Despite being mid-summer we feel you can never start too early for Christmas so we are bringing you a taste of Christmas in July. New today, Julia Gahagan chats to Valerie in this video and introduces us to her miniature Christmas quilts. She has designed some of these especially for justhands-on.tv for our retreat in November. Keep an eye out through the month as we have other Christmas videos for you. Watch Now+
Or, why not come to the retreat as a pre Christmas getaway treat? You will have the chance to spend one day working with Julia Gahagan and her Christmas miniature quilts and the other with Angela Madden and silhouette patterns. What better way to escape the early preparations for a weekend!! Read More+
Celebrating our Christmas in July theme this month, our product of the month for July is this very stylish Scandi Advent Calendar in Grey from Makower.
It will be useful for years to come and will appeal to all ages and we love it because it’s nice and easy to make.
It comes pre-printed with the lovely Scandi inspired background design and the pockets to make and sew on. Finished size is 24? x 44?
As our Product of the Month for July it comes with FREE P&P in the UK Buy Now+
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This months giveaway for paid subscribers is this Wreath Christmas Ornament kit by Lina Patchwork. so you can get crafting for Christmas!!! This lovely EPP Christmas tree ornament is made with medium-small Hexagons (5/8th inch) as well as sumptuously sparkling red and green Christmas fabric.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled CHRISTMAS WREATH to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will close 31 July 2019
Cut 9 patch quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
What did we do before the rotary cutter? Take truly lovely fabric, cut it up, sew it together, cut it up again, and sew it up again. And what a great result! And the variety is endless. The setting of this Cut 9 patch – also known as Disappearing 9 Patch – is one of the few that actually makes the design tesselate. As you can see the pattern zig-zag’s across the quil. This is a very quick and easy quilt to make and could make a great dent in your fabric stash. Watch Now+
How to insert a zip in a cushion with Jennie Rayment
Last month, did you catch Jennie showing you how to give all your cushions that professional finish with the addition of a zip easy when you know how.. Although she is an ardent sewing machine fan, inserting a zip can also be done by hand using
a series of small back stitches where any machine sewing is indicated. Watch Now+
Our Book of the Month for July is Embroidered Country Gardens by Lorna Bateman. You can learn how to embroider all the elements of a typical English country garden and then apply your knowledge to create twelve exciting projects to keep or give as gifts with this beautiful book by Lorna Bateman. And its suitable for beginners as well as accomplished embroiderers.
As its our Book of the
Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in July 2019 Buy Now+
Immersion Dyeing with Angela Daymond
Angela uses Brazilwood to give the fabric a pink colour in her dyeing workshop . She uses string to give this lovely shibori effect. If you are old enough to be a flower child, we would call it tie-dyeing! As an added bonus, dont forget that the string will also pick up some dye colour so you can use it in another textile project.. Watch Now+
Tricks with Triangles with Valerie Nesbitt
Learn how to create half square triangle patchwork units, quickly, easily and accurately with Valerie Nesbitt. Valerie shares with you several different ways of doing this with the help of todays rotary cutting equipment and the sewing machine. Watch Now+
Our new trailer is up on the website see what great videos, classes and workshops we have for you this month Watch Now+
Don’t forget, we have new videos on justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber
with full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
Quilt Now ‘Readers Makes’
Quilt Now magazine love to see what their readers have been making. They invite their readers to send their picture in by email The best makes are then featured in their magazine and the Star Make wins a one year subscription to justhands-on.tv.
Have a look at the Blog to see what the winners were making: Anna in issue 63 and Bety in Issue 64 Read More+
Share your projects with us
Have you been working on projects from the justhands-on.tv website? Or do you have a quilt and a story that will inspire others? Why not send your photo(s) into us with your story and we will pop it into the Show and Tell area of the website.
On the new site it’s even easier to do – you can now upload the pictures directly on the Contact Us page – just fill in your name, email address and message and then click then click on choose file button to upload your photos. Or if you prefer, just email them direct to us at email@example.com
More easy kitchen-top dyeing ideas from Angela Daymond this time using Brazilwood to create a pink effect on the fabric plus a touch of shibori.. Watch Now+
Creating half square triangle patchwork units, quickly, easily and accurately, with Valerie Nesbitt. She shares with you several different ways of doing this with the help of todays rotary cutting equipment and the sewing machine…Watch Now+
This is such a clever technique which allows you to work with the accuracy of foundation piecing, but without having any papers to remove at the end so no mess; no distortion or tearing of stitches. Watch Now+
Caravans and Beach Huts are a couple of truly iconic themes throughout the summer and Gail Penberthy shares with you some of her projects using these themes as her inspiration.Watch Now+
A great idea from Jennie Rayment which could also be used for your celtic designs, stained glass. baltimore album flower stems and anywhere else that small bias strips might be used.. Watch Now+
This is a very simple patchwork quilt is made with traditional squares and rectangles and wonderful fabrics from the Oakshott ranges..Watch Now+
Nancy Adamek, a devoted English Paper Piecing patchworker, shows you how to complete your quilt (or other project) once you have all the hexagons made. Watch Now+
This delightful table runner is made up of half-square triangles which in turn become pinwheels and easy to make with the new T sheets designed by the Thangles company.Watch Now+