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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Baltimore Album ca 1847 fabric

Do you love the look of Baltimore Album quilts, and want to create your own?Or perhaps you would like to use the "cheater" prints in this fabric range to create an authentic looking reproduction without hours of appliqueing??You could easily piece blocks then use the flower designs as borders or feature fabrics. (Can you tell the original quilt was photographed to provide the fabric design?? The "fake applique" is quite realistic.)The ombre fabrics in this range (those are the ones that vary from light to dark across the bolt) are seriously accurate reproductions. Especially, for the Prussian blue print - the original Prussian blue fabrics were not colourfast. They looked fantastic, until they were washed. The ancient dyeing techniques cannot be replicated for safety reasons, so we cannot duplicate the bright blue that they obtained in the 1840s. However, our blues are colourfast, and more modern techniques are developed each year. I believe we are reaping the benefits in this fabric range.
Also available in fat quarter packs.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Brenda's pieces

Brenda makes what she wants to make.

She collects fabrics she likes and combines them with beautiful coloured threads (she especially likes the Signature variegated threads).

This quilt weighs quite a lot - it is heavily embellished with decorative machine stitching.

Thanks for showing us your work Brenda - we are all inspired.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Folk Art Village fabrics

Folk Art Village fabrics are now in store.

These prints would be perfect to separate rows of blocks in a strippy-quilt formation.

And I don't need to say what great borders they would make do I???

Now on sale for $19 per metre.

Get in fast - they are walking out the door - and why wouldn't they?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pretty Penelope quilt kit

Lorraine loved these Lakehouse fabrics so much, it was easy to design a quilt to showcase the stunning prints.

Featuring metallic "champagne" (it's not quite silver, not quite gold) on the black rose blocks, and border print and also with French-inspired prints, this quilt will last a lifetime!

Make Pretty Penelope for a 12 year old, and she will love it until she is 112.

Timeless, dateless fabrics.

Designed for a single bed or to go across a queen bed under the pillows.

Stocks are strictly limited. $118 plus postage.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Betty's show and tell

Betty made this quilt for a wedding present. "I hope they like it" she said.

Of course they will like it Betty! You made it for them, and it's infused with love. You wouldn't give a quilt gift to someone that wouldn't appreciate it. I know.

We love to see your show and tell - it's wonderful to see the fabrics transform from the shelves into draping quilts. Ah, I think I need to go and sew. :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sharyn's quilt

Sharyn whips up quilts like she is in a frenzy! I wonder how many she had made!!

Those are her feet sticking out at the bottom of the quilt. :)

This is made using the techniques Sharyn learnt in our 12 fat quarter quilt class.

See our class list for more details. Thank you for show and tell!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tuxedo - a stunning range

Stunning, striking, modern, classic, unique..... Your next project will pack the punch when you use these Tuxedo prints by Colour Concept.

We have taken these images from the artists original artwork designs. The top image is a photo of the actual fabrics.

The Tuxedo fabrics are reduced to the low price of $19 per metre.
Also available in fat quarter and fat eighth packs.

I can't decide if this colour is an antique gold or limey green... perhaps it works as either colour.

I can't wait to cut up these prints. Won't you join me?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Judy's challenge

Ssssh! We're not supposed to be showing you this yet!

It's Judy's challenge piece for.... (sorry, can't tell you, it's top secret!!)

But, Judy is so organised she is ready way ahead of time.

Thanks for sharing with us Judy! Beautiful, beautiful work.

Show and Tell

This is Tash's 3rd quilt, and it's also her 3rd "12 Fat Quarter Quilt".

Made for a friend's baby girl. Quilted by Deep Creek Quilting.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Huge Sale Starts Thursday

Our huge sale arrives just in time for Mother's Day!!!

25% off all PATCHWORK and QUILTING floor stock*!!! (including already reduced prices).

25% off all fabric, patterns, books, tools, threads and batting...

SALE starts 9:30am Thursday 5th May 2011, until 2pm Sunday 22nd May 2011.

How do you obtain a discount?
-visit us in store
-shop online

*Conditions apply:
- no rainchecks
- no discounts apply to Block Of The Month programs, laybys, special orders, on hold stock, classes, gift vouchers, cafe items and postage.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Term 2 classes

Term 2 classes kick off this Saturday!!

Would you like to make the Cobblestones quilt this weekend???

Click here - or on the link on the right hand side to view our entire class list for term 2.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Aboriginal fabrics

We are pleased to announce that the first bolts of fabric in the Aboriginal artwork collection have arrived in store! Real paintings by authentic Aboriginal artists have been printed onto fabric in a variety of colourways.

Not all Aboriginal fabrics are orange and black - these prints (and many more) reflect the colours in the natural landscapes all over Australia (deserts, rocks, coasts, forests).

We love combining these fabrics with Kaffe Fasset prints as well as solid quilter's muslins.

We will add to our in-store collection each month. By years end, we will have 50 different prints in stock!! Wow!!