As always, we're joining with many others in Central Albury to put on a show for the Victorian Labour Day Holiday and will be hosting free product demonstrations during the day.
11am : Doing beautiful applique with the Apliquick rods. Both Sharon and I love using the Apliquick rods and would love to show you how they work. Like anything new, it takes a bit of practice but once you've gotten the hang of it, you just can't stop!
12 Noon : Introducing new English Paper Piecing shapes including Gabby's Flower, Marg's Star, six pointed star petal, the curved octagon scallop and the octagon tumbler. Stunning shapes from Sue Daley. We're really excited about these! Click here to see more about these shapes.
2pm : The 10 degree wedge ruler? Come and see some of the projects we've made using the 10 degree wedge ruler. We love how versatile this ruler is!! And the more you use it, the more cost effective it is too. ;-)
There is no charge for any of these demonstrations but we would appreciate you booking so that we know how many seats to put out for the day. And how many slices to bake! :-)
There are so many new shapes arriving that we don't always have time to tell you that they're in. But they usually are in the shop as soon as Sue Daley sends us notification or we can pop them onto our next order. These are just some of the new shapes we're playing with at the moment. :-)
Octagon tumbler makes a 2" octagon on the outside.
Marg'Star combines with a six pointed star in the centre and around the edges to make a hexie.
Six pointed star petal combines with a six pointed star in the centre.
Six pointed star petal appliqued over fabric.
They are beautiful, they are fun and I think I'm as hooked as Sharon is now!
We love our Patchwork with Busy Fingers order, especially when it contains new shapes! The gorgeous Gabby's Flower papers and templates arrived this week and look delicious!! They are going to be so cute on a quilt or bag! Now, what fabric would be good for this? Can't wait to see what Sharon comes up with!
The beautiful Chelsea quilt pattern
The beautiful Chelsea quilt pattern is now in stock too. We place an order with Sue Daley every month to six weeks so if you would like us to order something in for you, all you have to do is ask. :-) We are very happy to get it for you. Unfortunately we simply don't have the room to stock all of Sue's patterns! :-)
This gorgeous quilt, designed and made by Sue Daley, is at Avonleigh for a short while. Please don't miss the opportunity to see it - it's just amazing!
I think both Sharon and I are looking at it with a view to reducing our scraps / stash and it's a great quilt for just that!
The quilt is made using a combination of English Paper Piecing, Applique and Reverse Applique. The pattern comes with papers and templates : $85.80. Of course, if you buy the pattern pack, you are welcome to take photos to help you with your fabric selection.
Have you always wanted to make a clamshell project but not been quite sure how to go about it?
Pop into Avonleigh and join Sharon's Clamshells Come & Try day to find out how.
On a Come & Try day we supply the basics to allow you to have a go at the technique without having to outlay significant expenditure. And Sharon will be there to guide you through it step by step. How good is that?
So we'll have a few shapes and fabric for you to work with and some glue pens and other essentials for you to share. We'll also supply a list of items you can bring if you already have them, so you don't have to wait for someone else to finish using the glue pen. :-)
Sharon is a certified Sue Daley English Paper Piecing instructor and knows all the tricks to make piecing this gorgeous shape a lot easier. Bookings are essential.
Date: Wed, 13th May Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm Cost: $5.00
We're having another product demonstration day. Woo hoo! Love these days. Check out the schedule below, decide what you would like to learn more about and come on over to visit! Tea/coffee/cake supplied as always. No charge.
10.30am : Apliquick Rods: Needleturn Applique without turning with a needle! Great new appliqué technique that gives good results.
12.00 noon : The Basic Westalee rulers: Adjustable ruler, Half Square and Quarter Square triangle.
2.00pm : English paper piecing and Sewline Products. The easy way to paper piece!
3.00pm : Photo Transfer Fabric. See how to transfer your photos onto fabric. Lots of ideas on how and where to use these in quilts and projects.
4.00pm : Westalee Epsilon Star setter tool – this ruler makes Le Moyne Stars from 2” to 18” finished blocks in Diamond, Split, Harlequen and Stripe styles.
We're crazy about Applecores! They make the best borders and are just so darn cute!! And you can use them anywhere!
If you would like to learn how to English Paper Piece this gorgeous shape, you need to drop in to our 'Come and Try Applecores' session with Sharon.
What's a 'Come and Try' session? We supply the basics to allow you to have a go at the technique without having to outlay significant expenditure. You'll know by the end of the session whether it's something you would wish to continue and therefore invest in
The stunning Appleberries quilt
buying your own templates and papers, or whether you never want to see that particular shape again! :-) We think you'll love it!
So we'll supply a few shapes and fabric for you to work with and some glue pens and other essentials for you to share. We'll also supply a list of items you can bring if you already have them, so you don't have to wait for someone else to finish using the glue pen. :-)
Sharon is a certified Sue Daley English Paper Piecing instructor and knows all the tricks to make piecing this unique shape a lot easier. Bookings are essential.
The Travelling Companion
Date: Thurs, 16 April 2015 Time: 11am - 12.30pm OR 6pm- 7.30pm
Three Little Kittens plus some coordinating fabrics.
Are there a lot of babies in your life at the moment too? I seem to be surrounded by gorgeous babes and I'm loving every moment of it. But what quilt to make?
Inspiration was completely missing until I was showing one of our customers the cute Beatrix Potter Three Little Kittens range.
We both fell in love with the range all over again and when our customer said "Hexies!" the light went on!
A perfect fit!
And look at how the print fits the 2 1/2" hexie - just perfect! Now, should I make it in rows separated by diamonds like Sharon's Happy Hexie Table Runner? Should I make it a quilt as you go? Or surround it with other gorgeous hexies and make a total hexie quilt? Decisions, decisions! What do you think I should do?
I couldn't resist it - had to cut out two hexies in the Three Little Kitten range. I think I might pick up other colours in the hexies and use the 2 1/2" diamonds on either side.