New Videos Every Friday


Marbling fabric

Create your own Marbled fabric

In this week’s workshop, Craig Joubert of Marbling 4 Fun shows Valerie how to create her own piece of marbled fabric. Craig has some great tips for you including how to test your fabric to check it will marble well. It’s a large piece of fabric and you will see soon in part 2 of the workshop how Valerie turns the material into a gorgeous cushion cover. .Watch Now+


Crochet Fasten On

Learning to Crochet with Rosee Woodland

Would you like to learn a new skill this year – have you thought about taking up crochet? To get you on your way, the very talented Rosee Woodland has created a series of videos for you.  Crochet projects start with a chain – so once you know how to fasten on, you can settle down to all your other options.. Watch Now+

Then once you’ve mastered this you can move onto the double crochet stitch, which is quite a firm stitch and often used for home furnishings and toys. Watch Now+

You can also learn the treble crochet stitch which is often used when creating Granny Squares (similar to knitting) which can then be turned into quilts/rugs.  Watch Now+

..and when you’re all done – Rosee shows you how to fasten off your work. Watch Now+



Alison Glass Fabrics

Product of the Month

Who needs an excuse to add to their stash…. Our product of the month, for January is  this gorgeous  Diving Board Fat 1/4 bundle of 5 fabrics which comes with free p&p in the UK for January PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription.  Who needs an excuse to add to their stash More Info +

And if you need some inspiration to use them why not have a watch of Valerie’s Tesselated Zig Zag Quilt made simply from half-square triangle units. Watch Now+



Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Why have straight lines when wavy would be better! In this month’s delve into our Archives, Valerie shows you a  simple way of adding interest to the background of your wallhanging. This isn’t curved piecing; just gently wavy lines that fit together like a dream. – a much more interesting backdrop for your picture. There are also workshop notes for Paid Subscribers Learn More +





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 +



Kathleen Laurel Sage

Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for January is Butterflies and Flowers by Kathleen Laurel Sage .  A collection of ready-to-use designs of butterflies flowers, and many more carefully chosen floral patterns,  for you to use with machine embroidery, water soluble film and reverse applique.  As it’s our Book of the Month, it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in January 2018. More Info+

If you want to learn a little more about Kathleen, you can watch this free video Watch Now+


Do You Pin?

Are you looking for inspiration? Have you been to our Pinterest page recently? We have a whole series of boards and pins to help inspire you with your creations. Do come along and follow us. More Info+

For those of you new to Pinterest – maybe you’ve got a new tablet or smart phone for Christmas – it’s a online pinboard that allows you to bookmark pictures you discover and save creative ideas. You can either access it through your browser  or you can download an app from your App Store to your device. Happy ‘Pinning’ 



Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is this Pack of 10 Aurifil Threads designed by Jennifer Paganelli. These threads are 40wt (so slightly thicker) and 100% cotton and would be wonderful for quilting.

Just send an email entitled Aurifil Threads to The competition  will close 31 January 2018

Happy sewing
Valerie & Jennie


exhibitions and shows

Lady Sew and Sew
Winter Sale

Online and In store until
28th January 2018

More Info+




New videos this month

Beginners How to Crochet Series - Part 1 - Fasten On with Rosee Woodland

Beginners How to Crochet Series – Part 1 – Fasten On with Rosee Woodland

Rosee guides you through how to create your starting chain, which is what you need to get started. Watch Now+

Sassaman Inspiration with Valerie Nesbitt

Sassaman Inspiration with Valerie Nesbitt

Another great use of large print fabric to create this lovely quick, weekend quilt.Watch Now+

Catch up with Anne Baxter

Catch up with Anne Baxter

We are again down with Anne is her lovely studio in Devon where she shares with us some of her delightful projects. Watch Now+

Free motion embroidery flower with Jennie Rayment

Free motion embroidery flower with Jennie Rayment

This is a simple but exciting little flower that anyone can make; its called ‘Sewing on air’ Watch Now+

Pick up and Knit with Rosee Woodland

Pick up and Knit with Rosee Woodland

Another in our beginner series of knitting workshops; there are three basic ways of doing this, and Rosee guides you through them all.  Watch Now+

Castle Wall Block with Carolyn Forster

Castle Wall Block with Carolyn Forster

Here we get the two girls embellishing their projects – with very different approaches but equally stunning results Watch Now+

The Shipping Forecast by Delia Salter

The Shipping Forecast by Delia Salter

31 pieces of fabric and stitchery that take us round the British Isles – this is one of Valerie’s favourites so gets a revisit! Watch Now+

Two by Two Rib with Rosee Woodland

Two by Two Rib with Rosee Woodland

This is another of those basic knitting techniques that you will find extremely useful. Watch Now+