January Block Of The Month

The first of my Block Of The Month program for slow and mindful sewing.



January Block Of The Month

Step into the world of slow sewing with our January Block of the Month, the inaugural installment of a brand-new program designed to provide you with moments of mindful creativity. As we navigate the fast-paced currents of the modern world, this program invites you to embrace the therapeutic art of slow stitching, allowing you to savor the process of creating something beautiful with your own hands.

But it doesn’t stop there—join our dedicated community on Facebook by searching for “Slow Sewing in a Fast World.” In this supportive group, I’ll personally guide you through the process, sharing insights and inspiration as I create my own block. It’s a space to connect with fellow enthusiasts, exchange ideas, and celebrate the joy of slow stitching together.

Each kit comes complete with all the essentials you need to embark on your slow sewing journey. The package includes instructions, a curated selection of fabrics, and high-quality DMC embroidery floss to bring your block to life. The goal is to encourage you to spend a little time each month sewing by hand, fostering a sense of connection with your craft and a deeper appreciation for the art of quilting.

To ensure you have everything you need, the kit includes fabrics and threads, but you’ll also require a few tools from your sewing arsenal. A sewing needle and an embroidery needle are essential, along with cotton thread for appliqué and an iron to add that perfect finishing touch.  The entire kit is thoughtfully packaged in a compact cardboard box, making it convenient to carry and enabling you to sew on the go.

Starting on the first of each month throughout 2024, we will unveil a new house block kit. Each block, once completed, measures six inches, allowing you to gradually build a collection of unique and charming blocks. You have the flexibility to choose the blocks that resonate with you, purchasing them individually as you go or opting for a subscription to receive a new kit each month.

To sign up for the program, simply reach out to me at Mary@patchworkdreamer.co.uk with your email address, and I’ll send you an invoice on the first of each month. The cost may vary slightly from month to month but will not exceed £9, ensuring accessibility to all who wish to partake in this slow sewing journey. Please note that purchasing an individual block does not automatically enroll you in the program—contact me directly to join this community of mindful crafters.

What’s truly exciting about these house blocks is their versatility. There’s no predetermined end piece, allowing you the freedom to transform them into whatever your heart desires. Create a stunning wall hanging, fashion a few into a charming cushion, or frame them with either traditional frames or embroidery hoops for a touch of timeless elegance.

The January Block of the Month is more than just a quilt block; it’s an invitation to join a community of like-minded individuals who appreciate the beauty of taking things slow in a fast-paced world. Embrace the joy of hand stitching, share your progress, and let each block be a testament to your creativity and commitment to the art of quilting. Welcome to a year of mindful crafting with our Block of the Month program!

9 reviews for January Block Of The Month

  1. Carole Aspden

    Great project for taking your time with some hand sewing. Clear instructions and tuition videos and a lovely design. Looking forward to the next 11

    • Mary Norman

      Thank you Carole so pleased you like this BOM. I am looking forward to the next 11 too they are great fun if you like to hand sew. Mary

  2. Bev Allison

    This is the first block of the month I have ordered from Patchwork Dreamer.
    It arrived as promised, was packaged well and clearly addressed, the instructions very clear and with good quality fabric and threads.
    I’m extremely pleased with the first block and look forward to receiving more.

    • Mary Norman

      Thank you Bev I am so pleased you are happy with this BOM. Looking forward to sending the next one out. Mary

  3. Denise Gillett

    Lovely kit with very clear instructions. Also useful video tutorials when needed. Excellent value and looking forward to the other blocks.

    • Mary Norman

      Thank you Denise, so pleased you have enjoyed the first block. Roll on the next 11!

  4. Pam Withe

    I was looking for a project for 2024 that would enable me to build new skills. When I saw the Slow Sewing in a Fast World. My first block arrived first week of January and it contained all I needed to get going right away. Very good quality fabrics and threads. With very clear instructions and videos to accompany it. I have enjoyed doing the first block and I am looking forward to next months. Thank you Mary for all the hard work you have put into getting this course off the ground and making it so enjoyable.

    • Mary Norman

      Thank you Pam, I am so pleased you have enjoyed it. Roll on nexxt month.

  5. Margaret (verified owner)

    A lovely little project for the New Year. Looks simple enough but full of challenges when you get down to it. Expert help and guidance from Mary throughout. Looking forward to each month.

    • Mary Norman

      Thank you Margaret, hope you enjoy the rest of the program.

  6. Sara Frost

    Such a lovely kit- clear and simple instructions both in written format and via videos. Good quality materials in box. Such a fun idea, enjoying the different types of sewing stitches.

    • Mary Norman

      Thank you Sara, so pleased you are enjoying it.

  7. Petra

    Fantastic little project. Looking forward to doing a house block every month. All materials included in a neatly packed parcel. Instructions are clear and videos to complement these. Such a lovely design but room to put your own stamp on it too 😊 thank you Mary

    • Mary Norman

      Thank you, looking forward to seeing the extra’s that are added to these blocks.

  8. Debbie (verified owner)

    A great little kit with quality materials. Mary combined the postage for me when I ordered more material separately- thank you. I look forward to doing more kits.

    • Mary Norman

      Thank you, so pleased you are happy with your purchase.

  9. Pat Twigg

    Really enjoying working on this. Handwork gives me a sense of mindfulness and I am completely relaxed working on it.

    • Mary Norman

      Thank you, so pleased it’s doing what it was designed to do.

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