Just a little Witter…. on YouTube!!!!

Helloo… As I have closed the ‘Cupboard’ for classes and workshops for the forseeable future I decided to set up a YouTube Channel so I could bring you some Witterings from the ‘Cupboard. I wanted to keep in touch with my lovely customers and friends and hopefully I will gain some new ones. I am hoping you will join me in making a ‘Wittering Quilt’ made from scraps of fabrics you have at home.

My first Witter video was uploaded on Youtube on the 18th March and I have since added three more, all with a different block idea!!

If you like my vidoe on Youtube, please click the thumbs up and subscribe to my channel.

Happy Day Everyone!!! x🌼

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Update due to present circumstances….

I’ll be working from The Therapy Cupboard from tomorrow for the next while.
Anyone who wants and feels an essential visit for a quick purchase are welcome to come, (please contact me first)…… BUT I ask you to consider others and the Government guidance we now have in place, where have you been? Who have you been with? Wash your hands, I’ll clean surfaces, handles etc.
I’ll reconsider this plan constantly as things develop.

If you are local and in need of supplies but self isolating for whatever reason, please message or call me, I’ll take photos of stock items for you to consider & purchase, I’ll then deliver locally (#wadebridge #bodmin #padstow etc) or post as long as I’m able.

#patchwork #patterns are available on my website www.abbieanne.com
In #thetherapycupboard I have a full range of #fabric and #haberdashery , #threads #embroidery threads, #stylvil #calico #stabilizer , #bondaweb #wadding , felt, #beads , if in doubt ask the question, I have a big cupboard!!

I’d also just like to say, I appreciate your support.
I’m just Me.
It’s taken many years of hard work and silliness to build my Cupboard Life. I’m going to do everything I can to continue, but like many, these are very uncertain times. All of us small businesses should be appreciating your support just now, we rely on you…..
I thank you.

…..Anyway, enough if that!! I shall make myself busy with new designs and will be finishing the next #mysteryquilt BOM ready for kick off in June/July….. it’s a very different design for me, with lots of lushoius #tildafabric !

I’m also going to be bringing you mini videos 😳 (hopefully daily!!) ‘Ramblings in The Therapy Cupboard’ 🤪…… watch this space!!! Me thinks they’re going to be a bit different to the norm…… at least while I figure out what the hell I’m doing!! 😂👍🏻

Obviously if things change for me personally I’ll be shouting very loudly!

I’ll update daily. If in doubt please ask the question. 07940133116

Wishing you all good health and loadsa creativity!!!
Abbie xxx

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Great start to March with some Wonderful Makes!!!

Some wonderful moments from the Cupboard this week…. visitations from Gloucestershire with hexi’s, the first Double Snuggle finish from New Zealand, Margs circle/donuts/stars all by hand, Lynnes Beach Huts, Wendy’s Deco Cushions and so much many more I’ve not added!!!

Thank you One and All! x

If you would like to join in the fun, learn a new skill, take up an old one, or just to take time for yourself. Classes or drop in’s are flexible, contact me to work something out 🙂

Abbie xx

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Fun and laughter in the Therapy Cupboard!!

Evening treat!
Afternoon delight!

Look what’s coming up this month in the cupboard…..

As well as our regular Beginners hand and machine patchwork classes I will be holding several workshops in the cupbard too!

Daffs workshop! – Thursday 5th March

Come and join our fun workshop making a bright and cheerful Easter panel!
(Appliqué ‘Daffs!!’ will suit all capabilities.)
Places are limited so you’ll need to book asap!

Your requirement list for the day will be forwarded to you on receipt of your deposit. (Sorry, deposits are non-refundable if the place isn’t filled before the day)
£45 (Deposit of £15 required if not paying in full)

Embellishing Machine Sunflowers workshop!! – Friday 13th March

Do you have an embellisher and wonder what to do with it, or would just like to have a go??

This is a light hearted day, playing with technique whilst making Sunflowers.

Bring your own machine or use one of mine.

£50 for the day £10 if you require the wool roving and fabrics. (Deposit of £15 required if not paying in full)

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Double Snuggle – Sashings & Construction

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Designed by Abbie Searle – Finished size 67″ x 52″

I’m going to give you sizes and the order in which to join your sashings/border and blocks together.   Once you’ve done this you should have your completed quit top, obviously if you want to make any adjustments or addition that’s totally up to you, but whatever, I’d love to see photos of all completed projects please!!

I’m not going to give details of how to layer, quilt and bind, I’m going to assume you have the knowledge to do that for yourself.  Having said that, please do message me if you need advice.

If any of your blocks are the wrong size when you get to putting them together, do not worry!!!  Add a strip on, take a strip off, it’s what I’ve done with the original, it’s all good and becomes part of it!

Sashing measurements:   (including seam allowances) 

*** If you need to make joins in the length, don’t be worrying where they are, this is patchwork after all!

Numbers 1 – 4 = 2.5” x 15.5”

5 = 2.5” x 9.5”

6 = 2.5” x 20.5”

7 = 2.5” x 16.5”

8 = 2.5” x 32.5”

9 = 2.5” x 27.5”

10 = 2.5” x 14.5”

11 = 2.5” x 27.5”

12 = 2.5” x 59.5”

13 = 4.5” x 59.5”    (13 – 16 act as a border as well as sashings)

14 = 4.5” x 59.5”

15 = 4.5” x 52.5”

16 = 4.5” x 52.5”

Join the block Curves > sashing strip 1 > Stripes > sashing 2 > Lamp post > sashing 3 > Crazy > sashing 4 > Boat  = this will give you the top row ready  =  piece A

Join 9 Patch > sashing 5 > Log Cabin  = piece B

Join Flying Dodo’s > sashing 6 > Beach Huts  = piece C

Join sashing 7 to the right of piece C, then add Conch Shell to the right = piece D

Join sashing 8 above piece D, then join piece B above

Join sashing 9 to the right of (B/C/D)

Join Disappearing 9 patch to the right of (B/C/D) > sashing 11

Join sashing 10 to the bottom of Frames > Double Star below, join this to the right of sashing 11. 

This should give you another large piece of work.

Join the 2 piece of quilt top together with sashing 12 in-between.

Join sashings 13 & 14 to the top and bottom of your quilt top.

Join sashings 15 & 16 to the sides

Hopefully you’ve now got a complete quilt top ready to finish in whatever method you fancy!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this BOM make, I also hope you’ve all learned a few bits along the way.

Please please send me photos of your work!

Shout me if you need any further advice.

Abbie xxx

ps! Garden Blooms Mystery BOM has recently started, its not too late to join us!

pps!!! watch out for my next Mystery Quilt – ‘Itsy Bitsy’ I’ze busy making it ready for July launch.

AbbieAnne’s patterns are for your personal use only and are intended to inspire your creativity but may not be directly copied, sold, reproduced or taught for commercial gain. Copyright©2019 AbbieAnne.com.

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