Did we mention, we have a sister TV channel? Well we do and it’s pretty cool! Sewing Quarter is the only TV channel dedicated to all things sewing. Here’s what they’ve got in store in the weeks to come… *psst: includes a reindeer quilt!
We’ve been lucky enough to work closely with the UK’s only sewing TV shopping channel and website since it’s launch in January 2017. Not only do we sometimes get an exciting glimpse behind the cameras, we work with Sewing Quarter to share exclusive kits of our projects on air and in their online store.
- 9 sewing vloggers to watch
- Watch Sewing Quarter on Freeview channel 78, Sky channel 687 or watch live at www.sewingquarter.com.
- Sign up to the station’s newsletter and you can claim a free sewing pattern (usual price £7.99) at www.sewingquarter.com/freepattern.
What can we expect from sewing TV?
Sewing Quarter first burst on to our TV screens in January 2017 on Freeview and online, with a Sky channel following earlier this year. Their busy schedule of daily live shows is dedicated entirely to sewing and quilting.
As well as offering hour-upon-hour of home sewing, dress making, quilting and embroidery projects, they featuring great offers on fabric and tools, the latest fabric collections and advice and tips from the experts. Several of Simply Sewing’s designers appear regularly on air to share their skills, joined by a host of well-known stars from the sewing industry, including famous faces from the Great British Sewing Bee. We know for a fact that the team behind the station live and breathe all things sewing so we’re really excited to see what they’ve got lined up as we countdown to Christmas
Sewing Quarter TV is your go-to place to watch live demos of sewing and quilting projects, shop for our exclusive Simply Sewing project kits and see our favourite designers and brands from the UK sewing industry live on air. We’re lucky enough to work closely with the team over at Sewing Quarter HQ, and they’ve let us in on this sneak peak of their coming plans for Autumn 2018!
- Watch Sewing Quarter on Sky 687, Freeview 73, YouTube or online
- Great British Sewing Bee: on air 2019
- 9 Sewing Vloggers to watch
1. Don’t miss their Advent Calendar for sewists! **SOLD OUT**
Oh yes you heard us! On Friday 12th October at 9am Sewing Quarter are releasing their much anticipated Advent Calendar, especially for sewists! Full of fun and functional gifts for makers of all abilities, this is topping our Christmas list!
2. Shop the latest issue of Simply Sewing magazine
The Sewing Quarter team don’t just make awesome TV shows… their website also hosts our online store, stocked up with all our latest issues of Simply Sewing magazine. This is the place to go to grab a copy of the latest issue or catch up with recent patterns in our Pattern Store that you’ve missed out on. We add each new issue on the day it comes out so add this page to your bookmarks to check you never miss an issue again!
Our magazine store is UK only at the moment (if you don’t live here in the UK, don’t worry, you can still buy our issues here).
3. Try our Simply Sewing exclusive project kits
Each issue we select a few of our favourite projects to appear live on Sewing Quarter TV, and their clever team turn them into project kits containing everything you need to bring our instructions to life on your sewing table!
4. Shop for stash & get free fabric
As well as a live TV channel, the channel’s website www.sewingquarter.com tops our must-visit websites for browsing project ideas and stash shopping. To welcome new customers to their online store this Autumn, every new customer will get 2m of fabric free! It gets added to your basket automatically when you check out*
5. Coming up on air
Last but not least, we cannot recommend enough checking out the Sewing Quarter live TV shows. They feature some of our favourite sewists in the industry, plus quite a few of our contributors and designers, with big names this year including Jennifer Taylor (main image in this post) and Charlotte Newland (Great British Sewing Bee winner), Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner and Tula Pink. Here are just few of the programmes we’re excited about this week..
Sewing Quarter guest designers: Left: Lucy Brennan, Right: Jules Fallon
Sunday 14 October: Get quilting with Jane Alcock
Starting your Sunday off in style at 8am as Jane demos her popular folded star technique, then at 10am she’s back with the curvy windmill quilt.
Tuesday 16 October: Learn bag making & get festive with Victoria Peat
Victoria will be demoing a bag from the new to air book Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags, then she’s bringing a touch of Christmas with her popular reindeer appliqué quilt! She’ll be showing viewers how to transform the template onto a cushion or sack
Wednesday 17 October: Your winter wardrobe sorted with Jules Fallon
Jules is back to show you two perfect winter patterns – her versatile Bianca coat and wide-leg Portia trousers.
Wednesday 17 October: Lucy Brennan
On the same day as Jules’ winter wardrobe updates, one of our favourite modern quilt designers, Lucy Brennan, joins the Sewing Quarter team to show you how to striking red and white Christmas quilt, then she’ll bee returning later that morning to launch Sewing Quarter’s new Guess How Much I Love You fabric range, with a super-sweet quilt that children will love.