Saturday, 18 December 2010

Snow Day!

Not much work getting done today, well unless you include snow angels.
  




11 inches of snow has fallen, we are open but please if you are planning on visiting us check the roads before you leave and drive safely.  Online and phone orders are being sent out as normal, however postal service may be slightly delayed.


Stay cosy!
Helen

Thursday, 2 December 2010

MORE Katia Ondas

Due to the high demand for Katia Ondas yarn I promised to put an update on the blog as soon as more become available.  Well, more have just arrived.  Given that the last order only lasted 9 days I must remind you to act quick if you want some.  To view this yarn on our website click HERE.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show

If you are planning on visiting the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show next week then please do pop over to our stand and see us.  Our stand number is C120 and once again it will be bursting at the seams with our new items and many special offers.

I can guarantee that even thought the name suggests that this is a knitting and stitching show there will still be SO much more to it than that.  It really is a great show.

Dates are 25th to 28th of November it is held at the Harrogate International Centre and the price of entry at the door will be Adult £14.00, Concessions £12.00, Children £6.00.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Katia Ondas Yarn

Katia Ondas yarn is now back in stock however it is selling super fast so be quick!  One ball makes one scarf, we will send a free scarf pattern when you purchase 2 or more balls.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

12 Days of Christmas by Nancy Halvorsen

12 Days of Christmas by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex




It is currently 49 sleeps till Christmas, I know because I am asked nearly every night before I put my daughters to bed.  So if you a looking for a quick Christmas project then this range from Nancy Halvorsen could be just the thing.  The fabrics in the range consist of Christmassy reds and greens as well as some lovely duck egg blues which all feature in the matching panel.

Panel is priced at £4.75(24" x 44") and the matching fabrics are all £1.75 per 1/4 or £5.99 for a full yard.  Have a look at the full range in all it's glory HERE.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Facebook

We finally have our own page on that little site called Facebook. Say hi to us HERE!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Scottish Quilt Championships


Once again chaos rules.  Throughout the past week we have been busy cutting, wrapping, rolling, folding and swearing all in aid of the Scottish Quilt Championships which is held this weekend in Edinburgh. We have put together many new fabric packs just for the show at prices to suit all budgets.
Fanciful - £6.90
In The Pink - £6.90
Good Tidings - £6.90

























Fat quarter packs contain fabrics from top vendors such as Red Rooster, Moda, Westminster Fibres, RJR, Lakehouse, Michael Miller, Benartex and others and start at £5.90 (6 fat quarters per pack).  We will have a huge range of fat quarter packs available to purchase as well as our Charm Packs, Charm Rolls and Jelly Rolls.

We will be at stand number 43, do pop by and say Hi!

Scottish Quilt Championships, Edinburgh
MacRobert Pavilions, Royal Highland Showground, EH28 8NB

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th September 2010
10:00am - 4:30pm
Theme for 2010: Blue & White Delight
Spectacular displays of hundreds of quilts from all over the world.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Araucania - Patagonia

It is at this time every year when I get an itch to start my crochet again.  I always start with a simple scarf or hat for one of my daughters so our newest delivery was perfectly timed and we just love the colours.


Araucania Patagonia is a 100% cotton yarn that is made in Peru and hand dyed in Chile.  We have 12 gorgeous shades in stock at a great price of £4.95 per 100g hank plus free postage when you order 10 hanks of the same shade.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Lunch Box Envy


Tutorial coming soon.

xxx

New Red Rooster

Mother Goose
Amy Barickman’s latest fabric collection is based upon the favorite childhood books, Mother Goose and Goosey Gander. The vintage illustrations of Mary LaFetra Russell are perfectly captured in these delightful fabrics.
 
Red Rooster - Mother Goose
£5.99 per full yard - £1.75 per fat 1/4

Glow
The large flowers used in the theme print for Gudrun Erla’s new group actually seem to glow as they appear illuminated within the design! Rich teal, dark olive, chocolate brown, warm apricot and golden tan set the color story for the collection.
Red Rooster - Glow
£5.99 per full yard - £1.75 per fat 1/4

All these fabrics can be found online HERE

Monday, 13 September 2010

Michael Miller


I have made a start getting all the new fabrics online and I could not resist sharing these ones first because I just luuurve them....

Michael Miller - Flora and Fauna
£5.99 per full yard - £1.75 per fat 1/4

Michael Miller - Zoology
£5.99 per full yard - £1.75 per fat 1/4

Michael Miller - Whimsy
£5.99 per full yard - £1.75 per fat 1/4

Michael Miller - Lil' Kingdom
(NOW SOLD OUT)

All available to buy online now HERE

Saturday, 11 September 2010

The Wedding

I have been quite neglectful with this blog lately and for that I apologize.  My summer was chaotic, but fantastic.  I got married!



After 13 years and 2 children we figured the time was right.  It was the perfect day.  Although, I would like to add for anyone planning on getting married, don't leave it till a few weeks before the big day to start making your bridesmaid dresses, I was fortunate enough to have very patient and pretty bridesmaids.

Following the wedding we packed up the car and drove down to France.  Disney was our first stop, happy kids = happy honeymooners.


Then due to the fact that our two little girls are fascinated by history, mainly WW2, we spent our second week in Normandy.  Two museums a day and an endless amount of bunkers and batteries, they loved it...




and I got a chance to do some stitching that did not involve satin or chiffon nor even need a sewing machine...

work in progress

Heaven.

Now though we are home, the girls are back at school, my husband and I are back to work and I have over 200 new fabrics waiting for me to put online....


Helen

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Festival of Quilts

If you are planning on visiting the Festival of Quilts at the NEC this week we are at stand F46 with masses of fabrics (many new in) and great special offers.  Please stop by and say hi, especially if we have not met you before as we love meeting our customers and putting a face to the name.  Look forward to seeing you there.

The Festival of Quilts is held at Birmingham NEC 19th to 22nd August
Opening Hours: 10.00am to 5.30pm (closes 5pm Sun).
Ticket prices at the door are - Adults £14.00, Concessions £13.00, Children £6.00

Friday, 25 June 2010

Christmas in July?

You can never start those Christmas projects too soon, so why wait?   Throughout July we are having special sale prices on all our Christmas Items. 




Thursday, 17 June 2010

A Quilt for Heroes

A few months ago we were lucky enough to be invited to the Fleetwood Patchworkers who are a small but very friendly and cheerful group.  We took along our fabrics and showed them a demonstration on how to do quick and easy applique stars, it was a great afternoon.  From showing them how to do just one star they managed to make a stunning quilt together as a group (shown above) in aid of the Quilts of Valour foundation.  A huge thank you to the Fleetwood Patchworkers for allowing us to share this and for being so welcoming.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Patriotic Plants

Oh my, is Bob pleased with himself today...


 I was pretty impressed with the effort.

...and it really suprised me considering he was born in Scotland!  Good job.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

New Jelly Roll


In Full Bloom Jelly roll is now online and priced and just £17.90...yummy!
It is made up of 20 fabrics (2 strips of each) from the In full bloom range by Red Rooster. 

Sunday, 16 May 2010

New Benartex

Le Petit Fleurette by Claire le Baron for Benartex.
Prices - £1.75 per 1/4 £5.99 per yard.  

City Girl Holiday by Kitty Yoshida for Benartex.  
Prices - £1.75 per 1/4 £5.99 per yard.

Cider Mill Road by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex
Prices - £1.75 per 1/4 £5.99 per yard.

All these new fabrics can be found HERE

Saturday, 15 May 2010

In Full Bloom

Many new fabrics have arrived in the past couple of weeks, they have been long awaited as they unfortunately became stuck due to the ash cloud.  Anyway, they are here now and beautiful.  Thought I would add this range first since the weather is picking up nicely and it compliments the season quite well.
  
The range is called In Full Bloom by Red Rooster and is priced at £1.75 per fat 1/4 and just £5.99 per full yard, there is 24 designs in stock.  24! I know, makes it quite hard to choose, so check out our packs...

 
Packs are priced at £8.90 and contain six In Full Bloom fat 1/4s (price equivalent to £1.65 per 1/4)

Quilts in the Spring


Would just like to inform you of a fantastic show taking place next weekend that we will be attending.  Every couple of years Southport Quilters present an Exhibition of Quilts in Birkdale, Southport.  During the two day event they display a huge amount of stunning quilts made by all their members in the Methodist Church and Church hall.  This year in addition to their usual display of quilts they will be including an 'Aspects of Spring' exhibition of suitcase quilts (quilts no larger than 24" x 24") plus fabrics, handicrafts, cushions and plants will all be available to purchase.  Refreshments will be available and might I add many very delicious homemade cakes.  All is in aid of various charities.  We are grateful to have been invited to join in and we will be bringing along many new fabrics and packs with some special offers just for the show.  Really worth a visit....Oh, did I mention the cakes? 

Times - Friday 21st May 10am to 6pm and Saturday 22nd May 10am to 5pm

Location - Church and Hall of the Methodist Church 
Liverpool Rd 
Birkdale, PR8 4PD
By car – 17 miles North of Liverpool, and a similar distance South of Preston. The car park entrance is on Sandon  Road, just round the corner from the church. Roadside parking is not metered.
By rail – Nearest stations are Birkdale and Hillside on the Northern Line. A bus service runs from the station in Birkdale Village and bus stops are very close to the venue. There is not a taxi rank or cab office in the village or Hillside.
By bus : – Local Bus numbers  49, 49A, 47
Liverpool-Preston service Bus number X2, a half hourly service. 

Admission - £1, with free admission for children under 12 accompanying an adult.  Entry is through the front door of the church.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Lecien Fabrics

New fabrics from Lecien are now in and online.  We have 13 designs in the Quilters Basics range, all priced at £5.99 per yard.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

A Little Bit of Praise

...for Margaret Kiff, one of our busiest quilters. Every week there seems to be a new quilt made and here is her latest offering.


Margaret used fabrics from the much loved Aster Manor range by Moda to make this beautiful quilt.  To see more of Margaret's quilts click HERE.

Thank you Margaret, we love it!

Monday, 8 February 2010

New Class

Beginners Medallion Sampler Class with Sue Largen.


After the success of her last workshop, Sue has designed another quilt suitable for all levels of skill, particularly beginners.  The workshop will take place various Saturday's starting this weekend from 10am till 4pm and cost £15 per session payable to Sue.   Other dates available so far are; 6th March, 3rd April and 17th April. For more info and requirements phone us on 01704 212257.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

New Heavenly Halves!

We have had a very busy Bob this week.  He has been concentrating on putting together lots of different new Heavenly Halves packs ...now, we love it when he has something to keep him busy but we do NOT love having to put everything away after him (we learn to forgive this when we see the lovely packs).

Here are just a few to tempt...

 
 Cottage Charm £14.90 - Safari Nights £14.90
Papillion £14.90


Moda Touch of Morris £17.90 - Japanese Taupes £14.90
Japanese Florals £14.90


Flower Market £14.90 - Sugar and Spice £14.90
Puppy Dog Tales £14.90

Moda Authentic £17.90 - Quilters Basics £17.90
Moda Santorini £17.90

All these packs contain six 1/2 yard pieces and more new packs can be found HERE