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Last Minute Space available
We’ve had a last minute cancellation for our Weekend retreat in Henley on Thames on 22-23 April 2017 and have one space available. Would you like to have a little #metime and enjoy a weekend of sewing fun with Valerie and Jennie and the Lady Sew and Sew team? You’ll have 2 days sewing at Lady Sew and Sew’s fabric warehouse, a talk by Jennie on the Saturday night plus dinner, bed & breakfast at the Red Lion Hotel. If you fancy treating yourself, be quick and book now Learn More+
And if you can’t make the whole weekend but want to join in the evening talk with Jennie then you can do just that – click here for more details on the Lady Sew and Sew website.
Not an April Fool
Are you like Valerie? She loves looking through her shelves of books and magazines for inspiration and she came across this pattern called Fools Puzzle . The good news is that it’s not a joke – it’s actually a real pattern. It’s based on half square triangles, but Valerie has some great tips for you including using different colours for each block to make a great scrap quilt Watch Now+
Easter Boxes with Gail Penberthy
Did you see our product of the month last month – Gail Penberthy’s Easter box pattern and material? Well Gail has made this comprehensive workshop on how to make them. Gail has based these lovely little boxes on Japanese folded patchwork which means you have both sides covered at once. Watch Now+
And if you want to make some there are still some packs available from Creative Quilting in our shop. The pack contains two Fat 1/4’s of Easter themed fabric and this delightful pattern designed by Gail and has been combined exclusively for Justhands-on.tv Learn More+
Lewis and Irene’s Bumbleberries quilt
In this workshop, Valerie gives you plenty of tips on how to sew this free pattern from Lewis & Irene which uses their Bumbleberries range of fabric.
If you are not a subscribed member of Justhands-on.tv you can still download the free pattern, which you’ll find a link to, under the taster, but you obviously miss out on all Valerie’s helpful advice. Learn More+
Book of the Month
Our Book of the Month for April is ‘Easy Stuff to Make with Fluff’ from Gillian Harris. Felt, weave, spin, knit and crochet with wooltops and yarns – this book has 25 ‘fluff-tacular’ projects for you to make. The bright and bold projects will suit both novices and more experienced crafters alike. As it’s our Book of the Month for April 2017 it’s delivered for the special price in the UK, incl p&p, for £11.49. Read More +
Gillian recently showed Valerie around her amazing shop – the Fluff-a-torium – which is stuffed full of colour – everything from felt to knitting. Why not take a peek inside Watch Now +
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 subscribe for full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
Show and Tell
Have you made anything recently that you would like to share with the rest of the justhands-on.tv community? Ann from Dorset shared her projects with us recently. Take at look at these and others that you have been sharing with us on our Show and Tell page Learn More+
If you’d like to share your projects, whatever your level of experience, just email your pictures and a description or your story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pop them up on the website for you.
Product of the Month
Our Product of the Month in April is the Hearts a Plenty Hungry Caterpillar quilt kit from Lady Sew and Sew. It’s the latest in the Hungry Caterpillar series of fabrics is perfect for young and old.
The quilt is designed by Jean Ann Wright and the kit contains fabric to make the quilt top, binding and instructions and quilt finishes approx 54.5"x68.5"
Backing fabrics and wadding are NOT included, but you’ll find details of wadding available to buy on the product page.
As it’s the product of the month it comes with free p&p in the UK for the month of April 2017 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is a Sashiko Needle and Scissor Case from The Stitch Witch. This is a delightful little kit that comes complete with needle and thread – great for taking on holiday as you can get sewing straight away.
Just send an email entitled Sashiko to email@example.com. The competition will close 30 April 2017.
Gillian Harris shows Valerie around this amazing shop which is stuffed full of colour – everything from felt to knitting. Watch Now+
A great little tip that you may not realise you needed to know when using a fancy embroidery stitch!. Watch Now+
Some tips from Valerie on how to sew the free pattern from Lewis & Irene which uses their Bumbleberries range of fabric. Watch Now+
Joanna shares with us how to make this lovely folded patchwork with her favourite fabrics – which are silk. Watch Now+
This is a great variation on the 54/40 Fight or Flight block that Valerie is so keen on. Watch Now+
As well as creating cathedral window patchwork Joanna loves to use this design as inspiration for her range of bags, which are made in the UK. Watch Now+
A completely new idea and range that allows you to make endless design choices easily and can you believe they are just fused on. Watch Now+
This was a small exhibition within the West Country Quilt Show that we filmed while we were there in November 2016 Watch Now+
From Beach Huts to Alpine houses, Julia shows us just how easy her minature quilts are to make (in shadow applique) This is from our archives and forms part of our Throwback Thursday programme. Watch Now+
Great for scraps and use of 5" charms – and easy to sew too.Watch Now+
Another simple but effective idea from Jennie – the Queen of twiddling and fiddling. Watch Now+