We now have all the colourways of the glorious Kaffe Collective Sunburst (Free Spirit Fabrics). The prettiest shades of ‘happy’ fabric we’ve seen in a long time! We’re using these wonderful fabrics in our cushion and quilt kits too. So you can treat yourself to the fabric or if you want to make these fun projects you can we’ve got them ready too!
Kits are all with precut strips ready to sew so perfect for the beginner and those wanting a fun easy project.
Introduction to Hexies-We will show you how to tack and sew your flower with time spent
exploring manipulation of fabrics to create new patterns
Measure Up – Come and get measured up, and pick up some tips on how to choose which size to cut from your dress pattern, how to blend between sizing and more. Go away with a sheet of measurements which will help take your dressmaking to new levels.
Kim Edith will be joining us again for another introduction to scrapbooking with textiles! At this 2 hour workshop come and create a small stitched fabric collage inspired by Kim’s latest Stitchbook ‘Into The Woods’. Learn a range of techniques that Kim uses to make her Stitchbooks, including using stampers to create lettering, adding photos to fabric, and how to turn textile scraps into works of art. Chose from either a butterfly or a mushroom template which you will be able to personalise and create in your choice of colour and pattern.
What you need to know:
Doors open at 10:30 and close at 3.
Parking is free but limited immediately outside the building. There are more spaces less than a 5 minute stroll away in the community parking area by the playing fields on Park Lane which is nearly opposite. If you are planning to bring your sewing group please let us know in advance as we have access to overflow parking if we arrange ahead.
So if you are in the Hampshire area do come say hello. We chose Droxford as it is easily reachable for Petersfield, Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton. Hope to see you soon!
Lindos from Lewis and Irene is now in stock! All 15 glorious fabrics! Beautiful blues and hot pinks with a hint of metallic to shimmer in the light, oh and did I mention an Octopus?!
Here’s what Lewis and Irene had to say about the collection..
Lindos on the beautiful island of Rhodes in Greece has a special place in our hearts.
Carefree days spent on its pretty pebbled beaches and the clear, warm shimmering sea.
The little cobbled streets, the welcoming deer at Madraki harbour, long lunches in the sun and happy memories …
We had a huge response to the girls dress patterns at Malvern and we’re just waiting for them both to arrive back in. Both the Frida Dress (Two Stitches) and the Geranium (Made by Rae) are due to arrive back with us this week, so we are busy prepping preorders and will be changing our stock level on the website.
If you like to order either of these patterns, order as normal on our website but please be aware there is a back log of orders so it will be a few days to process the new ones.
Want to see what the fuss was about? Here are some photos of the pretty dresses from our stand at Quilts UK. We used the gorgeous Scuba fabric from Brandon Mably (Free Spirit Fabrics for the Frida and the Horizons fabric (Free Spirit fabrics) for the Geranium.
We’re so excited about this collection from Jennifer Paganelli. The gorgeous vibrant colours that we know and love from Jennifer is back in lush florals and dreamy vintage feel prints. We’ve been busy sewing a quilt for Jennifer too so check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for more details on our progress. To see the whole collection we did go live on Facebook and Instagram, you can check out the saved video here
A Quick link to the fabrics of Sugar Beach….click here!
We’ve joined our forces with Eternal Maker to go out on the road with our fabrics! This time we are heading to Dial Post Village Hall near Horsham. We’re bringing all our quality fabrics to you and even have some fun workshops on the day. We’ll have our quilts too and all of us are sewers so we bring a range of sewing knowledge with us from dress patterns to quilting!
Check out our Sew your own lampshade, Introduction to Hexie Flowers, and Get measured for Sewing patterns which will be taking place on the day :https://eternalmaker.com/classes-events/class-timetable.html/
Dial Post Village Hall, Worthing Road, Dial Post, RH13 8NS.
The De la Luna Sisters are the not so distant cousins of the Von Black sisters, who made somewhat of a name for themselves a few years ago in collection called Night Shade. While the Von Black sisters drew their power from more earthly elements, the De la Luna sisters cull their magical gifts from the spirit realm. Once a year, as fall crashes into winter, the matriarchs of the De la Luna clan call on their ancestors, acting as vessels for their vast power. Maria De la Luna, the youngest of the three sisters can see into the great distance of the future as she draws her power from the most clairvoyant spirits in their lineage. She uses her prophetic sight to write letters to mean girls informing them of the exact time and place that they will die or sometimes when their boyfriends will break up with them depending on how mean they are. The middle Sister, Magnolia De la Luna, is perhaps the most cunning of the three although it’s hard to tell because she doesn’t wear glasses and everyone knows that the smartest people always wear glasses. Magnolia, Maggie for short, draws her power from the spirits of earth and bloom. She uses her potent power to cultivate and nurture vast gardens and lush landscapes for her highest paying clients. Oh, did I forget to mention that she runs a surprisingly successful landscape architecture firm in their prosperous south Texas town? The oldest sister, Venus De la Luna, the undisputed caretaker of the whole De Luna clan and best friend to her cousin Scarlet Von Black has a vary mysterious past. Venus leaves a trail of admirers where ever she goes. Great empires have fallen under her angelic gaze. Many great men sit alone in padded rooms spending endless days and boundless nights whispering her name to no one in – particular. She swears that she did nothing to encourage their favor and was only, ever, minding her own business. Just because these men choose to buy her gifts from her extensive online wish list is truly no fault of her own
We’re so excited to be supporting Naomi in her next sew along on Facebook and Instagram! When she asked us to pull together some kits for her we jumped at the chance. She’s had a successful following on Instagram with her #fussycuttingsewalong and her #xmasfussycuttingsewalong. If you have seen them, then go check our her and the hashtag ASAP! Naomi is also a contributor to Quilt Now and British Patchwork and Quilting magazines. Her Heart and Ribbons design is a classic. Perfect for those that want to get started on English Paper Piecing or brush up on their skills, or simply love a good heart quilt. Because lets face it, quilts are made with LOVE!
We’ve put together two collections for this kit. You can choose Sugar Beach by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics or Love me Love me not from Lewis and Irene. Total contrasts from each other. Sugar Beach is bold florals and vibrant coloursr on a soft off-white background, and Love Me is delicate pastels with the sweetest mouse design on a soft cream background. We’ve also given you two payment options, spread the fabrics over the year making payments smaller and in bite sized chunks, or a one of payment knowing the hard bit is over! Your purse strings, you choose which is right for you.
So there we are! Hearts and Ribbons Pre-Order is OPEN! Fabric will start to arrive in May and Sew Along will start 1st week of June. Cut off is 15th April 2018.
We’ve fallen in love with BossyOz’s Easter Egg Scramble template! A great template to start your Foundation Paper Piecing journey or brush up on your skills. This straightforward block can be used singularly as a feature or why not make a sweet quilt or table runner?
We’ve joined up with Nina (BossyOz) to run two promotions to start you on your Easter Egg making.
Buy any of the four shades of pastel Bumbleberries featured here (CandyFloss, Light Duck Egg, Mellow Yellow, Lavender) and get 10% off using the code ‘BossyOz10’ at checkout, then go over to Nina’s shop here and use the code ‘SBC1820’ for 20% off her template. Both codes valid until the end of March 2018.
Nina’s PDF includes three sizes – 5″, 6″ and 7″ tall eggs. Have some fun with fussy cutting, solid fabrics, or even consider creating a full quilt by using the egg block, the possibilities are endless!
Never Foundation Pieced before? Don’t worry! This simple tutorial from Angela Walters is all I needed to get me started! Click here for the video.
What a crazy 10 days for Free Spirit Fabrics! One minute there were here, then they had closed and now they are being bought out so their fabric is back up again!
So the good news… Tula Pink Allstars is on its way! It left continental Europe today (Wednesday) and is heading through blizzards to get to our door. So this time next week we should be surrounded in all 18 glorious bolts of AllStars! Bundles are up already, and I’ll be loading the individual fat quarters over the next few days.
If you are in the Dorset area, we will be co-hosting a Pop Up with Eternal Maker in Stourpaine Village Hall and we will be bringing all these lush bolts with us.
So a date for the calendar:
Stourpaine Village Hall, Dorset
And if you fancy a great little workshop while youre there, why not book a place with Kim Edith and learn how to textile scrapbook!
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