Monthly Archives: January 2014

Most hand quilters will have to face up to painful “quilters fingers” at some time or another – and most of us have tried a variety of remedies and finger protection, with varied success!

Well, we’ve found something we loved so much, we’ve decided to sell it on our site.

udlogo Not only is “UDDERLY SMOOTH” wonderful for quilter’s fingers, it is equally amazing for a diverse range of uses.

Originally developed for use on dairy cows, UDDERLY SMOOTH® Udder Cream has been proven to be perfect for as an everyday multipurpose moisturizing lotion for humans.



uddercream_for_dry_skinApart from being perfect as a general moisturizer, Udderly has also been shown to be effective for:

  • Nappy rash
  • Breast feeding
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Sunburn
  • Shaving


chamoisUdderly Chamois Cream is fantastic for sports people, particularly:

  • Cyclists
  • Horse Riders
  • Golfers
  • Yachtsmen
  • Swimmers

Udderly is also highly respected as skincare aid for cancer patients suffering side-effects of chemotherapy and diabetes sufferers.

  • Chemotherapy drugs can affect the skin on the hands and feet, and UDDERLY SMOOTH is often recommended by oncology departments for use with chemotherapy drugs.
  • Over 1/3 of diabetics will suffer diabetes related skin conditions, which can be treated with Udderly. UDDERLY SMOOTH Foot Cream is well suited for diabetes foot care. Obviously, it goes without saying that if you are being treated with chemotherapy, or if you are a diabetes sufferer, then you must check with you doctor or consultant before using Udderly.

For the rest of us, all we can say is  “Try it – it is fantastic stuff”!

You can also call us on 01822 810877, email us at or write to us at:
Quilt Direct
Peter Tavy
Tavistock, Devon
PL19 9NA



How to make a Pom Pom –the traditional way

After the program on Channel 4 with Kirstie Allsopp discovering Pom Pom makers and selling out overnight we  thought we would remind you how to make Pom Pom’s with out the Clover tool.

1.  Cut two circles slightly larger than the size of your finished Pom Pom from cardboard (cereal packets are ideal).  Then cut a second inner circle. 050
052 053 2.  Place the two circles together and start winding  wool around the templates.  Until the centre is full.  You can change colours of wool to create multi coloured  pom poms.
3.  Carefully cut along the outside edge of the circle to show the two layers of cardboard.  Treat the  pom pom with care at this stage. 054 055
058 060 4.  Wrap a string around the centre of your pom pom between the cardboard templates , pulling the  string tight and tying it well.
5.  One finished  Pom Pom!  Congratulations. 063 062




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