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How long are my strips for the 40 minute quilt?

How do I calculate the length of my strips? Answer: The 40 minute quilt is made up from scrap strips, each cut 2.5" wide by whatever length your material is. Valerie joined lots together to get her quilt top. In order to work out how long you want you need to think about the size you want to create  and will there be borders? - if not then the calculation goes like this: For each strip sewn it will become 2" wide and if you want it to be 40" in the other direction then just divide the size - say 60" by 2 = 30 strips at 40 This can also be made with a ready-bought jelly roll - just look at the number of strips in it.

2019-04-26T16:44:28+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Community, Q & A|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Valerie Nesbitt

Valerie is the founder and Creative Director of justhands-on.tv , as well as our very own ‘Queen of Scrap’. She founded Creative Quilting, a quilt quilt shop in Hampton Court, where she still teaches to this day.

Carolyn Forster

Carolyn is an accomplished quilt maker, teacher and author of several books and patterns. Carolyn has been sewing quilts for over 20 years and just loves using up scraps. She is constantly inspired by vintage quilt blocks she finds on her travels and she brings them up-to-date with modern construction techniques – stitch n’ flip and Quilting on the Go are two of her favourites.

Julia Gahagan

Julia loves making miniature quilts on a variety of themes - especially small, pictorial quilts with little villages and sea sides. Her quilts have been inspired by travel in the UK & the Mediterranean. She also loves Christmas themed patchwork & quilting. This is reflected in many of her designs for wall hangings, mini quilts, garlands, tree decorations and wreaths.

May Bank Holiday weekend

Well I have a husband who just loves sport - but these days it's more from the comfort of the sofa !   This weekend has been dominated (in our house) by the snooker so I got to be useful in my sewing room. First I enjoyed using the new bundle of 10" squares from Oakshott, in Autumn colours;  I made this simple slash and sew quilt, and then quilted it trying out some free motion in the style of flames.

2015-05-04T00:00:00+00:00May 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Community|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pizza Topping a success

I have just watched Valerie Nesbitt’s demonstration on making a Pizza Topping with scraps.What a very useful idea, I shall certainly be more frugal with my left over bits and bobs. Thank you, Ann Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your pizza topping workshop! Great fun. Jo and now Linda Seward has shown us how to create Confetti Applique.

2014-11-21T00:00:00+00:00November 21st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Community|Tags: , |0 Comments

9 Supercool quilty things on the internet

Hi Val, Congratulations!! You are listed as #4 Super Cool Quilty Things on the Internet by Martingale.  Well done!!! Izzy 4. 40-Minute Scrap Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt   This is a great little twist on the 1600 Jelly Roll quilt that is so popular right now—except that you don’t need to use a Jelly Roll! Just use 2½" strips that you’ve cut from your own scraps.

2019-10-31T05:07:33+00:00October 14th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Community|Tags: , , |0 Comments

40 Minute Scrap Quilt

Here is what one viewer who found it on Youtube said:   I LOVE this video. I wish everybody made quilting videos this way. thank you SO much for posting this video   Have you seen it yet?  click here   and here is mine finally quilted (and given as a gift!)  

2012-12-12T00:00:00+00:00December 12th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Community|Tags: , , |0 Comments