Thursday 12 November 2015

Cutting ~ Cutting ~ Cutting . . .

With so much gorgeous fabric around we are having a cutting frenzy!  As we are always restocking our pre-cut fabrics, we had a great time selecting and then cutting new Dear Jane packs.  While we've named these DJ they are handy for any project where you want lots of variety but not much quantity.  In these little packs are twenty fabrics each cut at 8" x 10".  
Muffins ~ $20.00 each

As always we cut Fat Eighth packs of each new range that arrives in the shop.  This is a great way to 'taste' an entire collection!  Here are old & new ones on our shelves:  Petite Prints, Hannah's Heritage, Sticks & Stones, Loire Valley, Storytellers, Tree of Life, Scrap Happy, Roswell Mill, Alice's Scrapbag, Mille Couleurs, Threads of Time, Kindred Spirits, Flying Geese, Ophelia, Isabella, Hint of Print, Sophie, Friendship Ring, Mill Run Shirting.  
Fat 1/8th Packs

We also have Starter Packs for some of the quilt patterns we stock  ~  Civil War Bride, The Caswell Quilt, Miss Matty's Parlour, Phebe, & Sutton Grange are currently in stockThese give you a start on the quilt using fabrics chosen by us.  Each pack is a selection of Fat 1/16ths in keeping with the fabrics used in the quilt of your choice.
Starter Packs

There are also baskets of Fat Quarters cut especially with Fussy Cutting in mind.  Some are repeat designs perfect for cutting hexagons while others are great for Broderie Perse ~ it's up to you!
Fussy Cutting Fat 1/4s

Just two new fabrics have arrived this week ~ a lovely deep mustard and a soft lemon from the Steel Collection pictured here with the pretty floral from Roswell Mill.
Steel Collection ~ $24.50 per metre

Here is the final 'early' release block from the Celebrating Mary Brown quilt ~ the Owl Block.  The complete quilt pattern is due to be launched early in the new year ~ and that's not very far away at all.
the Owl block ~ pattern $9.50

Lisa from Hay, NSW called in again to say hello and showed us her small quilt made from stunning fabrics cut from old Japanese Obis - the broad sash worn around the waist of a Japanese kimono.  This photo does not do her quilt justice ~ the colours & textures were sensational.  Thanks, Lisa!
a close up of the Obi fabrics
Lisa's Obi quilt

Well you can tell it is summertime when Sam prefers to laze around in the shade rather than be inside on his soft chair!    Hope this weekend brings you some time lazing around and sewing!
What a hard life I lead!

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