More SALE items, TIPS to solve thread problems, and NEW fabrics
This week we have added a huge range of our Christmas Fabricsto our Sale Sectionso be sure to check those out. PLUS, some tempting new fabrics have arrived. Also included is a link to a very helpful article on troubleshooting thread problems you may be having when machining - definitely worth a read. We hope you find it helpful!
Oak Alley - Selling Fast!
Have you ordered your Oak Alley fabrics yet? We suggest you do so asap to avoid disappointment. We have already run out of some of the prints. At this stage it seems unlikely that Andover will reprint this range so be sure not to miss out if you'd like some.
Part 1 of Clementine, is now available and it's not too late to join! How happy and pretty are the fabrics that Irene Blanck has chosen for part 1!
Correction to Month 1 Cutting Instructions
IMPORTANT : QM have mistakenly printed the cutting instructions for part 2 in magazine #147, instead of part 1 instructions. They are obviously hugely apologetic for this mistake!! The have provided a PDF copy of the correct cutting instructions for part 1. A copy of these can be found on the Quiltmania website here or email us and we are happy to email you a copy.
Our next shipment of Quiltmania 147 is due to arrive this week. Order now to ensure you don't miss out!
Are you looking for new project but aren't quite sure where to start? Crossroads by Rachelle Denney is a gorgeous pattern perfect for Fat Quarters. We have kits for this pattern made up featuring bundles of Kaffe Fasset Fat Quarters and Aboriginal Dot main fabrics. Normally $177 for the bundle, this week's special price is $149.50.Further details can be found on our website.
What the difference is between Vliesofix and Steam a Seam?
Vliesoflix has paper on one side and a fusible web on the other. Used for applique you draw your pattern on the paper side, roughly cut your shapes and fuse it to your fabric, before cutting exactly on the drawn line and then fusing your shape to the background fabric. Vliesoflix has a thin layer of glue and is easy to stitch. Steam-a-Seam has 2 layers of paper with fusible web between the 2 layers. The pattern is drawn on one side of the paper (the side with the grid), roughly cut out and then the plain side of the paper is removed. Once the paper is removed the applique will stick to the background without ironing and remain in place until all pieces can be fused down with the iron. Steam-a-Seam has a thicker layer of glue and can be difficult to stitch - a titanium topstitch needle is recommended.
I recently read an excellent article covering lots of tips and tricks to common thread problems. Written by Karen Miller of Redbird Quilt Company it covers problems including :