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Quiltmania Mystery Quilt BOM 2015

Last couple of kits left -  I can't get any more kits !

I am the sole UK shop to offer the kit for the new QUILTMANIA MYSTERY QUILT BLOCK OF THE MONTH 2015. 

If you sign up now, you will be able to catch up with the publication as you will receive block 1 and block 2 in you first pack. I can also supply the magazines if you need them.

If you are interested please contact me quickly.

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 & second blocks (you can get both in your first pack) .... 

 

Click on the picture to find out more

including block 1 & 2  instruction videos which show you what it is all about

  

Block 1                                                      Block 2

New Quiltmania Magazines & Books !

New Quiltmania Spring Special 2015 magazine is now in stock !  This edition has loads of projects including the My Small World Pattern by Jen Kingwell.Get you copy now ! 

   

I have just taken deloivery of some new Quiltmania books.

The first is by Cecile Franconie called Les Fantaisies quiltées et brodées and the second is New York Beauty.

Take a look inside---->   Take a look inside---->  

New BOM available- SIGN UP NOW !

I am launching a new modern style block of the month. It will run over 12 months. If you are interested or want to sign up, please contact me for more details.

 karen@therunningchicken.co.uk    or  telephone: 01189424085

Chuck Nohara's Book - 2001 Blocks of Patchwork - back in stock

2001 Blocks of Patchwork

Chuck was the fi rst master to introduce and teach quilting in Japan. Her colleagues, editors and fans all agree to say that she simply is a genius! We have had the great privilege of once again publishing this bible of 2001 blocks which has been sold out in Japan for years. It is a monument of talent, fantasy and creativity where you will fi nd ‘standard’ patterns redesigned and reinterpreted by Chuck. Simply exceptional! This book is going to help you create gorgeous quilts that do not have to be complicated!
234 pages -

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

Next Show - Malvern UK Quilts Show

I have a stand at the Malvern UK Quilts Show from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th May 2015 at the Three Counties Show Ground.

Come and see me there ! Lots of new fabrics, patterns and notions.

 

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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.

Jen Kingwell's new book - Selling fast !

Jen Kingwell's first quilt book now in stock and selling fast.

Jen is the quilt designer from Australia's Amitie Textiles. Jen designed the  GREEN TEA & SWEET BEANS and GYPSY WIFE patterns which have been very popular.

You can buy the book now on my site, ahead of the publication date of 24th April 2015. Limited stocks

so click on the picture to order now !

   

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Great fun & popular patterns

NEW PATTERN BY JEN KINGWELL AMITIE TEXTILES

Bring Me Flowers is an exciting new quilt pattern book by Jen Kingwell from Amitie Textiles, Australia. I have this pattern in stock now ! 

Gypsy WifeGreen Tea & Sweet Beans  and Circle Game also by Jen Kingwell

gypsy Wife pattern Jen Kingwell       green tea and sweet beans pattern Jen Kingwell       

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Amazing "Stonefields" BOM

Hurry only a couple of spaces left now!

The amazing response to this Block of the Month in 2014 has resulted in me making a few extra places available for spring of 2015. Most of the pack have now gone out. Only a couple of places left.  You need to sign up now to secure one of these places ! 

This BOM is based on "Stonefields" a quilt by Australian designer Susan Smith.

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 a little by sending more than one month at a time.

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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 yet set up for automatic shipping internationally (outside to UK).

I CAN STILL SHIP WORLDWIDE. Just add items to your cart and contact me. I will raise a Paypal invoice and you can pay by credit / debit card or with your Paypal account.

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.

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 8th May 2015

(starting at 10.00 until 3.00)

    

 

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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 2015. 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.

 

Quick Curve Ruler

AS FEATURED IN 

'QUILT NOW' MAGAZINE

Quick Curve ruler

New Super Sidekick Ruler

See the latest ruler in the Jaybird Quilts family of rulers - the SUPER SIDEKICK ruler. It is the bigger version of the Sidekcik ruler. It cuts diamonds, triangles and half triangles in 8 different sizes from 1" to 8"  finished.

Glimmer is a new pattern designed for the Super Sidekik Ruler. 

                       

 

Hex-N-More & Sidekick rulers by Jaybird Quilts

The Hex-N-More Ruler can make four different shapes in four different sizes - Hexagons, Half Hexagons, Triangles and Jewels. The Sidekick Ruler can make three different shapes in four different sizes - Diamonds, Triangles and Half Triangles.

hex n more ruler jaybird quilts                   sidekick ruler jaybird quilts

                        Hex-N-More Ruler                     Sidekick Ruler

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My Own Designs

APLIQUICK ®

 

Apliquick - applique tools

Makes applique fast and easy !! 

               

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

I stock a range of Quiltmania books

di ford primarily quilts 

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Hunter Star & Lemoyne Star Rulers

The Hunter Star Rulers back in stock! 

rapid fire hunter star ruler petite studio 180 designs     

Hunter Star Ruler   

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. 

 

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