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Tesselated Zig Zag

Tesselated Zig Zag with Valerie Nesbitt

Tesselated –  a jazzy word that’s often used in patchwork and it’s easier than it looks as the pattern creates itself. Made from simple half square triangles, which in turn are created using either 4” Thangles – where you just sew on the dotted line and then cut on the solid line – or the EZ Easy Angle template, which also allows you to create from the same 4.5 inch cut strips – so no maths involved – simple! (AND  knowing what’s coming soon – you can use these same tools to create the Paths & Stiles quilt that Valerie is going to make next week)  Watch Now+


Meet Angela Madden

Meet Angela Madden

Today when we chat to Angela we get to learn about her new book – Surprising Silhouettes, where the surprise is the unexpected great result, and her new exciting new  Your Choice patterns – where you get two for the price of one – and the challenge to design your own quilt. Watch Now+


Hearts and Flowers

Throwback Thursday

In Valentine’s week we thought we’d bring you some hearts for Throwback Thursday (the full pattern is available in our shop). In this workshop Lee Brown and Sue from Daisy Chain Designs work together to show you how to create the double-hearts applique;   is it a little piece added or does the background show through? Watch Now+

And if hearts is your thing – how about trying Sylvia Critcher’s new Valentine cushion pattern Learn More+



Valerie’s Blog

Valerie and the team were out filming last week at Colouricious with Jamie Malden – you may have caught our Facebook Live broadcast. (If you missed it you can still catch it on our Facebook Page). Valerie has also blogged about the day and you can see some of Matt’s lovely pictures that he took of Jamie’s work in the blog.  Learn More+


Project Bag and Charm Pack

Product of the Month

Our Product of the Month in February is proving extrememly popular. Creative Quilting have created this great combination of the Project Bag pattern designed by Janet Clare and a choice of either 1930’s charm pack or blue and cream charm pack. This stylish project bag is made with a combination of machine piecing and hand sewing and uses 42 x 5" charm packs. The bag finishes approx 13.5 inches x 12 inches and is perfect for housing those unfinished projects. Click here for the 1930’s fabrics and click here for the blue and cream fabrics

As it’s the product of the month it comes with free p&p in the UK for the month of February 2017 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +


Just Charm Quilts

Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for February is perfect for you if you have a stash of charms and need some inspiration. Just Charm Quilts from Annie’s Quilting is a collection of eleven quilt projects that feature creative ways to use your 5" squares and you will be amazed and just how far your charm packs will stretch! You’ll find everything from bed quilts to hot pads and inspiration for so much more.

It comes with FREE p&p in the UK for February 2017. Read More +

Sylvia Critcher

Sylvia Critcher

Sylvia has established her own unique process for combining raised quilt and stitch techniques to create wonderful effects.  We thought you might like to know a little more about Sylvia.  Read More+

If you want to learn more from Sylvia, how about coming along to our retreat – we have a few last minute spaces left at Tortworth Court Hotel in the Cotswolds – closing date is 1st March  – and Sylvia is providing a kit so it’s perfect for beginners. Learn More+


February Trailer

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 +



Giveaway for Subscribed Members

This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is London Calling – a wonderful new pattern designed by Isabelle at Creative Quilting. This quilt is made with a series of asymmetrical blocks onto which have been appliqued various London landmarks – created in simple fused applique – and finishing approx 65"x52"

Just send an email entitled London Calling to The competition  will close 31 February 2017

Happy sewing 
Valerie & Jennie



Simple Stained Glass


28 – 30th April 2017
Marsh Farm, Wiltshire

Last 2 spaces left!

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New videos this month

Feather Tool from Angela Madden

Feather Tool from Angela Madden

This design tool is simple and versatile to use and Angela shows us how to use her unique template to create wonderful quilting designs.. Watch Now+

New Trapunto patterns from Sylvia Critcher

New Trapunto patterns from Sylvia Critcher

We get to learn more about these lovely patterns which are from the inspirational pages of Sylvia’s latest book.. Watch Now+

Hearts & Flowers with Lee Brown & Sue from Daisy Chain Designs

Hearts & Flowers with Lee Brown & Sue from Daisy Chain Designs

This is a delightful quilt with a combination of fused applique and simple patchwork and the ever popular heart motif.. Watch Now+

Pineapple quilt with Jennie Rayment

Pineapple quilt with Jennie Rayment

This is a simple variation on log cabin, but just look at the wonderful patterns it creates.Watch Now+

Thames Valley Contemporary Textiles exhibition - Worn Threads

Thames Valley Contemporary Textiles exhibition – Worn Threads

We filmed this exhibition while it was at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show 2016Watch Now+

Mystery Quilt with Sylvia - Final part 4

Mystery Quilt with Sylvia – Part 4

This is the final reveal – you need to watch it to see it!!!. Watch Now+

Hopscotch with Anne Baxter

Hopscotch with Anne Baxter

Another lovely country-style quilt from Anne that uses 12 Fat quarters to great effect.Watch Now+

Mystery Quilt with Sylvia Critcher - Part 3

Mystery Quilt with Sylvia Critcher – Part 3

Sylvia shows us how to lay out the quilt ready for sewing and then talks you through the sewing sequence. Watch Now+

Tri-Tote from Jennie Rayment

Tri-Tote from Jennie Rayment

You can never have enough useful bags and here is another great idea from Jennie that will have you rummaging into your fabric stash. Watch Now+