Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at
Berrima Patchwork

Monday, December 24, 2012

Handmade Christmas Presents

REPOSTED FROM 2012
Every year I try to make something for all the kids in the family. They always get so many toys that I like to give them something handmade that they can enjoy. Previous years they have received quilts, backpacks, Christmas stockings and more. I thought I would make them something that was personalised and be fun for them this year.

Kids Pillows

This year each of the kids received a pillow with their names on them.. The letters where cut out of the fabric with Steam a Seam 2 on them, then ironed onto the background fabric. I then satin stitched around each of the letters. Once the borders were added I backed the pillows with some of the Shannon's Cuddle - this is a polyester fabric, which wears really well, is excellent in the wash and has that cuddle feel to it. 

Kids Pillows
They look pretty good, but there is one more fun element to them. I use Superior Threads NiteLite Extra Glow Thread to stitch around all the letters. Once the lights are out the fun begins! This is a great way to get the kids to turn out the lights. The NiteLite Thread is available in several different colours and we have them all in stock at Berrima Patchwork.

Pillow
For Zara's Pillow I used the purple and pink NiteLite Thread

Pillow
For Toby's Pillow I used the blue, yellow and purple NiteLite Thread

This is an image from Superior Threads showing how the different NiteLite Threads "glow"


Superior Threads states "Charge it with natural or artificial light for a few seconds and watch it glow for up to 6 hours, night after night. NiteLite ExtraGlow 40 wt. polyester and is dryer and iron safe (low/med. heat). Recommended for quilting and embroidery. Available in six shades: Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink, Purple, and White. The thread glows the color of children's glow-in-the-dark toys. White glows the brightest."

A couple of tips if you try to make these pillows.
  • Get letters that look great I enlarged an alphabet that when I traced them they didn't look too good so I changed the alphabet to another one. 
  • Don't forget to trace the letters in MIRROR IMAGE onto the steam a seam.
  • If you use a thicker thread - use a larger eye needle on your sewing machine. 
  • Use a good stabilizer when sewing the satin stitch. 
  • If you are using a polyester thread, don't place a "hot" iron onto it  - I learnt this on a previous project, some of those threads melt really easily, but so far I haven't melted any from Superior Threads.
  • The glow in the dark thread is great to find out if you have left out sewing any of the letters - I forgot to sew inside some of the a's. 
  • You don't have to use a glow in the dark thread, variegate threads can look fantastic. 
  • And lastly make sure you spell the kids name correctly (no I didn't make a mistake but when I was tracing all the letters I did forget to trace a few of them!)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sweet Treat for Christmas

Yummy Christmas offerings from the Gumnut Patisserie, our favourite sweet place to visit here in the Southern Highlands!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Opening Hours

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas is nearly here. All of us at Berrima Patchwork would like to thank you for your support over 2013 and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and please if you are out of the roads or travelling have a safe holiday.

We do have special opening and closing hours over this holiday break.
Holiday Opening Hours
Monday 24th December to Thursday 27th December - CLOSED
Friday 28th December to Sunday 30th December - OPEN 10am - 4pm
Monday 31st December - Open 10am - 3pm
Tuesday 1st January and Wednesday 2nd January - CLOSED
Resuming normal hours from Thursday 3rd January
 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Morris Apprentice Pre-Cuts

All the new Morris Apprentice Pre-Cuts are now available in Store. We have layer cakes, jelly rolls and charm packs available. This is the latest Morris inspired collection from Barbara Brackman. To see the full range of fabrics and to place to order CLICK HERE 




Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Kaffe Fassett Book in Store!


New book from Kaffe Fasset now in store - Kaffe Quilts Again: 20 Favorite Quilts In New Color way.

Readers are treated to 20 all-new versions of Kaffe's favorite patterns. This flawless how-to guide features an array of new fabrics and expanded colors. Complete instructions for creating museum quality quilts that will become family treasures. We have several of these books available in store and they are a great price. We have these books available for purchase on our website by CLICKING HERE 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Present

Christmas is approaching........ and we would like to get you organised! How often do you get the gift you don't want? So we have made it easy, print off the image below and give it to your loved ones so they know what you want. A Berrima Patchwork Gift Voucher can be purchased in store or online and is valid for 1 year. They can be used on anything in the store including sewing machines, workshops and more. CLICK HERE to purchase a voucher

Gift Voucher


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Morris Fabric - Special Offer

We have just heard that the new Morris Apprentice from Barbara Brackman is about to be shipped out to us!



SO AS A SPECIAL OFFER we have loaded this range onto our website and until Saturday 8th December 10am if you pre-order any of the fabrics in this range (excluding pre-cuts) you will receive a bonus 15% off! Offer only available to orders placed online and will be shipped on Monday! CLICK HERE to view this collection.





 CLICK HERE to view this collection and to place an order with Berrima Patchwork.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Fabric in Store - Age of Elegance

Age of Elegance is the latest in new fabric collections to arrive at Berrima Patchwork. 
The full collection can be view HERE



Age of Elegance is a range of designs inspired by the work of Alphonse Mucha. Born in Bohemia in 1860 his most influential work was created in Paris, where he lived for 20 years at the turn of the 19th century and an inspiring place to be at the fin-de-si├Ęcle. Today Alphonse Mucha is recognised for bridging the gap between high art and the commercial world. He was extremely versatile and produced posters, silverware and jewellery, as well as wallpapers and borders. Mucha’s designs incorporating the decorative Art Nouveau woman have become synonymous with this style, as he glamorized and feminized the female form. He often used Eastern forms and symbols and used a very sophisticated interpretation of colour and decoration based on natural forms, to create his very unique decorative Art Nouveau style.

  
This range is available in two different colourways.

 
The full collection is now available for purchase from Berrima Patchwork. To view this collection CLCIK HERE

Saturday, December 1, 2012

30% OFF FABRIC SALE TODAY!

 One day sale today only Saturday 1st December  
Instore from 10am till 4pm.
30% off ALL FABRICS* IN STORE AND ONLINE 
(including pre-cuts and fat quarters)
21 Old Hume Highway, Berrima NSW
Online store at www.berrimapatchwork.com.au 
 
 

We are also offering this discount on all fabrics* on our online store. For orders placed via the website, orders can be placed from 12:00am Saturday 1st December (EST) until 11:59pm Saturday 1st December (EST). These orders will then be processed on Sunday, stock is subject to availability and will be posted out on Monday 3rd December - no pick up option is available before Monday 3rd December on these online orders. 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. 
 
*Excludes Batting/Wadding /Vliesofix/Pellon/Interfacing  and fabrics that are already on special. MINIMUM CUT FROM FABRIC OFF THE BOLT 50cm & NO CUTTING OF FAT QUARTERS ON SALE DAY No further discount can be applied to these fabrics including stash club discount.
Front Picture Berrima Patchwork
 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Women of Courage BOM

  NEW BLOCK OF THE MONTH
 
Women of courage block of the month

Berrima Patchwork is proud to present this new Block of the Month - Women of Courage. Starting in January this is a 12 month block of the month which features "The Women of Courage" fabric collection designed by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics. This fabric range contains luscious floral prints, beautiful tonal blenders and a breathtaking color palette of brown, tan, red, teal and green. The 12 month BOM is special because each block from the program corresponds to a brave and courageous woman in world history. Together, they create a spectacular Block of the Month. Enjoy learning a little bit about history as you sew with this gorgeous collection. The fabrics shown in the quilt above will be the same fabrics you will be receiving in the block of the month. The quilt is large and easily fits a king size bed, finished the quilt measures 98" (249cm) Square and the BOM includes the pattern and fabric for the top of the quilt and binding.
We require an initial payment of $100 and then $34 per month for the following 11 months (total charge of $474 which includes postage and handling). The block of the month will start at the beginning of January. This quilt is also available as a complete kit and will be $420 (including shipping), orders for this complete kit at this price must be in by the 17th December. The Pattern is available for $105 and includes shipping. For further details and to sign up CLICK HERE

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bernina Sewing Machine Specials

Bernina Christmas Specials are now available. If you are looking at a new sewing machine this is the time to look as there are some fantastic specials on offer. CLICK HERE to view these special deals or see us in store for future details about these machines and to place orders.

Bernina Christmas Promotion

Monday, November 26, 2012

30% Off SALE


Birthday Cake 2 Clip Art
The end of this month, marks our 5 year anniversary since we re-opened the doors to Berrima Patchwork. In 5 years there have been some major changes from 1000 bolts of fabric to now over 6000 on offer. We expanded the shop to include 3 large rooms full of fabric, a new classroom and more.
 
To mark 5 years we are having a SALE. One day sale on Saturday 1st December  10am till 4pm.
30% off ALL FABRICS* IN STORE AND ONLINE (including pre-cuts and fat quarters)
21 Old Hume Highway, Berrima NSW
Online store at www.berrimapatchwork.com.au

We are also offering this discount on all fabrics* on our online store. For orders placed via the website, orders can be placed from 12:00am Saturday 1st December (EST) until 11:59pm Saturday 1st December (EST). These orders will then be processed on Sunday, stock is subject to availability and will be posted out on Monday 3rd December - no pick up option is available before Monday 3rd December on these online orders. 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. 
 
*Excludes Batting/Wadding /Vliesofix/Pellon/Interfacing  and fabrics that are already on special. MINIMUM CUT FROM FABRIC OFF THE BOLT 50cm & NO CUTTING OF FAT QUARTERS ON SALE DAY No further discount can be applied to these fabrics including stash club discount.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Fabric in Store: Under The Australian Sun Classic

This is a new collection of Under The Australian Sun using some of the designed from the previous UTAS collection but they have been re-coloured in this "Classic" colour way.

      
In this collection they have also re-printed the original large waratah in the black and this has also now been printed with a cream background.


This fabric collection has been very popular and won't last long!
We have loaded this new range onto our online store and you can view it by Clicking Here or go to  http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/category/fabric-by-type/under-the-australian-sun/

Saturday, November 24, 2012

New Kit - Touch of Winter

New Kit in Store - Touch of Winter. This is a great quilt made up of Flannel Fabrics. It measures approximately 76½” x 83” (210cm x 195cm) and is easy to piece together.


 It is available to purchase from our Berrima Patchwork Online Store by Clicking Here 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Fabric in Store - Double Chocolat

This new collection Double Chocolat is now available in Store. Designed by 3 Sisters for Moda it is sure to please. The range features the warm shades of rich, dark chocolate, cherry, caramel and vanilla bean. To view the full collection CLICK HERE

 The Collection features several large florals and matching coordinates.

We have loaded this collection onto the Berrima Patchwork Website and it can be view by Clicking here. We also have Jelly Rolls and Charm packs are also available in this collection.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mini Kits on SALE

A special offer for our facebook and blog friends. We are offering 15% off our Mini Kits at Berrima Patchwork. To view these kits CLICK HERE

These kits are a great quick project and idea for those just starting out in patchwork who want to work on something that is small and easy to do. The kits include everything that you need to complete the project including fabric for the top of the quilt, backing fabric and batting, threads and embellishments are also included.
Just in time for Christmas, we have a selection of Christmas ornaments and stockings as part of these mini kits. These make for a great present and you can have them finished in no time!


These kits can be view on the Berrima Patchwork Website.  
To view these kits and to place an order CLICK HERE
This special offer of 15% off these kits will expire at the end of 17th November 2012.
This offer is only valid on orders placed via our website (if you are a local you can pick these up from in store without having to pay any shipping!). This offer is not valid with any other specials or discounts.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Fabric - Paula Nadelstern

At the International Fall Quilt Market in Houston this year there were some amazing displays showing the newest in fabric, books, notions and everything quilting.


 Paula Nadelstern always has a great display that never disappoints. Last year at market Paula had created this balls using her new fabrics for Benartex and used  beads, sequins and more to embellish them. When I saw them I just stopped, they were so beautiful. This year Paula has incorporated these balls/spheres with  several quilts designed by different quilters using her fabric collections for Benartex. I for one had always loved Paula's fabrics but had the problem of not knowing just what to do with them. It was great to see the different quilts, in a variety of styles to see how the fabric could be used. It was a great display and below are some photos that I took.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Fabric - Anastasia by Leesa Chandler

At the International Quilt Market in Houston Leesa Chandler released details of her new Culture Club Fabric Collection: Anastasia for Robert Kaufman. This will be the third collection as part of the Culture Club Story.
Anastasia is inspired by the textiles and architecture of historic Russia. Paisleys, Folkart Roses, Temples, Glassware and Traditional Costumes all played a part in the inspiration behind the range.
Leesa has once again created several patterns which were designed to use the fabrics from this collection including this cutie mouse and pin cushion
 This collection has two different colourways and will be available in shop in February 2013.
 This is the panel that is part of this new collection
 Love this stripe fabric.
The mauve/purple colourway. Both the colourways do have the gold accents on the fabrics.

 
 This was a fabric pattern that I was unsure of then saw that it could be cut into square blocks, and of course I start thinking of quilting designs it could be used in.

 
 The allover paisleys are one of my favourite patterns in this new collection.
Keep an eye out for this to be in store in February.