The Handmade Fair with Kirstie Allsopp

The Handmade Fair with Kirstie Allsopp

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Kirstie Allsopp and Hobbycraft to bring you The Handmade Fair!   Coming this September to Hampton Court Palace, it’s going to be an event of all things, people and activities crafty! We’re especially looking forward to seeing the king of colour himeself Kaffe Fassett! Visit www.thehandmadefair.com to… Continue reading

WIN a Janome sewing machine!

Janome sewing machine

If you’d like to win a Janome sewing machine, then you’re in luck! Janome have kindly given us one brand spanking new Janome 525S to give away, which happens to be exactly the model used by the contestants on the current BBC2 series of The Great British Sewing Bee. Seriously, those machines need to be the… Continue reading

A Valentine’s Rose – just so romantic!

Valentine Rose by Tanya Whelan

The look of love is in your… fabric! Treat yourself or someone special to a bunch of Valentine Rose fabric from Tanya Whelan! We jut adore this romantic collection that still satisfies our modern tastes with clean lines and bold colours. Even if hearts and roses aren’t normally your bag, it’s hard to resist getting… Continue reading

Go Hoop-la!

Hoop-la cover

If you love adding a smattering (or more!) of contemporary embroidery to your quilted creations, you’ll adore Hoop-la!  Hoop-La! is a brand new magazine taking a contemporary look at embroidery. Enjoy 49 step-by-step projects, a stitch library, interviews and more. We love the opportunity to play with fabric, and adding a touch of stitchery is just… Continue reading

Pantone Radiant Orchid – fabric picks

Pantone Radiant Orchid fabric

Pantone, the geniuses who have standardised colour around the world for designers, have announced their ‘Color of the Year’ for 2014 as Radiant Orchid!

So obviously the first thing we did was to race to our fabric stash and start pulling anything with this beautiful purple, lilac, amethyst hue – old or new. Pantone Radiant Orchid isn’t as popular a colour as many, but it’s now sure to be having its moment in 2014, in fashion, interiors and of course, quilting!

Christmas fabric we love!

Christmas fabric

We’re feeling in the festive spirit big style today, especially after spotting this Christmas fabric collection, Hip Holiday by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics. The mix of retro graphics with a modern twist of the traditional Christmas palette is spot on – now we just need Santa!

New fabric we love – Joel Dewberry

joel dewberry

We love Joel Dewberry’s new fabric line, True Colors,  for FreeSpirit Fabric. It ticks all the boxes for simple graphic repeat prints in pure, punchy hues!