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Josephine goes to Southwold

We’ve just had a delivery of French General Josephine charm packs and jelly rolls and couldn’t resist whipping up a quick quilt top with a charm pack.  These packs are part of the Moda pre cut range and consist of 42  5 x 5 inch squares featuring the whole collection which is a great way to get a large range of fabrics without having to buy loads.  We just arranged them as they came out of the pack and put in a few larger squares for contrast and came up with this…


It’s so simple – it just means matching up a few seams and, because the squares are pre-cut, even this is pretty straight forward!  If you’d like to see Josephine in all her glory then come to our pop up shop at The Swan Hotel in Southwold, Suffolk this Friday 6th, Saturday 7th  and Sunday 8th December from 10.00am.  Friday is the turning on of the Christmas lights in Southwold so there’ll be lots to see and do but just remember the High Street will be closed from 5pm so best to get in early if you’re planning to visit the town on that day.

We’ll also have some more scrap bags (and we know how you love a scrap bag!) and a few other interesting bits and pieces so call in and see us for a chat and bring along anything you’ve made since we last saw you.  Valerie and John from Daisy May Quilting will be there with their quilt display – we can’t wait to see what they’ll have this time – so it should be a great few days.  Let’s just hope it doesn’t snow this time!

Janet & Louise


Four days to go…

…and we’ll be back for another pop up shop at The Swan Hotel in Southwold, Suffolk so if you didn’t make it to The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham (or even if you did!) come and say hello and see some of our lovely new fabric.

Winter's Lane

Winter’s Lane by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. from Moda

Reminisce by Bonnie Christine from Art Gallery Fabrics

Reminisce by Bonnie Christine from Art Gallery Fabrics

Simply Style by V and Co from Moda

Simply Style by V and Co from Moda

This time we’ll be there for FOUR days (Friday 23rd to Monday 26th from 10.00am)  so there’s plenty of opportunity to drop in and have a chat.  Valerie and John from Daisy May Quilting will be downstairs with their quilt display and we’ll be upstairs with all our fabric and a few new items to show off.

Spring House cushion cover

Spring House cushion cover

Don’t forget to bring yours to show us!

See you there.

Janet & Louise

Spring House in Southwold

The Cygnet Room, Swan Hotel, Southwold

The Cygnet Room, Swan Hotel, Southwold

There have been 2 new fabric deliveries in the last week or so –

boho spring house

Boho by Urban Chiks for Moda – a collection of funky retro fabrics with bold designs in a variety of sizes.  We’ve chosen the blue/brown palette with a pop of red.

And Spring House by Stephanie Ryan also for Moda.  This is Stephanie’s debut line for Moda and is so clean and fresh and yes – Spring-like!  There are some great ideas of how to put this fabric to good use on Stephanie’s website.

We’ll have both these collections at our next pop up shop at The Swan Hotel in Southwold, Suffolk this weekend – Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May from 10.00am.  Valerie and John from Daisy May Quilting will be there with a quilt display to show off their fabulous long-arm quilting skills and of course our room will be one big Aladdin’s cave of fabric!

Also featuring at the pop up will be some new items that we’ve made since our last time at The Swan –

juggling summer casablanca

a cushion cover made with Zen Chic’s Juggling Summer and a quilt made with Casablanca from Benartex.

So if you need to match some fabric, have something you’ve made that you’d like to show us or just want a bit of a chat – come along and say hello!

Janet & Louise

Bundles of joy

We spent last weekend putting together a few new fat quarter bundles for the website starting with the most recent collections.

3bundlesCasablanca, Comma & Juggling Summer

Then we started to have some fun by mixing it up a bit…


with this Juggling Summer and Comma bundle – a great Zen Chic combo.

Then we added a few others …


Casablanca with some turquoise and gold


Lily Ashbury’s Gypsy Girl with the green spotty Comma and a Bella Solid in leaf.

cuzco & kasuri bundlesAnd because once we started we couldn’t stop – some Cuzco with Nights in Barcelona and a gold Willow and some lovely Kasuri teamed with a Moda Bella solid in plum – yum!

You can see all our bundles here and if you come and see us at our next pop up shop at The Swan Hotel, Southwold on May 25th to 27th, you can make your own!

Janet & Louise

Popping back to The Swan

Yes, its’s December again which means we’re back at the Swan Hotel in Southwold for another pop up shop.  After the excitement of the Autumn Quilt Festival in Duxford where we could only show off a small selection of our fabric, it’s time to go mad and put it all on display!  There’s been a few new fabric ranges arrive since we were last at the Swan…

pop up dec 2012 fabric

Urbanicity by Michele D’Amore, Gypsy Girl by Lily Ashbury, Feathers and Fancy by Dianna LaFerry, Oh Deer by Momo and the Japanese-inspired Kasuri.

And for those of you who came to see us at Duxford – here’s a little peek of what’s arrived since…


Chateau Rouge mini charm packs

simply colour

Simply Colour by V and Co.

We’re also extending our range of Bella solids and now have some great colours in plums and greys so if you get a chance to drop by we’d love to see you.  Friday night (7th December) is also the turning on of the Christmas lights in Southwold so you can really get into the Christmas spirit if you haven’t already!

Janet & Louise

Salt Air & Tomato Soup

Here’s the latest in our bag collection – a little seasidey number from Kwik Sew made with Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda and a coordinating Bella solid in Tomato Soup.

Quiksew bag

As you can see the fabric is perfect for the beach and holidays and has a lovely vintage feel – here’s hoping for an Indian Summer!

We’ve also teamed up the three Salt Air fabrics and the Pond and Snow Bella Solids for a lovely fresh and breezy bundle.  The Bella Solids are excellent quality plain cotton with a high thread count and are also very competitively priced so when they’re added to a bundle it keeps the overall cost down which can’t be bad!

Salt Air with Bella Solids

There’s no limit to what you can get up to with solids –  this simple quilt pattern by Angela Walters would look great in these Bella Solids.

The new bag will be at our pop up shop in Southwold along with all the fabric and the Kwiksew pattern so come along and check us out if you can.  To all of you setting up for the Festival of Quilts today and all of you heading that way over the weekend – have a great time!
Janet & Louise

New fabric! – Trade Winds

Ooh, look what we’ve got!

One of the best parts of having an online fabric shop is opening the boxes when they arrive!  Especially when the fabric is as glorious as this Trade Winds by Lily Ashbury for Moda.  You can see our range here – including jelly rolls – and the great thing is it coordinates beautifully with Lily Ashbury’s previous collection, Summer House.  Vibrant is the name of the game when it comes to both these collections and they would make fabulous summer clothing now that the weather has finally got its act together!

Janet & Louise

Click below to visit our online shop

Fabric Pop up Shop

Reydon Village Hall, Southwold, IP8 6RFMay 26th, 2018
4 days to go.

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