Monday, July 28, 2008

Celtic patchwork and quilting fabric

Celtic Patchwork and quilting cushion panelWe featured intricate designs featuring Celtic knotwork back in 2006 and they were very popular. The current range of Celtic designs contrasts teal blues with warm, rich earthy tones, and highlighted with gold. Above is one of two designs from the cushion panel strip.Celtic design Panel Fabric
There is a cushion panel, a mini strip and four coordinating fabrics. Celtic illustration is a favourite of mine and I have always admired the work of Jim Fitzpatrick and the Celtic inspired works of Lloyd Alexander were a favourite when I was younger.

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Daiwabo Japanese Fabrics

Daiwabo have produced a stunning range of Japanese fabrics with exquisite texture, detail and design. These are beuatiful fabrics and are available as a range of fat quarter packs or by the metre at £15.40 per metre.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Oodles of Noodles and Bundles of Homespun

Batik Fabric Noodles from Fabric Freedom Three new Strip Rolls from Fabric Freedom, £17.95. There are 50 Indian Batik Fabrics cut to approximately 2 1/2" by 43" fabrics on each roll. All three rolls are also available as a Summer Offer for £50.

Homespun Fabric Bundles
We also have five new Homespun Fat Quarter Bundles, £11.95. Each bundle contains 8 different homespuns cut as fat quarter yards, 45cm x 55cm (18" x 22"). The bundles have some beautiful really subtle colours. There is also a Summer Offer on these Bundles.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

New Fabrics for Children

We have a number of new fabrics in our Babies and Children section, including two new Paddington Bear coordinates. I note with interest that Paddington Bear is in the news with the release of the latest volume Paddington Bear: Here and Now (review).

Paddington Bear Fabric coordinate
There are also new Humpty Dumpty fabrics and some very cute Teddy Bears. We also have available a quilt kit featuring a Very Hungry Caterpillar, the star of the hit childrens book by Eric Carle.Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt Kit by Eric Carle

For older children we have some new fabrics featuring Dinosaurs, Wizards and Princesses.
Fabrics are available by the metre or as Fat Quarter Packs

Dinosaur Fabric

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Fabric Palettes 2008 has arrived

Our new Fabric Palettes Catalogue for 2008 has now been printed and is being sent out. There are lots of new fabrics showcased and Nik has ben working hard to get all the fabrics and packs ready. We have lots of new ranges such as Textures, Leaves and Country Store as well as many more fat quarter packs including over 20 twenty Kaffe Fassett packs.

Strip rolls have been very popular recently and we have a number of new books which highlight projects that you can make with them. We also have a new Strip Roll template set from Marti Michell which can help you easily turn your strips into finshed quilts. Finally we have eight new Strip Rolls which focus on a number of our fabric ranges.

Tonga Batiks Strip Roll

Brief details on the fabrics and where to find them on our online store can be found here.

Kaffe Fassett Paperweight Fat Quarter Pack (Q1237, £19.20)
We hope that you enjoy our new Fabrics

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter Holidays

Well it looks as if it may be a cold and damp Easter break here in the UK, so best be surrounded by as many Easter Eggs as possible, and if that fails some of your favourite needlework projects.

Today I have put up two new fabric ranges, Lotus Hana and Passion Fruit. Both of them feature a palette of purples and lavenders but they are very different prints. Personally I think the Lotus Hana (also see the Hana range which will be one of our Fabric Palettes for 2008) is a lovely range of fabrics.

Lotus Hana 1

Passion Fruit 3 by Hoffman Fabrics

I have added a number of new Kaffe Fassett Fat Quarter Packs to the Kaffe Fassett area. If you have a favourite design from Kaffe then you can now sample his fabrics as fat quarters.

Kimino Fat Quarter Pack

Finally we have an offer for 2008 for fabrics purchased through the Bargain Basics Club. Members receive each quarter a pack of 25, 100% cotton fabrics. Further quantities of these fabrics can be purchased at the reduced price of £5.40/m from £6/m for 2008. Full details can be found on our Bargain Basics Club Page.

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Oriental Fabrics

We have a new range of Oriental-inspired patchwork fabrics called Hana. Groups of the fabric are available as four fat quarter packs or as a Special Collection pack, or you can buy them individually by the metre. A lovely fabric range with a fine metallic overprint.

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Zen Japanese "Taupe" fabrics

Japanese "Taupe" fabrics are one of my favourite ranges, I love the combinations of subtle, complimentary cream, fawn and brown designs. This new range of Zen fabrics may not offer the finer finish of fabrics printed in Japan, but they are still great designs and are at a fantastic price of £7.40/metre. There are thirty six fabrics in all, available as a Charm or Special Collection pack, as six fat quarter packs or individually by the metre.

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Kaffe Fassett 5-for-4 Fat Quarter Packs

We have some great offers on Fat Quarter Packs featuring Kaffe Fassett designed fabrics. Buy five fat quarters for the price of four, saving you £2.40 on the pack.
There are five Kaffe Fassett packs. There are also deals on other Rowan Designers with six fat quarter packs from Martha Negley, Philip Jacobs and Carla Miller.

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