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Navajo Blanket Quilt – the final part

How is your Navajo quilt coming along? Is it perhaps going to be a Christmas present for a friend or relative? Well today we reach the final part where Anne Baxter shows you how to put it all together. She has tips on how to judge where to put dividing bands in around the centre panel and how to quilt and bind it so you end up with a beautiful Navajo Blanket Quilt. Watch Now+

Don’t forget to send us your pictures of your final quilts as we’d love to see how you got on.



Christmas Decorations

We continue our early Christmas planning and we are focusing on decorations. This lovely idea from Valerie is for folded Christmas tree decorations which you can have great fun "blinging" up. These are great to bear in mind as well  if you find yourself running out of time come December, as they are very quick and easy to make  Watch Now+



Christmas Gingerbread Men

This is a very comprehensive workshop from Kate Percival, she takes us through all the steps necessary to create these lovely hand stitched decorations for the holiday season. You get to use up scraps of felt as well as the opportunity to use decorative bits and bobs that we all think are too good to throw away! Subscribers will be able to download Kate’s comprehensive instructions Watch Now+



Book of the Month

If you’re looking to make a garland for Christmas our Book of the Month for July, Garlands by Gail Lawther,  is just for you. It contains stitch projects for every season, including Christmas and uses Gail’s quick and easy methods.  In this collection of designs she has created beautiful garlands and festoons. The designs are fused in place and then quilted using Gail’s simple machine-quilting techniques; you can then embellish the finished projects with buttons, beads and embroidery if you wish. The templates are full size for all the projects. As it’s our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in July 2018. More Info+



Throwback Thursday

This lovely decoration from Fran Rose combines felt, wadding, buttons and lots of simple beading – there is a 3 bead edging, which Fran guides you through as well as how to fix the buttons in the centre together with their own added embellishment. Full workshop notes are available for subscribers.  Watch Now+



Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is this redwork kit designed by Mandy Shaw entitled Let it Snow Xmas Hanging Hearts. The kit comes complete with two bits of fabric (dotty and calico) decorative hanging ribbon and redwork thread. 

To enter, just send an email entitled Let it Snow to The competition  will close 31 July 2018



Product of the Month

Celebrating our ‘Christmas in July’ theme this month, our product of the month for July is this Christmas stocking and Advent Calendar Duo from Makower. These coordinating panels of a jumbo stocking and advent calender have been put together exclusively for They come as printed panels, with instructions (they are not pre-sewn) As the Product of the Month for July 2018 it comes with free P&P in the UK PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription  More Info +



Show and Tell

Valerie has been very busy recently  with some new Makower fabrics and you can see what she’s been making in our Show and Tell section of the website – from Scandi Christmas tablemats in the Makower Christmas range, to some lovely quilts in their Dinosaur and Beachcomber ranges  The one pictured here is a Cut 9 quilt and there is a workshop on the website to show you how easy it is. The fabrics should be available from your local quilt shop, plus a free pattern that you can download from the Makower website. Learn More+



What’s coming up in July

For a taste of what’s coming up for the rest of this month, then watch our latest trailer Watch Now+

Don’t forget, we have new videos on every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber with full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +




**LAST CHANCE** Early Bird Special for Quilting Weekend, October 2018

There’s only 3 days left to take advantage of our “early bird” price offer for our Patchwork and Quilting Retreat at Denham Grove Hotel, Bucks on 13-14 October 2018. Choose between:
Sarah Soward teaching Jelly Roll Tree or Stack of Books Quilt; Pauline Bolt teaching Layer Cake Quilts; or Valerie Nesbitt invites you to bring along your UFO’s, WIP’s and PhD’s or be inspired by a project of hers.

Reserve your place, today, and save £25 Learn More+


Happy sewing
Valerie & Jennie




New videos this month

Christmas Gingerbread Man from Kate Percival

Christmas Gingerbread Man from Kate Percival

This is a delightful hand project which can be adjusted in size and colour – so may be quite addictive! Watch Now+

Small 4-block sampler quilt pieced by hand by Paula Doyle - part 4

Small 4-block sampler quilt pieced by hand by Paula Doyle – part 4

This is the final section of the workshop programme and you get lots of show -and-tell style inspiration from Paula too..Watch Now+

Make Felt Holly Leaves and Berries with Gillian Harris

Make Felt Holly Leaves and Berries with Gillian Harris

Gillian also talks you through needlfelting as well as how to make wet felt berries – so three workshops in one! Watch Now+

Fanadoo with Jennie Rayment

Fanadoo with Jennie Rayment

Jennie shares with Valerie details of the projects she plans to offer at the quilt retreat later in 2018, and about her new book. Watch Now+

Tumbling blocks with Jennie Rayment

Tumbling blocks with Jennie Rayment

Simple technique for stitching Tumbling Blocks – Oh sew easy!Watch Now+

Easy Stack Quilts Preparation with Paula Doyle

Easy Stack Quilts Preparation with Paula Doyle

Using just four repeats to create stunning quilts, Paula is a great believer in good preparation prior to cutting and here she shows you how to tack the fabric (tailor’s tacks that is).Watch Now+

Recycling Mens Ties with Valerie Nesbitt

Recycling Mens Ties with Valerie Nesbitt

Ties come in such a wide variety of wonderful colours and can be recycled into beautiful quilts.Watch Now+

Small 4-block sampler quilt pieced by hand with Paula Doyle - Part 3

Small 4-block sampler quilt pieced by hand with Paula Doyle – Part 3

Robbing Peter to pay Paul is the block Paula is working on this time and it involves curved piecing. Watch Now+

Foundation piecing technique

Foundation piecing technique

A really useful technique – often used for miniatures, for pictures and this lovely New York Beauty block which also makes a great scrap quilt.Watch Now+

Navajo Blanket Quilt - Castle Wall Border with Anne Baxter

Navajo Blanket Quilt – Castle Wall Border with Anne Baxter

This is another strip-pieced band and you only need to create one. Watch Now+