This is a very simple patchwork quilt made with traditional squares and rectangles and wonderful fabrics from the Oakshott ranges.The beauty of the quilt comes from the fabrics used. Helen chose some of the Oakshott fabric ranges because they gave her two colourways to use each time – hence the lights being either on or off. The blocks do require some accurate piecing – so do pay attention. The pattern is available for all members. Watch Now+
The full red City Lights kit and pattern from Oakshott Fabrics is available in the shop Buy Now+
Helen also talks about three ranges from Oakshott that would be great to use for this quilt, all of which are available through our Shop. Just click on the links below. Note, please check the pattern for the quantity of each fabric you will need.
Folded Freezer Paper foundation piecing with Paula Doyle
Do you hate having to tear the papers off the back of your work? Well with this clever technique you have none! It allows you to work with the accuracy of foundation piecing, but without having any papers to remove at the end – so no mess; no distortion or tearing of stitches. Watch Now+
War Horse Memorial Purple Poppy Appeal
The Appeal wants to create Britain’s Biggest Knitted Purple Poppy to help launch their 2019 Purple Poppy Appeal in support of animal and military charities – and they need your help… They 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. A pattern is available in our Blog . If you can’t knit but want to get involved then you can make poppies out of purple felt or fabric. All contributions welcome! Read More+
Book of the Month
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 great 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+
Caravans and other cushions with Gail Penberthy
Caravans and Beach Huts are a couple of truely iconic themes throughout the summer and Gail Penberthy shares with you some of her projects using these themes as her inspiration. All the patterns come complete with all the decoration motives in them and use fused, raw edge applique as the technique. They are all listed in our ‘From the Shop’ section later in the newsletter Watch Now+
Mandy loves collecting buttons and as well as using them to decorate her quilts and other small projects, she enjoys making simple jewellery. Here she shows us how to make a simple bracelet with the 4-hole buttons and a little bit of thong thread – great for adults and children alike. Watch Now+
Product of the Month
Selling like hot cakes!!!
June’s Product of the Month is a kit for this very pretty table runner, designed by Nicola Whayman. The kit has been designed to be quick and easy, uses the current Paris Romance range of fabrics, Thangles 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 P&P in the UK Buy Now+
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
Subscribers – have you entered this month’s giveaway. It’s the Tulips Kantha Kit designed by Angela Daymond and the kit includes everything you need to make this gorgeous design featuring three beautiful pink tulips in a blue vase. This kit uses kantha which can become highly addictive to do. 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
What’s coming up in June
Still plenty more to come this month – don’t forget to see what great videos, classes and workshops we have for you Watch Now+
Don’t forget, we have new videos on justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber with full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
A day out filming
What a busy day we had filming in Wiltshire last week with Valerie, Nancy Adamek of Lina Patchwork and Julia Gahagan. Lots of new workshops with a Christmas theme coming next month including EPP christmas decorations, miniature quilts and a Makower Christmas Wall hanging. For a sneak preview, have a look at our blog post and pictures. Read More+
How do our subscriptions work
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