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Jill Rose Brennan

Today we’d like to feature Jill Rose Brennan. Jill’s a quilter who makes all sorts “arty ones, beddy ones, large and small and commissions too. Here’s how we met. I’ll let Jill tell you in her own words. “For quite a while I had been looking at the Machine Quilter Frames and had spoken with Martha Milne about how these might work for me. I had also ‘wandered’ over to see them at Festival of Quilts and had a little try-out. I was impressed. They seemed to  ...

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Tools of the Trade

Under the Arm

There’s a hidden dimension in long arm measurements. It’s the height! Lots of people talk about how long the arm of a sewing machine is. But the height is just as important!  Long arm machines usually list the length AND the height of the machine arm. You can see this in the line up of these Gammill long arm machines below. a a a Long arm machines are listed by length and height 30 inches long by 12 inches tall 26 inches long by 10 inches tall 22 inches long by 10 inches tall 18  ...

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Introducing… The Little Box of Sunshine

We’re very excited to be launching our new monthly subscription boxes! The Little Box of Sunshine is part of our ‘Circles round the Sun’ education programme. It’s the ideal way for quilters to gain basic free-motion-quilting skills by building on the simplest quilting pattern – the circle. The boxes are themed so that every month you’ll do a quilted postcard project based on a loopy pattern that incorporates a seasonal motif – believe it or not,  ...

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Upcoming Events

Join us for a Retreat.

It’s just one week until the show – we are so excited! The buzz of the Festival of Quilts event is something we look forward to year after year and we love sharing that with our customers. If you’re keen on a frame but can’t make it to the Festival this year, we want to personally invite you to our September Retreat in Sandy Lands, Sutton-on-Sea in Lincolnshire. Our Retreats offer a peaceful opportunity to try out our machine quilting frames. There’s plenty of  ...

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