Archive for April, 2011

Pam Lintott and her daughter Nicky are an extraordinary success story, in both the publishing and quilting worlds.  Their jelly roll quilting books have sold a phenomenal over 250,000 copies.   Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts, published in May, is their fifth book.

The book cover of Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott

This new book will both delight their thousands of existing fans, and entice new quilters to experience the joys of using jelly rolls (for the uninitiated, a jelly roll is a roll of 40 different strips of fabric, 2½ inches wide, which can be used to make a complete quilt).

A Jelly Roll consists of 40 strips of fabrice, each two and a half inches wide

A Jelly Roll

Pam and Nicky give instructions for making five entire sampler quilts, around the themes of Classic, Big and Bold, Snowball, Star and Basket, with five pick ‘n’ mix variations. Details are given for making over fifty different blocks in different sizes, all showing exactly the number of strips required to make each block.  Each quilt can be made from just one jelly roll.

One of the beautiful quilts in Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts

This Rhubarb and Custard Quilt is nice and bright

This quilt from Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts uses a taupe Jelly Roll

This elegant Star sampler quilt uses nine different star blocks

Plus, visit www.jellyrollquilters.com, the website for passionate jelly roll quilters, for information about the Jelly Roll Dream Challenge – a competition with prizes of $5000, three sewing machines and fabric to be won, as well as the chance to have your quilt featured in a new jelly roll book.


This Big and Bold sampler quilt uses 5 sampler blocks and 4 connector blocks

Big and Bold Sampler Quilt

The authors:

Pam Lintott (right) and her daughter Nicky

Nicky and Pam Lintott

Pam Lintott opened The Quilt Room in Dorking, Surrey, in 1981. She and her daughter Nicky have co-written four previous best-selling books: Jelly Roll Quilts which has sold over 100,000 copies, Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts, Jelly Roll Inspirations, and Two from One Jelly Roll Quilts. Pam and Nicky now run The Quilt Room together although Nicky has taken over the day to day management, giving Pam more time to look after her sheep and chickens in Cornwall. They are both much in demand in the quilting world and travel widely to international quilting shows and events.

The book cover of Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott is published by David & Charles on 26 May 2011 in paperback at £15.99.  The book can be bought from RUCraft.
Editors: for  a review copy, more information, extracts and images, request for author interviews, or to set up a discounted reader offer, contact Susie Hallam Marketing and PR  susiehallam1@gmail.com  T: 07761 836782

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With less than two weeks to go before the royal wedding, it’s time for a dress rehearsal.  This fabulous William & Kate Paper Dolls book is being snapped up by royal watchers, collectors and children alike.

Prince William and Kate Middleton in beach attire

Kate in a bikini and William in surfer swim trunks in Ibiza in 2006

It features a splendid cut-out-and-keep wardrobe of seven costumes each, including the sapphire-blue wrap dress that Kate wore at their engagement announcement, and the uniform William wore at his Sandhurst passing out ceremony in 2006.

Kate Middleton's dress by Daniella Issa Helayel sold out in one day
Kate wearing a blue Issa dress for her engagement announcement

Published by Dover Publications, there’s even a bonus – William and Kate’s wedding outfits will be downloadable after 29th April.

The suit Prince William wore for his engagement

Prince Williams engagement suit

To commemorate the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton 29th April 2011

William & Kate Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney, 978-0486-48378-8 is published by Dover Publications at £7.99 and can be bought from www.rucraft.co.uk at £6.99 with free p&p.

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