Thursday, July 29, 2010


Not widely known is that Quiltsmith has an amazing selection of batiks. Our customers love them for piecing or applique. 

Look at these walls of colour:-

Gorgeous aren't they. See them in store or on our website.

For inspiration here's a quilt made by one of our customers.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fussy cut hexagons with Suzy Miller

Always wanted to know how to make those fabulous hexagon flowers, let Suzy show you how.

Come along to our newest workshop on Friday the 10th September from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Cost $65.00. Give us a call on 9550 4947 to book.

Some more inspiration.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Michelle Yeo's classes

Just a quick reminder that Michelle's classes are on this Friday, Saturday & Sunday. There are still a few spots available - details here.

To whet your appetite here's the quilt Lindi made last year. Fabulous in Kaffe's.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Meadowsweet 2 by Michael Miller arrived in store this week. Two different colorways and here's a sample.

Priced at $22.50 metre . On the website shortly.

Looking at these fabrics I could not hep but wonder how gorgeous they would be made into clothes. For example imagine them in this essential skirt pattern - $23.50.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Spots and more spots

   A great new range in store this week. It's Essential Spots from XLN.

 They have a lovely feel to them and the colours are stunning. Priced at $21.40 per metre. Will be on the website soon.

No sooner were they unpacked before some found there way into a shoppers purchases for the day. She's making a black and white hexagon quilt and some of these were just the ticket. We hope to be able to show you her progress in the future.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Circa 1800's Club

The Circa 1800's club is for reproduction fabric fanatics. You can never have too many fabrics for those scrap quilts which are the hallmark of quilts of the 19th century. The club features latest release fabrics and classics of the period from well known designers of reproduction fabrics.

Every three months you will receive 10 Fat Quarters of quality, 100% cotton patchwork fabric, delivered to your door. Each mailing will co-ordinate on a theme, period or colour. Each mailing is $64.50, this includes postage within Australia. 

Contact the shop to register if your interested.

To whet your appetite some of the latest reproduction fabrics in store:-

Will be on the website shortly - $22.50 a metre.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pieces of the Past - Web Sampler

For reproduction quilt enthusiasts, the Pieces of the Past - Web Sampler, is a fabulous concept. Australia's Michelle Yeo, has designed nine blocks typical of American block quilts of the mid-1800's. Combined with Judie Rothermel's Civil War Tribute fabric, a collection celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, you can create your own Civil War period masterpiece.

There are nine shops, around Australia participating in the Web Sampler. To create your quilt you need to purchase the nine blocks, one from each participating shop. Please go here for full details.
Once you have your nine blocks you can order a finishing kit of your choice from the relevant participating shop.

Here's our finishing kit:-

 Have a look on our website for full details.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Japanese Style Patchwork Bag Workshop

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a patchwork bag. This is the workshop for you. There are two styles to choose from and I'm sure you will agree they are gorgeous.

The workshop is being taught by Michelle Huang who is a new teacher for us. 

The 2 day workshop will be held on:-

Thursday the 5th August  and Thursday the 19th August. 

The bags can be either hand or machine pieced. Both bags feature hand quilting which will be covered in the classes.

Cost is $100.00 for both days. Pop into the shop or give us a call if you would like to book.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Brandon, Phillip and Liberty Art fabrics

Some times it's like working in a candy shop. This week we have had some wonderful new fabric deliveries.

First up Brandon Mably,

then these lovelies from Phillip Jacobs

 and finally Marylebone - the newest Liberty Art fabric.

All are available in store now priced at $25.80 per metre and will be on the website shortly.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

More Antique Treasures Fabric

New is store this week are More Antique Treasures by Paintbrush Studio. A lovely collection of 40's style prints. Price is $24.70 per metre. See the whole collection on the website shortly or instore now.

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