Friday, 6 March 2015

What...only 3 new fabrics???

Yes, that is right, another week has gone by and only 3 new fabrics to show.  They are very pretty and we like love them all...but really.....only 3.

We thought we would have a quick shop tour so you can see all our shelves still brimming with fabrics.  At the front door we have two of Megan's wonderful quilts..."Miss Matty's Parlour" and "Worthing Downs".

And shelves and shelves of lovely gorgeous the front room we are particularly fond of our spots and stripes and we love our beautiful Yuwa prints, toiles and soft pretty florals.

And up the step and into the shop we have Corliss's "Civil War Bride" and "The Caswell Quilt"....lovely to look at each day as we work...

Lots more fabrics, beautiful Dutch Chintz and some of our favourite current reproduction ranges..."Bessie's Blues and Victorias Violets and the wonderful "Threads of Time".

And today's lost treasures.....fabrics we completely forgot that we had, "Patchwork Garden" in 2 colourways from Moda...$23.00 mt.

But tune in next fabric for sure!!!!

Just a reminder that we will be closed on Monday for the Labour Day holiday...that is whole extra day of sewing time for everyone.
And a reminder too that Threadbear has changed our weekend trading hours...we still open at 10.00 on Saturday and 11.00 on Sunday but we will be closing at 2.00 pm on both days...that is still plenty of time to pop in for supplies and a cuddle with Sammy....and then a whole afternoon free for sewing.

Sammy joined us as we took the photos for our shop he is in charge of the counter, he is here to serve and help you with all your long as he gets a cuddle in return.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, hope you get lots of sewing done this long weekend.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Autumn arrives . . .

A few 'pretties' from Moda with "Lilies of the Field".  This gorgeous floral is a lovely buttery yellow.
Lilies of the Field  $22 per metre

Great additions for the stash from Lilies of the Field.
Cleaning out the shed at Threadbear is never a bad thing as we always seem to find a few treasures.  If you are making Di Ford's 'Mountmellick' ~ last year's mystery quilt from Quilt Mania, you will be pleased to see that one of our finds was a few pieces of the border fabric.
Mountmellick final border

Then we found a few metres of 'Josephine' ~ the lovely border by Petra.
Josephine  $24 per metre

Speaking of Petra, when she visited us last month she brought  "A Tribute to Mrs. Williams" home after a year long visit with her in Holland.  It's nice to see it again.
A Tribute to Mrs. Williams

And with the change of season ~ hopefully more stitching time for all of us!  Here are two more blocks for the new quilt that Corliss is working on at the moment.
two of the central blocks ~ more coming!

It must be the change of weather ~ Sam says some days are just so tiring at Threadbear that he has to have an early night at home!  

Friday, 27 February 2015

Yay for Yuwa

Hoorah, we did see a delivery man yesterday......and then out hearts sank because he came with only one tiny box, but when we open up that box....yay, yummy yummy Yuwa.

We all love beautiful Yuwa fabrics and these are no exception....we have some beautiful soft prints, gorgeous little florals....a must have vintage print, and a fantastic newsprint.

Also back in stock are two much awaited Dutch fabrics......we have the cream Dutch Heritage Chintz, used for the Broderie Perse in Di Ford's gorgeous Mountmelick.

We also have the complete pattern for this wonderful quilt in if you missed out on last years Block of the Month  this might be the perfect time to make a start on your very own Mountmellick.

We also have the beautiful ecru Arabesque back in stock...Di Ford has used this fabric for one of her new quilts, "Pendle Hill".

We still have a few places available for Di's "Pendle Hill" class on August 22nd...the class is $95.00 for the day and Di will get you started on the centre of this stunning quilt.

Well we have a lot of work to do in the shop today, lots of folding to be done...What can you say about Sammy today, sometimes he is just unbearably cute and today is one of those days....we maybe indoors folding lots of lovely fabric for the shelves but Sammy has decided that he and his favourite toy are just going to enjoy the great outdoors for a while.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, hope you all get lots of sewing time and Sammy hopes you get some time to relax in the garden.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

All things beautiful . . .

It seems this very hot February weather has kept our delivery men home of late so we know when those boxes of new fabric do begin to arrive we will be flooded.  But, in the meantime, here are photos of some Threadbear beauties regularly in stock.

We love to have hundreds of fabrics in each of our quilts and when you have that many ~ you don't really need that much of each.  So to help boost your stash we are always picking, cutting and packaging small parcels.  Long time favourites are our Dear Jane bundles.  These contain twenty fabrics each 8" x 10" in combinations of either light, dark or medium prints ~ ideal for all of those little blocks in the Dear Jane quilt but also very useful for any scrappy quilt.  These are new light bundles cut just last week.
Dear Jane bundles $25 each
Our Fabric Muffins are another very popular small fabric parcel.  In these we have ten fabrics each cut 6" wide by half the width of the fabric and are in colours ways.  Perfect when you need lots of shades of one colour ~ especially for applique.  These are five new cuts added this week.
Fabric Muffins ~ $20 each
Gold ~ Dark Pink~Medium Red~Light Pink~Red

The lovely Gayle visited us again and here is just a small sample of the beautiful cards that she's made for us.  All hand made with love.

Hand Made Cards ~ $11.50 each
Now, really, if you have all these gorgeous little collections of fabric ~ you may need some place to keep them!  Have a look at this stunning, original cane blouse cabinet that Kurt brought in for us this week.  Trust me,  we've all tried to find a place for it in our sewing rooms, but, sadly, have failed so now it's for sale.
Original Blouse Cabinet ~ $350
And who's a spoiled boy when he can snooze on his mum's favourite quilt just back from a year long visit in Holland! 

Wherever you are in the world ~ hot or cold ~ we hope you are in your sewing room!