Thursday 30 November 2017

UKQU's New Website & Sewmotion Gift Certificates

Many of my followers in the UK will know of this hugely successful Facebook group dedicated to the British quilting enthusiast, but did you know they're on the brink of launching a brand new website?

Aimed at providing an online resource for quilters in the UK, both new and the more experienced, the site will provide access to patchwork and quilting services across the country.

As well as a an extensive directory of UK shops and businesses, both bricks-and-mortar and online, there will be regular blogs from a wide range of members, book and product reviews, plus great projects to inspire and keep us entertained, including a Mystery Quilt and a Block-of-the-Month starting in January.  The website goes live on 9th January 2018, is totally free to access and can be found at - you can pop over now and register to enter a wonderful competition to win this complete quilting package, including a Janome Horizon sewing machine - just like mine!

Meanwhile back at Sewmotion HQ... 

You can now buy Gift Certificates for the Sewmotion Shop - perfect for those who would love any excuse to go fabric shopping! Even better, why not spread the word to those loved ones around you who try as they might, just don't understand your quilting addiction at Christmas! Click here to find out more.

Thursday 23 November 2017

The Big Sale Is On This Weekend!

I'm having a huge sale in the Sewmotion shop, and in my Etsy shop on this mad, frenzied big sale weekend - though hopefully sitting in the comfort of your own home, maybe in your PJs with a cuppa at hand, won't be frenzied at all! In fact I'm looking forward to some online browsing and shopping myself, I may even get ahead on some gift shopping, unheard of for me!

As you can see above, there are some great offers on including 10% off all quilt, cushion, wall hanging, table runner and pincushion kits, 15% off all fat quarter bundles, charm packs and strip sets (jelly rolls), 20% off all fabric by the metre including Michael Miller, Dashwood Studios, Makower and Riley Blake, and finally 25% off all my patterns, both in printed form and PDFs.

So if you're gift shopping for a fellow crafty friend, or maybe you need to give someone a nudge in the right direction for gift inspiration, why not send them to the Sewmotion Shop for a good old browse, and thanks to that little padlock in the web address, you know your shopping will be completely secure.

Finally, Happy Thanksgiving to all my lovely friends across the water - I hope you all have fantastic weekends surrounded by love and family.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social, and Midweek Makers 

Thursday 16 November 2017

Introducing the Curve Motion Medallion Quilt - a 2018 block-of-the-month

I have finally named my English paper-pieced block-of-the-month quilt - the Curve Motion Medallion Quilt - I really wanted to use the word 'curve' as this is what it's all about really, and then I thought of 'motion' as in Sewmotion. And even though it's not really obvious, this quilt is constructed in a medallion style, and even better, it's quilt-as-you-go, so all the individual rings are appliqu├ęd onto grey squares, then quilted, before they're sewn together into a finished quilt approx. 90" square.

So if you're coming to the end of a 2017 BOM and in need of a new challenge, or maybe you're a lover of hand-piecing and looking to enjoy a slow sewing project, why not join us on this curved EPP adventure?

Each month you will receive instructions, full size templates to cut out, the relevant Alison Glass Sun Prints fabrics and a grey background square from Makower to make up to four blocks at a time. 

The cost is £40.00 up front, which will secure your place and cover your first month, followed by eleven monthly payments of £28.00 to be taken by direct debit. This subscription programme will open on Thursday 7th December, there are limited spaces, so be sure to add this date to your diary!

Linking up with Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers and Needle & Thread Thursday.

Thursday 2 November 2017

This month's free Pre-Cut Party Pattern and funky new packaging

I had a great time at last weekend's Autumn Quilt Show at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, I had a larger stand than last year, and it seemed busier all round, just goes to show the love of quilting is growing all the time. 

I did have many more beginners going for my Quick & Easy Quilt Kits which was really encouraging, as we all know, once you've made your first quilt, you're in it for life! I also think my funky (and practical) new packaging may have helped - they also make great gifts.

So it's the beginning of another month, which means it Pre-Cut Party time! This month's free pattern, available to my Newsletter subscribers, is based on the 10" layer cake to make this beautiful Buzz Saw quilt. 

I used my gorgeous 1930s Vintage Fabric roll together with a pretty white-on-white to make this single-size bed quilt (approx. 50" x 67.5"). If you would like this free pattern, and many more in the future, you can sign up to the newsletter here. I'm also offering my subscribers 20% off this new kit for one month only.

Looking for more quilting fun and inspiration? Why not pop along to these great Linky Parties - Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication and Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation