Weekly Fabric News

A new shop for the list – Elephant in My Handbag

Elephant in my Handbag logo

Elephant in My Handbag has got to take award for the most memorable shop name! If you haven’t encountered it before, it’s a newish fabric shop that’s grown since the beginning of 2012 on Ebay and Facebook, and has now launched as a standalone shop. They stock Tilda, Riley Blake, Lecien, EBOR and Benartex fabrics by the metre and FQ, and also have a nice selection of fabric bundles for patchwork – they are looking to extend their range to include Sevenberry, Michael Miller and more.

Elephant in My Handbag - Spotty patchwork bundle

Spotty Patchwork Bundle available at Elephant in My Handbag
Photo © Elephant in My Handbag

They also stock a great range of ribbons and trims – one of the best I have seen in a fabric shop. It’s a bit tricky to find out what the postage rates are (it’s calculated as you check out, and so varies depending on how much you are buying), but hopefully this means you are getting an optimum deal for delivery.

****Some good news! I was chatting with Stephanie, the owner of Elephant in my Handbag, and she has offered Very Berry readers 10% off until 31 August with the code Berry1, to be entered at checkout.****


Sales, Offers and Giveaways

If vintage is your thing, there’s a sale now on at Spinster’s Emporiumhere’s the link where you can find lots more about it. I am loving this cool vintage fabric pack that’s in the sale, and there’s some gorgeous trims available too.


Photo © Spinster’s Emporium


Very pleasingly, Doughty’s have Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt as their Deal of the Week – it’s available at just £10.99 per metre, which works out at £2.75 for a Fat Quarter. Time to stock up on this gorgeous collection!

Flea Market Fancy at Doughty's

Photo © Doughty’s


Backstitch is off to the Festival of Quilts and you can print out a 10% off voucher to spend at Alice’s stand. Go and say hello and spend some money! There’s also a 10% off voucher available for The Quilt Room’s stand at the Festival – just click here to download.


Pick up a bargain at Quilt Me Happy – Tracey has a jelly roll of the beautiful Papillion by Three Sisters on offer at £25.50 (15% off).

Papillion by Three Sisters on offer at Quilt Me Happy

Photo © Quilt Me Happy


RUCraft have a fabric sale now on, which includes fabrics by Amy Butler & Eleanor Grolsch. They also have an offer on to say goodbye to the wonders that have been the 2012 Olympic Games. It’s only for today, so rush round if you want to take advantage of it.

RUCraft Special Offer

There are other great sale sections at Dragonfly FabricsThe Village Haberdashery and Fancy Moon


Blooming Felt have a similar offer, that’s still on, but that comes to an end along with the end of the Olympics (what am I going to do with all my spare time now?!). You can get 12% off orders over £20 with the code GOTEAMGB at checkout.


There are loads of lovely new collections coming into the online fabric shops at the moment, it’s impossible for me to write about them all, but one of my favourites is Tula Pink’s Prince Charming, and this is MY blog and I like it best, I am giving it a particular mention! Some of the prints in this collection absolutely blow me away – I adore this pattern called Dandelion:

Dandelion from Prince Charming by Tula Pink

Photo © Tula Pink 

The collection is now appearing in shops around the place. The Cotton Patch has it in stock now, and if you are going to the Festival of Quilts, you need to head over their stand because Tula Pink will be on their stand signing copies of her new book, Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, over the Festival.


Don’t forget our giveaway of gorgeous owl-y fabric from the excellent Fabric Inspirations – you have until I do the draw after lunch tomorrow (Monday 13th) to enter to win these fab fabrics. And you just have time to take advantage of Fabric Inspirations’ free delivery offer (ends 14 August).

Owls from Fabric Inspirations


Right – off to watch the inevitable appearance of Sir Paul McCartney…. (yawn) – hopefully there will be some fun stuff too 😉


One thought on “Weekly Fabric News

  1. You cannot beat a spotty patchwork bundle in my book – I will be popping up the Ellie forthwith! PS thank you to everyone involved especially you Ali – my glue pen has arrived. Too distracted with the headmaster being on his holidays to experiment, but I will let you know how I get on in September!

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