March 2021

Slowly, slowly some normality is creeping back into the classroom and shop.  It’s SO FABULOUS to have the buzz of students with us again with beautiful projects and fabrics surrounding us.

BOM Update

Pour Helene – Quiltmania BOM for 2021
This is proving to be very popular, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to join in.  We are hoping to receive all of the beautiful Stof fabric towards the end of March, and the first packs will be available once we can get them cut and packed. Of course COVID and lockdowns have been the cause of the delays in supply.


Quilt Labels
We’re often asked about quilt labels, and currently have these sewing related ones available.
Clover Patchwork Multi Board
Back in stock again!  These clever boards have a sandpaper section for hand prepping, a small cutting mat and a leather piece in between handy for laying out your pieces as you cut
House of Embroidery Threads
House of Embroidery is a proudly South African Fair Trade company providing employment for previously disadvantaged South Africans, particularly single mothers who are the sole breadwinners in their families. Sourced directly from manufacturers who operate according to ethical standards, their threads and silks are of the the highest quality. Hand dyed in small batches with the utmost care, they provide an extraordinary range of colorfast threads from beautiful blushes to vibrant violets. Available in the full range of Perle 8 threads.
We have a large range of Renaissance Ribbon packs in precut 1m lengths, as well as ribbons by the metre and a bowl of remnants in usable lengths. Renaissance produces gorgeous jacquard ribbons and many of our packs feature well known designers such as Kaffe Fasset, Tula Pink and Sue Spargo.
We now have a range of metal zips in some basic colours,  All of which are great for your bag making
Ric Rac!!
We have an amazing array of ric-rac in such a wide range of sizes and colours.  Perfect for jazzing up quilts, bags, boxes, tins………
and speaking of tins.....Who doesn’t love – or need! – a tin. More tins due for Easter, available in store from 17th March or for pre-order on our website.
Crochet Hooks
Fancy turning your hand to a bit of crochet?  We have a great range of Clover crochet hooks, from individual sizes to a “box set”
To easily thread ribbon or elastic into your latest bag project, try these bodkins
Our range of Bloc-Loc products has been renewed.  Not used Bloc Loc before?  They’re designed to eliminate “rocking” when cutting with a rotary cutter.  Check them out! The HST sets and individuals are our most popular. Perfect for squaring up your Half Square Triangle Blocks. Click on this link to watch a YouTube demo of the HST Bloc Loc.
Sale Tables!!
If you’ve visited the shop recently you will have seen our sale tables outside the door filled with goodies at reduced prices, including 3m packs of fabric for $19.50 and 1m packs for $7.50.  Get in while they last! If you can't make it to the shop, you'll find a variety of goodies at similar prices in the sale section on our website.

Patterns & Kits

Hatched and Patched
“The Santa, The Tree, The Turkey & Me”
It’s never too early to start on a Christmas quilt and this quirky one from Anni fits the bill! Pattern available, and background Linen (BOM currently full)
“A Dog’s Life Pencil Case”
Also from Anni this cute pencil case is available as a pattern only or as a kit.
Felt Kits
It’s taken 4 months, with COVID and BREXIT delays but finally these very popular craft kits are Back In Stock!  So many different things to make! 
Granny’s Legacy
Beautiful kits and patterns from a mother and daughter team specialising in creating wool applique patterns, hand dyed woollens, and wool kits. Available as pattern only or kit.
Elizabeth Hartman
Awesome Ocean
Featuring a reef of underwater creatures, this quilt, in two sizes, is made without papers or foundation piecing, just conventional cutting and sewing.
"The Puppies"
Featuring a variety of different puppies, this kit makes the perfect gender neutral baby quilt.
Forage by Lisa Mattock - new stock has just arrived.
“Granny Smith Quilt”
Just released by Lisa, “Granny Smith” is a contemporary take on slow stitching and mixes vintage doilies with Liberty fabric and threads.
“Slow Stitched Huswif”
Made in collaboration with L’uccello, create this project to store your favourite sewing tools and threads
“Woodland Scarf”
This gorgeous linen scarf is embroidered with woodland motifs of mushrooms and tiny flowers, or let your imagination take hold and add your own touches to what will become a special piece of ‘wearable art’
A happy, bright wall quilt which uses a combination of slow stitched backgrounds, raw edge appliqué, simple stitches and scrap fabrics, and includes templates to create an array of whimsical birds
Kits are currently being put together for Lisa’s patterns.  Please contact us if you’re interested.
Everyday Quilts
Patterns and templates of this popular quilt are now back in stock!
“Twinkle Twinkle” & “What Colour is an Elephant?”
For the little ones in your life


Liberty New Arrivals
We've just had a delivery of beautiful Liberty Tana Lawn Fabrics. Available by the metre or pre-cut Fat 16th's.
We've also put together a March Liberty Special. Available until 31st of March - A Fat 1/16th of each of our newest Liberty's.
Normal price $112.50
Special March price $99.50!
 Three new widebacks from Kim Diehl
Memoirs  by 3 Sisters
A stunning fabric of birds, butterflies, flowers, music, feathers, building plans and notations.  Perfect to feature in the centre of a medallion, fussy cut, or as a background.
Pele Mele Starter Packs” 
To accompany Veronique’s “Pele Mele” patterns, these starter kits will get you on your way.  And we have plenty of the 3 patterns themselves, with the templates too.


Homegrown by Sue Spargo

As written by Sue about her most recent quilt pattern :

As the saying goes, “Home is where the Heart is”… from cottages to casistas, from mud houses to log cabins, homes from across the globe gather together in Homegrown. Built around our town square, Homegrown is a multi-layered quilt using hand dyed wools and textural fabrics.
Homes may be pieced or layered, then enchanced with embroidery in a vast array of fibers differing in type and weight. As with all towns, expect the unexpected… mystery stitched random elements will appear throughout the quilt.

Also includes the patterns for 3 bonus projects : Sunnyside Manor Pincushion, Peep Party Zip Bag and Home Sweet Home Spool Sack.

We also stock the full range of Sue Spargo Felted Wools, matching Ellana Threads, Eleganza Threads and Creative Stitching 2 (which is required to complete the quilt).


Veronique’s patterns and quilts have proved very popular and if you’d like to explore making any with Veronique herself come and join in her class.  We have 2 dates in March to choose from (or perhaps both!)

When:                  12 March 1.00pm to 3.30pm - FULL, book now for April

OR                         17 March 10.00am to 12.30pm

Cost:                     $30.00 per class

That’s it for now – thanks for reading to the end! 
Until next time
“Patchwork Made Possible”
Phone: (03) 9877 1664