Saturday, 27 September 2014

Double sided Wool Coating

Fell in love with this, at the Trade Show last weekend!!
Double sided Wool Coating - green and pink. 70% wool & 30% polyester, 154 cm wide and £25.00 per m
I'm off to wrap myself up 😏

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Butterick Sale!

The Butterick Pattern Sale starts tomorrow!! 
40% off Butterick patterns from 24th September to Saturday 25th October. Time to stock up!

Boys Stuff

Well, I didn't come back from the Trade Show empty handed!!  Organic cotton prints for the boys & science geeks. Another of the popular, cheatin' patchwork prints, just wad, back, bind and sew down the print edges - Job done!!  More things on order too!!

Saturday, 20 September 2014


We're off to the Big City tomorrow, to look at more fabric and trims!
Therefore, we will be CLOSED on Monday 22nd September.   
Everyone needs a day off, once a week or so 😏

Friday, 19 September 2014

Workshop Programme

Well, here it is, the new workshop programme!!  
Samples are in the shop and we'll be posting more photos, to show what you'll be creating!
Apologies for mentioning the C word (a bit early for Christmas, but got to plan ahead!)

The Mini Patchwork Quilt 1, 2 & 3 workshops are a series, teaching all the elements of creating a patchwork quilt, but on a small scale.  The 3 workshops cost £50 in total, including all materials.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Zandra Rhodes is Here!

Well, I don't think you're going to miss this afternoon's delivery!!  This is Zandra Rhodes new collection for Free Spirit Fabrics, 100% cotton prints 😎😎

Vintage Feel

I think there's a bit of a vintage feel, to the latest from Free Spirit Fabrics & Tim Holtz (normally known for his paper designs!). These are also available as fat quarters.

Art Gallery Fabrics Delight!

Just popping these beauties on the shelves!! I'm actually cutting a few fat quarters from them first, to replenish our collection. It's a really handy amount, for the odd cushion, bag, appliquΓ©, as well as  for patchwork & quilting!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Another Sample (nearly finished!)

Well, you can make them in whatever size takes your fancy, but my workshop sample is square!  Great for organising sewing bits, jewellery, keys etc etc!!
Workshop Programme will be finished this week - so I keep telling myself!!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New Workshop Coming Soon...!

I introduce to you, the Patchwork Wrist Pincushion Workshop!  Putting together the new Workshop Programme this week, so keep and eye out! A very useful make for yourself or for a present 😊

New Pattern Books!!

A lovely new range of Pattern books, with Loyalty Cards too!!!  Off to order an ink stamp next, for those Loyalty Cards!

Monday, 15 September 2014

More Inspiration!

Another inspiring photo of a customer make!  Our Japanese telephone fabric from Melody Miller, put to great use.  Just goes to prove, a lace zip goes with every thing!!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Easy Stretch Hems!

Having trouble hemming stretch fabrics? These Schmetz Stretch Twin Machine Needles, may be what you need!  They give you parallel stitching lines on the right side and a zig zag on the reverse.
Depending on the weight of your fabric, they come in 2 sizes - 2.5 for lighter fabrics (closer rows of stitching) and 4.0 (wider rows of stitching) for heavier weights. £4.50 each 😍

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Closed Thursday 4th September

Apologies, the shop is CLOSED today - Thursday 4th September.
My lovely daughter's 16th birthday to celebrate 😊

Another cushion!

A co-ordinating pair now!  With the addition of a couple of machine embroidered birdies!!  The fabrics are from the Free Spirit Up range, 100 % cotton prints & 112cm wide.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Freespirit fabrics

I thought this would brighten up the window and it has, the sun is breaking through the grey sky!!  

A quick bit of machine patchwork in the gorgeous Free Spirit Up range 😍