Monthly Archives: November 2020


The perfect Christmas present for the quilter in your life (even if it’s you!)

Quilting is all about creativity and creativity requires inspiration. So how about inspiration, a quality product for your quilting stash and the opportunity to help a really worthwhile cause – all in one package!

Quilt Direct and Aurifil are offering you the opportunity to grow your selection of threads with the addition of some stunning, vibrant and inspiring 40w threads sent to you every month from January to December 2021. Imagine 12 mini collections featuring 12 irresistible hues broken out into 36 delightful spools of Aurifil thread delivered directly to your doorstep every month for the whole year! Nothing could be more simple, more convenient, or more useful!

Aurifil have drawn their inspiration from  Earth League – a charity that works to fight environmental crime and protect endangered species.  Aurifil hope to help create valuable awareness of and fundraising for 12 species currently in dire need of support.



The 2021 Colour Builder Subscription is a capsule of 12 mini-collections, each containing three large spools of Aurifil 40wt thread — a warm, a medium, and a dark.

Sign up here. You can sign up to pay monthly, 3-monthy, 6-monthly or yearly – just select your option from the dropdown.

  • Sign up for 3 months and receive 1 free Aurifil storage box to keep your threads clean and tidy
  • Sign up for 6 months and receive 2 free Aurifil storage boxes
  • Sign up for 12 months and receive 4 free Aurifil storage boxes
(For those who choose to pay monthly, 3-monthly or 6-monthly your first payment will be processed immediately, and our accounts department will be in touch to set up a direct debit for further payments)


Aurifil 2021 Color Builer Collection

View the full collection here



A set will be mailed to you every month and will include:

  • A set of three large spools of Aurifil 40wt thread — a warm, a medium, and a dark
  • A monthly foundation paper pieced Block that can be finished as 12 individual mini quilts or pieced together to create a full quilt
  • A series of 12 machine embroidery patterns – each block or pattern serves as a tribute to an endangered species
  • An exclusive Facebook Group for members of the 2021 Colour Builders Club so you can follow along with us throughout the year to learn more about the animals and get involved



Order before 29th  of December and your first collection will be shipped on January 10th and then monthly until December 2021. We have limited stocks of this collection and we expect it to be popular, but if you’ve missed the deadline please get in touch, we will attempt to source more kits.



Subscribe today with the chance to win your first instalment on our Facebook page.

If you sign up for a monthly, 3, 6 or 12 months subscription to our 2021 Colour Builders Club, you have the chance to win back that respective membership for that term for free! 
To enter into the free draw:-

  1. Subscribe to your chosen membership.
  2. Go to our Facebook Page and Like, Share and Comment.



Earth League International (ELI) is an innovative non-governmental, non-profit organization that fights environmental/wildlife crime by merging the worlds of conservation, intelligence, analysis, whistleblowing, and media production. They are building the first intelligence agency for the planet.

Quilt Direct look forward to  being a part of this fun and worthwhile club and we really hope that you (or the quilter in your life) will join us on this journey. Goodness knows, we all need something to look forward to in 2021.
If you have any questions or queries about the Aurifil 2021 Colour Club please drop us a line. We’re here to help.
Happy quilting!




Quilt Direct are really excited to introduce the Amanda Murphy range to our catalogue.

For those of you who don’t know her, Amanda Murphy is a passionate designer, quilter and Bernina lover.

Her expertise includes:

• BERNINA Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson
• Pattern designer and a fabric designer for Contempo of Benartex
• Creator of Good Measure Quilting Rulers featuring a non-skid backing and two colour markings
• Author of some great quilting books

Amanda Murphy Fabrics

Benartex Amanda Murphy Jubilee Fabrics

Amanda Murphy was asked by Bernina to create fabrics to celebrate 125 years in business, and to add an embroidery panel for a new Jubilee free motion project. The result? A truly majestic group of fabrics.
See details


Benartex Amanda Murphy Cotton Shot Harmony

Cotton Shot Harmony is the perfect mini-collection; it coordinates with Amanda’s Cotton Shot basics line is designed with the quilter in mind! The Free-Motion Feathers print features stunning large scale paisley and feather shapes with wide subdivisions to quilt within to enhance the design; these are excellent for practising free-motion and come in four different colour stories! The colourful Lollipop Block print coordinates with her Good Measure Lollipop Quilting Rulers, available here on our website, and is available in three colours.

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Benartex Quilting Panels

A collection of Amanda Murphy Quilting Panel Guides featuring Beanrtex fabric and Amanda Murphy rulers.

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Diamonds Quilt-Along with Amanda Murphy

Amanda Murphy’s My Diamonds Quilt is a Free Quilt-Along from Bernina.  This quilt is super-simple to piece, with all the detail is in the quilting. Amanda gives four monthly step-by-step guides from October 2020 to January 2021. They will remain available after this time for anyone who wants to complete the kit later.

 Purchase the kit from Quilt Direct and find out more about accessing the blog posts from Amanda


Good Measure Amanda Murphy Rulers

A range of low shank ruler templates including

  • Lollipop Templates
  • Every Star Template
  • Every Feather Plume Template
  • Every Angle Template Every Clamshell Templates
  • Every Curve Template
  • Every Line Template
  • Every Feather Spine Template
  • Every Circle Templates
  • Every Wave Templates
  • Every Oval Template


Amanda Murphy Books

Amanda Murphy The Ultimate Guide to Rulerwork Quilting

Amanda starts by showing you how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting rulers to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to teaching you 59 different designs.

Amanda Murphy Organic Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book

This book is full of creative free-motion ideas for traditional quilt blocks, borders, and more.

Amanda Murphy Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book

Amanda pairs unique free-motion designs with 30 well-loved quilt blocks, such as the Sawtooth Star and Drunkard’s Path.

Amanda Murphy Ruler Work Quilting Idea Book

This book offers a basic introduction to ruler work, with tons of helpful information on using quilting rulers and ruler feet



Zappy Dots Magnetic Needle Tins

Zappy Dots Magnetic needle tins – a fun and practical way to store needles. Makes a great gift!


Amanda Murphy is an ambassador for Bernina so if you’re thinking of trying any of these products and need a machine that is worthy, have a look at our Bernina range or give us a call for a good old-fashioned chat!


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