Fancy Fandango with Jennie Rayment
Jennie obsession is with ‘Nipping and Tucking’ – fabric manipulation and surface texture. In her usual fun way, Jennie talks you through how to make this delightful block. You can use it to create the sides and/or top of boxes. You can also simply use it to add 3D embellishment to your quilt. Jennie demonstrates with extra-large pieces of fabric. But you can get the idea easily and you can make the blocks any size you like. Watch Now+
Tinkering with Trumpets with Jennie Rayment
Following on and using more fandangoes, simple folded squares create these lovely 3D trumpets the Jennie Rayment way. They are easy to make and Jennie takes you through each of the simple stages. Once done you can add a pokey in bit (technical patchwork term); four panels of tucks and four fancy fandango corners complete the wallhanging.Watch Now +
This month we have a fantastic fabric pack and pattern Wall Hanging set called Hexahedron. It’s designed by Helen Butcher of Little Patch Pockets and is part of Helen’s Illusion Series of 3D designs created exclusively for Oakshott Fabrics. As our Product of the Month it also comes with free shipping in the UK for the month of October 2021.
Oakshott fabrics are 100% mercerised shot cottons – each colourway combines a base colour warp with a complementary or contrasting weft thread. This produces the trademark ‘shot’ effect when colours
appear to shimmer and ‘move’ depending on how the light falls. It lends extra depth and texture to your project.
The project is great for confident beginners / intermediates and measures 24″ x 24″ / 61 cm x 61 cm
The kit contains :
1 x Colourshott Inspirations Pack: 72 colours, cut 5″ x 2.5″
2 x Fat Quarters: Black and White
1 x Fat 8th: a selected Colourshott purple for binding
Pattern and instructions
Crochet Moss Stitch with Jane Czaja
Jane demonstrates how to crochet this stitch using Aran yarn and a 5mm hook with 31 stitches. This gives her project a finished size of about 36inches. You could use chunky yarn with a 6mm hook and this would make the project bigger. Alternatively DK with a 4mm hook would make the project smaller. Watch Now+
Beginner Patchwork Sampler quilt series with Sallieann Harrison – Block 4 Dutchman’s Puzzle
This block is created with Flying geese units. Using the Stitch n Flip method of construction means that you have a very accurate method for sewing these units. Salliann also has a great little tip to sew two at a go. This means that you can chain piece (a method that your machine will love as it can continue to sew and you also save thread).
You need to make 8 units, which are then sewn into pairs. Sallieann warns you to be aware of baggy bottoms! Flying geese are often used in borders, so you can tuck this technique under your belt for your next quilt. Watch Now+
Japanese folded patchwork
with Lee Brown
Lee Brown shares her love of handwork with us for a lovely double sided cushion. This makes a perfect holiday project as it is so portable.
Japanese folded is a double sided technique that uses circles and triangles. The hand sewing is limited to simple running stitch for piecing; larger running stitch which acts as your gather, and then hidden ladder stitch. Watch Now+
Celebrate your love of Redwork and Christmas all in one go with this fabulous festive collection of Mandy Shaw’s favourite Christmas projects.
The book features seven projects, all illustrated with stunning photography shot in Mandy’s own home. Every project has detailed step by step instructions. There are also over 20 full size templates all ready to trace and use.
Designs include a brand new Redwork Hanging Heart, Christmas
Decorations, placemats, two cushions, mini bunting. There is also Mandy’s extremely popular Mayhem Redwork Wreath.
As our Book of the Month for October 2021, it comes with free p&p within the UK
What’s coming up in October
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway for Paid Subscribers is A Field Guide by Janet Clare. Janet creates inspirational, fun and lively designs for quilts and other projects and this book’s stitchery is inspired by nature, There are 27 projects and ideas for many more. Full colour throughout and full size templates. There is also a detailed ‘how do I?’ techniques section
This delightful book has different sections for the various seasons of the year and Janet combines simple machine stitchery with applique on a wide variety of projects – from decorative cushions to wall hangings. To enter the competition just send an email
entitled FIELD GUIDE to firstname.lastname@example.org The competition closes 31st October2021.
Fabric Clubs from Creative Quilting
Creative Quilting have three great fabric clubs for you:
Pre Cut Club, Colour Stash Club ,Fat Quarter Club
This block is created with Flying geese units and Sallieann guides you through the various steps to create your perfect patchwork. Watch Now+
This is a brilliant suggestion from Paula Doyle to use up your fabric bits and no precision needed – how great is that!. Watch Now+
Parlez vouz Patchwork ? Jennie Rayment wants to know Watch Now+
This delightful crochet stitch demonstrated by Jane Czaja lends itself to being made into really cosy projects such as a blanket.. Watch Now+
This fascinating piece of fabric is created by Kate Crossley using devore paste which reacts with just some of the fabric it’s spread onto. Watch Now+
In this block Sallieann Harrison shows you how to make the four-patch units. This is a technique that will be needed in other blocks in the sampler quilt pattern. Watch Now+
If Applique is a four letter word for you but you still like hearts, then this workshop designed by Valerie Nesbitt to use the stitch n flip method, is perfect for you!. Watch Now+
This one-size-fits all beret has been designed by Daphne Morris to keep your head warm when out on your walks.. Watch Now+
This idea from Anne Baxter adds interest to a simple cushion without too much endeavour. Watch Now+
Raw edge fused applique is the technique that you will be learning in this helpful workshop from Sallieann Harrison. Watch Now+