long-arm quilting Reading Berkshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact me if your quilt group is interested in a speaker or trader?

I give talks on long-arm quilting and I can bring along my fabrics, patterns and notions. 

 

 

Amazing interest - "Stonefields" Block of the Month

Hurry sign up for December Start !

This is my first Block of the Month (BOM) - launched at Festival of Quilts in August 2014.  The response has been amazing. 

After a sell-out in September, October & November and continued interest in this great BOM,  I have managed to a very limited number of packs available starting in December.

Fantastic customer feedback has continued. Here's what they are saying...

"I have finally had a chance to take the lid off my box. It was worth the wait.
I love how you have put together everything and I really appreciate your tips. What I really like is that you have put this BOM together as if you are the one receiving it, hope that makes sense.
I can't wait to get started let alone the next instalment. Absolute delight.
Thanks again, so glad I signed up for this. "   Ruth

"I just wanted to say thanks for the BOM ! Wow! Absolutely stunning, and beautifully presented, I'm really glad I found you!  I shall really enjoy sewing this one for a family heirloom. "  - Cathy

"Just wanted to drop you a line to say how delighted I am with my first stonefields pack. I am really enjoying the sewing and it's fabulous having such a well put together pack, absolutely every thing I need at my fingertips I bet you are an organised sewer! Already looking forward to month two!" - Tracey

"So excited to have just received my BOM for the Stonefields quilt-beautifully presented in a box with gorgeous fabrics, patterns and super instructions inside. Thank you Karen" - Jacky

"Stonefields arrived today; so well organised and prepared for us. I am so excited to get started! Thank you." - Sara

"Just wanted to say thank you for my first package and the your excellent organisation, the box is a fab idea, thank you.  I cut out my Star blocks yesterday and prepared my melons!  Hadn't used the starch method before; it worked a treat! Looking forward to working my way through this beautiful quilt." - Kim

This BOM is based on "Stonefields" a quilt by Australian designer Susan Smith which was commissioned for a film being shot in Ireland. 

The finished quilt is approx 97" x 97" made up of 121 blocks each 6" square, a flying geese inner border and 164 hexagon rosettes in the outer border. 

The BOM runs over 10 months. You can sign up for one of these limited places starting in DECEMBER. (September, October & November sold-out)

Each month you will receive the instruction, full size block pattern for 12 blocks, obviously the fabric PLUS precision cut paper templates for the applique pieces to save you cutting them out (including 100 x 3/4" hexagon papers to make hexagon rosettes) and in the first month two acrylic templates to help make the flying geese. 

For further details or to sign up please either call me on +44 (0)118 9424085, or email me karen@therunningchicken.co.uk

International enquiries welcome ! I can reduce international shipping costs by sending more than one month at a time.

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APLIQUICK ®

 

Now available Apliquick - applique tools

Makes applique fast and easy !! 

               

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New Patterns from Beth Studley

Beth Studley's range of easy to make bags, baskets and quilts. Take a look.

    

English Paper Pieces - with a difference

Any shape, any size, we can cut English Paper Pieces for you to order. From 3/16" to 12" hexagons, Lucy Boston honeycombs, to circles, triangles and even customer shapes. Just send a picture of your shape and we will do the rest. 

WE CAN CUT THOSE SHAPES YOU FIND IN QUILT PATTERN BOOKS like Millefiori quilts.

Contact me for details or your requirements. 0118 9424085 or email karen@therunningchicken.co.uk

New Quilt Kits

After success with my Foxy Quilt Kit at the shows I have been attending, it is now available to buy in my webshop. 

The Colour Collection Swatch Quilt Kit has also been a hit at the shows and is now available on my webshop. It measures approx 51" x 75" and is made from around 24 fabrics from the Colour Collection range by The Modern Quilt Studio for Andover Fabrics. The fabric layout and colour selection make the shapes on the quilt look like they are floating on top of each other I also stock the WHOLE RANGE of Colour Collection Fabrics individually for you other projects. 

Fun rulers for you...

Quick Curve Ruler    

Quick Curve ruler

New Hex-N-More & Sidekick rulers in stock

Hunter Star Ruler back in stock

My Hunter Star Rulers are now back in stock! 

rapid fire hunter star ruler petite studio 180 designs

Have you seen my other fun rulers? They make sewing stars and curves easier than traditional approaches. 

rapid fire lemoyne star ruler studio 180 designs

Next Show Harrogate 20th-23rd November

Many great Christmas ideas through my webshop !

Don't forget that you can buy your  GIFT VOUCHERS here too. 

Purley-on-Thames Quilt Group

 

Open to all.

Next meeting on Friday 12th December (starting at 10.00 until 3.00)

New comers very welcome

    

 

NEW ARRIVALS

 

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New fabrics

My professional long-arm quilting services

I am based in Reading, Berkshire, UK and have been providing professional long-arm quilting services for over 7 years.  I offer edge to edge quilting, custom quilting, basting (for hand quilters) and binding services. For some customers I have been able to repair & revive an old, tired or vintage patchwork top or quilt. Take a look at 'My Quilting Services'  tab at the top of this page.

My on-line shop

Please take your time to browse through my delicious collection of fabrics, kits, patterns, books and ruler.

I offer a wide range of 100% cotton high quality fabrics which I love!  Styles range from plains, simple backgrounds, spots, stripes, reproductions, ditsy, 1930-50s to very modern and brights.

Here is the first of my full quilt patern - Four Seasons Chicken Quilt. 

four chickens quilting pattern     

My very popular Knobbly Knees Chicken Pattern 

 knobbly knees chicken pattern frontknobbly knees chicken pattern back

NEW Reproduction fabrics arrived

Take a look at even more new reproduction fabrics that have just arrived. I am planning to bring a big selection to the Knitting & Stitching show at Alexandra Palace, London Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th October.

 

News Print Fabric Back in Stock

Great fun & popular patterns

Need help with ordering on-line?

If you need help to complete your order on-line, please call me on 0118 9424085 or email me.

Quiltmania Books

You can order by phone or click & collect for local customers

Simply contact me through the 'contact page' on my site or phone me +44 (0) 118 9424085. 

Click & collect: - You can order through my on-line shop and save the postage by choosing the 'collect in store' shipping option then call me to arrange to collect your order. 

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - Contact Me

My on-line store is not yetset up for automatic shipping internationally (outside to UK).

I can still shipping worldwide.

If you wish to order from a country outside the UK, please email me, call me or use the contact form to let me know what you want to buy. I can invoice you through PayPal or you can pay over the phone. Call me on +44 (0)118 9424085.

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  • These fabrics are sold by the FAT QUARTER measuring approximately 50cm x 55cm. 

    If you order more than one FAT QUARTER of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

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    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    54" (136cm) wide. 100% wool. By Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics.

    There is only limited stock available.

    These fabrics are sold by the FAT QUARTER YARDS measuring approximately 18" x 27" (45cm x 67cm). 

    If you order more than one FAT QUARTER of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) YARD length

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    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) YARD length

    This is a new range of reproduction fabrics from Moda Fabrics.

    This collection of lovely reproduction fabrics are sold by the fat quarter which measures approximately 50cm x half WOF. 

    If you order more than one of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

    Qty = 3 - I will cut a single three quarter (3/4) metre length

    Qty = 4 - I will cut a single one (1) metre length

    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    The rulers I sell in my shop are ones that I have tried and tested!!  They really work well and make piecing so much more fun!  

    Chicken and Egg is a new range by Makower Studio designs.

    These fabrics are sold by the FAT QUARTER measuring approximately 50cm x 55cm. 

    If you order more than one FAT QUARTER of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

    Qty = 3 - I will cut a single three quarter (3/4) metre length

    Qty = 4 - I will cut a single one (1) metre length

    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    This is a fun and modern range from Marisa of Creative Thursday for Andover Fabrics.

    These fabrics are sold by the FAT QUARTER measuring approximately 50cm x 55cm. 

    If you order more than one FAT QUARTER of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

    Qty = 3 - I will cut a single three quarter (3/4) metre length

    Qty = 4 - I will cut a single one (1) metre length

    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    Just released in November 2013. This range of modern fabrics is designed by Beth Studley for Makower.

    Please note:- This range of fabrics is sold by the FAT QUARTER.

    If you order more than one FAT QUARTER of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

    Qty = 3 - I will cut a single three quarter (3/4) metre length

    Qty = 4 - I will cut a single one (1) metre length

    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    Released in December 2013. Catnap is a modern range by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics. 

    About Lizzy House

     Lizzy House is a printmaker, textile designer, and illustrator. Armed with a BFA in Printmaking, she travels the world in search of inspiration.

    A born entrepreneur, Lizzy was the youngest designer in the textile industry when she began three years ago. She continues to make leaps and bounds.

    When she isn't printing or designing fabric, or sleeping on an airplane, she is probably planning a party or writing a list. If neither of those is underway, she is probably tying a bow on something and/or someone.

    These fabrics are sold by the FAT QUARTER measuring approximately 50cm x 55cm. 

    If you order more than one FAT QUARTER of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

    Qty = 3 - I will cut a single three quarter (3/4) metre length

    Qty = 4 - I will cut a single one (1) metre length

    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    Rosemont

    E. Vive brings us a traditional and stately collection of florals that are perfect for all of your quilting needs. Lush roses in shades of pink and pale yellow accompanied by subtle greens and dramatic black.

     

    A fun range of fabrics by Creative Thursday for Andover

    This is a new range of reproduction fabrics from Andover Fabrics.

    This collection of lovely reproduction fabrics are sold by the fat quarter which measures approximately 50cm x half WOF. 

    If you order more than one of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

    Qty = 3 - I will cut a single three quarter (3/4) metre length

    Qty = 4 - I will cut a single one (1) metre length

    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    This range is the latest in a long and popular heritage of Lecien's Flower Sugar fabrics 

    Little Things Organic Cotton Prints by Arrin Turnmire for Moda Fabrics.

    100% Organic Cotton.

    GOTS organic certified.

    These shirtings make great background fabrics.

    These fabrics are sold by the FAT QUARTER measuring approximately 50cm x 55cm. 

    If you order more than one FAT QUARTER of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

    Qty = 3 - I will cut a single three quarter (3/4) metre length

    Qty = 4 - I will cut a single one (1) metre length

    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    Lovely dog print fabrics 

    Released December 2013. 

    Another reproduction range from Moda.

    These fabrics are sold by the FAT QUARTER measuring approximately 50cm x 55cm. 

    If you order more than one FAT QUARTER of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

    Qty = 3 - I will cut a single three quarter (3/4) metre length

    Qty = 4 - I will cut a single one (1) metre length

    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    A lovely range of flannel fabrics from Marcus Brothers

    Price shown is per FAT QUARTER metre cut.

    These fabrics are sold by the FAT QUARTER measuring approximately 50cm x 55cm. 

    If you order more than one FAT QUARTER of any individual item, the fabric will be cut as a single piece. For exampe if you order:

    Qty = 2  - I will cut a single half (1/2) metre length

    Qty = 3 - I will cut a single three quarter (3/4) metre length

    Qty = 4 - I will cut a single one (1) metre length

    Qty = 5 - I will cut a single one and a quarter (1 1/4) metre length

    Introduction:

    Andover Fabrics is delighted to announce that the first exclusive collection of licensed fabrics for Downton Abbey ® will be available to you this November. Playing on the strength of the upstairs women of Downton, our exciting premiere collection will be THE WOMEN'S COLLECTION, featuring designs chosen in collaboration with the award-winning Downton Abbey production team.

    The Dowager Countess:



    Bold and elegant, like the Dowager herself, this collection of fabrics is punctuated by prints and paisleys as big as her presence. The gray, purple, and black colors come straight from her wardrobe, and the patterns speak to her undeniable flair, steeped in refined tradition.

    Mary:



    A resolute, breathtaking beauty; Mary’s fabrics showcase both her strength and style. Dark burgundy, blue, and green jewel tones saturate her patterns, some of which are inspired by her stunning headdress.

    Edith:



    Enterprising and avant-garde both in character and fashion, Edith’s collection features breakthrough colors and patterns from the Edwardian era. Edith’s fabrics suggest the transition towards art deco, as demonstrated by her stylized floral patterns.

    Sybil:

     

    Sybil’s fabric collection embodies her kindness, cheer, and dynamic character.  The production team felt the bold geometric and large floral really spoke of Sybil.  Her colors are a darker seafoam and blue gray with mauve purples.

    Companion Prints:

    In addition to the women’s fabric collections, we’ve also included four additional patterns that are unmistakably Downton. Each companion print is colored to complement and tie together the women’s collections, and set the scene for their characters, just as Downton Abbey does.

    Downton™ and Downton Abbey®. ©2013

    Carnival Film & Television Limited. All Rights Reserved.

     

    Locally Grown is designed by Marisa Anne for Andover Fabrics

    About Marisa and Creative Thursday

    Marisa Anne is an artist and designer living in Los Angeles, California. After receiving a degree in advertising, she worked as both a graphic designer and interior designer. Marisa also studied acting and improvisation at the Groundlings Theatre and School in Los Angeles. She now credits Improv as the catalyst that helped her to finally trust her own creative voice. While working a 9 to 5 job, Marisa set an intention to be more creative one day a week, on Thursdays {of course!}.

    Once she decided to take the leap as an entrepreneur she found her way back to what she truly loves, working as an artist in all mediums, from acrylic painting, to sculpting, to writing, to textile creations and design.

    Creative Thursday has now become a full time business that is also home to a cast of characters who wear hats, hold hands and encourage you to follow your dreams too.

    Marisa's art work sells all over the world via select galleries and her own online shop, as well as Urban Outfitters, Papyrus, and the Land of Nod. Passionate about encouraging others to live a life they love, especially creatively; Marisa teaches, speaks and is also the voice of the Creative Thursday blog and podcasts.

    I have sourced some interesting quilting tools and notions for you to browse through and buy.