Thursday, 2 December 2010

Americana doll and outfit panels now available!

If you're looking for a gift to make for a little girl, these doll panels could be just what the doctor ordered! Representing a young girl, Miranda Dalton, from the American civil war era, the doll panel in the Americana Collection by Miriam Gourley for Benartex has full instructions to make an 18" doll with petticoat, which is guaranteed to be loved if given as a present.

There are also two other panels in the range, to make outfits for every day wear and Sunday best, so whoever is lucky enough to receive this cloth doll can also play dress-up with it - if you buy all three panels together in our doll and dress panel pack there is a 5% discount over buying them separately. All you need in addition to the panels is thread and toy stuffing.

Friday, 26 November 2010

New floral patchwork fabrics in from Clothworks and Makower!

New in to the website this week we have two new floral ranges. Firstly, there are the fresh, cool shades of the Clothworks Savannah patchwork fabric range, with florals and tonals in purples and aqua blues. All the fabrics are available off the bolt or in a stash pack or discounted fat quarter pack, and there is also a free quilt pattern available from Clothworks to make a stunning bargello quilt from the fabrics!

The other new collection in is the Makowers Flowers patchwork fabric range, a set of delicate floral prints in bright, sunny colours - ideal for spring, or just to brighten up a room at any time of the year! Also available as a stash pack or discounted fat quarter pack.

Friday, 12 November 2010

More new fabrics in stock - Companions and Gingham

You'll notice over the next week or two that we have loads of fabrics to be uploaded to the website - as we're currently so busy they will be done slowly, but don't worry, everything will be available in the end!

Uploaded today we have the Clothworks Companions patchwork fabrics, and the Makower Gingham patchwork prints. Designed by Marsha McCloskey for Clothworks, the Companions range is a set of fabrics designed for fabric collectors (read stash builders!) to round out certain parts of their colour palettes - we have four different prints in varying shades of red, which are always hard to come by!

The Makower Gingham patchwork fabric range does exactly what it says on the tin - a selection of the ever popular Gingham print in various colours, suitable for a whole range of projects, from nursery and childrens' quilts to home furnishings!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Civil War Ladies reproduction prints now available!

Brand new in to the website today we have the Civil War Ladies patchwork fabrics, a set of reproduction prints from the 1860s to 1870s, produced by RJR Fabrics in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

Featuring popular motifs from the time, such as leaves, five pointed stars, lily of the valley and paisley, these fabrics are ideal for traditional quilts - also available in a gorgeous fat quarter pack or stash pack.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

New black and white and novelty prints in from RJR Fabrics!

Brand new to the website we have fabrics from two ranges by RJR Fabrics. Firstly, the Buzzin In The Garden patchwork fabrics are bound to put a smile on your face, with bright turquoise and green backgrounds and all sorts of bugs buzzing around and bumping into each other, all with very silly expressions on their faces! Ideal for childrens quilts, the 4 fabrics in the range are also available as a discounted fat quarter pack.

The other new range uploaded today is a set of long awaited new black and whites, the Bare Essentials quilt fabrics, again by RJR Fabrics. These prints feature delicate, lacy floral and bird patterns, ideal for bold coloured quilts that still retain a traditional feel. Again, there is a fat quarter pack of all 5 fabrics with a 5% discount over buying them separately.

Friday, 8 October 2010

New Makower novelty fabrics now in stock!

We have been running low on fun novelty prints, so we have replenished this category with a selection of ranges by Makower, all ideal for children's quilts in bright, fun designs and colours! Firstly we have the Farm Corner patchwork fabric range, a selection of prints featuring farmyard animals such as sheep, cows, horses, chickens and more - a perennial favourite with youngsters, you can't go wrong with a farm themed quilt! Also available in the Farm Corner range is a fat quarter pack of all 4 prints, with our usual 5% discount over buying the fabrics separately.

Next up is the Makower Pirates range - pirates have never been more popular with the kids, and these swashbuckling prints featuring skull and crossbones, ships, treasure maps and swordfighting, adventuring pirates are bound to be a hit! Again, we are also offering a discounted fat quarter pack including all 3 prints in the range.

Finally we have the Jolly Jungle quilt fabric range, a selection of prints featuring jungle animals such as lions, elephants, tigers, giraffes, alligators and loads more - these prints will brighten any child's bedroom, as well as being great for 'look and learn' games, learning all the animal names! We are expecting one more print to arrive soon in this range, and as soon as it does we will add a fat quarter pack to the site.
All these fabrics, plus some more novelties due in soon, will be added to our novelty prints stash packs and novelty charm packs, updating them and making them great for I spy quilts and general childrens' projects!

Friday, 1 October 2010

New Makower Essentials and Spraytime fabrics now in!

Today we have added to our brown and cream neutral ranges in a big way, with another expansion of the Makower Spraytime patchwork range, and the addition of a new range, the Makower Essentials patchwork fabrics.

The Makower Spraytime range has been expanded again with the addition of 3 new fabrics, this time in cream, tan and dark brown. Ideal for sashings and backgrounds, the Spraytime range is a stunning set of tone on tone colour wash effect fabrics, always useful for all kinds of quilts!

The Makower Essentials range is a set of prints in neutral creams and whites - these gorgeous little prints add a delicate touch to any project! Prints include flowers, dots, stars and paisley, all in white on white, white on cream and cream on cream tonal colours, and are available as a stash pack or fat quarter pack.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

New cloth book panels available!

Brand new in today from Springs Creative we have the Treasure Bears cloth book panel and the Noah's Tale cloth book panel. Each panel has eight large pages plus front and back cover to make up fun little fabric books for little ones just learning to read. Full instructions are included, the only additional supplies you will need are washable wadding and thread - these cloth books make ideal quick and easy presents for children, great with Christmas coming up!

Friday, 17 September 2010

New in - rotary blade sharpeners and Olfa chenille cutter!

Have you ever bought a brand new blade for your rotary cutter then dropped it the same day you put it on the cutter? This is one of my pet hates, as it always seems to happen and then cutting is made a nightmare by the little dull spots on the blade! With our new rotary cutting blade sharpeners you can get rid of dull spots and burrs easily, as well as prolonging the life of the blade - just rotate the blade in the tool, first on the rough side then the smooth side, and a razor sharp edge is soon restored. Having tried this yesterday, I can confirm it works, although as noted on the packet, the first time you sharpen a blade takes a bit more time and effort than the subsequent sharpenings.
We have 28mm rotary blade sharpeners and 45mm rotary blade sharpeners in stock now, and they are sure to be a good investment if you do a lot of rotary cutting!

Also brand new to the website is the Olfa chenille cutter, as well as the chenille cutter spare blades. Use the Olfa chenille cutter to make your own chenille quilts, cutting multiple layers of fabric, felt fleece and more! The cutter has 4 different guide sizes for precise cutting from narrow to wide width, and the special disc blade provides 24 new sharp cutting edges. It is suitable for left or right handed use, and comes with a handy carrying and storage case and full instructions.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Moda Luna Notte jelly rolls and layer cakes now in stock!

New in today we have the gorgeous jelly rolls and layer cakes in the Luna Notte patchwork fabric range by 3 Sisters for Moda fabrics. In night-time shades of radiant red, luminous blue, creams and soft pinks, the floral designs on these fabrics are absolutely stunning, the whole range being ideal for traditional quilts but with striking colours making all the difference!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

New Georgia range and pink extra wide backing now in!

Brand new in today we have a new range of fabrics from P & B Textiles, the Georgia quilt fabric range. A mix of contemporary designs and traditional colours, these prints by Pat Sloan make up a stunning range in navy, pink, turquoise and purple, ideal for a really striking quilt!

Also arrived in today is a new extra wide quilt backing fabric in soft pink tonal shades, with a leafy design - at 108 inches wide, this backing fabric is suitable to back up to king size bed quilts without having to join fabrics, making life much easier

Friday, 13 August 2010

Nursery patchwork fabric sale now on!

Starting today, we have reduced all the fabrics in the Classic Cottons Nursery Time patchwork range by 25%, so you can pick up a real bargain - the metre price is down from £8.00 to just £6.00! These gorgeous small nursery prints are ideal for baby quilts and nursery projects, perfect for a gift for a new arrival!

Check out our patchwork fabric on sale page for these and other great sale fabrics!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Moda Lumiere de Noel and Awesome Jelly rolls and Layer cakes now in stock!

New in today we have two new jelly rolls and layer cakes from Moda. Firstly, the Lumiere de Noel range from French General, a selection of florals, tonals and stripes in their signature vintage French style - although it has a Christmassy name, the prints are not overtly Christmassy and can be used all year round! In gorgeous reds, creams and taupes, this is a lovely range for any fans of the French General designs.
The other new jelly roll and layer cake in today comes from Sandy Gervais for Moda, with her Awesome range. In rich, warm, Autumnal colours and a range of leafy, spotty and tonal designs, the Awesome patchwork fabrics are ideal to warm up a room as the nights are drawing in at the turn of the year!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Moda Me & My Sister Favourites range now in!

Brand new from Moda, we have the Me & My Sister Favourites range of patchwork fabric prints - Me & My Sister Designs have produced some gorgeous ranges over the years, and the most request prints from these ranges always tend to be the basics, in stunning bright colours and useful prints such as tone on tones, spirals, dots and flowers. To cater for everyone who loves these fabrics, Me & My Sister have brought out a new range consisting entirely of the most popular prints from these other ranges, the Favourites collection. We have 20 prints from the collection, in bright yellows, blues, turquoise, greens, purples and pinks, and they are also available as a fun 5 inch charm pack.

Also today, we have expanded our range of Makower Spraytime fabrics - these are lovely tonal fabrics with a mottled print, and we have added to the collection with two new oranges and two reds - perfect as background fabrics where a plain is that little bit too flat.

Friday, 30 July 2010

RJR Fabrics Caterwauling and Chelsea fabrics now in!

Brand new in we have two new ranges by RJR Fabrics. First up are three prints from the Caterwauling patchwork fabric range by Sue Marsh, fun, bright fabrics featuring hearts and flowers - the primary colours used make them ideal for childrens' quilts.

Secondly, we have ten prints from the Chelsea quilt fabric range designed by Yuko Hasegawa. These are gorgeous florals and tonals that would suit traditional or modern quilts equally, bringing a real touch of class to bedroom decor. Also available as a stash pack, or fat quarter packs in the black or green colourways, the Chelsea range is a stunning set of coordinating patchwork designs.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Moda Park Avenue Jelly Roll and Layer Cake now in!

Brand new in today we have the new Moda Park Avenue jelly roll and layer cake, designed by 3 Sisters for Moda. Inspired by vintage era New York, the Park Avenue range is a collection of florals and paisleys, with tonals to match, in gorgeous colours including Lexington blue, berry red, green and limestone. For a traditional yet fashionable quilt, you really can't go wrong with these beautiful fabrics!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Christmas prints new in from Makower!

In plenty of time for Christmas, we have just taken delivery of two new ranges of Christmas fabrics from Makower, the Christmas Greetings and the Christmas Eve ranges. The Christmas Greetings patchwork fabric range is a set of grown-up prints that would fit in the most sophisticated of Christmas decorations, but the colours match with those of the Christmas Eve range, a set of more fun, traditional designs featuring Santa, snowmen, holly and more. Also included with the Christmas Eve range are two panels, one to make a large Christmas stocking, and one complete with full instructions to make an advent calendar counting down the days until christmas - with two fat quarter packs, a stash pack and a 5 inch charm pack these Christmas fabrics have everything you need for all your Christmas projects such as tree skirts, table runners and decorations!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Brand new Fabri-Quilt Victoria's Guest House range now in!

New in today we have the Victoria's Guest House range of patchwork fabrics by Fabri-Quilt. The Victoria's Guest House collection is a set of pretty, traditional floral prints in natural pinks, greens and creams, ideal for a summer bed quilt. We also have all the prints available in a stash pack ( 8 10" squares) and discounted fat quarter pack, so you can get the whole range without spending a fortune!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Benartex Baby Basics patchwork fabrics now in stock!

Brand new in from Benartex we have the Baby Basics patchwork fabric range, a selection of dots, spots and stripes (as well as some baby animals) ideal for nursery projects! In blues for boys, pinks for girls, and a range of yellows, purples and multicoloured prints for when you're not sure yet, these fabrics are great for cot quilts, throws, curtains and even pyjamas, the ideal gift for a new baby.

Friday, 4 June 2010

New machine sewing tools categories added to site!

We have expanded our range of quilting tools and notions with the additions of two new categories - sewing machine accessories and Schmetz sewing machine needles. With the addition of these tools for machine sewing we really are now a one stop shop for all your quilting needs!

Also brand new to the website are several other tools, namely the Sew Easy lap quilting frames (although they can be used for embroidery and tapestry too!), two new sizes of Clover bias tape makers, and also two new strip rolls - the Moda Martinique Jelly roll and a new colour themed strip roll of 20 brown and cream prints. As you can tell, we have been busy this week!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Summer Fabric Sale Now On!

Once again we are clearing out old stock in preparation for all the new fabrics due this month, so we have launched our summer patchwork fabric sale! With nearly 50 fabrics at reduced prices - from 20% off all the way to 50% off - you can pick up a real bargain today!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Benartex Cat's Amore patchwork fabrics now in stock!

Brand new in from Benartex we have 6 fabrics from the Cat's Amore patchwork fabric range. Available as a fat quarter pack or stash pack, as well as off the bolt, this is a set of stunning quilting prints featuring stars, checks and dots, in plum, lilac and green tones. Ideal for either modern or traditional quilts, these designs are clean and delicate, and all coordinate perfectly with each other.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler design strip rolls new in!

Brand new from Rowan fabrics we have the Kaffe Fassett design roll and the Amy Butler design roll. Both are 2.5" strip rolls of 26 different fabrics from these fabulous designers - perfect for small projects such as bags and cushion covers, or just a great opportunity to introduce some fabrics by Amy Butler or Kaffe Fassett into your stash!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Moda Martinique full range of 40 fabrics now in stock!

Brand new in, we have a complete range, the Moda Martinique patchwork fabric collection. Prints and colours reminiscent of island flora, with corals and florals in reds, aquas, pinks and creams as well as a selection of lovely blender fabrics, make up the range. We have several colour themed fat quarter packs and stash packs available, as well as a full range charm pack and two matching 108" extra wide backing fabrics so you can have the entire quilt, front and back, in perfectly coordinated fabrics!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Makower Spraytime range - blues, yellows and greens in stock!

We have uploaded nine new fabrics from the Makower Spraytime patchwork fabric collection, with three tones of yellow, green and blue. The Spraytime range is a set of stunning tone on tone fabrics, with a mottle effect print, ideal as blenders and backgrounds, and moreover they are very cost effective at just £7.20 per metre. Keep an eye out as well, as over the coming months we will be adding to the range with a variety of other colours!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

New Nursery Time patchwork fabrics in stock

Brand new in today we have the Classic Cottons Nursery Time patchwork fabric range, a collection of charming prints suitable for cot quilts and nursery projects - ideal if there is a new arrival on the way! The prints include alphabets, dinosaurs, toys and animals, and are available in a variety of fat quarter packs, stash packs and charm packs themed for baby boys, baby girls and more!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

New Moda Rural Jardin jelly roll and layer cake now in stock!

Brand new in we have the Moda Rural Jardin layer cake and Rural Jardin jelly roll. The Rural Jardin fabric range by French General designer Kaari Meng is a stunning collection of prints inspired by fabrics of the French countryside. These textiles celebrate the agrarian life, with florals, birds and blenders in muted reds, greens and blues and weathered textural linen backgrounds. If you liked the Moda Rouenneries range, then this collection is definitely for you!