Paris Romance table runner kit with Valerie Nesbitt
People often worry about half square triangles and find them a bit scary, however making the pinwheels in this very pretty table runner from Creative Quilting is very simple using the new ‘T sheet’ , designed by Thangles, where all you have to do is sew on the dotted line and cut on the solid line – Valerie shows you how. Watch Now+
And the kit, designed by Nicola Whayman, is our Product of the Month for June . The kit has been designed to be quick and easy, uses the current Paris Romance range of fabrics and is exclusive to Creative Quilting.
The kit comes complete with sufficient fabric for the top, backing, wadding and binding plus full instructions. Approx finished size is 12″ x 34″.
As our Product of the Month for June it comes with FREE
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Finishing your English Paper Pieced quilt with Nancy Adamek
You have lots of lovely hexagons sewn together, sometimes in strips and sometimes in rosettes and then what? How do you finish the project? What do you do about the borders? In this workshop Nancy Adamek – who loves EPP – gets to give you the answers. She also gives advice about pinning, tacking and the applique stitch itself. Watch Now+
Knitted Frida Kahlo doll with Fiona Goble
This is a delightful little project for all of you who love to knit the small 3D stuff and toys. This sweet little doll of the Iconic Mexican artist, who is often remembered for her mono-brow can be knitted with scraps of yarn, 6″ needles, and decorated with a number of bits and bobs from your cupboard to create her jewellery. It’s suitable for intermediate knitters and a great way to use up your yarn oddments! Watch Now+.
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Our Book of the Month for June is Special Delivery Quilting for Baby by Chris Malone. You can create 12 original keepsake quilts and matching accessories for the new addition to any family. It’s a delightful selection of small quilts, that are quick and easy to make – and some great ideas for using up stash too. You can mix and match too – each of the six quilts has an adorable co-ordinating extra project, such as a wall height chart, or a ‘SHH’ door hanger.
Chris has added her own touch of whimsy with a sparkle of magic to each design.
As it’s our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in June 2019 Buy Now+
Sashiko (Japanese Embroidery) with Jennie Rayment
Last week, Jennie shared with you some lovely ideas for using Sashiko, a traditional Japanese stitching to enhance your projects. It is basically a simple running stitch, but the action of adding fabric to the needle is a little different from traditional English embroidery. Traditionally worked as white stitching on blue, the stitches are meant to represent grains of rice – but Sashiko stitching now comes in a variety of colours to suit modern appetites. Watch Now+
If you’d like to try it out, we have a simple starter kit available for you in the Shop. It’s perfect for beginners who love to stitch, and this kit comes with everything you need (except the fabric!) This kit contains materials for creating a 40 x 40cm standard cushion cover.
- 142cm x 0.5m, cotton, dark blue fabric;
- 4 x 4in assorted templates;
- 40m skein white, cotton embroidery thread;
- 1 fabric pencil;
- 1 pack embroidery needles.
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month we are giving away the Tulips Kantha Kit designed by Angela Daymond This kit includes everything you need to make this gorgeous design featuring three beautiful pink tulips in a blue vase. This kit uses kantha, a hand stitching technique originating in India several centuries ago. It’s a relaxing technique which can become highly addictive. Your work can then be displayed by turning it into a wall hanging, a bag or cushion. The only other items you will need to complete the kit is some tacking thread and a pencil or fabric marking pen.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled TULIP KANTHA to email@example.com. The competition will close 30 June 2019
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
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The Sandown Show, run by Grosvenor Shows will take place at the Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher Surrey and runs from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June. You can enjoy the featured quilt displays and see the quilts from all the categories in this year’s open quilt competition.
There will also be lots of stands of quilting suppliers, including many you know from our website -so you can shop to your hearts content. Do pop by the Creative Quilting stand and say hello to Valerie, who will be there all weekend. Learn More+
If you have a question and need to contact us, there are two ways to do it, depending on what type of device you use.
On right hand end of the purple bar at the top of the screen
- Either – click on the Envelope symbol (for computer / large tablet users)
- Or – click on the 3 vertical line symbol and in the menu that appears, scroll down and tap on Contact Us (for phone / small tablet users).
You will then be taken to the contact us form to fill in your name. email address and query.
Patchwork is not necessarily an end it itself – it lends itself to being a very creative background – and here Valerie shows you some of her personal quilts to act as inspiration. Watch Now+
Jennie shares with you some lovely ideas for using this traditional Japanese stitching to enhance your projects.Watch Now+
Learn with Jennie how easy it is to add a zip and give your cushion the professional finish.Watch
This is a delightful little project for all of you who love to knit the small 3D stuff and toys. Watch
Janet calls this her Newton world map because she says she has made the world flat again.Watch Now+
Stunning galactic amazing and stupendous design from the UK’s Queen of twiddling – Jennie Rayment!!!! Watch
A lovely table runner and table mats project using the Fern Garden range of fabrics from Makower, and designed by Lynne Goldsworthy. Watch Now+
This is a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, and creative neeedlework and we wander round an exhibition held at Lady Sew & Sew’s warehouse in Henley-upon-Thames. Watch Now+
This is a lovely little quilt that Anne has designed using the iconic Swedish Dala horse as her inspiration; these are created in fused applique and combined with a windmill style block to create the quilt.. Watch Now+