A tribute to Kate Percival
It is with sadness that we share the news that Kate Percival, one of our delightful quilting friends and contributors lost her battle with life at the end of August. Rest in Peace. Her workshops and quilts live on as a legacy to her craftsmanship, and expertise. We were out filming not long after with Helen Howes and Helen Butcher and this week we hear their touching tribute to her. Watch Now+
In this, our second block of the series – 9 Patch and variations – we remind you today how to rotary cut strips and how to cut squares quickly, accurately and safely. We also cover strip piecing to make the alternative 4-patch segments and how to sew the 4-patches together accurately. There are two design options – but you could vary it yet again and have a plain square in the centre – so many options! Watch Now+
If you’ve been keeping up with the sampler quilt and have been pondering what fabrics to use, well Creative Quilting have put together, exclusively for Justhands-on.tv, this lovely kit which is sufficient to create your 9 block sampler quilt top.
These are current fabrics from a variety of ranges and Creative Quilting would be happy to help you add to these should you wish to make the 15 block sampler. Learn More +
Are your toes starting to feel a little nippy?
Sock knitting seems to be very popular at the moment and is of course very portable. This is a very comprehensive sock workshop from our expert knitter Rosie Woodland who explains the whole process, in perfect detail, from top to toe so to speak. Rosee knits through all the processes for you in miniature – so making a baby size – but the pattern for paid subscribers comes with grown up size instructions too. Watch Now+
Our Book of the Month for October is Quilting with Precuts – by Gailen Runge.
This is a fabric addict’s compact guide to pre-cuts. There are tips and instructions for 25 fascinating blocks from different precuts; cutting tips for fat quarters, layer cakes, charm squares and more.
This mini, pocket sized book can easily fit into your handbag to accompany you on ALL shopping trips so you can know how many precuts to buy for that quilt – from crib to king.
As it’s our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in October 2018. More Info+
If you’re looking for some colorful precuts, take a look at our product of the month for October – this Deborah Kemball Charmpack from Oakshott Fabrics. This pack has 27 coloured squares each
5"x 5" of this delightful fabric. Oakshott’s fabrics are woven from the finest grade shot cottons and the yarns are dyed in a fully automated, computer-controlled chamber to produce an even application of colour.
As the Product of the Month for October 2018 it comes with free P&P in the UK PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription More Info +
If you are a fan of Oakshott’s fabrics, they have 2 upcoming Open Days in Gloucester. So whether it’s for Christmas gifts, fabrics to replenish your stash, or ‘because you’re worth it’ treats, their Open Days are not to be missed events. So save the dates for these Pop up shops on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December – Happy Shopping!! . More Info+
What’s coming up in October
For a taste of what’s coming up this month, then watch our latest trailer 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 +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
If you are a paid subscriber this month’s giveaway is this Elevenses Quilt pattern designed by Gail Penberthy. This delightful quilt which finishes at 56in square, is a celebration of our truly British tradition of tea at 11 o’clock. The pictures are created in fused applique, and simple piecing and quilting to finish.
To enter, just send an email entitled Elevenses to
The competition will close 31 October 2018
Paula is an award-winning quilt maker – so any tip from her is going to be a good one. Watch Now+
Rosee takes you through all the steps – from top to toe as it were.. Watch Now+
Jennie Rayment explains how to make a Maltese Cross block – and we mean sewing not arguing Watch Now+
Rail Fence is a traditional block and here we give you two options to sew.. Watch Now+
A great way to create your own fun, textured fabric and use up stash.. Watch Now+
Another simple but effective way of using up scraps.. Watch Now+
A tip-packed guide to make sure choosing your fabrics is a fun, rather than a daunting experience. . Watch Now+
Ruth shows us just how effective Markel pens can be in creating colour quickly and easily. This is part of our Throwback Thursday programme and was filmed a few years ago at Festival of Quilts. Watch Now+
In this visit we get to see not only the lovely coverlet sewn by Jane, with her mother and sisters but also the community quilts it has inspired. Watch Now+
This is a great block for using up scraps, and if you keep watching, Jennie shows you how to create a simple turtle.Watch Now+