Friday, 16 December 2016

Island Batiks new colours now available from Makower!

Our first foray into the world of batiks comes from Makower's Island Batiks range - stunning, vibrant colours and excellent quality make up these batiks, imported straight from Indonesia!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Full Moda Pumpkin Pie fabric collection now available!

Pumpkin Pie is another smash hit by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda - with its vibrant colour and mix of timeless, elegant prints, this collection will evoke a lovely sense of warmth and tradition.
The Pumpkin Pie fabrics come in a palette of rich browns, blues, reds and creams, with a range of designs from florals to stripes, perfect for a traditional bed quilt. We have two colour themed fat quarter packs and stash packs available - one in red and blue, one in brown and cream, so you can get a full set of perfectly coordinating fabrics!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Win a Makower Over The Rainbow 32 fat quarter bundle worth £80!

To be in with a chance of winning this huge prize - 32 fat quarters, the full range of Makower's Over The Rainbow fabrics - you just need to go to our Facebook page and like the photo. The competition will be drawn on Friday the 9th December, good luck to everyone!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Lewis & Irene's To The Moon And Back now in stock!

Ideal for youngsters who love the idea of space travel, or stargazers of any age, To The Moon And Back by Lewis & Irene is a stunning patchwork fabric collection that is really out of this world! The range features motifs including planets, moons, rockets and starry skies, and the colour palette includes midnight blue, grey and earthy burnt orange.

We have the full range in stock, plus fat quarter packs and stash packs of perfectly coordinating prints from the range - you get a 10% discount over buying the fabrics separately when you buy the fat quarter pack!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Pelenna Patchworks now recognized as Google Certified Shop!

Pelenna Patchworks, was recently selected to join the Google Certified Shops program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Certified Shops badge is awarded to ecommerce sites that demonstrate a track record of ontime shipping and excellent customer service. 

When visiting the Pelenna Patchworks website, shoppers will see a Google Certified Shops badge and can click on it for more information.

I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the Google survey over the past few months, it's thanks to you we've been approved and we'll endeavour to keep up the good service!

As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Certified Shops, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with Pelenna Patchworks and the customer to address the issue. As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.

Google Certified Shops is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores. The program helps online stores like Pelenna Patchworks attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate themselves by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

New Lincoln Lane fabrics, plus loyalty points bonus!

Firstly, for our many loyal customers we offer a loyalty scheme - earn as you spend by getting points on each order to redeem against future purchases. We've just added an extra bonus - share our website on Facebook when you make your order and we'll double the points awarded for that order! For more details about the loyalty scheme see here.

We have also added a small new range today - the beautiful, delicate prints of the Lincoln Lane fabric collection blend perfectly, bringing a touch of classic charm to any quilt. With a colour scheme of soft blues, greys and creams, and pretty designs including roses and ditsy prints, this really is an irresistable range - and at a great price for such high quality fabrics!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Bobo Baby nursery quilt fabrics now available!

In neutral greens & yellows with a hint of blue and pink, the new Bobo Baby fabrics designed by Maggie & Flo for Benartex's Contempo Studio make gorgeous nursery accessories. Featuring Bobo the elephant and friends, as well as mini florals, spots and stripes, these fabrics are perfect for a new baby's room - why not buy the Bobo Baby fat quarter pack to get all 6 prints at a 5% discount!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Kid's favourites now available with My Little Pony, Disney Princess & Marvel Avengers panels

Just in time for making Christmas presents, we now have a variety of popular characters in fabric and panel form! Hugely popular at the moment due to recent TV series and films, these licensed designs feature My Little Pony, Disney Princesses and Marvel Avengers - they are for home use only, not for commercial use, but are ideal to jazz up the bedrooms of young fans of the characters.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

New from Moda, the Blue Barn fabric range by Laundry Basket Quilts!

We love the delicate colour palette of these new fabrics from the Blue Barn collection by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda. Inspired by the designer coming across a blue barn on a snowy winter's evening, the colours include the blues and greys of the building contrasting with the creams of the snow and landscape, and the prints include a variety of florals and blenders. It's rare a floral range is perfectly suited for winter, but this range is ideal for warming winter quilts and accessories!

Also, briefly, we have finally managed to source a new, small rotating rotary cutting mat with imperial markings. From Fiskars, this 14 inch square self healing mat is perfect for squaring off blocks and cutting intricate applique shapes, and is small enough to take to class!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Christmas fabrics from Stof & Hoffman - Glimmering and Warm Wishes now available!

We have just taken delivery of our final Christmas fabrics for this year, and they are truly beautiful! Warm Wishes is a traditional collection of festive favourites including holly, mistletoe and poinsettias, all in rich reds and deep greens. The metallic golden highlights on each of the designs lift them and will make any decorations made with this range sparkle along with the fairy lights!

Glimmering, new from Stof, is very different but no less stunning! Perfect for tasteful table decorations and wallhangings with its subtle grey, white and silver colour scheme, the Glimmering collection would add sparkle to any home at Christmas!

Friday, 2 September 2016

Rotary cutting method for pineapple quilt block - tutorial

Many people like to construct the pineapple block using foundation paper piecing, however if (like me) you're not keen on copying out the foundation patterns, you can make the block using a rotary cutting method. We have a free pattern on the website using a pineapple block, this method is used in the pattern and I've reproduced it below.

a) Cut a 4.75" square of fabric for the centre of the block. Cut a 2" WOF (width of fabric) strip of your next fabric, and cut off 4 lengths at 4.75" each. Stitch two of the strips to opposite sides of the square, then press (always press the seams towards the outer strips). Stitch the other two strips to the remaining two opposite sides and press (figure 1).

Figure 1

b) Using a quilting ruler with 45 degree angles marked, line up the 45 degree line with one of the seam lines and trim off the corners of the strips, leaving 0.25" of fabric at the corner. Repeat by rotating the ruler for each corner. (figure 2).

Figure 2

c) Cut a 2" WOF strip of your next fabric and from it cut 4 pieces approximately 1/2" longer than the trimmed edges of the previous strips. Stitch these strips to the 4 sides as in step a and press (figure 3).

Figure 3

d) Trim the end corners of the strips to line up with the short outer length of the fabrics in the previous round - use the lines on the ruler to ensure the cut edges are parallel with the seams of the centre block  (figure 4 & 5).

Figure 4

Figure 5

e) Continue in this way for the next 3 rounds, ensuring at every stage that the seams are parallel and the outer edges square.

f) For the large corner pieces, cut a 4" WOF strip of your final fabric. To save fabric, instead of cutting a strip, cut a triangle with its base at about 1" wider than the cut edges of the previous round instead (figure 6). Sew one triangle on to each corner.

Figure 6

g) Use the ruler to square up the block. Ensure all blocks are exactly the same size, trim where necessary using your rotary cutting mat as a guide. The finished blocks should measure approximately 13.75" square. See figure 7 for an image of the finished block.

Figure 7

h) You can alter the sizes given in this tutorial to make blocks of any size, and you can do as many rounds as you'd like - thin strips and many rounds make a really impressive looking block! This block uses prints from a single collection to coordinate, however a more striking effect can be achieved by alternating dark and light fabrics in each successive round.

Hope this is useful!

New in! Blossom Vine by Danielle Murray for Blank Quilting.

Blossom Vine is a gorgeous collection of floral fabrics, new from Danielle Murray for Blank Quilting. Featuring magnolias in various designs - large flowers, buds and leafy small florals - as well as beautiful butterflies, ferns and geometrics ideal for borders and sashings, this quilt fabric range is super suited to give a classy feel to room in a modern home.

The muted colours including grey, green, turquoise and black would be perfect to furnish a stylish guest room, or to make cushion covers and throws to freshen up a lounge or conservatory - pick up the coordinated 10 fat quarter pack to get a 5% discount over buying the fat quarters separately!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A Walk In The Glen fabric from Lewis & Irene, now available at Pelenna Patchworks!

If you're a dog lover, or you love the countryside, (or you love Scotland!) then the new A Walk In The Glen fabric range from Lewis & Irene should be right up your street! Featuring a stunning thistle design, doggy friends and antler motifs, this range is as classy as they come! Available as a stash pack also, or a fat quarter pack that gives you a 5% discount over buying the fabrics separately.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

New Basic ranges from Makower now available with Spot On and Linea Tonal!

We are in the middle of streamlining and re-vamping our basics ranges - fabrics perfect for backgrounds, borders etc that don't cost the earth - and two new collections are now available.

Firstly, dots and spots are always useful and can be used in everything from baby quilts to picnic blankets and more! The Spot On Basics quilt fabrics from Makower are now available in a large range of vibrant colours with a small white dot all over.

The Linea Tonal fabrics are slightly more muted colours with a tone on tone criss cross design - ideal for borders, sashings and bindings.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Great range of Makower Christmas fabrics now in stock!

Christmas has come early to Pelenna Patchworks with the arrival of this year's Christmas fabric ranges!

Fun prints perfect for kids make up the Makower Frosty range, while the bright, modern colours of the Makower Wrap It Up collection are ideal for the grown ups! We also have new prints for 2016 from the Makower Scandi range, stunning Nordic inspired designs that are simple but incredibly effective.

Tying in with all these new ranges are the Makower Advent panels and stocking panels. These make ideal small projects that the kids will love in the run up to Christmas - use the Advent calendar panels or Advent stocking bunting to build up the excitement, then fill up the stocking on Christmas morning!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

New fabrics from P&B and Studio e - Shades of Autumn and Cream & Sugar!

New in this week we have the beautiful Shades of Autumn patchwork fabric range by Norman Wyatt Jr, his third fabric collection for P & B Textiles. This gorgeous, grown up collection features metallic accents and rich deep colors of orange, gold, cream, forest green, rust and black. Released in plenty of time for Autumn, the range includes designs of leaves, wood grain and berry-like branches accompanied by the artists' signature artistic design. Available as a stash pack or discounted fat quarter pack.

Also new to the shop is the Cream & Sugar fabric collection - stylish and understated, this patchwork fabric range from Studio e fabrics is a great choice for the modern home. In soft greys and pure white on white, these fabrics have a clean look giving a quality finish to your projects. Again, we have all six prints available as a stash pack or fat quarter pack giving 5% off ordering the fabrics separately.

Finally, our latest bundles from Moda are the Christmas cookie themed The Cookie Exchange jelly roll and layer cake, designed by Sweetwater designs.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

New range of deluxe plush fleece fabrics, ideal for baby quilts!

Just launched on the website is a new range of fleece fabrics - perfect as a quick backing for a baby quilt, especially as these are deluxe, plush super soft fleeces! Available by the 1/2m (at 58in wide) and you can order samples to check colour before you buy! Colours currently available are yellow, cream, baby blue and baby pink.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

New in - Alchemy patchwork fabrics from Camelot Fabrics!

New from Camelot Fabrics, the Alchemy fabric collection takes the traditional blue and white colour combination and gives it a modern twist with its range of striking geometric designs. With blues ranging from dark indigo through to pale sky blue and motifs including waves, diamonds, stars and medallions, this collection is perfect for the modern house. We also have the collection available as a stash pack or fat quarter pack - get a 5% discount when you buy the FQ pack over buying the fat quarters separately!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Summer fun with Lewis & Irene's latest fabric range, Tropicana!

Burst into Summer with a taste of the tropics with the Tropicana patchwork fabric range, new from Lewis & Irene! This collection has an exotic punch of colours featuring the elegant flamingo, palm trees and pineapples, great to create a holiday mood in any room! This range would be perfect for a holiday home or beach hut, and our coordinated fat quarter packs or stash packs are the perfect way to get a whole range of prints from the range at a great price!

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Mermaids and sea creatures frolic in the fresh new Under the Sea patchwork fabric range!

Designed by Heather Rosas for Camelot fabrics, Under the Sea is a lovely, fresh range of fabrics featuring mermaids and their under the sea kingdom! With sea creatures, shells, fish scales and more all in aquatic turquoise, coral and cream colours, this is a great range for a bright, modern child's bedroom.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

New sewing themed fabric collection with Makower's Haberdashery fabric range!

A new range perfect for us sewing and quilting enthusiasts is now available - why not make a new tote to take to class or sewing machine cover with the fabrics in the Makower Haberdashery fabric range? New from Makower's Henley Studio, the Haberdashery patchwork fabric range has classic sewing and embroidery icons in a muted vintage palette - the designs are inspired by hours of fun sat in Grandma’s sewing room intrigued by the contents of her sewing box. Antique machines, threads, tape measures and notions printed with a linen texture background take us back to a bygone era. Also available as a stash pack or discounted fat quarter pack.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Cute new fabrics with the Henry Glass Hoot Hoot Hooray patchwork range!

New in, Hoot Hoot Hooray is a totally charming patchwork fabric collection perfect for Spring. Designed by Shelley Comiskey for Henry Glass fabrics, the range features owls, foxes and other animals in soft colours perfect for the nursery, as well as a panel ideal for cot quilts or playmats! The stash pack lends itself to small items like cushions, or use the fat quarter pack for an easy small quilt!

Friday, 1 April 2016

New musical fabrics available with Blank Quilting's Symphony Suite fabric range!

Music lovers will love our latest range, Symphony Suite by Blank Quilting. Perfect for music themed rooms or items, the range features musical notes and instruments in classic black and antique style ivory colours.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

A, B, C sale just launched - at least 20% off over 70 fabrics!

Picking up a bargain is as easy as A B C this week as new fabrics are added to our sale fabric page - Alison's Flowers and Animal Farm, Bumbleberries and Bunny Hop, and Colour Collection and Carly! With over 70 fabrics reduced by at least 20%, there's got to be something here to tempt you!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Full Moda Larkspur fabric range by 3 Sisters for Moda now available!

The 3 Sisters for Moda are known for their stylishly distinctive mix of vintage French prints featuring opulent florals and paisleys. The soft light of a Spring morning inspired the fresh and inviting color palette of their latest collection, Larkspur. With soft grey-browns, blue-greens, straw yellow and rose red colours and a range of floral and blender prints this is a beautiful range, and we have a selection of fat quarter packs and stash packs of colour coordinated prints from the range to make your choices easy!