Sunday, June 19, 2011

All tickets claimed

All our tickets for the show have been claimed but if you made a post, drop by us at the show and collect your free pattern.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Winners and our latest Quilts

Waiting For the Pudding Table Runner Kit
Our winners - I loved all your comments to our competition, I have four ticket to the first four who email in with their postal address (newsletter@busythimbles.com.au). Plus for the rest of you we have some paper piecing packs, just come by and collect them.

Rainbow Collection The Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair starts this week. Come and see us at stand K34 at the entrance to the quilt show.  If you can't make it and had your eye on any of the Moda pre-cuts make sure you grab them this weekend.

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Small Baskets of FaithWe've got some great bundles for the show goers. If you can't make it you can still enjoy this Robert Kaufman collection we have put together. At a show special price of  $29.95 for 10 fat quarters or $57.45 for half metre strips it will brighten any stash or make into the most magnificent bargello quilt


Looking Out My Window Quilt Top Kit
Here are a few of Judy's latest creations. Judy has been in the press quite a bit recently. Handmade readers will have seen the butterfly quilt on the cover of Handmade and Patchwork and Stitching readers will have seen her profiled along with her Verna Quilt. Judy will be demonstrating all our latest gadgets at the show so make sure you come by and say hi.


Thomas's Winter 2011 Quilt Kit (flannel) Even five year old Thomas has got into the excitement deciding he needed a Winter 2011 Quilt.

This quilt whips up in an afternoon and can easily be made by a child under supervision. It's fully reversible and lovely to snuggle under.






If you'd like to make it up in a different colourway, just purchase half a metre of four different flannels and we'll include the pattern for free.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Show Competition and Sue's latest creations

 
 Sue Daley's latest creation has just arrived and it is stunning. The beautiful gypsy garden features Sue's classic combination of needleturn applique and English paper piecing. The quilt also has some wool applique for added texture and is framed with clamshells. You'll be able to see it and Sue at the Craft and Quilt Fair from the 22nd to the 26th June.
We have it available as a pattern (with papers), a block of the Month and starter pack which includes 10 fat eigths of beautiful reproduction prints.
Pink Rotary CutterThere are also some great pink and purple notions in including a pink rotary cutter, pink rotating mat and a cutter cubby for keeping all your bits in.
Pink Rotating Mat 10"




Cutter Cubby 

 You can check out all this great new stuff at the Craft and Quilt Fair at Darling Harbour. We have over $200 worth of great prizes to give away before and during the show, including free tickets, pattern and hexagon papers. Just post a comment here telling us which of Sue's creation is your favourite and why!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fat Quarter Packs and Clover flower makers

Cutting, folding and tying!
We've been busy all hours getting ready for the Sydney show.

Chris and I had a lovely time last night (with a night bottle of bubbly) putting together flannel fat quarters packs plus some great value bundles for the show. There'll be packs of 5 fat quarters from just $9.95 - that's $2 each!



We also have some beautiful 10 packs loaded up on the site. A fabulous landscape pack - great for appliqu├ęd. Two cute pastel packs - one rainbow pack and one green and yellow - perfect for babies quilts



The delightful Paddington bear has his own pack:
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Judy will be talking about adding texture to quilts at the Sydney Craft Quilt Fair. We've loaded up the new clover Kanzashi Flower makers and the sweetheart rose makers. There both make up really pretty flowers to add texture to your quilts.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Moda Pre-cuts

We have a lovely selection of the Moda Pre-cuts. The yardage is due in later in the year but you can grab the pre-cuts now and get started on your projects.

 "Lately Arrived from London" will delight fans of early calicoes and chintzes. The collection recreates fabrics from the turn of the 19th century when Americans imported their cottons. Traders brought the world’s luxury goods to wharves in Philadelphia, Boston and New York. Each piece is named for a trading ship that sailed into American harbours---the Charming Betsy, the Brigantine Sally, the Ship Surprise. Colourways echo natural dyes with colours named for the styles of the times and prints range from a neat geometric and leafy sprigs suitable for a lady’s dress to "furniture calicoes," the chintz-scale florals.
 

 Primitive Gatherings has released a lovely neutral range called Little Gatherings.
 

Textured tea-dyed backgrounds are adorned with a range of dainty little reproduction prints, some as subtle tone on tones and some with a dramatic pop of black. These Little Gatherings in a antiqued palette of naturals, gold and faded black are the perfect tiny textures sure to fulfill your passion for all things primitive. This will be make up into a fabulous guys quilt. Make up the Real man pattern with it for your guy!

Brannock and Patek and released a beautiful range called Together. Reminiscent of a picturesque country cottage, make lovely quilts using this collection of bold, dramatic florals, ornate vines, and delicate blossoms in deep, rich colors that will warm your hearts and homes.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The sale is in full swing now, hundreds of metres of fabric went out to door on the weekend. Make sure you have a look at the specials before they all disappear. There are fabrics from just $5/m.
Ann has been busy with all our bolt ends - there is a fabulous selection including some great flannels
Spot's Favourite Colours
Spot's Favourite Colour has just been loaded up. This lovely puppy comes with small and large all over prints, cute tone on tone starts and two fabulous large prints.
Punctuation by American Jane will tempt the 1930's lovers. Layer cakes, mini-stripes and lovely 1930's florals - so much fun! Punctuation
 Punctuation Lovers of the country colours will be sorely tempted by the rich tones of the Summer's End by Kansas Trouble Quilters.

We have also been busy loading up more of Sue Daley's playing with paper packs. There are four new ones to tempt you.
Playing with Paper Pack 31 Playing with Paper Pack 34

Don't forget Sue will be at our stand (K34) at the  Craft & Quilt Fair at Darling Harbour from 22nd - 26th June.


Playing with Paper Pack 29 Playing with Paper Pack 24

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Massive Stocktake Sale

Wild Poppies Quilt Kit
 There are over 650 specials for you on-line, including kits, fabrics and books. There is up to 30% off Paddington, 10% Jinny Beyer Outback and plenty more. Check them all out here.

With stocktake coming up everyone here is keen to get the fabrics levels low! Ann has been busy finding all the bolt ends and makring them down - there are some great bargains there.


We have also been flat out getting ready for the Sydney Quilt and Craft fair. From Wednesday 22 June until Sunday 26th June - come and visit us a stand K34 (at the entrance of the quilt display).

Sue Daley from Patchwork with Busyfingers will be showcasing her latest quilts and demonstrating English paper piecing and needleturn applique. We'll have all the latest gadgets including the bias maker, pink rotary mats and cutters. Hope to see you there!
 
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