Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Free Pattern 12" Block: Windblown

This weeks free 12" Block pattern from Berrima Patchwork is Windblown.

Windblown

Use 3 different fabrics to create this block. It's easy to do and uses up all those scraps that you have. You can also use charm squares to create this block - just trim them down. The colours were suggest by one of our facebook friends. Enjoy.

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http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/windblown/
 
To view previous free 12" patterns you can go to our website free pattern list
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Friday, August 26, 2011

SALE: Online and in Store This Saturday

WE KNOW MANY OF YOU ARE LOOKING AT PLACING YOUR ORDERS VIA OUR ONLINE SHOP ON SATURDAY. PLEASE READ BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON PLACING AN ONLINE ORDER


If you place an order via our website you will need to enter the code "SALE" in the discount code box either when you view your cart or upon checkout. When you do this the discount should be applied (fingers crossed) to all products in your cart and anything you add further. If it doesn't, don't panic, as long as your order was placed on Saturday 27th August between 12am and 11:59pm (EST - Sydney, Australia Time) We will process your order with this discount applied. If you are a stash club member please enter your number when you are at checkout. It must be your number (no someone else's) and the order must be going to the address that corresponds with the stash club membership card. Orders will only be taken online for products that have been loaded onto the online shop, we know this is not our entire range of products but it is a large selection of it. We will not be taking any special orders over the internet on this day, sorry. If it's not on the site we can't take an order for it. Postage will be applied to all orders unless a total of over $100 is reached once all discounts have been removed, in which case you will receive free shipping.

Saturday 27th August 2011
10am till 4pm
 25% off STOREWIDE* For Berrima Patchwork Stash Club Members
20% off STOREWIDE* for Non Members
 50cm minimum cut off the bolt in store on this day
We are having a sale storewide on Saturday 27th August. There will be 25% off storewide* for Berrima Stash Club Members and 20% off for Non Members. Stash club Members MUST PRESENT YOUR CARD  to receive the extra discount, please no using someone elses card! There is a minimum cut off the bolt of 50cm on this day, however we will have a large section of pre-cuts for your convenience.
The extra discount applies for Berrima Patchwork Stash Club Members who have signed up PRIOR to Wednesday 24th August 2011.
We are also offering this discount to all items* on our online store. For orders placed via the website, orders can be placed from 12:00am Saturday 27th August (EST) until 11:59pm Saturday 27th August (EST). These orders will then be processed on Sunday, stock is subject to availability and will be posted out on Monday the 29th August - no pick up option is available before Monday 29th August on these online order. Unfortunately if an item has sold out we may not be able to process the order. Standard shipping costs will apply to all orders.
We will not be able to take phone orders on this day - the sale only applies to orders placed online or in store. For stash club members please enter your stash club membership number while placing the order and the additional discount will be applied when your order is being processed. Sale for online sales applies to the items that are on our website - no special order will be accepted on this day.
*This sale excludes Bernina and Bernette Sewing Machines and Overlockers, Bernina Accessories, Bernina and Berrima Stash Club Membership, Gift Vouchers and Classes
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SATURDAY

Thursday, August 25, 2011

SALE This Saturday

THIS SATURDAY IS SALE DAY!
Saturday 27th August 2011
10am till 4pm
 25% off STOREWIDE* For Berrima Patchwork Stash Club Members
20% off STOREWIDE* for Non Members
 50cm minimum cut off the bolt in store on this day
We are having a sale storewide on Saturday 27th August. There will be 25% off storewide* for Berrima Stash Club Members and 20% off for Non Members. Stash club Members MUST PRESENT YOUR CARD  to receive the extra discount, please no using someone elses card! There is a minimum cut off the bolt of 50cm on this day, however we will have a large section of pre-cuts for your convenience.
The extra discount applies for Berrima Patchwork Stash Club Members who have signed up PRIOR to Wednesday 24th August 2011.
We are also offering this discount to all items* on our online store. For orders placed via the website, orders can be placed from 12:00am Saturday 27th August (EST) until 11:59pm Saturday 27th August (EST). These orders will then be processed on Sunday, stock is subject to availability and will be posted out on Monday the 29th August - no pick up option is available before Monday 29th August on these online order. Unfortunately if an item has sold out we may not be able to process the order. Standard shipping costs will apply to all orders.
We will not be able to take phone orders on this day - the sale only applies to orders placed online or in store. For stash club members please enter your stash club membership number while placing the order and the additional discount will be applied when your order is being processed. Sale for online sales applies to the items that are on our website - no special order will be accepted on this day.
*This sale excludes Bernina and Bernette Sewing Machines and Overlockers, Bernina Accessories, Bernina and Berrima Stash Club Membership, Gift Vouchers and Classes
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SATURDAY

Monday, August 22, 2011

Free Pattern 12" Block: Thrifty

Another free block pattern and I thought it could be another block without triangles. This week's block is called Thrifty and features only squares!

Thrifty Quilt Block

The colours for this block were suggested by one of our friends on facebook. If you have a particular colour you would like us to create the sample you can suggest it on facebook. The sample was made up using 3 colours however you can make it using only 2 different fabrics OR you can make it with a large selection of fabrics to give it the scrappy look. Enjoy!

having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/thrifty/

To view previous free 12" patterns you can go to our website free pattern list
having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free patterns
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/

Friday, August 19, 2011

Show and Tell: Bernina Club

The ladies last week in Bernina Club brought in some of their finished work. It is always great to see finished pieces as everyone's work is always different.
These are some bags that the ladies made from the Bobbin Class. These bags were made using shirring elastic. Don't they look great. I have made the pictures large so you can make out the detail on the bags. Dianne even put a zipper in the top of her bag. Often people use shirring on dresses but in the club I wanted to create a small project that used the method but gave it a "modern" spin on it.
Shirring
Shirring Bag
Also in the couching class we worked on a pillow. Using a design already printing onto the fabric the ladies placed a thicker thread in their bobbin (we do this as the thread will not go through the needle) Different threads were used including DMC Stranded Cotton, Razzle Dazzle by Superior Threads and others. These are two of the pillow that were made on the day. The first one was sewn using the Stranded Cotton - what a great effect, the second was sewn using the Razzle Dazzle thread. The Bernina Sewing Machine make it easy to Bobbin Draw as you can easily change the tensions on the bobbin case. The ladies on the day got to play with the tension on these bobbin cases.
Pillow
pillow

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Bernina Club: Free Motion Couching

Last Sunday we had our latest Bernina Club. We were using the foot #43 which is a Free Motion Couching Foot. This is a great foot to use when you which to free motion a cord, ribbon or other types of thick threads onto an item. As the cord goes through the foot all you need to do is simply sew - make sure that the cord does go through the foot and isn't too thick!
We first all made a pillow case which feature the cord sewn onto using a persons name or the words dream. In the second half of the class we worked with several different fibres/cords and used several of the cording feet that Bernina makes. Various different methods of cording was explored with a free for all on the cords and designs. Here are some photos of the finished products
pillow casePillow Case

free motionpillow case

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Show and Tell

Last year we were fortunate to have Michele Hill teaching for us twice. Jan over the weekend brought in her finished quilt. She took Michele's class - Morris Garden in November and has finished her quilt (she also quilted it herself). It is always great when we see finished quilts come into the shop, even though they can all be the same design, everyone uses different fabrics which gives the quilt it's own character. Thanks Jan for bringing it in to show us.
Morris Garden





Monday, August 15, 2011

Free Pattern 12" Block: Antique Tile

Antique Tile
This week's free pattern from Berrima Patchwork has no triangles! Antique Tile is made up of only squares and rectangles. It is 2 1/2" strip friendly, just add a 4 1/2" Square and you have all your fabrics for this block. I've often found that sometimes when I have made up a jelly roll quilt I have a couple of the strips leftover at the end, this block can use those up! Enjoy
having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/antiquetile/

To view previous free 12" patterns you can go to our website free pattern list
having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free patterns
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/
 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Free 12" Block: Friendship Star

This week's free 12" pattern from Berrima Patchwork is the Friendship star. It has part of the same type of pattern used in last week's free block (Pinwheel) however a different layout and some full squares have been added. Enjoy.

Friendship Star

having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/pinwheel/
To view previous free 12" patterns you can go to our website free pattern list
having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/

Monday, August 1, 2011

Free 12" Block: 3 Blocks from 1 pattern Series (Pinwheel)

Not one, not two but THREE blocks this week. When I was sewing this block together, before sewing the final 4 blocks I played with the layout and saw several other designs that can be created, which is why this week there are 3 different blocks for you. They all use the same pieces, and you can can all three blocks from 3 fat quarters (either American fats or Aussie Fat quarters).

This is the first block that is a pinwheel design
Block 1

Below is the second  and third block
Block 2       Block 3

having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/pinwheel/

having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/block2/
 
having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/block3/

To view previous free 12" patterns you can go to our website free pattern list
having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/