Saturday, December 25, 2010

Soul Blossoms ~ delicious designs

Just a quick update on our gorgeous new collection from
Amy Butler,  Soul Blossoms,
these will truely warm you heart and soul. 
Amazing colours and combinations, make some cushions that will truely have that wow factor and of course some of the collection being in this gorgeous pink makes it all the better
We are of course on our hols here at I Just Love That Fabric, but any orders taken over the Christmas holidays will be quickly confirmed and sent out on our return the first week of January. 

Happy Holidays and happy browsing, and choosing your new gorgeous fabrics for a New Year project. 

We have lots of new fabrics arriving early in January too, so I will keep you all posted and lots more giveaways too.

Merry Christmas from all at I Just Love That Fabric


Friday, December 17, 2010

G for Giraffe - Chalkies ~ Creative Customer #4

from the talented Steph at

How cute is this gorgeous critter, with a little chalk belly to write special little messages or draw pictures on.

"Steph can make anything you see in any color or fabric that you choose to suit your style or the style of your nursery. Made to order is available and we also have ready to post items which are great for that special Christmas or Birthday gift"

These chalkies can be found in Stephs Etsy Store G for Giraffe if she hasnt sold out. Can also be found on facebook too.

The black board fabric/chalk cloth can be found in my store
and is availalbe from a small remnant piece of 30cm x 50cms to meterage.  
Its great for kids and so versatile and easy to sew with too.

Thank you for sharing.
Susie x

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Absolutely Gorgeous ~ Penne the Elephant ~ Creative Customer #3

More beautiful talent from the lovely Hannah from 

Designed and created and are available  for sale in her Madeit store.  
Hannah has appliqued these gorgeous co-ordinating elephants on to baby T shirts and bibs.

This gorgeous little set is just adorable.  The Attention to detail is amazing.  Im tempted to have another baby just have these gorgeous items in my home.  

The fabrics used are from Chez Moi's collection - Hunky Dory, 
some of which are available from my store 

If you are quick im sure you will be able to scoop up some of these super designs in her store.

Thank you Hannah for sharing your creations.  Have a super wonderful Christmas time.

Susie x

Monday, December 6, 2010

MUSE - Blown away

Wow, just a quick interlude from Fabric here.  Sharing my fab night out.

I purchased my tickets months ago and eagerly awaited 5th December,  woohoo, today was the day, we go to the Brissy Entertainment Centre to see MUSE, ive wanted to see them live for years now and today was the day.

I was blown away by this spectacular show, the music was exceptional as usual from Muse, performing on 3 podiums with images in towers above and below and the silver pants, yes those gorgeous silver pants and jacket, lasers, oh my a fantastic evening.  It all finished way too soon.

Muse in concert - Brisbane Entertainment Centre Sunday 5th December 2010.

Susie x

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kindergarten Lunchbags ~ Creative customers #2

A very creative customer of mine here on the Gold Coast, has made these very useful oilcloth lunchbags for the littles at her Kindy and now has orders flying out the door.

Made from a selction of Oilcloth Bundles available in my store -Gorgeous colours - easy identifiable for each child.
I love these, what a great idea.

Thank you Jane for sharing.

23days to Christmas and counting.  WOW

Susie x

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just arrived ~ straight from the zoo......

Wow, new colours to adorn your play space, from the fab guys at Sprout Design ~

lots of fish swimming in the sea, 
chocolate elephants but not to eat, 
lots of hooty owls to watch you sleep at night 
and gentle giraffes quietly following along.

We love these at I Just Love That Fabric 

and hope you do to,
heres a quick preview

Come and leave a comment, we love to know what you think too.......

Susie x

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Beautiful Handmades from my lovely customers #1

#1  Melanie Wadham's Felt Store 

Over the next couple of weeks I will be showcasing inbetween some blog posts, some of my customers', gorgeous hand mades.

There is true talent out there and Im proud to show them off.  To kick start #1 - we have the gorgeous and very talented Melanie from her hand made store She Wears Felt - New Zealand,  with her beautifully  designed and beautifully handmade oilcloth lunchbags.
Fabrics used are Mexican oilcloth candy pink with white dots and butterfly grossgrain ribbon, cool id like one of these for my lunch.

Fabrics used are Mexican Oilcloth - Navy polka dots on white, with pale blue grossgrain ribbon and a gorgeous crocheted flower patch.

Available to purchase at Melanie's store or make one of your own

Thank you for sharing these with us Melanie. 

Susie xx

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gold Coast Hand Made Market

We are off to the Butterfly Tree Market, at the Arts Centre, on the Gold Coast on Sunday  5th December, 

Over the next couple of weeks we will be showcasing some of our gorgeous handmade, kids and babies items that we will be taking along. 


Thursday, November 11, 2010

We have a winner

The lucky winner of our blog giveaway last week is Christine from Time Out Stitching.

Thank you all who entered, and left lovely comments, Its a real pleasure to read.

Susie x

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Polka Dot Beach Bags

Ooh look new in store this week lovely large Retro Polka Dot Beach Bags - 
Be Found on the Beach or by the Pool

Available in Tangerine, Lime, Blue Raspberry and Strawberry

Im  loving these retro look beach bags, a huge 54cms wide by 38cms tall (excluding handles)  

If not for the beach then great to keep things in, easy to find and such gorgeous summer colours.  

Happy swimming.

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

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Get into summer......

Wow! bold and beautiful outdoor stripes.

Stain and mould resistant, great for outdoor entertaining areas, and poolside, or
indoor for a great splash of colour. 

This years colours are fantastic,  we have turquoise and white stripe, hibiscus red and white stripe, lime and white stripe, pebble and white stripe, stone and white stripe and ash and white stripe.  Each wide stripe having a very narrow stripe either side of the bold colour, which just sets them apart from the rest.

Each stripe is 16cms wide and each colour also comes in a matching plain colourway to compliment.


Come and take a look at our gorgeous collection, and get inspired for summer living.

Now which one to choose!!!!!



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Giveaway winner

Thank you to all who entered the fabric giveaway, and there were quite a few.  But we only have one winner . We have randomly drawn  a winner for our gorgeous fabric giveaway which ended on Saturday, 

Danielle is the lucky winner from Feeling The Fabric Blog.  

Danielle wins 1/2 metre of her favourite baby elephant or giraffe fabric.

Thanks again, and we will be having another giveaway next month.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Im in Love - Fun Flowers I

Im well and truely in love with Holly Holdermans Fun Flowers I - the colours, the pure white background is so fresh and girly.

Im going to have to learn how to quilt as these prints would be amazing, even some summer cushions would be fab.

I have 6 designs listed, and will be making up 2 gorgeous bundles, a fat quarter bundle and a metre bundle for my store,...... or maybe I may just keep them all for myself!!

All on a pure white background and some of the designs have small white spots on white, which is very effective. 


Spring oilcloth tablecloth - Fridays Fav Fabric

Ooo - spring is here, hubby has the barby out and all nicely cleaned, the patio heater has been put away until next winter, and the pool is looking blue.

Spiders are spinning webs already from my washing line and im back to checking the laundry before i bring it in, incase there are any little or large friends hiding in strange places.

I put out my new oilcloth tablecloth - nice and bright and ready for the ketchup and bbq sauce.

We have some gorgeous oilcloth vinyls for tablecloths in store,  pop in and take a look, and they dont cost the earth and we can cut the length you require to the nearest 10cms.

Happy spring


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Blog Giveaway - Elephants & Giraffes for Boys & Girls

Time for a Beautiful spring clean Giveaway.  Its time to put up some new curtains, wall art or make some new kiddies pillows.
We are happy to now share our gorgeous range of boys and girls bedroom, playroom & nursery fabrics.

We are giving away 1/2 metre of your favourite 
You decide which colourway you love best, and you could the lucky random winner it in our giveaway.

The baby elephants & giraffes are 100% cotton home decore weight, and come in a variety of colour combinations, choose which you love best.

1/2 metre measures 140cms x 50cms, so enough for a small  project or a couple of new pillows or wall art.

just for girls

just for the boys

Entry requirements - simply 

1.  Please leave a comment below on which is your favourite colour elephant or giraffe.  Pop instore to take a peek.
2.  Follow our blog if you wish.
3.  For a 2nd entry please tweet or like our FB page.
4.  Make sure you leave a contact email address
5.  Giveaway finishes on Saturday 18th September 12.00 midnight AEST.

6.  The lucky winner will be randomly chosen and notified by email. 

Thank you for commenting in advance.
Susie x

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Owl fabric - what a hoot

Gorgeous happy owl fabric, in 3 colourways - baby blue for boys, baby pink for girls and a natural for mums in a gorgeous soft indian cotton home decorating weight.

We are just making some gorgeous  fabric wall art canvases in these lovely owl designs, which will be available in store later this month.  


Saturday, August 28, 2010

25cm Giveaway - Say goodbye to Winter & Hello Spring

Hi, what a lovely weekend, the weather is definitely picking up here on the Gold Coast.  So in preparation for those lovely summer days, we are running a special offer Giveaway.  

This offer is valid until Tuesday midnight. Say good bye to Winter and Hello Spring.

We are giving away an extra 25cms of Mexican Oilcloth when you purhcase 1 metre or more, on any Mexican Oilcloth design (excluding bundles and excluding any laminated cotton oilcoths).

So be quick, as this offer is only ON for the next couple of days.  

Here are a few of our gorgeous Mexican Oilcloth designs, 

See further conditions below.

A selection of Mexican Oilcloth designs

1.  Offer only available until 12.00 Tuesday 31st August AEST.
2.  Minimum purchase must be 1 metre of Mexican Oilcloth.
3.  Offer only available on Mexican Oilcloth purchase.
4.  You will automatically be sent the extra 25cms of your purchased colourway, uncut with your minimum 1 metre purchase.
5.  This offer is not available on any other Oilcloths or laminated cottons, or fabrics.
6.  If you have any questions, please email Susie here at

Enjoy browsing!