///6 September 2019

6 September 2019

13 Minute Quilt

Super Quick “13 Minute” quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

The late summer has inspired Valerie to try and match her YouTube monster hit, the 40 minute scrap quilt (viewed over 2.5 million times and still counting!) by producing another easy and quick quilt top. This time she uses just 4 Fat ¼’s and it is sewn in,  believe it or not,  just 13 minutes! Really quick and really easy. What’s not to like! Watch Now+ 

Square Dance

Square Dance Bag with Helen Butcher

This is another simple, modern cut and slash design from Helen, which uses squares as a start off point. These can be any size you like. Pre-cut layer cakes would work of course, although Helen has chosen to work with Longshotts from Oakshott Fabrics. You get to make three blocks at the same time, so there is a chance to vary the fabrics in each block.This is a block that requires you to trim as you go, This way they will fit together perfectly – so a great idea for a group quilt. Watch Now+

Book of the Month

We always aim to bring you new and exciting products and this month, our Book of the Month is the new book from Nicki Trench  – Colour Block Knits . It is bursting full of 35 beautiful projects with Nicki Trench’s vibrant knitting patterns. The projects in the book are knitted with cake yarns and color wheels which are very popular and popping up everywhere at the moment.

You will need to
buy the book directly from the publishers via their 
MAKEetc website. This is why you can find the details in the Blog and not in our usual Shop,  just for this month.

As it’s our Book of the Month, the book is at a special price of £10 for our customers and you will get free P&P in the UK.
There will be a charge for p&p outside the UK. To get the special offer, click on the Buy Now link below and then when you purchase the book on the
MAKEetcwebsite, just add the code JUSTHANDS10 when you checkout. The offer is available for September 2019  Buy Now+

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose table runner project with Nancy Adamek

Did you catch Valerie chatting to Nancy about her new workshop series starting this month for this gorgeous new English Paper Piecing table runner project .Watch Now+

The pattern is available to purchase now in the Shop and our friends at Creative Quilting are working hard to put
together a kit ready for the first workshop later this month – more details when we have them! Buy Now+

Jane Austen

Visit to the Jane Austen House Museum

Have you been watching the brand new adaptation of Jane Austen’s final and unfinished novel Sanditon? We thought this would be an excellent opportunity to look back at our own visit to the Jane Austen Museum  in Chawton where we learnt of her great accomplishments as a quilter and seamstress and saw the rooms and garden where she created many of her masterpieces. Watch Now+

Product of the Month

Following the popularity of the “Aunties” bag kit  earlier this year, we thought you would love this new bag kit – “Aunties Two” Camden Bag Kit which is our Product of the Month for September.

It is a beautiful zigzag stitched bag and there is no shaping required!  So the bag is very easy to make – just a rectangle for the sides and an oval for the bottom.  The kit, put together by Lady Sew and Sew just for Justhands-on.tv comes with the pattern,  a pack of 2 Craft Tex Double-sided fusible Bag Bases. a Handy handles set and Duet Fuse-ll On the
Roll.  The fabric is not included.

As our Product of the Month for September it comes with FREE P&P in the UK Buy Now+

If you are looking for inspiration though, you can see that the the bag pictured above is made in some lovely blue Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

We have these fabrics available to you in the Shop in 2 colourways. The 20 x 2.5inch Strip Kaffe Fassett Camden Rolls  are exclusive to Lady Sew and Sew and cut across the width of the fabric, coordinated beautifully and rolled. They would look fantastic with this bag, or on any project you use them for. Click on the links
below to buy the colour of your choice

Kaffe Fassett Blue Camden Strip Roll from Lady Sew & Sew

Kaffe Fassett Red Camden Strip Roll from Lady Sew & Sew

Why not come and join us…….

If you would like to be part of our justhands-on.tv retreat experience, why not come and join us at one of our upcoming retreats. We have a last call going out this month for the last few places on these retreats:

** Last places available for the very popular October Patchwork and Quilting weekend on 12-13 October 2019. Sarah Soward’s class is sold
out, but there are still a few places for ‘Beginners Jelly Roll with Pauline Bolt’ or ‘Finish a quilt or learn a new technique with Valerie Nesbitt’. More Info+

** Last places available for the Quilting Weekend in Hampshire, 2-3 November 2019 where you’ll spend one day working on Mini Christmas Samplers with Julia Gahagan  and the other on Surprising Silhouettes with Angela Madden More Info+

What’s coming up in September

Our new trailer is up on the website – see what great videos, classes and workshops we have for you this month.  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 

This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is Sylvia Critcher’s Rose Trellis cushion pattern.  This is Cushion no. 4 in a series that Sylvia designed for her Ivory Splendour series. You can see that she also sometimes likes to use coloured threads to enhance the design. Italian corded work, Trapunto stuffed work, French cording and English quilting are the techniques Sylvia uses for the pattern.

The cushion finishes at approx 17 inches square and there is a round option too. The pattern comes with full size templates.

enter the competition just send an email entitled Rose Trellis to justhandsontvcomp@gmail.com. The competition will close 30 September 2019.

Happy Sewing

New videos this month

Transfer Painting with Mary Gamester

Transfer Painting with Mary Gamester

In this lovely workshop Mary Gamester shows us how to use both the positive and the negative templates of her snowflake to great effect to make this cushion. Watch Now+

Meet Mary Gamester at the West Country Quilt show 2016

Meet Mary Gamester at the West Country Quilt show 2016

Mary Gamester loves to use transfer paints and here she shares with Fay some of her projects. Watch Now+

Square Dance Bag with Helen Butcher

Square Dance Bag with Helen Butcher

Helen Butcher loves modern improv blocks and this is another stunning example which she has made up into a bag and as the blocks are trimmed to size at the end, this would be a super idea for a group quilt. Watch Now+

Tudor Rose table runner project with Nancy Adamek

Tudor Rose table runner project with Nancy Adamek

Enjoy learning about this lovely new EPP  table runner project from Nancy Adamek – the queen of English Paper Piecing. Nancy will be sharing the ‘how to make one yourself’ with us over a series of programmes starting in September.Watch Now+

Handpiecing A Tumbling Blocks Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Handpiecing A Tumbling Blocks Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

This patchwork is  NOT over papers; instead the cut out pieces are sew together with a simple running stitch and Valerie Nesbitt  shows you how to turn the corner in the inset seam – or Y seam.. Watch Now+

Lattice Windows with Jennie Rayment

Lattice Windows with Jennie Rayment

Jennie Rayment shares with us a great way to use up some large print fabric to create this delightful lattice window effect.Watch Now+

Makower’s A Walk in the Park quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Makower’s A Walk in the Park quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

This lovely quilt was designed by Lynne Goldsworthy for us with the Walk in the Park range of fabrics from Makower, together with the lovely co-ordinating panel. Watch Now+

Biscornu Pincushion with Carolyn Forster

Biscornu Pincushion with Carolyn Forster

This is a delightful little project from Carolyn Forster which is perfect as a gift or to make for fundraising. Watch Now+

Up Hill and Down Dale Quilt with Janet Clare

Up Hill and Down Dale Quilt with Janet Clare

This simple pattern has been designed by Janet Clare to be used with pre-cut layer cakes. Watch

Anchoring your work with Jennie Rayment

Anchoring your work with Jennie Rayment

Angela Daymond has designed this delightful little hand project using kantha stitching, that can be finished in an evening (so still time to make plenty!) – and is very portable, so great to take away with you.. Watch Now+


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