A list of quick reminders for you:

Midsummer Mystery Quilt

4_jh110-02-mystery-quilt-day-p01 - Valerie Nesbitt - valerieThis goes live at 10am this Saturday – 10 sections that will be uploaded at hourly intervals; uses a jelly roll or 2 ½” strip from your stash.

Don’t worry if you can’t keep up or if you can’t join us live on the day, the videos will be there for a while BUT if you join us later – no peeping!

This is free for subscribed members – and if you aren’t a subscriber at the moment, see below for details on how to become one.

Quilt Show this weekend

The National Quilt Championships are being held at Sandown Racecourse, Esher Surrey; run by Grosvenor Shows this is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and tickets are available at the door – easy parking – and lots of our contributors are there including Valerie and Jennie

Layer Cake from Moda

4_hearty-good-wishes-layer-cake-giveaway001 - Valerie Nesbitt - valerieOur free subscriber giveaway for June is designed by Janet Clare and entitled ‘Hearty Good Wishes’. You can enjoy seeing and talking to Janet Clare about these new fabrics in her video: click here.

As a subscribed member all you just need to email us with the title Hearty Good Wishes to the competition address justhandsontvcomp@gmail.com and keep your fingers crossed. Closing date for entries is 30th June 2014.


5_jh109-07-drawing-withmachine Janet shows us how she uses her machine to draw delightful pencil-line style pictures with her machine in today’s workshop.

And Valerie takes a Trip around the world – a quick strip-pieced method is used to create this visual diamond of squares.

Book of the Month

4_sweet-and-simple-patchwork-gifts001 - Valerie Nesbitt - valerieSweet & Simple patchwork gifts – by Hisako Arai and Yoko Sanjo:

Contains a  charming collection of 25 easy to make patchwork projects using classic patchwork designs and  is perfect for creating gifts for loved ones and has free p&p in the UK for the month of June.

From the Shop

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Happy Sewing

Valerie & Jennie


New this month

Drawing With Your Sewing Machine with Janet Clare
Artistic free motion quiting to create delightful pencil-style drawings.

Sashing Your Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie shares with you a collection of different ideas for sashing.

Out and about
Lace Skirts by Karen Nicol
Originally a fashion designer Karen still enjoys turning her talents to create fashion and works of art.

Wrist Pincushion with Jennie Rayment
A great idea that gets to use some of those lovely stitches your machine will do (but you could do hand embroidery too!)

Bargello Tablemat with Valerie Nesbitt
This Bargello pattern is quick and effective as a tablemat and a great way to be introduced to the cylinder method of construction.

Tips and techniques
Heart Applique Stitching with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie gives you tips on how to achieve a great satin stitch look for this ever-popular shape.

Out and about
Water Water Exhibition – Part 1
Wander round this exhibition from the Contemporary Quilt Group with our hostess Kate Findlay.

Tips and techniques
Satin Stitch Applique with Valerie Nesbitt
This traditional form of applique allows you to showcase your work and the threads and Valerie shares some helpful tips.