In this week’s video, Sallieann shows you how to make coil baskets out of rope. She shows you how you can sew the coiled rope together with a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine. You can see lots of ideas for the shape – round or oval based, big, small, embellished with lace. As she says, these can be become very addictive! Watch Now+
Japanese Bag with Carolyn Forster
Carolyn also calls this her ‘Dick Whittington’ bag and you can see why! This simple bag folds up easily to store away in a pocket or handbag or purse; just unfold it, knot the handles together and your bag is ready to go. Carolyn has based the bag on a typical Japanese design which she has tweaked to help you sew it quickly and easily.You can make it as complex (with a lining and top stitching) or as simple as you like – just one layer – no separate handles to worry about either. Watch Now+
Bunny bags with Jennie Rayment
Jennie Rayment shares with us how to make some delightful little bags , which look as though they have ears, so has called them Bunny Bags. They are very simple to make and the seam allowance on these doesn’t matter – so great for beginners. Jennie also suggests using two different fabrics, so that gives them a bit of variety. Finally tied up with a ribbon. Watch Now+
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Hopscotch by Anne Baxter – EBOOK
Our Book of the Month for April is one of our new range of Ebooks – Hopscotch by Anne Baxter. You can create fast, fun, waste-free quilts with this video workshop – as an ebook! The written instructions with diagrams, can be printed out on your home printer and used as workshop notes. The video is embedded within the pdf, so it will play when you are offline. This product is an instant download so you can start straight away. In this book, Anne demonstrates how to make a couple of quilts she has created with this attractive Hopscotch design. It’s a simple block which
uses just 12 fat quarters . One version has a real country feel, with its fabrics in similar tones. The other quilt uses shirting fabrics with added sashing.Buy Now+
Machine Stitching Your Quilt Binding
Putting the binding on your quilt is just so exciting – it means the quilt is FINISHED! In this video, Valerie Nesbitt shows you how to finish your quilt binding on the machine with the help of some fancy stitches and lovely thread – no hand sewing involved. Watch Now+
Valerie shows you some of the lovely projects you could be working on if you joined us at our Embroidery retreat in November. You can choose either machine embroidery with Anja Townrow or hand embroidery with Niamh Wimperis. Watch Now+
You can find more details on the retreat including £25 off if you book by 7th May 2020 on the siteLearn More+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Easter Bunny Applique Pattern
If you are looking for small projects to keep you busy, our Product of the Month for April is perfect for you.The Easter Bunny – Appliqué Pattern by Kjersti Smith is very cute and versatile pattern design which would be great in blocks for a quilt, on a cushion cover or front of a bag and is a great way to use up scraps. This is an original design and is an instant download, so you can start on it straight away.
Product of the Month for April 2020, we have this pattern at a special price for youBuy Now+
Singerie from Karen Nicol
Karen’s ‘Singerie’ exhibition was held at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London in October 2013. In this interview Karen talks us through her inspiration for the various monkeys. We also get to enjoy work that includes the use of sequin film, pyrography, torn fabric strips, sequined fabric and printed tattoo’s. One particular monkey was inspired by Karen’s trip to the Bosphorus. Watch Now+
New Products in the Shop
We have been very busy adding lots of new products to the Shop for you to keep those of you locked away at home busy.You’ll find lots of new patterns available and we have made most of them instant downloads, so you don’t have to wait for the post to arrive. Learn More+
This week we have also added three lovely crochet patterns from Jane Czaja – a stitch sampler which is great for beginners and 2 very different cushions Learn More+
If you’re looking for new kits, we have some beautiful table runners just in from Vendulka at Oliven. They are all very different and interesting designs and in all various colours. You can brighten up any dining table with one of these and what a great gift to make for someone.
You’ll also find a gorgeous quilt kit called Wild Birds is a digitally printed series of 16 panels with 8 different bird drawings (the other 8 are mirrored) and coordinating fabrics.Learn More+
Don’t forget, we have new videos on justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber with full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month we are giving away Sew Simple Hexi-flowers by Karin Hellaby to paid subscribers. Karin Hellaby brings the craft of English Paper Piecing into the 21st Century with some superb new techniques. As always Karin has simple, easy to follow instructions with clear helpful diagrams to help you quickly and easily produce your own hexi-flower quilts. A delight for anyone who enjoys English Paper Piecing, or hand sewing.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled HEXI FLOWERS to email@example.com. The competition will close 30 April 2020.