Out & About

Coming Home from the London QuiltersLinda Seward acts as our hostess around this exhibition entitled Coming Home from the London Quilters which we filmed last December.   We were very fortunate to be able to also film the opening ceremony as well as have an interview with Tracy Chevalier – author and now quilter – who had a quilt hanging at the event –and  all these videos can be enjoyed on the site


Easy Stack Ideas from Paula DoyleMore great ideas from Paula Doyle with her 4 fabric Easy Stack and you can see what just one strip of 4 fabrics will provide you with!
Did you miss the original workshop ? Catch it here: Easy Stack Quilts from Paula Doyle

Throwback Thursday

 Annette Emms – shoemaker to the fairies.We hope you are enjoying our monthly selection from the archives – tips and workshops that you might have missed – this month we revisited Annette Emms – shoemaker to the fairies

Quilt Retreats

Sewing Weekend with Justhands-on.tv - 3 & 4 Oct 2015Valerie still has some spaces on the Justhands-on.tv retreat at the Legacy Hogs Back Hotel the weekend of 3 & 4th October;  the idea is that you bring along your own project to work on and Valerie will be on hand to help .   Valerie is also teaching – early October- at the Royal Hotel in Bridlington, which plays host to a wide variety of tutors throughout the year.   For more information on this and other retreats you can use the quick search (and if you would like to have your retreat mentioned, just get in touch).

Getting away from it all

Textile Impressions of Peru with Arena TravelTextile Trip to Rajasthan, India - Nov 2015Textiles are a worldwide passion, and Arena Travel have just shared with us details of their planned trip to Peru early in 2016 and as we mentioned last month, Colouricious are off to India in Nov 2015 ;  both hold the promise of being full of colour and inspiration (Dorothy Crossley certainly found that to be the case with her trip to India).

Talking of holidays…

Fixed Term MembershipIf you’re packing your bags and heading off this summer, don’t forget that your subscription works worldwide – you can view us on your tablet, iPad or smart phone. Catch up with the videos you’ve missed and start to work out what projects you’ll be working on when you get back. The minimum subscription is just 1 month (but the 3 month and 1 year fixed term memberships are offered at a great discount).

Facebook Competition Winners – Festival of Quilts

Congratulations to the three winners of our Facebook competition for tickets to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham from 6-9 August (Jane, Sharon and Jayne if you visit our Facebook page you’ll find out how to let us know where to send your tickets.)

If you’re visiting the show many of our contributors will be there, so do stop by and say Hi – Jennie has her own stand in the demonstrators section and Valerie will be helping on the Creative Quilting stand – H 17

Book of the Month

Birds in Stained Glass designed by Gail LawtherWe have a very special offer from Gail Lawther on her new book prior to its launch at Festival of Quilts in August; entitled Birds in Stained Glass, Gail shows you 10 different ways of creating a stained glass effect in fabric and thread and then has a selection of gorgeous projects for you. Free P&P in the UK in July 2015

Subscriber giveaway

Aurifil Thread - LakesThis month we are giving away these Aurifil threads – wonderful colour grading from mauve through to variegated blue is exclusive to Justhands-on.tv – perfect for quilting the Lakes series of fabrics from Oakshott.

To enter the competition as a subscribed member all you need to do is send an email entitled Lakes Thread to:  justhandsontvcomp@gmail.com
The competition will close 31st July 2015

Product of the Month

Seaside Sampler Quilt Kit by Doti DoodleThis Seaside Sampler kit is the perfect small project for you on holiday; a small stitchery project   Designed by Doti Doodle for beginners and experts alike, the design is filled with silly seagulls, flapping flags and kites, a deckchair, a lighthouse and other such nautical nonsense. Finished size 17 ½” x 22″. You can purchase this product with FREE P&P for UK purchasers for July 2015 PLUS all purchasers get free entry into a draw to win a free month’s subscription to the site.

Happy Sewing

Valerie & Jennie


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New this month

More Easy Stack Ideas from Paula Doyle
Building on her workshop of the same name Paula gives us more inspiration.

Out and about
London Quilters Patchwork Show 2014
This was a bi-ennial show from this group of quilters and it was entitled ‘Coming Home;.

Tips and techniques
English Paper Piecing Corner Catching with Nancy Adamek
This is a really easy way of inserting the papers for your tiny EPP hexagon pieces and you can leave the thread in too!

Mini Beads workshop with Linda Seward
In this delightful workshop Linda shares with you a surprise find from the nail bar.

Annette Emms – Fairy Shoe Maker and mixed media textile artist.
Throwback Thursday – from our archives meet Annette, shoemaker to the fairies amongst other things.

Modern Pieced Hearts Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
If Applique is a four letter word for you but you still like hearts, then this workshop is perfect for you!

Meet Dorothy Crossley – Textile Artist
Dorothy loves making woven tapestry pictures and textile pieces inspired by her travels.

Courthouse Steps with Valerie Nesbitt
A fast and simple quilt that can be made from scraps or your pre-cuts such as strip rolls/jelly rolls.

Out and about
Meet Villavin Crafts of Holsworthy, Devon
Learn about this lovely quilt shop located in the West country, not too far from Exeter.

Floral Cutwork from Kathleen Laurel-Sage
Kathleen shares with you her love of cutwork embroidery which she used to create her signature piece of work.

Tips and techniques
Hand quilting tip from Carolyn Forster
Quilting a block at a time is very portable and Carolyn shows you how you can create continuous stitching that flows over the sashing.