Saturday, September 29, 2012

This is how you go Fabric Shopping!!!

We have just seen the new catalog from Moda, for their first releases for next year.  I fell in love with a classic blue and white quilt in the catalog.

The quilt is called Indigo Revival.  The fabric is a collection of the most beautiful indigo prints called Indigo Crossing by Minick & Simpson.  The Kit/fabric will be available in February/March next year. 
The Kit costs $235.00.  We are taking pre-orders on this Kit so we have an idea of how much fabric to order from Moda. If you are interested in the Kit it would be of great help if you ordered now, this way we can guarantee you will get the Kit.  To see all the details go to our web-site Click on Our Products, then Advanced Orders and you will find all the details about our Indigo Revival Kit.  Hope you like the quilt as much as I do.
With the coming of spring, we have shaken off the lethargy of winter and the shop is working overtime on new Kits and Blocks of the Month. 
This means one thing, we needed to go fabric shopping.  Just like all quilter's need to go fabric shopping when they start a new project.  We just do it on a slightly larger scale.
Liz, Kate and I went and did very serious fabric buying, (had a great time, got covered in dust, and brought too much fabric).
We went to
warehouse in Sydney.  Thank you Clint and Andrew.  Many customers have asked where we get our fabric from, this is one of our suppliers.

When we say fabric has just arrived off the boat, well this literally had just arrived and was being unpacked and sorted.

Liz and Kate culling through our piles of fabric.  See the yellow trolley in the background, we had two more fully stacked.
Clint (our sales rep) and Debbie (who does everything) from Leuts.

And people think we have a lot of fabric in the shop!!!
I don't let myself do this very often, because as a good quilter at heart I always buy too much fabric.
So stay tuned to see what we do with it all.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Stuff

We have had so many deliveries in the last week or so, I thought I would do just a catch up post.
We have stocked up with Olympus Sashiko threads.  these work wonderfully with the beautiful Sashiko panels that are now available (with more coming). 
These great Taupes, although I can see them being used in many different quilt "styles".

New Judie Rothermel

New French General

This is so sweet, and I like the depiction of Sydney.

Lucsious Linens

All this fabric means the shop is a bit of a mess, and
Sandra gets to scan her heart out.  Yes, we scan all the fabric here of all the images on our web-site, so you can have two scans of a fabric at 100% resolution.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Busy Bees

Hi Everyone
Sorry about not posting last week but time just ran away from me.   We are launching into planning Summer School for 2013.  We will let you know the moment we have it settled.  Summer School will start from Friday 11 January through to the beginning of February, if you would like to note that in your diary
We are having a bit of a run on new Reproduction Fabrics at the moment.

Just a sampling.
I'm so impressed with some of the quilts being created in our classroom.
Anne Sommerlad's class


These next two are "first" quilts.  Congratulations to you both.

Here is what the girls in Suzy Miller's class are putting together.



Friday, September 7, 2012


Hi everyone.
The leaves are budding and it was 28C here yesterday, so maybe we are just going straight into Summer.
Terry has given us a little display of the sewing machines that will be for sale.  They are so cute.

New Kaffe Fassett book, photographed in a rural village in Bulgaria.  Stunning.

Remember the boxes that arrived just as I was posting last week.  Well it was all reproductions of one kind or another.  This is what we found....

The colours in this new Bannock & Patek Collection, Fellowship, have to be seen to be believed.

New Jo Morton, Alexandria.  Yummy.
Penny Rose

Garden Maze

William Morris


We saw some wonderful customer quilts during the week.




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