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A Few of my favourite things by Alice

Alice’s Favourite – The Strand Coat, Tweed & Indigo Collection

As we’re in self-isolation let’s make the most of some sewing time! It’s time to do all the projects I’ve been dreaming of and haven’t had time to get going. I’m really excited to get started on the Strand Coat – don’t be fooled by the awful front cover it’s actually a really stylish Coat! I’m using the beautiful tweeds we have in the shop and lining with a fabric from the indigo range!

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Simply Rouge – Patterns and fabric kits

Simply Rouge is a lovely pattern book by Joanne Stephenson and Jackie Nicholls from House on The Hill with so many beautiful designs to create and stitch. We have made up some amazing fabric packs to go with this book with a selection of red and cream fabrics and some linen and embroidery threads to match.

I have thoroughly enjoyed making up some of the designs into hearts and cushions adding a little sprinkle of lavender in some of the hearts.  You can allow your imagination to run wild by adding lace flourishes or buttons and ribbon to enhance the designs and test out your hand embroidery skills.

This would make a lovely gift for a sewing friend or someone who is starting out on their crafting journey or even to stock up on your stash of rustic design fabrics.

Simply Rouge book can be found here

Simply Rouge fabric kit can be found here

A lantern button used in the small wall hanging can be found here

 

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A Few of Our Favourite Things ~ Hatched & Patched by Mandy Pryor

‘Hi my name is Mandy Pryor and I was lucky enough to be invited to join the Coast and Country family last year.  I love the designer Anni Downs work and her Hatched and Patched range of fabrics and patterns. I have just finished a really lovely wall hanging called A Merry Christmas Wall hangingusing the Hatched & Patched Christmas fabrics Winter Wonderland .  This was such a fun project to do, the central applique and embroidery panel would make a lovely picture all on its own.  The cute little random applique penguins really finish this off and give it a fun factor.  We have the pattern for sale online and in the shop and we have also made up a superb fabric kit to enable you to complete the front and binding with the embroidery threads included.  If you don’t have enough wall space for a wall hanging, but love this pattern, it would make a lovely festive lap quilt to cuddle up with! 

Just got to finish off my ‘Gardners Journal’ quilt now so that I can be ready for the new, much awaited ‘The Making of a Peaceful Day’ pattern book to go with the new ‘Tealicious’ range of fabrics which we also have online and in the shop.  Happy ? Sewing everyone love Mandy.’

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Our Stitching Day with Janet Clare who designs for Moda Fabrics

We were all ready for a fabulous stitching day with Janet Clare, at Coast & Country Crafts & Quilts. The tables were laidened with our participants goodie bags & all of Janet’s lovely quilts, wall hangings and pictures were laid out ready to give our ladies inspiration and lots of ideas, based on Janet’s new nautical range Ebb & Flow.

Janet Clare, ready to start our Stitching Day!Janet's lovely samples

As our Stitching Day with Janet Clare got underway, everyone’s creative juices  were flowing! Lots of gulls, seaside cottages, whales, boats & more!  Everyone’s work was totally individual & gorgeous.


Janet was on hand to draw for people as well as to give them ideas.
We had a fabulous lunch, thank you to The Olive Grove, followed by a show and tell, and then back to our sewing.  Well done to everyone for creating such beautiful work & thank you Janet for a really fabulous day!

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Welcoming Autumn

I can’t believe we’re midway through September already!  The children are all back at school, but we’re still seeing lots of visitors here in Cornwall enjoying the end of the summer in our lovely county. This weekend was so gorgeous, my sister, niece and I all swam in the sea (without wetsuits!!!)

At this time of year when my children were younger & were just back at school, I’d always begin my Christmas projects, whether it was for Craft Fairs or Christmas presents, so as you can imagine, in the shop we’ve been very busy getting lots of Christmas kits together using all the lovely new Christmas fabrics.

We’ve had deliveries in each week, including a big order of the Japanese made Tulip needles, some fun fabrics, as well as new patterns.

Our Autumn and Christmas workshops are just beginning, so have a browse through to see what you’d like to sign up for.

Our annual Sew Saturday Event is on Saturday 5th October, offering “Make & Take” sessions with Mary, Discounts & Special Offers, & Charity Raffle.  It’s always a fun day & we hope you’ll be able to join us!

We hope you enjoy browsing & find something you like as your new Autumn or Christmas projects.

Best wishes & Happy Sewing
Sally & the girls

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Enjoying the Sea Breeze in Cornwall

Are you planning a trip to Cornwall this year? We all feel very lucky living in this beautiful county.
This stunning photograph was taken looking out to Godrevy Lighthouse this morning.
Whether it’s a sewing weekend with friends, a trip with the family, or a break for some r&r, if you’re a stitcher, why not pop in & see us & stock up on some beautiful fabrics, buttons, or one of our kits. Perhaps one of Mary’s Poldark kits of a Cornish Tin Mine, or our new Sea Breeze bunting kits.

If you have a project with a seaside theme, Sea Breeze has just arrived with sandy yellows, sky & sea blues & bright reds. We’ve put together fat 1/4 & fat 1/8th bundles & it’s also available as fat 1/4s & by the metre, & as previously mentioned there’s bunting kits & panels too!

Why not look ahead to see what workshops we’re running, then give us a call & book. Don’t worry if you can’t bring your sewing machine, you can rent one of ours. We’d love to meet you!

 

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We’re Having a Pre-Cut Party on Monday 3rd September & You’re Invited!

We’re having a Pre-Cut Party on Monday 3rd September with discounts off all pre-cuts including: Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Dessert Rolls, Charm Packs & Mini Charms, as well as Jelly Roll Books & Moda’s Cake Mix & Cupcake Mix pads & Recipe Book ~ there’s four new Cake Mix Recipes 9, 10, 11 & 12.
There’s a free pattern with every pre-cut purchased too (one per person).

On our website from now until midnight on Monday, you can get 10% off these items with discount code PRE-CUT PARTY 2018.

In Store on Monday 3rd September, there are further discounts: Buy one pre-cut & get 10% off, buy two & get 15% off, buy 3 or more & get 20% off.
There’ll be samples on show, made from pre-cuts too.

We look forward to seeing and inspiring you

Best wishes
Sally & all the girls

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Christmas in July in full swing! 16 – 21st July

Christmas in July is in full swing with so many of you coming to see & buy our lovely Christmas fabrics, patterns, panels, buttons & books for 2018.  If you haven’t already been, pop down & have a look.  There’s lots of lovely samples of our Christmas workshop projects on display.

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Moda Cake Mix Recipe Workshop

In March we had our third workshop using Moda’s Cake Mix Recipe Pads with 10″ Layer Cakes.  They make super quick and accurate quilt blocks, a bit like sewing by numbers!

There are 8 Cake Mix Recipes & each one is a recipe for block parts that makes baking a Layer Cake quilt easier than ever.
Simply take two Moda 10″ Layer Cake squares, a dark one underneath & a light one on top with right sides together, then a recipe page on top.  Pin them together & sew on the dotted lines as directed, then cut out on the solid lines.  Press open with an iron & tear off the paper.  Arrange each piece in your chosen design, (there are layout ideas on each Cake Mix Pad), then sew them together with 1/4″ seam allowance.  It’s as simple as that!

There’s also a lovely new Cake Mix Quilt Book giving you lots of ideas & coloured pictures of designs for each of the Cake Mix Recipes available.  There are also 4 Cupcake Mix Recipes for the 5″ Charm Packs!

Why not have a go, they’re all available on our website.