Meet Kate Findlay
This was filmed on our stand at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show back in November 2016; we learn more about Kate’s textile background, including her Hadron Collider quilt series, her love of birds and fusible web to create pictures, as well as her current fascination with fibre optics. Watch Now+
And there will be more from Kate later in the month with a workshop from her creating her lovely bird pictures.
Fat Quarter Baby Book review
Valerie has one of her students to thank for the introduction to the book and now we love this – we think you will too – 20 little crib quilts to make, with great shopping information and excellent cutting and sewing instructions too. Watch Now+
You can enjoy a gallery of the quilts that Valerie has made from the book in our Show and Tell area of the website See More+
Churn Dash Scrap Quilt
Did you catch up with Valerie’s workshop last week for the Monkey Wrench / Churn Dash Quilt. This traditional block takes on a new ease with the use of a layer cake and coordinating charm pack – but can of course be made from your regular stash. The video comes with notes for subscribers. Watch Now+
We also have a kit available in the Shop that uses wool fabrics that are wonderful to sew with and behave just like the cotton fabrics you are probably more used to. The kit does has sufficient fabrics to create 9 blocks and the borders for this quilt which finishes approx 44" square. 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 justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can subscribe for full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
Our Book of the Month for June is Fat Quarter Baby from It’s Sew Emma patterns. It contains 20 crib quilts that are fun, fast and easy to make – 10 for boys and 10 for girls – and has great shopping instructions too. If you watch Valerie’s review this week, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s a great book to add to your collection.
As it’s our Book of the Month for June 2017 it comes with FREE p&p in the UK. More Info+
Our Product of the Month is a unique combination of the Patchwork Sassaman style book by Jane Sassaman PLUS 1 metre of stunning fabric from Lady Sew and Sew, and entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. The book contains recipes for dazzling quilts and has been written for all the quilters who love fancy fabrics but don’t know how to use them. Take a look and see how Valerie was inspired by one of the quilts in the book and her fabric. More Info +
Dates for your Diary
Are you twiddling your thumbs and looking for something to do in June. Why not pop to our Events pages and see what’s coming up in 2017. You’ll find details of exhibitions, shows and guild events in your area. We’ve listings from all round the UK – so we’re sure you’ll find something to take your fancy Learn More+
If you want your event listed for free on our website, just contact us with details and pictures if you have some, and we’ll pop it on the site for you Contact Us+
Sylvia Critcher’s Mystery Quilt
How are you doing with Sylvia’s Mystery quilt – if you’ve finished it, do send us your pictures so we can share them with others. We’ve made a special gallery in our Show and Tell section which is only available to subscribers. Sandra, one of our subscribers met up with Sylvia recently and sent in her picture – she pieced & quilted entirely by hand. Learn More+
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is this lovely Seaside Kantha kit from Angela Daymond, with a selection of sea creatures adorning this little wall project that combines kantha stitching and simple patchwork. The kit contains sufficient threads to complete pattern; full size drawings for you to trace; plus pebble fabric to create this project .
Just send an email entitled Seaside to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will close 30 June 2017.
Isabel quilts all shapes and sizes from baby quilts to large bedspreads. In addition to the longarm quilting, they offer basting and binding services plus a range of backing fabrics.
Valerie talks us through the simple component parts of this lovely cosy quilt. Watch Now+
A delightful variation to create this lovely bowl – and Jennie share with us a ‘pay attention’ moment! Watch Now+
This quilt which is full of iconic London landmarks, is created with fused applique – so very straightforward to make Watch Now+
These delightful little creatures take no upkeep at all and would work well as doorstops maybe. Watch Now+
This very clever product acts like a bleach taking out the colour from your fabric, but in a very safe way. Watch Now+
An easy way to produce your patchwork pieces without worrying about seam allowance. Watch Now+
This is the title of Angela’a latest book and she feels is a brilliantly simple way of generating endless and unique designs for quilts. Watch Now+
This is another of those quilts that you can tailor make to use up the fabric that you have Watch Now+