We get more helpful advice from Jennie, our expert Twiddler and Fiddler; this time she adds wonderful thread to the edges of her tucks, and Valerie gives advice on how to make this colourful scrap 9 patch and snowball quilt, as well as giving some helpful tips on how to sort, store, and accumulate scraps for this and other laundry basket quilts.
Block of the Month programmes
Rosebud Fayre, Your First Sampler Quilt, and Superstar Medallion are complete here on the site and ready for you to work on at your leisure and don’t forget our Midsummer Mystery, which originally had an hourly update!
|But if you would like to have something through the post in pattern form which you can start in September, then Valerie picked up information at the Festival of Quilts from our contributors Village Fabrics, Mandy Shaw and Daisy Chain Designs and you can find more details in the Classified section: Just click on the BOM filter|
August Membership – Special Offer
TO CLAIM YOUR FREE MONTH all you have to do is click here to purchase a 3 month membership from the Shop by 31st August 2015. Then send an email, quoting the unique code EB02 to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add an extra month onto your viewing privileges.
This month make an early start with Christmas with Annie Down’s lovely book – A Christmas Story. A mixture of applique and stitching combine in these lovely projects, which do include a quilt a well as lots of smaller ideas for gifts and use around the house
The subscriber giveaway this month is from Villavin crafts and is a delightful little wallhanging kit, easy to make and finishes approx 8” square. To enter the competition as a subscribed member, all you need to do is send an email entitled Hearts to:
The competition will close 31st August 2015.
Product of the Month
We LOVE threads and this pack of 5 lovely threads -100% cotton:50w – have been put together exclusively for Justhands-on.tv. These 50w cotton threads have 200 (220yds) on each spool and we have chosen 4 plain colours and one variegated; perfect for quilting (and of course for piecing but why would you want to hide these lovely colours!).
As the product of the month they have free p&p in the UK in August 2015 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription
Festival of Quilts
This event is now behind us but it was great to see so many of you and also our lucky Facebook ticket winners; dates for next year are 11-14th August 2016. As well as catching up with our contributors Valerie did LOTS of shopping (and not just for herself!) so keep an eye on the Shop for the new products.
New Video Layout
We have recently upgraded and improved our video system on the website, as some of the eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted. It will also help those of you who may have recently experienced difficulties seeing the videos, caused by browser updates.
For those of you unsure about the new controls, here’s a picture to help you, but if you still need help just click here to contact Juliet with your queries.
Valerie & Jennie