New Videos Every Friday



Joseph's Coat with Jennie Rayment

Templates and Rulers

Jennie Rayment has filmed a series of 37 ‘How To’ videos for us to help you use templates and rulers in your work;  these are particularly helpful if you are used to working in metric   – no maths needed to convert all those imperial  block patterns – just follow the numbers on your various triangle and square rulers.

This week, we’re showing you Joseph’s Coat which is a super template for using up all your scraps. Watch Now+



Dear Jane Template

And if you are a fan of the Dear Jane series then another of the great videos we have from Jennie helps you work through the 225 pattern blocks in the Dear Jane quilt book;  These blocks are really quite small but easy to create with the help of the specially designed ruler.  Again Jennie shows you how;  and how about thinking of creating these in modern fabrics which would give them a very contemporary look. Watch Now+

We’ve also created a new area in the Shop, where you’ll now find all the templates and rulers in one place. Learn More+



Festival of Quilts 2016

Festival of Quilts – Update

Valerie managed to take some time for herself and wander round the Festival of Quilts last weekend. Take a look at her blog post where she has pictures of some of the quilts that caught her eye. Read More+

This quilt by Sandy Chandler.won the Best in Show 2016 and as the organisers say in their Facebook post – no photograph can do it justice! And if you want to see some of the other winners and pictures from the show, we’ve shared them on our Facebook Page Read More+


The Mouse Quilt

Out and About

Award winning quilts were certainly on display at the Festival of Quilts last weekend  but we visited Gail Penberthy recently and got her to share with us her own bit of Mouse inspired fun , which is also an award winner. Watch Now+


Avoiding a Jerky Start

Paula’s Tips

We continue with some helpful hints from Paula from her comprehensive series on quilting your quilt;  we hope these will inspire you and with her help maybe your quilt be one of those on display next year at a quilt show!  Watch Now+

Aug Part 1 2016 trailer

What’s coming up in the next 2 weeks

Watch our latest trailer of the new videos we have for you in the next few weeks with Janet Clare, Paula Doyle, Gail Penberthy and Jennie Rayment.. Don’t forget, we have new videos on every Friday. .Watch Now+ 


The Wordsmith

Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month is The Wordsmith by Janet Clare.  and has delightful stories about her life and the inspiration for her memory quilt,  as well as projects too! It comes with FREE p&p in the UK for August 2016. More Info+. Read More +

And we have a Book Bonanza for you this week, with 3 more books on offer with free UK p&p including Quilting on the Go by Carolyn Forster (technically out of print but a couple were found lurking on our supplier’s bookshelves). See the Shop section below for more details.


Blue Moon Fabrics

Product of the Month

This month we have a wonderful set of 8 Fat 1/4’s stunningly folded.  and contains a mixture of light/medium and dark fabrics which all co-ordinate beautifully and so would make a stunning quilt.

As it’s the product of the month and comes with free p&p in the UK for the month of August 2016 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info + 


Enchanted Garden Stained Glass Pattern

Giveaway for Subscribed Members

This month we are giving away the Enchanted Garden stained glass pattern set designed by Gail Lawther. The six panels comprise of the Beehive, Butterfly, Hummingbird, Fairy, Frog Prince and Dragonfly and each panel finishes approx 25" square and the project finishes approx 50"x 75". The patterns come with full-size templates and complete step-by-step instructions,so that even if you have never done stained glass work before, you have all the information you need.  

Just send an email entitled Enchanted Garden to  The competition will close 31 August 2016. Read More +

Happy Sewing 
Valerie & Jennie

Book Bonanza

while stocks last – with free p&p in the UK


Quilts in Cae Hir gardens


This annual outdoor quilt exhibition, will once again be transforming the beautiful RHS associate 
gardens into a fabulous exhibition ground, so do go and enjoy the stunning sight of quilts hanging among the flowers and trees in high summer. 
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New videos this month

The Mouse quilt by Gail Penberthy

The Mouse Quilt by Gail Penberthy

The true title for this awardwinning quilt is ‘The Unlikely Machine ‘ and Gail explains to Valerie Nesbitt how she thought up the design.Watch Now+

Municipal Gardens Row of Jennie's Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

Municipal Gardens Row of Jennie’s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

This is row 9 and uses the Drunkard’s Path patch to great effect and Jennie shows you how to adapt the basic pattern too. Watch Now+

Magna Carta Quilts at Guildford Cathedral

Magna Carta Quilts at Guildford Cathedral

Throwback Thursday -Paula Doyle shows us the 8 quilts which combine history with textile expertise and you can get involved in the Thames Mosaic which runs along behind them all by sponsorship.Watch Now+

The Wordsmith

The Wordsmith – a book by Janet Clare

Janet doesn’t keep a diary – instead she stitches her memories and this book explains how. Watch Now+

Marking the border of your quilt from Paula Doyle

Marking the border of your quilt from Paula Doyle

Paula uses a pocket full of small coins to show you this great tip..Watch Now+

The Tuffet at Lady Sew & Sew

The Tuffet at Lady Sew & Sew

Learn more about this delightful piece of Home Dec that you can make yourself..Watch Now+

Snails Trail Inspiration with Jennie Rayment

Snails Trail Inspiration with Jennie Rayment

Jennie shows us some design options for this traditional block. Watch Now+

Fine Cell Work

Fine Cell Work

This is a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, and creative needlework and we wander round an exhibition held at Lady Sew & Sew’s warehouse in Henley-upon-Thames. Watch Now+

Snails Trail Row of Jennie's Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

Snails Trail Row of Jennie’s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

This is Row 8 of Jennie’s story quilt and in it she shows how to make the snail’s trail block – but there are other options so keep watching!.Watch Now+

Changing Places with Jennie Rayment

Changing Places with Jennie Rayment

This is the name of her patchwork project rather than her offering you her place in life! Watch Now+

The Strip Stick with Valerie Nesbitt

The Strip Stick with Valerie Nesbitt

This is a great little gadget that helps you with pressing your seams and comes in a variety of sizes. Watch Now+