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April 16, 2018
Island Batik Hop – Use It Up Starts Today from Seams To Be Sew

I’m so not a fan of not announcing hops that are supposed to take place without any advance notice, but this one has no advance notice to it other than the few mentions I’ve made on my blog about it. Until this morning I didn’t even realize a logo had been made for it. I should have just gone ahead and made my own because to me a post without any pictures at all is boring, boring and more boring. Who wants to read it without something that entices you to read it. Not me. I like ...

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April 13, 2018
I’m Five, and Feelin Faaaaaaaaaaabulous!!! from Seams To Be Sew

Heya Everyone, I mentioned last week that this week was my blog’s birthday… She was five years old this past Monday. I’ve been very busy trying to get Sue/Sam ready for release and really didn’t want to post until it was, but I’m realizing that I’m letting time slip by as I try to finish those patterns up. So I am writing today to offer a little free pattern I created for celebrating 5 years of being a blogger. With another 5 years, I should be able to make it to 1000 posts… for ...

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April 2, 2018
2 New ATW Events & 30 Blocks in 30 Days Starts… from Seams To Be Sew

I wanted to post a little note real quick today. 30 Blocks In 30 Days started yesterday, my day for this hop is April 20th, and I’ve got a great giveaway for you that day also. You will want to … Continue reading

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March 25, 2018
Easter Choo Choo Full Pattern & QQQ 2018 Winners from Seams To Be Sew

I apologize for not posting the winners and such before now, I’ve been trying to finish up the Easter Choo Choo full pattern so I could announce those winners also. All winners have now been announced for Quilt Qwazy Queens … Continue reading

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March 23, 2018
Reminder: Make Like a Boss with Melissa Fehr is next week! from The Village Haberdashery

Reminder! Our March Make Like a Boss event with Melissa Fehr of Fehr of FehrTrade Patterns is next week! Melissa designs activewear sewing patterns for her brand and is the author of the new book Sew Your Own Activewear. We’ll be chatting to her about how she created a business out of her passions for distance running and sewing, how she’s established herself as an expert in her niche market – even becoming a consultant on Great British Sewing Bee! – and her new book. RSVP here.

Melissa Fehr

Plus, save the date for future events!

In April, we’ll be chatting ...

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March 21, 2018
Quilt Qwazy Queens Final Day 05 … from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the final day of Quilt Qwazy Queens and other than announcing todays The Fat Quarter Shop and Quilters Dream winner which will be tomorrow, I must say it has been a lot of fun to see everyone’s projects, … Continue reading

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Quilt Qwazy Queens – My Day On The Hop… from Seams To Be Sew

I’ve talked about this project for weeks now… and while it’s not quite finished or as finished as I’d like, I have enough done that you can at least see it and see the layout and such. This project stems … Continue reading

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March 20, 2018
Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 04 … from Seams To Be Sew

Well I am a bit late posting today, my apologies for that. I didn’t get the Aurifil drawing done, but it is posted below with the Studio 180 winner. I had a very busy day yesterday, I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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March 19, 2018
Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 03 … from Seams To Be Sew

We are into day 03 with just two more days to go of Quilt Qwazy Queens. If your going to comment today, tell me what you did for Worldwide Quilting Day? Did you visit your local quilt shop? Make something … Continue reading

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March 16, 2018
Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 02 … from Seams To Be Sew

Wasn’t yesterday fun!! I know I enjoyed visiting the blogs and seeing what the other bloggers are up to and even seeing how many UFOs they have is fun. While I know I have a few, I am definitely behind … Continue reading

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March 15, 2018
Quilt Qwazy Queen’s Day 01 …. from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the first of 5 days of Fun, Fun, and more Fun!!! Quilt Qwazy Queens is held each year to honor Worldwide Quilting Day. You’ll want to visit each blog, comment, enter the giveaways, and then stop here daily … Continue reading

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March 14, 2018
Quilt Qwazy Queens Starts Thursday, Come See The Giveaways!!! from Seams To Be Sew

I am very excited about the start of this blog hop on Thursday. It marks the third year in a row that we’ve celebrated Quilt Qwazy Queens during Worldwide Quilting Day. I love that this event is held each year … Continue reading

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March 9, 2018
Children’s Art Show deadline extended to tomorrow! from The Village Haberdashery

We are so excited about our children’s art show! The artwork we have been receiving is so creative and amazing, we can’t wait to display it in our lobby at West Hampstead Square! We just wanted to post a last minute reminder and extend the deadline to tomorrow – Saturday – to give you and your kiddos all one more weekend day to create something. Plus, we’ll do a free craft table in the shop on Saturday to make it super easy to get involved!

Children's Art Show at West Hampstead Square


All of the details are in our original post but feel free to get ...

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March 8, 2018
Small, Smaller, Smallest …. Arrives Today At Seams To Be Sew… from Seams To Be Sew

So, it’s my day for this fun hop by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. When she first announced this, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had been thinking of what I could do for St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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March 6, 2018
Mother’s Day at The Village Haberdashery from The Village Haberdashery

On Mother’s Day we’ll be celebrating all the mums with prosecco, cake and a free paper flower making table at our West Hampstead shop! Drop in any time between 11am – 5pm to sip a glass of bubbly, relax and play with all of our beautiful paper flower supplies. Bring your kids, bring your mum…stay an hour, stay all day! It’s going to be lovely!

And before you ask, it is totally okay to come if you’re not a mum. Paper flower making for everyone!

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March 5, 2018
It’s An Exciting Week At Seams To Be Sew… from Seams To Be Sew

This is a fun week with lots of surprises coming… Not just for this blog, but for the Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop, which is starting today over at Just Let Me Quilt. My friend Carol has started doing hops … Continue reading

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February 27, 2018
QuiltCon: Quilt Show {Part II} from Factotum of Arts

The best story I have of QuiltCon, was meeting a young boy (around 10-11?) who had won third place in the Youth category. He was with his mum and dad. Other than the fact the boy had won, all three of them had a quilt in the show. It was so heart-warming that they all had this love for quilting.

So, yesterday we talked about the use of solids (trend #1), and texture (trend #2). Ok, so the quilts and other trends that I saw continues today….

3. Use of Prints

One of the biggest surprises to me, was the ...

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QuiltCon: Quilt Show {Part I} from Factotum of Arts

I had the delight of attending QuiltCon last week. It was an amazing experience (as always). I was lucky enough to have a quilt in the show (San Francisco Bustle, QoM). My room-mate, Laura, made me a matching bag. How cute is that!! I love it.


Over a couple of posts, I want to share with you all some of the quilts and trends I saw at the show. Let’s start with a common trend of QuiltCons past, which continued in this show. Here are some of my favorite quilts made with mostly solid fabrics.


Splinter, Daniela O’Connell ...

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February 26, 2018
Make Like a Boss with Helen Kemp of Just Got Made is Wednesday! from The Village Haberdashery

Make Like a Boss is on Wednesday and I am so excited to get to chat to Helen Kemp, the founder of Just Got Made! Just Got Made is an organisation that makes it easy for designers, makers, manufacturers, suppliers and maker facilities to connect and start making products together. 
We’ll be talking to Helen about how she turned the idea of connecting the maker community into a business, her advice for entrepreneurs that want to start manufacturing products and how her new baby has changed how she works. RSVP here.

Helen Kemp

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February 23, 2018
Announcing our Children’s Art Show! from The Village Haberdashery

We are so excited to announce that we’re organising a children’s art show for our lobby at West Hampstead Square! If you’ve visited our shop you know we’re working hard to bring some colour and character to the space with our rainbow wall. I thought that creating a gallery wall of artwork by local kids would fill the (rather boring) stairwell with creativity and life as you climb the stairs to our shop!

If you have a creative kid and want to get involved, read on! We’re moving fast on this and the submission deadline ...

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