Author Archives: The Proof Angel

About The Proof Angel

I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.

Tips for sewing better collars

Collars are important. Not only are they one of the main features in garment design, setting the feel of the garment, but also people tend to focus on them, as they are so near your face. You cannot afford to … Continue reading

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Sampler quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

If you look on Pinterest, you will find all manner of designs for sampler quilts. A sampler gives you the chance to explore a range of blocks and sew them together into a finished quilt, or a cushion if you … Continue reading

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Review of Patterntrace Swedish Tracing Paper

I like the look of this stuff. Tracing paper on a roll, which stays flat when unrolled (which has to be a plus if it is true), and is strong enough to sew together to check the pattern works. My … Continue reading

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Birds at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Today’s collection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is about birds. Those who follow this blog regularly will not be surprised to see several peacocks here. Well, I can’t help it if … Continue reading

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Quilting taking centre stage at the Festival of Quilts 2019

An awful lot is written about patchwork, but sometimes the quilting is the most important part of the design. These pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham show what a difference it can make. … Continue reading

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Disappearing nine patch with a difference

Have you tried dissappearing nine patch quilt blocks? The basic idea is you make a nine patch block by sewing squares of fabric into three rows of three squares each, so there are nine squares in your square block (hence … Continue reading

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Useful books

Now here is a good idea for a website. Interview a series of people who really know their subject, and ask them about their 5 favourite books on a subject. Except couldn’t really find anything arty or crafty on the … Continue reading

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Maps at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I think this has to be my favourite quilt tjhat I’ve seen for a long time. Yes, it really is a map of the world made out of log cabin patchwork. And the map of the London Underground, with all … Continue reading

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Bright quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Well, after some dithering about whether it was really worth the long drive, last week I went to the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It has taken me nearly a week to sort out the … Continue reading

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Tapestry maps

I love this picture. I like the subtle vegetable colours, and the little towns and villages. I also love that it is a tapestry. Yes, someone has woven it. And this map of Oxfordshire isn’t the only one, either. Read … Continue reading

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