long-arm quilting Reading Berkshire











Here is a quick peak at the first block !

Wonderful Dutch Heritage Fabrics.

You can now sign-up now !

1st part shipping in January 2016.

I am pleased to announce that, after a very successful Mystery Quilt BOM 2015, I am now offering the NEW Quiltmania Mystery Quilt 2016 BOM kits in the UK.  The Mystery Quilt BOM starts in January 2016. The Kit will be provided in a total of 6 parts, supplied every two months. You will need to purchase the Quiltmania Magazine to get the pattern and instructions to go alongside each part. I can provide the magazine with the kit.

The quilt is designed by Petra Prins and is made from the Dutch Heritage collection of fabrics by Petra Prins and Nel Kooiman.

The Mystery Quilt 2016 includes three exclusive fabric designs which will ONLY be available as part of the kit. 

Kits will be limited so if you want to sign-up click here to find out how to sign-up



A Bountiful Life - NEW BOM Starting January 2016

Click on the picture to find out more

New Artisan Apron Multi-sized Pattern

After great success selling this pattern at the West Country Quilt Show in Bristol recently I am pleased to add this great multi-sized artisan apron pattern to my webstie. Take a look by clicking on the pictures.


New Range Eliza's Indigo

Take a look at this new range from Moda Fabrics by Betsy Chutchian called Eliza's Indigo.

New Barbados range - Andover Fabrics

I have a new range of fabrics in from The Modern Quilt Studio for Andover Fabrics called BARBADOS.

We are the ONLY shop in the UK who is stocking this range ! 

I also have an introductory offer for you - a bundle of 16 fat quarters for £45 (one of each in the range).

Take a look here! 

New Patterns

Continuing the success of Beth Studley's project basket pattern, I am now offering her fun to make STORAGE PODS and PUMPKIN BASKET patterns.

New BOM available- SIGN UP NOW !


LIMITED PLACES LEFT - Hurry if you want to join.

A new modern style block of the month.

It will run over 12 months.

If you are interested  CLICK ON THE PICTURE to get more details and download the sign-up form.

Alternatively contact me for more details: 

karen@therunningchicken.co.uk or phone: +44(0)118 9424085

Cloverdale House by Di Ford - selling out !

My Long-arm Quilting Services

I am based in Reading, Berkshire, UK and have been providing professional long-arm quilting services for over 9 years.  

I offer edge to edge quilting, custom quilting, basting (for hand quilters) and binding services.

For some customers I have been able to repair & revive an old, tired or vintage patchwork top or quilt. 

Take a look at 'My Quilting Services'  tab at the top of this page.

Gardenvale fabric range by Jen Kingwell - selling out

Jen Kingwell's first fabrics range for Moda - GARDENVALE.  Click on the picture to have a look.


Great fun & popular patterns


Bring Me Flowers and My Small World are exciting new quilt pattern books by Jen Kingwell from Amitie Textiles, Australia. I have these patterns in stock now ! 

Gypsy WifeGreen Tea & Sweet Beans  and Circle Game also by Jen Kingwell


     gypsy Wife pattern Jen Kingwell       green tea and sweet beans pattern Jen Kingwell       


You can order by phone or click & collect for local customers

Simply contact me through the 'contact page' on my site or phone me +44 (0) 118 9424085. 

Click & collect: - You can order through my on-line shop and save the postage by choosing the 'collect in store' shipping option then call me to arrange to collect your order. 



My on-line store is not yet set up for automatic shipping internationally (outside to UK).

I CAN STILL SHIP WORLDWIDE. Just add items to your cart and contact me. I will raise a Paypal invoice and you can pay by credit / debit card or with your Paypal account.

If you wish to order from a country outside the UK, please email me, call me or use the contact form to let me know what you want to buy. I can invoice you through PayPal or you can pay over the phone. Call me on +44 (0)118 9424085.

Purley-on-Thames Quilt Group - Open to all

New comers very welcome - beginners & experienced.

2nd & 4th Friday each month.

If you are a beginner we can help you get going. Come and join us ! 

Next meeting 

Friday 11th December 2015 (Lots of projects to make)

(starting at 10.00 until 3.00)




If you are interested in attending classes for patchwork and quilting please contact me - using the contact form on this site or email karen@therunningchicken.co.uk - I am collecting ideas for a schedule of classes I would like to set up during 2015. Let me know what you would like to include in the class and what level of expertise you want the class aimed at. Also let me know which days of the week are best for you.


Quick Curve Ruler



Quick Curve ruler

My Own Designs

Focus On Applique by Irene Blanck

Another new book from Quiltmania - Focus on Appliqe by Irene Blanck.

Irene is Australian, and she is absolutely passionate about appliqué. Whether it be reinterpretations of vintage motifs, entirely reimagined by means of a fresh fabric palette, or classic creations, this book contains 16 appliqué marvels at once elegant and radiant.

Take a look inside ---> 

New 2nd Class UK Postage Option

Lower shipping costs with 2nd class option for all UK mainland orders

Select 2nd class at checkout and save money !

Also FREE shipping to mainland UK addresses for orders 

£75 and over

Need help with ordering on-line?

If you need help to complete your order on-line, please call me on 0118 9424085 or email me.

Hunter Star & Lemoyne Star Rulers

The Hunter Star Rulers back in stock! 

rapid fire hunter star ruler petite studio 180 designs     

Hunter Star Ruler   


Hiodden Treasures by Deb Tucker

rapid fire lemoyne star ruler studio 180 designs   

Lemoyne Star Ruler     

 See my other fun rulers - click here

They make sewing stars and curves easier than traditional methods. 



  • Subscribe

  • Enter your email below

Jen Kingwell's new book

Jen Kingwell's first quilt book


Jen is the quilt designer from Australia's Amitie Textiles. Jen designed the  GREEN TEA & SWEET BEANS and GYPSY WIFE patterns which have been very popular.

so click on the picture to order now !



New Quiltmania Magazines & Books !

 SIMPLY VINTAGE spring 2015 in stock


New Quiltmania books now in stock. New York Beauty.

   Take a look inside---->  



Apliquick - applique tools

Makes applique fast and easy !! 


Millefiori Quilts 2 By Willyne Hammerstein

After the international success of her first book, Willyne has continued to pursue her extraordinary exploration of fussy cutting and her meticulous work in intricate creations. The result is absolutely spectacular and the thousands of fans who have already succumbed to the famous Passacaglia will discover new challenges here!

Take a look inside ---->

I can provide english paper pieces to accompany this book. Contact me by email if you are interested. karen@therunningchicken.co.uk

Les Fantaisies quiltées et brodées

New Super Sidekick Ruler

See the latest ruler in the Jaybird Quilts family of rulers - the SUPER SIDEKICK ruler. It is the bigger version of the Sidekcik ruler. It cuts diamonds, triangles and half triangles in 8 different sizes from 1" to 8"  finished.

Glimmer is a new pattern designed for the Super Sidekik Ruler. 



Hex-N-More & Sidekick rulers by Jaybird Quilts

The Hex-N-More Ruler can make four different shapes in four different sizes - Hexagons, Half Hexagons, Triangles and Jewels. The Sidekick Ruler can make three different shapes in four different sizes - Diamonds, Triangles and Half Triangles.

hex n more ruler jaybird quilts                   sidekick ruler jaybird quilts

                        Hex-N-More Ruler                     Sidekick Ruler


Quiltmania Books

I stock a range of Quiltmania books

di ford primarily quilts