Friday 29 February 2008

Strip Rolls and Books for fast and easy quilts

We have a number of new pattern books for Strip Rolls, the pre-cut 2 1/2" fabric strips which have grown in popularity over the last year. There is now a new section in our book store devoted to strip roll pattern books, and there are a number of new books, inculding Strip Delight by Suzanne McNeil. An example of one of the quilts that can be made is shown above.

We also have started to produce our own Strip Rolls, and the first five are now available. These Strip Rolls contain 30 fabrics from a variety of our ranges. Shown below is our Florals Strip Roll ref J1950 at £16.95. Full details on our Strip Rolls can be found here.

We also continue to sell Moda 'Jelly' Rolls and we now have in the Natural Garden Strip Roll (shown below) which has 40 fabrics, J2006, £24.95.

We also have a new 2 1/2" Strippers template set from Marti Michell to help with cutting seven shapes, such as hexagon, 45 degree diamond and conehead from your 2 1/2" strips. These can then be used to make blocks such as Grandmother's Flower Garden, Six Pointed Star and Tumbling Blocks.

Wednesday 27 February 2008

New Daylight Lamps for Crafters

We have two new Daylight Light Company lamps to help you with great colour matching for your craft projects. Shown above is the new rechargeable Freedom battery lamp allowing you to take a Daylight quality lamp with you to classes and around your home. The Twin Fluorescent Lamps versatile arm allows you to position the Daylight light just where you need it.

Thursday 14 February 2008

Sidewinder Bobbin Winder

We have a new neat little gadget from Wrights called the Side Winder - Portable Bobbin Winder. This little portable machine allows you to wind and fill sewing machine bobbins quickly and easily without having to un-thread the sewing machine. In the UK, the Sidewinder will work off two AA batteries.

For sewing, quilting or crafting, let the SideWinder keep your creativity flowing!
1. Put the thread on the spindle.
2. Wind the thread to bobbin.
3. Push button to start.

Tuesday 12 February 2008

Hoffman Challenge 2009 Fabrics

Our Hoffman Challenge 2008 fabrics have now sold out but we have now taken delivery of the Hoffman Challenge 2009 fabrics. Click on the link for details of the fabrics and the 2009 Hoffman Challenge. There is a pdf available with the Hoffman UK Challenge Rules of Entry.

Please note this entry is now out of date. "The fabrics for the popular Hoffman Challenge for 2008 have now arrived and are available. There are four fabrics and they can be purchased as a fat quarter pack or as individual fabrics. I have put the rules of entry for the Challenge on the bottom of the fabric page. Further details can be obtained from Grosvenor Exhibitions who organise the Hoffman Challenge on 01775 712100 " Edited 02/03/09