New Videos Every Friday


Charming Circles

Charming Circles with Paula Doyle

Paula Doyle joins us and guides us through the making of her Charming Circles quilts which are a great way to use up and recycle  fabrics – and denim jeans are just perfect for this. You also get to use up some of your smaller pieces of left over wadding to make double-sided quilts, bags and table runners.  Watch Now+


1/4 inch seams

How to set an accurate ¼" on your machine

Many of the modern machines will sew an accurate ¼" if you only know how to set them up! Today we have an expert tip from Jennie Rayment on how to set up your sewing machine to do this with the regular sewing foot to help you with accurate piecing.  Watch Now+


Gift Cards


Mother’s Day is just round the corner and if you’re not sure what to get that special person in your life, why not treat them to a subscription Gift Card. It’s a subscription to that is ready to use when  your Mum can have some me-time. Just click and choose which one would suit her best – 
1 year  , 3 months or 1 month 


Stitch into Spring

Book of the Month

And with Spring just around the corner hopefully, take a look at our Book of the Month for March  which is Stitch into Spring by Mandy Shaw. Simply stunning sewing projects for springtime including Spring Garland, Spring Chicken and Spring Cushion – all of which are brimming with Mandy’s hallmark style, combining blanket stitch applique in muted shades of wool felt, with a mix of linens and dotty fabrics. You might just spot a little bit of jumbo ric rac too! As it’s our book of the month, it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in March 2018. More Info+


Easter Boxes

Product of the Month

Our product of the month in March is this brilliant Easter Boxes Pattern and Fabric set from Creative Quilting. There are two Fat 1/4’s of lovely Easter themed fabric and this delightful pattern designed by Gail Penberthy is combined exclusively for  It comes with free p&p in the UK for March PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription.  More Info +

If you want some help making these boxes, there is a video available for paid subscribers on the site. Watch Now+

Or why not treat yourself and sign up for one of the very last places on our Sewing Retreat with Gail at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park on 17-18 March 2018, where she will be giving a bonus evening demonstration of.the boxes.  Book Now+




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 become a paid subscriber withr full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +



Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is this delightful miniature quilt kit from Julia Gahagan. The little kit makes up into approx 10"x7" size; the fabric shapes are held into place with shadow applique technique. The kit includes all the fabric for the houses, landscape, backing, binding and shadow fabric, wadding, design sheet and instructions.

Just send an email entitled Mediterranean Village​  to The competition  will close 31 March 2018

Happy sewing
Valerie & Jennie


Nov Retreat

A Quilting Weekend in Hampshire. November 2018 

With Jennie Rayment and Paula Doyle

Early Bird Special price – £350 if booked before 2 September 2018

More Info+




New videos this month

Quarter Square Triangles with Jennie Rayment

Quarter Square Triangles with Jennie Rayment

Good advice (as always) from Jennie on why templates are not necessarily interchangeable. Watch Now+

Navajo - Chevron

Navajo Blanket Quilt – Chevron bands with Anne Baxter

This is section 2 of Anne’s blanket project, and these bands border the central medallion. Watch Now+

American Hand Piecing interview with Paula Doyle

American Hand Piecing interview with Paula Doyle

Paula and Valerie talk about the joy of American Hand patchwork piecing and we are shown a selection of beautiful quilts made by Paula. Apdf of Hummingbird quilt available to subscribed members Watch Now+

Katie Jane quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Katie Jane quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

This stunning quilt was designed by Lynne Goldsworthy using the Katie Jane fabric range from Makower – free pattern downloads are available. Watch Now+

Tote-ally Bags with Jennie Rayment

Tote-ally Bags with Jennie Rayment

This is a great idea from Jennie, where she incorporated the handles into the design, so no need to add them later.. Watch Now+

Moss Stitch with Rosee Woodland

Moss Stitch with Rosee Woodland

This is a simple stitch to work that creates some lovely texture using a combination of knit and stitch stitches.Watch Now+

Dyeing with a slow cooker with Angela Daymond

Dyeing with a slow cooker with Angela Daymond

You will never think of your jam jars and your slow cooker in the same way again! Angela shows you how easy it is to dye your own fabric in your own kitchen.. Watch Now+

TExtiles in Focus 2

Textiles in Focus (2013) – Part 2

More of our wanderings around this lovely exhibition. Watch Now+