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!

Star Buys 25th Feb – 9th March

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.

There are some delightful quilt patterns from Kid’s Quilts designed especially for this fabric – also with 10% off.

Plus we’ve also taken 10% off Kerry Lord’s amazing Edward’s Menagerie. Crochet your own Noah’s Ark with 40 unique animal patterns.

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.

You can find all of our current Star Buy offers here

Offer valid till midnight on Monday 2nd March 2020. Subject to stock availability.

My Darn Socks – a quick tutorial

I’m on a mission to improve my ‘make do and mend’ skills, primarily because I have some really lovely bamboo socks and also some yoga toe socks, neither of which are cheap so I have taught myself the diminishing skill of darning and thought you might want to give it a try!

Note: I’ve used contrasting thread to make the process clearer. By matching your thread to your sock the darn will almost vanish. Leftover yarn works well, or you can use stranded cotton for thinner socks.

Get a nice long darning needle – a mixed pack is good for different thread thicknesses and lengths. Stretch your sock over a darning mushroom to help get your tension right and make a circle of running stitches around the worn area. Pull in gently but not enough to make puckers around the damaged area. Secure your thread with several stitches on top of each other.

Begin to sew large ladder stitches across the hole to form the warp threads.

Turn back and add a further warp thread between every one of the gaps created earlier. Secure your thread. This is where I changed colour – if you want an interesting darn or find it easier to learn with two colours then change colour now.

Starting at the top of the warp threads, begin to weave across the weft threads. Go over one thread and under the next until you reach the other side. Make a small stitch at the end in line with your running stitches. Work back across the threads in the opposite direction, reversing the over and under weave. Continue in this way, pulling the threads reasonably taut across the mushroom as you go.

Gently push your weft threads to the top as you work so you can fill as much available space with thread for a good dense fabric. When you’ve completely filled your darned area then secure your thread. Work it through on the reverse of your fabric before trimming it off.

by Purple Boots

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.

New Products For January

Amazing new products on our website for January, including DMC kits, Prym haberdashery, and the now classic book ‘Edward’s Menagerie’ by Kerry Lord.

4 wonderful kits added to our huge selection – blackwork butterfly, poppy Flower Fairy, The Kiss, and the whimsical ‘You Make My Heart Smile’

Find all our DMC kits here

Everyone still seems to be slightly bee crazy, so we’ve added two new applique trims – cheerful Bumblebees and stylish gold Honey Bees.

All our trim

The cute animals in Edward’s Menagerie are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away. Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different animal possibilities.

Purchase a copy

And don’t forget our large selection of ever-growing quality Prym haberdashery!

September Offers and Sewing Week Update

Join us in-store at Tudor Rose Patchwork to Celebrate Sewing Week 30th September to 5th October 2019

For the past 4 years Sew Saturday has been a one-day event. This year it has been developed into a whole week of all things stitchery, as well as our regular workshops and classes check out below at what’s happening in-store……..                                          

Motivational Monday: 10% OFF Cross Stitch & Embroidery Kits plus FREE Floral Cushion Pattern*                                                                                     Janome 725S was £299 valid today only (30.9.19) £233

Pattern Tuesday: 10% OFF Tudor Rose Patchwork Patterns plus FREE Midi Skirt Pattern*                                                                                        Janome360DC was £379 valid today only (1.10.19) £296  

Workshop Wednesday: 2 for 1 Offer on Selected Workshop/Classes* plus FREE Flower Power Tote Pattern*                                                 Janome M50 QDC was £539 valid today only (2.10.19) £431  

Discount Thursday: 10% OFF Dressmaking Fabrics plus FREE Handy Satchel Pattern*                                                                                                       Janome RE3300 Special Price £299 valid today only (3.10.19) £296  

Fat Quarter Friday: 10% OFF Fat Quarters plus FREE Fat Quarter Lap Blanket Pattern*                                                                                                      Janome Atelier 6 was £1,099 valid today only (4.10.19) £809

Sew Saturday: Sample Items & Remnant Sale plus FREE Hot Drink Voucher for O for Coffee                                                                                               Janome Embroidery Quilt Maker was £7,499 valid today only (5.10.19) £5,999  

In support of Sew Magazines SEWING WEEK campaign Janome have some very special DAILY savings! Each day they have chosen a different model at special discounted prices, plus during Sewing Week ONLY they are offering discounts on all spares and accessories with the exception of software 

We also have offers on Pfaff Machines valid 30/9 to 5/10 2019 see special offers on machines section on website, all offers have limited availability so please give us a call for more information or to book a demonstration. 

* FREE patterns require a minimum spend of £10.00, 2 for 1 Classes/Workshops require 1 of the attendees to be new to the group

Up to 30% OFF
Selected Fabric, Panels & Yarn 
 Valid: 24th September to 8th October 2019 *

Plus 30% off Rugby and Kona Bay panels, AND 20% off Adriafil’s WoCa hemp yarn and patterns!!

* Unless different date specified
Offers subject to stock availability

June Newsletter

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.

Whats New In-Store & Online? Click Here to see New Arrivals

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 HERE to 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. 


Goldwork Moonlit Hare, NEW date Thursday 21st November 2019

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