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Christmas Indulgence 6

AnneWilliams

Anne Williams has got her card all planned out:

For the background of a handmade Christmas card I would use the gorgeous Celebes from the Colourshott range. This shimmering light blue fabric would create a wonderful snowy backdrop, the perfect foil for a festive design.

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Wonder if Santa is listening?

My favourite tool, and one I always have close by when either hand or machine sewing, is That Purple Thang, an approximately 6in long plastic ‘purple thang’! One end is flattened into a 1/4in square, which is useful for checking your seam allowance as you stitch and also for holding seams in place as you feed patches through the machine; the other end has a rounded point, which is ideal for pushing, prodding, poking, stuffing… At under £5, perhaps whoever is putting the presents under my tree would like to give me the gift of a never-ending supply…

Christmas Indulgence 5

Rita of Red Pepper Quilts from down under is going traditional with a light twist:

Colourshott 24 Zinnia – fits in with a green/red Christmas theme but will still contrast with: a darker “tree” green, white for snow and red for Santa.

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As for her sewing tool, anybody else discovered the pain free world of basting?

I’ve misplaced my Kwik Klip basting tool so I would love to see this under the Christmas tree. I pin baste my quilts and this tool is handy for closing pins effortlessly, no more sore fingers.

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Over there amongst the Canadian snows (we assume!) Deborah Kemball has gone for a deep, warm colour:

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I would choose the Midnight Blue as a background for a handmade card because the Campion red and Zinnia green I would use for the motifs would shine against this deepest darkest blue.

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As for a sewing tool – a needle threader for aging eyes!

Hope you get your wish Deborah.

Christmas Indulgence 2

Our second respondent is Leanne of She Can Quilt who said:

If I were making a card with Oakshotts, I would probably pick either Bizzie Lizzie or Lichen as the background. I tend to like jazzier colours for the holidays.

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As for a sewing tool, all I really want is more fabric. I always love beautifully crafted scissors or hand made sewing notions too, but the truth is I am well set up.

and who doesn’t share those feelings?

Christmas Indulgence 1

We asked some of our fabulous designers to tell us:

  1. which colour from Oakshott Fabrics they would choose as the background to a handmade Christmas card;
  2. and what sewing tool they would like to find under their Christmas tree.

So here’s the first response from Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts

LynneGoldsworthyFor her background she would use: Colourshott white sand because it’s the perfect background colour – soft and warm – and it lets the other colours shine.”

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And we hope that she finds under her Christmas tree, “A rotating cutting mat – something I’ve never treated myself to but perfect for trimming small blocks!”