Monday 12 October 2009

Patchwork Palette Packs

Kaffe Fassett Patchwork Fabric Pack Kaffe Fassett Reds Patchwork Palette

Amy Butler Lotus Patchwork Palette
We launched our new Patchwork Palettes at the Festival of Quilts in August and they proved very successful. Each Palette features 20 fabrics cut to 10 inch squares so they are perfect for Layer Cake patterns. Since there are only 20 fabrics in each pack they are more versatile, as you can mix different Patchwork Palettes into the same quilt. Our Patchwork Palette range will be growing but we start off with packs from Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs and Amy Butler.

Amy Butler Midwest Modern Patchwork Palette

Kaffe Fassett Golds Patchwork Palette

Friday 18 September 2009

Clover Mini Iron II "The Adapter"

Clover Mini Iron 2 (II)
We were very disappointed when Clover decided to drop their popular Mini Iron. We are therefore very pleased to announce that there is a now a redesigned Clover Mini Iron called the Mini Iron 2 (The Adapter) and that there is now a version fitted with a UK plug. With new temperature controls and redesigned handle, the Clover Mini Iron II is better than ever and in stock now!

Friday 11 September 2009

Fabric Freedom Patchwork and Quilting Fabrics

Fabric Freedom Strip Rolls

There are four new Fabric Freedom Stripper Rolls. Containing fifty Fabric Freedom prints on each strip roll cut to approximately 2 1/2" by 43". These are in addition to the popular Batik strip rolls. We also have a selection of Fabric Freedom patchwork and quilting fabric by the metre.
Fabric Freedom Pink Fabrics

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Quilt Romance by Kaffe Fassett

Quilt Romance by Kaffe Fassett
Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance is the latest quilt project book from Rowan.
There are 20 quilt projects, photographed against the backdrop of Portmeirion, Clough Williams-Ellis's renowned Italianate village in Wales.
The book was launched at the Festival of Quilts, NEC on Thursday and we have signed copies by Kaffe available now.

Friday 31 July 2009

Bernina Series8 Machine Quilting Frame

Bernina Series 8 Quilting Frame
The Cotton Patch now have stock of the Bernina Series 8 Quilting Frame. Experience the joy of a no-baste, high quality metal frame which turns your Bernina Series8 sewing machine into the perfect machine quilting system. The Bernina Frame is custom designed for the Bernina 820 and Bernina 830 sewing machine.

Thursday 30 July 2009

Bernina 820 Sewing Machine

Bernina 820 Sewing Machine
We are very pleased to announce that the Bernina 820 sewing machine can now be purchased through The Cotton Patch.
The most space, the most speed and the most precision; the Bernina 820 is a true revolution for sewing and quilting. Cutting edge technology combined with Swiss craftsmanship opens a new world of previously unimagined sewing potential. However demanding or ambitious your sewing task, the Bernina 820 will let you perform faster, with flawless quality and with unparalleled ease. For anyone who is passionate about quilting and sewing, the innovative features and unmatched performance of the Bernina 820 offer unlimited possibilities and an incomparable sewing experience.

Thursday 16 July 2009

Free Patchwork and Quilting Magazine with new Subscription

We have a new offer on our patchwork and quilting magazines. Take out a Subscription for any magazine and get a free back issue with your first magazine.

You can choose from Australian Patchwork & Quilting, Country Threads, Handmade, Quilting Arts or Patchwork & Stitching for your free back issue. You are entitled to one free back issue with every subscription that you take out.

Country Miniatures Fabrics

Country Miniatures Fabric
A lovely collection of small scale prints - perfect for miniature work or mix with some Thimbleberries. Twenty four fabrics by the metre, a special collection and three fat quarter packs.

Tone Finnanger and Tilda Fabrics

Tone Finnanger and Tilda Fabrics
Tone Finnanger is a Norwegian designer who has created her own range of fabrics for her charming home dec craft projects. Her style is fresh and clean using lots of small scale prints.

The fabrics are slightly unusual as they are printed on a wider 142cm (56"), 100% cotton. We have three fat quarter groups of 5 fabrics each and fifteen individual fabrics by the metre. We also stock her project books to make a variety of home and personal accessories.

Friday 26 June 2009

Amy Butler Software from Electric Quilt

Amy Butler software from Electric Quilt

The new Amy Butler software from Electric Quilt is now available. The package contains 22 unique & stylish projects for the home: 8 quilts, 3 table runners, 7 pillows, 1 floor cushion and 3 bags. Plus 9 bonus projects. All the projects come with clear, step-by-step illustrated sewing instructions for all skill levels. Print patterns, fabric charts, and sew.

You can sew the projects as they are designed – or customize in thousands of possible ways using the software’s tools and virtual swatches of Amy’s vibrant fabrics.

The software is a stand-alone product but can be integrated with Electric Quilt 6.
The system requirements for the Amy Butler software are:
• Windows XP® or Vista®• 500 MB of available hard-disk space• 64 MB of RAM• CD-ROM drive• Adobe Reader 7.0 or higher (for some PDF patterns)• monitor with screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater

Compatible with EQ6 [but not required]
Will also run on a Macintosh® running Windows® plus virtualization software (such as Parallels®)

Britannia Novelty Fabrics

Britannia patchwork and quilting fabric

We stock the Britannia range of fabrics in our Conversationals palette with a British theme. There is a panel and six fabrics by the metre, and they are also available as a fat quarter pack. Familiar British, and in particular London, icons are featured such as black cabs, post boxes, red buses and London landmarks on this range of novelty patchwork and quilting fabrics.
Britannia cotton fabric

Britannia fabic

Nostalgia Fabrics Strip Roll

Nostalgia Strip Roll
The Nostalgia fabrics are smaller scale prints with designs that are reminscent of the 20's and 30's. We now have a strip roll with 30 fabrics cut to 2 1/2" strips.

Presencia Perle Finca Threads

Presencia Perla Finca Threads
Presencia Perle no.8 cotton thread is now available. This excellent thread can be used for blanketstitch, running stitch for naive applique, stitcheries, hand embroidery and for tying quilts.

The 100% cotton thread is colourfast and the manufacturers - Presencia from Valencia in Spain, claim the thread is also resistant to fading from UV light.

Perle Cotton has a distinctive twist which gives it a nice finish. The thread is easy to work with and very smooth through fabric. There are 50 plain colours and 20 variegated colours on 10g balls.Presencia Threads Perle threads in variegated and plain colours.

Tuesday 12 May 2009

Brandon Mably Patchwork & Quilting Fabrics from Rowan

Brandon Mably Patchwork Fabrics Brandon Mably, who for many years has been the manager of Kaffe Fassett's Studio, has produced a range of fabrics for Rowan. Raised in a small seaside town on the coast of South Wales, Brandon Mably has been interested in colour and design since he was young. According to author/ designer and Mably mentor Kaffe Fassett, Mably has "one of the sharpest eyes for style" that he has ever come across.

With no formal education in design, Mably made a radical career change from cooking to knitting in the late 1980's after a chance meeting with the world-famous Fassett. From the moment he entered Fassett's studio, Mably realised the creative potential of knitwear designs and soon became Fassett's apprentice.

For many years Mably organised the running of the Fassett studio, where Fassett trained him to knit, needlepoint, hook rag rugs, and grout mosaics. An inspiring teacher, Mably began travelling the world with Fassett doing workshops. Exotic locales such as Africa, Iceland, Guatemala, and India filled his designer's eye with inspiration and an explosion of colour and pattern.
An avid and enthusiastic teacher, Mably has learned one thing over the years - that most people have buried in them a sense of colour and design. And it is helping his students discover that design sensibility that continues to inspire and motivate Mably's work.

Brandon has his own website where you can see more of his work .

Wednesday 6 May 2009

Eco-Friendly Natural Waddings - Bamboo Wadding, Bamboo/Cotton Wadding, Soy/Cotton Wadding, Wool/Cotton Wadding

Bamboo, soy and wool blend waddings
The Cotton Patch are very happy to announce our own-brand range of waddings. The four new waddings are made from wool, bamboo fibre or soy protein fibre blended with cotton to provide a more sustainable alternative to using 100% cotton wadding. All types are suitable for a wide variety of craft projects including quilts, wall hangings, doll making and other crafts that require a filler. Excellent for hand or machine quilting.

I was expecting the bamboo wadding to be soft since I have a baby and his bamboo blankets are wonderfully soft. What I wasn't expecting was how good the soy blend felt, it really is wonderfully soft and smooth.

As well as the new range we also have the Dream Green Waddings made from recycled bottles.

The Cotton Patch has a large range of waddings and battings, which include silk, wool, polyester and cotton, from well known manufacters such as Hobbs, Warm and Naural and Quilters Dream in sizes from Crib to King.
Bamboo Wadding

Wednesday 25 March 2009

Timtex has returned

Timtex Interfacing from C&T
A few years ago one of our most popular products was a fabric interfacing called Timtex. Timtex went out of production but has now been re-released by C&T. The formula has been improved and you can once again by Timtex by the metre. The photograph above shows a number of fabric bowls made with Timtex interfacing and based on the designs in Fast, Fun and Easy Fabric Bowls.

Wednesday 18 March 2009

Moda Fabric Packs and Jelly Rolls - Flag Day Farm

Flag Day Farm is the latest Pre-cut pack from Moda. The fabrics are available as a Layer Cake, Charm Pack or Jelly Roll. Below are illustrations of some of the fabrics in the range so that you can get a better flavour.

Moda Jelly Roll, Layer Cake and Charm Pack - Flag Day Farm

Tuesday 3 March 2009

Hoffman Challenge 2009 Fabrics

We have just taken delivery of the four Hoffman Challenge fabrics for 2009. The range of is called Willow and the theme of the Challenge is "Enchanted". The Hoffman Challenge is sponsored by Stof. We have also made a pdf of the Rules of Entry and the Entry Form which can be sent to Grosvenor Exhibitions who are running the competition. The closing date for the entry forms is 9th September 2009.
Hoffman Challenge Fabrics

Monday 2 March 2009

Thomas the Tank Engine Panels and Fabrics

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Fabric Cot Panel We have a new range of Nursery fabrics that we are sure will prove very popular. There are two panels as well as coordinating fabrics featuring a range of Thomas and Friends fabric designs. The main panel features a large central image of Thomas. Great for making playmats.
Thomas Fabrics

Friday 13 February 2009

Jumbo Yo yo Maker from Clover

Jumbo Clover yo yo Maker
The yo yo makers from Clover have proved very popular and they have now extended their range with a Jumbo size maker. This can produce a yo yo aprroximately 90mm or 3 1/2" in diameter. Further details on our range of Clover yo yo makers. We also provide Clover pom pom makers.

Monday 9 February 2009

Latest Patchwork Fabrics

Two very different fabric ranges have been added to the website. There are 24 new Thimbleberries fabrics from Lynette Jensen. The Lodge & Lakeside fabrics are in country shades of Blues, Greens, Reds and Browns, with a variety of designs from but many with a floral theme.

Thimbleberries fabrics
Lynette Jensen fabrics

The Arizona range of Batiks meanwhile feature a fossil leaf and dotted circle motif to bring variety to the warmer batik palette.

Monday 2 February 2009

Cotton Patch Winter Web Sale 2009

Cotton Patch Sale
We have started our February Winter Web sale with some great bargains on our fabrics. There is now a range of 6o Tonga Batik fabrics down from £9/m to £8/m.
There is a large selection of some excellent Philip Jacobs fabrics which are now down to £5.60/m. This section also contains our Kaffe Fassett bargain fabrics.
For something completely different try our Cherished Memory range from Quilt Gate down from £10.40 to £8.80/m.
Also for great web bargain fabrics then check out our Bargain fabrics section. There are 150 new fabrics added to our existing range all at the bargain price of £6/m.
For further details on items in the sale then click here.

Friday 23 January 2009

Bargain Patchwork and Quilting Fabrics

It has been a busy day and I have put 120 new bargain fabrics on the website. There is a fantastic range of designs and the section is organised by colourway. All of the fabrics in this section are priced £6 per metre. Below are some of the new fabrics to go up today.

Thursday 22 January 2009

New patchwork fabrics

There are a number of new fabrics on the website, with the Dewberry, Kasuri II, Kaffe Fassett Millefiore and Empress Bouquet ranges being added.

I have also seperated out the Daylight and Mighty Bright Magnifiers so that they have their own dedicated section.

Friday 16 January 2009

Quilters Dream Green Wadding

Try stuffing 28 green plastic bottles into your next quilt!!

Quilters Dream Green Wadding
Quilters Dream Green uses a new generation of soft, cozy, green polyester fibre made from recycled plastic bottles. Not only does this eco-friendly process help to reduce landfill, it produces a wonderful wadding that is excellent for machine quilting and very good for hand quilting.

It can be washed and dried with little to no shrinkage, it's wrinkle resistant and, although no scrim or resins are used, you can stitch up to 30cm (12") apart (and don't worry about the "natural" light green colour - it's colourfast).

Available in four precut sizes:

  • King uses 28 plastic bottles
  • Queen uses 20 plastic bottles
  • Twin uses 13 plastic bottles
  • Crib uses 5.5 plastic bottles.