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NEW ARRIVAL – Cider – BasicGrey


Cider is modern, eclectic, and vintage all at once. The colours evoke chilly fall days, warm sweaters, and joyful laughter. Prints like Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Cortland remind us of the variety of apples that grow around the world, each with its own story. We hope Cider will spark fond autumnal memories with friends and family as you tell your story. BasicGrey’s newest collection brings back the best memories, waiting for the first frost. The first frost meant the most delicious apples ever, there is something about the cold that makes the sugars and flavours just pop!

Cider is the sister collection to Persimmon, with bright, rich vibrant blues, popping peachy oranges and yummy pink corals. This collection comes with pre-cuts – which are coming soon – so don’t forget to pop your name on the waitlist if you’ve fallen head over heals like we have with this collection.

You can find the fabrics HERE


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Join Our Mini Charm Challenge!!!

Join Our Mini Charm Challenge:

Do you love pre-cuts? We think they are fantastic! With Pre-cuts you can get right on with the best bit of patchwork – the planning and sewing- all the cutting is done for you and so accurately.

Layer cakes can make a great quick quilt, charm packs are perfect for a baby quilt, play mat , lap quilt or bag. Jelly rolls have books and patterns devoted to them so that you can whip up a quilt in a weekend.

But have you tried the mini charm packs? They still have all the range of fabrics in there but these little 2 1/2″ squares are amazing value, just right for gifts, treats and perfect for those smaller projects.

So guess what….. to give you a chance to play and win prizes we are launching the Mini Quilt Challenge!

All you have to do is complete a project this summer using a mini charm pack of your choice. Add extra fabric if you like and then send us a clear photo with your name, address and telephone number or email address. Also tell us the name of the mini charm pack used. That’s all there is to it!!!! There are two categories, Christmas or everyday.  We have lots of mini charms to choose from & many are in the sale.

The closing date is Friday September 9th 2022. There will be 2 winners, one for each category – one £25 gift voucher for the everyday mini charm project category & one £25 gift voucher for the Christmas project category, and all entrants will receive a discount voucher.

EDIT   We have extended the challenge for the Christmas Mini Charm until Friday 9th December

We just ask that you make something new for this challenge, & if you use someone else’s pattern, please credit the designer.  Good Luck!!!

Mini Charm Challenge


The winner of the Christmas Mini Charm Challenge is Penny who created this pretty festive tree. A simple but beautifully executed make.





Carol B made her little hexie Useful Bag using Moda Spring Chicken mini charms with Makower linen texture cotton and Liberty lawn trim and lining.

Carol used Tilda Daisyfields and Kona Solid for this beautiful bag. Her daughter made the poppy that gives a lovely finishing touch.  The pattern was a free one from the Moda website.

Tricia visited us whilst on holiday having lost her sewing mojo. With a little inspiration she found the time and inclination to create her pretty Day in Bluebell Woods cushion.








Elaine began quilting during the second lockdown and has been a quick learner. Look at this beautiful backdrop that she made for the bird sculpture, using Daybreak fabrics.



Brenda has made this gorgeous cushion for her granddaughter using a Freya and Friends mini charm and some Tilda Wendy fabric for the dress.



Fran made this delightful drawstring bag using a Change of Seasons mini charm


This bolster cushion was made by Sally B who loved the 70s look of the Cider mini charm.

Heather D made this delightful cushion cover by adapting Bird in a Basket by Lynette Anderson.