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Events, Tools of the Trade

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

We’ve started a Juki Club here in the UK for people passionate about quilting. We created the Juki Club website to give online inspiration and support. We also wanted to have special Juki Club events so that we could meet up in person. For our very first Juki Club event, we hosted an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party down at the Salisbury Franklins Sewing Shop. We had Juki sewing machines, quilting machines and overlockers for everyone to try. Lots of us dressed up! Here are many of the  ...

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Upcoming Events

Fancy a Retreat?

We’ve started hosting bring-your-own-frame Retreats. They’re GREAT! Despite the gorgeous photo, our venue is not a beach hut. But you can visit them on a walk to the beach.   The Grange and Links Hotel in Sandilands near Sutton-on-Sea in Lincolnshire will be putting us up. The food is delicious, the rooms are comfortable and best of all we get to use the ballroom to set up our frames! This means that we have plenty of room for everyone. Bringing your own frame and sewing machine  ...

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Studio Stories

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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