Sallieann Harrison love wool appliqué and says she needed to find a a way to work on more wool applique projects than hours would allow her to do by hand, so she has perfected a way of getting her sewing machine to behave with cotton perle 12 threads and in this introduction workshop she shares with us how she achieves this.
Take 5 with Valerie Nesbitt
This simple block can be used to showcase fabrics that have a larger print that you don’t want to cut up too small and Valerie has a range of examples in this Show & Tell style workshop. This block is simple to cut and simple to sew – will just work with all sorts of fabric combinations; you can even put the block sideways – go search out your fabrics!. Watch Now+
Our product of the month for June is this fabulous Sheep English Paper Piecing project from Creative Quilting. This delightful project is created with EPP hexagons and is ‘ewe’nique to Creative Quilting. It will make a fantastic summer project to pack in your baaaaa-g and take with you and you could make it into perhaps a small wallhanging or cushion. The kit will contain: 1” hexagons paper pieces + instructions, all the fabrics to make the top of the project, 1”hexagon template to cut the fabric, 2 John James needles (Straw) and 1 bobbin of Bottom Line in neutral colour – which we love for EPP.
The kit comes with free p&p in the UK for June PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +
Workshop tour with Mandy Shaw
We did enjoy wandering around Mandy’s lovely workshop – it’s full of ideas and inspiration. In this tour we discover a world of antique treasures as well as modern tools; Watch Now+
Valerie recently caught up with Rosee Woodland, a knitter of many talents, She learns about knitting socks with fancy yarns – a little bit of magic really as the yarn does all the work for the perfect pattern design – and then about Rosee’s particular passion for including Scandi designs into her knitwear. Watch Now+
If you too like the idea of this, Rosee is involved in the Justhands-on.tv knitting retreat in October in Hampshire,where you will be able to learn how to incorporate your own design sequence into a cowl or mittens for your very own, unique piece of knitwear. Learn More+
Rosee has also completed a whole range of beginner knitting techniques, which are dotted around the site and can be found using the Knitting quick search on the left hand side of the website pages. Learn More+
Our Book of the Month for June is – Cathedral Windows -new views – by Vendulka Battais.
Vendulka has put together this lovely book containing 11 new projects using the traditional Cathedral Windows pattern but with a faster machine pieced method. The projects combine several blocks which can be combined to make many other different projects. The book contains step by step instructions accompanied by photographs; the 11 projects include cushions and wall hangings plus an impressive double bed quilt, which combines most of the blocks taught in the book.
The book is available at a Special Promo price! AND as it’s our book of the month, it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in June 2018. More Info+
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is Dragonfly Duo pincushion designed by Lorna Bateman made suing Crewel embroidery and simple beading in this lovely and useful pincushion
To enter, just send an email entitled Dragonfly Duo to email@example.com. The competition will close 30 June 2018
If you want a taste of what’s coming up this month, then watch our latest trailer 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 £7 a month. Learn More +
There’s always humour with quilting and Violeta, our social media whizz recently found some great quilting cartoons. This is one of them, but if you’d like to see the rest, they are on our Facebook page. View more +
New Patterns from Gail Penberthy
Tilted Square block and Variable Star block – both with some interesting piecing techniques from Paula.. Watch Now+
In this introduction Sallieann shares with us how she gets cotton perle 12 threads to behave to create wonderful wool applique on her sewing machine.Watch Now+
Sallieann loves both handwork and using the sewing machine with a particular interest in wool applique by machine. Watch Now+
This band is inspired patchwork by the Seminole Indians and Anne puts her own spin on it – complete with fudge factor. Watch Now+
This is a super way of neatening off the edges of your work. Watch Now+
This is a great way of introducing intentional holes in your work to create a lacey pattern effect.Watch Now+
Dawn talks about her book – the Pocket Tutor – which she feels is an essential guide to Patchwork and Quilting. This is part of our Throwback Thursday programme when we revist our archives. Watch Now+
A great 12inch block, unique to Jennie, who was challenged to create this for one of her students.Watch Now+
A knitter of many talents, Rosee has a particular love of the Scandi designs in her work. Watch Now+
Fast, easy and accurate – just what all patchworkers want to achieve and Valerie shows you how with the help of the sewing machine and rotary cutter.Watch Now+