Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More great quilting ideas

Judy has been busy the last couple of days loading up masses of patterns. There are now over 40 patterns loaded into the just in section.

For lovers of romantic patterns there is Papillion (for Jelly Rolls)

and Saltwater Taffy (For Charm Packs) from Fig Tree Quilts.

Cute kids patterns with Honey Bears
And Crumbs is the perfect pattern for using up your fat quarters.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Stash Busting Books

Stash happy PATCHWORKLooking for inspiration for all the fabulous fabrics in your stash? We have fabulous Stash busting books. If you have delving into you stash as a new year's resolution why not try grab one of these books or patterns as a Christmas present. See them all in our Just In Section.

Stash Happy Patchwork  contains 25 different sewing projects for fabulous patchwork items.
There's a great variety of projects included in this book including decor,lady 's and children's clothes, pet projects, household accessories and even a rug! The different projects use widely varying fabric amounts. If you have only scraps, you can make some adorable cupcake flags whereas if you have tons of fabric, try making the patchy wrap skirt.

Each project has a gorgeous, full cover photograph of the finished item. There is a section that details the items you need — one from your stash of material and one from the craft store. Also included is a detailed, step by step instruction area that references step by step photographs. The back of the book includes the necessary templates you need to create your patterns.

Stash Magic by Jaynette Huff
Stash Magic has 13 gorgeous quilts in it msde using a range of different techniques. With clear instructions, you can enjoy making quilt using paper piecing, string piecing, English paper piecing and applique.

Get inspired for scrap quilts in Slash Your Stash with 16 gorgeous projects from the pages of "McCall's Quilting".

Scrap quilting is one of the best ways to enjoy quilting on a budget! Discover a beautiful array of scrap quilts specially selected for their variety of styles, skill levels, techniques, and sizes, specially selected by the editors at "McCall's Quilting" - one of the world's favourite quilting magazines.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fabulous books of inspiration to create beautiful quilts:
Quilting those FLIRTY '30s
Quilting those Flirty 30s has eleven delightful 1930's designs.
Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts by Elly Sienkiewicz

Beautiful Botanicals is a stunning collection of 14 floral themed applique projects.

Beautiful Botanicals by Deborah Kemball

Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts is a superb collection of blocks and quilt projects with a wonderful collection of twenty-five 8" blocks and twelve quilt projects.

Friday, December 2, 2011

More Moda Delights

Hello Luscious
 The shop is now overflowing with the latest pre-cut selections from Moda. More have been loaded up today.

Hello Luscious from Basic Grey is the most decadently delightful, completely divine line of brilliantly bright, temptingly cute fabric designs. Stylishly provocative. Charming and disarming. Nothing but yum.
California Girl

 California Girl by Fig Tree Quilts brings you a summer feeling, retro 50’s playful grouping. Meant to evoke feelings of summer, playtime, 50’s swing skirts on the boardwalk, surf Bermuda shorts, delighting in fresh fruit and time without a care in the world!

With print names like Bermuda Ticking, Sprouts and Blueberry Twigs, this collection mixes a light-hearted array of prints with fresh, clean colours calmed with soft creams and light greys. Tend the Earth

 Tend the Earth by Deb Strain- filled with things discovered in a beautiful garden. Architectural pieces, antique watering cans and bee skeps. Of course seeing butterflies, dragonflies and colourful birds add to the allure of nature’s perfect setting.

Flowers of every kind bring colour, colour, and more colour! Blues, greens and purples portray the calm, peaceful feeling of a garden with accents of red and yellow adding excitement and wonder.

Nature’s palette can be seen in every part of a beautiful garden.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Two pre cut Collections

Two great new pre-cut collections are loaded up. The fabrics aren't due in store until next year but you can grab the Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls and charm packs now!

Ten little things is a delightful kids collection full of bright colours and funky designs.

 Sandhill plums
 Sandhill Plums beautiful country colours will work with so many projects.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Comfort Quilt Kit

We just love the fabrics from the comfort range. If you do but aren't sure what to make we have the Comfort Quilt Kit (77" x 83"). This quilt is a simple nine patch quilt faithfully reproduced from a circa 1861 chintz quilt from New England.
The kit includes instructions and fabrics for quilt top and binding. It is also available with a dark brown or light blue border.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Panel back in stock

Our top selling panel The very Hungry Caterpillar is back in stock:
We also have a great selection of co-ordinating fabrics, from the original dots
to the new food

Such a timeless range. Tell us what you have made with these fabrics!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Latest Fabrics and Dies

A wonderful selection of eye catching fabrics have been loaded up. 
Bright bugs

From basics to bugs, shells and seahorses there is a fabulous selection of brights in our Just in Section.
Seahorses & shells
Check out the surfing Santa.

Surfing Santas

  We also have a great selection of new GO! dies loaded up.
GO! Double wedding ring die

Make cutting a Double wedding ring a breeze or join Judy and I in our love of super fast and easy tumbler quilts with the tumbler die. 

GO! Tumbler Die

There are great dies for kids quilts and Christmas themes.

Accuquilt GO Sleigh & snowflakes

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More GO! dies

Looking for a faster way to cut! - The accuquilt GO! and Baby GO! are just fabulous. You will not believe how fast you can get through your cutting. We have added another eight dies to our collection with plenty on their way.
There is a the Double Wedding Ring Die. All those pieces cut quickly and simply.

Or for appliqué lovers there is the calico cat:

GO! Calico Cat Die

 The stems and leaves set is beautiful for all sorts of floral designs. You can use the leaves to make tulips, daisies and so many other flowers.

GO! Stems and Leaves Die

 and Baby Baby for the cutest applique quilts.

GO! Baby Baby Die

Friday, November 4, 2011

Comfort - Collections for a Cause Fabrics

The yardage from Moda's latest Collections for a Cause Range - Comfort is just being loaded up.

There has been a huge response to this range. It seems to have something that appeals to everyone.

The traditionalists will love the wonderful reproduction prints delicately copied and fabulous for fussy cutting.

The romantics will love the pretty florals in cream, green and brown.
The paisley prints have a modern feel to them and would look fantastic in a summer skirt!

Plus there are plenty of little prints that join it all together.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pre-cuts in Abundance

Fabulous projects await you with the latest pre-cuts from Moda. We have beautiful reproduction pacsk including the rich 1862 Battle Hymn,
1862 Battle Hymn layer cake

and the lovely French country feel of Rouenneries Deux


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rich New Pre-cuts

We have some lovely pre-cuts loaded up this week. First there is Comfort; the latest from the Collections for a Cause Range.


This is such a rich collection of reproduction fabrics. We have charm packs, Jelly Rolls, Layer cakes and fat quarter packs in stock now. I fell ion love with the whole range and we are expecting it all shortly.

Also loaded up is Etchings - a beautiful collection from the 3 Sister. Classic French elegance is captured beautifully in this collection of lush botanical designs, some featuring delicate, sinuous line work to coordinate with the engraved architectural print derived from an antique book the Sisters acquired on one of their many flea market jaunts.


Damasks and tapestry prints, as well as a lovely range of woven cotton in warm shades of grey stone, aqua, rich red and ivory parchment paper are reminiscent of stepping off the bustling Paris streets into a grand foyer of a historic theatre with dramatic draperies and ornate moldings.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wood and Needle Flannel Layer Cakes

It is so rare to have a full collection of flannel from Moda that when the Wool and Needle flannel layer cakes were available, we just couldn't go past them. These are perfect for a guys quilt - Soft and snuggly flannels pre-cut into 10" squares. Mix them with flannel off the bolt for a wonderfully snuggle quilt. Watch out because that is just what Judy has done. Keep an eye out for here quilt soon.  


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fun and fabulous Moda fabrics

A lovely collection of fabulous Moda precuts is here for your enjoyment! For a bright Christmas there is Ready set snow,

The girls will love the latest release from Me & my sister - Twirl,  

or a little more sophisitcated there is Sophie  

and the beautiful Cape Ann.

  Grab one of these lovely collections today for your spring project!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fabulous French Florals For Spring

Panier de Fleur
Panier de Fleur is the latest arrival from French General.
Panier de Fleur

Rich blues adorned with old fashioned roses and whimsical birds feature in this beautiful range.

Panier de Fleur

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Brighten your day With Terrain

The latest yardage from Katie Spain has arrived - Terrain.

This beautiful range distills a thousand walks through the forest into a crisp flood of colours igniting the landscape. 
With fabulous floral prints, and lovely bright tone on tone swirls this will brighten any spring.