Coast & Country Crafts and Quilts Newsletter

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Bonjour, G'Day, Hi Y'all, Hello & Alright Me Ansum

This week in our little corner of Cornwall, we have received more boxes of goodies from around the world. Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and America. We have also sent parcels and taken orders from customers in Canada, Belgium, France, America and Portugal. Sally is off on her travels to France and arranged to meet one of our gorgeous suppliers, Jackie Nichols, from House on the Hill, who was over from New Zealand. Don't you just love how sewing brings people together from all over? That common thread, excuse the pun, that joins us all no matter what our location.

The New Anni Downs Block of the Month, A Day in Happyland, continues to fly out. We have quadrupled our original pattern order to cope with the popularity. There are a few left. Anyone already signed up or purchasing the pattern will receive an email next week with further information.

In at last are new supplies of Roxanne's Glue, as recommended by Gail Pan when she visited last month. There are four different products and a little goes a long way. The tiniest of dots helps to secure your work. We have a new books and patterns from Kathy Schmitz, Kaffe Fassett and Edyta Sitar.

Coming up this week is Beacon Quilter's Exhibition. This runs from the 14th -16th September 10am - 4pm daily. Held at St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT. £2 entry. Raffle prizes and light refreshments and a beautiful array of quilts made by the members. All proceeds to be shared between St Petroc's Church and the Bodmin and Lanivet Music Group. We wish them luck with their exhibition!

We look forward to helping you with all your sewing needs. Have a wonderful week
Best wishes
Sally & the girls
Sally, on the right, was thrilled to meet up with Jackie while they were both in France.

Jackie Nicholls of House on the Hill

We adore Jackie Nicholls designs that often using a faded vintage feel palette and naïve stitching.

"From a young age, Jackie developed a passion for colours and pretty things. Spending summers drawing and studying wildflowers, collecting stones and shells, mixing and matching paint colours and drawing little houses, always on a hill with a tree or two. Many years were spent learning to sew, making and designing clothes which then lead to stitching and simple quilting."

We have had box one of two deliveries from her in New Zealand. The next shipment should arrive in October. In box one were patterns aplenty including the new one In the Garden Wall Hanging that includes a wooden cut out doll to paint. Alongside this pattern were the popular Life's a Journey, Days in Provence, Vintage Memories and the Simply Rouge booklet and many more.

Two versions of Life's a Journey. One in Tilda fabrics and the other in country reds. We have fabric packs available in both colourways.

Kathy Schmitz New Arrivals

Three new patterns and a booklet from Kathy Schmitz are getting our creative juices flowing this week. Two festive patterns are Deck the Boughs and Scented Christmas Bowlies. The first is for small embroidered decorations that Sarah wants to make as a garland which we think is a marvellous idea. The little embroidered pillows or Bowlies are made to be filled with cloves to bring a festive scent to your home. Mmmmmm I can smell them now!

Simply Sweet is a booklet filled with 64 tiny stitchery patterns that can be used in separate projects or made into a wall hanging. Each design fits nicely within a 2″ circle and most fit in a 1″ hexagon.

Eastmoreland is a pattern to make a 16" x 20" wall hanging filled with houses designed to be made using mini charms but could also be made using your scraps. Michelle thinks she might make a festive version using Blizzard mini charms, a country style version in Morris Meadow.or a summery style one in Promenade or then again bright and cheerful in Sweet Melodies. Decisions decisions!

Useful extras

We have more Karen Kay Buckley scissors in stock. These are excellent scissors that have micro serrations and cut the length of the blades. The long awaited Roxanne Glue is back in the shop. There are four products in the range, a glue stick, a small easy squeeze bottle, and two sizes of the Glue Baste It with precision tips for accurate use.
Useful products are the Seam Tapes we carry, now in two sizes. These are used to fuse scrap pieces of wadding so nothing goes to waste.

Patchwork Duffle Bag Pattern by Knot & Thread Designs

You really can carry it all with this giant duffle bag!

Choose between a solid exterior fabric or scrap it up with some patchwork.

There are two exterior pockets. Fill it up and take it on a trip!
  • Printed Paper Pattern
  • Finished Size: 12in x 20-1/2in
  • Final Product: Bags/ Purses/ Totes
  • Paper Templates Included
  • Technique Used: Standard Machine Sewing
  • Skill Level: Confident Beginner


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Patchwork Duffle Bag Pattern by Knot & Thread Designs

Beautiful Blues

Morris Meadow and Cocoa Blue

Our lovely new Saturday girl, Daisy has had fun setting up this display of Cocoa Blue by Edyta Sitar and the Morris Meadow range designed by Barbara Brackman for Moda fabrics. We think she has done a stirling job.

Edyta Sitar books and pattern

Look at the stunning new pattern from Edyta Sitar, Blue Escape. It is jelly roll friendly or you could use your own selection of blue fabrics. Cascade or Cocoa Blue or some of the Morris Meadow Fabrics would be perfect.

Cascade by 3 Sisters

A delicious range of blues, taupe and cream in pretty florals. Available on the bolt, as fat 1/4s and as pre cuts. Gail Pan's Blue Butterfly bag is on the left & we have used some of Cascade when we made up the fabric pack for this gorgeous bag.

Gnome Pincushions

A cute new Pattern for whimsical gnome pincushions finishing 7" tall.

It is easy to sew and will add a fun touch to your sewing room at holidays or all year round! We think they look great just as decorations too.

Make them up in Woolfelt or felted wool.

Can be hand-sewn or sewn by machine.


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Gnome Pincushions

Inspiring Books

New from Kaffe Fasset to celebrate his 85th birthday is Quilts by the Sea. A beautiful book full of inspiring projects from cushions to quilts. We also have more stock of Seaside Quilts and the Handy Pocket Guide of Embroidery Stitches.

We also have more of the delightfully versatile and adaptable Lori Holt books. Each book contains multiple block patterns that quilters can mix and match, including with blocks from Lori’s other books, so you can piece together endless possibilities.

Tilda Lazy Gardener's Quilt Kit - Cotton Beach Edition

Tilda Lazy Gardener's Quilt Kit - Cotton Beach Edition
This colourful kit contains the materials needed for the top and binding of the Lazy Gardener's Quilt. It is a simple but effective quilt, suitable for beginners.

In the photo you can see Michelle's smaller lap size version of the quilt, 36" x 42" approx, made using the Cotton Beach range. The kit makes the full size quilt or you could make two smaller ones. One to keep and one to gift!

This is made using a free pattern from Tilda. We have printed it out for you and it is included free with this kit.

Finished size: 56.5"x74.5"


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A Day in Happyland

Flying out swiftly but we still have a few patterns left. This new Block of the month from Anni Downs is a stunning mix of linen with wool applique. Available to preorder for delivery this month and the wool packs from October.