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If you have signed up for the Paradise of Birds BOM, the first part will be shipped by the end of September.


New Block of the Month

A Paradise of Birds 

Finished size approx. 64" x 53"

We ship worldwide !!

This new block of the month runs for 8 months starting in September 2016.

In each of the first six months you will receive the fabrics for 2 blocks. Here are the blocks for month 1. In months 7 and 8 you will receive the sashing and border fabrics. 

As far a possible we will keep close to the colours in the original quilt but where the original fabrics are no longer available we will have to subsitute with alternative fabrics of a similar colour.

Price £25 per month + £2.95 postage & packing to UK postcodes 
(please contact me for postage charges to other destinations, we ship worldwide)

If you would like to join this exciting new BOM, you can either:

* Sign-up online by clicking here, or

* Give me a call +44 (0)118 9424085 or

* Email me - karen@therunningchicken.co.uk




NEW Key West Range from Di Ford

Now in stock ! 

Special oder from Andover Fabrics, DI FORD's NEW range called Key West

I have the whole range of 22 fabrics in my shop. Take a look here


Due to popular demand I am relaunching the BOM ' A Bountiful Life ' . The difference this time round is that it is available over 24 months OR 12 months and I am shipping worldwide. Take a look click here



My Long-arm Quilting Services

I am based in Reading, Berkshire, UK and have been providing professional long-arm quilting services for over 10 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.



Apliquick - applique tools

Makes applique fast and easy !!  

I also stock the sewline glue pen with refill and violene. 




Now in stock - the new fabric range designed by Allison Glass - SUN PRINTS 2016 - for Andover Fabrics. 

Quiltmania Mystery Quilt BOM 2016

YOU CAN STILL START NOW - Sign-up ON-LINE here and get part 1.

You will get the following parts every two months.

I have only a few kits left




I am official UK provider of the Quiltmania Mystery Quilt 2016 BOM kit. 
The BOM started in January 2016, but dont worry you can still join in - I HAVE A FEW KITS LEFT !
The Kit will be provided in a total of 6 parts supplied every two months.  (if you join now you will get part 1 with the option to take parts 2 and 3 at the same time or every two monthly)
The quilt is designed by Petra Prins and is made from the Dutch Heritage collection of fabrics by Petra Prins and Nel Kooiman. the finished size is unknown as it is part of the mystery. The Mystery Quilt 2016 includes three exclusive fabric designs which will ONLY be available as part of the kit from me as an official kit provider in the UK.  You will need to purchase the Quiltmania Magazine to get the pattern and instructions to go alongside each part. I can provide the magazine with the kit.  
Only a few Kits left so if you want to sign-up click here.

Purley-on-Thames Quilt Group - Open to all

New comers very welcome - beginners & experienced.

2nd & 4th Friday each month.

If you are a beginner we can help you get going. Come and join us ! 

Next meeting  - Friday 23rd September 2016

(10.00am to 3.00pm)




If you are interested in attending classes for patchwork and quilting please contact me - using the contact form on this site or email karen@therunningchicken.co.uk - I am collecting ideas for a schedule of classes I would like to set up during 2016. Let me know what you would like to include in the class and what level of expertise you want the class aimed at. Also let me know which days of the week are best for you.


New Curvit Long-arm Ruler Set

High quality 1/4" thick acrylic curved ruler set for longarm quilting use.

- Makes quilting Quick Curve Ruler© quilts easy and fun
- Curve matches Quick Curve Ruler© curve for easy Stitch in the Ditch
- Inside and outside curve
- Straight and curved edges with guidelines for custom quilting
- Create quilting scallops in borders
- Great for curved crosshatching
- Use to mark quilts for domestic machine custom quilting
- Make quilting motif designs
- Part 1 dimensions: 3 1/2"(center) and 1 1/2"(sides) x 10"
- Part 2 dimensions: 1 1/4"(center) and 3 1/4"(sides) x 10" 

My Own Designs


New Artisan Apron Multi-sized Pattern

After great success selling this pattern at the West Country Quilt Show in Bristol recently I am pleased to add this great multi-sized artisan apron pattern to my webstie. Take a look by clicking on the pictures.


Bosal In-r-Form

This is a new product from the USA. It is a single sided fusible foam stabiliser. This soft and formable foam is laminated to napped tricot which allows you to cut the product in any direction and is fusible on one side. 

Easy to stitch, great for bags, totes and other craft projects.

The size of this product is 58" x 18" sold in individual pre-cut packs.

See this great You Tube Video about BOSAL


Please note - IPAD users who wish to checkout as a guest,and simply pay by card without having a PayPal account, YOU CAN.

When you get to the Paypal screen, click on the 'Create Account' button or 'guest checkout'  and you will be presented with the guest checkout screen. Enter your card details and complete your purchase.


Lower shipping costs with 2nd class option for all UK mainland orders

Select 2nd class at checkout and save money !

Also I have introduced a low shipping cost for UK mainland orders of £50 and over - only £5.95

Need help or want to order by phone?

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

You can also order by phone.

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Giggleswick Mill by Di Ford

The whole range of Gigglewick Mill by Di Ford. - some have now sold out !

Stock is very limited so take a look and this great new range of reproduction fabrics and place your order either online or you can call me on 0118 9424085.

Other new arrivals - Trinkets by Kathy Hall

A great new range of fabrics by Kathy Hall for Andover Fabrics. 

These fabrics go really well with the Giggleswick Mill range by Di Ford range 

I stock the complete range of 36 exciting fabrics. Take a closer look at the wonderful patterns on each fabric -  click on the picture




Quiltmania Magazines Now Available

I am stocking the Quitlmania Magazines - FREE SHIPPING !




Great Little Project Patterns

Easy Bow Bag

Project Basket Pattern

Pumpkin Baskets

Storage Pods



Doggy Bag 


Jen Kingwell Patterns

Hunter Star & Lemoyne Star Rulers

The Hunter Star Rulers back in stock! 

rapid fire hunter star ruler petite studio 180 designs     

Hunter Star Ruler   


Hiodden Treasures by Deb Tucker

rapid fire lemoyne star ruler studio 180 designs   

Lemoyne Star Ruler     

 See my other fun rulers - click here

They make sewing stars and curves easier than traditional methods. 



Focus On Applique by Irene Blanck

Another new book from Quiltmania - Focus on Appliqe by Irene Blanck.

Irene is Australian, and she is absolutely passionate about appliqué. Whether it be reinterpretations of vintage motifs, entirely reimagined by means of a fresh fabric palette, or classic creations, this book contains 16 appliqué marvels at once elegant and radiant.

Take a look inside ---> 

Millefiori Quilts 2 By Willyne Hammerstein

After the international success of her first book, Willyne has continued to pursue her extraordinary exploration of fussy cutting and her meticulous work in intricate creations. The result is absolutely spectacular and the thousands of fans who have already succumbed to the famous Passacaglia will discover new challenges here!

Take a look inside ---->

I can provide english paper pieces to accompany this book. Contact me by email if you are interested. karen@therunningchicken.co.uk

Les Fantaisies quiltées et brodées