Valerie demonstrates how to create this traditional patchwork 8 pointed star using pre-cut jelly rolls and nickle packs.
To make the finished block. Valerie has used pre-cuts of 2.5inch strips, which are of course exactly the size that jelly roll strips are cut. Then the centre squares of the block are cut from the 5″ pre-cut squares – Valerie trimmed them back to 4.5inch. Watch Now+
We also have the Lewis and Irene fabrics that Valerie used, available in the Shop Buy Now+
Julia Gahagan – award winning miniature quilt designer
This week Valerie catches up again with Julia Gahagan to chat about all things miniature and we see her award winning miniature quilt from the Quilts UK Show at Malvern. Watch Now+
And if you’d like to join Julia at our retreat with Angela Madden, then we have the last 2 places left that have to go in the next few days – Fancy joining us? More Info+
Book of the Month
Our Book of the Month for October is Sarah Payne’s Quilt School. This is a fun and practical introduction to patchwork and quilting.
Well-known TV personality Sarah Payne leads you through a series of techniques to build up your skills. Each chapter includes a number of different-sized step-by-step projects, including quilts, cushions, tote bags and table runners. Sarah discusses different shapes, different techniques and she also includes information on basting, layering, quilting and binding, as well as pre-cuts. Filled with guidance and helpful tips and tricks, this book will equip you with all you need to know to get started on your quilting adventure. As it’s our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in October 2019 Buy Now+
Amish Waves Hand Quilting with Carolyn Forster
Carolyn Forster shares with us this traditional utility quilting design that can be used on quilts both ancient and modern in design and she loves to work in thicker threads as big stitch quilting. She also shows you how to create your own pattern, from everyday household objects, to use on your own quilts. Watch Now+
Stitch ‘n Flip whole quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
This is another great idea from Valerie that is quick and fast. You can make this quilt in no-time at all and you will have it quilted as well!
You can also think about using snuggly fabrics such as cotton flannel – fleece works well too but you will need to control the stretch – and also you could clip the edges of the quilt to give it a raggy edge – so no binding! Watch Now+
Product of the Month
Our Product of the Month for October. is the accompanying kit to Nancy Adamek’s Tudor Rose English Paper Piecing Table Runner workshops.This delightful table runner kit comes complete with the pattern designed by Nancy Adamek and the paper pieces. There is also background fabric and fabrics for the blocks as well as the binding.
Creative Quilting have chosen the beautiful fabrics from ranges by Tilda and these have been linked up with Moda Grunge colours.(You will need to provide wadding and backing fabric).
As our Product of the Month for October it comes with FREE P&P in the UK Buy Now+
Janet Clare ‘Early Bird’ Special offer ends today!!
Spend two days with Janet Clare working on an amazing quilt. You’ll create this fun and lively appliqué quilt, designed around her brand new fabric collection or using your own. So don’t miss out as the early bird special discount of £25 ends today. Come and join us. More Info+
What’s coming up in October
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 with full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
This little quilt kit is worked in shadow applique. The kit contains all the fabric for the project (sea,sky and buildings (colours may vary from those illustrated but will be just as lovely); also included are the backing and binding, shadow fabric, wadding, design sheet (full size) and instructions. Approx 7″ x 11″ finished.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled SUNSET to email@example.com. The competition will close 31 October 2019.
Carolyn Forster shares with us this traditional utility quilting design that can be used on quilts both ancient and modern in design and she loves to work in thicker threads as big stitch quilting. Watch Now+