Modern Laptop Cover with Helen Howes
Helen loves to create simple modern looking blocks and in this workshop has used another of her favourite things – Oakshott fabrics. She takes you through the simple steps of creating the pieced blocks; then adding some plain blocks and using integrated quilting to create her laptop cover. The project is then finished with simple binding and a velcro fastening. There is a free pattern available for all members and Paid subscribers Watch Now+
Wreaths with Gail Penberthy
Wreaths are for all occasions and events – from Christmas to christenings and with Easter just on the horizon, a great opportunity to decorate your home. All the elements are removable, so you could then just enjoy on it’s own.
In this video, Gail is surrounded by a variety of wreaths she has made and shows you just how easy they are to make, using up scraps of fabric which can be colour coordinated or just completely random.
She also sometimes adds in organza and a bit of glitz – anything goes really. And you could get the children involved too, since the strips are just tied onto the wire floral wreath base. Watch Now+
IF you’d like to purchase one of Gail’s Wreath patterns or see some of the others we have on the site click here.
Layer, quilt and bind – three simple words that appear at the end of most patterns – but how do you do it?
Now that you have finished adding borders and sashing to your quilt this video is an introduction and a beginners guide on how to turn a piece of patchwork into a quilt; Valerie talks about the things you need to do and also the options you need to think about: from wadding to layering , stabilising, thread, quilting and binding.Watch Now+
Special Offers for March 2019
Our Product of the Month for March is this very pretty Paris Romance Table Runner Kit designed by Nicola Whayman. The kit has been designed to be quick and easy. It uses the current Paris Romance range of fabrics and is exclusive to Creative Quilting
The kit comes complete with sufficient fabric for the top, backing, wadding and binding plus full instructions. It is made using half-square triangles with the help of the fast and accurate thangles method –
again full instructions are in the kit. Approx finished size is 12″ x 34″.
As our Product of the Month for March it comes with free P&P in the UK PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription Buy Now+
Our Book of the Month is Say it with a Stitch by Mandy Shaw. In this stunning new book you’ll find a giddying array of projects, sentiments and designs that you can mix and match to create irresistible stitcheries that speak a thousand words.
Inside you’ll find 10 complete projects with detailed step-by-step instructions and full size patterns and templates. Projects include a bag, wall hangings, cushion, hoopies, Mandy’s signature hanging hearts and a
stunning Say it with a Stitch centre piece quilt. So pick up your needle and Say it with a Stitch.
As it’s our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in March 2019 Buy Now+
If you think Pinwheels are too fiddly then you need to see how easy it is with this simple method by Karin.
Valerie takes you through Karin’s excellent technique from her book. No need to worry about your seam allowance – the trimming sorts that all out so great for beginners and advanced sewers alike.
And Valerie’s top tip is that you can use up your scraps/fabric stash and you can also create the borders at the same time as sewing up the blocks. Watch Now+
If you’ve enjoyed the video , you can purchase Karin’s book, Sew Simple Pinwheels in the Shop. The book is full of Karin’s step-by-step instructions to follow so that you can make quick pinwheels in new creative designs.
This is a fabulous new technique that binds your quilt in just 30 minutes and can slash your stash of 5″ and 10″ squares with very little waste. More Info+
If you’d like to see Karin’s other products in the Shop, just click here
What’s coming up in March
Still another 3 Fridays to come this month with new videos – Catch up with what’s new this month in our latest trailer Watch Now+
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 £7 a month. Learn More +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
Have you entered this month’s competition for paid subscribers – this gorgeous Cat-itude panel by Bernatex. The panel comes with either a white background or a black background and is approx 24 x 42″ (60 x 112cm). So there will 2 lucky winners this month.
To enter, just send an email entitled CATITUDE to
The competition will close 31st March 2019.
Website tips – Free patterns and workshop notes for Paid Subscribers
If you are a Paid subscriber we have popped free workshop notes and patterns into one section for you now. All you have to do to find them is:
- go to the Shop and use the filter on the left side of the screen.
- Under ‘Product
Type’ – tick ‘Patterns & Workshop Notes’
- Then under ‘Availability’ tick ‘FREE for Paid Subscribers’
Don’t worry though, you will also find the Workshop notes in the text under the videos as you did before, on the old website.
A beginners guide to help with those three little words – layer , quilt and bind. Watch
In this video Gail shows you a variety of wreaths she has made for special occasions and events. Watch Now+
This is such a great technique – quick, easy and fast ; brilliant for beginners. Watch
We wander round the West Country Quilt Show with Valerie Nesbitt acting as our guide.Watch Now+
Two simple borders and your quilt top will be done .Watch Now+
This delightful block was originally designed by Lynne Goldsworthy and is a lovely mixture of modern and traditional. Watch Now+
Carolyn loves making quilts and quilts one block at a time and her quilts aren’t all traditional samplers either.Watch Now+
These lovely pets are knitted! and there is a chicken and egg you could enjoy too. together with free downloadable patterns. Watch Now+