Sunday, 4 October 2015

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Threaded with Love

Aurifil Thread
Knowing you weight

I am looking at 'start' stocking these in the next couple of weeks, 
but thought I would embark on an exercise not just for you but me also!

Click on the one suiting you underlined,
and it will take you to Aurifil web data sheet on that thread.

12wt is best for decorative quilting Embellishment & Sashiko (a thicker thread)
28wt is best for hand quilting & Blanket Stitching
40wt is best for machine quilting & Embroidery

Friday, 2 October 2015

New in!!! Country Life

Country Life by Lewis & Irene

Throw on your Wellington boots, put on your jacket and head for a a walk in the British countryside  ....

Sorry I have been slow to upload as my delivery also went missing for a couple of weeks!!

I love this collection on natural colour way.

Can't wait till tomorrow - I am making a pheasant  cushion
and a patchwork mixed one one!

Pheasant on natural
(Beautiful colour in real life, also think of Joules clothing)

Cow Parsley & bee on green
(spot the little bees!!!)

Hens on natural
(these are so cute)

Country Life on Natural
(This will make fab Oven Gloves for Mum!)

Sheep on Natural

Thursday, 10 September 2015

New in!!! Woodland Animals

If you go down to the woods today……………
Woodland Animals collection in Aqua Bundle
I love the colour combo of these
by Fabric Freedom - 100% Cotton - £2.50 per FQ
Includes the following;
Little Mushrooms
Foxes (and Bunnies!!!)

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Rose & Hubble - Pinks now in!!

Newly Added - Pinks

Ticking Stripe in pink
Provence Rose in pink
Gingham in pink
Rose Stripe in pink

£1.50 per FQ - £6.00 per metre
perfect for all projects

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Liberty Like Classics

I like most of you love liberty fabrics.

I'm thinking most of us have a small stash amongst the others!

Problem I always had and I guess, the same for most is the cost when sewing something big!

When you are looking at a minimum of £5 per fat quarter for the cheapest I have seen but averages £5.60 - £6.00.

So sewing a king size quilt - Liberty Style is going to cost a fortune!!

Getting the Blues

I have been checking different makes and classics not necessary the latest limited design out there, as want to be able, like the liberty fabrics supply them as all rounder long term classics.

Pink Flush

But as well as using them for large patchwork, even floaty floral dresses, think about classic garden setting table cloth, napkins accents against white, curtains, bunting & blinds - the list is endless.

Rosey Red

So for me now I can sew that king size classic quilt throw I always wanted with scalloped edges!!
Heavily quilted.

So these fabrics I have put together are smooth 100% cotton poplin.
which will be priced at £1.50 fat Quarter or £6.00 a metre
And I will do mini sample packs as well, to check them out.

Painted Poppies Coral

Meadow Red

Daisy Red

Carnation Red

Alstroemeria Blue

Painted Poppies Blue

Meadow Blue

Daisy Blue

Carnation Blue

Alstroemeria  Red

Alstroemeria Pink

Daisy Pink

Carnation Pink

Painted Poppies Lilac

Meadow Pink

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Doll Quilt

After what seems like an age making quilts.
(the day job kind of took over, too many hours….)
neglected the sewing, the shop not moving forward,
ideally you need to spend many hours on websites

Paris is doing her usually best to pose!!

2.5" squares make into 2" finished squares
8 squares by 10 squares
16" x 20" approx

Used the Rose & Hubble cotton

Now to get on and enjoy making more.
Come on Autumn lol