On the move or just out and about this Easter Weekend, don’t forget that you can take us with you watching on your Ipad or tablet; at present you may still need a little help from Puffin but we wanted you to know that we are busy behind the scenes upgrading all the films into a format that will be liked more by the new era of tablet and in particular the Ipad; like all things technical making the decision is quick and easy – getting everything working is less simple and takes longer!!!!!
New in the Shop
If you are on the move, or away from home and like hand sewing, you might like to know that we have new products for those of you who love English Paper Piecing; you can get pre-cut shapes other than hexagons and there is a delightful miniature Lone Star as well as some Christmas decorations (we know it’s only Easter but sewing takes opportunity and time!) (quick link Hexagons).
If you want to getaway to sew sometime later this year, do check out the Classifieds for retreats; there are some great destinations; or you could combine your awaytime with a show – check out the Events Pages ( there is one on the Isle of Man in May.) If you are an organiser of a show, the listing with us is free – just send us the information.
Twiddle & Fiddle with Jennie
This lovely Lily block workshop is one of the blocks featured in the free download pattern for subscribers entitled Floradorable in the Community section of the site.
Free tea cosy tip for hand quilting
This is an interesting little tip from Paula Doyle to help with her hand quilting and who would have thought of this alternative use for a tea cosy (and check out the beeswax now in the shop)
Beading Projects with Fran Rose
Decorate your Kilt Pin from Fran Rose – for all you beading enthusiasts and with Scotland being very much in the news in the next few months over the Commonwealth Games how appropriate is this. Fran also shares how to make earrings and some other single drop ideas for gifts.
A (re)visit to New Zealand with Gail Lawther
– but the quilts and the inspiration don’t date.
Giveaway for Subscribers:
Sorry we forgot the pic last time!
A delightful pack of 6 fat ¼ metres from the Crazy for Daisy range of fabrics has been donated by Creative Quilting; these are so bright and cheery how can you resist?
As a subscribed member you just need to send us an email to our competition address
with the title Daisies – closing date is 30th April.
For more information about this pack, go to the Competition page on our site.
Happy Sewing this Easter
Valerie & Jennie
PS: Message from Jennie: she has been on her worldwide travels and somewhere in the journey the hackers got to work!
please ignore any email with just an attachment and/or link from me – if the email were from me – there would be waffle as well – so no waffle – it is not from me. Ignore