Coast & Country Crafts and Quilts Newsletter

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Happy Easter

Firstly let us all wish you a very lovely weekend filled with love, family, friends and possibly chocolate! We really hope you get to enjoy all or some of these things over this bank holiday weekend. A gentle reminder that we are open today, Saturday 8th April, but will be closed, as usual on Sunday, and also on Monday 10th April. We will be checking orders to get them ready for you but the shop will be closed so we all get a little rest. There will obviously be a few delays in getting parcels shipped due to the Bank Holiday but they will be with you as soon as possible. If you are visiting us we will be open bright and breezy again on Tuesday ready for you to fabric fumble!

New in this week have been two magazines from Quiltmania, the spring editions of Simply Vintage and Simply Moderne. Full of lovely projects and inspirations. Plus a new pattern from Elizabeth Hartman - Lookout Quilt, and a whole range of filler fabrics from Liberty - Snowdrop Spot, in a delightful pallette of colours.

Looking ahead we have only a month to go until the Coronation of King Charles III. We have some handy Union Jack Bunting panels to make some quick bunting along with a variety of red, white and Blue fabrics and bunting tapes. Plus Mary has been busy again designing a wonderful Coronation Cushion. We also have some of her Union Jack Cushion kits available using Tilda fabrics.

Whatever you may be doing this weekend, we hope that you have a wonderful time,
and that it is full of love, laughter and sewing & a little bit of chocolate!
Best wishes
Sally & the girls

Traditional Union Flag Coronation Bunting Panel

Traditional Union Flag Coronation Bunting Panel
This panel makes up quick Union Jack flags, perfect for bunting for the King's Coronation.

You can either have double sided flags or back them with our red, white and blue fabrics below. To back the panel in one fabric you will need fabric 60cm x width of fabric. Three long 1/4s is more than enough if buying online.

The easiest way to make this bunting is to lay the bunting panel on the backing fabric, right sides together, pin and stitch along the two long sides of each pennant. Then simply cut between the flags, turn right side out, press and pop into some bunting tape that has been folded over the open top of the flags. Stitch along the tape, make a loop at the end and hang.

Of course you may wish to make all the backs different in which case the flags can be cut out before stitching to the backing. Or sewn in smaller bulk batches ie cut the panel into 3 or 4 sections and lay on the backing fabric.


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Red, White and Blue Fabrics

Either to back the bunting panels or to make your own celebration bunting, you will need red, white and blue fabrics.

We have reds in all shades and patterns, from deep burgundy and cherry reds, to more vibrant post box reds.

The whites are tricky to show online but we have a wide variety of white on white tonal prints as well as more colourful prints on a white base.

Blues range from the palest baby blue to the darkest navy, in both solid plains and richly patterned.

Or what about our funky London Icon fabric . Full of London Landmarks and Royal Images.
London Icons 981-1

Bunting Tape

To make your Coronation or other bunting you will need bunting tape.
We stock bunting tape in all colours of the rainbow! It's a cotton twill which is much better than using bias binding which stretches.
The bunting tape is available by the metre & is available in 30mm, but also available in 20mm, 14mm & 11mm widths in white & cream, so simply fold it in half, insert your flags and stitch!!! It makes great bag handles too.
50m discounted rolls are also available.
union cushion

Coronation Cushions by Mary Vague

Mary loves designing for Special Occasions and created these two beautiful cushions that are available as kits exclusively from us.

The regal Coronation Cushion Kit is a beautiful blend of gold applique on red Liberty Witshire Shadow teamed with Royal Blue Linen Texture. The pattern is available as a separate item if you wish to choose your own fabrics, or as a complete kit with pattern, fabrics, wadding and bondaweb.

In contrast, Mary's Union Flag cushion Kit has a faded vintage look using the Tilda Aella Fabrics.

Lookout Quilt Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman

Piece a patchwork forest using your favourite fat quarters. A deer, bear and rabbit hide among the trees.

All piecing is done using conventional patchwork techniques.

No templates or paper piecing!

Pattern includes instruction for three quilt sizes; 40" x 45", 56" x 60" and 75" x 75"


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Lookout Quilt Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman

Liberty Snowdrop Spot Lasenby Quilting Cotton

Just in and cut is this beautiful high quality quilting cotton from Liberty of London.
It feels so good to handle and we are inspired to get making with it.

Available as fat 1/4s, long 1/4s, fat 1/8th & fat 1/4 bundles.

"Snowdrop Belle was originally created for Liberty as an Art Nouveau furnishing fabric, printed in 1896 – a small floral drawn in a typical stylised trail, featuring monochrome snowdrops on a spot background.
Designed specifically for quilting, our soft Lasenby cotton base is suitable for a range of creative projects, including bedspreads, cushions and cosies. It is machine washable and durable enough for daily use, with each richly coloured design created using traditional screen-printing techniques." Liberty London

Two New Magazines from Quiltmania

SV46-Cover Spring

Simply Vintage- Spring 2023

An article on Caroline Zoob in this issue plus 18 projects that include plant dyeing, punch needle, wool applique as well as patchwork and quilting.


Simply Moderne-Spring 2023

Ten gorgeous projects to inspire you to create. Plus articles on two quilt shows - Sydney and Houston and editorials with three textile artists.