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  • How A Song Can Inspire A Quilt by Lucy Engels

    Lucy Engels became inspired to make a quilt in 100 days. This Lockdown Project took on the form of a modern quilt, incorporating objects in the lyrics of a song.

    Talking about how her inspiration came from The Talking Heads track 'This must be the place". Lucy shows how inspiration can come fr...

  • Pinwheels in Pieces with Valerie Nesbitt

    Based on a Big Pinwheel as a focal point. Valerie Nesbitt shows how to make a stack of pinwheels for use in this versatile quilt.

    There are tips on pairing fabrics, spinning the fabrics 2 ways, pressing the seams and notching together for accurate points. Creating a large pinwheel block which ...

  • Collider Quilt with Claire Campion

    Making this beautiful Collider Quilt couldn't be simpler with Claire Campions comprehensive workshop.

    Half Square Triangles, Quarter Square Triangles and Half Rectangle Triangles are the basis of the quilt. Claire demonstrates how to make them all.

    Starting with two methods of making Half S...

  • Diamonds and Chains Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

    This comprehensive workshop uses simple tips and techniques that result in a stunning quilt.

    Valerie describes some of her favourite methods of constructing a block using half square triangles and four patches.

    Talking through a strip pieced method of making half square triangles using Than...

  • The Hashtag Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

    This modern block is made from strips, squares and rectangles, using the stitch'n'flip method for the corners. You could make each block a different colour, so it could easily come from your jelly roll or stash.

    Great for youngsters.

    Also, there are workshop notes for subscribed members.

  • Modern Laptop Cover with Helen Howes

    Helen loves to create simple modern looking blocks and in this workshop has used another of her favourite things - Oakshott fabrics. She takes you through the simple steps of creating the pieced blocks. Then adding some plain blocks and then uses integrated quilting to create her laptop cover.


  • City Lights Patchwork Quilt with Helen Howes

    A very simple quilt block creates this quilt, utilising squares and rectangles. The beauty comes from the fabrics used.   Helen chose some of the Oakshott fabric ranges resulting in two colour ways to use each time.  Hence the effect of lights being either on or off.
    The blocks do require some ac...

  • Crossing Points with Helen Howes

    Another of Helen’s clever ideas using pre-cut 5″ squares (but you could take layer cakes too and subdivide them).
    Make a lovely quilt, turn the squares into a bag or table runners, all  easy to make and your choice.
    The simple squares are first sewn together as a four patch; you cut them apart (k...

  • Tilting Squares Patchwork with Valerie Nesbitt

    Valerie demonstrates a great way to use up ready-to-sew 5″ square pre-cuts. The background element gives the tilt effect.
    She uses a rotary cutter,  ruler, and a template to cut the background pieces. Separating the background into left and right pieces enable the squares to tilt in opposite dire...

  • Modern Flying Geese Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

    This 9 block quilt comes together really quickly and is a great opportunity for using those larger design modern prints.  Valerie chose a selection of pale grey with an alternative terracotta fabric that read as plain. Although they are tone-on-tone the selection within the quilt is effective.

  • Lattice Windows with Jennie Rayment

    Simple tucks in two directions create this delightful picture.  Taken from her Tucks and Textures book, Jennie shares with us how to create a delightful landscape style wall hanging (or cushion) and suggests this is a great way to use up some old furnishing fabric.
    You could add a little extra fl...

  • Meet Helen Butcher

    3D illusion quilts are not as difficult as they may look.  However, you do have to select your fabrics carefully so that you can create that illusion.   Light, medium and dark is what’s necessary, and remember to audition the fabrics, as they may change their category depending upon their neighbo...

  • Square Dance Bag with Helen Butcher

    This is another simple, modern cut and slash design from Helen, utilising squares as a starting 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 ti...

  • Cubitz with Helen Butcher

    In these two quilts Helen has used Oakshott fabrics to great effect to create the 3D illusion. So, you need to think about the tonal and colour value of your fabrics against each other.

    Helen shares with us how to strip piece when creating the section of the hexagon. And rather than get involv...

  • Modern Bright Hope Patchwork Block with Valerie Nesbitt

    This modern block gains its interest from the visual twist. This requires the first seam to be sewn just part of the way along. The cutting though is very simple since all four sides are the same length. Valerie has used two fabrics sewn together, which she then treats as one. She likes to keep t...

  • Modern Quarter Log Cabin Patchwork with Valerie Nesbitt

    In this workshop Valerie adds simple sashing strips to the log cabin style construction of this block. This gives it a very modern look and the on-point setting gives it additional appeal.

    In this log cabin block, what would traditionally be the centre of the block is now at one corner. The co...