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Navajo 3

Navajo Blanket Quilt – part 3

How’s your Navajo Blanket coming along? This week we’re up to Part 3 which Anne was inspired to include when she saw it used on a piece of Navajo pottery. This quarter square triangle technique is quick and easy to do on the sewing machine; it does require you to sew an accurate 1/4" seam though.Anne has teamed the units up with some plain squares, and then added a fudge factor -don’t we just love that!  Watch Now+

Rosee Woodland

Knitting with Rosee Woodland

This week, we get a double bill from expert knitter Rosie Woodland . Firstly the Pearl Two
Together technique which is a way of decreasing your stitches that gives a right hand leaning edge – so useful in necklines. Watch Now+

Rosee Woodland

The second video has Rosee showing another way of decreasing the stitches to produce a neat edge, SSP Left leaning decrease stitch.  but this time with a left leaning edge. Watch Now+


Easter Boxes

Product of the Month

There ‘s still enough time to buy and make our product of the month for March. This brilliant Easter Boxes Pattern and Fabric set from Creative Quilting comes with two Fat 1/4’s of lovely Easter themed fabric and this delightful pattern designed by Gail Penberthy, combined exclusively for  It comes with free p&p in the UK for March PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription.  More Info +

Gail will be demonstrating these to our Cotswold retreaters on Saturday night over a glass of wine, but if you want some help making these boxes, there is a video available for paid subscribers on the site. Watch Now+


Seeing Stars

Throwback Thursday

In this month’s Throwback Thursday, Sylvia Critcher takes a simple block and gives it a clever twist to create a lovely table runner or you could raid your stash to make an interesting scrap quilt. Easy for Beginners – you can follow her simple steps which give you accurate sewing (and she uses up all the bits too so there is no waste!) The block itself is quite unusual as it takes four to make the star shine. Watch Now+


Stitch into Spring

Book of the Month

Have you taken a look at our Book of the Month for March   – Stitch into Spring by Mandy Shaw. Simply stunning sewing projects for springtime including Spring Garland, Spring Chicken and Spring Cushion – all of which are brimming with Mandy’s hallmark style, combining blanket stitch applique in muted shades of wool felt, with a mix of linens and dotty fabrics. You might just spot a little bit of jumbo ric rac too! As it’s our book of the month, it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in March 2018. More Info+


Luna Lapin

Luna Lupin

Meet the very lovely Luna Lapin, a quiet and kind rabbit with impeccable taste. In this book, Making of Luna Lapin,  you get to learn how to sew your very own Luna and her exquisite wardrobe with a collection of sewing patterns for 20 garments and accessories. You can follow Luna as she leaves her home in the meadow and heads to the big city to apply for a job;  Luna’s brother, Alfie, is another immaculately dressed rabbit and makes an appearance, helping Luna to celebrate her birthday in style. The book contains full size patterns and instructions – 138 pages.

Once you’ve purchased the book you may like to purchase a few fabric kits from Lady Sew and Sew
Luna herself , Turquoise CoatDitzy Floral dress 

Note: If you want to purchase more than one of these items at once, you will see on the website details of reductions on P&P in the UK. 





What’s coming up in the next 3 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+

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Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is this delightful miniature quilt kit from Julia Gahagan. The little kit makes up into approx 10"x7" size; the fabric shapes are held into place with shadow applique technique. The kit includes all the fabric for the houses, landscape, backing, binding and shadow fabric, wadding, design sheet and instructions.

Just send an email entitled Mediterranean Village​  to The competition  will close 31 March 2018




Cover St. Mary’s Church bell tower in poppies

St. Mary’s Church in Wotton-under Edge are planning to cover the Bell Tower in poppies by the 11th of November to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.All poppies are welcomed – Knitted, Crocheted, Felt and Fabric. Click here for details

The team are very keen to support this project.  So, we are making the full length workshop on “Knitting a Remembrance Poppy” by Rosee Woodland available for FREE for the next 8 months. You will also be able to download her pattern from the shop for a donation of 50p. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the Royal British Legion

For more details of where to send the poppies visit our blog Read More+


Happy sewing
Valerie & Jennie




New videos this month

Drawing an Octagon with Jennie Rayment

Drawing an Octagon with Jennie Rayment

This eight sided shape gives an interesting visual shape, but needs a friendly square to hold it together. Watch Now+

Drizzle Stitch with Lorna Bateman

Drizzle Stitch with Lorna Bateman

Lorna guides you through how to work this effective 3D stitch which she uses in her embroidery work.Watch Now+

Charming Circles with Paula Doyle

Charming Circles with Paula Doyle

This is a great technique in which you can use recycled denim (as in jeans) but both sides get done at the same time. Watch Now+

How to set an accurate 1/4" on your machine

How to set an accurate 1/4" on your machine

Jennie shows us how many of the modern machines will sew an accurate 1/4" if you only know how to set them.. Watch Now+

Quarter Square Triangles with Jennie Rayment

Quarter Square Triangles with Jennie Rayment

Good advice (as always) from Jennie on why templates are not necessarily interchangeable. Watch Now+

Navajo - Chevron

Navajo Blanket Quilt – Chevron bands with Anne Baxter

This is section 2 of Anne’s blanket project, and these bands border the central medallion. Watch Now+

American Hand Piecing interview with Paula Doyle

American Hand Piecing interview with Paula Doyle

Paula and Valerie talk about the joy of American Hand patchwork piecing and we are shown a selection of beautiful quilts made by Paula. Apdf of Hummingbird quilt available to subscribed members Watch Now+

Katie Jane quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Katie Jane quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

This stunning quilt was designed by Lynne Goldsworthy using the Katie Jane fabric range from Makower – free pattern downloads are available. Watch Now+