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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Getting a project like a Baby Clothes Quilt made to a deadline might feel like a bit of a challenge – if you’d like a little support to get your own creation made in time for Christmas then come and join me for this year’s Baby Clothes Memory Quilt-Along.
Use your keepsake clothing items to create a cosy memory quilt or keepsake cushion and keep those special memories close to hand every day.
Find out how we made a memory quilt for Jakki Jones (the talent behind Jakki Doodles, and wife of Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics).
March 6, 2017
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…
Tips and tricks on using interfacing to stabilise stretch fabrics in a memory quilt or blanket.
January 20, 2017
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.
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 time for Christmas then come and join me for our very first Baby Clothes Memory Quilt-Along.
Welcome to a peek behind the scenes at Patchwork Castle.
March 19, 2016
It’s easy to pick a backing fabric just because you love it but then find it doesn’t work well as a quilt backing or for binding. Here are some tips on choosing a backing fabric for your memory quilt.