Folk Flora from 3 Wishes

folk flora patchwork

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!


folk flora free quilt pattern

Coniston Cutting Mat Bag

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 –

plus our range of Jospehine Wall fabrics would work look amazing 😀

Don’t forget to watch the three tutorial videos that accompany this pattern, especially if there are any techniques that you haven’t practised before. You can find all three below. Happy Crafting!

Feather & Flora

You just can’t really go wrong with birds and flowers, can you?

This beautiful collection from Elizabeth Isles at Studio E abounds with our delicate winged friends silhouetted amongst the flora in rich tones of blues, greens and purples.

There is very much a hint of traditional dying techniques and cyanotype photography in this modern craft cotton.

Not only useful as a blender, Studio E have designed two quilts that wholly use these fabrics to stunning effect. Have a look at these and other free patterns here.

Find our favourite selection of Feather and Floral from Studio E.

Elizabeth’s Studio Glorious Landscapes

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 – You can also purchase even more glorious landscapes to complete your project here:

Bee A Keeper from Studio E

View this collection on Tudor Rose Patchwork

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.

Click here to find the Bee A Keeper collection on our website

Star Buys 28 Jan – 11 Feb 2020

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.

Shop for Threaded With Love at £7.70 per metre

Plus 30% off this selected range of 100% craft cotton – 5 fabrics chosen to enhance your patchwork projects.

Buy them all here

Two adorable cross stitch kits from DMC’s Me To You range featuring hearts, a narwhal and a unicorn – 30% off means that for £11.80 you get everything you need to create these lovely projects.

And finally, how about some Raffia to wrap your special gifts in, or just to enhance a wonderful bouquet? Now just 75p per bundle.

Shop all our Raffia colours

All offers end 11th February 2020 and are subject to availability.

FREE Wrist & Legwarmers Knitting Pattern

Have you seen Adriafil’s fun and creative Pintau Aran yarn! It’s so colourful, we knew we had to make a little something to jazz up even the most boring outfit and keep us a little warmer on a chilly spring day.

Buy some supplies of Pintau and get knitting…

Pintau Leg and Wrist Warmers

Tension = 18st and 25 rows over 10cm on


2 x 50g Adriafil Pintau for legwarmers

1 x 50g Adriafil Pintau for wristwarmers

1 x 5mm double pointed needle

Legwarmers (make 2)

Cast on 42 sts.

Join in the round, place marker at beginning of round.

Next round: k1, p1, rep. till end.

Cont. in k1 p1 rib until rib measures 5cm.

Next round: k to end.

Cont. working in rounds. Knit every round (st. st.) until legwarmer measures 22cm.

Next round: k1, p1, rep. till end.

Cont. in k1 p1 rib until rib measures 5cm.

Cast off.

Wristwarmers (make 2)

Cast on 30 sts.

Join in the round, place marker at beginning of round.

Next round: k1, p1, rep. till end.

Cont. in k1 p1 rib until rib measures 5cm.

Next round: k to end.

Cont. working in rounds. Knit every round (st. st.) until wristwarmer measures 11cm.

Thumb divide

Next row: K to end of round, turn.

Work back and forth in straight rows to divide for thumb as follows:

1st row: P to end.

2nd row: K to end.

Keeping st. st. pattern correct and ending on a knit row, work back and forth in straight rows on all 30sts for 5cm.

Rejoin in the round.

Next round: k1, p1, rep. till end.

Cont. in k1 p1 rib until rib measures 5cm.

Cast off.

The Water Meadow – Lewis & Irene @ Tudor Rose

A delightful follow up to their bestselling ‘Down by the River’ collection. This time with an Autumnal feel, featuring new friends such as the Water Vole, Dragonflys and a murmuration of Starlings.
The colours inspired by the special sunsets at that time of year over …The Water Meadow.

15% off until 26 March 2019

A beautiful scene of a river bank bordered by lovely plants and trees with the turret of an old manor/ church or castle in the distance behind the hills. Cranes fly across the scene with a small murmuration of birds above and a variety of riverside creatures spotted along the river’s edge.

Leaping rabbits, frogs and waddling ducks as well as otters floating off downstream create a natural idyll. Lily pads, iris flowers and other river loving plants are used to create the effect of the river.

Eye catching prints feature a detailed dragonfly repeat,
thousands of starlings all swooping and diving in unison, and
a brown hare with a sweet little cotton-like tail in various positions, intertwined with cotton plants in brown and white with silhouettes of leafy plants.

Kingfishers, cranes and dragonflies fly and land amongst the plants in the water.  The cobbled stones and faded bridge give the illusion of a vast river filled with an abundance of wildlife, including the sweet little water vole, sat with in the reeds whilst munching on them. 

Buy the Lewis & Irene The Water Meadow Collection

15% off until 26 March 2019

Bring the English countryside into your home with Lewis & Irene’s free tablerunner and placemat pattern – 3 designs for The Water Meadow fabric collection.

Winnie The Pooh fabrics

This adorable collection of fabrics from Eugene Textiles is now available on our website. Featuring Winnie the Pooh and friends in a variety of sweet motifs, these fabrics are 100% craft cotton and just perfect for baby quilts, toddler clothes and whatever other accessories you can think of!

Honey Hunt sees Pooh floating with his red balloon, patting his belly next to a big pot of honey and sat with his elbows resting on the honey pot whilst bee’s fly over him on an off-white background. 

Out With Friends pictures Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, and Pooh playing in an old hollow log, walking together hand in hand, and other enjoyable activities on a pale mint background. 

Playtime includes Winnie The Pooh and his friends, Tigger and Eeyore, marching about having fun with each other, there are also bees, honey pots, a stool, a jack in the box, trumpet and drum, all positioned on a cheerful, yellow background. 

The Craft Cotton Co blog has an amazing free baby quilt pattern using this range of fabrics. Take a look here.

We don’t currently have the whole range in stock, but this quilt pattern is so simple, you could easily double one of the three fabrics, or use something you already have in your stash.