Rosalie Dekker, Lewis & Irene now in, and an update on kits and bundles

We so thrilled to be stocking Cotton forest, designed by Rosalie Dekker from Ella Blue fabrics. Its a gorgeous weight cotton linen blend with the softest colour pallette suitable for quilts, crafts and garments! There are very few stockists in the UK so we are very thrilled to be one of the first to stock her range here.

You may have seen our cute bunnies and cushion kit in the range on Facebook. Both these are Rosalie’s own pattern and we now have in stock.

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We’re also building our partnership with Lewis & Irene as we love the direction they are going in.  Home grown British talent managed and designed by the family – truly ‘threaded with love’. If you attend the various fairs and shows, keep a look out for Brenda Bear as a photo with her could win yourself some great Lewis & Irene fabric!  We’ve stocked up on their version of the jelly roll called ‘Fabulous 40’s” and their version of charm packs called ‘Charming Packs’. So do check them out as there is very little stock of these in the UK, we are one of the first officially stock them. (NOTE: did you know Moda has copyrighted the terms ‘jelly rolls” and “charm packs”, so when you search for your favourite fabrics check what the fabric company actually calls them otherwise all you’ll find is Moda!)

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Keep a look out for Denim Studio from Art Gallery fabrics – many of you will know we’ve been stocking AGF from the start of our business. Their new range Denim Studio is GORGEOUS! Its a wide width fabric so perfect for those with dressmaking skills. The quality is sublime and you really can ‘feel the difference’ as is their motto.

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Whats coming up?

Lots of new goodies coming in May! Lecien’s Holiday Sugar will be arriving soon. Its bright and colourful and mixes roses with holiday cheer. Amanda and I can’t wait to get our hands on it and start working with Lecien on their beautiful collections.

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There is of course lots of Lewis and Irene coming in “Dove House” and Flo’s Florals (oh wait, that’s a bit of a secret…shhhhh you’re going to LOVE IT!

Happy days friends! Thanks for continuing to support our dream and we look forward to seeing many of you at Malvern Quilt Festival (May) and Sandown Quilt Festival (June).

Amanda & Mel

Giveaway time!

We have lots to celebrate here at Sugar Bowl Crafts. The website is up and running – many thanks to Rob for pulling it all together, our first big quilt show was successfully completed, and we are meeting loads of new and creative friends! To celebrate, we are giving away 8 fat quarters from the Katy Jones Collection “Priory Square” from Art Gallery Fabrics.

Katy Jones becomes AGF’s first UK designer….Priory Square is Katy Jones’ personal story of her upbringing and life in England. With an edgy palette, a classic crème and navy are set against potent varieties of pinks and emerald blues that jump. A collection layered by scenic surprises and narrated with a British accent.

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Art Gallery Fabrics are already known to a lot of garment seamstresses because of the beautiful feel and way it drapes.  We chose Art Gallery Fabrics because we think quilters are missing a trick here. Its light, silky and very versatile.  Often quilters will lean towards the heavier fabrics, so we want to give you the chance to try a fabric that we believe in and use ourselves.

So here’s what you have to do to enter into the draw:

  1. Leave a comment here to let us know you have seen the new website. Tell us what you would make with this fantastic bundle, then
  2. head over to Facebook and like Sugar Bowl Crafts’ page
  3. and then share the giveaway post.

I will draw the winner 22nd March 6pm GMT.

Special thanks must go to our friends and Hantex UK (distributors of AGF for the UK) for this lovely bundle and helping us get off the ground!

Good luck all and thank you for your support!

Mel and Amanda