we should have a caption competition for what your dog is thinking :D

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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 14:49 #90265

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Better wear some of it to our next meet up. Any pics of you? :D
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as for wearing it for our next meet up - it depends on whether my 'pair of bodies' (corsets to you :wink: ) still fits, I've lost just over a stone, and come down about a size and a half in trousers (uk 18's were too small on me at the beginning of the year, now I am into 16's :D ) By the way my cream & white jacket was tambour embroidered and entirely hand made in about 2 months flat - I needed it done for a banquet, the dust bunnies bred very well for those 2 months! :wink:


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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 14:38 #90264

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Marianne,

Hereford is not too far from Cardiff, (quite a good Train service) Doughty's in Hereford have quite a good selection of Quilting fabric. Worth a look if you are ever in town.
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 13:56 #90263

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Better wear some of it to our next meet up. Any pics of you? :D

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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 10:12 #90248

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Marianne-is-sewing wrote:
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Fortunately, I didn't need a shed for it, but I am starting to take over (have taken over) the bottom of our walk in airing cupboard, about 32" cubed, as well as a couple of boxes on top of the wardrobe & the rest that is in the sewing room. if you go here you can see the swag I was given :wink: [url]forum/your-tips-and-discoveries/4902-my-fabric-storage-solution[/url]

I am sure that any quilter who gets an offer like that finds space to store it :lol: If nothing else one could always play "Princess and the Pea" :P
Marianne
That space is already taken up with large wooden boxes containing our 17th century clothing :wink: not that we re-enact anymore, but you can't just chuck it - it might come in handy again some day :wink: :P


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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 10:06 #90247

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Marianne, that is a great suggestion for storing. Mine is more of a question of where to hide it. DH helps me turn the mattresses so that wouldn't work for me. :lol: He doesn't complain, but sometimes I feel guilty. Then he starts looking at another gun and then I don't feel guilty anymore :wink: . My latest trick is to have some stacked around the sewing room that I am "cleaning and rearranging". I don't think he would recognize something new. :lol: :lol: Then I ask him to please put the shelves in the closet for me so I would have easier access to the fabric. I have been waiting for that for a year now. Also for a piece of plywood to make a larger ironing surface. DS is coming for a visit in Nov. so maybe he could do that for me. DH is usually willing to help, but has been having leg and knee problems for months and it is harder for him. He is taking me to Europe next year, so I shouldn't complain.
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 09:41 #90246

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Fortunately, I didn't need a shed for it, but I am starting to take over (have taken over) the bottom of our walk in airing cupboard, about 32" cubed, as well as a couple of boxes on top of the wardrobe & the rest that is in the sewing room. if you go here you can see the swag I was given :wink: [url]forum/your-tips-and-discoveries/4902-my-fabric-storage-solution[/url]

I am sure that any quilter who gets an offer like that finds space to store it :lol: If nothing else one could always play "Princess and the Pea" :P
Marianne
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 09:13 #90245

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Fortunately, I didn't need a shed for it, but I am starting to take over (have taken over) the bottom of our walk in airing cupboard, about 32" cubed, as well as a couple of boxes on top of the wardrobe & the rest that is in the sewing room. if you go here you can see the swag I was given :wink: [url]forum/your-tips-and-discoveries/4902-my-fabric-storage-solution[/url]


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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 08:27 #90240

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I tend to mostly buy from shows, that said, we have a local deptartment store company called 'Boyes' that, although not brilliant, does sometimes have some nice fabrics for piecing in - you just have to keep an eye on things. I have also bought some fabric from Hobbycraft (it was in the sale) although generally their range is limited & a bit on the pricey side to my mind. I did have a small quilting fabrics shop in the next village for about 5-6 years and after it closed, the lady who ran it gave me all the left over stock that she hadn't managed to sell & didn't want to keep - woo-hoo! 8) about 65 yards! :D :D I am definitely sorted for quantity. :wink:

Have you checked Worcester or Shrewsbury - I think there might be shops there. You could also buy one of the patchworking magazines to browse through the ads for finding shops.

Rosemary,
I will check Worcester and Shrewsbury! I hadn't realised Hobbycraft carried quiltin cotton. There is one here in Cardiff so will try them. I need orange fabrics for some appliqué which is what started me on this quest to find shops.
Wow, 65 yards! Did you have ot buy a shed to keep it in? I find it really hard to find space to store my fabrics after I have moved. Reducing the square footage to half is good exercise for your creativity :D
Buying a patchwork magazine - why didn't I think of that? Thank you!
Marianne
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