Kate Robinson

Wife, sister and daughter living in the UK. I am a self taught quilter and sewer with a serious fabric obsession. Seller of Moda Fabrics.

http://ahousefullofthread.etsy.com/

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And the Shortcake prettiness grows!
Only 48 9 patch blocks left to piece (or 432 2.5” Squares left to sew together)... **Apologies for the poor lighting, it’s such a miserable day here today!

Fabric is @katespain Paradiso, Horizon and Canyon with some @modafabrics Bella Solids mixed in.
Pattern by @cluckclucksew
#katespain #katespainfabric #horizonfabric #canyonfabric #paradisofabric #bellasolids #modafabric #modafabrics #showmethemoda #shortcakequilt #cluckclucksew #cluckclucksewpattern #ahousefullofthread

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I’m hoping to make some progress on this Shortcake Quilt today. @dibblistic requested a queen size, so 66 9 patches are on the cards next! This one will be so pretty when it’s all pieced!

Fabric is @katespain Paradiso, Horizon and Canyon with some @modafabrics Bella Solids mixed in.
Pattern by @cluckclucksew
#katespain #katespainfabric #horizonfabric #canyonfabric #paradisofabric #bellasolids #modafabric #modafabrics #showmethemoda #shortcakequilt #cluckclucksew #cluckclucksewpattern #ahousefullofthread

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Right January, let’s see what you bring!
#ahousefullofthread #quiltgoals2018 #monthlymarker

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year and hope that you aren’t feeling the January blues too hard!
So I thought it might be fun to write down some of my quilt goals for this year - some of these are WIPs and some are just wish lists. I’m hoping that this little list will keep me motivated! What’s on your list?
#quiltgoals2018
#ahousefullofthread #shortcakequilt #snippetsquilt #bouquetquilt #merrychristmasdarlingquilt #scraphappyquilt #patchworkskyquilt #patchworksky #takesthecakequilt #swissquilt #bonnieandcamille #cluckclucksew #thimbleblossoms #cottonway

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I needed a couple of quick projects and really wanted to sew something in The Good Life (I ❀️❀️❀️ this line!) so I made a @noodlehead531 Divided Basket and a @thesewingchick Thread Catcher. Both such fun projects, perfect for getting some of my sewjo back!

Fabric is Bonnie and Camille The Good Life and Moda Cross Weave in Black

#sewingchickthreadcatcher #bonnieandcamille #modafabric #modafabrics #noodleheadpatterns #dividedbasket #thegoodlifefabric #modacrossweave #ahousefullofthread

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So turns out my Hopscotch Quilt got a lot of love! Thank you all for the Insta love this year - I will try and post a little more next year!
#2017bestnine #hopscotchquilt #thimbleblossoms #bonnieandcamille #highfivequilt #pumpkinquilt #cluckclucksew #norwayquilt #swissquilt #ahousefullofthread

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Inspired by @alexandthemachine_x and my day at @fabrichq I will be making this fabric wreath at my church Youth Club with the children tomorrow - really excited to see what colour combos they come up with!
#modafabrics #modafabric #christmascrafts #makehq #fabrichq #ahousefullofthread

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Whoop! When my machine decides to behave again (see previous post) it’s going to be time to quilt this one up. All the 😍😍
(Sorry for the poor lighting, I blame the British Autumn πŸ‚!)
@thimbleblossoms
#thimbleblossoms #cottonway #12contestsbonnieandcamille @bonniecottonway #thegoodlifefabric #bonnieandcamille #modafabrics #modafabric #clambakemini #miniclambake #thimbleblossomsminis #ahousefullofthread

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Help!
When I stitch on my machine, my top thread is so loose that I can just pull it out (a problem that usually occurs on the back, not the front, if it occurs at all). I have:
1. Rethreaded my machine about 7 times
2. Rewound the bobbin
3. Played a bit with the tension (now back at the factory setting)
4. Tried new thread
Anyone have any other suggestions at all?
Many thanks in advance!

#bonnieandcamile #thimbleblossomsminis #clambakemini #miniclambake #ahousefullofthread #sewinghelpneeded #janome @janomeuk

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Quilting up this Buffalo Plaid Camper Van quilt for @shropshire_lass today. This is going to be going in her Camper Van β€œBetty” - it’s bloomin’ huge so should keep her nice and cozy on camping trips!

Pattern by @emptybobbin
#buffalocheckquilt #thebuffalocheckquilt #buffaloplaidquilt

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Could you help me lovely quilters of Instagram? How would you quilt this quilt?
It’s pretty big so I will struggle to get it under my machine so it will be going off to the quilters.
Do I go geometric (maybe a hexi design?) or something loopy as a nice contrast? Any pantograph patterns you think would look good?
@yomaryfons #whisperquilt #lowvolumequilt
#lowvolume #whiteonwhite #makower #makoweruk #hellobearfabrics #priorysquare #windhamfabrics #modafabrics #artgalleryfabrics #showmethemoda #agfstudio #lowvolumequilt #MaryFons #makeandlovequilts #redroosterfabrics #ahousefullofthread #hellobear @artgalleryfabrics

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So, apparently it has only been two and a half years since I first started this WIP, and a year and a half since I last worked on it 😳 Turns out I only have 9 rows to go and it is pretty simple sewing - time to bust this one out and get it off to the quilters πŸ’ͺπŸ‘Š
@yomaryfons #whisperquilt #lowvolumequilt
#lowvolume #whiteonwhite #makower #makoweruk #hellobearfabrics #priorysquare #windhamfabrics #modafabrics #artgalleryfabrics #showmethemoda #agfstudio #lowvolumequilt #MaryFons #makeandlovequilts #redroosterfabrics #ahousefullofthread #hellobear @artgalleryfabrics

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All the happy Mail today! First labels and then my Swell quilt came back from the quilters. I quilt most of my quilts on my home sewing machine, but I decided it was time to treat myself. @j_quilts has done such a fantastic job and I love the Modern Twist quilting 😍😍 Now to get this one bound and into my bed! β€’ Pattern is Swell by @thimbleblossoms β€’Fabric is Coney Island and Aloha Girl by @figtreeandco

#figtreeandco #alohagirlfabric #coneyislandfabric #thimbleblossoms #swellquilt #showmethemoda #modafabric #modafabrics #simplyretrobook #jquilts #janettechilver #longarmquilting #longarmquiltinguk #ahousefullofthread #happymail

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I am all kinds of excited right now as my @customlabels4u arrived from across the pond today πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ thank you so much Greg, I love them! Now to label all the things...
#customlabels4u #ahousefullofthread #bonnieandcamille #alittledaysail #labelallthethings

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I have the privilege of quilting this stunning quilt for @jorja_bourne - such a beauty!
#quilting #quilt #bargelloquilt #ahousefullofthread

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Straight line quilting and wishing I had a long arm!
This one is so soft and snuggly in @minickandsimpson Snowfall Wovens 😊
Pattern from @missouriquiltco and is called Double Slice - such a fun pattern!
#missouristarquiltco #doubleslicequilt #minickandsimpson #snowfallwovens #snowfallfabric #showmethemoda #modafabrics #modafabric #quilting #ahousefullofthread

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I love it when a friend uses a quilt that I make them - bonus points for picnics @mayhappinessbrewalways especially when they include an actual cheeseboard and wine 🍷 πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜β€οΈ .
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@lovequiltingmag #priorysquare #lovequiltingmag #katyjones @artgalleryfabrics #artgalleryfabrics #ahousefullofthread #nofilter #konasolids #quilt #quilting

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The time has come to get some new labels - I'm thinking woven this time, as these printed ones have faded πŸ˜• Has anyone got any recommendations or tips?
#bonnieandcamille #quilting #quiltlabel #modafabric #modafabrics #showmethemoda #ahousefullofthread

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Really I need a ladder to photograph this one, but I was so excited to share this one! I ❀️ it! Cannot wait to get this one quilted - any suggestions for quilting designs? I was thinking loops or rainbow fans... Also an big thank you to @sarahedgarprettyfabrics for getting the border fabric to me so quickly! β€’ Pattern is Swell by @thimbleblossoms β€’ Fabric is Aloha Girl and Coney Island by @figtreeandco
#figtreeandco #alohagirlfabric #coneyislandfabric #thimbleblossoms #swellquilt #showmethemoda #modafabric #modafabrics #simplyretrobook #ahousefullofthread

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Half pieced, more tomorrow. I'm falling hard for this one ☝️ ❀️😍 β€’ Pattern is Swell by @thimbleblossoms β€’ Fabric is Aloha Girl and Coney Island by @figtreeandco
#figtreeandco #alohagirlfabric #coneyislandfabric #thimbleblossoms #swellquilt #showmethemoda #modafabric #modafabrics #simplyretrobook #ahousefullofthread

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All laid out 😍😍 Developing a serious love for this one. ❀️ Now to sew it all up and think about some boarders. β€’ Pattern is Swell by @thimbleblossoms β€’ Fabric is Aloha Girl and Coney Island by @figtreeandco
#figtreeandco #alohagirlfabric #coneyislandfabric #thimbleblossoms #swellquilt #showmethemoda #modafabric #modafabrics #simplyretrobook #ahousefullofthread

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160 units later and I'm ready to start making some blocks - I'm SO glad I mixed these two gorgeous @figtreeandco lines 😍😍 really excited to get this one together! .
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Pattern is Swell by @thimbleblossoms .
Fabric is Aloha Girl and Coney Island by @figtreeandco .
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#figtreeandco #alohagirlfabric #coneyislandfabric #thimbleblossoms #showmethemoda #modafabric #modafabrics #simplyretrobook #ahousefullofthread #swellquilt

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I'm thinking of making a queen/king sized @thimbleblossoms Swell quilt. My question to you is should I mix these two @figtreeandco beauties together, or just stick to one line? Do you think they will gel together? Am I over thinking this?
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#thimbleblossoms #swellquilt #figtreeandco #simplyretrobook #alohagirlfabric #coneyislandfabric #quilting #ahousefullofthread

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Spiral quilting is complete (yay!) binding tomorrow. Now for ice cream 🍦 (if you feel like hearing the back story here, see my story today for some ramblings on this quilt!)
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Pattern by @zenchicmoda
Fabric is Spellbound by @urbanchiks
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#spellboundfabric #urbanchiks #urbanchiksfabric #prettylittledotquilt #prettylittledots #zenchic #quilt #quilting #showmethemoda #modafabric #modafabrics #ahousefullofthread

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I appear to be hoarding jelly rolls (this isn't even all of them 😳) so I was wondering if anyone had any jelly roll patterns that they would recommend? I'm debating whether to crack open the 3 B&C jelly rolls for a scrappy trip along quilt, but I'm not sure!! Help!
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#hazelwoodfabric #onecanoetwo #bonnieandcamille #scrumptiousfabric #vintagepicnicfabric #vintagemodernfabric #canyonfabric #horizonfabric #katespainfabric #pedalpushersfabric #pedalpushers #laurenandjessijung #bestdayeverfabric #modafabric #modafabrics #showmethemoda #quilting #jellyrolls #jellyroll #ahousefullofthread

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