Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Fabric in Store: Whitter Crossing

Whitter Crossing is a new line of fabric that has just arrived. This range is from Henry Glass and Co Fabrics and is $22 per metre. It was designed by Little Quilts and is a "Reflections of the South" Collection. This is a  beautiful collection of reproduction-style prints, paisleys and toiles in soft teals and pinks.










There is a free pattern on the Henry Glass and Co Fabric website.










DESIGNER: LITTLE QUILTS 

Since 1986, Little Quilts has published patterns and booklets for the quilting industry. Specializing in small, but not miniature quilts based on traditional doll quilts from the past, these designs have had worldwide appeal. Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson are partners who also have coauthored five books for Martingale, Inc. including a best seller, “Little Quilts All Through the House.” They have been contributors to many other books and are frequently in American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. Designing fabric lines for Henry Glass & Co. has given them the opportunity to provide vintage inspired collections with colours for today’s quilter.


By Popular demand, Little Quilts opened a retail store near the historic town of Marietta, Georgia. Located in a restored corn mill building built in 1947, the shop has a feeling of “days gone by.” Little Quilts was chosen as one of the Top Ten Quilt Shops in 2004 by American Patchwork & Quilting and attracts many visitors
Little Quilts website: http://www.littlequilts.com/
Little Quilts Blog: www.littlequilts.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Coupon - Valid 20th September until 3rd October 2010

For the remainder of this year we have introduced new coupons. You can photocopy these for your friends. They are only valid for a specific time which is stated on each voucher. Only one of each coupon per person and you must have the coupon with you at the time of purchase. Coupons are valid for in store use only.

The Below Coupon is vaild from the 20th September 2010 until the 3rd October  2010


Friday, September 17, 2010

New Fabric in Store: Oriental Traditions 7

A new collection of Japanese fabrics has just arrived. This is the Oriental Traditions 7 from Robert Kaufman. We have the entire collection and has already been selling quickly. Several of the designs are in a few different colour ways. The range is $23.50 per mt.

These are just a few of my favourites from this collection I can't wait to make a quilt using this collection!





Robert Kaufman has a free project on there website using this fabric range. They also have pictures of this quilt in the two different colour ways. The picture below is of the blue range.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bernina Club - Bolster Cushion

Today was our first Bernina Club. We were fortunate to have Thea Horsman from Bernina to teach this class today which was the Bolster Cushion. In this class we got to explore stitch building, thread couching, corded pin tucks and piping. Bernina Club is a great way to learn more about your Bernina Sewing Machine and to enjoy a day of sewing with a project either near finished or finished.

Here is Thea with two of the centre stitched pieces

These are some sample of the ladies centre stitched panels. The centre stitched panels we learn how to use the pattern end and start and pattern repeat


This is a picture of some of my corded pin tucks,  it was alot of fun using the twin needle (make sure you test the twin needle for clearance in the pressure foot - I have learnt the hard way!)


And here is a picture of my finished bolster cushion.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Coupon - Valid 6th September until 19th September 2010

For the remainder of this year we have introduced new coupons. You can photocopy these for your friends. They are only valid for a specific time which is stated on each voucher. Only one of each coupon per person and you must have the coupon with you at the time of purchase. Coupons are valid for in store use only.

The Below Coupon is vaild from the 6th September 2010 until the 19th September 2010