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Bradford & Watling Make & Take

Bradford & Watling LogoOne of the Make & Take areas at the LQ&N Fair in Peterborough on Sunday 13th May will be hosted by quilting company Bradford & Watling.

Bradford & Watling is a brand new enterprise, a collaboration between good friends Emma Bradford and Josie Watling. Between them, the duo has more than 30 years’ quilting experience.

As you’ll see from the Make & Take (more about that below) and the Bradford & Watling stall, Emma and Josie are on a mission to make quilting convenient and accessible for all ability levels.

Kit in Tissue
the Jane instructions
The Jane Kit pieces
The Jane Close up Quilted
Sister's Choice Suffragette Block

They supply pre-cut quilt kits – designed and hand cut by them as well as beautifully packaged - in a range of difficulty levels, sizes and designs to suit everyone from beginners to advanced quilters.

The kits contain all of the pre-cut fabric needed to make a quilt top or smaller blocks for cushions, table runners or even bags. In addition, each kit includes detailed instructions and matching binding. This is a fantastic option if you dislike or find it difficult to use a rotary cutter.

All of the fabrics have been carefully colour matched. While some of the kit patterns are likely to stay the same, different colourways will be available throughout the year. For example, you can currently purchase blocks in the colours of the suffragette movement. Later in the year, a stunning poppy design will be available to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Bradford & Watling also offer a mix and match range of quilt blocks so that you can put together your own sampler quilt, as well as kits to make baby quilts and more.

The majority of kits from Bradford & Watling only require the use of a sewing machine and a pair of scissors so there is no need to invest in a lot of equipment if you are a beginner. And, as the kits are pre-cut, the smaller ones can be made in as little as an afternoon.


Make & Take your own quilt block

In the Make & Take area for Bradford & Watling, you’ll have the chance to make and take away a single quilting block for a special show price of £5 (usually priced at £7.50). Choose from one of three designs that can be made into cushions or for which more blocks can be purchased to make a quilt.

Emma and Josie will be running short demonstrations explaining what the kits are and how they can be used.

We’re delighted that Bradford & Watling have chosen the Makit LQ&N Fair as one of their first fairs to attend. We would like to wish them every success for the future.