Easter Boxes with Gail Penberthy
There’s still time to make something fun and easy for Easter. These little gift boxes are a great way of using up scraps of fabric and wadding. Gail has based these lovely little boxes on Japanese folded patchwork. This means you have both sides covered at once. They are perfect for hiding a small gift or indeed an egg in Watch Now+
Cathedral Window patchwork with Vendulka Battais
How to block your knitting with Daphne Morris
Daphne Morris shows how blocking your knitting produces flatter garments and smoother seams. She shares with us those finishing techniques that give a knitted garment a smooth flatter look. Watch More+
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+
Tudor Rose Table Runner Part 2 Curved Pieces with Nancy Adamek
In Part 2 of Nancy’s comprehensive table runner series, English Paper Piecing star shapes are joined by Drunkards Path blocks which involves curved piecing. Watch Now +
If you would like the full pattern it’s available in our Shop. Learn More+
How to use the EZ Quilting Double Wedding Ring template with Jennie Rayment
In this free workshop, Jennie shows you how to use this template using the rotary cutter for accurate patchwork pieces. it’s a classic patchwork design and a great scrap design too. She talks you through your colour choice, seam allowance and the pinning and sewing sequence Watch Now +
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 +
What’s coming up in April
So much to catch up with this month on the site – have you checked out this month’s trailer to see what you are missing? and some great last minute Easter ideas. 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
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Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
If you have a paid subscription to the site, don’t forget to enter our April giveaway which 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.
** Save £25 – Early Bird Special ends this weekend**
A Quilting Weekend in Surrey, October 2022
Slice up a Circle with Angela Madden
15 – 16 October 2022
The Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa, Farnham, Surrey