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Patchwork Castle - The order book is open!! Yay!

The order book is open!! Yay!

It’s been an extraordinary year. We took the decision to close the order book for a while back in the summer, to allow us to catch up with lots of orders for gorgeous keepsake quilts and cushions. After a lot of hard work, we are very pleased to announce that the order book is now open […]

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Why choose Patchwork Castle

Why Choose Patchwork Castle For Your Clothing Keepsake Commission?

Clothing keepsakes have been becoming more and more popular in the UK over the last couple of years. If you’re looking to commission a memory quilt or keepsake cushion then it can be tricky to know what to look for and who to trust with your very special keepsake project. Here at Patchwork Castle we’ve […]

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Baby clothes memory quilt for Riley

Jakki Doodles Memory Quilt – In The Press!

A month or so ago, we created this gorgeous baby clothes keepsake. Riley’s mum had approached us, wanting to create a keepsake from her favourite baby clothes, and to include pictures of the quilt in the magazine she writes for. It’s lovely to get requests like this. I so appreciate people sharing their keepsakes as there’s […]

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Building A Crafty Business - How Patchwork Castle Got Started

Building A Small Crafty Business – How Patchwork Castle Began

When I asked our subscribers for their questions about Patchwork Castle, our products, making your own clothing keepsakes, how the business works (or about me – within reason ;-), one of our readers posed some questions about how I got started. So here are my answers… (If you’d like to see other questions (and answers) <— just follow […]

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Using Interfacing to Stabilise Fabrics For Memory Quilting

Your Questions: Using Interfacing To Stabilise Fabrics In Memory Quilts

So, last week I asked our subscribers if they had any questions about Patchwork Castle, our products, making your own clothing keepsakes, how the business works (or about me – within reason 😉 It was really fun to see what people wanted to know more about, so thanks very much if you were one of those […]

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Great Sewing Machines For Patchwork And Quilting

I often get asked for advice about which sewing machine I recommend for patchwork and quilting, and particularly for making memory quilts or other keepsakes from loved ones clothing or baby clothes.  In this post, I’ll try and answer that question and hopefully give you a few helpful pointers if you’re looking at purchasing a […]

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Join us for the Memory Quilt Along

Memory Quilt Along – Join Me!

It’s just 12 weeks until Christmas! Memory Quilts make great gifts, but getting yours made to a deadline might feel like a bit of a challenge. There’s nothing like working alongside others, with someone giving you a few nudges along the way. So, if you’d like a little support to get your own creation made in […]

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