long-arm quilting Reading Berkshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

My Long-arm Quilting Services

I am based in Reading, Berkshire, UK and have been providing professional long-arm quilting services for over 8 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.

Quiltmania Mystery Quilt BOM 2015 - Places are going fast !

I am excited to announce that I have been invited by Quiltmania Magazine to be the sole UK shop to offer the kit for the new QUILTMANIA MYSTERY QUILT BLOCK OF THE MONTH 2015. 

NOTE:- The first quota of kits have sold out. But GOOD NEWS I have secured a second batch of kits which are selling fast. If you are interested please contact me to secure your place.

The 2015 Quiltmania Mystery quilt has been designed by Nathalie Meance, 'La Fee Pirouette' author of 'Les Quilts Brodere'.

Here is a preview of the first block.... 

 

Click on the picture to find out more

including block 1 instruction videos which show you what it is all about

"Stonefields" Block of the Month

Now sold out - BUT you can sign up for one of my limited places in another run starting in the spring of 2015 !

The continued amazing response to this Block of the Month has resulted in another limited number of places being planned for the spring of 2015. You can sign up now to secure your place ! 

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

Click on the picture to find out more.

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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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

Hex-N-More & Sidekick rulers

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

MY NEXT SHOWS

I am a trader at HEXAGON QUILTERS on 19th February 2015 in Reading.

I have a stand at the Make It Show at Five in Farnborough Friday 27th February to Sunday 1st March 2015.

I have a stand at The Knitting & Stiching Show at Olympia in London Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th March 2015.

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 is on Friday 13th March 2015

(starting at 10.00 until 3.00)

    

 

My Own Designs

Great fun & popular patterns

APLIQUICK ®

 

Apliquick - applique tools

Makes applique fast and easy !! 

               

News Print Fabric Back in Stock

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

    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 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 

    A lovely range of flannel fabrics from Marcus Brothers

    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.