Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Quilting for Beginners Workshop.

Sue Largen has done us proud once again and put together this quilt for a beginners quilting class.  The first class for this quilt will take place this Saturday and is already full!  If you do wish to take part in making this quilt at the next available class then give us a ring and we will put your name on the list.  The class will be run on a Saturday, from 10am untill 4pm and Sue will guide you through step by step.  Kit needed; Sewing machine, basic Sewing kit and your lunch.  The class itself will cost £12 and materials can be purchased on the day. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Silk Mountain Crochet Hat

As Autumn is kicking in I have been feeling the urge to start with the hats again.  I have started with this simple crochet hat using Noro Silk mountain which at the moment is on special offer, and a snip at £2.79 (less than half RRP!). The pattern is in my head but if you would like me to try and remember it then just get in touch.  It took just one evening to complete, which is perfect for me as I have little attention span, and used just 2 balls of yarn plus some optional ribbon for decoration.  It is actually adult size but my Daughter Lara takes a nicer photo than me and models it perfectly.

Friday, 4 September 2009

How to do a Runner

How to do a Runner by Sue Largen.

Using the Charm pack pieces left over from the Marshside Medallion quilt and just half a yard of fabric for the backing and border Sue has designed this great table runner.  Both this runner and the Quilt will look fantastic in the same room using the runner on the coffee table and the quilt as a throw over the back of a chair.  I must add that depending on how you use the 2 charm packs for the quilt and the runner you should have enough squares left over to make a matching cushion using the same pattern as one of the blocks in the runner or just make a pattern up.  All in all, a proper bargain!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Marshside Medallion

I think we will all be in agreement that this is a stunning quilt. It is made and designed by Sue Largen for us using our Charm packs however the fabrics in it (as you may have been told over and over again by Bob) were all carefully selected by Bob then perfectly arranged by Sue.

To make the front it takes 120 5" squares, which is a pack and a bit but Sue has also designed a table runner to use up the extra squares, and a couple of yards worth of other complimenting fabrics for the borders etc. We do have the pattern in stock which you can find HERE. Thanks to Sue for this gorgeous quilt and pattern!

Welcome to our Blog

First things first I would like to say on behalf of all of us WELCOME to our long overdue blog and thank you for taking the time to check it out.

The aim for this blog is to keep you updated on all our goings on in store, such as: new products, event days, special offers, workshops, not forgetting ideas, lots of them, plus whatever else springs to mind. We also have so many beautiful things brought in to show us that we thought it would be a good way to do our customer gallery. Please feel free to keep sending us photos of what you have made, top tips and whatever else you think useful and we will try and add them and give you some well deserved credit.

We are finally getting straight from the Festival of Quilts. Thanks to those who came along to say hi; sorry if we did not have a chance to chat, it was however lovely to see you all. The show on the whole was brilliant and the launch of our charm rolls was a huge success so thank you, thank you, thank you!

The back room of the shop is looking slightly manic at the moment as we have in the builders putting in our indoor toilet so no more cold bums. When all the work is finished we hope to get our workshops underway which I will keep you updated on. We have some great ideas for them and now that Summer is coming to an end (what little there was of it) and the weather is changing, it is the best time to get started on some new projects.

Anyway must go as we have thirsty workers expecting a cuppa.
I hope you are all keeping well