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Quilt Now Readers’ Makes Competition Winner – Issue 66

Quilt Now magazine love to see what their readers have been making. This months Star Make winner for Issue 66, was Janice. She created this gorgeous of Kaffe Fassett’s Starburst quilt. Janice said: “It has Kaffe backing fabric, which I love so will definitely use that again. Great fun on a dull day.”

By |October 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Community|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Christmas is a Wrap at the Oakshott Open Day

Oakshott Fabrics’ Open Days are not-to-be-missed events, so save the date for their upcoming one! Saturday 7th December 10am – 4pm Whether for Christmas gifts, fabrics to replenish your stash, or ‘because you’re worth it’ treats, their Open Days are a must. For one day only, their warehouse will be transformed into a Pop Up Shop brimming with alluring displays of their signature ‘shot’ cottons.

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Quilt Now Readers’ Makes Competition Winner – Issue 65

Quilt Now magazine love to see what their readers have been making. This months Star Make winner for Issue 65, was Alison.She renamed Sarah Ashford’s quilt from issue 61 to Hearts and Kisses and made a colourful wedding gift for her niece. The hearts and kisses are pieced with characterful fabric designed by her friend and designer Amanda Jane Ogden!! Congratulations Alison, and enjoy your year's subscription with justhands-on.tv

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Community|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book of the Month September 2019 : Nicki Trench Color Block Knits

This month, our Book of the Month is coming specially from the publishers. This is why you can find the details here in the Blog and not in our usual Shop. This is the new book from Nicki Trench  - Colour Block Knits. It is bursting full of 35 beautiful projects with Nicki Trench's vibrant knitting patterns. We have it at a special price of £10 for the book and  you will get free P&P in the UK. 

By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Quilt Now Readers’ Makes Competition Winner – Issue 64

Quilt Now magazine love to see what their readers have been making. This months Star Make winner for Issue 64, was Bety. She created this beautiful robin designs using the exclusive pattern included inside Quilt Now’s RSPB Garden Birds Blocks book with issue 61. What a lovely way to embellish a bag! 

Quilting wholecloths designed by Sean Edwards

Karen Cocksedge, who many of you know from www.karensquilts.co.uk and www.finishmyquilt.co.uk , recently had the privilege of quilting some wholecloths designed by Sean Edwards for his current exhibition.  She wrote a lovely article about her experiences and we thought you like to hear about it.

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Quilt Now #64: New Skills at justhands-on.tv retreats

Quilt Now Magazine are excited as we are about our remaining 2019 retreats. Their latest magazine has a lovely article about our retreats which encourages you to learn something new and enjoy some quality sewing time.

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Community|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Workshop filming day with Valerie Nesbitt, Nancy Adamek and Julia Gahagan

What a busy day we had filming last week [...]

War Horse Memorial Purple Poppy Appeal

We want to create Britain’s Biggest Knitted Purple Poppy to help us launch our 2019 Purple Poppy Appeal in support of animal and military charities – and we need your help…If you can’t knit but want to get involved then you can make poppies out of purple felt or fabric. All contributions welcome! We have reintroduced the purple poppy emblem to recognise and remember all animals – in war or in peace - that give service, support and companionship to people all over the UK and beyond. What we will do is sew them altogether to make a giant cloak and we plan to have a very special celebrity or two wear it for us ahead of our national day on August 23, 2019. There is a simple pattern which should make a good number of poppies from one ball of wool or yarn, Please send your poppies by Friday 19 July 2019 to The War Horse Memorial, 18, Ascot Towers, Windsor Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7LG.

By |June 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Quilt Now Readers’ Makes Competition Winner – Issue 63

Quilt Now magazine love to see what their readers have been making. This months Star Make winner for ssue 63, was Anna. She created this stunning long-tailed tit design using the exclusive pattern included inside Quilt Now’s RSPB Garden Birds Blocks book with issue 61. Doesn't it look stunning on the grey cushion!

justhands-on.tv website launch featured in Craft Focus

Our new website launch is highlighted in Craft Focus magazine. We are excited as they talk about the improvements we have made to the site. For example we have a new filter section that makes it easier to find videos. We have many new tutors on the site and they are in the article as well. You'll also find a quote from our CEO, Steve Barton.

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments
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