Monthly Archives: April 2013

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?

Fabric Cuts Available At Prints to Polka Dots

We offer a wide range of cuts at Prints to Polka Dots, giving you greater choice, the ability to buy just what you need, and the opportunity to have your fabrics arrive pre-cut into a range of popular sizes and shapes, saving you hours of cutting! Using this service you can make your own Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, Quilt Packs and Bunting.

Whilst we believe this range of cuts enhances your shopping experience it can be bewildering when you first make an order, and so we have produced this handy guide to help you work out which cut suits your needs best.

Standard Cut – Inches

Orders for standard cuts are cut from the bolt, for every x1 you order we increase the overall size of the piece of fabric sent to you, rather than the number of pieces sent to you.

If you order x1, you will receive a ‘fat quarter’ measuring 22” wide x 18” long.

If you order x 2, you will receive 1 piece measuring 44” wide x 18” long.

From this point on, for every x1 you add, we add 9” to the overall length of the fabric. See the table below for further examples, the amount you can order is only limited by our stock level.

x1 22” wide x 18” long                 x7 44” wide x 63” long

x2 44” wide x 18” long                x8 44” wide x 72” long

x3 44” wide x 27” long                x9 44” wide x 81” long

x4 44” wide x 36” long               x10 44” wide x 90” long

x5 44” wide x 45” long               x11 44” wide x 99” long

x6 44” wide x 54” long               x12 44” wide x 108” long

 

Standard Cut – Cms

As with the Standard Cut – Inches, standard cuts in cms are cut from the bolt, for every x1 you order we increase the overall size of the piece of fabric sent to you, rather than the number of pieces sent to you.

If you order x1, you will receive a ‘fat quarter’ measuring 55cm wide x 50cm long.

If you order x 2, you will receive 1 piece measuring 110cm wide x 50cm long.

From this point on, for every x1 you add, we add 25cm to the overall length of the fabric. See the table below for further examples. The only limit on the amount you can order, is our stock level.

x1 55cm wide x 50cm long           x7 110cm wide x 175cm long

x2 110cm wide x 50cm long        x8 110cm wide x 200cm long

x3 110cm wide x 75cm long        x9 110cm wide x 225cm long

x4 110cm wide x 100cm long      x10 110cm wide x 250cm long

x5 110cm wide x 125cm long       x11 110cm wide x 275cm long

x6 110cm wide x 150cm long      x12 110cm wide x 300cm long




Note: If the fabric page you are looking at doesn’t give options for your fabric cut, then the cut is standard/continuous cut inches.

We are always on the look out for new cuts to offer customers, if there a cut you use regularly, let us know and we can look into offering it.

 

The Circus Comes to Town

We have been excited about this collection ever since we first saw the industry samples, it has been much delayed but has finally arrived!

This would look soooo great as bunting (you can get the triangles cut by us in store), cushions, curtains, blankets and so much more.  A rich colour palate to stimulate the senses.  See images below to see the prints now in stock, and images courtesy of Etsy of items made using the range.



New Collections From Studio E and Clothworks

When we opened the delivery this morning, it was like looking into a box and seeing Spring jump out.  These collections are really great, they make us think of quilts and cushions and the Make it Perfect Girls’ clothes patterns, take any of the Studio E prints and use the stripe in the collection to finish off the garment for a winning look.


Belle’s Dream Collection from Studio E, the picture below shows the fabric being used for cushions, this talented lady can be found on etsy.com


Click on the image below to visit Studio E’s blog and download free patterns.


and from Clothworks we have the Chinoise Collection, very French!


If you haven’t visited Clothworks Website before, we recommend it, as well as seeing all their collections in one place, you can download free patterns for great quilts and even clothing including flannel PJs!  The following image is our favourite from the site, not for the faint hearted (no pun intended) but it would be just gorgeous when finished, what ever fabric collection you used.

Click the image above to visit their blog today.

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).

 

 

 

The Quilted Fish Patterns have Arrived!

To celebrate the arrival of this range of great patterns, including lampshades, dolls houses and slippers, we are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of the Apple a Day or Petite Maison Book.

To be in with a chance, just let us know what you are currently working on, or planning for your next project (closing date: 1st May 2013).

 

Congratulation to our winner, Wendy, we used a random number generator to pick a winner, and thank you to everyone else who took the time to let us know what they are doing, it helps us to know what your upto when trying to pick the right fabrics for the shop – and we are all nosey crafters of course!

To view the pattern in store click here.