The fabric aren’t available until May, but we are revealing them now because they are the focus of a new, 5 month club called the Wheelhouse Medallion Club. Membership of the Club will enable you to create this amazing and vibrant 80" square Wheelhouse Medallion Quilt shown below.
What do you get?
A lot of fabric! Fussy cutting and applique are key elements in this quilt and over 21m of fabric is provided to enable you to do this. Starting fabrics and the pattern will be shipped in June 2020 and then additional fabrics in August and September. Club benefits also include membership of the Wheelhouse Medallion Club Facebook group, exclusive club projects and live video tutorials. There is a registration fee of £14.95, payable when you join. The club is charged in three instalments of £94.95 in June, August and September when the fabric is shipped.
An optional Swag Bag is also available. This includes Anna Maria’s embellishment guide, 6 heat-resistant templates (to use instead of the paper templates in the pattern), Anna Maria’s exclusive quilt label and a reusable Free Spirit shopping bag. The Swag Bag is priced £19.95, but if you register for the Club before 7th January 2020 this is provided at no additional charge. Click here to find out more and sign up to the Wheelhouse Medallion Club.
Optional Backing If you would like to back your quilt in a design by Anna Maria we have two options that are available to pre-order. Pre-ordered backing fabrics receive a 10% discount off the regular price and will only be charged and despatched with the final fabric instalment in September.
Option 1: 4.5m of Piecework in Rose (8304-24, above left)
Option 2: 2.25m of Honorable Mention in Turquoise (7884-4, above right)
Also launching next Spring is this fabulous boxed set of Aurifil threads, especially selected by Anna Maria to complement her fabrics. The threads are presented in a sturdy tin with her “Honorable Mention” design on the lid. The tin contains 5 small 80wt spools, 5 small and 3 large 50wt spools and 6 large 12wt spools. Priced £134.95 we are offering the set to customers who sign up for the Wheelhouse Medallion Club for £124.95. You can pre-order this on the Wheelhouse registration page. The boxed set will be charged and despatched with your first fabric pack in June. Or if you just love this set you can pre-order it now on it's own
If you love Edyta Sitar’s traditional quilt designs you are going to love this new range called Super Bloom. It is a delightful group of pretty floral prints in blue and pinks with lots of supporting lighter tones. The result is a collection that acknowledges its traditional inspiration, but with a light and delicate vibe. A selection of her designs are shown below. You can find our current selection of Edyta Sitar fabrics here.
The Super Bloom collection will not be available until February, but if you would like to join our Quiltalong to make this beautiful Super Bloom quilt below you will need to register before 7th January 2020. The quilt is a mix of traditional piecing and applique.
The quilt is divided into 9 blocks plus the background and border fabric. The fabric will be despatched in three instalments:
March: Edyta’s Super Bloom pattern and the fabrics to complete blocks 1-3 (plus extra fabric for future blocks)
June: Fabric to complete blocks 6-9
October: Fabric for the star triangles, background, border and binding plus optional backing.
The Quiltalong is charged in three instalments in March, June and October when the fabrics are despatched. The cost is £59.95 per instalment which includes postage. If you choose the optional backing an additional £49 will be added to the third instalment. There is also an non refundable registration fee of £9.95. Click here to register for the Super Bloom Quiltalong.
From January we will be carrying a new range of Nine Patch rulers designed by Marti Michell. These innovative rulers improve on strip techniques as they guide you in cutting very accurate strip widths which means accurate blocks and more pleasing patchwork! They are available in 7 sizes; 2", 3", 4", 4.5", 5", 6" and 8". You can find out more about them by watching Marti’s YouTube video.
To learn the benefits of these rulers and create some wonderful nine patch projects in the process we recommend you join the Nine Patch Parade, a six month sewalong event hosted by Gnome Angel and From Marti Michell (FMM). It’s simple to join via Instagram using the hashtag #FMM9PatchParade or join the GnomeAngel Facebook group. There is also the opportunity to win prizes, it might even be from the Cotton Patch as we are one of the sponsors for the sewalong!
So how does it work?
Each month Angie from GnomeAngel will be prompting you to make and share a 9 patch project based on a Marti Michell pattern. You’ll have 1 week to find out a little bit more about that month’s project and then select and prepare your fabrics. There will then be 2 weeks for you to make your project, and in the 4th week of the month you’ll be prompted to share your finished project. Don’t worry if you’re not confident with social media, Angie will provide beginner tutorials and information on how to use Instagram and Facebook to participate.
What do I need to participate?
The sewalong is based around Marti Michell 9 Patch Starter Set which contains a 3” nine patch ruler, a 4” nine patch ruler and 6 Marti Michell 9 Patch Patterns. This costs £27.50 plus postage and is available to pre-order now for delivery in January 2020. Use of Marti’s rulers and templates does assume that you own a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat. If you don’t then you can find more information by clicking here.
What are the projects?
The projects are based on 6 of Marti’s 9 Patch Patterns. You can make anything based around these patterns, so think mini quilt, baby quilt, full sized quilts, cushions, zipper pouches, bags and more. There will be minimum requirements for each project which will be outlined at the beginning of every month. You will, of course, need fabric, but you are free to choose whatever you want: use fabrics from your stash or choose one our suggested bundles that we will be offering each month.
These popular Kaffe Fassett pre-cuts featuring some of the Collectives most iconic designs are now back in stock.
***And don’t forget*** - if you purchased Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Cotswolds from us before 4th August this year you can still use your discount code on any Quilts in The Cotswolds kit ordered before 31st December!
Glide thread is an excellent machine quilting thread and we recommend it for use with Westalee Quilting Rulers. With Advanced Trilobal Technology it will maintain consistent tension throughout each and every spool. The results are high quality, consistent stitch formation, fewer thread breaks, and fewer machine stops. Works equally well in the bobbin.
If you haven’t tried it yet then can we tempt you with our half price offer on the versatile Warm Grey colour? Glide is already excellent value at £3.95 for 1000m - at just £1.95 until Christmas (whilst stocks last) surely it’s too good to resist!
This handy little template is designed to improve the accuracy of your piecing. Made from laser-cut acrylic, the Corner Trimmer comes with an eight page booklet explaining the advantages of the double-blunt corners that lie at the heart of Marti’s Perfect Patchwork system. It includes instructions on making perfect square-within-square units, piecing binding strips and flying geese units from just this one little template!
As Christmas is the season of giving, we will be giving you a FREE corner trimmer (see above) if you spend over £35 on rotary cutting equipment from
New tools added recently include this rotating cutting mat and mini steam iron from Prym. The steam iron includes a free silicone base mat whilst stocks last.
We also have two new Mariner's Compass Rulers from Marti Michell with the image showing just one of the many variations you can create. Check out our Mariner's Compass page here.
Over on our blog we have put together a handy guide of what we think are the best gifts to give this Christmas! Whether you are searching for your quilty BFF, you’re hoping to impress your loved ones or you want to nudge someone in the right direction, this gift list (conveniently organised by budget!) is sure to help you out. Have a read here.