20 August, 2009

New mag on the block!

Today we received a new magazine, one that we have never heard of before - Irish Quilting. Now for reasons only known to our magazine supplier, they have decided to send us this new magazine starting with Vol 1 issue 4 - ours is not to reason why!?! It is hard to tell how good a new magazine is going to be from only one issue, time will tell - but so far it looks good. Lovely photography, glossy pages - more like a soft book than a magazine which is great if you like to re-read (again and again!) your magazines like we do!! It is also nice to have a bookshelf full of soft books rather than mags.

An article about Gail Lawther, a great designer of Celtic Knot's and other Celtic quilting.

A good 'art quilt' using what they call 'inchies', from my quick look they are 1" mini quilts/embellished squares to give your quilt a 3D effect - very clever and an easy way to add another dimension.

A nice pattern for a table runner.
A simple scrap quilt pattern - but what a great photo of the castle!
We have four copies of the magazine in stock ($11.90). If you want a copy reserved, of this or any other magazine, please email or phone and we will put it to one side for you.

12 August, 2009

"I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow....

sing a rainbow tooooooooo!" :-) Sorry, couldn't resist that - rest assured that you are far better off reading our singing than being here to listen to it! The reason we are bursting into song? This beautiful fabric has just arrived, called the 'Rainbow' range, we have Rainbow Poppy, Rainbow Rose, Rainbow Lily....and so on. There are 6 luscious colours and they are only $22.50 per metre. As a special offer, buy half a metre of the 6 fabrics for only $60, that works out at only $20 a metre!so, now can you understand why we were singing?? Isn't it beautiful?

Thanks for reading, we have some great batiks to put up in the next few days, a whole range of graduated fabrics, and we will have another special offer for them!

04 August, 2009

Fabrics with a 'Flourish'!

We love opening boxes - especially when we know they contain new fabrics! These stunning Robert Kaufman fabrics are always popular. Each year we see a new range and we always think they could never get any better, yet each year they do!

The three on the left are from his 'Holiday Flourish' range and all have a gold over metallic finish. They make you think of Christmas without being obviously 'Christmas fabrics'.

The two on the right are called 'Imperial Fusions' and we have sold a lot of these over the past few years, they are so versatile and gorgeous!

Holiday Flourish are $29.50 per metre and Imperial Fusions are $30.50 per metre. We think the Holiday Flourish would make up as a beautiful fussy cut or stack and whack quilt with the other two as compliments.