Sunday, September 16, 2012

Rotorua now's the time to sew Christmas projects from Kiwiquilts


Kia Ora Rotorua and welcome to Kiwiquilts' September newsletter

A very warm welcome to all those new subscribers from the Hamilton Craft and Quilt Fair.  What a wonderful buzz we had each day and the great news is they are bringing the Fair to Palmerston North 14-17 February 2013.  Kiwiquilts will be there, so mark your calendars for a great four days shopping.

The koru templates went down a treat in my workshops and I've now produced a small booklet with 30 original quilt and applique ideas that will further inspire you.

Koru templates and Koru template ideas book $25.00

Koru templates only $18.50

Koru templates Ideas book $6.50.
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Sewline needle threader

For those of us who find threading fine needles a hassle I now stock the Sewline needle threader which is perfect for threading needle sizes 9 - 12.  Perhaps that is why I now prefer wool embroidery - no problems (yet) in threading those needles!

Check out the video - The magnet on the end is an extra bonus.

Sewline needle threader: $25.50.
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Kiwi Christmas table runner

My original Christmas table runner has been extremely popular, so I thought I would sew one in more Kiwiana colours.  Here's my new version - black and white meets kiwi christmas pohutukawa.

This pattern is great for beginners and if you are more experienced then you'll be happy to whip up a few for Christmas presents.  The kitset includes all the fabrics you need including the lovely Coastal Blossom fabric for the backing - you can even make this a reversable tablerunner.  All you need to add is some thread and the batting.

Kiwi Christmas table runner kitset: $50.70.

Traditional Christmas table runner kitset: $55.80

Christmas table runners pattern only: $15.00

Lynette's Christmas tree mini quilt

Lynette Anderson has quite a following with her unique applique designs and now Christmas fabric in her trademark murky reds/olives/browns.

I've designed this mini quilt adapting her style and using all her fabrics.  I completed mine entirely by machine but you could easily use simple embroidery stitches and needle turn applique.

The kitset includes the pattern and all the fabric for the front, back and binding.  All you need add is some threads and the batting.

Mini quilt size:  13½" x 17½"  (34cm x 44.5cm)

Lynette's Christmas tree mini quilt kitset: $43.50

Lynette Anderson's 6 x fat quarter bundle: $48.30
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Stonehenge Christmas Traditions panel

Gosh, I'm on a roll today with all these Christmassy projects and fabrics.  Guess I'm getting an early start this year.

I really loved this panel.  Not too cutsy and the colours are wonderfully traditional.  Lots of gold overlay but tastefully done. 

Panel size: 24" x 42".  Add some pieced or plain borders and you have a gorgeous, quick Christmas quilt or wall hanging.

Stonehenge Christmas traditions panel: $17.00

Midnight rush - big bold flowers by Camelott fabrics

These fabrics are stunning.  Oversized blooms - fabulous for cushions, bags etc as well as a quilt.

I'm showing the largest of the blooms to the left but there are two others in the range.

Midnight rush - red blooms: $27.60 metre.

Limited stock, so if you are wanting some, I wouldn't wait too long.

Farm Scene fabrics

And now for something completely different....

Two new panels - I couldn't resist the cute sheep looking out from under his curls - and some rather lovely farm prints.

Add these to your 'I spy' collection or create a quilt for your favourite farmer.

Farm scene tractor panel: $8.50 for 30 cm.

Farm scene animal panel: $8.50 for 30 cm.

Farm scene fabric bundle:  $37.70

Farm scene stripe fabric: $27.60 metre

New Tote Bag kitsets

Mega spots tote bag kitset and a sophisticated handbag print which is combined with a 20% linen and 80% cotton natural fabric.

Roomy bags and easy to stitch.  Perfect for beginners.  Detailed instructions.

Mega spots tote bag kitset: $51.80

Handbag linen/cotton tote bag kitset: $66.90

Tote bag pattern only: $15.00

Spring is sort of here in Auckland, plenty of rain, a drop in temperature and then blue, blue skies.  Can't seem to make up its mind but with daylight saving starting shortly I can't wait for the warmer weather and longer sunshine hours.  There's nothing better than having the sun stream into my sewing room, music playing and my machine humming..... bliss!

Wishing you time to sew, read or spend special time with loved ones.

Nga mihi nui *


* With best wishes. 

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