New Videos Every Friday

Chop Suey

Chop Suey with Valerie Nesbitt

In this new video, Valerie demonstrates how to create this strip-pieced block with jelly roll strips and some magical cutting. It’s great for beginners as it’s a pretty straightforward strip-pieced block that gives amazing results. The pattern works with any fabric colour choice, so you can raid your stash for this one, but Valerie selected blues and creams to give a more balanced look. Watch Now+ 

Throwback Thursday

With half term approaching, we thought we’d revisit Shibori Tie Dyeing with Dee Paramour for our Throwback Thursday feature. The deColourant products are non-toxic and therefore very safe to use even with children. Dee shows us three different ways of using the deColourant products to produce the tie dyed effect. The products are perfect too for use on card and other paper products. What a great way to spend half term!  Watch Now+

Celtic Designs

Create Your Own Celtic Design with Lynette Harris (The Stitch Witch)

More ideas to keep small hands busy. And here simple is best. Lynette shows you how to create some really lovely Celtic designs from a doodle which can be turned into blocks for quilts, simple cushions or bags (or even a clock!). It’s a brilliant workshop for children too as they can work out a simple doodle which will then become a lovely design. Watch Now+ 

And we have lots of different coloured iron-on bias in our Shop for your projects Buy Now+

Product of the Month

Creative Quilting have been busy choosing fabrics to  create an accompanying kit to Nancy Adamek’s Tudor Rose English Paper Piecing Table Runner workshops.  As it’s proving so popular we’ve made it our Product of the Month for October.

This delightful kit comes complete with the pattern designed by Nancy Adamek and the paper pieces. There is also background fabric and fabrics for the blocks as well as
the binding.

The beautiful fabrics are from ranges by Tilda and these have been linked up with Moda Grunge colours.(You will need to provide wadding and backing fabric). As our Product of the Month for October it comes with FREE P&P in the UK Buy Now+

Do keep an eye out for the Part 2 of the workshop next week.

Bargello Table Mats

Bargello Table Mats with Valerie Nesbitt

This Bargello pattern is quick and effective as a table mat and a great way to be introduced to the cylinder method of construction.  The table mat was very economical on fabrics – Valerie used 2 ½” strips and in fact chose them from a 10 fabric strip roll, and from her 10 fabric roll she was able to make 4 table mats. Obviously you need border fabric, wadding and binding.  Watch Now+ 

Julia Gahagan

Shadow Applique Kits  with Julia Gahagan

Julia is truly a wonder with miniature quilts. It’s amazing how fun and easy they are. Here Julia shows us her new kits and explains more about how she quilts them in different ways  Watch Now+

If you want to give it a go yourself, you’ll find these are in the Shop Buy Now+

Knitting and Stitching Show

Knitting and Stitching show 2019

Steve, our Director, was at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, London last week and he was busy taking photos whilst he was there. We’ve been sharing some  of the amazing pictures he took on Facebook – did you manage to see them? Or were you lucky enough to go along and spend a day re-stocking your yarn stash or learning to knit?

To see some of his pictures, just pop along to our Facebook page. See More+

Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for October is Sarah Payne’s Quilt School – a fun and practical introduction to patchwork and quilting.

Sarah Payne, well-known on TV, leads you through a series of techniques to build up your skills. Each chapter includes a number of different-sized step-by-step projects, including quilts, cushions, tote bags and table runners. Sarah discusses different shapes, different techniques and she also includes information on basting,
layering, quilting and binding, as well as pre-cuts. Filled with guidance and helpful tips and tricks, this book will equip you with all you need to know to get started on your quilting adventure. As it’s our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in October 2019 Buy Now+


Why not treat yourself to some new goodies 

We’ve been busy stocking the Shop with lots of new goodies for you. And even better – we’re open 24/7 , so you can come shopping whenever you like and still leave your husband at home!

We’ve plenty of new ideas for you, gifts, kits, patterns, projects and from all your favourite designers and kit makers including- Mandy Shaw, Gail Penberthy, Sylvia Critcher, Creative Quilting, Kathleen Laurel Sage, Julia Gahagan, Angela Daymond and many many more.  Why not have a quick look now See More+

What’s coming up in October

Have you caught up with our October trailer to see what great videos, classes and workshops we have for you this month  There’s still more to come.  Watch Now+

Don’t forget, we have new videos on every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber
with full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +


Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

The subscriber giveaway for October is Sunset over Santorini Miniature quilt kit by Julia Gahagan.  Have you entered yet?

This little quilt kit  is worked in shadow applique. The kit contains all the fabric for the project (sea,sky and buildings (colours may vary from those illustrated but will be just as lovely); also included are the backing and binding, shadow fabric, wadding, design sheet (full size)  and instructions. Approx
7? x 11? finished.

To enter the competition just send an email entitled SUNSET to The competition will close 31 October 2019.

Happy Sewing

New videos this month

Chop Suey with Valerie Nesbitt

Chop Suey with Valerie Nesbitt

Valerie Nesbitt demonstrates how to create this strip-pieced block with jelly roll strips and some magical cutting and great for beginners. Watch Now+

Create Your Own Celtic Design with Lynette Harris (The Stitch Witch)

Create Your Own Celtic Design with Lynette Harris (The Stitch Witch)

Lynette Harris  shows you how you can create these lovely designs from a simple doodle. Watch Now+

Stitch ‘n Flip whole quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Stitch ‘n Flip whole quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Another great idea that is quick and fast: make this quilt in no-time at all and you will have it quilted as well!. Watch Now+

Meet Julia Gahagan – Miniature Quilt Prize Winner at Quilts UK, Malvern 2019

Meet Julia Gahagan – Miniature Quilt Prize Winner at Quilts UK, Malvern 2019

Julia Gahagan shares with Valerie Nesbitt her love of miniature quilts, and we learn that most recently she was not only the overall winner in the Miniature quilt section of Quilts UK , 2019 but got the prize for 2nd best in the whole
show. Watch Now+

8 Pointed Star with Valerie Nesbitt

8 Pointed Star with Valerie Nesbitt

Valerie Nesbitt demonstrates how to create this traditional patchwork 8 pointed star using pre-cut jelly rolls and nickle packs. Watch Now+

Amish Waves Hand Quilting with Carolyn Forster

Amish Waves Hand Quilting with Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster shares with us this traditional utility quilting design that can be used on quilts both ancient and modern in design and she loves to work in thicker threads as big stitch quilting. Watch Now+

Owl Bunting with Jennie Rayment

Owl Bunting with Jennie Rayment

Twit Twoo from Jennie Rayment as she shows you how to make this charming bunting from scraps. Watch Now+

Tudor Rose Table Runner – Part 1 -with Nancy Adamek

Tudor Rose Table Runner – Part 1 -with Nancy Adamek

English Paper Piecing table runner designed by Nancy Adamek using the lovely new jewel shape to create a lovely eight pointed star.Watch Now+