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Flower Basket Quilt

Flower Basket Quilt

The traditional flower basket block has been around for a long time and there are many variations. In this workshop Valerie has one here for you that is very easy to make. She talks you through all you need to know and has plenty of her useful hints and tips, including how to use directional fabric in your design and borders. And do take a moment to enjoy the beautiful Lewis and Irene fabrics that Valerie has used for this quilt.  Watch Now+



Kate FIndlay kits

Fusible Bird pictures with Kate Findlay

Kate Findlay is back and she has designed a small range of bird pictures. They are easy to create with fusible applique – which is really simple as it’s tracing and cutting out!  In this workshop she takes us through how to make the Blackbird. Watch Now+

Kate FIndlay

We have the Blackbird kit and two others available in the shop for you. Each kit comes with templates; instructions, fabric; bondaweb, colour chart and card mount. Just click on the name of the bird below:
Longtail Tits

Or why not treat yourself to A Little Book of Birds – a collaboration between Kate Findlay and Linda Seward. It contains images and descriptions of a range of small birds from our countryside which Kate has recreated in fabric. Learn More+



Meet Margaret Lee

Meet Margaret Lee 

We met Margaret from Fabric Affair at the West Country Quilt show last year. They specialise in Donegal Tweeds which are woven in some fabulous colours  at a family owned mill on the northwest coast of Ireland.  Take a look at some of the gorgeous hand stitched applique projects that Margaret has made.  Watch Now+



Midsummer Mystery

Throwback Thursday

Our Throwback Thursday this month is a project that is just perfect for the summer months. Valerie Nesbitt has designed this fabulous small quilt (approx 55”x45”), using your strip scraps or that jelly roll that has been talking to you – minimum 20 strips but more is good!  The nine videos were originally loaded up throughout the day, at hourly intervals  and the idea has been to keep the design a mystery until the end! 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 subscribe for full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +


Special Offers for June

Book of the Month

Fat Quarter Baby - It's Sew Emma

Our  Book of the Month for June is Fat Quarter Baby from It’s Sew Emma patterns. It contains 20 crib quilts that are fun, fast and easy to make – 10 for boys and 10 for girls – and has great shopping instructions too. It’s a great book to add to your collection. As it’s our Book of the Month for June 2017 it comes with FREE p&p in the UK.  More Info+

Product of the Month

Our Product of the Month from Lady Sew and Sew is a unique combination of the Patchwork Sassaman style book by Jane Sassaman PLUS 1 metre of stunning fabric and entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. The book contains some dazzling quilts and has been written for those who love fancy fabrics but don’t know how to use them.  More Info +



Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster  is an accomplished quilt maker, teacher and author of several books and patterns. We thought you might like to know a little more about Carolyn. Learn More+

Have you seen Carolyn’s recent workshop on Cable Quilting in which she shows us various styles of this method. She also shows us how we too can create these lovely designs quickly and easily. Watch Now+



Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

Have you entered this month’s giveaway for paid subscribers yet? It’s this lovely Seaside Kantha kit from Angela Daymond, with a selection of sea creatures adorning this little wall project that combines kantha stitching and simple patchwork. 

Just send an email entitled Seaside to The competition will close 30 June 2017.


Manchester Quilting Bee

Manchester Quilting Bee

#ManchesterQuiltingBee have come up with a lovely idea and are collecting hexies to make patchwork quilts for those affected by the Manchester Arena attack.

The lovely Angela Daymond, who was born in Manchester, has joined in and made this gorgeous free bee kantha pattern that you can download and use on your hexies. Read More+

Happy sewing 
Valerie & Jennie



New videos this month

Cable Quilting with Carolyn Forster

Cable Quilting with Carolyn Forster

This is a very comprehensive workshop from Carolyn, who loves to share her passion for quilting, showing you how to design your own cables Watch Now+

Create Fusible Bird pictures with Kate Findlay

Create Fusible Bird pictures with Kate Findlay

Kate has designed a small range of pictures and in this workshop she takes us through how to make the Blackbird. Watch Now+

Interview with Kate Findlay – Textile Artist

This was filmed on our stand at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show back in November 2016 and we learn more about Kate’s textile background, including her Hadron Collider quilt series.. Watch Now+

Fat Quarter Baby Book by It's Sew Emma patterns

Fat Quarter Baby Book by It’s Sew Emma patterns

Valerie shares with you why she loves this and has chosen it as the Book fo the Month for June 2017. Watch Now+

Monkey Wrench/ Churn Dash Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Monkey Wrench/Churn Dash quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Valerie talks us through the simple component parts of this lovely cosy quilt. Watch Now+

Pentagon Bowl with Jennie Rayment

Pentagon Bowl with Jennie Rayment

A delightful variation to create this lovely bowl – and Jennie share with us a ‘pay attention’ moment! Watch Now+

London Calling quilt with Izzy Saulet

London Calling quilt with Izzy Saulet

This quilt which is full of iconic London landmarks, is created with fused applique – so very straightforward to make Watch Now+

Hedgepigs with Gail Penberthy

Hedgepigs with Gail Penberthy

These delightful little creatures take no upkeep at all and would work well as doorstops maybe.  Watch Now+