Monday 13 December 2010

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Makower Cupcakes Quilt Kit and Tea Time Fabrics

Makower's new Tea Time fabric collection is perfect for all manner of home projects. There is a Baker's Dozen Cupcake Quilt Kit (K5133, 34.95) that includes all the the fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus instructions and patterns to make this 99cm (39") square quilt. There are also two fat quarter packs and sixteen fabrics by the metre.

Friday 19 November 2010

Robert Kaufman Fabrics: Roll Ups

Robert Kaufman have created their own version of the strip roll called the Roll-Up. We have five fantastic Roll-Ups featuring Robert Kaufman's top quality Kona solids. From the top of the stack we have Pastel, Bright, Dusty, Classic and Dark. Priced £22.95 each they contain between 41 and 46 fabrics - thats 217 beautifully shaded plains in total!

Dan Bennett Patchwork Fabrics for Rowan

Fat Quarter Pack Wild Garden Q2624
Coats Crafts present a new collection of Rowan fabrics created by talented Brighton-based artist Dan Bennett. The new designs are inspired by nature and pre-history.

The intriguing inspiration for Dan Bennett's Wild Garden collection comes from Dan’s interest in the ancient geometric symbols carved into stone by prehistoric man. Says Dan, “The dots, spirals, zigzags, meandering lines, arcs and grids are a primal pan-global language which I have adapted to describe flora and fauna in my paintings.”

Dan Bennett was born in Kent in 1975, and currently lives and works in Brighton. He was awarded a full art scholarship to Epsom College in 1988, and in 1998 gained a 2:1 BA Fine Art degree from Leeds University.

Free Quilt Pattern Downloads

Square Jelly Quilt Pattern
We have three free quilt pattern downloads available for quilt projects made from some of our most popular pre-cut packs. For example the Scrappy Charm Throw shown can be made from one Kaffe Fassett Prints Charm Pack (C2101) and one Shot-Cotton Charm Pack (C2100) and 40cm piece of fabric for the borders. The Quilts have been designed by Sally Ablett.
Bar-Jelly Quilt Pattern

Scrappy Charm Throw

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Saral Paper Corp Transfer Copy Paper

Added Saral Paper Corp to our manufacturers section. The transfer copy paper is a wax free copying paper that can be washed out of fabric and a hot iron will not set the lines. The same sheet can be used over and over again. 12" wide, 12' roll. Available in graphite, white, yellow and blue. There is also a sample pack with a sheet of each colour plus red that we do not stock by the roll.

Haberdashery and notions: browse by manufacturer

It is sometimes the case that you might know the name of a manufacturer of a particular tool or haberdashery item rather than its complete name. I have now expanded the website so that you can now browse by manufacturer with pages for Clover, EZ Quilting, OttLite, Vilene, Sew Easy and Simplicity amongst others. The items can still be found in the main sections of the website, under there specific type such as scissors or interfacings.

Patchwork and Quilting Calendars for 2011

Our range of patchwork and quilting calendars for 2011 is now in. We have have Calendars from such favourites as That Patchwork Place, Thimbleberries and Quilting Arts. As well as the large wall calendars there are also two small planners with Piecemaker's Planner and the Quilt Art 2011 Engagement Calendar.

Christmas Fabrics at The Cotton Patch

Our Christmas fabrics are selling fast and the bolts are really thinning down. We bought more Christmas fabrics this year than ever before and tried to sample from as many different fabric manufacturers as possible, so that there are fabrics from Moda, Stof and Makower for example. The Moda fabrics this year featured some wonderful designs. Below is the Fruitcake Jelly Roll designed by Basic Grey for Moda.

As well as fabrics in traditional reds and greens we also have fabrics such as the Midnight Sparkle range with blues, greys and blacks with star and snowflakes overprints.

Makower Fabrics

There is now a new page devoted to Makower Fabrics. Makower UK - the Henley Studio are designers and producers of cotton fabrics for quilters. They produce a wide range of different fabrics from Chrsitmas fabrics and nursery fabrics to staples usch as their Spraytime blenders and toners. They also produce excellent Conversational ranges such as Stash.

The wide range of Makower fabrics. We can not stock all of their ranges because of limits on space within the shop.

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Makower Fabrics

Have added a new range of Makower Fabrics called Sarasa. The fabrics feature classic floral fabrics in oranges, reds and umbers. There is a dedicated Makower Fabrics page where you can see some of our current Makower ranges such as Stash, Country Kitchen and Home Farm. Below you can see the fabrics in our Stash Fat Quarter Pack

HeatnBond Ultra Tape

HeatnBond Ultra Tape Roll

HeatnBond Ultra Tape Roll 7/8" x 10 yds iron-on adhesive is the crafters choice over traditional fusible webs (10106). It has a no-sew bond that is 3 times stronger than other webs. Adhesive can be used with a wide range of materials such as fabric, foil, lame, felt , suede, cardboard, leather and wood.

•Fusible adhesive is 7/8" x 10 yards.

•Perfect for craft and home decorating projects.

•Has a low temperature/short pressing time.

•Edges do not need to be sealed.

•HeatnBond UltraHold is an outstanding no-sew heat activated adhesive

•Materials won't lift or pucker.

•Materials can be machine washed.

Batik Fabrics and Batik Fat Quarter Packs

Citrus Punch Batiks Fat Quarter Pack
Settle down on the beach with a nice fruit or citrus punch in the shape of our two latest batik fat quarter packs. Limes, oranges and lemons make up the citrus punch, whilst fruit punch features blueberries, raspberries, plums and strawberries. Some of the batik fabrics feature embellishment with a chain stitch in a variegated cotton thread. As well as the two fat quarter packs of eight fabrics there are twenty four fabrics to purchase by the metre.
Fruit Punch Batiks Fat Quarter Pack

Friday 23 July 2010

Tanya Whelan Darla Fabrics

We have twenty one new bright, fresh and cheery prints with the Darla Fabrics range from Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit to light up your day.

The Darla range can be purchased by the metre or we have three fat quarter packs, Spring, Sugar and Sweet.

Sweet Fat Quarter Pack

Sugar Fat Quarter Pack

Sweet Fat Quarter Pack

Bijoux Fabrics by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit

We have added to our range of Heather Bailey Fabrics with her Bijoux Fabrics. These are slightly older fabrics than her more recent ranges such as Nicey Jane, but they complement them very well.

Bijoux Fabric by Heather Bailey

Wire Quilt Hangers

We have increased our range of quilt hangers. These wire hangers set off your finished quilts and come in a range of sizes from 6" to 22" with dowels and hooks or there are triptych hangers were you can hang three mini quilts.

Thursday 20 May 2010

Nostalgia, Retro and Feedsack Fabrics

We have twenty new nostalgia, retro fabrics. These are fabrics reminscent of the 20's and 30's of America. These fabrics are sometimes called Feedsack fabrics and a recent article in Sew Hip magazine looked at a brief history of their origin in Depresssion era rural America. Originally used as cloth cotton sacking for dry goods such as grain and feed they were recycled by the women to make clothes. Although there was a certain stigma attached to their use, especially where the writing of the feedsack could still be seen, with increased use, and the marketing of the feed manufacturers themselves, the fabrics became quite desirable.

Friday 7 May 2010

Nancy Halvorsen and Art to Heart

There is a now a dedicated page with Nancy Halvorsen fabrics from Benartex and I have added the new Garden Song range. As well as the fabrics which can be bought in quarter metres, there are two fat quarter packs and a panel. We also have two new project books by Nancy for Art to Heart, Sew Necessary has a number of projects for your craft accessories and tools whilst Garden Song has a number of projects such as quilts, table runners and mats.

Garden Song Panel

Tuesday 4 May 2010

Quilting Arts DVD's

We have four DVD's from Quilting Arts. The DVD's are filmed on the set of Quilting Arts TV and are Surface Design with Lyric Kinard (9963), Master Machine Quilting with Susan Brubaker Knapp (9965), Art Quilt Design with Carol Taylor (9966) and Making Faces with Maria Elkins (9967). Below you can see further details on Master Machine Quilting and a YouTube video of some of the content.

Susan teaches you the basics of free-motion machine stitching, including thread work to enhance the surface and quilting to hold the layers together beautifully. Find out what materials you’ll need and how to get started. Beginners and intermediates—and those who have been too terrified to try until now—will find inspiration and answers, as well as lots of tips, techniques, and practical information to improve their machine stitching. Stitchers of all levels will benefit from Susan’s thorough approach—from her careful consideration of materials and preparation (including advice on how to chill out), to the differentiation between thread sketching and machine quilting. Learn the benefits and purpose for each of these methods, and find plenty of inspiration through Susan’s artful examples.

Moda Jelly Rolls and Moda Fabrics

We have two new ranges from Moda. Rural Jardin is designed by French General who also designed the popular Rouenneries fabric range. We have a Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Pack as well as a fat quarter pack and six fabrics by the metre.

Hunky Dory designed by Chez Moi for Moda is a bright collection of fabrics, featuring lime greens, muted pinks and subtle blues. Again the fabrics are available in Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm pack formats. We also have a fat quarter pack and five fabrics by the metre.

Wash Away Applique Sheets from C&T

New from C&T these Wash Away Applique sheets allow you to Print, cut, fuse, stitch and wash away.

You can print your applique patterns directly onto sheets using your inkjet printer. The stack, staple, and cut up to 6 sheets at once. Fuse the shiny side of the patterns to the wrng side of your fabric for applique and cut out. Then turn under edges of the appliques and stitch to the background fabric. Wash in warm in water and wash away or you can leave in.

25 Sheets • 8 1/2” x 11” • Printable • Water Soluble • Single-Sided Fusible

Draw appliqué motifs or print them on these handy sheets with an ink-jet printer, fuse the paper to your appliqué fabric, sew on the motif, then just wash away the paper after stitching. Appliqués are soft and flexible without the need to cut your quilt or remove freezer paper.

Thursday 22 April 2010

Thimbleberries Fabrics

I always like the Thimbleberries fabrics designed by Lynette Jensen, their country style colours are highly evocative of traditional American quilting. We have nine new fabrics added to our current range. You can sample our Thimbeberries fabrics through our Thimbleberries Strip Roll.

Thimbleberries Jelly Beans, Ref 1662-4

Thimbleberries Strip Roll, J1662

Clover Black Gold Hand Sewing Needles

We now have in stock the new Clover Black Gold Hand Sewing Needles. These are specially designed to help you glide through your fabrics. The needle is 30% less friction-resistant than conventional hand-sewing needles. The needle is polished along the axis and coated with ultra-thin black plating for anti-rust resistance. Experience astonishing smoothness with each use. These needles are durable, superior and so smooth, wherever and whatever the application may be. The Black Gold Needles are available as Applique/Sharps, Quilting Betweens and Quilting Needles. There are six needles in each pack and there are three different sizes and a multipack.

Thursday 8 April 2010

Amy Butler Love Fabric from Rowan

The Amy Butler Love Fabric range from Rowan is now in stock. Amy describes the love fabrics as a marriage by design coming from a love affair of rich, soulful, organic florals and architectural prints passionately inspired by my recent trips to Indonesia and England. Rich tropical colors with ethnic imprints, and elegance found in over the top florals like full roses and exploding peony blossoms join together in an optimistic celebration of print and color.

The Love fabrics are available by the metre or we have three fat quarter packs. Love Heart Fabrics, Love Soul Fabrics or a combined Heart and Soul Fat Quarter Pack.
We also have a quilt kit of Amy's Sexy Hexy Love Quilt that includes patterns and instructions and all the fabrics to complete the quilt top and binding. The finished quilt measures 178 x 189cm - it's 3 hexes high by 3 hexes wide.

These Love fabrics really are bold, bright and breezy, and give a very different look to some of Amy Butler's Bag or Pillow Patterns that you may already have.