Wednesday, 6 January 2016

New Year... New Plans


January is a funny month, it seems to last forever, the weather’s dank, and no where near as exciting and colourful as December was. But I always like this month for its optimism, the start of a new year, a new beginning, and a time to make new plans. And for Sewmotion, this is no exception. Having had a decent rest over Christmas – apart from the growing to-do list in my head - I feel ready to really make something of Sewmotion this year.

I was so encouraged by the amount of Beginner’s Quilt Kits sold over the Christmas period, so I’m definitely going to work on more pre-cut kits this year, starting with a visit to Stitches, the trade show for the craft industry in February… so excited!! By the way, if you were one of those lovely people who bought a quilt kit, I now have the backing and waddings packs available to help you finish off your quilt.



I’ve also been working on a couple of hand sewing projects - I know I said I was going to work on my Millefiori quilt this Christmas, but these pesky hexagons just called to me! These pre-cut kits will include all the fabric, paper pieces, and instructions to make each cushion, and not only do they include my current favourite fabric, Robert Kaufman’s Grey Essex Yarn Dyed cotton linen, but they make great portable projects, perfect for any English paper piecing addicts!

 

I’m also pleased to announce that we are now stocking basic colours of Aurifil’s wonderful 50wt cottons. I can't recommend these threads enough, their superior fine quality makes them almost disappear in the most intricate piecing, and makes them ideal for complex quilting.

http://www.sewmotion.com/sewmotion_shop/cat_1050826-Thread.html

Currently we have Black, Navy,Grey, Silver, Ecru and White, on 1300m reels at £8.25 each. And don’t forget we still have FREE POSTAGE to the UK!

As well as new kits, there will also be more quilt patterns, helpful tutorials, and inspiration from across the quilting world. To keep up with everything, why not subscribe to our Newsletter, not only will you be the first to hear about our new products and services, but you will also receive special offers and giveaways, only available to our subscribers.

Other news from the quilting world;  

 

Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts has launched her new pattern Jungle Friends - for those who loved the panel I made for Lorna's Dog Gone Cute QAL, you will love these cute animal blocks, and her instructions are so easy to follow. That lion is adorable!


http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/2015/12/jungle-friends-pattern-release.html

One of my current favourite shops is The Village Haberdashery in London. I was so happy to hear they have reached their target in their recent Crowding Funding venture, and can't wait to visit their new shop which promises to be amazing!!! 

https://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/sewing-patchwork/fabric?fabric_collection=2314&utm_source=The+Village+Haberdashery+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7a0f97a5de-Weekly_Newsletter_6_1_161_5_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_713f7d59b1-7a0f97a5de-76986433

Back to the present... they have just started stocking Free Fall, Tula's Pink first collection of extra wide (108") fabrics, and rather then cotton, they are on a gorgeous cotton sateen. Not only would these make beautiful backings, but just think how many cushions you could get out of half a metre! 

The wonderful people over at the Fat Quarter Shop are sharing their Top 10 Videos of 2015. For those who haven't yet discovered this fantastic website and Kimberly's great video tutorials, I suggest you take a look. Not only are these mini films so easy to follow, but the fabrics and quilts they create never fail to inspire.

http://fatquartershop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/fat-quarter-shops-top-10-videos-of-2015_8.html

Right, as I've given myself all this work, I best get on with it! I hope you have a lovely creative week, and thanks for visiting. As always, I love to read your comments, so please share below.

If you're looking for more quilty fun, why not pop over to Sew Fresh Quilt's Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and say hello.

3 comments:

  1. Oh love the hexies and the idea for a kit. I just made my first hexies a week ago and I think I'm hooked. It really is a nice project to have in hand for those moments in front of the TV or waiting between soccer games.

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  2. Love the hexie cushions, they're so striking in all solids!

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  3. Yes, 2016 is here! Glad to hear your quilting kits are selling well. Good to get more people into quilting! Looking forward to seeing what you will be creating in this new year!

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