Dresden Plate Fans with Chris PorterDresden Plate is a traditional favourite and Chris Porter has designed a special template to make this patchwork quickly and accurately. – AND she has a jelly roll option too!


Monoprinting with Angela DaymondMonoprinting with Angela Daymond shows us a really easy way to create background fabric for a project  – and you can  be inspired to try her Paper Bird design which we have already featured.

Throwback Thursday with Precuts

Scrap Quilt with Valerie NesbittThis Scrap quilt from Valerie is a great little workshop from our archives in which Valerie uses pre-cuts, and it is now FREE TO VIEW. There is a 1930’s version hanging behind Valerie and  she works on a more modern red/white/blue option in the workshop itself;  AND to make it easy for you all, you can purchase kits for both through the workshop – they have been put together exclusively for us; so once the postman arrives you can start sewing straight away.


Did you hear this week that it’s now less than 100 days to Christmas!!!

Have you started writing your pressie lists yet or wondering what to buy for your friends. Why don’t you visit our SHOP so you can get ahead with your shopping (or just leave what you want on your screen as a hint for your other half!)

Valerie has been busy this summer sourcing LOTS of new products for you, including many from our regular contributors, including Angela Daymond; Janet Clare; Lina Patchwork; Lorna Bateman and the return of Mandy Shaw.

For our international members, all products can be shipped abroad to you and Paypal will convert the price to your currency before you confirm your payment.

Product of the Month

CompetitionSeptember’s product of the month is this delightful Pink Heart Wallhanging Kit from Villavin Crafts. It’s easy to make, finishes approx 8” square and comes complete with everything you will need. Don’t forget that as it’s the product of the month it has free p&p in the UK in September 2015 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription to our site.

The Fenland Book of Kantha Stitching by Angela DaymondBook of the Month

If you want to learn more about Kantha stitching, then September’s book of the month by Angela Daymond is all you need to begin this traditional stitching technique The Fenland Book of Kantha Stitching also comes with free P&P in the UK in September 2015.

September’s Giveaway for Subscribed Members

Autumn 10" square pack from OakshottThis month our giveaway is this lovely pack of 10” squares from Oakshott in Autumn colours. Keep an eye on the workshops due up later in the month as Valerie uses these in a lovely quilt!

To enter the competition as a subscribed member, all you need to do is send an email entitled Oakshott Autumn to:
The competition will close 30th September 2015.

And don’t forget, if you want to become a subscribed member, just visit the Subscription Page to buy a monthly subscription or a fixed term package.

Happy Sewing

Valerie & Jennie

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New this month

Lone Star Diamond English Paper Piecing workshop with Nancy Adamek
Nancy shows you how to create a diamond star with English Paper Piecing.

How to make a Sewing Machine Cover with Jennie Rayment
or a cover for anything else that you feel you would like to do.

Scrap Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
Throwback Thursday – from our Archives: In this workshop we use pre-cut 5″ squares and 2 ½” strip rolls but you could raid your scrap/ stash.

Out and about
Hatched, Matched, Despatched and Patched Exhibition
An exhibition at the American Museum in Britain which is located just outside Bath.

Tips and techniques
Setting out your fabric correctly from Valerie Nesbitt
A simple little tip that is a good habit to get into.

Textured books with Kathleen Laurel-Sage
Kathleen shows us how to make great covers for our books from those lucious scraps of organza and threads.

Out and about
Beds to Walls Exhibition Quilters Guild Museum, York – Revisited.
Beds to Walls Exhibition Quilters Guild Museum, York filmed back in 2009.

Scrap 9 Patch and Snowball with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie talks you through how to make this lovely two block quilt which could be from your stash or from pre-cuts.

Tips and techniques
Adding Satin Stitch to your Tuck edges from Jennie Rayment
A great idea to add colour with the help of your sewing machine, zig-zag and some wonderful thread.