The "Little Houses" printed panel is so funky! Brilliant for a beginner or someone who wants a fun, quick project.
Use simple stitching skills to outline various features and then quilt in the ditch for a wonderful cot or lap quilt.
And then bind in one of the gorgeous co-ordinating fabrics! How good is that? And perfect for doing indoors with the aircon on! ;-) (We're not silly!)
We've found a new wholesaler of the Karen Kay Buckley range and hope never to be out of stock again! All items back in stock plus we've added two of her pairs of scissors ..... but the little ones sold out the first day we put them on the shelf! Yes, we'll be ordering more - they are fantastic!
For those of you who don't know the Karen Kay Buckley range, Karen started using Mylar washers to make her applique circles about 10 years ago. They worked so well she started manufacturing them herself! They are heat resistant and make.... well, perfect circles for machine or hand applique.
Each set of Perfect Circles includes four of each circles ranging in size from 7/16” to 2” for a total of 60 circles. Also included in the package is a ring to store the circles, and detailed directions along with step-by-step pictures.
Of course those sizes weren't enough for us so Karen made Bigger Perfect Circles which includes 20 templates sized from 2 1/4" to 4 1/2". There are 2 of each size therefore 10 sizes plus the Instructions for making the perfect circles. Now we're talking!!
But what do I do about leaves, grapes, flower petals and other oval shapes? Why, you use your Perfect Ovals, of course! :-) They're made from the same heat resistant plastic as the Perfect Circles so you can use them with an iron on a medium heat setting. Inside each package are detailed directions along with 20 ovals, 10 sizes, 2 of each size.
And if we're making leaves and flower petals, we probably want to make some stems too! And so you shall with Perfect Stems! 5 sizes of stems from a little over 1/2", 3/8", 1/4", a little over 1/8" and 1/8" wide can be made using these tools.
And here's a link to an inspirational tale of Karen Kay Buckley and shows how to make a Perfect Circle.
We've some lovely little gifts in stock or arriving over the next few weeks.
How about these cute sewing kits in the dotty tin? Everything shown comes in the kit, including the quick unpick and the needle threader! A great little stocking filler or Kris Kringle.
And I forgot to take a photo of the pink gingham wrist pin cushion - for a whole $2!! I love wrist pin cushions - I don't lose it under tons of fabric then!
This Quilter's Journal is lovely! Do you keep a record of your quilts? I've photo's of most of mine but must make it a project to get them all into my Quilter's Journal this Christmas break. How lovely to look back and remember your quilts and who they were made for .... and to see your quilting journey. Sharon did tell me the price but I was a little distracted with cutting the Scrappy Chooks' kits at the time but they're about $14/$15 each - a lovely gift.
And then we found a great special at the AQM over the weekend and can offer these beautiful Rainbows to you at $40 each (usually $49.50). Rainbows are basically jelly rolls, just made by another company. There were 3 Christmas ones but one sort of snuck itself into my bag and is sitting here on my table being properly admired as I type. Can't wait to make a project with it! Should I do the Jelly Roll Race (1600 quilt)? Or should I try another Jelly Roll pattern....... Decisions, decisions! What a great gift for a buddy or family member!
"What's rolling in?" I hear you ask. Our purchases from the Australian Quilt Market in Melbourne which is our trade show. Oh, did we have a wonderful time and find some treasures for you all!
These are some of the patterns and pre-printed stitcheries we couldn't resist from Natalie Bird's stall. (The Birdhouse).
Fresh, contemporary and downright gorgeous! Well, that's how I feel about Moda's new range : Wrens & Friends by designer Gina Martin. We have nearly the entire range, only missing a few bolts mostly in the brown.
And, of course we have the perfect patterns to inspire you too. :-) Make it Perfect Fab Frocks, Make it Perfect Bambino and others would look brilliant made up in this range.
It's time for another PPP night!!!! We loved the last one and all managed to get loads done.... and there was only a little chatting.... honestly! ;-))) Sharon and I even managed to get into the shop on time the next morning! How good was that?? :-))
What's a PPP night, I hear you ask..... a Pizza, Pink Champagne and Piecing night!! That's right - we're having another girls' night in at Avonleigh on Friday, 13 December from 6pm until midnight.
What's the deal? Cost is $15 per head which includes the pizza, tea/coffee, something sweet and a glass of bubbly! Yes, we're including a glass of bubbly each in the price this time. BYO soft drink and..... your project to work on, of course! :-))))
So come and chill out amongst friends while working on a project. Very Casual!! In fact, you can even come in your jammies if you want!!
Twelve places only. Pop in to book your place at this social evening. Payment required with booking as we need to pre-pay the lovely Rebel's pizza man.
We couldn't resist a few small samplers either : the dragonflies on navy and the Birds and Blossoms on white. They're too cute and I can't wait to make them!
And we now have the Sampler panel in the glorious dark red you can see in the photo.
I have to stop now because I need to get home and start stitching!! These are just too gorgeous!
Scrumptious, the new Moda range by designers Bonnie & Camielle, is now in stock! We've cherry-picked some stunning diagonal pinstripes in the freshest colours, as well as two prints to go with them.
So fresh, flirty and fun - these fabrics are going to walk out of the shop so make sure you don't lose out. There are jelly rolls to go with the range too.