World Map with Janet Clare
Today, Janet shares with us a World Map pattern of the wall hanging that she has designed – in this case in the Weather permitting range – and which can be personalised with your own destinations. Janet calls this her ‘Newton’ world map because she says she has made the world flat again. This stunning piece, using fusible appliqué and free-motion stitching, has been designed to be layer cake friendly so you can also sift through your stash to create the applique for your quilt! Watch Now+
If you’d like to make this yourself, we have the pattern available in the Shop Buy Now+
Or if you’d like to make it in the same fabrics as Janet, then we have limited stock available of her gorgeous 10? Layer Cake from the Weather Permitting range for Moda. It comprises 42, 10 inch squares but note you will also need to use one yard of fabric for the background from your stash. Buy Now+
Fern Table Runner with Valerie Nesbitt
This is a lovely table runner and table mats project using the Fern Garden range of fabrics from Makower, and is designed by Lynne Goldsworthy..Valerie talks you through the pattern, which is a free download, and shares some useful tips such as pay attention so that you get your printer to print at 100%. She also shows you how to layer cut, safely using the paper templates, and flat headed pins. Watch Now+
Cosmic Happening with Jennie Rayment
Did you catch the stunning, galactic, amazing and stupendous design from the UK’s Queen of twiddling – Jennie Rayment!!!! This design is more straightforward to sew than you might imagine. As always Jennie guides you through it step-by-step .
Provided you follow her instructions (and keep counting!) then you too can create your very own Cosmic Happening and then go on to make the quilt
it is just so amazing. Watch Now+
There are workshop notes available for Paid Subscribers to make one block
But, if you want to get started on the
quilt straightaway, the full pattern is available as an instant download in the shop Buy Now+
Our Product of the Month for May comes from another Makower range- A Walk in the Park.
This is a fun panel of delightful doggie designs. is perfect to cut up into cushions, use for placement applique on bags or use two together for an easy sew lap quilt, the possibilities are endless. These charming prints come in a 24 / 60cms panel.
As our Product of the Month for May it comes with FREE P&P in the UK
Our Book of the Month for May is Quick and Easy Charity Quilts from Annies Quilting allowing you to share your love of quilting in a meaningful way by making quilts for charity. There are 8 great quilt designs and additional patterns for charitable giving are included, plus there are some very helpful projects that give support, such as the Chemo scarf. These fun and easy patterns are very versatile for everyone to use. What a great way to use up your stash!
As its our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in May 2019 Buy Now+
How to Join Wadding with Valerie Nesbitt
With quilt size wadding available, joining is no longer necessary BUT you don’t want to waste it!. Valerie’s motto is “Don’t bin it – join it!” Wadding can be joined by sewing – by hand or by machine – or by using wonderful new product/tape that can be fused over the join and left in. Watch Now+
Piano Keys border with Valerie Nesbitt
Fast and easy, piano keys produce a reliable border and in our Throwback Thursday video, Valerie shows you how this can be strip pieced..This will give you more accuracy than cutting individual bits (but you can add these in too) and not all the strips need to be the same width Watch Now+
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
Paid subscribers – have you entered this month’s competition to win this lovely EPP City Lights Cushion pattern from Lina Patchwork? This 3D pattern is created by the clever use of fabric and half hexagons. So, with its intriguing 3D effect it will soon be the envy of your quilting friends! The final project finishes to approx 18? (45cm) square. The pattern comes complete with all the paper pieces you need together with assembly and sewing instructions.. Please note: you will need to provide your own fabric.
To enter, just send an email entitled CITY LIGHTS to
The competition will close 31st May 2019.
Have you caught up with our latest trailer to see what great videos, classes and workshops we have for you this month? 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 +
We had a wonderful textiling weekend at our Eversley retreat hotel with Jamie Malden of Colouricous this month. There were lots of ideas and plenty of inspiration from Jamie and we all had loads of fun making our printed and embellished fabric to go on our bags.. Take a look at our Blog to see what these lovely ladies got up to. . Learn More+
Jamie is coming back to do another weekend in May 2020, so keep an eye on your emails as
places will go quickly
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If you scroll down the Home page, you’ll see we know have a section called ‘Featured Products’. You will always find the Book and Product of the month here and we will also feature other products that will help you with the latest videos, or that are new into the Shop
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Stunning galactic amazing and stupendous design from the UK’s Queen of twiddling – Jennie Rayment!!!! Watch
A lovely table runner and table mats project using the Fern Garden range of fabrics from Makower, and designed by Lynne Goldsworthy. Watch Now+
This is a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, and creative neeedlework and we wander round an exhibition held at Lady Sew & Sews warehouse in Henley-upon-Thames. Watch Now+
This is a lovely little quilt that Anne has designed using the iconic Swedish Dala horse as her inspiration; these are created in fused applique and combined with a windmill style block to create the quilt.. Watch Now+
This is another of those delightful bags that can be made in a jiffy perfect for fundraising. Watch
Something Blue from Makower is a delightful quilt made with a range of fabrics designed by Laundry Basket Quilts and comes with a free quilt pattern.. Watch Now+
Helen loves to create simple modern quilts and this has an amazing 3 D effect without a Y seam involved. Watch
This is the modern way of tackling applique no turned edges. Watch Now+