Huddersfield Modern Quilt Guild

For quite some time it has been apparent that there are a growing number of modern quilters in the Huddersfield area. Here at Simply Solids we wanted to bring you all together and so we have decided to get a Huddersfield Modern Quilt Guild started!

We have scheduled the first meeting to be held in the downstairs teaching space at our shop in Slaithwaite at 10am on Sunday March 25th 2018 and we will be running monthly guild sit and sew / meeting sessions on the last Sunday of each month in the same space from 10am – 4pm. If you love modern fabric and modern quilts then please come along, everyone is welcome! Please note though that this is a Modern Quilt Guild and as such all attendees will be expected to work with modern fabric on modern quilts.

We intend to run a full MQG programme for those that want to participate and this will include things like inter-quild swaps, fabric challenges set by the Modern Quilt Guild and the making of modern quilts to be hung at various local and national quilt shows. We also intend to become affiliate members of the Modern Quilt Guild and the British Quilt Guild.

If you would like more information or to sign up to our newsletter please do email us at

To find out more about the Modern Quilt Guild

Modern Fans by Suzy Williamson 2015

Ebb by Carolyn Friedlander 2015

Punk Rock Glitz by Melissa Draper 2015

Tilly and the Buttons – Online Now!

We’ve just re-stocked the fabulous Tilly and the Buttons garment patterns and added a few new to us whilst we were at it!

The Coco is Tilly’s iconic first pattern and one that we get asked for over and over, it’s an ideal first jersey pattern and the one pattern sets you up to make both a top and a dress!

Inside all of Tilly’s pattern’s are beautiful instruction booklets that are so easy to follow, all have photo’s and text and a really good glossary, perfect for learning all the relevant sewing terms!

Here are the patterns we currently have in stock:

Watch out for news on new patterns from Tilly next week!

Delilah BOM – Month 10

Hello everyone, here is a quick round up of Month 10 block – Mayflower .


No curves this month but we are back to having those pesky Y seams. Although you should all be experts by now I’m guessing!. Last time around I tried a mixture of hand sewing and machine sewing the Y seams. I’m not particularly great on the machine side so I wanted to really push myself this time.

I think I can say that by the time I had done all the blocks this month I was certainly more confident. It’s all about precision and pivoting, and a really good pressing with some flatter!

I actually quite like this block as there were not so many pieces to it and aside from the Y seam challenge they did all go together pretty quickly.

Even through the templates were a little delayed for this month and we all had the Christmas rush to deal with it was nice to see some blocks pop up online, and look at super Sue busting out all 9. Fab work.

Catch up soon for Justine’s round up of Month 11 and then can you believe it were nearly at the end of another BOM challenge.

Bring on 2018 and Golden Days Jen…

Happy sewing for now, Lisa x