Monday, September 30, 2013

Patchwork Books

I have received lots of lovely new patchwork books in this last week. Getting ready for being a merchant at Rangitikei Country Quilters Exhibition this weekend at Marton. Hopefully see some of you there?
 I love Patsy Thompson's machine quilting DVD's and here is a book from her. Love the hyperquilting technique of over stitching your quilting in another colour to emphasise the pattern. NZ$40
 Fill'er Up by Renae Haddadin is another machine quilting book. Renae does focus more on using a long arm machine but you can learn for domestic machines as well. Renae has quilted some stunning designs, check them out.NZ$47
In The Studio with Angela Walters - Angela has been machine quilting a lot of modern style quilts. Check out her book  and designs.
 Make Your First Quilt - a lovely book to get you started.NZ$35
Dual Image Applique - I love the ideas in this book. Create 2 designs from one piece of fabric which you carefully cut and then fuse into place. You need to see this book to understand what wonderful quilts you can create.NZ$52
 Sue Spargo's patterns are lovely. Check out the beautiful wool applique and embroidery on this quilt. NZ$42
 Best of Fons & Parters Tips and Techniques is a great book for getting ideas. I got this book in a month back and it sold out straight away. Read some of these tips and use them yourself. Also some quilt patterns included. NZ$55
Yoko Saito does some lovely woolwork. NZ61
 Colour in Art Quilts has lots of good info about making art quilts. A really good read. NZ$53
 Streaks of Batiks - love working with Batik fabrics. Check out some of the striped designs. NZ$42
Best Ever Applique Sampler from Piece O Cake Designs has some very fresh looking designs, clearly explaining how all the applique is done NZ$55
If you'd like to see any of these call in to the shop, if you want to mail order them, email or phoneme. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Children's Fabrics New In Store

I just love it when new fabrics arrive in store. Well that is generally once a week so I have fun opening these parcels. This arrived last week . Panel for boys (or girls who like action toys)
And I love this one - for all Pooh fans out there ...
Pooh and friends playing hide 'n seek. Both panels NZ$24.80 each. 90cm x 115cm
And a matching fabric for this one
NZ$24.80 per metre.
Love these owls - oops they're upside down and I cannot figure out how to right them in blogger. At least you can see how cute they are. And these lovely co-ordinates that go with them.
Lovely blue chevron and these lovely little spot fabrics...

I am sure none of these will last long.
Do call in and check them out.