Weekly Fabric News

It’s that time again… enjoy my weekly fabric news update, and don’t forget to let me know if you hear of any good (UK-based) discounts, promos or giveaways!

There’s a MASSIVE sale on at Quilter’s Cloth , everything is reduced, with up to 75% off remnants and discounts on everything else too!

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At Fabric Rehab there is currently 15% off everything with the coupon code LOVELY – the code is valid until the end of the month. I love these cute little Christmas fabric mini-bundles

Cherry Christmas mini-bundle at Fabric Rehab

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At The Village Haberdashery you will get a free Fat Quarter (lucky dip) with every fabric order over £1o – offer ends on 30 Oct (tomorrow!). Time to invest in one of their brilliant stash builder packs perhaps? These come in a fab selection of colours – I love the orange one, but they come in a whole rainbow:

Stash Builders - Orange at The Village Haberdashery

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There’s 20% off everything at Simply Solids, until 31 October, with the code october.

Simply Solids logo

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At The Sewing Boutique there is 15% off everything until November 4th with the offer code HOLIDAYBLUES. What about these shabby chic fabrics from Christmas gift making??

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I love shops that find imaginative ways to bring us a bargain – Emma’s Fabric Studio is definitely one of those. You can currently get this bundle of fab Robert Kaufman Xmas fabrics for just £18.95 – which is around at 30% saving. Brilliant!

Christmas Bargain Bundle – O Tinsel Tree and Sleigh Ride – Robert Kaufman Fabrics

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Seamstar is having a giveaway in conjuction with the ever-fab Blueberry Park blog. If you win, you get to choose 3 bundles of solids from Courtney’s huge range of Better Value Plain Cottons. You have until 4 November to enter this one.

Seamstar giveaway at Blueberry Park blog

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And finally for me this week (must go and watch Jimmy Nesbit doing his brain surgeon thing in Monroe…), don’t forget my Liberty Tana Lawn giveaway:

Liberty Tana Lawn giveaway at Very Berry Handmade

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Pop by next week for more fabric news!

Weekly UK Fabric Shop Update

It’s time for another fabric news – there’s absolutely masses going on this week, as summer draws to a close with lots of sales and it seems that people are starting to get ready for a certain event at the end of the year… Enjoy all the bargaintastic opportunities!

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The M is for Make sale is still on with more lines added. Because Kate has such good taste (I’m  not just trying to win favour here, I really mean it!) her sale section is always one of the best… Kate also has some fab new fabrics including Bella by Lotta Jansdotter and the lovely Nursery Versery by Heather Ross. An excuse to include some adorable mice:

Mice, Nursery Versery at M is for Make

Photo © M is for Make

I’ve also failed to say, up until now, that the new M is for Make website is fantastic!

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Doughty’s are having a full on clearance sale of Rowan fabrics – there are masses of prints from Amy Butler’s early collections. There’s some great stuff here at brilliant prices.

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Speaking of Amy Butler, her collection Cameo is continuing to arrive in UK shops. The Quilt Room have put together some very pretty bundles, and this cool, versatile 5″ strip roll:

5" Strip roll of Cameo by Amy Butler from The Quilt Room

Photo © The Quilt Room

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So, on to the End of Year Event…. there are lots of Christmas fabrics are coming into stock now. Seamstar have opened their Christmas shop. Check out this excellent Ho Ho Ho bundle:

Ho Ho Ho Bundle from Seamstar

Photo © Seamstar

Whilst you’re over there you might want to check out their Offers section – loads of good deals available, particularly if you are starting to sew your Christmas gifts.

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One of the sweetest Christmas fabric collections around is Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey – you can find the collection in now at The Village Haberdashery.

Build a Bundle: Cherry Christmas at The Village Haberdashery

Photo © The Village Haberdashery

And if you have Bloomsbury Gardens from Liberty Lifestyle on your wishlist, then you might want to pre-order from VH to take advantage of their 10% discount offer. And, of course, The Village Haberdashery sale is still on.

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My Fabric House is another shop with its Christmas section already up and running – there’s lots of very cute stuff in stock – who couldn’t want matryoshka Mary & Jospeh?

Matryoshka Mary and Joseph

Photo © My Fabric House

Now is a good time to check it out because they are planning a flash sale for 8pm today (26 August) – here are the codes that you need (link takes you to Facebook).

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There’s 50% off all Simplicity patterns at Abakahn. I just need to get a dog so I can make one of these:

Doggy outfits at Abakahn

Photo © Abakahn

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There’s free P&P at RUCraft for the bank holiday weekend. They also have a fabric offer on – when buying fabrics priced £2.99 or more, you get your first Fat Quarter free. RUCraft are particularly good for Tilda  and Tanya Whelan fabrics, but they also have Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy in stock just now.

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The Dragonfly Summer Sale is also still on. Dragonfly are particularly brilliant for dressmaking and quilting fabrics. Go take a look!

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There’s a Bank Holiday Bonanza over at Eclectic Maker. There’s a brilliant 20% off all fabrics until midnight on Monday 27 August – you just need to enter the code BONANZA at checkout. I’m wondering if it makes this little baby within my price range….

Amy Butler Cameo Fabric pack at Eclectic Maker

Photo © Eclectic Maker

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And (almost) finally (wallet breathes sigh of relief…) Simply Solids are celebrating the launch of their lovely new website with a discount of 10% – you just need to use the code SIM0010 at checkout.

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Very Berry Fabrics has an offer on too… although the new Liberty quilting fabrics are absolutely gorgeous, there’s nothing quite like the real thing. So, if you want to check them out, any purchase of a fabric pack or bundle from my Liberty fabric shop on Folksy comes with a free Liberty single (9″x12″ piece) from my selection. Here’s one of my mini-bundles, to whet your appetite…

Perfectly Pretty Liberty mini-bundle at Very Berry Fabrics

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Enjoy your bank holiday Monday, if you are lucky enough to have a break!

Weekly fabric news

Focus on….Fabric Frieze

I’m adding a new fabric shop to the Big List of UK Fabric shops today.

Fabric Frieze logo

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:

NEW at MFH (3)

Those purples! The polka dots!

 they also have some adorable iron-on applique motifs, and lots of sweet new ribbons too.

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 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:

Essential Stripes on offer at Seamstar

Bargain!
Photo © Seamstar

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Coast and Country Crafts and Quilts have offers on some Tilda fabrics just now (you need to click through to pages 2-3 to see them). They also have quilt patterns on offer too.

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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.

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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:

Gemini Quilt kit from Oakshott fabrics

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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:

Bundle from The Felted Rainbow

Photo © The Felted Rainbow

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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.

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