Re-Opening Dates, plus our newest and most popular products!
Re-opening Dates! It's so fabulous to finally be able to welcome you back into our shop! It's been such a long and challenging road for everyone, but at last we seem to be nearly there.
WEDNESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER will be our first day of welcoming walk-in customers back into our shop. Normal shop hours will resume after this, being Tuesday thru Saturday 10am - 4pm
Outside shopping: Weather permitting, we will also have tables set up in our backyard for outdoor trading, with LOTS OF SALE FABRICS and other items for you to look through. By next week, there are no vaccination requirements for outdoor shopping, nor are masks required outdoors, however you may prefer to wear one as maintaining social distancing near tables of fabric is not always possible!
Inside Shopping: Density limits will apply inside the shop, and masks will be required. As our shop is part of our house, for the safety of our staff and also Geoff and I, when you check in with the QR Code we will also require proof that you are FULLY VACCINATED, as we all are, to come into the shop. For anyone that does not meet this criteria, we are happy to serve you outside.
Current hours until we re-open will be: Thursday 28/10 and Friday 29/10 - available for online and phone orders 10am - 4pm, along with contactless click and collect Saturday 30/10, Sunday 31/10, Monday 1/11 and Tuesday 2/11 (Melbourne Cup Day) - CLOSED
Classes: Unfortunately, due to density limits, classes are not able to start again at this stage. We are hopeful that it may be possible to have some groups re-start towards the end of November so we can have a few classes and meet up before the end of the year. We will be in touch prior to any classes starting!
Show Update for 2021 / 2022 There have been numerous postponements and cancellations for the shows that we would usually have a stand for at AQC in Melbourne and the Craft and Quilt Fairs (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) since the pandemic began. None of these shows are still scheduled to happen this year. Dates we currently have locked in are: Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair - 30th June to 3rd July, 2022 Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair - 21st July to 24th July, 2022 The Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC) had been re-scheduled to early December, 2021 at The Melbourne Exhibition Centre, then a couple of weeks ago it was changed to mid-April, 2022 and moved back to the Royal Exhibition Buildings, and then just this week we were advised of the biggest change of all. It has now been moved to the 26th to 29th May, 2022 and is being held in BRISBANE. We are so very disappointed to say that having AQC in Brisbane simply does not work for us, so our next show at this stage won't be until Sydney in the middle of 2022.
Did you know that Aurifil make a stranded floss? Each little wooden spool of 6 stranded cotton floss contains 18 yards (approx 16 metres), neatly packaged to remain tangle free and travel ready for stitching on the go. No more tangled skeins!
Tangle Free AuriFloss Spools or a classic skein tangled mess!
Use a length no longer than your forearm (about 45cm) to prevent tangles.
Aurifloss is available in all 270 Aurifil colours, our small spool thread club is the perfect way to build your collection of this stunning thread.
Patterns & Kits
Off the Wall This beautiful quilt designed by Kathy Doughty, features the fabrics from Denyse Schmidts Five + Ten range. Marg has made the shop sample for us - why not pop in once we've opened to see it for yourself. Patterns and kits available.
Fold Over Elastic We've added to our range of Fold Over Elastic from ByAnnie. These elastics co-ordinate with the zippers and mesh from ByAnnie.
Top Sellers this month
Magic Pins These pins are incredibly popular amongst all of us here at the shop. Available in a range of colours and for a variety of different uses, there's definitely a pin to suit any of your projects.
50wt Aurifil Thread Perhaps the most versatile of the Aurifil threads, 50wt has been very popular this month. We stock the full range of colours in both small and large spools.
Can't choose? We have a number of 50wt thread clubs currently running - why not register and build your thread collection.
Windermere Fabric Range Like all of Di Ford-Hall's fabrics, the re-release of Windermere has proven very popular. We have limited amounts of these fabrics left on the bolt. Once these fabrics are gone, they won't be back - Don't miss out.
Corinne Lapierre Felt Kits. - some kits discontinued! These beautifully presented, easy to follow kits come with everything you need (except for a pair of scissors) to complete the project. We have a number of kits currently in stock that have been discontinued - don't miss out on them. Last chance to purchase these!
Hatched and Patched Our Hatched and Patched Christmas patterns and kits have been restocked. These gorgeous patterns feature Anni's stunning "All for Christmas" fabric range and are also available kitted up for you. Anni's very popular "The Santa, the Tree, the Turkey and Me" pattern is also back in stock, why not make up your own colourway with our beautiful range of wool felts or felted wools.
Lady Bird This range has been extremely popular. We have just 2 Fat Quarter Bundles left at our very special introductory price. We have put together a selection of 4 co-ordinating 50 weight threads for you to choose from - threads selected are Medium Mint (2835), Smoke Blue (4644), Tarnished Gold (2132) and Shell (2315)
Words to Live By We have a selection of fabrics from this range, available to purchase by the metre or in a Fat Quarter Bundle, these fabrics co-ordinated beautifully with the Lady Bird range of fabrics. We've also put together a selection of 50wt threads that co-ordinate with these fabrics - selected threads are Pale Pink (2410), Wheat (2125), Light Salmon (2220) and Light Wedgewood (2725)
The Big Book of Hand Embroidery Sit back and unwind as you surround yourself in the art of hand embroidery. Inside you'll find all you need in this hefty volume packed with 52 pretty projects from your favourite designers like, Anni Downs, Kathy Schmitz, Lynette Anderson and more.
The Ultimate Quilt Finishing Guide Master Quilt Borders, Backings, and Bindings! Finish your quilt strong with a polished and professional touch! From borders to binding this is the perfect reference tool with step-by-step instructions on how to complete each finishing touch.
Flower Obsession Cécile embroiders like a poet writes her versus, expressing with silk ribbons, sequins, pearls, thread of all kinds, humble or precious materials, all the imagination inhabits her. Cécile is not only an embroiderer, she is a storyteller and this book is a unique and wonderful journey in her world.
Panel Play Ever bought a panel and then wondered what to do with it? Filled with step-by step instructions and full-colour diagrams this book will help you turn your favourite panels into creative table toppers, wall hangings, quilts and more.