The Hashtag Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
This modern block uses 2.5″ (jelly roll) strips and Valerie shows you how easy it is to make. It’s made from strips, squares and rectangles, using the stitch’n’flip method for the corners. There are workshop notes for Subscribed members Watch Now+
Dresden Plate Plus with Sue Rhodes
Sue shares with us this clever modern interpretation of the traditional Dresden plate petal that she designed and which she enjoys sewing together with the English Paper Piecing method Watch Now+
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Natural Dyeing: Hints, Tips and Techniques by Angela Daymond
If you’re thinking of learning something new over the next few months, then why not try our Book of the Month for March -Angela Daymond’s brand new book Natural Dyeing: Hints, Tips and Techniques. This A5 book encourages you to learn about the technique and encourages you to have fun and have a go. It has colour illustrations throughout and consists of 43 pages. As our Book of the Month for March it comes with FREE P&P in the UK Buy Now+
How to create textile seed heads with Pauline Verrinder
We caught up with Pauline at a Textiles in Focus event, which she organised. She was demonstrating how to create 3D shapes with wire and cheap fabric scrim. This is usually used for cleaning purposes but once dyed a pretty colour it is amazing how effective it can become.. Watch Now+
Make Beautiful Beaded Buttons with Fran Rose
This is a delightful little workshop from Fran in which she shows us how to make the simplest of button brooches which starts off with some laid work round the button and then a 3-bead edging. Fran also shows us how to start the project with your needle ready threaded and also how to finish – such important little steps. According to Fran these little projects can be made in under an hour; What a great way to spend your time. Watch Now+
Tying (or Buttoning) Your Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
Tying is an old tradition which you can often come across on antique quilts – so stands the test of time. It’s an alternative way of holding that quilt sandwich together without any further stitching. Valerie demonstrates with thick thread but you could use this as an opportunity to embellish with wool, buttons, ribbon – just some ideas to get you thinking. . Watch Now+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Delilah quilt kit designed by Jane Czaja
Our Product of the Month for March is the Delilah Quilt Kit designed by Jane Czaja.. It’s very nice and easy to make and quick too since you have most of the fabric pre-cut for you! The kit comes complete with precut squares, 2 fat 1/4′, fabric for the flat piping and border and full instructions. The finished size, with borders, is 50 ” x 40″. Creative Quilting have put this kit together, so it is unique to them. As our Product of the Month for March, it comes with FREE P&P in the UK as well Buy Now+
Alternatively, if you have your own fabulous splash of stash, the pattern is also available as an instant download in the Shop Buy Now+
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What’s coming up in March
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month we are giving away Deborah Kemball Charmpack from Oakshott Fabrics for paid subscribers. There are 27 coloured squares each 5in x 5in of this delightful fabric to add to your stash To enter the competition just send an email entitled Charmpack to email@example.com. The competition will close 31 March 2020.
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Sue Rhodes shares with us her personal interpretation of splitting the dresden plate petal and sewing it by hand with the English Paper Piecing method. Watch Now+
Pauline Verrinder shows us how to create 3D shapes from cleaning scrim and thread with the help of her sewing machine or you can do this by hand. Watch Now+
Projects by Gail Lawther inspired by the Land of the Long White Cloud (otherwise known as New Zealand) Watch Now+
Designed by Jane Czaja this quilt is quick and easy to make using charm packs . Watch Now+
This delightful Lily block is twiddled and fiddled as only Jennie Rayment knows how Watch Now+
An Introduction to Stumpwork Embroidery : this is the final part of the 3-part workshop with Kelley Aldridge Watch Now+
An Introduction to Stumpwork Embroidery : this is part two of a 3-part workshop with Kelley Aldridge. Watch Now+
Fat 1/4’s that is. A lovely design to use up those bundles of fabrics you couldn’t resist at the show/quilt shop. Watch Now+