New Videos Every Friday
No Y Seam Tumbling Blocks with Jennie Rayment
Jennie is at it again this week, with one of her very clever, but really easy strip piecing techniques, to make tumbling blocks – all you need is 3 strips of fabric. As Jennie says “this is a totally cheating way of making tumbling blocks with no Y seams – WHATSOEVER! Watch Now+
Wool Applique with Sallieann Harrison
Last week, Sallieann Harrison shared with us her love of wool applique which can be done by hand or by machine. The piece in this picture was worked by hand and it closely resembles penny rugg work. Sallieann likes to use cotton perle thread (which is not stranded). In the workshop she talks us through how to work various embroidery stitches that she feels add texture to a snowdrop picture. Watch Now+
OMG! 3 million views and rising!
We love reporting on the progress of Valerie’s 40 minute quilt video which has taken the internet by storm and it has recently hit 3 million views – this is truly amazing from our very own Queen of Scrap. What an internet sensation she has become. In celebration we have posted a few of the lovely versions you have been making. Do check them out in our Blog and if you have your own version at home, you can email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Read More+
If you haven’t watched the video or shared it with a friend yet – what’s keeping you!! Watch Now+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Scandi Christmas Bunting Kit from Creative Quilting
If you need something to look ahead to why not get in the festive spirit and make your own Scandi inspired Christmas bunting. This kit contains instructions, fabric and bias tape for making your own bunting.
The fabrics are from the Christmas 2020 Scandi range by Makower, and are red, white and grey, to give a Nordic Christmas feel. As our Product of the Month for June it comes with free shipping in the UK for the month of June. . Buy Now+
Drawing with your Sewing Machine with Janet Clare
Janet loves to create line drawings with her sewing machine. We delve into the archives as Janet shows you how very easy it is no matter what machine you have. She does this either simply by sewing with thread or by following the edge of a fused applique shape. Her books and patterns are full of inspiration with simple shapes of dogs, cats, birds and flowers. Watch Now+
New in the Shop this week
This week have some lovely new patterns from Gail Penberthy, some new Christmas kits from Nancy Adamek and some lovely bright new Andover star precuts from Creative Quilting Learn More+
This week we are also featuring the new instant download patterns from Lorna Bateman. Just how beautiful is her work. All the pattern downloads come with an additional stitch glossary as well.
The patterns are great both for those wanting to learn something new or if you just have plenty of threads and fabric at home longing to be used. Learn More+
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Cathedral Windows -New Views
If your looking for a new project, then Vendulka Battais has 11 of them in her lovely book, Cathedral Windows – New Views, The projects combine several blocks using this traditional pattern but with a faster machine pieced method. You can then combine them to make many other different projects.
The book contains step by step instructions, accompanied by photographs. The projects include cushions and wall hangings plus an impressive double bed quilt,
which combines most of the blocks taught in the book. As it’s our Book of the Month it also comes with FREE P&P in the UK during June Buy Now+
How to extend your borders with Valerie Nesbitt
When the fabric just isn’t long enough, what do you do? Valerie has a neat answer. The end result means that it looks like you thought about the borders rather than having them as an afterthought around the quilt centre. Watch Now+
What’s coming up in June
Have you caught up with this month’s trailer? Featured tutors this month include Angela Daymond, Fran Rose, Janet Clare, Jennie Rayment, Sallieann Harrison, Valerie Nesbitt Make use of the longer (and wetter!) days to work on some lovely new projects. Watch Now+
Don’t forget, we have new videos on justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber with full access from only £5 a month. Learn More +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
If you have a paid subscription to the site, don’t forget to enter our June giveaway. This month the winner will receive this summery, maritime themed pack of 5″ precut squares. The pack includes 10 fabrics and you get 20 x 5″ squares, 2 squares of each fabric. The pack is created by Creative Quilting from fabric on their own shelves, so is unique to them. The fabrics were cut to support their Fabric Sample Club where members receive a pack like this (i.e. 10 different fabrics, 2 squares of each) every month for 3 months.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled MARITIME to email@example.com. The competition will close 30 June 2020.
CALLING ALL QUILTERS….
Inspired by the extraordinary quilts on social media during lock down, our friends at ECT Travel have decided to bring them all together in one glorious on-line gallery. They are inviting quilters across the globe to send in images of their quilting projects. They are looking for everything from wall hangings and bed covers to bags, cushions, scrubs and masks– if it’s quilted, they would love to see it – made either on the theme of travel or created during lock down.