Sail Away Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
Sail Away is a lovely new range of fabrics designed by Makower. Lynne Goldsworthy has designed a lovely quilt around them. It is based around a panel of 8 pictures with cornerstones and an Ohio Star centre motif. Valerie takes you through the component parts so you can choose to make your own variation or stick directly to the free download pattern Watch Now+
The panel is also available to purchase in the Shop Buy Now+
Piping a Cushion the Jennie Rayment way
Adding piping to a cushion just gives it that professional finish. But the idea of ‘bias’ binding puts many of us off the whole idea. Well you need worry no longer! In this workshop, see how clever Jennie is in using straight binding and piping cord. Watch Now+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Scandi Christmas Bunting Kit from Creative Quilting
Get in the festive spirit and make your own Scandi inspired Christmas bunting. This kit contains instructions, fabric and bias tape for making your own bunting.
The fabrics in the kit are red, white and grey . They are from the Christmas 2020 Scandi range by Makower, giving a Nordic Christmas feel. As our Product of the Month for June it comes with free shipping in the UK for the month of June. . Buy Now+
Homespun Harmony with Paula Doyle
Paula shares with us this lovely quilt pattern, that is based on the simple 9-patch block and uses clever colour placement to create the woven effect. She selected 8 different fabrics, plus the background, and in this workshop she talks you through the cutting, the sewing sequence, pressing and then putting the blocks together, which because the pressing sequence has been pre-thought will give you perfect and precise joins. Watch Now+
And if you’d like to
start on this straightaway, the pattern is available as a download in the Shop Buy Now+
New in the Shop this week
The Shop is full to bursting this week – have you checked out the new instant download embroidery patterns from Lorna Bateman and the new EPP patterns from Nancy Adamek at Lina Patchwork Learn More+
If you are looking for something a bit different and as an instant download, we have a broad selection of patterns from textile artist, Helen Butcher, who loves working in patchwork and quilting. She loves to create patchwork designs and write patterns so you
can make your own unique, lovely things.
Helen says she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t making something. We’re sure many of you share the same sentiment. Why not check out her lovely designs Learn More+
Attic Windows with Valerie Nesbitt
You can achieve the simple visual illusion of looking through a window simply by the use of a light and a dark fabric and using a 45 degree angle where they meet (similar to a mitred corner). In this workshop, Valerie shows you how you can achieve this with the simple help of the iron to press in the crease. So no need to panic. Watch Now+
justhands-on.tv TV Advert
We’re very excited as this is our 1st ever TV advert that started going out on 18th May. You may catch us in the adverts of your favourite programme. You can see the advert shows a whole range of the creative tutorials and videos available on justhands-on.tv. And yes – the testimonials are from real customers, just like you, who have used justhands-on.tv. We hope you like it. Watch Now+
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Cathedral Windows -New Views
Vendulka Battais has put together this lovely book, Cathedral Windows – New Views, containing 11 new projects which combine several blocks using this traditional pattern but with a faster machine pieced method. You can then combine them to make many other different projects.
The book contains step by step instructions, accompanied by photographs. The projects include cushions and wall hangings plus an impressive double bed quilt, which combines most of the
blocks taught in the book. As it’s our Book of the Month it also comes with FREE P&P in the UK during June Buy Now+
Naimh Wimperis, is one of our tutors hosting our Embroidery retreat weekend in November this year.But at the moment, if you are you stuck indoors, getting a little bored and looking for something meaningful and creative to do with your time, then she has created an Embroidery Kit Subscription Box that you can purchase directly from her. The kit is great for all levels of experience and has a botanical theme running throughout. Learn More +
Or why not come and join Niamh for hand embroidery, or Anja Townrow for machine embroidery at our retreat More Details +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month we are giving away this summery, maritime themed pack of 5″ precut squares. This pack includes 10 fabrics and you get 20 x 5″ squares, 2 squares of each fabric. The pack is created by Creative Quilting from fabric on their own shelves, so is unique to them. The fabrics were cut to support their Fabric Sample Club where members receive a pack like this (i.e. 10 different fabrics, 2 squares of each) every month for 3 months.
To enter the
competition just send an email entitled MARITIME to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will close 30 June 2020.
The 3D light effect of this block is simple to create with the use of a light strip of fabric and a dark strip of fabric.Watch Now+
Jennie Rayment turns this interesting jewel shape into a lovely table mat or cushion . Watch
A great new design from Paula Doyle that uses the simple 9-patch block plus a variety of colours to create this woven effect..Watch Now+
This is a very simple block pattern shared with you by Valerie Nesbitt, which uses very little feature fabric – bundles of Fat 1/8th’s are fine – and then you could always raid your stash. Watch Now+
Award winning quilter Paula Doyle guides you through the various stages to create an heirloom piece of handquilting..Watch Now+
This is a very nifty bag designed by Jennie Rayment which can be made any size to suit your needs.Watch Now+
Jennie Rayment shows you how to make this Chicken doorstop or pincushion from your scrap fabrics pieces.Watch
Sarah Hatton shows us how to use three needles to create the cable style pattern in knitting.. Watch Now+
This is another delightful quilt pattern from the authors of Fat Quarter Baby Book. Watch Now+
Make your favourite little girl her own version of the celebrity doggie handbag carrier designed by Jo Gourlay. Watch Now+