Wreaths with Gail Penberthy
If you are looking for Easter decoration inspiration, look no further than the talented Gail Penberthy. In this video, she shows you wreaths for all occasions and events. Gail shows you just how easy they are to make. They are great for using up scraps of colour coordinated fabric or just completely random fabrics. Gail also sometimes adds in organza and a bit of glitz – anything goes really. Get the children involved too as the strips are just tied onto the wire floral wreath base. Watch Now+
Block Printing to make cards with Tess Grace from The Arty Crafty Place
This week Tess Grace from the Arty Crafty place demonstrates two colour block printing of cards. For this technique she recommends using water based acrylic paints and printing on a single side of the card for bright sharp images. What a lovely idea for some Easter cards perhaps. Watch More+
BOOK OF THE MONTH: The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqué by Linda Seward
Our Book of the Month for April is The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqué by Linda Seward. This seminal reference guide remains the go-to masterwork for crafters. You will find hundreds of patchwork, appliqué and quilting techniques explained clearly and simply. 1,000 step-by-step illustrations, patterns and templates explain everything. The book also contains glossaries of terms, making this perfect for both beginner and expert.
PLUS it comes with FREE shipping in the UK for the month of April 2022. Buy Now +
Tudor Rose table runner project with Nancy Adamek
Nancy Adamek designed a stunning Tudor Rose EPP table runner for us. In this video you can enjoy learning about this lovely table runner project from the queen of English Paper Piecing as she chats to Valerie Nesbitt about it. Nancy will be sharing the ‘how to make one yourself’ with us over a series of workshops. Watch Now +
Tudor Rose Table Runner – Part 1 -with Nancy Adamek
In this first part of her workshop Nancy takes the 45 degree jewel and sews it around an octagon to create the star. She takes you through many aspects including the type of fabric she has chosen, talks about fussy cutting centres and jewel shapes, the paper piecing process, seam allowances, threading your needle (and getting it right first time) and how to work the pieces together in the right sequence. A very comprehensive workshop – and this is only part 1! Watch Now+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Jubilee Pin Cushion Kit from Creative Quilting
Mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, The Queen, this year with a regal inspired pincushion kit from Creative Quilting! With the Jubilee fast approaching our Product of the Month is a fun project to make for you or a friend to remember the celebrations. The pincushion finishes approx 4″ x 3″ and has red on the back of it. The kit includes all the fabrics, wadding and a template. (The London Revival background fabric is not included but is available separately by visiting Creative Quilting- click here.
As our Product of the Month, it comes with free P&P in the UK for the month of April 2022. Buy Now+
Clear Vinyl Appliqué with SallieAnn Harrison
In this workshop, Sallieann Harrison gets excited about her voyage of discovery, using clear vinyl appliqué in two different projects. Sallieann discusses making her quilted cherry tub pattern with window flower appliqué using a cut away method. The second project then uses appliqué hearts to embellish the clear vinyl pocket on the pouch. Watch Now +
What’s coming up in April
This month, with Easter nearly upon us we’ve got some Easter themed videos alongside a variety of fabulous crafting ideas for your inspiration. Tutors featuring their work this month include : Daphne Morris, Gail Penberthy, Jennie Rayment, Kate Findlay, Lorna Bateman, Nancy Adamek, Paula Doyle, Sallieann Harrison, Tess Grace, Valerie Nesbitt, Vendulka Battais
Don’t forget, we have new videos on justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber with full access from only £5 a month. Learn More+
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway is this delightful quilt pattern from Paula Doyle. This quilt is based on the humble 9-patch and uses clever colour placement to create the woven effect. Paula also uses 2″ thangles to create the simple half-square triangles for the border. Paula suggests 8 fabrics plus the background. The pattern comes complete with drawings and labels for all your blocks PLUS instructions for 2 co-ordinating cushions. If you don’t want to make the quilt quite so big (70″ square)- just make less blocks! To enter the competition just send
an email entitled HARMONY to
The competition closes 30th April 2022.
You can also enjoy Paula’s Homespun Harmony workshop by clicking here.
European Patchwork Meeting 2022, Alsace with ECT Travel
Thursday 15th September – Sunday 18th September 2022