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March 26, 2015It's a small world! For a minimum spend of just £20 we can offer our Australian and New Zealand customers a flat rate courier shipping charge of £20 using TNT's express service, which only takes 3-4 working days. No excuse for not acting on that creative urge then... Read more
February 19, 2015UPDATE – soon the walls were in full colour: Booth 520 is ready and waiting at QuiltCon, Austin, Texas. Do pop by and say hello to Maria who runs Pinwheels. Look out for more quilts that we know are coming for display... Fingers crossed that FedEx battle through the snow in Memphis to deliver the extra stock of Oakshott fabrics you are all lining up for! Keep warm and enjoy the show. Read more
December 15, 2014Anne Williams has got her card all planned out:
For the background of a handmade Christmas card I would use the gorgeous Celebes from the Colourshott range. This shimmering light blue fabric would create a wonderful snowy backdrop, the perfect foil for a festive design.Wonder if Santa is listening?
My favourite tool, and one I always have close by when either hand or machine sewing, is That Purple Thang, an approximately 6in long plastic ‘purple thang’! One end is flattened into a 1/4in square, which is useful for checking your seam allowance as you stitch and also for holding seams in place as you feed patches through the machine; the other end has a rounded point, which is ideal for pushing, prodding, poking, stuffing... At under £5, perhaps whoever is putting the presents under my tree would like to give me the gift of a never-ending supply...Read more
December 15, 2014Rita of Red Pepper Quilts from down under is going traditional with a light twist:
Colourshott 24 Zinnia - fits in with a green/red Christmas theme but will still contrast with: a darker "tree" green, white for snow and red for Santa.As for her sewing tool, anybody else discovered the pain free world of basting?
I've misplaced my Kwik Klip basting tool so I would love to see this under the Christmas tree. I pin baste my quilts and this tool is handy for closing pins effortlessly, no more sore fingers.Read more