Wednesday, December 7, 2011

We have the keys to our Palm Beach Ave Store


Woohoo, we have the keys, we are in and decorating,

An exciting new chapter has opened in the I Just Love That Fabric story.  We have taken the plunge to open a gorgeous retail store in Palm Beach Avenue, Palm Beach.

Opening hopefully over the christmas hols, we will be selling all our gorgeous fabrics and homewares.

Here are some pics of our first day, my helpers, or non helpers, they had more fun playing with the ladder than anything else.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Christmas TableCloth

Treat Yourself to a fab Oilcloth Table cloth this Christmas.

Whether you celebrate indoors or outdoors, these gorgeous laminates will make the day. Wipeclean and easy to use, no fraying or pulling, just foldaway or rollaway.  -  So the laundry machine can stay off over Christmas, how about are some of our new designs in store now

Festive Heirloom in Amythest & Cream large scale design

Let me know what you think, I love them all.

Susie x

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Delightful Owl Cushions

A very talented customer of mine has made this with owl remnants.

It is divine and suits this old chair, I would never have thought myself of putting these together, but they really do work.

Thank you for sharing Lorelie.

Also from the same owl fabric collection are these gorgeous cushions below, made by me.

Available in store for $25.95 each

Take an owl to bed, gorgeous hand made cushion covers from I Just Love That Fabric.

This is a gorgeous medium weight fabric, ideal for furnishings and covers, sews a treat and looks good too.  These are 40cm x 40cm in size and have the same fabric on the reverse and a tuck closure, so easy to remove and wash.

Have a great week,
Susie x

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Taste of Waikiki

Woo-hoo! my outdoor furniture covers have finally arrived, I had one chair ready and now all the rest has been finished, so would love to share with you.

Not children on the seats, well at least until mum and dad have spent time enjoying a stain free, clutter free deck area.

 The gorgeous turquoise stripes and plain fabric are from the Waikiki Range at Warwick Fabrics (also availalbe in my store)

  Gorgeous beachy traditional fleur de lis fabric turquoise/oatmeal - made by me

Im loving turquoise this year, and this is going to be my main theme inside and out.  

Enjoy Spring.
Susie x

Monday, August 29, 2011

Oilcloth Sale on Today

Woohoo, we have our Oilcloth Sale on today, 20% off our store price, pop over to our Facebook page and comment on what you would like.

We have availalbe today -

  • Mexican Oilcloth,
  • Amy Butler Laminated,
  • Anna Maria Horner Laminated
  • Green Gate Laminated
  • Cath Kidson remnnats in Oilcloth
  • Oilcloth Bundles
  • Offcuts and Remnnats
Gorgeous summer colours

Pop in and take a look or just say hello.

Susie x

Sunday, August 21, 2011

You Could Win This ..... Blog Giveaway ..... Gorgeous Marimekko Doorstop

Blog Giveaway time, again.  NOW CLOSED, THANK YOU

Pymamid Doorstop ~ red/raspberry Marimekko

For August we thought it would be great to give away one of our gorgeous handmade designer, Marimekko Mini Unikko doorstops,  wind is definitely around at the moment, so what better than to have a gorgeous doorstop to stop your door from banging shut.

Specs -
Approx 17cms tall, zipped base for secure closure, half padded with soft wadding, cord toggle at top.  Sent empy with instrucions for fiilling.
Featured is the red/raspberry colourway, but youu can choose in black/white, blue, girly pink and camel , see our swatch card below.

All our doorstops and home furnishings are made to order in our workrooms here on the Gold Coast.  Designed and hand made using designer fabrics from around the world and Australia. 

This week all you have to  is  .................................

  1. Leave a comment stating which colour you would choose if you won, black/white, pink, red/raspberry (as pictured), blue or camel for 1 entry.
  2. Like us on Facebook . or Twitter, or both is you wish for and extra Entry for each.
  3. Leave you email or contact incase you are lucky enough to win.
  4. Blog about our great giveaway.
  5. The draw will be held next Monday and a winner will be emailed and sent the doorstop.
  6. This is open to all coutries, but please note that the doorstop will be sent empty, ready for you to fill, saving on expensive Postage Costs.
Closing date is Monday 29th August 2011- NOW CLOSED, THANK YOU
Thanks so much, enjoy entering and sharing our gorgeous giveaway.

Susie x

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Old Rosalie Tea Towel

A Vintage/Beach/Chic style is what I have running constantly through my head at the moment, after purchasing my lovely new tressle dining table last week, Im looking to match some furnishings and some worn out looking fabrics,  So whilst I had a spare minute over the weekend I cleared out the kitchen draws, delving in and pulling out all the old spoons and serving cutlery that I was probably looking for all last summer at various bbqs and entertaining events,  And there neatly folded away in the corner was my old favourite teatowel, just the thing to get me into my vintagey style mood. 

This Beautiful Rosalie fabric from the UK, the first teatowel I had ever made, and thinking about it, probably the only one I ever made, now almost 8 years old. 

I popped it into the washer and gave it a nice dry on the line, and hey look, a gorgeous vintage teatowel, shabby chic by all accounts, faded but still looking remarkably chic!!

My old favourite
I dont usually have pink around the house these days, I left the shabby chic movement in the UK, but as some of you will know, it is one of my fav colours, and im going to incorporate into my beachy style dining room.  I  will now just leave this lying somewhere looking good with its faded roses and worn out print.  Maybe on the shelf with some old vintage teacups and saucers I collected years ago.  Ummm now off for some more rummaging in the cubboards, Im on a roll.

Susie ~ just loving that fabric.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Laminated Loveliness for you.....

If you love the soft feel of the laminated cottons from Amy Butler, you will adore these cushions, ideal for poolside and deckchairs. 

A customer asked if I made cushions from the laminated cottons, and well here is the finished item, I made these 3 for me at the same time in the large European size.

Great for when the kids pop out of the pool for a drink and a nibble, nice and cumfy.

See the full range of Amy Buter Laminates in our store.  To make your own, you would need approx 0.75 metre for the large size and 0.50 for the smaller size.

This size is 60cm x 60cms,with a zipped back in the same lovely lamianted fabric.  Our prices are -

60cm x 60cm, including insert ~ $65.00 (postage extra)
60cm x 60cm, cover only ~ $59.99 (postage $1.95)
40cm x 40cm, including insert ~ $55.00 (postage extra)
40cm x 40cm, cover only ~ $49.00 (postage $1.95)

These will be available on our website this week, and availalbe in all the laminates from Amy Butler - this is just a little preview of our new cushion range.  We hope you love them too!!

Susie x

We hope you are inspired, the colours are simply gorgeous. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A small mention in a large Newspaper

Its always a great feeling when a Newspaper or magazine call you up to write a small piece on you.
Entitled - Lifes Little Luxuries In Big Demand.......

I had a lovely mention and short interview with the Sun Herald last week, and lots of gorgeous piccies taken.

To be mentioned in the same article as the gorgeous  - Absolutely Beautiful Things Blog, was a real treat, to think that my store is up there with the best in Brissy.

So thank you to Ellen who arranged and interviewed me.  It so nice to have a small but worthwhile moment of fame. -

"On the Gold Coast, customers of online fabric shop owner Susie Wren are stocking up on pretty fabrics which they use to make their own cushions, curtains and artwork.
"We still want to surround ourselves with beautiful things, such as gorgeous cushions - but these things are expensive. Not everyone can afford to spend $150 on a single cushion," Ms Wren said.
"I get ladies buying small amounts of expensive designer fabrics to sew into their own cushions at a fraction of the price.

"If they have any scraps left over, they can create their own artwork out of it.
"There really has been a resurgence of women coming back to craft, sewing and the like, to try to save money, while still getting their fill of pretty things."
Ms Wren, who started her shop in 2008, is planning to open a shopfront - but she admits now is probably not the time. "The economy is a bit shaky to be opening a new shop I feel, although I do want to do it eventually," she said.
"At the moment, I'm doing well and am very busy just working online with my customers. The demand for beautiful things is still high but my customers want to do it in a more creative and inexpensive way."

Beautiful fabrics at I Just Love That Fabric

Susie x

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fabric Remnant clearance all $4.50 each

Wow we are having a quick clear out of some gorgeous fabrics, all $4.50 per remnant. Pop over to our Facebook Page at I Just Love That Fabric and comment SOLD on the fabric you would like.

Today only, fabrics added hourly. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

elephant love

Loving this new elepant fabric from Umbrella prints, soo cute.  Tiny elephants on olive green in a gorgeous lightweight quilting/dress fabric.  Ideal for creating, gorgeous little dresses, cushions, bedding, bags, all sorts.

Available now in our Quilting & Dress fabrics Section

It is adorable.

In store now at I Just Love That Fabric

Tiny Elephants on Olive

Thanks for stopping by.

Susie x

Sunday, June 12, 2011

being creative

Just being a little creative to see how this gorgeous new fabric range looks in cushions, have started with this one from Martha Negley's Flower Market,  Bunches.  Love this fabric  and love the cushion too.

Susie x

Friday, June 3, 2011

Imaginary Flowers

Even though winter is upon us here on the Gold Coast, its always nice to have a lovely fresh spring fabric to add to the store. 

We received our lovely shipment of Saffron Craigs gorgeous Imaginary Flowers Collection this week and is now in store.

Getting creative with these fabrics is easy, let your imagination take over and create -  lovely lamps, crafts, bags, girly dresses.

These fabrics are availabe from 1/4 metre cuts upwards, so if you just have a little project, thats all you need.

Happy drooling.

Susie x

Monday, May 30, 2011

Gorgeous Remnant Tuesday today

Remant Tuesday is again upon us, pop over to our Facebook page and take a look at this weeks remnants, from owls to flowers, dots, polka dots, trees, marimekko poppies and lots more

Happy Owls furnishing fabrics           
only $7.50 each remnant

only $6.45 each remnant

There lots to choose from so pop over today and take a look.

happy shopping 

Susie x

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blog winner

Thank you to all who entered out blog giveaway, its been a really hectic week or two and we finally got round to cutting out all the entries from our blog here and the FB friends who had probs commenting on my blog.  The boys picked out Tartankiwi as the winner of a gorgeous bundle of mexican oilcloth.

Thanks again, and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blog Giveaway Time

Woohoo, yes it is time for a gorgeous blog giveaway,  I have been making up new bundles of oilcloth for the store,  we have some gorgeous new colourways and designs in stock, from  strawberries, cherries to ginghams and of course the usual favourites in the vintage colourways too.  

Our new 3 pack Oilcloth bundles are priced at $18.95 and each piece measures 60cm x 50cm. Each piece in the bundle is large enough to make a young childs apron, or a tote bag, a set of bunting flags, a doggy placemat, and lots more.
I will be posting a small 'HOW TO" make  bunting flags over the next couple of days, simple and effective and great way to brighten up an outdoor area during these chillier months.

In the mean time, if you would love to win 1 of thse gorgeous oilcloth bundles, pop below to see the Entry Conditions, really simple............

 Bundle No 1 ~ 
Cherries, Emerald Polka Dots and Emerald Gingham

 Bundle No 2 ~ 
Cherries, Red Polka Dots and Red Gingham

 Bundle No 3 ~ 
Poppies, Blue Polka Dots and Blue PJ Stripes

 Bundle No 4 ~ 
Strawberries, Red Polka Dots and Red Gingham

Giveaway Entry...............

1.   Comment on which OILCLOTH BUNDLE you like the best and would love to win.
2.   Then for 1 entry please Follow our blog, by clicking the FOLLOW link on the right
3.   For subsequent entries, please mention on FB and twitter.  
4.   Please leave your contact email address so as you can be notified if you win.
5.   Closing date for draw will be next Thursday at 8.00 pm AEST


Thank you for entering.

Susie x

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I LoVe Butterflies

Im in love with butterflies, how gorgeous are these fabrics, all co-ordinating each other. 

Large scale landscape design with trees made out of butterflies, and bigger than life butterflies,  the gorgeous fabric collection is too nice to cut up.  

Co-ordinating butterflies and trees, and flower gardens, this is truely a touch of spring.

Designed by MoMo for Moda, " Just Wing It" can be found in our store.


 This is has to be May's favourite fabric collection.  8 of the designs and colourways will be availalbe in our store over the coming week.  

We hope you enjoy these.
Susie x

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pretty Fabrics - a burst of colour for Remnant Tuesday

A gorgeous burst of colour for Remnant Tuesday this week, pop over and take a look, gorgeous colours and designs, butterflies, polka dots, sprinkles, ric rac, stripes and lots of pinks.

Have a wonderful sewing week.

Susie x

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Emerald Temple Tulips Oilcloth/Laminated Cotton

If I ever  had a favorite collection of fabrics, it  has to be Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms at the moment, no matter which design I look at, I simply love.  And this week, just arrived in store is the Emerald Temple Tulips Laminated cotton oilcloth.  

The colours are amazing, so if you love emerald greens, then this is the one for you.  

Make a statement with a tablecloth in this design, or outdoor cushions.      
Now available under our Oilcloth heading and availabel in store.  

Have a wonderful Easter weekend and hopefully you are inspired by these gorgeous colours.

Susie x

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Did you miss out on Remnant Tuesday

Did you miss our Remnant Tuesday this week over at our Facebook Page , if so pop over, we are still adding some gorgeous remnats to this weeks album, with the Easter Holiday upon us nearly, we thought we'd keep on going this week.

This week we had lots of retro spots and dots from our Oilcloth collection and a few pieces of our new Strawberries, soo yummy. 

To purchase any of these lovelies, simply visit our Facebook page here and click on the fabric you wish to buy and add SOLD into the comment box below.

Have a safe and happy Easter from all of us at 
I Just Love That Fabric.

Happy shopping and browsing
Susie x

Monday, April 11, 2011

Remnant Tuesday is here again.....

Woohoo, this is a gorgeous filled remnant tuesday here at I Just Love That Fabric.

Pop over to Facebook page and comment SOLD  on any of these gorgeous remnants, we are starting early this week due to the school hols, so need just a little extra time for it all.

This weeks Remnants 12/4/2011

Great designer pieces, for crafts, creating or just simply because we want them.

Have a happy and fun week, and happy shopping too.

Susie x

Monday, April 4, 2011

Tuesday is Fabric Remnant Day!!

Wow Tuesday again, pop over to our Facebook Page for some great remants today, if you love colour you will love these.

We have Marimkekko remnants, Amy Butler remnants, Cath Kidston Remnants, Sprout Design remnant,, lots of gorgeous fabrics to choose from.

Remnant Tuesday at I Just Love That Fabric

Pop on over and say hi at I Just Love That Fabric FACEBOOK PAGE

Happy shopping

Susie x

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Love to Sew Kits - DIY Book Bag/Toy Bag/Nappy Bag

Made from gorgeous 100% cotton duck these book bags are now available in store for $19.95 each, great for carrying nappies, books, toys or spare clothes. OR

Also now available as a pre-cut kits, ready overlocked, all you have to do is sew together, instructions included  starting at  $12.50 each. (SAVING $7.50) 
(All  ~ LOVE TO SEW KITS include, fabric, cord and instructions) - Love To Sew Kits

Baby Giraffes

Baby Elephants

Baby Giraffes
Available in selected childrens cotton fabrics, medium weight and beautifully handmade.

Please email if you have any queries or questions, we are always happy to help.

Susie x