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.