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Plus Bake Off's Mel Giedroyc takes to quilting

By Charlotte Runcie   May 2020

Mel Giedroyc (of Bake Off fame) and co-presenter Andy Bush are making a patchwork quilt using fabric and squares donated by listeners and guests. Photo: Acast

Mel Giedroyc is Quilting, Mel Giedroyc and Andy Bush 

This is a slightly bizarre subject for a podcast—it’s pretty much just listening to two people slowly make a quilt—but it is wonderfully soothing. Mel Giedroyc (of Bake Off fame) and co-presenter Andy Bush are making a patchwork quilt using fabric and squares donated by listeners and guests, who tell stories they want to weave into the quilt. There’s chat, silliness, a bit of Giedroyc’s beloved innuendo, and the gentle sound of scissors snipping through fabric.   

The Secret Life of Prisons, Prison Radio Association and the Prison Reform Trust  

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