Friday, October 29, 2010

Blog Giveaway - Saffron Craig New Bird Tree


Welcome to our newest collection from Saffron Craig, the Bird Tree Range in Indigo.  
Simply adorable colours and designs.  

Saffron produces the most gorgeous of designs, complimented by fantastic colours and combinations for dressmaking, lifestyle and quilting.  Visit our store and see more of Saffron Craigs ranges.

We thought we would celebrate the coming of November, with a gorgeous blog giveaway worth $25.95 - a bundle of 4 fat quarters, one of each of these gorgeous colourful designs.

A superb bundle of Bird Tree in the new indigo colourway.

I have 4 of the designs now in store - Bird Tree, Bird Circle, Tree Garden & Little Birds. 

I Love them all. - See entry conditions below -

How to enter our blog giveaway -
     1.    Simply leave a comment below, stating which is your      favourite Saffron Craig Design. It can be from any of her collections.
     2.    For an extra entry Follow our Blog and or Twitter and or Facebook about this giveaway.
     3.    Leave a contactable email address in your comment, incase you win.
     4.   This giveaway ends on Saturday 6th November.
     5.    The winner will be randomly picked from the comments page.

Have fun browsing and remember the more you spread the word the more chances you have of winning this fabulous bundle of fat quarters.

Susie x

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tips for Sewing Oilcloth / Laminated Cotton

Here are some easy to follow Tips on How to sew Oilcloth Fabric  and Laminated Cotton Fabric ~

Oilcloth/Laminated cotton  is relatively easy to sew, a teflon foot can be used in your sewing maching, making the friction less so as the fabric will glide easily.

I personally use a Silcon spray,  lightly spraying  the footer plate of the sewing machine and the shiney side of the oilcloth.  This will then allow the oilcloth to glide effortlessly between the two eliminating any friction.  You must hold the fabric steady, so as not to get too many wavy lines, but once you have practised a couple of times, its really easy.  Oilcloth can also be overlocked, using the same method. 

Thats all there is to it. It slides beautifully.
Have a practise first, you'll be amazed how easy it is.

Tablecloths dont need hemming as Oilcloth / Laminated cottons do not fray, but a nice finish is either to cut along the edges with pinking scissors (zig zags) or make a scollaped edge using half of a cup or plate.  This is very effective and will set off your tablecloth or apron bottom beautifully.  The edges can also be bound with bias binding in a contrasting colour, this is very simple and effective too.

Have fun experimenting with sewing oilcloth, you will be amazed at how easy it is, and wondered why you didnt try it out before.

We have just listed some gorgeous new oilcloth bundles, in simply stunning summer colours, with limes and pinks, poppies, blues and stripes.  

Happy sewing!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Festive Retro Tablecloth for all year round

Well here it is my first item in my Christmas Collection.  

Yes you've guessed, it is Oilcloth and it is Red and WOW they are big Polka Dots.  Very Christmas, very Retro and Very girly.

This is my latest edition to my store, lightweight laminated cotton, and of course wipeclean for the messy ones among us.  Also a whooping 150cms wide.

Santa will not miss this one.!!!

Ideal for indoors and undercover areas, for all occasions. I love it. 

Pop instore and take a look, priced at $35.00 per metre.  Available from 1/4 metres upwards ($8.75).  Its your christmas tablecloth taken care of. 

We can cut to the length you require too.

Just over 10 weeks and counting, yippee!!

Have a great week.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gorgeous bundles Fun Flowers & Bird Tree

New in store are these 2 gorgeous bundles of fabric, each piece mearsuring 56cm x 50cms

Fun Flowers Bundle, beautifully co ordinating colours and designs.  This must be my favourite.

 These subtle magentas and puples are just sew inspiring from Saffron Craigs Bird Tree Collection.

Loving these totally!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bird Tree by Saffron Craig

Take a look at these gorgeous lifestyle fabrics from Saffron Craig Australia.  Designed to inspire the inner quilter and decorator.

Now available in our store and also available by the 4 piece bundle.

There are 4 gorgeous designs available, and a bundle.  Also the Forest Elementals Range is available too.

I love these fabrics and the colour combinations and hope you do too.

Susie x