Monthly Archives: August 2016

Going on a plane, a train, a bus or even a car journey where there’s just no room for quilting? You can still read about quilting.

Quilt Direct are pleased to stock this fabulous trilogy from Jodi Barrows. Three heart-warming stories following the lives of the Mailly women in the American West. Each character has a quilt stitched for them and Jodi’s love of quilting is evident. There is also an opportunity to buy the pattern book and make one of the fabulous quilts in the stories.

Quilting Novels

Leaving Riverton is the first in the series and sees Lucas Mailly faced with the difficult decision of moving his four granddaughters west to escape the Civil War.

Liz’s Mercantile Book.  It is 1856 and the Mailly women are in Fort Worth, Texas.  The Mailly Mercantile is run by the widow Elizabeth Bromont, the eldest of Lucas’s granddaughters. She is faced with the task of protecting her family. The hardships of the West bring heartache in numerous ways for the Mailly granddaughters.

Abby’s School House. Abigail Wilkes is the first teacher in Fort Worth, TX, and faces many challenges as she prepares for the coming year. Another beautifully told story featuring even more quilts.

Find out more about these great novels and their associated pattern books  using the ‘square in a square’  system of piecing. Throw away all the tradional quilting methods and step into a quilting world that is quick and exciting producing beautiful traditional quilts.


Bernina Foot 7V Tailor TackThe high ridge in the centre of the foot causes loops to form when using zig zag. This creates tailor’s tacks, but this foot is also useful for faggoting and fringing.
Tailor’s tacks can be used for  marking seam lines and darts. The loops can also be used for embellishing, imitation hemstitch (fagotting), fringe, 3D effects, toweling embroidery and chenille appliqué. The stitches are formed over the ridge in the foot center, thus producing loops. Tailor tack foot no. 7 is only suitable for zigzag stitch set to 2-5mm stitch width.


Buy a Bernina Presser Foot Tailor Tack Foot No 7V from Quilt Direct



Quilt Direct have selected three winners at random from our blog subscriptions.

3 blog readers have all won 2 tickets each to this year’s Festival of Quilts. This year’s Festival takes place from the 11th to the 14th August 2016 at Halls 7, 8 & 9 | NEC, Birmingham, England.

If you are not one of our winners we still hope to see you there, and we’ve got a discount on tickets from the organisers.

Festival of Quilts Ticket Discount Offer

We’re offering a special ticket price of just £12* for Quilt Direct customers. Use the code EX16 when you book tickets on  The Festival of Quilts website (All discounts will be applied once added to  shopping basket)

See Quilt Direct at the Festival

Quilt Direct will be there and we look forward to seeing you all. Please come and say hello to us at Stand C39


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