Festival of Quilts 5

This is the last post from me for this year about the Festival.  It seems everyone is talking about quilts, not least because they heard about the Festival on the radio.  Chris Evans who has a morning talk show on BBC Radio 2 did an interview with Helen Marriott on the subject on 11 August 2017. He seemed astonished that visitors might spend a whole … Continue reading Festival of Quilts 5

Save money – recycle a shirt!

Today’s post – by popular request – is an expanded version of an earlier one, in which I extolled the virtues of chopping up a shirt to produce material that can be re-used for various purposes, including patchwork and quilting.  Here then, is the state-of-the-art, illustrated, blow-by-blow method: 1.Choose a good brand. This shirt is a ‘Ben Sherman’. 2. Choose a large size (XXXXL in … Continue reading Save money – recycle a shirt!