Sunday, March 16, 2014

Vinyl Mesh Bag

I have finished my vinyl mesh bag and love it. I chose to use some Kaffe Fasset fabric on the front and a plain orange inside (so I can see what's in my pockets) and I used a purple vinyl mesh. This bag was very easy to sew and I will make more I am sure. It is light and yet holds everything really well.

These shots clearly show all parts of the bag. It has 3 pockets on each side both inside and out. I like to sling my handbags over my shoulder rather than hold them so I added a longer handle, this could have been made from the same fabric if I had wanted. It was really easy to put the zip into as well. Do call in and check it out. The vinyl mesh comes in lots of wonderful colours, so plenty of choice.

New Patchwork Fabrics March 2014

I love unwrapping parcels - don't you? Especially when it is wonderful fabrics -
Check what has arrived in store over the last week or so

These wonderful bright fabrics are extra wide backing fabric 2.8m wide NZ$31 per metre
These can be used on the fronts of quilts as well, not just as backers. But what fabulous brights fabrics to back a quilt, and no joins!

The Bohemia range from Julie Paschkis is NZ$27.90 per metre and the panel is NZ$17.30
I love her folk artsy style and rich colours. Check out the cat slinking along the black and white area on the border print.
This appealed as it is so different. Home is Where the Story Begins by Jamie Fingal is a lovely design making you think of home and holidays in caravans. Have fun incorporating this into a cheerful little design. NZ$27.40 per metre
And this one is another 'fun' print, full of bright and happy colours. Happy Town is NZ$27.90 per metre
Pukeko Posse is the latest New Zealand design. NZ$22.30per metre

The Magic of Oz NZ$27.90 per metre and the panel is NZ$17.30 for a set of 8 squares, 60cm wide
Walk along the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Toto and the Tin Man and create a lovely quilt
Whoo Loves Ya NZ$22.30 per metre - a lovely bright group of owls, who are still very popular.

Come in store to view some of these and many more patchwork fabrics and mail order is welcome as well.
This weekend March 21-23 I will be having a merchant stall at the Wine Country Quilt Show at Pukeora in Waipukurau. Love to see you there. The shop will still be open here, although closing at 12:30 on Saturday.