Friday 28 November 2014

A Bit of This...A Bit of That.

We had deliveries yesterday, not one big range but a little bit of this and a little bit of that....more lovely fabrics for us to enjoy, and a few that went straight onto the must have list.

First on the must have list are these two wonderful stripes from the "Cynthia" range....good grief, how good are these stripes, our fingers twitch just looking at them.  The colours are Rose and Sage and are $23.00 mt.

And more temptation for fussy cutters with these great paisleys and blenders...."Lauren" by Paintbrush studio has wonderful paisleys we can get our scissors into and some soft blenders in complimentary colours.  They are $24.40 mt.

Last out of the box were these two great prints. French Connection" by Ro Gegg...they come in 2  strong colours and would make a very handy addition to the stash and they are 24.50 mt.

A thousand thanks to Michelle for sharing her beautiful quilt top....Michelle started her "Jane's Garden" quilt at one of Di Fords great classes held earlier this year and brought in the finished top to show all of us....isn't it gorgeous.  Di Fords pattern for this fantastic quilt will be released soon so watch the blog for details if you would like to make your very own "Jane's Garden"....we will let you know the minute Di's great pattern arrives.

Sammy has been to the hairdresser this week for his summer style so perhaps that is why he is recommending a beauty product for his Christmas gift pick today.

Udderly Smooth hand cream is a perfect gift for your sewing friends and it is a must for every sewing is a lovely soothing hand cream that absorbs so quickly that there is no greasy residue to rub off on your sewing and no waiting around to get back to your stitching.
It is $12.75 a tube and Sammy recommends it to everyone that wants silky soft paws.
Have a great weekend everyone and as always we hope you all get a heap of weekend sewing time.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

More Moda...Yes Please.

We were all very excited when this huge Moda range arrived this week.....40 beautiful Moda prints in one range.

"Atelier" by 3 Sisters is just full of fantastic prints in a range of stunning Moda we will all want some fabrics from this great range....there are the most gorgeous paisleys, beautiful big florals and small ditsy florals, stunning tone on tones, beautiful scripts...this range has it all..

 As always, if you just can't decide we have very tempting 1/8 packs of all 40 for $120.00.... "Atelier" is on our website if you would like a good look at this fabulous range.

Today Sammy suggests that any of your sewing friends would love to find a Quiltmania Agenda 2015 in their Christmas stocking...perfect size to fit into a sewing bag and great for writing down a whole year of sewing days with friends. Sammy says that if you just add a very large block of chocolate this will be the perfect gift for all your friends.

Thursday 20 November 2014

Beautiful fabric today....a gorgeous collection of small prints in a fabulous range of colours...this is "Downstairs at Downton" from Andover Fabrics, and there are 14 great shirting style small prints to tempt us.

We also have 1/8 packs of these fabrics, all 14 for $42.00...and what a great way to get a little bit of all of them....this is a fantastic range and these small prints are going to be very handy in the stash.

Good news from Quiltmania...a new book from Reiko Kato, "Little Stories of Cats".  In true Reiko Kato style this book is full of the cutest projects...if you want to make quirky little pictures for grandchildren or you just love cats you will find it hard to resist the projects in this book.

It is $65.00 and will be on our website soon, but if you can't wait to surprise the cat lover in your life you can call or email us at the shop.

Christmas is just around the corner....and this year we have decided to enlist Sammy's help in the countdown to Christmas....each week we will be bringing you Sammy's top tips and recommendations for the perfect Christmas gifts.
We have already mentioned how glad we are to have Chuck Nohara's book, "2001 New Patchwork Patterns"  back in is such a fantastic resource for any sewing room and it seems Sammy agrees with us as it is his first choice for a perfect gift.

Sammy was full of enthusiasm and happy to pose with his Christmas gift pick of the week....but then he needed a little yawn...
and then it was time for a snooze...job done.  Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Back in Stock.

Lots of lovely boxes arrived from Quiltmania this week with all sorts of goodies.

First out of the boxes was Issue no.104 of Quiltmania magazine....this issue has the last installment of Di Fords stunning Mountmellick mystery block of the month so we are all happy...sad.   Happy to finish this amazing quilt we have all enjoyed so very much and sad because we have had such fun with it over the last 12 months....

Thank you Di for your beautiful quilt and all the fun we have had making it....we will now be looking forward to some great show and tell over the next few months, we are hoping lots of you will share your finished quilts with us.
We are sending out the final installment today so expect a lovely parcel in the mail very soon.

Also delivered were Quiltmania's famous, and absolutely gorgeous diaries...and the 2015 Agenda is every bit gorgeous as this years was.

These tiny little diaries are packed full of beautiful photos, including quilts from Di Ford and Robyn Falloon, so every time you open up your diary you will get lots of quilty inspiration....they are $16.00 but if you would like one get in quick because they won't last very long.

Long awaited and now back in stock is this stunner of a book, "2001 New Patchwork Patterns" by Chuck Nohara...

This book is just brimming with inspiration....with page after page of blocks and borders it is the perfect reference when you are searching for just the right block and is a fantastic source of the title says, 2001 amazing ideas for blocks and borders....even a quick look through this book will have you saying, so many quilts to make, so little time.  It is $85.00 and it is on our website now.

Also back in stock is Petra Prins & An Moonen's wonderful book,  "Promenade in a Dutch Garden"..

Another wonderful Quiltmania publication full of more beautiful quilts that we really, really want to make, including a pattern for the wonderful Tree of Life Quilt, made using Di Ford's great new Tree of Life Panel. Petra and An's book is $65.00 and it is on our website.

So, with all these new arrivals and the last Block of the Month to send out, we will be very busy today....but not too busy for our first job of the day....

Sammy really needed a chin scratch to start his busy day.

Friday 14 November 2014

OH MY!!!!

Today it is all about the fabric....all we can talk about is our latest delivery "Hearts Content" by Laundry Basket Quilts from Moda.  From the very second this fabric came out of the boxes we fell in love with this stunning range. It is full of wonderful prints....beautiful florals, paisleys, spots, lovely little shirting prints and soft pretty all over patterns...all in rich beautiful colours....ooooh so lovely.

It is quite a large range and will be on the website early next week, if you can't wait to order online you can call or email us at the shop....and as always, if you love this range as much as we do then you will be pleased to know we have gorgeous1/8 packs of all 28 for $84.00.

Here at Threadbear we are all celebrating with Megan as she welcomes two new beautiful young alpacas to her property.  Megan already has three of these beautiful creatures and now she is joined by Fedi and Lilah....good grief , how cute are they.....lucky Megan gets to go home from work each night and chat with these cute little fellas.

Sammy sends his weekend greetings to all, but he did look less than impressed when we suggested he help with a bit of yard work in our looks like he would much rather be indoors greeting customers and getting pats.
 We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and as always we hope you all get lots and lots of great sewing time over the weekend.