We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom in 2019. We wish you a merry Christmas and hope you have a peaceful and relaxing New Year. We look forward to another year of creativity in 2020!
Please see below for our shop opening times over the Christmas period.
For delivery before Christmas, all orders must be placed before 1pm on Friday 20th December. We will continue to dispatch orders up until Monday 23rd December but we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas.
Latest Christmas Gifts
Just in are some new Simplicity Vintage Gifts such as these Coasters and Storage Tin featuring imagery from the Simplicity archives. We also have these Addicted to Scraps Pouches made of recycled plastic that are tough enough to handle even sharp quilting, sewing, and art tools.
The last few of our patchwork & quilting calendars for 2020 are still available.
Have you ever lost something in a move? After five years in a box labelled “basement”, Paper Pieces are excited to reveal their “Lost and Found” quilt. The quilt was designed to showcase Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics. The blocks have a complex look but are really quite simple to construct, only using 1”, 2” and 3” hexagons with 1” filler triangles. The large lattice pieces allow the blocks to stand on their own and really shine!
To make this 79" x 84" quilt, we are offering the Lost and Found Complete Pattern and Paper Piece Pack which contains the pattern and all the paper pieces required to complete the quilt. We will also have as the 5 Piece Acrylic Template Set with 3/8" Seam Allowance which is perfect for cutting the fabric patches, especially if you want to fussy cut. No fabric is included so it’s a great project to experiment with and use up some stash fabrics!
If you want to do this project as a quilt along, show off your work and get inspired by others simply join the Lost and Found Quilt Along group on Facebook. And on the subject of hexagons...
Hooray for MORE hexagons! The best-selling author of The New Hexagon is back with 52 new ways to play with hexagon shapes. Using her efficient, accurate methods for English paper piecing, Katja Marek shares streamlined how-to techniques such as basting with glue and using precut paper templates.
Katja's also expanded the hex-abilities by including a variety of block sizes. Choose from 14 twelve-inch blocks or 38 six-inch blocks plus 5 pretty projects to show off the blocks you create!
To accompany the book there are two new packs available. The New Hexagon 2 Complete Piece Pack contains all of the pre-cut paper pieces to make one of each of the blocks in the book. The New Hexagon 2 Complete Acrylic Template Set is a 54 piece set that enables you to accurately cut fabric patches to use with the paper pieces. The acrylic templates include a 3/8" seam allowance. The New Hexagon 2 book is in stock now and you can pre-order the packs.
Each month you will receive a pack of paper pieces and supplementary instructions to complete one section of the quilt. For example, month one will contain all the paper pieces for completing the deep blue diamond. The first pack will be sent in February. Please note that a copy of the book is required to make the quilt.
No fabrics are included! You have complete freedom as to what fabric you use although we will include recommendations for the “link” fabric used between the hexagon block in each section if you wish to create a similar look to the sample quilt above.
Katja has produced a downloadable guidelines leaflet with more information about the and fabric requirements and quilt construction, click here to read. The 12 month quilt-along costs £21.45 per month, including postage.
The non-slip material allows you to easily move fabric under the presser foot and work precisely. The light and breathable material makes for a comfortable fit and thanks to the elastic material, the gloves can be easily pulled off to adjust thread, whilst remaining on the wrist.
There are three different designs available and five different sizes from Extra Small to Extra Large.
These practical and elegant gloves have been developed by a quilter, for quilters. Watch the video below to see them in action.