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Fluff and Stuu

Fluff and Stuff

This week we’re back with Gillian Harris at the Gilliangladrag Fluffatorium shop in Dorking. Gillian is chatting to Valerie about the kind of fun you can have with fluff – her Fabulous Felt Flowers are joined by slippers, bags, t-cosy’s, hats and a fabulous chandelier. Watch Now+




Felt fun

Fun with Felt

We continue the felt theme (and a few early Christmas ideas) with Gail Penberthy . Today, she shares some super tips for creating wonderful designs and textures in felt – from spiky hedgehogs to Christmas wreaths and other decorations. These small 3D objects are definitely fun to make.  Watch Now+



Gail Penberthy Patterns

Christmas in July

Gail has started us thinking about Christmas  – and  it’s never to early to make a start .We’ve chosen a lovely Stof advent calendar and a book with some great holiday stitchery projects by Gail Pan for you this month as our special offers for July – full details are below.

Tree Skirt

We’ve also popped some new lovely new Christmas patterns from Gail into our Shop to help you can start to get ahead with all your planning and making.

Festive Tree Skirt is an unusual shape but it’s easier to make than it looks – and doesn’t it look stunning Learn More+


Frosty & Friend  are two delightful Christmas themed cushions. Learn More+ 

Pyramid Advent Calendar – includes gift boxes too – so great value. Learn More+

Robin’s Nest tissue box cover is  perfect for the festive season Learn More+



Jamie Malden

Stencils with Jamie Malden 

If you’re looking for a project this summer to share with some of the younger members of your family, why not catch up with Jamie Malden from Colouricious in this video. This type of project allows you to combine block printing with stencils and then some simple embroidery stitches – such as seeding, french knots, chain stitch. It doesn’t have to be fancy – but what an great and individual project you end up with.  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 every Friday and you can subscribe for full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +


Special Offers for July

Book of the Month

Christmas Patchwork

Our Book of the Month  for July is Christmas Patchwork loves Embroidery by Gail Pan. Her whimsical, cheerful embroidery style is incredibly easy to recreate, whether you are an experienced stitcher or not – and she explains it all. This is a delightful mixture of patchwork and stitchery with 17 merry designs  and comes with FREE p&p in the UK in July . More Info+

Product of the Month



Our new product of the month is a ‘house’ advent calendar panel by Stof – no home should be without one. This lovely Advent calendar comes pre-printed with rows of numbered pockets and instructions on how to make it up and finishes to approx 22" x 24". It comes with free p&p in the UK for July PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription.  More Info +



40 Minute quilt

A variation on the 40 Minute Quilt

Gayle contacted us as she wanted to make the 40 minute quilt but was a little unsure about winging it and asked Valerie for a little help as she had cut her strips to 4", instead of the 2.5" that Valerie has used. Read Gayle’s story and see how she learnt to vary the original pattern Learn More+

If you have some jelly roll waiting to be used, and fancy making a quick quilt – why not be inspired by Valerie’s 40 minute quilt this weekend Watch Now+



Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

Have you entered this month’s giveaway for paid subscribers? In keeping with this week’s theme we are giving away a trio of Christmas brooches from Mandy Shaw. There’s a gingerbread man, a polar bear and a reindeer in kit form ;  Great to wear, to give as a gift, to decorate your crackers, serviettes or use as a decoration.  Kit includes all you need to make all three. 

Just send an email entitled Brooches  to The competition will close 31 July 2017.



..and on the serious matter of fabric

We popped this post up on Facebook last week – an emoji for every stage of fabric acquisition Do come along and click on the reaction to choose  which emoji you are. (if you don’t know how to make them appear – just press / click and hold on the Like button and you’ll see them all appear)  Visit Now +

Can we ever have enough fabric – of course not, especially when there’s so many projects still to make. Why not pop along to our fabric shop and treat yourself today. Shop Now+


Happy sewing 
Valerie & Jennie



New videos this month

How to use Stencils from Jamie Malden

How to use Stencils from Jamie Malden

In this workshop Jamie shows you how you can personalize any project by combining stencils and block printing (and then maybe some embroidery embellishment). Watch Now+

Device Cover from Jennie Rayment

Device Cover from Jennie Rayment

A great idea for protecting any device while you are on the move this summer. Watch Now+

Don't be a lopper from Jennie Rayment

Don’t be a lopper from Jennie Rayment

This great tip helps you avoid wavy edges on your quilts. Watch Now+

Fast Flying Geese, no waste with Valerie Nesbitt

Fast Flying Geese, no waste with Valerie Nesbitt

Fast, accurate and best of all, no waste with this method. Valerie covers a variety of size options too.Watch Now+

Flower Basket quilt with Valere Nesbitt

Flower Basket quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

This lovely block always needs to be set on point to enjoy it to the full and while Valerie has used Lewis & Irene fabrics the block is great when made up with scraps too. Watch Now+

Meet Margaret Lee from Fabric Affair

Meet Margaret Lee from Fabric Affair

This interview was filmed at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show in Nov 2016 where Margaret was obviously an exhibitor. Watch Now+

Cable Quilting with Carolyn Forster

Cable Quilting with Carolyn Forster

This is a very comprehensive workshop from Carolyn, who loves to share her passion for quilting, showing you how to design your own cables Watch Now+

Create Fusible Bird pictures with Kate Findlay

Create Fusible Bird pictures with Kate Findlay

Kate has designed a small range of pictures and in this workshop she takes us through how to make the Blackbird. Watch Now+

Interview with Kate Findlay – Textile Artist

This was filmed on our stand at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show back in November 2016 and we learn more about Kate’s textile background, including her Hadron Collider quilt series.. Watch Now+

Fat Quarter Baby Book by It's Sew Emma patterns

Fat Quarter Baby Book by It’s Sew Emma patterns

Valerie shares with you why she loves this and has chosen it as the Book fo the Month for June 2017. Watch Now+