Free Friday Demos

Free Friday Demos

Friday is our Free Demo Day!

Come along to the shop on any (or every!) Friday morning at 11.00 am for a half-hour demonstration from one of our expert Bramble Babes – grab a cuppa from the coffee shop, take a seat and learn "how to"s and expert tips on a whole range of patchwork, quilting and general stitching subjects.

NB We will endeavour to keep to our announced schedule of demonstration topics, but occasionally we may have to change the subject without notice. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.


DateTopicDetails & Demo Babe
4 January 2019Turned Appliqué BagUse fusible Vilene to create a turned shape with no raw edges that makes adding appliquéd shapes simple (with Jacky Lee)
11 January 2019Shadow Box QuiltA technique for those fabrics you just can't bear to cut up too small! (with Claire Le Maistre)
18 January 2019Delectable MountainsVersatile and full of visual impact, this technique is much easier than you imagine (with Wendy Le Maistre)
25 January 2019Beyond the Bow Tie BlockAdd interest to your foundation pieced blocks with an inserted fabric square that can be folded to allow contrast fabric to be added (with Jacky Lee)
1 February 2019Valentine Cathedral WindowsExplore one of the many versions of this traditional block using hand and machine stitching (with Claire Le Maistre)
8 February 2019Valentine Tote BagMake a delightful heart-shaped bag for your Valentine's treats (with Wendy Le Maistre)
15 February 2019Celtic Bias AppliquéIf you have never tried Celtic bias strips, then try this simple way (no turning!) to create bias strips that can be used in many projects (with Jacky Lee)
22 February 2019Snail Trail A traditional block but do in Wendy's way as a nice easy method - use one block to make a very effective quilt (with Wendy Le Maistre)
1 March 2019Machine Pieced Daffodil BlockA beautiful block to add spring cheer to a quilt or wall-hanging (with Claire Le Maistre)
8 March 2019Mosaic Block with Inserted Raised PinwheelAdd a different dimension to this standard HST-based block with inserted folded squares that create a central pinwheel in your block (with Jacky Lee)
15 March 2019Easter Flower BunnyLearn a fun and creative technique using fussy cutting and appliqué (with Wendy Le Maistre)
22 March 2019EPP with a SparkleDon't know what to do with all that ribbon, lace, ric-rac and sequins? Explore some fun techniques to use them up and add some sparkle to your English Paper Piecing (with Claire Le Maistre)
29 March 2019Buttoned BoxTwo squares and some straight machining will create this neat little box for your bits – a handy present for any occasion! (with Jacky Lee)
5 April 2019Bordered DiamondsA fun and easy way to turn your scraps into a fabulously unique quilt (with Wendy Le Maistre)
12 April 2019NO DEMOSEASTER EXHIBITION
19 April 2019
26 April 2019Mummy & Baby Bear PawCreate a little block inside a bigger one and find out how to play with colour to create a lovely illusion (with Claire Le Maistre)
3 May 2019Dresden Plate with Inserted Prairie PointsA Dresden block with a twist – add prairie points in contrasting fabric to make the points of the blades (with Jacky Lee)
10 May 2019Quilt-As-You-GoMachine quilt a large quilt without manhandling or sore shoulders! (with Claire Le Maistre)
17 May 2019Appliqué Drunkard's PathWith no curved seams, use appliqué shapes to create a Drunkard's Path block with easy cutting using Heat n Bond (with Jacky Lee)
24 May 2019
Creative Case Trio
Let's stitch up a matching set of holders for your scissors, rotary cutter and needles (wiith Wendy Le Maistre)