Wednesday 27 July 2011

Melissa White Fabrics - Fairlyte Garden

New Fabrics from Melissa White for Rowan Fabrics. Fairlyte Garden features big designs with flowers, birds and butterflys in evidence. Melissa is famous for her distressed artwork recreating in particular Elizabethan Interiors and often works with a fresco technique. With fabric designs such as bug hunt, fritillary wings and blossom swirl this is a Fairlyte rather than Fairytale Garden.

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Black and White Patchwork Fabrics

Black and white patchwork fabrics are always popular but always hard to find. We have eight new fabrics with our Ebony and Ivory range from Benartex. Four designs in reverse colourways of black and white.

Thursday 23 June 2011

Floral Patchwork Fabrics

We have reorganised our patchwork floral fabrics, so you can now find a much greater range of fabrics with floral designs. There are fabrics with flowers from big blooms to tiny little ditsy flowers. We have put all the floral fabrics from designers such as Philip Jacobs, Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler and Heather Bailey all in one place.

Artist Nel Whatmore has some great new stylistic floral fabrics so be sure to check these out.

Retro 1930's style fabrics

Two new patchwork fabric ranges with a retro 1930's feel. Toybox II from Blue Hill fabrics and Antique Treasures.

Q5452, Antique Treasures Fat Quarter pack

Toybox II, 5453-5

Friday 3 June 2011

Quilters Dream Orient Bamboo Wadding

Quilters Dream Orient is a new wadding from Quilters Dream. It is a luxurious blend of Silk, Bamboo, Botanic Tencel® and Cotton

Quilters Dream Orient Wadding is a luxurious blend of velvety Bamboo, luscious silk, strong silky Tencel® and soft stable Cotton. Dream Orient's natural environmentally friendly fibers are carded, crosslapped and finely needlepunched to bring you the most desirable qualities of softness, strength, warmth and breathability. The elegant silky soft drape makes Dream Orient a batting beyond compare!
Machine wash and dry with cool water/cool dryer - shrinkage approximately 3%. You can stitch up to 8" apart.
Bamboo - is a velvety soft, absorbent fiber with unique antibacterial qualities. Bamboo is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Silk - the strongest natural fiber in existence has always stood for quality and elegance. Dream Orient contains high quality Tussah 'Peace' silk, which is stronger and more resilient than white silk..

Botanic Tencel® - is made from environmentally friendly eucalyptus wood pulp derived from sustainable tree farms. Tenciel® is exceptionally strong, resilient and resistant to wrinkles, yet so soft it is often referred to as imitation silk.

Cotton - is a natural fully renewable fiber that is soft, breathable and a traditional fiber used throughout generations. Dream Orient uses only the high grade cleaned upland USA cotton for durability and quality for the most discriminating quilters.

New Batik Fabrics

Lots of new Batik Fabrics are now in stock, Montego Batiks from Moda, the Artisan Batik Strip rolls from Robert Kaufman, some Indian Batiks from Fabric Freedom and new batiks from Hoffman. You can browse our complete rnage of batik fabrics here.

Batik Fabrics

Artisan Batiks Painterly Palette Roll-Up from Robert Kaufman
Artisan Batiks Painterly Palette Roll-Up from Robert Kaufman. Ref: J5398

Montego Batik 20 (per 1/4 metre)

Indian Batik from Fabric Freedom

Montego Batik 11 (per 1/4 metre)
Montego Batik from Moda

Thursday 28 April 2011

Patchwork Fabric Charm Packs

Our latest Newsletter featured lots and lots of new Charm packs and these have kept Ken, our expert fabric cutter, even busier than usual. Lots of our new ranges have got Charm packs so you can sample the range without spending a huge amount. We also have five of the Robert Kaufman Kona plain fabric charms as well. These complement the Kona Roll-Ups that we already stock.

Brandon Mably Charm Pack, C5352

Robert Kaufman Classic Plain Charm Pack, C5158

Nel Whatmore Charm Pack, C5360

Nancy Halvorsen Charm Pack, C2683

Jo Morton Charm Pack, C5261 

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Cuddle Quilt Kits

Cuddle fabric is an irrestistibly soft, textured 100% polyester fabric that has to be touched to be believed! We have six packaged Cuddle Kits with enough fabrics to complete the quilt top. We also have three Cuddle fabrics available by the metre to complete the backing and binding. Please note these quilts are not recommended for babies.

Jamie and Big Monkey road test one of our Cuddle Quilt Kits

The Cuddle Kits are pre-packaged 

There are three Cuddle Cube kits and three Cuddle Strip Kits

We also have cuddle fabrics by the metre, in blue, pink and brown.

Japanese Indigo Fabrics from Sevenberry Fabrics

There are some lovely Indigo fabrics from Sevenberry fabrics in our Far East section. Deep inky blues with tone on tone over-prints of fans, stars, waves etc.

New Patchwork & Quilting Books


Our latest supply of patchwork & quilting books is now available with a wide range of subjects on offer. From Free-motion quilting to foundation quilting, to Japanese style and an updated Sunbonnet Sue. 

Thursday 21 April 2011

Tilda Summer Blues Fabrics

There are six new Tilda fabrics from the Summer Blues range on the website as well as a fat quarter pack featuring all the new fabrics. We also have a Tilda Design Ribbons pack in the same colourway.

Q5344, Tilda Summer Blues

Tilda Summer Blues, Molly Blue (per 1/4 metre) Ref: 5344-4

Tilda Summer Blues, Rosy Teal (per 1/4 metre) Ref: 5344-1

Friday 15 April 2011

Friday 25 March 2011

Marble Patchwork Fabrics

There is a new range of Essential Marble Fabrics. Over 50 different shades so you are certain to find one of these patchwork blenders that fits in with your quilt project. As well as fabrics by the metre there is a charm pack of 50 fabrics cut to 5" square. C5200

New Mighty Bright Lights

Mighty Bright 12 LED Floor Magnifier. Ref: 10334

The largest Mighty Bright so far is the Mighty Bright 12 LED Floor Magnifier; a light-plus-magnifier, floor-standing model that provides ample light and image enhancement for crafters and hobbyists who need their hands free. This sturdy unit features a heavy duty gooseneck that is remarkably easy to adjust; bend it to work at tabletop height or extend it fully to 54" for workshop projects. Twelve powerful LEDs (grouped in threes) encircle the viewing area which features a 2x magnifying lens with a 5x bifocal inset. A unique system of reflectors further intensifies its light output. Assembly is tool-free, and its power button and handle are conveniently large and easy to use. Optional battery power makes this one of the only floor lamps you can tote around the house and workshop without hunting for the nearest mains outlet. It’s well suited for leisurely moments, too. Set up near your favorite chair and position the lens over your lap to brighten and enlarge reading, writing, knitting, and any other task you find difficult without a magnifier.

Mighty Bright Lighted Seam Ripper. Ref: 10333

At the other end of the scale is the Mighty Bright seam ripper and magnifier.
Mighty Bright 2-LED USB Light. Ref: 10335

Another innovative light from Mighty Bright is this 2 LED USB light. It plugs directly into the USB port of your computer or laptop and uses power from your laptop. Great for when you are on the go and need to light up your screen to see your keyboard or screen.
Mighty Bright Vusion 2 Silver. Ref: 10331. Mighty Bright Vusion 2 Purple. Ref: 10332

Finally we have the Vusion 2 which is a larger version of our popular Vusion light which combines a goose neck LED light system with a goose neck magnifier. The Vusion 2 fetaures 6 LED lights for even greater brightness.