Focus on….Fabric Frieze
I’m adding a new fabric shop to the Big List of UK Fabric shops today.
I came across The Fabric Frieze when I was searching for yardage from Kate Spain’s Good Fortune collection in UK shops. It was pretty tough to track down (lots of places have charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls, but I wanted 1/2 metre for a commission..) but I eventually found it here, along with some of the other prints from that collection.
The Fabric Frieze is an Ebay store with an excellent extensive range of fabrics from Moda, Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, Rowan and more. There are some lovely bundles, as well as FQs and yardage available. Prices are in the usual ball park of around £3 per FQ, and delivery charges are good for Ebay, with discounts when you buy more than one item (you just need to request a total to get the reduction). In addition to the wide range of Moda designers in stock, they also carry a range of Moda solids, and they sell wool rich felt too (which reminds me to add them to my Felt Buying Guide). I’ve looked at their feedback, and it looks excellent – I was certainly impressed with the speedy delivery time – so it seems they are a worthy addition to the list.
News, Sales and Giveaways
A 5am start plus a LARGE Easter lunch have resulted in a very somnolent afternoon, so many apologies if I miss stuff today…
The Croft Mill Spring Catalogue is now out and available to read online – it’s worth a look even if you don’t sew, someone at Croft Mill has a wonderful sense of humour. If I did more dressmaking then I would be a regular at Croft Mill for sure, they have such lovely fabrics – I love this fabulous vintage rayon, for example.
Lovely Luella from My Fabric House has been in touch to tell me about all the lovely new things they have in stock just now (fabric shop owners, feel free to drop me an email if you want a mention – always happy to help..). I am most taken with these gorgeous spring-has-sprung bundles:
Those purples! The polka dots!
Quite a few shops seem to be having remnant sales just now. Fabric with Love have some bargain remnants left now that their stock take is nearly done, and I was very happy to pick up a parcel of bargains in the Seamstar remnant sale earlier in the week – there’s still some lovely stuff left, including dinky little fabric scrap packs. Seamstar are also having a Spring Sale – lots of good stuff here, including my favourite Essential Stripes fabric at just £3.95 per half metre:
Photo © Seamstar
If you have quilt tops all ready to be quilted then you need to know about the 3m (and full bolt if you are really keen!) deals on wadding over at Doughty’s.
Oakshott Fabrics are offering free shipping with purchases over £25 (£35 in Europe and £75 for rest of world) made before 10 April. You just need to use the code Easter at checkout. Maybe it’s time to take advantage of the special offer on this gorgeous Gemini quilt kit designed by Janine Burke. Gives me an excuse to post a pic of it anyway:
My lovely friends at the The Felted Rainbow are having an Easter Egg hunt. You just have to find 5 eggs to be in with a chance of winning one of these bundles of 34 sheets of recycled felt:
Photo © The Felted Rainbow
And finally (because I really need to go and supervise the children’s tea and bath – although I am not sure how hungry they will be after the quantify of chocolate they have eaten today, I don’t know…), The Sewing Directory are having a lovely Makower fabric giveaway to celebrate 2000 likers on Facebook. Huge congratulations to Fiona, Beth and the gang on reaching another fantastic milestone.