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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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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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Patchwork Castle – 2016 update

Spring is in the air! Today there was frost on the ground but glorious sunshine, and the early bulbs are all beginning to show. I love this time of year, and after hiding out during the winter Patchwork Castle is also putting out some new shoots. It’s nearly five years since Patchwork Castle first morphed from my hazy […]

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Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting | Patchwork Castle

Introduction To Patchwork & Quilting

Want to find out more about the basics of patchwork and quilting? Are you looking to make a Memory Quilt from your baby clothes, children’s clothes or adult clothing?  I was really excited to discover this fabulous FREE online class from Craftsy.com that covers all the basic techniques and terminology in an easy to follow format. If […]

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Working With Stretchy Fabrics In Your Memory Quilt or Keepsake Cushion

There’s something very special about working with treasured baby clothes, children’s clothes and adult clothing, but it’s often the case that the selections of clothing that you’d like to include will be a wide variety of different types and weights of fabric. This is likely to include babygros, t-shirts and other items made from stretchy fabrics.  Producing […]

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Opportunities for Freelance Work with Patchwork Castle

UPDATE March 2017 – We’re not currently looking for freelancers but if you’d like us to keep your details and file please do go ahead and fill in the form at the end of the post, and I’ll contact you if that changes. Thanks! Chris   Patchwork Castle is a small business making patchwork memory […]

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