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Thread: Hello from the UK

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    Hello from the UK

    Hi, I have just found this site. A long time quilter, I live in the East Midlands in a hamlet of about 100 houses just outside our local Market Town.

    My first quilt was made for my youngest daughter, a grandmothers flower garden, no one told me it was not the easiest quilt to start with.

    Some years later I started taking classes and have not stopped since. I do some commission work but mostly make things for a stall once a year just before Christmas.

    I have several UFO's which I keep saying I am going to finish, one is an Amish inspired one I started 8 years ago. It still is not finished......I also have a country quilt on the go and a couple more that need layering up and quilting. I have had to learn to machine quilt as I am developing arthritis in my hands and along with fibromyalgia I do have periods when I just cannot quilt.

    How do you finish off the binding on pot holders????? I used to used the same method as finishing the binding on a quilt, however I find working in the very small area on a pot holder very difficult and fiddly. I have been using a slightly different method recently.........but I am not really happy with that either.

    This is a quilt I made as a commission for a baby girls who was born earlier this month, Sun Bonnet Sue. The quilt was given to the baby by her aunt.

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Size:  234.0 KBWelcome from Ontario, Canada. A sweet Sue Bonnet Sue quilt! I bind my pot holder just like my quilts but instead of doing a seam in then, I use a little extra binding and use that to make the hanging loop. I will post a picture as soon as I take one.....I run the binding over the starting end and then straight stitch the rest of the way to the end of the binding. I then fold the extra to the back and anchor it with my tie tack stitch.
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    A warm welcome from the West Midlands! There is so much inspiration on this Board! Love your Sunbonnet Sue! Very pretty!
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    a warm welcome from western KY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK View Post
    A warm welcome from the West Midlands! There is so much inspiration on this Board! Love your Sunbonnet Sue! Very pretty!
    Hey someone else in the UK.....Hi............
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    Welcome from Spring, TX, USA. Sunbonnet sue is one of my favorite quilts. Love yours.

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    Welcome from Ireland.
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    Hello csarina welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Adrian, MI USA

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    Welcome to this board from S. Louisiana. Hugs

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hi and welcome from down under. My first patchwork and appliqué quilt was sun bonnet Sue ( known as Holly Hobby in the early '80s). I also did her in embroidery on white linen. I have a cluster of auto immune diseases including RA,Psoriatic Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis + others ) . I can appreciate your pain and being stopped from hand work ( and many other work and play activities). I am just starting again after being unable to do anything or 12 months. Hang in there and keep the hands going when ever you can.

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    welcome from se Texas
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    Welcome from Southern California!

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    Welcome from Illinois with family in the UK (Essex & Suffolk).
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    Welcome from the Cowichan Valley, British Columbia!

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    Hello and welcome from Australia.

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    Welcome from OHIO! Love your Sun Bonnet Sue quilt.
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    Welcome from northern California!!! love your quilt!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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