Designed by Caroline Alfreds for 3 Wishes, this new quality fabric is a must for making beautiful quilts and home décor accessories. Featuring a whimsical patchwork of folk fabrics with flowers and butterflies in deep greens and vibrant pinks it is just perfect for patchwork and quilting, tops and t-shirts requiring some structure, accessories and home decor.
Plus you can download a FREE quilt pattern using this collection on the 3 Wishes website!
We love Bev Mayo’s handy cutting mat bag, and so do our customers! The log cabin design is easy to master with Bev’s helpful YouTube tutorials, and the padding ensures your cutting mat travels well and is protected. Why not get prepared for when both you and your craft supplies can hit the road again!
The bag will fit a 24” x 18” cutting mat with the actual size of the bag being 20” x 24” (51cm x 60cm). There is room to spare for your cutting ruler and other items so creating patchwork on the move is made a little easier, and you can easily store all your tools together. The log cabin pattern (and the rest of the bag) is made from four light tone and four dark tone fabrics. You can use your favourite colour scheme – purple and teal are very popular choices. This is also the perfect project to use up your scraps.
Here’s what you’ll need:
25cm of three light tone fabrics
1m of another light tone fabric
25cm of two dark toned fabrics
50cm of two more dark toned fabrics
2 pieces of calico (25″ x 21″)
2 pieces of wadding (25″ x 21″)
2 small pieces of wadding (2″ x 37″)
These are some of our collections that have been used to create this bag by our customers –
The weather here has been so dreary that we can’t help thinking of Noah’s Ark. Nutex’s Little Noah collection of fabric and patterns has been very popular over the last few weeks, so we can’t be the only ones! As the drizzle continues, we’ve decided to take 10% off the whole collection, and we’ve thrown in a few other animal themed goodies too.
And we’ve also discounted Stylecraft’s Wondersoft Merry Go Round. 100% premium self-striping acrylic available in both brights and pastels. Only £3.60 per 100g and just perfect for baby and toddler knitting patterns.
Elizabeth’s Studio have some amazing digital print landscape fabrics – I’m sure you all have at least one fat quarter stashed away somewhere! 😂 😉
How about gathering up all those leftover landscapes and trying one of the free table runner patterns designed especially for this collection from the Elizabeth’s Studio extensive project gallery? I particularly like the summer version below, it really makes me want to hide from this cold weather somewhere more exotic.
Check out the other variations and details – https://buff.ly/2H3lack You can also purchase even more glorious landscapes to complete your project here: https://buff.ly/31vTK8x
Bees seem to continue to be on-trend in 2020. Who doesn’t love reminding of summer and the importance of these little winged visitors to our gardens? We’re delighted to have new stock of this wonderful collection from DT-K Signature at Studio E. The palette consists of golden yellows, creams and warm browns. Buzzing bees, bee hives and honeycomb designs are some of the coordinates for this line. The feature print is a block pattern with six ten-inch blocks that all feature a different scene.
We’ve got oodles of ideas for projects using this charming fabric, AND Studio E have designed a free quilt pattern to show this fabric off to it’s full potential.
The instructions provided are very clear and comprehensive making this lovely quilt achievable by any enthusiastic beginner.
You can find it here – and make sure you have a look at some of the other free projects offered by Studio E while you’re there.
Just in time for all your Valentine’s projects – Lewis & Irene’s Threaded With Love has 30% off!! A lovely collection of romantic crafty themed fabrics, plus you can find two wonderful FREE patterns using them over on the Lewis & Irene website.
Show season has started, do come and visit our stand and take a look at our fantastic range of craft products. On the 1st to 4th August we will be exhibiting at The Festival of Quilts Birmingham, and are delighted to offer you the ability to buy discounted tickets to this event using the following unique code FESTIVAL173. Check out the pinned post at the top of our Facebook page to find out how to win a pair of tickets. Then on 29th to 31st August you will find us at West Country Quilt & Textile Show, Bristol.
If you fancy learning a new craft or furthering your skills in something you currently do, we offer a wide range of regular classes and one-off workshops. New classes for July to December 2019 are being added to our website daily, these can be booked immediately. Click Here to see the latest information
Giving something back…… This month we are pleased to support the following events: on Wednesday 12th June Frances Bulmer was joined by some generous folks to make heart shaped cushions which help with pain relief for breast cancer patients at the Primrose unit in Bedford. CLICK HEREto find out how you can help next time.
Also on the weekend of 15th/16th June Chris & Kate will be undertaking their annual 24 hour Charity Sewathon, this year they and their band of helpers will be making as many cushion covers as possible which will be donated to a number of local care homes. They would really appreciate donations of fabric or squares to make the cushions which can be dropped off at Tudor Rose Patchwork.
Schools Out! it comes round sooner than you think…… Do you have a youngster who is interested in craft, take a look at our summer holiday workshop programme? These workshops focus on learning to sew and create simple projects.
Purple Boots has been busy at her sewing machine this month making a gift for her cousin.
A quilt was requested in shades of grey to match their baby decor. Take a look at the quirky foxes and cuddly bunnies Purple Boots created using applique and the repeating theme of a cheeky bird popping up in each square. She has gone though her scrap box looking for coordinating fabric to make the scrappy borders.
All those tiny little morsels work really well against the plainer borders. Because the family want a play mat rather than an heirloom quilt, the quilt has been backed with our supersoft dove grey dimple fleece. A little bit of embroidery brings each if the animals to life. All ready for new arrival!
Check out our range of neutrals on our website. Purple Boots has effectively used a combination of greys and whites. Look especially for Lewis & Irene Bumbleberries, Nutex Moko, Michael Miller Marbles and Sevenberry Marbles, all of which can be seen somewhere in this quilt!