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Postcard Quilt

Postcard quilt from Valerie Nesbitt

The Postcard quilt from Valerie is a very adaptable quilt design which works with pre-cut charm packs just as well as with feature fabric.   Valerie shows you how you can adapt the pattern to work with the fabric that you have and it’s brilliant for beginners too as you don’t have to worry about seam allowance.  Watch Now+



Surprising Silhouttes with Angela Madden

Surprising Silhouettes from Angela Madden

Angela introduces us to her latest book which takes its inspiration from paper cutting and the Japanese word of ‘Notan’ which means dark-light but for patchworkers it means that both the positive and negative spaces always work together.   You will be impressed by the simplicity of the idea and also of the wide range of designs that can be instantly created; and the designs are then fused into place – so no awkward sewing required.  Watch Now+ 


Surprising Silhouttes

Book of the Month

And Angela’s book is our Book of the Month for May. This really simple way of generating designs for quilts that she has developed will give results that will be both surprising and rewarding. 60 pages of inspiration will help you create original quilts the new easy way.

As it’s our Book of the Month for May 2017 it comes with FREE p&p in the UK.  Read More +



Filming with Carolyn Forster

Filming with Carolyn Forster

Valerie had a day out last week filming with the very talented Carolyn Forster who, like Valerie loves working with scraps. Valerie has blogged about the interesting new videos we’ll have coming up for you soon from Carolyn, including this very pretty quilt. And you’ll also find details of the Facebook live video they made on the day. Read More+




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May Trailer

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 subscribe for full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +


LSS retreat

Twiddling, Fiddling and some Magic too

Valerie has also been blogging about our fabulous weekend retreat in Henley on Thames recently where she was teaching with Jennie at the Lady Sew and Sew warehouse. There’s also details of how to catch up with all the pictures that were taken at the weekend including Jennie’s racy evening talk!. Read More+



Train with my name kit

Product of the Month

Our Product of the Month in May is this delightful wallhanging kit – “Train with my name” from Creative Quilting. The pattern has been designed so that you can create your very own personalised train and a full alphabet is included in the pattern so there’s no need to worry. The finished size of the project is approx 8.5" x 40.5" (but you can adapt this depending on the number of carriages and the length of the name.)

As it’s the product of the month it comes with free p&p in the UK for the month of May 2017 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +


Miniature Joy

Show and Tell – Miniature Joy

One of our lovely members Viv had chatted to Valerie at the West Country Quilt show in Bristol last year about Julia Gahagan’s Miniature quilts. She was busy making this lovely alpine village pattern and was learning how to do it from Julia’s video on our site. She was determined to finish it by Christmas – and she did.  Learn More+



Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is this adorable Pink Mini Tuffet Pincushion. It comes as a kit and can be made up in an afternoon – the fabrics will be similar to those shown in the picture and produce just as gorgeous an effect. Finished size approx 4" diameter x 2" high.

Just send an email entitled Pink Mini Tuffet Pincushion to The competition will close 31 May 2017.

Happy sewing 
Valerie & Jennie



New videos this month

Threaded Together: 'A Child of the 60's' exhibition

Threaded Together: ‘A Child of the 60’s’ exhibition

This was filmed at the West Country Quilt & Textile Show Bristol back in Nov 2016. Watch Now+

Create simple hearts with Valerie Nesbitt

Create simple hearts with Valerie Nesbitt

Valerie shows you how easy it is to create this ever popular shape from squares and half-square triangle units and use up some of your scraps.. Watch Now+

How to block print onto fabric with Jamie Malden

How to block print onto fabric with Jamie Malden

Jamie shows Valerie how easy it is to produce a lovely piece of personalized fabric. Watch Now+

Terial Magic Spray with Issy Saulet

Terial Magic Spray with Issy Saulet

This liquid transforms all types of fabric into a flat paper-like sheet which can then be cut, sewn or embroidered upon; today’s sewing room MUST HAVE. Watch Now+

Embroidered Lavendar bags with Kate Findlay

Embroidered Lavendar bags with Kate Findlay

These delightful little projects are great for all ages – including children – and can also become pincushions. Watch Now+

Meet Jamie Malden of Colouricious

Meet Jamie Malden of Colouricious

Jamie is passionate about block printing which is an ancient textile art still flourishing in part of India but one you can enjoy too. Watch Now+

Naive Applique with Anne Baxter

Naive Applique with Anne Baxter

Anne shows us how to work this simple applique that has no raw edges. Watch Now+

Easter Boxes with Gail Penberthy

Easter Boxes with Gail Penberthy

Fun and easy to make and a great way of using up scraps of wadding.Watch Now+

Fool's Puzzle pattern with Valerie Nesbitt

Fool’s Puzzle pattern with Valerie Nesbitt

This pattern has one simple unit which means you can make the block any size you like.Watch Now+