Up Hill and Down Dale with Janet Clare
This week we are joined by Janet Clare who is taking us “Up Hill and Down Dale” with this lovely contemporary quilt pattern. And you may spot that it looks a little like the traditional favourite Delectable Mountains. And you can raid your stash for this one – you only need two 10” layer cakes, each with 42 squares of pre-cut 10” fabric, to make the quilt top. Watch Now+
The pattern is available in the Shop Buy Now+
Anchoring your work with Jennie Rayment
This is a brilliant idea as always from Jennie on how to do the fixing stitches with your machine. Jennie does not like to handle a sewing needle unless she is putting it into her machine that is, so she has developed a way of anchoring her tucks, twiddles and folds with an anchoring stitch on the machine (which you KNOW has been tried and tested.! Watch Now+
Our product of the month for August is a Cat Embroidery Kit designed by Hawthorn. This hand embroidery kit makes the perfect way to wind down with a crafty project.
The contemporary Cat embroidery design is pre-printed onto cotton and the kit comes with all the materials you need, colourful DMC threads, a 7” embroidery hoop and easy to follow stitch guide and instructions. With the simple illustrations included even needlework novices will be able to create their own beautiful piece of work – and find great satisfaction doing it.
As our Product of the Month for August it comes with FREE P&P in the UK Buy Now+
Makower Christmas Tree Wall Hanging with Valerie Nesbitt
This delightful wall hanging has been designed by Lynne Goldsworthy for Makower for use with their 2019 Christmas ranges; It is a free download pattern which will work with all manner of christmas fabrics, from modern to traditional and any colour way. Or you could just raid your stash and it will be just as lovely.Watch Now+
All Aboard! Our Book of the Month for August is Gail Lawther’s brand new book – Noah’s Ark– from her Quick Quilts book series and is full of inspiring designs and patterns.
With this book you can create your own fabric ark with a wonderful array of animal pairs. And you can use Gail’s quick and easy methods so you can easily create your own wonderful ark in fabric and thread. Created in fused applique Gail takes you through all the steps with clear diagrams and full size templates.
As it’s our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in August 2019 Buy Now+
And staying on an animal theme, did you see the recent Facebook shout out for knitters and crocheters . The London Neonatal Transfer Service are completely out of storks and need your help. These are given to each baby that has travelled with them and their families to remember their journey by. Here is the pattern link for both knitting and crocheting https://london-nts.nhs.uk/storks-needed/. The address to post them to is Neonatal Transfer Service, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB
You can find all the details and both patterns on their website https://london-nts.nhs.uk/storks-needed/
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What’s coming up in August
Our new trailer is up on the website – see what great videos, classes and workshops we have for you this month – and don’t forget it’s a 5 week month Watch Now+
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Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
The giveaway for paid subscribers in August is: Libs Elliott ‘Greatest Hits’ Fat Quarter Bundle from Creative Quilting. The bundle, is a fabulous new collection by Libs Elliot for Andover Fabrics. This beautiful blue palette of fabric also has a sophisticated splash of metallic detail. There are 8 fat quarters in the bundle.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled Greatest Hits to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will close 31 August 2019
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This delightful wall hanging has been designed by Lynne Goldsworthy for Makower and is a free download pattern which will work with all manner of Christmas fabrics, from modern to traditional and any colour way.. Watch Now+
Angela Daymond has designed this delightful little hand project using kantha stitching, that can be finished in an evening (so still time to make plenty!) – and is very portable, so great to take away with you.. Watch Now+
This folded patchwork potholder is both traditional and useful too, particularly as there are so many layers of fabric that it remains reasonably heat protective on any surface. Watch Now+
This lovely little robin Christmas Tree decoration is made with English Paper Piecing (EPP) and Nancy Adamek shows you how simple it is to make.Watch Now+
Lorna Bateman shows us how to create a variety of flower stems with simple embroidery stitches, that can be used in your embroidery projects. Watch Now+
This is a delightful tree skirt pattern from Gail Penberthy, which could also work as a table centre, and is created with simple strip piecing and looks good in a wide variety of colours.Watch Now+
These miniature pictures are created with the patchwork technique called shadow applique which means they are very quick and easy to make.. Watch Now+
Also known as Disappearing 9 Patch this is a very quick and easy quilt to make and could make a great dent in your fabric stash..Watch Now+