Super Quick “13 Minute” quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
The late summer has inspired Valerie to try and match her YouTube monster hit, the 40 minute scrap quilt (viewed over 2.5 million times and still counting!) by producing another easy and quick quilt top. This time she uses just 4 Fat ¼’s and it is sewn in, believe it or not, just 13 minutes! Really quick and really easy. What’s not to like! Watch Now+
Square Dance Bag with Helen Butcher
This is another simple, modern cut and slash design from Helen, which uses squares as a start off point. These can be any size you like. Pre-cut layer cakes would work of course, although Helen has chosen to work with Longshotts from Oakshott Fabrics. You get to make three blocks at the same time, so there is a chance to vary the fabrics in each block.This is a block that requires you to trim as you go, This way they will fit together perfectly – so a great idea for a group quilt. Watch Now+
Book of the Month
We always aim to bring you new and exciting products and this month, our Book of the Month is the new book from Nicki Trench – Colour Block Knits . It is bursting full of 35 beautiful projects with Nicki Trench’s vibrant knitting patterns. The projects in the book are knitted with cake yarns and color wheels which are very popular and popping up everywhere at the moment.
You will need to
buy the book directly from the publishers via their MAKEetc website. This is why you can find the details in the Blog and not in our usual Shop, just for this month.
Did you catch Valerie chatting to Nancy about her new workshop series starting this month for this gorgeous new English Paper Piecing table runner project .Watch Now+
The pattern is available to purchase now in the Shop and our friends at Creative Quilting are working hard to put
together a kit ready for the first workshop later this month – more details when we have them! Buy Now+
Visit to the Jane Austen House Museum
Have you been watching the brand new adaptation of Jane Austen’s final and unfinished novel Sanditon? We thought this would be an excellent opportunity to look back at our own visit to the Jane Austen Museum in Chawton where we learnt of her great accomplishments as a quilter and seamstress and saw the rooms and garden where she created many of her masterpieces. Watch Now+
Product of the Month
Following the popularity of the “Aunties” bag kit earlier this year, we thought you would love this new bag kit – “Aunties Two” Camden Bag Kit which is our Product of the Month for September.
It is a beautiful zigzag stitched bag and there is no shaping required! So the bag is very easy to make – just a rectangle for the sides and an oval for the bottom. The kit, put together by Lady Sew and Sew just for Justhands-on.tv comes with the pattern, a pack of 2 Craft Tex Double-sided fusible Bag Bases. a Handy handles set and Duet Fuse-ll On the
Roll. The fabric is not included.
As our Product of the Month for September it comes with FREE P&P in the UK Buy Now+
If you are looking for inspiration though, you can see that the the bag pictured above is made in some lovely blue Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
We have these fabrics available to you in the Shop in 2 colourways. The 20 x 2.5inch Strip Kaffe Fassett Camden Rolls are exclusive to Lady Sew and Sew and cut across the width of the fabric, coordinated beautifully and rolled. They would look fantastic with this bag, or on any project you use them for. Click on the links
below to buy the colour of your choice
If you would like to be part of our justhands-on.tv retreat experience, why not come and join us at one of our upcoming retreats. We have a last call going out this month for the last few places on these retreats:
** Last places available for the very popular October Patchwork and Quilting weekend on 12-13 October 2019. Sarah Soward’s class is sold
out, but there are still a few places for ‘Beginners Jelly Roll with Pauline Bolt’ or ‘Finish a quilt or learn a new technique with Valerie Nesbitt’. More Info+
Our new trailer is up on the website – see what great videos, classes and workshops we have for you this month. Watch Now+
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’s giveaway for paid subscribers is Sylvia Critcher’s Rose Trellis cushion pattern. This is Cushion no. 4 in a series that Sylvia designed for her Ivory Splendour series. You can see that she also sometimes likes to use coloured threads to enhance the design. Italian corded work, Trapunto stuffed work, French cording and English quilting are the techniques Sylvia uses for the pattern.
The cushion finishes at approx 17 inches square and there is a round option too. The pattern comes with full size templates.
enter the competition just send an email entitled Rose Trellis to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will close 30 September 2019.
Helen Butcher loves modern improv blocks and this is another stunning example which she has made up into a bag and as the blocks are trimmed to size at the end, this would be a super idea for a group quilt. Watch Now+
Enjoy learning about this lovely new EPP table runner project from Nancy Adamek – the queen of English Paper Piecing. Nancy will be sharing the ‘how to make one yourself’ with us over a series of programmes starting in September.Watch Now+
This patchwork is NOT over papers; instead the cut out pieces are sew together with a simple running stitch and Valerie Nesbitt shows you how to turn the corner in the inset seam – or Y seam.. Watch Now+
Angela Daymond has designed this delightful little hand project using kantha stitching, that can be finished in an evening (so still time to make plenty!) – and is very portable, so great to take away with you.. Watch Now+