Out & About

Villavin CraftsIf you are heading down to the West Country you might like to pop in on Jo at Villavin Crafts, Holsworthy Devon (EX22 6LP). She has her Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition running from Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th July 2015 from 10am-4pm each day

Magna CartaAnd for those within easy driving distance of Guildford – you can pop in to the Cathedral  and see the Magna Carta Quilts made by Paula Doyle and her group of quilters- which are on show there until 8th August – click here for the quick search on the films we made for you on the subject.

Win Tickets for Festival of Quilts

FacebookFestival of Quilts 2015 - WIN ticketsWith the Festival of Quilts just over a month away, we have 3 pairs of tickets to ?the Festival? to give away. This competition is ONLY on Facebook, so visit our Facebook page for more details
The ??competition? closes on 16th July 2015 Midnight GMT

Meet Dorothy Crossley

Meet Dorothy Crossley – textile artist and tapestry weaverDorothy loves to work on pieces that allow her to exaggerate the traditional tapestry stitches which she feels make the whole piece richer and she explains to Valerie that there is a difference between embroidery tapestry and the traditional woven tapestry that she enjoys working on; she can use up to 40 strands of thread to create the texture and flow of colour.


Modern Pieced Hearts Quilt with Valerie NesbittModern hearts quilt with Valerie is simple to do and works with any style of fabric – traditional or modern – and should particularly appeal to those for whom Applique is a four letter word! – and also no triangles to cut!   Great for using up those layer cakes that are maybe looking to be used.

Book of the Month

Birds in Stained Glass designed by Gail LawtherWe have a very special offer from Gail Lawther on her new book prior to its launch at Festival of Quilts in August; entitled Birds in Stained Glass, Gail shows you 10 different ways of creating a stained glass effect in fabric and thread and then has a selection of gorgeous projects for you. Free P&P in the UK in July 2015

Subscriber giveaway

Aurifil Thread - LakesThis month we are giving away these Aurifil threads – wonderful colour grading from mauve through to variegated blue is exclusive to Justhands-on.tv – perfect for quilting the Lakes series of fabrics from Oakshott.

To enter the competition as a subscribed member all you need to do is send an email entitled Lakes Thread to:  justhandsontvcomp@gmail.com
The competition will close 31st July 2015

Product of the Month

Seaside Sampler Quilt Kit by Doti DoodleThis Seaside Sampler kit is the perfect small project for you on holiday; a small stitchery project   Designed by Doti Doodle for beginners and experts alike, the design is filled with silly seagulls, flapping flags and kites, a deckchair, a lighthouse and other such nautical nonsense. Finished size 17 ½” x 22″. You can purchase this product with FREE P&P for UK purchasers for July 2015 PLUS all purchasers get free entry into a draw to win a free month’s subscription to the site.

Talking of holidays…

If you’re packing your bags and heading off this summer, don’t forget that your subscription works worldwide – you can view us on your tablet, iPad or smart phone. Catch up with the videos you’ve missed and start to work out what projects you’ll be working on when you get back. The minimum subscription is just 1 month (but the 3 month and 1 year fixed term memberships are offered at a great discount).

Happy Sewing

Valerie & Jennie


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New this month

Modern Pieced Hearts Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
If Applique is a four letter word for you but you still like hearts, then this workshop is perfect for you!

Meet Dorothy Crossley – Textile Artist
Dorothy loves making woven tapestry pictures and textile pieces inspired by her travels.

Courthouse Steps with Valerie Nesbitt
A fast and simple quilt that can be made from scraps or your pre-cuts such as strip rolls/jelly rolls.

Out and about
Meet Villavin Crafts of Holsworthy, Devon
Learn about this lovely quilt shop located in the West country, not too far from Exeter.

Floral Cutwork from Kathleen Laurel-Sage
Kathleen shares with you her love of cutwork embroidery which she used to create her signature piece of work.

Tips and techniques
Hand quilting tip from Carolyn Forster
Quilting a block at a time is very portable and Carolyn shows you how you can create continuous stitching that flows over the sashing.

Windmill Design with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie created this quickly and easily using Thangles but you could use your own favourite method of half square triangles.

Tips and techniques
Thread Painting Portraits with Paula Doyle
In this workshop we get to enjoy and see many of the portraits that have been made for the Magna Carta quilt that Paula has been closely involved in designing and making.

Making coil pots and baskets with Helen Deighan
Throwback Thursday – from our archives – a great way to create and recycle at the same time.

Sashiko Needle Case & Scissor Case from the Stitch Witch
Lynette loves to use this simple stitch to embellish her useful needlework tools – see how easy it is (and great for kids too)

Meet Kathleen Laurel-Sage – Textile Artist
This lady has a passion for machine embroidery and loves using organza and water soluble film