Lewis and Irene have a beautiful range of new fabrics called Flo’s Wild Flowers, They come in 3 colourways and include wild roses, forget-me-nots, bluebells, daises and lily of the valley. In this workshop, Valerie uses them to make this lovely two block quilt. She guides you through getting your grain in the right place and how to sew the blocks together. Although the second block may look complicated, Valerie, as ever, makes it look easy-peasy! Keep and eye out for the free downloadable pattern under the video. Time to go shopping for some new fabrics we think!!! Watch Now+
On her recent visit to Wivenhoe, Valerie met quilter and textile artist Janet Harker in her lovely home studio to find out about the people, inspirations and ideas that have inspired her work, and you will learn that Janet is not afraid of creating on a BIG SCALE Watch Now+
With only 8 weeks until December, our new product of the month is a Pyramid Advent Calendar by Gail Penberthy which is a lovely little advent calendar with a difference; AND Creative Quilting have added a pack of buttons numbered 1-25 to the set . It’s a great way to use up your scraps – you can either make it in lots of different fabric scraps like Gail has, or you can theme it to match your home decor. There are also two additional sizes that can be made up into gift boxes – for Christmas and/or any other special occasion for friends and family – so 3 different sizes in one pattern. It comes with free p&p in the UK for October PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +
A group of Gloucestershire quilters recently staged an exhibition of their Project Linus quilts – a project that we know lots of you dedicate time to.. Under the Edge Quilters, made more than 20 quilts for the charity. We popped along and chatted to Fiona Shipston and you can watch this on our Blog Watch Now+
If you want to get involved the charity’s website can be found at https://projectlinusuk.org.uk/.
What’s coming up in the next 2 weeks
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Our Book of the Month for October is Color Bloc Quilts by Judith McCabe. The exciting thing about quilts is that when made in different colours and/or fabrics the same design looks completely different, so how great to have a book that gets you started on that exciting design route. This book has 6 quick and easy designs – each made in two versions. Designs include Diamond, Ladders, Stacked Blocks, Vertical Strips, Vertical Rows and Horizontal Strips. It’s great for beginners and the more experienced quilters among you will enjoy the way Judith has used lovely large pieces of fabric so that the quilts grow VERY QUICKLY – something we all love.It’s comes with FREE p&p in the UK in October More Info+
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
October’s giveaway for paid subscribers is a bundle of 5 x Fat 1/4′ metres from the ‘Into the Woods’ range of fabrics from Lady Sew and Sew. It is a wonderful NEW range of fabrics designed by Makower.
Just send an email entitled Into the Woods to email@example.com. The competition will close 31 October 2017.
Have you seen the post on Facebook about 100-year-old Eva. She wakes up between 3-4 in the morning and heads for her sewing machine. Posted originally by the charity, Operation Christmas Child in the USA, Eva sews dresses for Shoebox gifts. It’s worth a watch, she ‘s such a wonderful inspiration. Catch it on our Facebook page Watch Now+
We’ve a busy couple of weekends coming up at justhands-on.tv with 2 retreats this month. We’d like to wish all of you joining us in Denham and Bristol happy sewing with Valerie, Sarah and Pauline and happy textiling with Hilary. We’re sure you’ll have some fabulous ‘Me-Time’ with our very talented tutors. Relax, enjoy and stitch away.
If you’d like to join us on one of retreats next year, don’t leave it too late as they are filling up quickly. Maybe hint to your other half about an early Christmas or birthday pressie! Learn More+
Find out what a great little gadget this is for making your own plait/cable designs.Watch Now+
Carolyn designed this to be used with a jelly roll, but you could cut your own 2.5 inch strips from stash to create this stunning quilt. Watch Now+
Jamie combines her love of block printing with creating an unusual and unique background on her fabric.. Watch Now+
Valerie introduces you to several of the artists whose work was on display, and you can see they are a varied, talented and eclectic group. Watch Now+
This is a very helpful tip from Angela about the machine sewing sequence for this traditional design.. Watch Now+
These pencils benefit from having water added which then gives you really ‘intense’ colour – such a great idea for backgrounds and colouring-in pre-quilted designs. Watch Now+
Rosee has designed this jumper to suit everyone and to use up those scraps of leftover yarns that might otherwise hang about forever. Watch Now+
Rosee shares with you 5 great tips when selecting your yarn for a project Watch Now+
Mary loves to Transfer paint and here she shares with Fay some of her projects.Watch Now+
Again from the West Country Quilt & Textile Show 2016 Watch Now+