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Finishing JSSSQ


Jennie’s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

Well no excuses now – all the instructions are up for Jenny’s quilt including how to use up the rest of your fabric to create the back and then layer, quilt and bind. Watch Now+

If you want more ideas on the finishing touches you can also check out Valerie’s video  – Layer Quilt and Bind your first Sampler Quilt. Watch Now+

JSSQ Bundle

We still have a few bundles of the fabrics available at a great price – just £52 for 36 Fat ¼;s (that’s just £1.45 per Fat ¼! ) – and we don’t mind what you make!!!!! Buy Now+

Once you’ve finished your quilt, do send us a picture so that we can pop them onto the Show & Tell page (one lady we know was making four!!!)


Sew Pieces by Jennie Rayment

Sew Pieces

Jennie’s new book – Sew Pieces – is also out ! Another great selection of 18 sewing projects , beautifully illustrated, available to purchase through the shop on its own Buy Now+

OR think about treating yourself to a whole host of patchwork goodies plus a membership as we have included it in our unique Gift Pack bundle (and if you are an existing member our Membership fairy will work the magic on extending your membership) Learn More+


making Wet Felt with Gillian Harris


Wet Felting

If you enjoyed our recent interview with Gillian Harris of the Fluff-a-torium, but you’re not really sure how the wet felt is made, we now have a very comprehensive workshop from Gillian showing you how to make the felt, which is really straightforward, great for all ages and you don’t need  a lot of equipment or space either!  .Watch Now + 

All her kits in the Shop come complete, so make great gifts too Shop Now+


Thangles Candlemats


Throwback Thursday

We love the whole Thangles programme  – no maths ; sew on the dotted line and cut on the solid line – and it was a great success at the West Country Quilt Show with lots of ladies going home inspired to sew after Valerie’s demo. Watch Now+

We have a couple of great little candlemat kits in the shop which take no time at all to make – and if you are really hooked – how about the Flurry Sampler quilt  – the pattern is available on its own so you can use up your stash, or you can make one just like the workshop by purchasing the kit.


Nov Part 2 2016 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 +



Update- West Country Quilt and Textile Show 

We had an absolutely fantastic time  at the West Country Quilt show last weekend. Thank you to all of you who came down to say hello and watch Valerie’s demonstrations. You can read all about it in Valerie’s blog post and see some of the photos of the inspirational work that was on display.  Read More+


We loved making the Facebook live videos through the show and you can still watch these on our Facebook page and get a real feel for the show; Or you can see if you can spot yourself in the videos and share them with your friends.  You can also see the pictures in full on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to the show, video content from the show will be coming on the website soon.


Christmas All through the House by Chris Malone

Book of the Month

Christmas All Through the House by Chris Malone is our Book of the Month for November 2016. It contains 21 fun and easy projects for the Holiday Season to help put a little bit of holiday magic in every room with everything from a Christmas sampler quilt to potholders; table set to tea towels; fire mantel decoration to mug rugs; tree ornaments to a Christmas pillow – so something for everyone..  It comes with FREE p&p in the UK for November 2016. Read More +


Show and Tell

Show and Tell

The community stretches far and wide and one member from France, Sandra, made these gorgeous cutwork pieces by following instructions from Kathleen Laurel Sage in one of her kits . She’s very pleased with her results. Read More + 

If you’re interested in Cutwork you can watch Kathleen’s video here   and keep an eye out in our Retreats section in the next few weeks as we’ll have details of our textile weekend retreat next October with Kathleen and Hilary Beattie.



Giveaway for Subscribed Members

This month’s giveaway for subscribers is this Floral Dance Bracelet in Turquoise designed by  Fran Rose (Make me in Beads). The kit is aimed at those with some beading experience and comes with step-by-step instructions. The repeat motif is made in 3 stages using facetted beads, seed beads and a flower and teardrop decoration. 

Just send an email entitled Bead Bracelet to The competition  will close 30 November 2016

Happy Sewing 
Valerie & Jennie March 2017 Getaway

Choose from 2 talented tutors – Sylvia Critcher and Kate Percival  – and enjoy 2 days sewing plus dinner, bed and breakfast.
Places are going fast – book now to avoid disappointment.
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New videos this month

Christmas Projects with Sylvia Critcher

Christmas Projects with Sylvia Critcher

In this interview we get to see more of Sylvia’s corded and stuffed work, with a winter and christmas theme – plus bling! Watch Now+

Finishing Jennie's Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

Finishing Jennie’s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

Well the top is done – now what? Well layer, quilt and bind of course! Watch Now+

Thangles Candlemat project with Valerie Nesbitt

Thangles Candlemat project with Valerie Nesbitt

Learn about Thangles with Valerie Nesbitt and create perfect half-square triangle units every time. Watch Now+

Padded Leather goldwork with Kathleen Laurel Sage

Padded Leather goldwork with Kathleen Laurel Sage

Another in the contemporary goldwork series and this time Kathleen added padded leather work into the design. Watch Now+

Meet Gillian Harris at her Fluff-a-torium in Dorking

Meet Gillian Harris at her Fluff-a-torium in Dorking

We get to meet Gillian and learn about her wide range of felting kits which are great for all ages – kids to grandma’s! Watch Now+

Couching Goldwork with Kathleen Laurel-Sage

Couching Goldwork with Kathleen Laurel-Sage

A delightful and comprehensive introduction to this form of embroidery from Kathleen.Watch Now+

Adding border and scrappy edging Jennie's Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

Adding border and scrappy edging Jennie’s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

This is the final section for making the quilt top and what a great way to use up your scraps. Watch Now+

Two block quilt - 54/40 & chain with Valerie

Two block quilt – 54/40 & chain with Valerie

Valerie talks you through two of her favourite blocks which she gets to combine here in the one quilt. Watch Now+

Learning about Contemporary Goldwork with Kathleen Laurel-Sage

Learning about Contemporary Goldwork with Kathleen Laurel-Sage

Kathleen turns out to be a bit of a rebel but with such great results you might find yourself joining her!. Watch Now+