Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Fabric Everywhere.

First of all, a reminder about our Easter Trading Hours.
We are closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday 18th & 20th of April and we are also closed
Anzac Day 25th April.
As we are closed on the above days that will be the ideal time to be home, sewing and eating chocolate.

We would like to say a huge Thank You to everyone that came to visit us during our sale last week.  We had a really great time in the shop catching up with so many of you...and thank you to everyone, every day, for your continuing support and friendship....Threadbear did indeed have a very happy 21st birthday.

Now, let's talk about fabric.....because we have got fabric, fabric, fabric.  There is so much new fabric that we can't show it all on the blog today but all the new fabric is on our website so if you love any of the sneak peaks from our new ranges, just follow the links to the website to see the complete ranges.  Even Sammy is excited about all our new fabric.

Millbook Series Circa 1852 by Howard Marcus for Moda, is the first if our delicious new arrivals.  There are 40 fabrics in this range, in reds, beige caramel  and soft brown....and all of they are fantastic.

We have "Ladies Album" by Barbara Brackman...another range of 40 great prints with prints in dark blue, burgundy, charcoal,green,tans, and gorgeous pinks and lovely deep reds.

All of our new deliveries are gorgeous, but you will need to be sitting down for these next two ranges...my oh my, they are stunning.

"Circa 1825" by In the Beginning Fabrics will make you swoon....we have these wonderful large floral signature prints, with the addition of serpentine prints and feathery stripes, and a collection of beautiful prints in teals, deep reds and some great golds.

And if you can stand to look at more "must have" gorgeous fabric....well just look at this.  "Enduring Legacy-Old Sturbridge Village" by Judy Rothermel is just a stand out range of 24 prints, and you will want them all...follow the link to see all 24 of these great prints in the most gorgeous colours.

As usual we have lots of pre cut, fat 1/8 packs ready to go in all our new ranges if you would like a little bit of each.

We will be back on Tuesday with our next blog post.....a four day holiday is surely a wonderful sewing opportunity, so we hope you all get a heap of sewing time....but be careful not to get chocolate on your sewing....and we are open on Easter Saturday if you would like a fabric fix.

You can tell by the look on Sammy's face that there are Easter eggs on the table, and now he is trying to tell us that it is only a myth that chocolate is bad for dogs.  Sammy would like to send a special thank you and a greeting to Kathy for sending him belly rubs all the way from St.Louis....and Sammy and all of us here at Threadbear wish you all a very Happy Easter.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Come and Have A Cuppa.

Our sale started yesterday and we had a wonderful day in the shop meeting lots of fantastic ladies...some had travelled from NSW and Queensland to join us and it was great to meet people and put some faces to names.  We have tea and coffee at the ready in the classroom and delicious biscuits if you need an extra sugar hit....Sammy was so happy to have visitors come and join him for a chat and a cuppa.
We are having a great time with our spot prizes, if a bell rings when you are being served you get to choose something from Sammy's special box of goodies and there are some really great things to choose from, books, patterns and fabric packs and lots of other bits and pieces.

We loved meeting the happiest bunch of girlfriends all the way from Queensland, just off the plane and into Threadbear for some fun...we laughed and giggled the whole time and just loved seeing all their beautiful fabric choices...thanks for such a fun visit, we hope you have a fantastic girly weekend in Melbourne.

Ooooh we have such amazing show and tell for you today...thank you so very much for sharing your amazing work to inspire us all...

We simply fell in love with Sharon Ghalayini's English Baskets Quilt....there were gasps all around as we looked at the stunning colours and pretty, pretty flowers in Sharon's blocks and we are all looking forward to seeing more of this great quilt as work progresses.

And look at these hexagons, good grief....Lisa from Hay in NSW is the owner of this stunner with all those tiny little hexagons...Lisa your quilt is just beautiful...the colours are fantastic and it is real joy to look at...this is the type of inspiration that just makes you want to go straight home and sew...no house work...just sew.

We even have some new fabric in the shop today..."Lydia" circa 1875  by Mary Koval...Wow...what can we say about this loveliness...one look and we are itching to use all of the fabulous prints in this range...so very tempting.

Our sale goes for three more days, as you can imagine that means Sammy is pretty excited...we all know how much he loves greeting friends to the shop....we are open till 5.00 today and 10.00 to 4.00 on Saturday and 11.00 to 4.00 on Sunday.  We would love to see everyone for a cuppa, a biscuit and maybe a great bargain.

Have a great weekend everyone...Sammy is here to help you with your shopping and maybe a pick from his special box of goodies.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sammy says..."It's Sale Time".

We are all busy in the shop today, getting ready for our Birthday Sale.
Our sale begins on Thursday April 10th, and continues through Friday Saturday and Sunday.....Threadbear is 21 years old so we have 21% off all stock including haby and books, only excluding sale fabrics.  The sale is for in store shoppers only and doesnt include online purchases...but if you are too far away to join us for the sale, keep your eye out for some special online bargains coming up soon.
We are really looking forward to seeing lots of you in the shop for our sale days....we are hoping it will be a fun time for everyone who joins us...as well as 21% off all stock we have spot prizes and the chance to choose an extra prize from Sammy's specially selected box of goodies.

We are making sure everything in the shop is spick and span and have even found some lost treasures in our store room...look at this gorgeous fabric, perfect for a bit of fussy cutting or great border...unearthed in the tidy up.

We even have new fabrics for the shelf today.

 This range is "Prairie Stitches" by Pam Buda...with 9 great prints and 2 fantastic stripes...aren't these stripes gorgeous...tempting for fussy cutting and just right for borders.

The colours in this range are rich and vibrant and the two cream prints are warm and dusty.

Also in the shop, we have these pretty, pretty toile packs in lots of colours....each pack is 2 mts of toile for $44.00....oh what colour to choose!!!!!

And we have a great new product..."Retro Clean" is a laundry powder that will safely remove yellow and brown age stains from fabric and is suitable for removing stains caused by water damage, mildew, tea, coffee, wine(oh, as if any of us would be drinking wine right next to our sewing), blood, and perspiration.....what home doesn't need a packet of this on standby....and it is great on vintage linens and laces too, another thing we all love to collect.

Well, for now Sammy is just chilling....he thinks it may be his last chance for a rest before our Sale starts.....so don't forget...21% OFF ALL STOCK.....THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.....hope to see you in the shop for some bargains and some fun.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Yuuuummmmm...Delicious Fabric

We have been waiting for this fabric to arrive and we were certainly not disappointed when we pulled it out of the boxes...every single fabric in this range is simply sensational.  "Amelia" by Jo Morton is stunning.

 Those of you that love to fussy cut will have twitching fingers just looking at these gorgeous signature prints.

The border stripes are fantastic and the rich colours through out the range just make you want them all.  If you cant decide and would like a little bit of all 31 in this range we 1/8 packs  $93.00.

Alison came for a visit this week and brought her project for us to enjoy...thank you so much Alison for letting us share your work...and oh good grief everyone, just take a look at this.

Alison is working on "Dutch Treat"....this project is all reverse appliqué and our jaws just dropped when we saw Alison's tiny tiny, perfect stitches...it is simply stunning....and while we were still in complete awe of Alison's beautiful work she told us that this was her first attempt at appliqué...well...what can we say to that....Alison has even added some Aussie icons to her "dutch Treat"...we bet you are all as impressed as we are.

We are all busy getting ready for tomorrow's appliqué school, but Sammy has just stopped for a moment for a pose....he has been to the parlour and is showing off his fine new hair cut...very handsome Sammy!

We hope you all have a wonderful weekendnd and we wish everyone lots and lots of sewing time.