Thursday, 10 January 2008

The UFO has landed

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We've talked on this blog about UFO's before but usually in the context of our customers. Well just to let you know all of our customers with UFO's are in good company - one of our long-serving members of staff has just completed a quilt that was started 7 years ago!

During that time she has learnt many time-saving new techniques including machine applique after doing a course with Harriet Hargrave on invisible machine applique (Mastering Machine Applique Ref 1573) but at the end of the day hand quilting does take time (especially when you are constantly surrounded by new fabrics and inspiring projects...I mean how hard is that!?!).

When she first started at the Cotton Patch she was mainly a dress-maker, but gradually she did more and more patchwork and is now proficient in many aspects of patchwork, quilting and applique and has a great knowledge of the many books on the subject.

Congratulations on finishing the quilt - and did you think you could bring it in and it not go on the Cotton Patch blog?

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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.