Coast & Country Crafts and Quilts Newsletter

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Felt kits and new inspiring books and magazines

What a busy week we have had. Lots of people popping in to see us, locals, visitors and day trippers, the shop has been buzzing and it has been fabulous to see everyone. Some have shown us their makes and we have added some photos into the Customer Gallery.

In amongst our deliveries this week are new books and magazines. The books are 2 1/2" strip Precut Companion by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company and Inspirations A Passion for Needlework 4. We have four new magazines to tempt you, Homespun, Quilter's Companion, Giuliana Ricama and Inspirations. Lots of reading and inspiring projects in them all.

Anni Downs has two new patterns using her fun festive range O Christmas Tree. A Father Christmas and Christmas tree Table Runner, and a joyful angel wall hanging Peace and Joy. We have kits available for them and are busy making kits for some of her other patterns.

The most exciting delivery was the big boxes of delicious felt kits from Corinne Lapierre. New kits as well as restock of our favourites. The waft of Lavender was intoxicating as we unpacked. We forgot the rain and the busyness for the moment and just enjoyed the sights and smells. We hope that you also have such a lovely time at work and home.

Happy Stitching and have a wonderful week.
Best wishes
Sally & the girls
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Anni Downs Patterns

Two fun new Christmas patterns have arrived from Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. O Christmas Tree Table Runner and Peace & Joy wall hanging. We have made up kits for each of them and are making our own samples as I type.

We still have some of the O Christmas Tree Panel which is also available as a kit, that includes the panel plus the coordinating fabrics and a pattern.

An old favourite is back in stock too, The Partridge and the Tree. A delightful little wall hanging with the 12 Days of Christmas depicted in tiny stitcheries.

hap o christmas tree table runner
o christmas tree wall hanging
The Partridge in a Pear Tree Kit

New Books

A Passion for Needlework 4

This 240-page publication features a hard cover with linen binding, gold foil, ribbon bookmark, premium quality print and a pocket for convenient storage of the pattern sheets. All the other books in the series have been an absolute joy to read and this is no exception.

Featuring lavish galleries of gorgeous photography for the admirer, meticulous and detailed instructions for the hands-on, all projects include step-by-step instructions complete with detailed diagrams, how-to guides, expert tips and tricks and illustrated stitching glossary.
a passion for needlework 4

Jenny Doan Books

Many quilters love to watch the cheery videos produced by Jenny Doan and the rest of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. We are lucky to stock two books by Jenny, The Quilter's 10" Square Precut Companion for using with Layer Cakes, and The Quilter's 2 1/2" Strip Precut Companion for using Jelly rolls.

Each book contains handy hints and tips for using the pre-cuts, plus 20+ block patterns for each. The hardest job will be choosing which one of our delicious pre-cuts to use! Or why not gift a book with an accompanying precut.
Quilter’s 2.5 inch Strip Precut Companion by Jenny Doan

Christmas Lights & Star Trim by the metre

Look at this pretty little trim! Already flying out of the shop we know this will be popular. Add a little festive sparkle to your projects.

We also still have a couple of Inspirations Calendars and Quiltmania diaries while stocks last! Both make a perfect gift for your sewing room or to give to a sewing friend.
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New Magazines

We have received the latest editions of Homespun, Inspirations
two issues of Australian Quilter's Companion and, sadly, the final issue of
Giuliana Ricama but we do have some back issues of it too.
Quiltmainia Diary

Felt Kits

Two big boxes arrived this week stuffed with kits from Corinne Lapierre. This included two new ones Folk Birds
and Christmas with the Mouse Family hoop picture. One box smelt divine as it contained the Linen lavender bags kits.

There is also a new book full of patterns for Festive Felt Ornaments to make from the felt bundle that can be bought alongside it. We also have new stock of the 12 Days of Christmas book and felt bundles, available on their own or buy as a complete kit that includes the book, felts, ribbons, DMC threads, needles and toy filler.

folk birds felt kit
12 days

Tilda's Buttercup Quilt Kit

This scrappy-style quilt filled with pretty fabrics will always bring pleasure, no matter where it is placed in the home.

The fabrics are from many of the Tilda Basics collections, which echo feed-sack and country fabrics that are sure to stand the test of time.

It would be easy to create matching pillows for the quilt.

Finished Size
56½in x 74½in (143.5cm x 189cm)

This kit includes the fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus instructions.
You will need:  64in x 82inches wadding & 1.75m of Luna Blue extra wide backing


Buy now
Tilda's Buttercup Quilt Kit
PLEASE BE AWARE- A number of customers are saying that their parcels are taking longer than usual to arrive. We process your orders within 24 hours of receiving them, but the ongoing postal strikes are causing disruption to deliveries. Unfortunately, there are many more strikes planned during October & November, which will have an impact on delivery times. We are looking at alternative delivery options to lessen the impact on our customers but all couriers are experiencing extreme overload as they also struggle to keep up with the extra workload. If you need something more urgently, please call us on 01872 870478 and we will see what the most speedy option is.
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