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Tip 1: You Can Create Amazing Designs with Patchwork and it is very calming too!

Great Tips From Rachel Dodds

Here are a few little ideas that will help with any patchwork sewing that you do.

-Use spray starch on your fabric – this helps to stop the edges stretching and ruining your piecing.
-Use a special 1/4 inch patchwork foot for your sewing machine to give accurate seams.
-Sit comfortably at your machine – check your position regularly to ensure you are not compromising your shoulders or back.


-Play some tunes you love to listen to – this is great for mindful sewing – getting in the zone!


-If you get one or two problems- try and fix them- if you get anymore – get up and walk away from the machine – go and do something else. When you feel like you want to start again – re thread your machine and 9 times out of 10, all the issues you were having will be gone.

Patch and Sew

Patch and Sew is a dedicated fabric and haberdashery supplier. We are based in ” Market Harborough ” in Leicestershire. We stock cotton fabrics for patchwork, dressmaking and crafts. Together with needles, threads and other sewing accessories. We also stock lovely ribbons, bias bindings and buttons.

Tip 2: Ask your Angels to Guide You To Create

Meet my Guardian Angel, Lucy. I help people connect with their Guardian Angels. Our angels have always been with us and want to help us. BUT, we need to ask them for help. Make it a point to ask for whatever you need. Children under 6 are more open to meeting their angels than older children and adults. Ask your child to describe their angel, or to color their angel, or what their angel feels like.
Let them know that whatever shows up is perfect. (This is a lot harder for adults and older children and that is why my work resonates with so many people.)

The best way to find out your angel’s name is to get quiet and ask. When I asked my angel her name, I heard Bbbbb, and I said “what?” Then I clearly heard, “you can’t pronounce my name in your language, call me Lucy.” So trust the name that comes to you.

If you or your child worry a lot, ask your angel to take care of whatever you are worried about and know you are in good hands. I truly wish that I had connected with my angels when I was younger. How wonderful it would be to not have wasted so much time on worrying.

Barbara Civin Patterson

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Tip 3: Drawing  and painting can be very calming:

  • IMPROVED CREATIVITY. Painting and drawing would obviously make use of one’s imagination…
  • IMPROVED MEMORY. On the other hand, the health benefits of painting and drawing are also enjoyed by those who experience illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease…
  • IMPROVED COMMUNICATION SKILLS…
  • IMPROVED PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS.

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Painting And Drawing

Painting and drawing are two very enjoyable activities. As creative outputs, these are fairly easy to do and wouldn’t require very expensive tools. One can simply have a pencil or paintbrush and a notebook to begin making artworks.

Drawing Bootcamp on JAM

JAM’s Drawing course for kids 8 and up. Get started drawing or grow your talent by learning the creative process of a pro illustrator. Jammers will build a portfolio and host an art gallery show.

Tip 4: Learn how to program through special apps and devices.

Below are some great tips.

Coding for Kids

Tynker makes it fun and easy to learn computer programming. Get started today with Tynker’s easy-to-learn, visual programming course designed for young learners in 4th through 8th grades.

Sphero | Unlocking the true potential of play

Based in Boulder, CO, Sphero fuses physical robotic toys, digital apps, and entertainment experiences to unlock the true potential of play and inspire tomorrow’s creators.

Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds is a new app for iPad that teaches you to write Swift code in a fun, interactive way. Learn the code developers use to build apps.

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