Patchwork & Quilting
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A very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you all with lots of time for sewing. What a year it has been; snow in March and April followed by a scorcher of a Summer and the last few months nothing but rain.
And let’s not forget our BIG MOVE in June. It was hard work to get it all done in a week but we did manage it with quite a few late nights. We are all settled in now and loving it. Thank you to everyone who gave us their support, help and all those beautiful cards! Fore Street has given us more space, more light, more fabrics and notions and more customers!
2019 will bring more of what you have come to expect from us like new and exciting courses, new and returning tutors, more coach trips to quilt shows but most importantly NEW fabrics! Just before we closed for our Christmas break we took delivery of the sumptuous ‘Voysey’ fabrics by MODA. Rich, Autumnal colours, small and bold prints and with a nod to his college friend William Morris.
We also received a range called ‘True North’ with a woodland theme, dark blues, deep reds, rich yellows and teals. We imagine this range to work well for men but also for very trendy new parents.
The new year will see Tilda return to its floral staple with a range called ‘Apple Butter’ and we’re very excited about the third quilting cotton range from ‘Liberty’. Both of these should be with us in February and will be high on your “want” list.
As always, in January we will be holding an OPEN DAY to show off the samples for all of our courses, classes and workshops and give you a chance to meet some of our fabulous tutors. Please mark your diaries on Saturday 26th January 10am till 4pm. Of course, if you see something in the brochure that takes your fancy, you can book in from Tuesday 8th January onwards. Some courses are always popular and fill up fast so don’t wait too long! You’re always welcome to contact us to get more details.
In other news, our layering-up service is proving very popular! Plenty of quilters have saved their backs, knees and patience by paying us to do it for them. “Layering-up” is where we sandwich and tack the quilttop, wadding and backing together ready for you to start quilting.
We use a Microstitch “gun” that uses tiny tacks to keep all three layers secured together. These are then easily removed with a special tool after quilting. Prices start from just £15 for a lap quilt and go up to £25 for a King size quilt. All you’ll need to do is drop everything off with us and we have it ready for you to collect a week later.
We also still offer our ‘Bespoke Bunting’ service where we make personalised bunting for new babies, birthdays, weddings and even businesses (pop into Hair @ No.4 and you’ll see our handiwork!). This has also lead to us making Christmas stockings, personalised aprons and cutlery pouches for camper vans...so if someone asks, do send them over!
With kindest regards from Myriam and Sunny, the Material Girls.