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Riley Blake’s Bittersweet Fabric Collection – Blog Hop Round Up!

Riley Blake’s Bittersweet fabric collection, designed by Riley Blake’s Bittersweet fabric collection was designed by Sue Daley, expert English Paper Piecer, has arrived!

This collection is very art deco and reminiscent of Liberty prints.  To celebrate their arrival here is a round up of Riley Blake’s Bittersweet Blog hop – there is even a free video tutorial!

The Quilted Fish made small pouch bags – perfect for holidays and keeping all your essentials in!


Samilia’s Mum was inspired to quilt a beautiful cushion cover – full free tutorial for this one!

Down GrapevineLane – Made these cute little houses!

Rawgunramblings came up with this great skirt – this one has a free video tutorial!

Reversible big bow skirt tutorial. Step by step video with sewing instructions. How to sew a skirt in 60 minute

Lilabelle Lane came up with this geometric 

She Quilts A Lot  went for a panelled pillow case

Bittersweet Blog Tour She Quilts A Lot

Live.Love.Sew Designed this great quilt – pattern available via their blog

Bittersweet Blog Tour - Dream Catcher quilt pattern by Keera Job of LIVE.LOVE.SEW Pattern Co.

Cotton Factory opted for a cute purse


Sew Fab went for double zipper pouches plus a skirt!

Jina Barney Designz made a beautiful quilt – click for more details, plus these really cute fabric envelopes

We would love to see what you make with this great range – send us your images via Facebook or tag us in on Instagram #printstopolkadots.

Riley Blake’s Dutch Treat Collection by Betz White Now in Store!

Riley Blake’s Dutch Treat fabric collection was inspired by the colors and motifs of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with more than a hint of its own European Scandy roots.

The collection was designed by Betz White, it’s a quirky modern take on a classic folk style, featuring icons such as hearts, tulips, birds and flowers. Cheerful and sophisticated, these hand drawn prints play well together, mixing bold graphics with intricate detail.

Look out for our quilt block kits in this fab range later in September.


To download Riley Blake’s free quilt pattern inspired by this range click here. 


Please do share pictures of your makes using this fabulous collection, tag is in on Instagram or send you pictures to us here on the blog or via our Facebook page 🙂

Put Sunshine on Your Pocket With These Glorious Fabrics

We have selected a range of fabrics that scream summer to share with you today.  Our picks offer sunshine and more muted ice cream tones, mini and large florals, sunshine bursts and animal prints, including butterflies and rabbits hiding in the tulips.  All these prints bring a smile to our faces and warmth to the heart!

Michael Miller’s Sea Holly Collection


Riley Blake’s Fresh Market


Michael Miller’s Sommer Collection (Regular Cottons and Double Gauzes)

michael miller sommer fabric collection quilting cotton double gauze

Riley Blake’s Medium Dots & Honeycomb Reverse Dots


Riley Blake’s Dream and a Wish Collection


Did you spot the rabbits in the tulips?

Surf’s Up with Cool Beach Huts, Sail Boats and Lobsters

Riley Blake’s Offshore collection of coastal prints, including beach huts, surfboards, lobsters and more will take you right back to your favorite beach break.

The collection is fun, but not childish, making it suitable for makes for all the family and the home and it is just gorgeous.

We have already made a reversible sun hat and reversible dress and bags out of this one – what will you make?

offshore long

Melly and Me Snug as a Bug Collection

Drum roll please……. We have been excitedly waiting for this collection to arrive, we are big fans of Melly and Me sewing patterns and have always stocked their fabric collections, indeed we still have stock of the Where the Wind Blows collection and Little Menagerie collection.

The latest collection, does not disappoint, full of yummy prints that fully co-ordinate, and 3 panels which include all the pieces and instructions you need to make one of their great bugs – just in time for a birth in the family or even Christmas!


Yee Harrr! Sasparilla has arrived from the Wild West

A great collection capturing the essence of the wild west, with great geometrics that will mix and match with so many other fabrics and themes.

Click on the images below to view in store, or scroll down to the end for a link to a free pattern using this range.


Click here to visit Riley Blake’s Blog and download instructions for a great quilt, designed by Pairie Moon Quilts.



Riley Blake’s Cruiser Blvd Now Available

Car prints are always popular and it is easy to see why.  Every year Riley Blake brings out a new car based collection of 2013’s won’t disappoint, with a strong mix of primary colours and large and small prints.

Available off the bolt, in strips, squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, apple cores, tumblers, ric rac, triangles and bunting triangles!

What would you make?

Christmas 2013 Preview

OK, I know we have only just had Easter and we still haven’t seen the arrival of Spring, but sewers everywhere are already thinking about those Christmas projects.  Our Christmas fabrics will be arriving in June, but you can see a preview below to help those creative juices flowing!  Don’t forget existing Christmas Fabric prices have been slashed in store – click here to visit the Christmas Store.

Seen other ranges being launched this year that are worth stocking – let us know!

Notes: Ranges included above: Red Rooster Here Comes Santa, Newcastle Fabrics Wishes, Clothworks Not Even a Mouse, In The Beginning Fabrics Its Christmas and Riley Blake’s Merry Christmas (we will stock regular cottons and flannels from this range).




Hoos in the Forest is on its way

This great, dare I say it, girly, range from Riley Blake is due to arrive in early July, and can now be pre-ordered with 15% off.