Riot Denim Crochet mittens with Jane Czaja
Cosy wrist warmers designed by Jane Czaja that are simple and easy to make in a couple of evenings. Jane has made these wrist warmers in King Cole Riot Chunky yarn colour Denim. They are worked in double crochet, into the back loop, and half trebles. If you would like to turn these into mittens, then you can easily leave a hole in the side when sewing up, for your thumb to go through Watch Now+
Free Motion Quilting – Part 2 with Paula Doyle
More free motion ideas from the award winning quilter Paula Doyle this week – this time using pre-marked designs. Paula often uses a pre-marked grid, and she guides you through how to make this yourself. You could think about taking these design inspirations and transferring them onto a quilt made with simple squares – how great would that look! Watch Now+
BOOK OF THE MONTH – Mandy Shaw’s British Block Book
Our Book of the Month is Mandy Shaw’s British Block Book. Her brand new book is inspired by her antique Penny Square Quilts. It’s a practical book full of Great Britishness, with over 45 iconic designs and a perfect inspiration for Jubilee year.
PLUS it comes with FREE shipping in the UK for the month of February 2022. Buy British Block Book Now +
To accompany the book, Mandy has also produced an Iron on Transfer Pattern Pack. It has all the blocks as reusable transfers. These can be used up to 5-6 times depending on the fabric. PLUS an 18″square version of the fabulous British Isles Block to use as a central panel so you can make your very own Penny Quilt without having to enlarge from the book. Buy Transfer Pattern Pack Now +
Modern Bright Hope patchwork block with Valerie Nesbitt
This modern block gains its interest from the visual twist. This requires the first seam to be sewn just part of the way along. The cutting though is very simple since all four sides are the same length. Valerie has used two fabrics sewn together, which she then treats as one. She likes to keep the pieces folded while cutting as she feels this gives a more precise finish. Watch Now +
Couching Goldwork with Kathleen Laurel-Sage
Kathleen takes you through all the steps needed to create this lovely design (which also comes as a kit so you can start straight away!). She shows you how to transfer your design onto your fabric; how to load this into your embroidery hoop correctly; and then talks you through the order of sewing – a little like Applique, you need to know which bits go on first. Watch Now +
Feather Tool from Angela Madden
Angela has designed this ‘workshop in a bag’ template. It means you can produce wonderful feather quilting designs onto your projects easily. This one tool will give you a wide variety of designs. Here, Angela shows you just how versatile this design tool can be from hearts, to squares and rectangles and more. Watch Now +
#IDidntLikeToAsk Video Series
Following the success of our #IDidntLikeToAsk video series last year, starting today, Janome and justhands-on.tv have created a new series of fantastic and educational videos for all those sewing questions #IDidntLikeToAsk. Sit back with a cup of tea and watch these free videos and unlock a whole new world of creativity Watch Now+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Pre-order: Nutty Quilt Kit: Tiny Beasts by Tula Pink
In February, for our Product of the Month we have a special offer for you to Pre-order this fabulous Nutty quilt kit designed by Tula Pink with fabrics from her upcoming collection – Tiny Beasts . Finished Quilt Size 75” x 87”(1.90m x 2.21m). What a lovely treat to plan ahead for. And it’s all at a special price for you from Lady Sew and Sew.
The kit will be despatched to you by Mid May /June 2022 and includes:
- 14 5/8 total yards (13.4m) of 100% cotton fabrics from FreeSpirit,
- 14 x Designs from Tiny Beasts by Tula Pink
- 22 x Designs from the New True Colors by Tula Pink
- 2 x Colors from Designer Essentials Solids by Tula Pink
- FreeSpirit Nutty quilt pattern with complete instructions
- Includes Binding
Backing fabric and wadding are not included in the kit.
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If you are a fan of Tula Pink or want a new project to start working on straightaway, we have 3 special ones in the Shop for you (From L to R):
Which one takes your fancy. Learn More+
What’s coming up in February
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
If you have a paid subscription to the site, don’t forget to enter our February giveaway – a panel of woodland animals from Kate Findlay. It is 35cm x 72cm. It features a deer, a hare, a red squirrel, a hedgehog, a fox and and a tawny owl. All of the animals have been drawn by Kate and are printed in the UK on cotton poplin. Use the animals individually in your own projects, by adding bondaweb to the back, and cutting the animal out carefully. Iron in place then stitch.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled WOODLAND to email@example.com The competition closes 28th February 2022.
If you love the panel, why not come and join textile artist Kate Findlay for a creative weekend away on 23 – 24 April 2022 making raw edge applique pictures inspired by animals and birds like these! Learn More +
**LAST FEW PLACES**
Animal Landscapes with Kate Findlay
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2022
New Place Hotel, Shirrell Heath, Hampshire