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A 'Sail' in November!?

Hello, and before you ask, my spelling isn't bad. The cheesy title and email subject heading are to try and beat those pesky algorithms that make it impossible to mention certain words in emails to let you know we have something going on! If we use the right word then the emails are labeled as Spam or Junk and would never get to you.

So, to clarify, we have a lovely 15 percent off all Janet Clare fabrics and also off the gorgeous Songbook and Pieces of Time ranges, plus the Lake Side Story and Nautical by Makower collections, to make way for new stock coming in. The code JC1123 will be at the online checkout or just remind us at the till in the shop.

Lots of customers who have visited or called the shop are thinking of things to make for the men in their lives or those who love the great outdoors, sailing or travelling, so we are taking a look this week at ranges and patterns that may be suitable. This ties in perfectly with the reductions in the Janet Clare ranges as they offer a more neutral palette and the Nautical and Lakeside Story fabrics are great for nautical makes.

We also have some new leather and faux leather labels in stock now to add a finishing touch to projects. Along with new editions of Homespun and Inspirations magazines plus a luxurious book from The Design Collective.

For anyone waiting patiently for A Day in Happyland. We have heard from Anni Downs that all patterns and wool packs are being shipped this week so it won't be too much longer to wait to get our mitts on them! We will hopefully have some spare patterns so if you haven't already ordered a copy, add your name to the waitlist and you will be notified of any we have left.

As always, we wish you a very lovely week and are looking forward to helping you with all your sewing needs.
Best wishes
Sally & the girls

Janet Clare Savings

We have a lovely selection of Janet Clare fabrics - To the Sea - nautical colours and themes with fish, boats and kittiwakes. Botanicals - muted greys and charcoals with botanical prints and birds. Bon Voyage - creams, blues and greens with a theme of travel. All have fifteen percent off for this week until midnight on 19th November. Remember to click on the discount code at the checkout online or remind us at the till in the shop.
Sally made the Days in Provence quilt using the Botanicals range. It has been very popular in the shop. There are more details on Sally's blog here
Janet Clare has her own patterns and books showcasing her fabrics.

More Pattern Ideas

We think any of these patterns would make fabulous gifts for the men in your life and anyone who loves boats.

Blue Escape - Boat Day - Ahoy me Hearties cushion
Tim's Things Quilt , this comes with stitchery patterns for the square centres but we think this would look fabulous just on blocks of colour- Charmed I am Sure using half square triangles - Here, There & Everywhere - this is a great quilt that you can personalise with maps and places important to whomever it is for.
What about a jelly roll rug for their man cave or your sewing room?

Below we showcase books that also have either a nautical theme or ideas for more simple quilts that can be adapted for a less floral look.

Nautical and Lakeside Story 'SAIL' fabrics

These boaty ranges are also included in this weeks offering. 15 percent off at the till or checkout. Nautical by Makower and Lakeside Story. Royal blue, reds and whites with prints of boats, anchors and lighthouses.

Fabulous Fabrics

The simple stripes and plaids of the Vista Wovens charm pack will appeal to many people. They remind me of my dads summer shirts.
Lakeside Gatherings Flannels make a simple snuggly quilt. Sally used a charm pack plus a border to make a lap quilt, but it could easily be made bigger using a layer cake or cut your own squares from long or fat 1/4s.
Morris Meadow is a rich traditional collection in blues and greens. Available by the metre and in precuts for a variety of projects.

Please note that these ranges are relatively new and not reduced.

Songbook and Pieces of Time

Both of these gorgeous ranges are also in the 'Sail' with the 15 percent reduction. This makes the fat and long 1/4s £3.20 each equivalent to £12.80 per metre. Mandy used Songbook to make the quilt that was in an older issue of Homespun magazine.

Inspirations magazine & The Design Collective Christmas

Inspirations produce such stunning books and magazines. We have just a few of each in stock. The magazine celebrates 30 years of the publication and the book is a collection of festive makes. Both contain projects from renowned designers including Trish Burr, Betsy Morgan, Hazel Blomkamp and Ana Mallah. A feast for the eyes.

Homespun Issue 216 Oct/Nov 2023

Homespun is for those who want to create and craft for the people and places they love.

The pages are filled with a vast array of projects by passionate artisans and designers from around Australia and the world. Creatively combining themes, styles and techniques we bring you stunning patchwork, applique, embroidery, crochet, knitting, and toy making inspiration every month. Each issue features tried and tested easy-to-follow instructions and patterns sheets to help you make quilts, bags, softies, dolls, cushions, wall hangings, and everything in-between.


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Homespun Issue 216 Oct/Nov 2023


The new little labels from Milward are a lovely professional addition to a hand made project. Especially suitable for rope baskets or handmade bags and smaller items. We also have panels with quilt labels that can be used for quilts and larger makes.