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This listing is for the non refundable Month 1 instalment to book your place on our brand new and exclusive 'Happy Stitches Journal ~ Volume 3' Subscription Club designed by Sarah.
Join us in 2022 to sew a beautiful hand quilted fabric journal, this is the third in our series of fabric books. It will be a keepsake of happy stitches, that we're sure will become a much loved family treasure.
Sarah says "It had long been on my crafty agenda to make a fabric book, a fabric journal of sorts...I wanted to fill it with lots of happy hand stitches using my favourite techniques. I also knew that to satisfy my OCD tendencies, it would have to be constructed in such a way that it was neat and tidy, with no raw edges on show. Oh, and I also wanted it to be hand quilted...one of the things I love most as a quilter, is when you layer up a quilt top with wadding, how it transforms from a flat piece of fabric to something soft and squidgy and as you add the hand quilting, it becomes so beautifully tactile.
During the summer of 2019, I happily stitched twelve pages, each one loosely inspired by the time of year. I then hand quilted each page, finally joining them together with much excitement, to form the book. I had made various prototypes to ensure that the finished journal came together, just how I imagined! Throughout, I used a mix of beautiful Liberty Tana Lawn™, with my favourite linen forming the base of each of the pages. I was so thrilled with the final result, that as an afterthought, I added Volume 1 to the spine. Having enjoyed the process so much, I knew without any doubt that there would be many more books! "
We hope that you will join us for a year of happy stitches.
What is the Happy Stitches Journal Club and how does it work?
The Happy Stitches Journal Volume 3, is a 12 Month subscription club running from January 2022 up to and including December 2022.
Each month you will receive a parcel full of loveliness directly through your letterbox, which will include all the fabrics, embroidery thread, wadding, plus pretty trims and vintage buttons and of course detailed instructions for you to complete that months page.
This latest design is inspired by Sarah's love of block and lino cut printing. Each page includes one of Sarah's hand drawn embroidery designs which is pre-printed on to a beautifully soft, cotton linen mix fabric. You'll be stitching the design using gorgeous Aurifil 12 wt cotton, which has been chosen to co-ordinate with the beautiful Liberty Tana Lawn™, which will bind each page. Over the year you will receive 13 different spools of 12 wt thread and you will have plenty left over for future projects. You will use the 12wt thread for both the hand embroidery and also to hand quilt each page.....the hand quilting adds the lovely squishyness that makes the fabric book unique!
Each month you’ll sew a new 'page' and in month 12 you will also make a beautiful hand quilted cover, which again features a beautiful Liberty Tana Lawn™.
How big is the finished Journal?
The book is approx 9" square and 2 1/2" thick.
What techniques will be used?
The journal combines a mix of Hand Embroidery, Applique and Hand Quilting. The majority of the book is hand sewn, but Sarah did use a Sewing Machine for the first step in adding the bindings and also for the journal cover.... if you prefer you could of course stitch everything by hand.
Don't forget, in addition to the monthy instructions, there are also various 'a little happy tutorials' and handy tips on the blog to help you along the way.
Will I receive exactly the same fabrics as used in the sample?
We will where possible send the same fabrics as Sarah used, however sometimes we may need to make fabric substitutions. Rest assured, we will send something equally as scrumptious and the journal will retain the feel and character of the original.
What other supplies will I need?
Piecing Thread: Sarah used Aurifil 50wt #2311 in her machine and for the hand sewing.
Tools: Hand sewing needles, (Sarah used her favourite Applique needles for all the hand sewing elements and the Big Stitch Hand Quilting needles for the 12wt thread elements), a 7" embroidery hoop and your usual patchwork and sewing related tools.
Can I purchase the pattern on its own?
No, not at this moment in time...... Sorry!
How much does the Club cost?
The monthly Club cost including postage is:
UK Club Price ~ £24.95 (Via 1st Class Mail)
International Club Price ~ £28.95* (Via Standard Airmail) £33.95* (Via Priority Mail) (*includes postage but excludes UK VAT, please note the listing price will adjust and reduce to this once you have entered your country or residence at checkout)
We are also more than happy for you to make your monthly payment to us from your Bank Account directly into our Bank Account, should you prefer this method, simply get in touch once you have signed up and we will provide you with all the required information.
BEFORE PURCHASING THIS LISTING PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
By signing up to the BOM club you agree to take part in the 12 month program and it is non cancelable.
Please do not add any further products to your basket, should you wish to purchase further items please place a second order, thank you.
The monthly bundle cannot be shipped with other shop orders or other Subscription/Block of the Month parcels, we're sorry for any inconvenience!