Fruity Friends Cushions with Valerie Nesbitt
This week Valerie brings us a super new workshop creating bound cushions designed by Lynne Goldsworthy using a fun new panel and fabrics from Makower called Fruity Friends. It uses these lovely picture panels and Valerie helps you with making quarter squares that are used around the panel There is also a free pattern to download for both paid subscribers and members Watch Now+
We have a bundle of 10 fat 1/4’s of these fun supporting fabrics in the Shop. The gang of fruity friends include flamingos, pineapples, cactus,apples, and bananas and all with cheeky grins. More Info+
You can also buy the supporting panel with 8 fun designs that you can use for the cushions or even a quilt More Info+
Kitty with Valerie Nesbitt
This lovely quilt was designed by Judith Hollis of Just Jude Designs, using the Kitty range of fabrics from Makower. In this workshop Valerie talks to you about various elements of this quilt, Including how to accurately create the centre pieced block, the checkerboard border and the outer Drunkards Path. Valerie also gives tips on how to use the paper templates for this as well as just using 3 pins for the sewing. There is also a free pattern available for both paid subscribers and members Watch Now+
If you’d like to make the quilt we have the quilt kit available in the Shop, You will need backing and wadding to turn it into a quilt. More Info+
And if you’re a fan of Makower fabrics, our product of the month for April is this lovely Sundance Bag kit from Lady Sew and Sew created exclusively for justhands-on.tv . You’ll receive this gorgeous fabric bundle in this amazing range of fabrics PLUS the pattern to make the bag. The Makower Sundance range of fabrics was designed by Beth Studley and the bag pattern was created for Lady Sew and Sew by Sue Payne.
The kit comes with free p&p in the UK for April PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +
However, you are advised that the pattern also requires 1m of style-vil @£11/m which we have added to the shop with free postage – just click here to add to your order.
Win a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP
Very exciting news this month – we have teamed up with Janome to offer you the chance to win the popular Janome MC9400QCP. The machine is worth £2,199 and could be yours – – for FREE if you enter our competition.
The MC9400QCP is the latest longarm model providing both speed ( up to 1,060 spm ) and precision ( 91 needle positions ) for perfect sewing results. It’s also the biggest longarm model Janome has ever produced. Read More+
Valerie has made a video for you to watch so you can see some of the features of the new machine Watch Now+
To be eligible for the Prize Draw, you need to be:
- a paid subscriber to justhands-on.tv at the time of entering
- a delegate at a justhands-on.tv sewing retreat in 2018
- or, an attendee at a FREE demonstration of the Janome MC9400QCP taking place at a justhands-on.tv sewing retreat in 2018
If you’re eligible, it’s easy to enter. Just send an email entitled “Janome Prize Draw” to email@example.com . Please include your address and contact number, so should you be lucky enough to win, we’ll know where to send the machine – UK addresses only. The competition will close on 31 December 2018 Midnight GMT.
For more information on the Competition click here For Prize Draw terms and conditions click here and for more information on a subscription to justhands-on.tv click here
Have you been keeping up with Valerie’s blog on the website. She’s been busy recently showing us some of the quilts she’s making in her spare time – we wonder where she finds the time to do it all!
You can also catch up with the exploits of our recent Sewing Weekend in Cirencester (in the snow!). With Gail Penberthy at the helm, our group of ladies enjoyed two days of sewing in first class surroundings. One of our attendees told us "We had some lovely sister time together and enjoyed Patchworking together". Read More+
If you’d like to join us at our next retreat, we still have the last few places left for our weekend on
5th / 6th May in Windsor with Kathleen Laurel Sage and Gail Lawther Learn More+
Don’t forget, as an attendee of any of our retreats this year, you will be eligible for our amazing Janome competition. For more information on justhands-on.tv retreats click here
If you are in the Windsor area and would like to pop along to the hotel and have a free demonstration of our competition machine (and be eligible to enter the competition), please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to come along
Glimpses of Britain with Gail Lawther
If you’d like to marvel at some of Gail Lawther’s work, this week we wander round a lovely exhibition that was on tour called “Glimpses of Britain” in which she captures the appeal of these complex islands in a series of quilts with Valerie acting as our guide. Watch Now+
Our Book of the Month for April is Curves to Quilt by The House of White Birches. It contains 14 great varied projects and covers a wide range of skill levels and a variety of techniques – great for all sewers. You are invited to put some pizzazz into your projects by adding curves; the projects vary from applied circles, through curved vines and scalloped edges, to New York Beauty – such a great scrap quilt. As it’s our book of the month, it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in April 2018. More Info+
What’s coming up in the next 2 weeks
If you want to see what’s live on the site today and next week, then watch our latest trailer of the new videos. Watch Now+
Don’t forget, we have new videos on justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber withr full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
This lovely quilt was designed by Judith Hollis of Just Jude Designs, using the Kitty range of fabrics from Makower. Watch Now+
Valerie takes inspiration from her marbled fabric to do some double needle quilting and then turn the fabric into a a quick cushion cover.Watch Now+
It makes so much sense when you are told(!)
Simple strip piecing creates this fun quilt.
This is a way of decreasing your stitches that gives a right hand leaning edge – so useful in necklines.. Watch Now+
Anne was inspired to include this unit when she saw it used on a piece of navajo pottery. Watch Now+
This eight sided shape gives an interesting visual shape, but needs a friendly square to hold it together. Watch Now+
Lorna guides you through how to work this effective 3D stitch which she uses in her embroidery work.Watch Now+
This is a great technique in which you can use recycled denim (as in jeans) but both sides get done at the same time. Watch Now+
Jennie shows us how many of the modern machines will sew an accurate 1/4" if you only know how to set them.. Watch Now+