Monday, October 12, 2009

Patchwork Palette Packs

Kaffe Fassett Patchwork Fabric Pack Kaffe Fassett Reds Patchwork Palette

Amy Butler Lotus Patchwork Palette
We launched our new Patchwork Palettes at the Festival of Quilts in August and they proved very successful. Each Palette features 20 fabrics cut to 10 inch squares so they are perfect for Layer Cake patterns. Since there are only 20 fabrics in each pack they are more versatile, as you can mix different Patchwork Palettes into the same quilt. Our Patchwork Palette range will be growing but we start off with packs from Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs and Amy Butler.

Amy Butler Midwest Modern Patchwork Palette

Kaffe Fassett Golds Patchwork Palette

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Country Miniatures Fabrics

Country Miniatures Fabric
A lovely collection of small scale prints - perfect for miniature work or mix with some Thimbleberries. Twenty four fabrics by the metre, a special collection and three fat quarter packs.


Tone Finnanger and Tilda Fabrics

Tone Finnanger and Tilda Fabrics
Tone Finnanger is a Norwegian designer who has created her own range of fabrics for her charming home dec craft projects. Her style is fresh and clean using lots of small scale prints.

The fabrics are slightly unusual as they are printed on a wider 142cm (56"), 100% cotton. We have three fat quarter groups of 5 fabrics each and fifteen individual fabrics by the metre. We also stock her project books to make a variety of home and personal accessories.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Britannia Novelty Fabrics

Britannia patchwork and quilting fabric

We stock the Britannia range of fabrics in our Conversationals palette with a British theme. There is a panel and six fabrics by the metre, and they are also available as a fat quarter pack. Familiar British, and in particular London, icons are featured such as black cabs, post boxes, red buses and London landmarks on this range of novelty patchwork and quilting fabrics.
Britannia cotton fabric

Britannia fabic

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Nostalgia Fabrics Strip Roll

Nostalgia Strip Roll
The Nostalgia fabrics are smaller scale prints with designs that are reminscent of the 20's and 30's. We now have a strip roll with 30 fabrics cut to 2 1/2" strips.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Latest Patchwork Fabrics

Two very different fabric ranges have been added to the website. There are 24 new Thimbleberries fabrics from Lynette Jensen. The Lodge & Lakeside fabrics are in country shades of Blues, Greens, Reds and Browns, with a variety of designs from but many with a floral theme.

Thimbleberries fabrics
Lynette Jensen fabrics

The Arizona range of Batiks meanwhile feature a fossil leaf and dotted circle motif to bring variety to the warmer batik palette.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Cotton Patch Winter Web Sale 2009

Cotton Patch Sale
We have started our February Winter Web sale with some great bargains on our fabrics. There is now a range of 6o Tonga Batik fabrics down from £9/m to £8/m.
There is a large selection of some excellent Philip Jacobs fabrics which are now down to £5.60/m. This section also contains our Kaffe Fassett bargain fabrics.
For something completely different try our Cherished Memory range from Quilt Gate down from £10.40 to £8.80/m.
Also for great web bargain fabrics then check out our Bargain fabrics section. There are 150 new fabrics added to our existing range all at the bargain price of £6/m.
For further details on items in the sale then click here.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Bargain Patchwork and Quilting Fabrics

It has been a busy day and I have put 120 new bargain fabrics on the website. There is a fantastic range of designs and the section is organised by colourway. All of the fabrics in this section are priced £6 per metre. Below are some of the new fabrics to go up today.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

New patchwork fabrics

There are a number of new fabrics on the website, with the Dewberry, Kasuri II, Kaffe Fassett Millefiore and Empress Bouquet ranges being added.

I have also seperated out the Daylight and Mighty Bright Magnifiers so that they have their own dedicated section.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kaffe Fassett Country Garden Quilts Fabric Packs

Kaffe Fassett Country Garden Quilts Book
Kaffe Fasset and Rowan's latest Patchwork and Quilting project book was launched at the Festival of Quilts in August. The book is a sumptuous collection of quilts with a floral theme and marks a decade of partnership between Kaffe and Rowan. We now have available all 20 quilts as fabric packs for you to make. The instructions for making the quilts are all in Country Garden Quilts so you will need a copy of the book. As usual there is a range of visually stunning quilts from a range of designers using some of the latest fabrics from Kaffe.

Kaffe Fassett Quilting
The photographs of the quilts were taken at Great Dixter, the House and Gardens made famous by Christopher Lloyd, that epitomise the English Country Garden. Great Dixter is combination of an original mid 15th century building and a 16th century house in a similar style, which was moved from Kent. This new combination was the work of the famous architect Edwin Lutyens. The Garden though is mainly the work of Christopher Lloyd and is in an arts and crafts style with a Long Border, Wall Garden and Meadow amongst its features.

Kaffe Fassett Fabric Packs Blooms Quilt

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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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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Patchwork Fabric Prewashing Advice

In our Fabric Palettes Catalogue we included some advice on prewashing your patchwork fabrics. I have now put this up on the website and I have included the details below for your information.

Washing patchwork fabrics.
Some patchworkers prefer not to prewash fabric, but prewashing new fabrics generally ensures that there will be no uneven shrinkage and no transfer of colours when the finished piece is washed. These guidelines apply to most 100% cotton fabrics, but we would always advise testing a small piece first as manufacturing processes do vary:

Unfold all fabrics before putting into the washing machine.

Wash light coloured fabrics in tepid water with a phosphate free detergent.

Soak dark coloured fabrics individually in cold water for approximately half an hour and then machine wash in cold water with a phosphate free detergent.

Ensure your washing machine is set to a low spin cycle, Tumble fabric almost dry then remove and press with an iron.

Completed quilts made from light and dark fabrics should only be washed in cold water.


Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fresh Fabrics

Our Free Spirit Club fat quarter pack has recently been sent out and the fabrics by the metre can now be purchased. The new fabrics are called Fresh Cut and as ever with Free Spirit are bold, bright and cheerful and bound to add a zing to your step after the downpours of this week. Apologies to those who haven't been under the deluge.

Free Spirit Patchwork Fabric

We also have some new fabrics for our Hoffman Club and the Forever Green range provides co-ordinates of subtle greens with foliage designs.

Hoffman Patchwork Fabrics

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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

Country Store Fabrics - Patchwork Fabrics

Another completely new range we have just launched is our Country Store range. These are small scale designs such as dots, stars, small flowers and checks in warm, country colours. There are 30 fabrics available by the metre or as fat quarter packs, a charm pack and special collection pack or as one of our new strip rolls with 30 fabrics cut to 2 1/2" strips.

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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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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hoffman Challenge 2009 Fabrics

Our Hoffman Challenge 2008 fabrics have now sold out but we have now taken delivery of the Hoffman Challenge 2009 fabrics. Click on the link for details of the fabrics and the 2009 Hoffman Challenge. There is a pdf available with the Hoffman UK Challenge Rules of Entry.

Please note this entry is now out of date. "The fabrics for the popular Hoffman Challenge for 2008 have now arrived and are available. There are four fabrics and they can be purchased as a fat quarter pack or as individual fabrics. I have put the rules of entry for the Challenge on the bottom of the fabric page. Further details can be obtained from Grosvenor Exhibitions who organise the Hoffman Challenge on 01775 712100 " Edited 02/03/09

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wasabi Fabrics

We have eight new fabrics in our Far East section. Delicate coordinated Japanese-style fabrics in purples and limes.


Friday, January 4, 2008

January Sale

The Cotton Patch Sale starts on January 4th and there are some great deals on patchwork and quilting fabric as we clear our shelves for new fabric ranges. There are also notions and books on sale and our discounted prices on a range of Daylight lamps continues.

We have also relaunched our Bargain Fabrics section with over hundred new fabrics and we will be adding a further 400 fabrics over the course of January. These are quality fabrics at the great Introductory price of just £5.40 per metre.

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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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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Nancy Halvorsen Panels

We have two new panels from Nancy Halvorsen. The panels, both approximately 60cm x 112cm, are in her classic whimsical style.
Ref 1848-1, £5.50 and 1848-2, £5.50
Nancy Halvorsen Panels

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Quilt Pink II from Moda

Moda has produced a new range of fabrics for its successful Quilt Pink initiative, which ran last year. Quilt Pink is a US sponsored event to benefit breast cancer research, so for our part The Cotton Patch made a donation from our Quilt Pink sales to St. Mary's Hospice, which is a local Birmingham-based charity.

We have a Charm Pack of 25 fabrics as well as a fat quarter pack and 13 pink fabrics by the metre. The fabrics are priced £9/m and we will donate 50p for every metre sold.
Moda Quilt Pink fabrics

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