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Katy Jane quilt

Katie Jane Quilt

This stunning quilt was designed by Lynne Goldworthy using the new Katie Jane fabric range from Makower. Valerie guides you through how to create this delightful two-block quilt; the two elements are the Dresden Plate applique block, and it’s circular centre, plus the scrappy strip pieced chain block. She also has a raft of her useful hints and tips to help you along. The templates are included in the downloaded pattern which is free to ALL members Watch Now+


Katie Jane

Product of the Month

To tie in with this video our product of the month in February is this fabulous Katie Jane Fat 1/4’s Fabric Bundle from Creative Quilting from the beautiful new range of fabrics designed by Makower. But better than that they are on special offer with:

6 fat 1/4’s for the price of 5.

The bundle also comes with free p&p in the UK for February PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription.  More Info +


Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 
Win a weekend away at our March Sewing Retreat

Are you a paid subscriber, have you entered this months’ AMAZING competition yet, to join us at for a sewing weekend with Gail Penberthy at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel , Cirencester (near Swindon) for you and a friend (could be non-sewing) on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018. For full details of the prize click here

If you are a paid subscriber Just send an email entitled Cotswold Water Park to The competition  will close 28th February. 



Tiger tiger

Tiger Tiger Table Mat

Sewing World Magazine had a special feature this month featuring and the Tiger Tiger Table mat, from the Helen Howes pattern for Oakshott Fabrics. The pattern from the magazine is available free to all members in our Show and Tell section Read Now+

If you need a little extra help, you can watch Valerie’s video. Watch Now +

And why not choose one of these lovely Oakshott fat 1/8th bundles in the shop for your own colour palette: Autumn , Metro, and Derwent


Moss Stitch

Moss Stitch with Rosee Woodland

Moss Stitch is a simple stitch to work and creates some lovely texture using a combination of knit and stitch stitches. You can incorporate it into any of your projects to add texture as it behaves very well, staying flat. For our Paid Subscribers, with knitting skills,  we have this delightful little project a Moss Hat (pictured here) designed by Sarah Hatton, which is free for you to download in the workshop notes section. (and we have plans to get Sarah in front of the cameras soon to help with this particular workshop). Watch now+

If you are a basic member this patterns is also available to buy in the shop Learn More+


Arena Madeira

Knit Away…

Alternatively, why not pack up your needles and wool and come and join Rosee and Sarah at our Knitting holiday retreat on the beautiful island of Madeira for 7 nights from 2-9 July 2018. We’ve teamed up with Arena Travel who have arranged for you to spend an incredible week at the 4-star Enotel Quinta Do Sol, polishing up your knitting skills during workshops and enjoying the company of your fellow knitters. You can find full details on the Arena website Learn More+ 

madeira Quilting

…or Quilt Away!

If you’re a quilter and you you’d like to head off to foreign climes in Madeira why not join Jennie Rayment and Angela Madden for a quilting holiday. Also in partnership with Arena Travel’s Stitchtopia, you’ll spend an incredible week at the 4-star Hotel Golden Residence for 7 nights from 9 – 16 November 2018.  

madeira Quilting

As Jennie told us: "What a wonderful week we will have in Madeira, you will revel in the wealth of fabric fun and fabrications plus enjoy the wonderful scenery of a beautiful island. Weather will be warm, as will the welcome by all. Knowing how good Malta was in 2017 and how much the students enjoyed themselves as did the tutors, Madeira will be an equally marvellous mix of enjoyable entertainment and a true learning experience." . Learn More+ 

As a little PS: – If you do have any questions about any of our retreats, eg disabled access, sewing maching hire, partner requests etc please do contact the team at 


Take Nine

Throwback Thursday

This month’s visit to our archives, sees Valerie Take Nine – Fat 1/4’s that is! This is a lovely design to use up those bundles of fabrics you couldn’t resist at the show/quilt shop. And no need to worry too much about the fabrics for this pattern – if your 9 fat 1/4’s look lovely together they will be great in the quilt. .Watch Now+




What’s coming up in the next 2 weeks

If you want to see what’s live on the site today and next week, then watch our latest trailer of the new videos. Watch Now+

Don’t forget, we have new videos on every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber withr full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +



Colliery Days from Six Penny Memories

Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for February is selling out very quickly – so you need to be quick if you want to snap up a copy. It’s called Colliery Days from Six Penny Memories and is a fabric project book with over 20 fresh and exciting projects including quilts, dolls, and cushions. from the Canny Keepsakes range. Don’t forget it’s at a special price, and comes with FREE p&p in the UK in February 2018. More Info+
See the Shop section below for the companion book by the same authors

Happy sewing
Valerie & Jennie

Pre cut club

Precut Club from Creative Quilting

Unique selections of Nickle Pack and Strip Roll

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New videos this month

Tote-ally Bags with Jennie Rayment

Tote-ally Bags with Jennie Rayment

This is a great idea from Jennie, where she incorporated the handles into the design, so no need to add them later.. Watch Now+

Moss Stitch with Rosee Woodland

Moss Stitch with Rosee Woodland

This is a simple stitch to work that creates some lovely texture using a combination of knit and stitch stitches.Watch Now+

Dyeing with a slow cooker with Angela Daymond

Dyeing with a slow cooker with Angela Daymond

You will never think of your jam jars and your slow cooker in the same way again! Angela shows you how easy it is to dye your own fabric in your own kitchen.. Watch Now+

TExtiles in Focus 2

Textiles in Focus (2013) – Part 2

More of our wanderings around this lovely exhibition. Watch Now+

Navajo Blanket Quilt - Centre Medallion with Anne Baxter

Navajo Blanket Quilt – Centre Medallion with Anne Baxter

Learn how to make this stunning centrepiece for your quilt from single (but very large) half square triangle units.This is part 1 of our new quilt series. Watch Now+

Penny Ruggs with Paula Doyle

Penny Ruggs with Paula Doyle

This traditional American folk art patchwork continues to have a wide appeal, particularly for those who like handwork. Watch Now+

How to marble a large piece of fabric with Craig Joubert

How to marble a large piece of fabric with Craig Joubert

Craig shows Valerie how to create how own piece of fabric, large enough to turn into a cushion. Watch Now+

Textiles in Focus Exhibition (2013) - part 1

Textiles in Focus Exhibition (2013) – part 1

A revisit to this mecca for textile artists and those seeking inspiration for their creative juices in Cambridgeshire. Watch Now+