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Sewing mends the soul.  ~Author Unknown

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Every Christmas I bring out the same old decorations I’ve had for years and years. Some have sentimental value of course, but last Christmas, equipped with my new sewing machine, I decided it was time for something colourful and different.

New to the art of quilting and keen to practice my skills, I made two very easy table runners (although the one above is actually on the windowsill!).

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Nothing technically difficult, but colourful and cheery for the festive season. And I’m pleased with my amateur efforts. Next Christmas I think I might try making some placemats and another tablerunner, this time for the dining table.

It’s always good to have something crafty to look forward to!


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