Catching Up with Paula Doyle
Recycling fabric is the inspiration behind the latest creations from Paula Doyle. She shares ideas with you for her gorgeous square and sunflower ravioli quilts, that use Jeans, flannel as well as T-shirts to stunning effect. Then she takes the idea of recycling beyond quilts by using Itsy bits of jeans to produce fabric and turning them into biscuit cushions. Watch Now+
Make Boro Fabric with Paula Doyle
Then, in this workshop, Paula shows you in detail how to utilise left over scraps from her Blue Jean Ravioli quilts. She discusses a simple process, of using Bondaweb and a foundation cloth to produce a heavy weight fabric and secure the scraps with a triple stitch. This Boro effect is achieved with a regular machine thread and plenty of stitching. Watch Now+
Raised Quilt & Stitch – an interview with Sylvia Critcher
In this interview with Sylvia Critcher, we learn more about the 10 different projects in her book, Raised Quilt and Stitch and more about the inspiration behind her patterns – including some junk mail! Sylvia also shares with us her love of using coloured threads to add a different appeal to her work. Watch More+
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Raised Quilt & Stitch by Sylvia Critcher
We have made Sylvia’s wonderfully inspiring book, our Book of the Month for May. You can create beautiful corded and stuffed projects that you will enjoy making and giving. PLUS it also comes with FREE shipping in the UK for the month of May 2022.
Corded and stuffed patchwork is a very traditional but that doesn’t mean old-fashioned. This book contains 10 projects of various sizes together with full size templates. This is in addition
to the sampler quilt in which there are another 9 projects!
Sylvia guides you through making quilts to pillow and bags to pincushions, with step-by-step instructions. You can then use the design section to create your own designs. . Buy Now +
Crossing Sashing idea for your quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie explores this simple technique to produce a quilt that highlights a feature fabric with a two contrast fabric cross sashing. By showing how easily the rows come together Valerie makes these beautiful quilts that can support any occasional feature fabric Watch Now +
Crazy Pincushion Embellishment with Lorna Bateman
Lorna really loves working with crazy patchwork to create wonderful pincushions. They are almost too good to use. She shares with us helpful tips on colour choice; texture choice with ribbons and lace; use of buttons beads and threads; as well as giving you guidelines to work with for her pincushions. Watch Now +
She also has a series of kits available so you can make your own at home Buy Now+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Jubilee Bundle of Fat Quarters
Are you planning your Jubilee projects? Well we thought we would help you with a special Jubilee Product of the Month for May. This bundle of Fat Quarters from Creative Quilting is ideal for bunting and other Jubilee projects. PLUS it also comes with FREE shipping in the UK for the month of May 2022. You will receive 4 x fat quarters as shown in the image – red, white, blue and one with flags on. Each fat quarter is 50cm by 55cm (approx 18″ by 20″. 100% cotton patchwork and quilting fabric Buy Now+
As well as the fabric, we have popped some lovely jubilee ideas in the Shop for you, from Anne Baxter’s Faded flag cushion (don’t forget – there’s a workshop to help you with this too!) There are some new redwork and pop art patterns and kits from Mandy
Shaw. Creative Quilting have been busy making kits for tote bags, pincushions and wreaths. Or why not make a Jubilee version of Gail Penberthy’s Hedgepigs, like she has. See More+
Embroidered Lavender bags with Kate Findlay
In this workshop, these delightful little projects can be made by all ages and can also become pincushions. The little bags or pincushions can be created using a variety and mixture of techniques. Kate talks about block printing as well as just cutting shapes from felt. And, as we are buzzing with Jubilee spirit today, why not make some regal red, white and blue ones too Watch Now +
Come what ‘ May’, we have some excellent workshops and videos for you this month, including some easy bunting for your Jubilee decs. Tutors featuring their work this month include : Carolyn Forster, Claire Campion, Jane
Czaja, Jennie Rayment, Nancy Adamek, Paula Doyle, Sylvia Critcher, Valerie Nesbitt
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 £5 a month. Learn More +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway is EZ Quilting Double Wedding Ring template. The template is designed for the rotary cutter for fast and accurate cutting. It comes with good diagrams and instructions on how to make this appealing and traditional pattern. Although, designed for use with the rotary cutter you could use this to mark by hand as well.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled WEDDING to
The competition closes 31st May 2022.
We have a workshop on how to use this and some design inspiration from Jennie Rayment click here to enjoy.
Discover Paducah Kentucky & AQS Quilt Week 2023
with ECT Travel
Friday 21st – Sunday 30th April 2023
Fly from London Heathrow