Thursday, December 21, 2017

3 Days before Christmas at Materialise

We have lots of lovely fabric gifts available in our store now
 Jemima Flendt; popular blogger and now author of her first beautiful Quilt book 'Weekend Quilting, has kindly signed copies of her book for our store.
Jemima has also lent us an amazing selection of her exquisitely handmade projects that are featured in her book: including the amazing hexagon cushion (shown above)
'LOVE' this stunning pendant.... also on display in our store
Shelby (aka the amazing Cotton Possum) has made a lovely selection of Liberty pouches, wallets and makeup purses for the store too. She also has made Lanyard's, Key Fob's and Coasters....! 
 We have put together a large selection of Liberty packs (prices start at $7.50 for 18 beautifully co-ordinated 2.5 inch squares)
 Also available Fat 1/4's of selected Liberty Interiors Fabrics (to make them more affordable) for all of us!
Many morish Liberty Fat 8th bundles made from a special selection of pieces direct from Sophie's stash!!!
 Lots of lovely Ribbons and Trims too, ready to wrap your gifts.....
 I've left the best to last..... On Saturday night I had the pleasure of meeting Lily, a young 16 yr old girl who hand makes beautifully stunning things from the Vintage books that her Granny gave her...... Lily gave one as a gift to my friend Allan who cried when he saw how beautiful it was.
Above is a full circle Christmas tree with Merry Christmas garland...
 This large Angel is just breath taking and takes many hours to create.....
I love the fact that these Christmas Trees are folded from pages of vintage books, owned by Lily's own Granny. Lily has then expertly folded them to create these time honoured treasures that could become part of your Christmas tradition each year. So come into Materialise to get one of these exclusive handmade one off special pieces. You will not regret it!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Yummy New Yuwa by Itaya Naomi

Simply Stunning Yuwa fabrics arrived from Japan this week. 
Oriental inspired prints that have the most delicious textures
and colours.....
 These silky soft sheeny cottons are designed by Itaya Naomi and have always been popular on our shelves.....
 Several different designs all in a range of captivating colours.
 The detail printed onto the surface of this cloth can be enjoyed here
 and will add a really beautiful dimension to your quilting project.
This superb floral has so much movement and also looks great cut up in a boho style quilt.
New also from Yuwa are these amazing chalk style designs by artist Keiko Goke.
Heart Heart IV also has a matching stripe that can be viewed on our website.
 This pretty strawberry floral by Atsuko Matsuyama for her 30's Collection was a feature fabric in my strippy quilt 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and has been requested countless times.... So get involved!
 I couldn't resist this vintage style card print by Micci Collection also by Yuwa fabrics. 
 The super fine sateen is printed with these muted designs,
 which remind me of cards that my Mum gave me as a child... I am visualising some pretty cushions in our lounge room in this super luxe fabric....
Also popular this week is this Novelty fabric highlighting iconic tourist destinations in Japans major city's.
For those of you who Dream of free motion quilting your own Liberty quilts with beautiful organic hand drawn daisies such as these....
Dream No More!.... Come in and sign up to do a one on one class with Sophie. 
A 2 hr session will give you all her tips and tricks and set you on a path that will set you on a free motion quilting journey that you'll LOVE....
Speaking of Love! Here is the love and light of my life, my Little Liberty girl. 
This week she has been learning to sew on my big machine....! She couldn't be happier now that she is a sewer and has great plans to make her own teddies..... That's my Girl!!!
This week marks the 11th anniversary of my Beautiful Mum's passing..... 
"Not a day goes by that I don't think of you Mumsy. I love you, I miss you and wish so much that you had met my gorgeous little munchkin! She's a chip off the old block..."

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Groovy new Novelty prints and Lots more Cotton & Steel

Signed copies of Judy Newman's new book "Quilts for Life made with Love" are available in the store and it is beautiful.
There are so many delicious projects I'm having trouble deciding which one to do first.
Over the past few weeks Materialise has taken delivery of lots of new fabric arrivals. 
This cool collection of groovy and fun monochromatic prints just begged to be cut up and put together in one cute quilt
I have included 16 different prints.... Come in and choose the prints that work for you
At Materialise we have a lot of customers who are mad for fabrics with images of cats and dogs and lately our collection has some of the best prints we have ever had in this genre
Cute (but not too cutesy or daggy) animal novelty prints are always a major draw card and this one is a real crowd pleaser
 So are these horses and you can see why.....
This double gauze with giraffes riding bicycles are so popular that
they sold out the last time we had them (in just one week!)
So hurry because this fabric is no longer available with our Japanese supplier
 Cotton & Steel is one of the latest fabric ranges we have introduced to our store. 
These magnificent fabrics are made in Japan and the quality of the cloth is superb and a pleasure to sew.
Bolts arrive each week and they are the hottest thing to hit town.
This nautical themed range is "S.S. Bluebird" by designer Melody Miller. 
The whales have been a huge hit!
 This cute range "Kujira & Star' by Rashida Coleman Hale is also extremely popular.
Each designer in the Cotton & Steel Collective creates a story around each range which is shared on the selvedge.....
'Star longed to see what was above his little reef so his best friend Kujira took him on a tour!'
"Wonderland" has been a great hit because it is designed by the cool and hip Rifle Paper & Co. 
This iconic company creates greeting cards and all things stationary and is based in the US. 
We have been busy sewing up a storm too!
Sophie has made quilts in all the ranges shown here today so pop into the store and be inspired today!

Thursday, July 20, 2017