Cootamundra Sewing Centre – April Newsletter 2010

Well what a month March was. You may have noticed that the shop is almost bursting at the seams with all the stock that has arrived.

Olde Cedar Chest Faye Burgos Patchwork Quilting FabricApril marks the next quarterly instalment for all of you fabric club members and this quarter’s samples are of a new range in by Faye Burgos called Olde Cedar Chest – very nice old worldly pinks and chocolate browns.  I am also offering a free pattern for a quilt using the fabrics from the Olde Cedar Chest range on request when you purchase any fabric from that range.

I am also using this range to kit up last years BOM called Breast of Friends by Homespun magazine – sign up anytime. My version of this quilt is hanging in the back classroom and anyone is welcome to look at it at any time too. This years Homespun BOM is looking fantastic and I welcome anyone to sign up at any time as well – I know some are awaiting to see the final quilt before signing up and that is fine.

Twelve Oaks Patchwork Quilting Fabric Judie RothermelSome other new ranges in are Twelve Oakes by Judie Rothermel, a rich reproduction range which blends in nicely with the already existing Patchwork Heritage range. Make Life by Sweetwater for Moda. Fun and funky with some patterns available as well and cute matching polka dot buttons (arriving soon).

Due in either the end of this month or next will be some more Nancy Halvorsen’s Christmas fabrics (I will be using these in kits for a possible Christmas in July weekend retreat at Bethungra) – yes more on that next issue but no promises yet.

A couple of Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassetts have snuck in as well.

On order are 12 lovely 1930s prints with yellows, lavenders, reds, blacks, pink and greens.  I have some Perspex templates for Dresden plates which always looks great in 30s prints.

California Dreamin Patchwork Quilting FabricsAlso to come are some pretty florals by Mrs March and some fresh modern prints called California Dreamin.

Some polar fleece has arrived in red, navy, purple and pink and a couple of kiddie prints.

The Bali Pops are in too with some interesting patterns to go with these. The Bali pops are the same as jelly rolls only made up of batik prints – very very nice, yes one may find its way to my house. There will be more of these to come soon.

Also new in are embroidery panels by Prints Charming. For ideas on how to use these jump on to their website and be inspired – I hope to have a sample in the shop soon.

I also have some new kits in the kit basket – some great simple stitchery ones for the kids for the school holidays and a kit using the new Brandy Wine flannel range.

Charles Parsons have released embroidery threads in opposition to DMC called Cosmos. Some of the variegated threads have arrived and retail at $5.40 each as they have over  twice the length of DMC and are softer to work with.

Some nice quilt backings have arrived and I think I now have a good selection going down the back.

Some Australiana jelly rolls have arrived as well as some novelty prints such as dogs and tractors, little teddy bears, some more interesting spots.

This month I feel  I need to shift some fat quarters so am offering any fat quarters from the $5.00 baskets  at a very low price of $3.00 each to members of the fabric club and to anyone else who mentions this newsletter will get their fat quarters for $4.00. Grab a bargain while you can as it will not be very often that you will receive such great savings and there is a great book in store titled Sewn in Time which uses fat quarters to make different sized quilts.

I wish you all a happy Easter and with the cooler weather setting in I hope you all get to enjoy your sewing.

Yours in sewing,

Sonia Commins,

Cootamundra Sewing Centre,
217 Parker Street,

Ph 0269421104.