So once again I’m up to my armpits in paint. No, not literally. Nor am I doing my own version of tv’s Splash! sponsored by Dulux. I’m on the move again. I’ve taken one of the slightly larger units on the ground floor which will hopefully grab me more customers who will not be able to escape the pull of my lovely stuff calling to them. The keen amongst you good folk will remember that it was only last November that I first settled into the original unit on the first floor, which was also lovingly decorated with my subtle touch of ‘poke your eye out pink’ ™.
Ok first up on the news front is we have some new suppliers. Yippee! Welcome aboard the good ship FK to Twisted Tee, Tee and Toast and Moomins. Each working day feels more and more like I’m off to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party which is good, as that forms part of my company mission statement. All shiny precious things will be with us by end of January at the latest and I will be putting them on the website as they land.
Already landed, unpacked, swooned over and kissed, are these marvellous mono print jersey fabrics from Lillestoff. All are GOTS certified which is something we have come to expect from our fabulous supplier. It is now on the website to buy-as-quick-as-you-can and is available from £5.49. Colours available of red, blue and green. Very versatile, hard wearing and easy to care for.
On a final note, the Moomins are coming! In their droves. Also with us by the end of January. There will be a fantastic selection of household goodies with their adorable faces on them.
Quilting is a technique of padding a fabric. It consists of two layers, with batting between the top and the backing fabric. It is then stitched with decorative designs or threads tied through in order to prevent the batting from shifting. The quilting stitches are spaced with regularity. The multiple lines of a running stitch are done by hand or the use of a sewing machine.
The fabrics used for quilting are pre-washed as well as pressed. The fabrics should be easy to put a needle through. They are lightweight and comfortable. Quilting fabrics for pillows and clothing are very luxurious. They drape and wear beautifully.
Type of Fabrics used for Quilting
Manufacturers for quilts use various types of fabrics such as:
The new Riley Blake fabrics are just filtering through from the summer collection. We didn’t expect these in for a while so it’s a double bonus they’re not only here but they are even better in real life than just seeing the samples.
The Stars and Stripes design is versatile and suitable for quilting and clothing alike. I can even see this as a lovely blind in a boy’s bedroom. Stunning! READ MORE