Lucy shares what you will learn by watching her Makers Studio episode. You’ll see how to use foundation paper piecing with freezer paper to create a simple shape that you can multiply, play with, and experiment with colour. Then make these small pieces into a full quilt or use them to make a small, quilted object. Watch Now+
Book of the Month August 2023: Twenty to Make: Sewing with Scraps with Debbie von Grabler-Crozier
Our Book of the Month for August is Twenty to Make: Sewing with Scraps with Debbie von Grabler-Crozier. Learn how to stitch 20 stylish, fresh items from very small amounts of fabric.
An invaluable crash-course on key techniques is included at the beginning of the book, and every project includes clear step-by-step instructions and a stunning photograph of the finished design to inspire. There are
templates for particular projects provided at the back of the book, so you can sew your items with ease.
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In this episode of The Makers Studio, we meet quilter and artist: Lucy Engels, who inspires us with a colourful modern quilt design using a foundation paper piecing technique that she calls, “controlled improv.” We’ll also join industry experts: Jayne Brogan (Janome technical expert
and Regional Manager) and Linda Seward (quilting expert and author) for a round table chat about the finished project. Watch Now+
Product of the Month August 2023: Purple Tip Needles from Janome
Our Product of the Month for August is Purple Tip Needles from Janome.
The purple tip needle effectively prevents skipped stitches when sewing stretch fabrics, and quilt layers. Designed by Janome but it has a standard D needle fitting for all modern sewing machines. A must if you want trouble free sewing through layers such as fleece, binding or sewing on bag handles; also making your jelly roll rugs and camden bags which means you are sewing
through layers of wadding as well; and when using thicker quilting threads. Pkt of 5 needles perfect for using with fusible wadding projects. Will fit all standard sewing machines.
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Carolyn picks out one of her favourite templates to make this fun block. She demonstrates how to economically cut out using a strip of fabric with very little waste. Although the template is ideal for fussy cutting if you have a motif. A perfect block for practicing setting in skills on the machine or for easy hand sewing. Watch Now+
New! New! New! Free Motion Quilting and Finishing Weekend in Hampshire, September 2024
Spend the weekend with Anita Birtles learning free motion quilting and finishing techniques. Anita will take you through the set up for FMQ. Starting you off with a variety of designs that you will be practicing on 10” blocks and taking you through hints and tips for quilting your quilts. Book Now+
Machine Stitching Weekend in Hampshire, April 2024
Spend two days with Sarah Soward and Terry Summerfield of Pauline’s Patchwork creating amazing machine stitched projects. Over the weekend, you’ll have the chance to make a pocket purse, a draw string bag, and coiled bowl. Great for stash busting. Book Now+
Crazy Patchwork Weekend in Surrey, February 2024
Enjoy a weekend of Crazy Patchwork fun with justhands-on.tv Founder, Valerie Nesbitt.
You will be using Creative Grids Crazy templates (included in the course fee) to create your Crazy 6 or Crazy 8 blocks. These versatile templates make it easy to cut, easy to assemble and easy to sew accurate seams. Book Now+
QuiltCon 2024 – Raleigh, North Carolina with ECT Travel
Tuesday 20th – Wednesday 28th 2024
Hosted by The Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting event in the world. Our programme includes four full days to explore this hugely inspiring show, plus plenty of time to explore the vibrant city of Raleigh with its many quilting shops and a private tour of a fascinating collection of historic bedcoverings. Discover the tour and book your place!
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