Dala Horses with Anne Baxter
This is a lovely little quilt, created in fused applique. Anne has designed it using the iconic Swedish Dala horse as her inspiration. She then uses the simple half-square triangle unit to create both the windmill blocks and the pieced zig-zag border in this delightful 9 block quilt, and there is clever use of some fabric to create the sashing. Paid subscribers – don’t forget to download your free workshop notes. Watch Now+
Fine Cell Work Exhibition
Originally founded by Lady Anne Tree, back in 1997, Fine Cell Work trains prisoners to do high-quality, creative needlework in their cells and textiles training in prison workshops to foster hope, discipline and confidence. Their aim is to enable the prisoners to finish their sentences with work skills, having earned and saved some money, and acquired the self-belief to stop offending.Their exhibition was held at the warehouse premises of Lady Sew & Sew in Henley upon Thames Watch Now+
Our Book of the Month for May is Quick and Easy Charity Quilts from Annie’s Quilting allowing you to share your love of quilting in a meaningful way by making quilts for charity. There are 8 great quilt designs and additional patterns for charitable giving are included, plus there are some very helpful projects that give support, such as the Chemo scarf. These fun and easy patterns are very versatile for everyone to use. What a great way to use up your stash!
As it’s our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in May 2019 Buy Now+
Do you know your warp from your weft?
If you ever struggle knowing which way the grain goes on your fabric when you’ve just got a little bit left in your stash (maybe without the selvedge on it ) then this tip from Jennie will be invaluable. It is also very useful to know when cutting out quarter square and half-square triangles. Watch Now+
Something Blue quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
Something Blue is a very simple block design which consists of squares and half -square triangles and interest is created by the use of colour..Valerie talks you through how to sew the half-square triangles and also shows you how different the block can look with different colour centres to it. You can also, if you have scraps, sub-divide the middle square to give an even greater scrappy look. Watch Now+
There is also an accompanying bundle of fabrics available through our Shop. These Makower fabrics are from a range of fabrics designed by Laundry Basket Quilts.There are 10 lush fabrics in this Fat 1/4 Bundle. Buy Now+
Our Product of the Month for May comes from a different Makower range- A Walk in the Park and do watch out for Valerie’s workshop later this month working with this panel and coordinating fabric.
This is a fun panel of delightful doggie designs. They are chasing butterflies and bees and cats up trees, whilst racing through flowers…you can have so much fun with it.
This versatile panel is perfect to cut up into cushions, use for placement applique on bags or use two together for an easy sew lap quilt, the
possibilities are endless. These charming prints come in a 24” / 60cms panel.
As our Product of the Month for May it comes with FREE P&P in the UK Buy Now+
See what’s new this month in our latest trailer we have everything from Cosmic Happenings, Freida Kahlo, Piano Key borders and work by serving prisoners Watch Now+
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Friday and you can become a paid subscriber with full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
If you’re a paid subscriber, this month you could win this lovely EPP City Lights Cushion pattern from Lina Patchwork. This lovely 3D pattern, originally designed for one of our justhands-on.tv retreats, is created by the clever use of fabric and half hexagons. So, with its’ intriguing 3D effect it will soon be the envy of your quilting friends! The final project finishes to approx 18″ (45cm) square. The pattern comes complete with all the paper pieces you need together with assembly and sewing instructions.. Please note: you will need to provide your own fabric.
To enter, just send an email entitled CITY
The competition will close 31st May 2019.
If you’re looking for a new project we have some lovely applique patterns in the Shop from the talented designer at Don’t Look Now .
Choose from an easy traceable Christmas tree – great for incorporating into your Christmas decoration, or a selection of traditional and modern quilts created in raw edge fused applique. There are also 2 lovely flower themed cushions that would brighten any room. Learn More+
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This is another of those delightful bags that can be made in a jiffy – perfect for fundraising. Watch
Something Blue from Makower is a delightful quilt made with a range of fabrics designed by Laundry Basket Quilts and comes with a free quilt pattern.. Watch Now+
Helen loves to create simple modern quilts and this has an amazing 3 D effect without a Y seam involved. Watch
This is the modern way of tackling applique – no turned edges. Watch Now+
A touch of steam, some tulip petals and some fabric and off you go! Watch Now+
We continue to wander round the West Country Quilt Show 2018 with Valerie Nesbitt acting as our guide. Watch
Simple but effective this is one technique you will use again and again. Watch Now+
This is a delightful little quilt which combines scrap Irish chain blocks with embroidery and fused applique wild flowers, created and designed by Janet Clare. Watch Now+