Single Irish Chain patchwork quilt design with Valerie Nesbitt
This is a traditional Irish chain quilt using strip piecing to make one of Valerie’s favourite patterns. She shares this rotary cut, strip pieced, single Irish chain quilt in 2 colours with an adaptation for a 3 colour quilt. Instead of using the traditional block method she demonstrates the nine patch block using strip sets. Watch Now+
The Makers Studio with Dionne Swift, textile artist
Janome and justhands-on.tv have launched a new, FREE video series called The Makers Studio. Each episode of The Makers Studio will feature one of the UK’s leading textile artists who will walk us through how to make their specialist project. In this episode we meet Dionne Swift, an internationally exhibiting artist, tutor and author. She also creates dynamic, stitched textiles using a vibrant mix of threads, colours and textures. Watch More+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Bluebird of Happiness Precuts by Henry Glass
In March, for our Product of the Month, we have 3 different fabric precuts. from the Bluebird of Happiness collection by Janet Rae Nesbitt for Henry Glass Fabrics and as our Product of the Month all come with free UK P&P for March 2022.
Designer, Janet Nesbitt, an early riser by nature, was inspired by her surroundings to create the” Bluebird of Happiness” collection. This collection is created to spread a little happiness and keep a
song in your heart. 100% cotton patchwork and quilting fabric
10″ squares (20 squares) Buy Now+
2.5″ strip roll (10 strips) Buy Now+
5″ squares (20 squares) Buy Now+
Creative Quilting have put this pack together from fabric on their own shelves, so it is unique to them
Star of David patchwork block with Jennie Rayment
This interesting twisted design is created easily with clever use of colour placement. Jennie has decided to work with several rotary cutting templates in this workshop. These are the hexagon, 60 degree diamond and the 60 degree triangle. She guides you through the colour, cutting and sewing sequences. The colour placement gives you the 3D feel of a twist. Watch Now +
Timeless Super Chunky crochet Hat and chunky Pompom with Jane Czaja
Jane Czaja follows on from her crochet mitten project with a hat to match. The Timeless super chunky hat demonstrated by Jane, uses the row method for this quick simple project. You’ll also learn a simple hand method of making a tufty/pom-pom as well as tips on making it fuller to complete the look of the hat Watch Now +
BOOK OF THE MONTH:
Cathedral Windows – new views by Vendulka Battais
Our Book of the Month for March is Cathedral Windows – new views by Vendulka Battais It contains 11 new delightful projects using this traditional pattern but with a faster machine pieced method. The projects which combine several blocks. means you can then combine them to make many other different projects. The book contains step by step instructions, accompanied by photographs. The 11 projects include cushions and wall hangings plus an impressive double bed quilt, which combines most of the blocks taught in the book.
The technique uses different fabric for the background from the frame of the window. This gives the finished project more contrast and striking results. This is usually a hand patchwork technique but Vendulka shares with you how to work this by machine.
PLUS it comes with FREE shipping in the UK for the month of March 2022. Buy Now +
Free Motion quilting with Paula Doyle – part 3
In the final part of this series, there are more helpful instructions from Paula, this time on feathers and borders. You will notice throughout that Paula doesn’t get too anxious about being right on the drawn line (as you will remove these later anyway!) – just make sure that you have a nice curve to your feather or vine. Watch Now+
Machine Tying your Quilt with Paula Doyle
Paula also had some tips for our Technique Thursday. Tying quilts rather than quilting them is very traditional and might seem easy but like everything care is needed. Paula has taken the hand tying idea and translated it into a modern machine technique. She uses some of the wonderful variegated threads we are now blessed with. Watch Now+
What’s coming up in March
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
If you have a paid subscription to the site, don’t forget to enter our March giveaway for some lovely couturiers hand cream – SEAMS Couturiers Hand Cream (75ml). Made in the UK, it’s a perfect gift for crafters. It absorbs instantly and is non greasy. Originally created for seamstresses and makers to care for their dry, pinpricked hands without leaving greasy marks on materials. The no.1 backstage hand care in film & tv at Netflix, ITV, GMB, USA Network.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled HANDCREAM to firstname.lastname@example.org The competition closes 31st March 2022.
Booking Closes: 28 March 2022
Animal Landscapes with Kate Findlay
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2022