Saturday, 1 November 2014

Plush Addict: New Sponsor, Massive Giveaway and more!

I am happy to announce a new sponsor, Plush Addict.  I limit my sponsors to three and I like a mix of quilting and dressmaking and Plush Addict definitely ticks both those boxes with an enormous selection of both.  And there's more with waterproof, absorbent and many other different fabrics for many purposes (remember the bamboo towelling I used for Kiss Me Quick?) plus patterns,  haberdashery and more.  It's always good to start a sponsorship with an in depth visit to the business and the people behind it and a giveaway helps too- in this case a hefty bundle of Flurry by Dear Stella worth over £50 as well as a voucher to be won over on my Instagram.  I am handing over to Kellie for the introductions, I'll see you at the end for the giveaway!


"I always describe the start of Plush Addict as a “happy accident”. To cut a long story short I found myself unemployed and pregnant and with too much time on my hands I dusted off the sewing machine to make pretty cloth nappies for our baby-to-be. It was hard to get modern cloth nappy making supplies in the UK from one place so I decided to plug that gap and the idea took off from day one. These days we sell oodles of different types of fabrics, haberdashery and patterns online based out of a warehouse in sunny Kent."


"Although we started off with some very niche fabrics, today we have a huge variety of quilting and fashion fabrics and haberdashery. We stock over 2,500 quilt weight cottons including the entire Kona Cotton range (that’s 303 colours!) and we have one of the best flannel selections in the country. We also carry a huge range of Shannon’s Cuddle range plush fabrics (you might know it as “minky”) and have recently added some extra wide 90” which makes the most buttery soft quilt backing you ever did feel.  For dressmakers we have a fantastic range of needlecord, denim, interlock, jersey, ponte roma, chambray, wool, double gauze, cotton lawn and lots more besides (I’m hoping to keep expanding the dressmaking range so if you have any requests then please let me know.)"


"I used to manage a customer service team for a software company so offering the best customer service I can has always been part of my make up and is really important to me. We offer a generous loyalty scheme called “Plush Points”, same day dispatch and free UK postage for orders over £40. I know from experience how difficult it can be to buy fabric online so we’ve made requesting a colour match really easy – just leave us a note in a special box at check out and we also offer a no quibble free UK returns service.  The readers of Sew magazine have recently nominated us in three categories in the 2014 British Sewing Awards and I couldn’t be more thrilled. We’re up for Best Online Retailer, Best for Customer Service and Best Sewing Blog (although I’m sure there are more far deserving winners of the blog category than myself, ahem!)"



We have a brilliant team of local ladies that help get our customer orders out of the door quickly and I have managed to rope lot of my family in too! My mum is our chief remnant officer (we don’t mess with her remnant corner, it’s sacred) and she double checks orders before they leave us to help pick up any mistakes. My sister in law looks after most of our customer queries and she also does a grand job of our accounts.   My husband Jon has a technical background so he manages the website side of things.  I am third in from the left in the staff pic below!"



"We’re hoping to take office space above our warehouse (fingers crossed for January) so we can offer workshops and classes. People keep asking us to open up a shop, which we’re flirting with at the moment. We are an online only business 99% of the time but you can make an appointment to come and have a wander in the warehouse and we hold regular open days which now have quite a following. We always lay on tea and cake for the weekend events and there’s a calendar published on our website. Our next open day is on  December 6th and I’m absolutely delighted that Katy Jones from I'm A Ginger Monkey and Editor of Quilt Now magazine will be joining us with her new Priory Square fabric line for Art Gallery Fabrics. We'll be adding mulled wine to the usual tea/cake refreshments to help welcome in the festive spirit so come and meet Katy and start the Christmas festivities!"

(Here's a peek at the GIVEAWAY prize!) 

"I’m absolutely delighted and flattered to be sponsoring Kerry’s blog, I’ve been an avid reader for a while now. As a celebration and thank you we’re offering a great giveaway here and on Kerry's Instagram @verykerryberry along with a 15% discount from 1st-8th November inclusive with the code VKB15 for Kerry’s readers on everything across the site. Do  drop me a line if you have any suggestions of things you’d like to see us stock, or have any questions."


Kellie has a bumper givweaway prize on offer for you: a massive Flurry 18 Fat Quarter Bundle!   To enter the Flurry giveaway, visit Plush Addict, look around the website and comment below which item or items you would buy right now.  What do you need? Christmas supplies, dressmaking pattern and fabric, kit to give for a Christmas gift? Leave a comment and tell me!  You have from  1st-8th November inclusive.  Open to UK and Europe only (discount code is open worldwide). 
  
Extra entries:  Have an extra entry if you follow Plush addict via their newsletter,  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest or Kellie's blog.  
Have an extra entry if you follow me via Twitter, Instagram or here.

You have up to three chances to win this enormous stack of Flurry worth over £50! 
I must be able to contact you so I need to be able to find your email via your comment.  Winner will be notified by email and also announced here Nov 9th.  Good luck!

And there's more, Go to my IG account @verykerryberry for a further giveaway to win a £25 voucher to spend at Plush Addict.  


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101 comments:

  1. No doubt about it I would buy some of the Tamara Kate Origami Oasis prints to make a gift for B's birthday in a weeks time! Failing that I'll have to use fabric from stash!!

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  2. I would get some Kona Poppy and Sprout - two yummy Kona colours perfect for Christmas quilting :)

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  3. I receive the Plush Addict newsletter and collect points when I shop :)

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  4. I follow you here :) Awesome giveaway!!!

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  5. I've always admired Dear Stella Fabrics and love the 'Flurry' Fabric. I really enjoyed having a peek around your Fabric shop and love how you have everything so nicely set up! Items I would order right now, after seeing your website, would be Fabric from Riley Blake - Flower Patch Line and from Moda - One for you, One for Me Line.
    Congratulations on such a nice place of business!! Thank you for this giveaway chance!

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  6. I follow Plush Addict on IG - thanks

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  7. I could really do with building up my solids stash so would have to get loads more Konas!

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  8. I follow Plush addict on IG and Facebook. I also get the newsletter

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  9. I love the Dashwood Studio Cuckoo calling in teal - anything birdy themed is always a hit for me :)

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I follow Plush Addict on Facebook and receive the newsletter :)

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  11. I follow Kerry on Instagram too as Giddy Aunt Lola

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I'd love their last piece of Nancy Wolff's circus print for Kokka - I so wish I'd stashed all the colourways and the penguins too as they're impossible to find now :(.
    ellibeaven at hotmail dot com

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  13. I follow plush addict on IG and get their newsletter.

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  14. And I follow you on IG and via Bloglovin!

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  15. I've just looked through the range of dressmaking fabrics - fantastic selection. I would go for the denim cotton with spandex, as I'm planning a selfish sew for my next make - a denim skirt.

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  16. I love Lewis and Irene's red fox fabric!

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  17. i follow Kellie's blog and facebook page!

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  18. I follow you too; blog, IG, car boot sale ;-)

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  19. Hi Kerry! I follow you by Bloglovin and Instagram. x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Fantastic shop - thank you for introducing to us! I would buy now 'Here Boy Dog Park', 'Folk Art Holiday' (can't decide the colour but many of these) and absolutely this fun Line: 'Cuckoo Calling' which is Super fun! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I already know I am going to get the cuddle backing for my girls' quilts from Plush Addict - I may even go and buy it as it is so near - rude not to!
    Thanks for the chance x

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  22. I get the newsletter and follow the PA blog.

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  23. … and I kind of follow you everywhere!

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  24. I always wanted to try to use a cosy fabric on the back of a quilt and I love snowflakes: Timeless Treasures - Blue Snowflakes Softie would be perfect!

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  25. I love flannels for the back of my quilts and Robert Kaufman's - Remix Flannel Plaid Park would be great for my boys quilt back.

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  26. I follow their blog now , by email.

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  27. And I am a follower of your blog with boglovin'

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  28. Great looking shop! I desperately need more solids in my modest collection of fabric.

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  29. I was so genuinely impressed, that I've signed up to their blog! Loved the photos of the warehouse :-)

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  30. What an amazing shop. Having just searched my small stash for some black and not found much I would buy Timeless Treasures Mad Lib words in Black.

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  31. I follow Plush addict on Instagram and by newsletter.

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  32. I follow you via Bloglovin and on Instagram too.

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  33. Following Plush Addict on bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  34. I would pick Flurry, Dashwood Studios( in black ferns), and Timeless Treasures I'm sure but the site won't open. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  35. follow you on twitterand follow your blog

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  36. I love all their fabric, especially the quilting cottons - spoilt for choice!
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  37. I follow Plush Addict via their newsletter (using different email address)
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  38. Such an awesome giveaway! I am seriously eyeing up some of their wool coating fabrics, I'm thinking of making myself a Collette Albion Duffle coat!

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  39. I follow Plush Addict on IG and am also subscribed to their newsletter

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  40. And I stalk, sorry follow, you on IG, Bloglovin, Twitter........... ;) x

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  41. I follow Plush Addict on fb

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  42. The very first thing I would buy would beLewis & Irene - Fox & Friends Brown Fox & Friends

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  43. I need some Konas to make a xmas tree skirt

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  44. I would buy Little Monsters first and then some of their Kona solids.

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  45. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  46. I liked Plush Addict on Facebook.

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  47. Oh I need some of the spotted cotton lawn for this years christmas dress. Adore the colours!

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  48. Oops - forgot to say what I would buy. I'd get some extra wide fabric for quilt backings.

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  49. I have kind of fallen in love with the Michael Miller origami oasis midnight train. Not sure if I love the name or the fabric more! Lovely warehouse by the way!

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  50. I follow plush on fb and email

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  51. I love the Copenhagen Print Factory entire line for this christmas

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  52. I follow Plush addict in Fb as Teresa Alcantara

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  53. I think I'd have to go for the map laminate to use in a travel bag :o) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. I follow you all over the place...

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  55. I have just wasted loads of time drooling over Plush Addict's fab array of fabric - should have been doing the ironing. So much choice, massive wish list. I think Robert Kaufman Jingle Christmas Wreaths Vintage would make a fab Christmassy Emery dress, better than the usual jumper!

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  56. 90" wide cuddle fabric? I didn't even know it came that wide! I've been limiting Minky backing to baby quilts under 54" wide because of the bulky seam issue. I'm so excited now!! :-)

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  57. all those red and whites for Christmas gifts are wonderful...I will be back...I am planning already!

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  58. I love all their dotty and stripy fabric and would get some of those! I've shopped with Plush Addict a couple of times now and they've been great!

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  59. I follow PA on Twitter and receive their newsletter.

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  60. I love Plush Addict, I made my first purchase a few weeks back, and will definitely be buying more soft cuddle fleece, it's the perfect quilt backing, in fact, I need some for a Christmas Quilt, better get choosing some fabric for that!

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  61. I really like Lewis and Irene fabric and I see Plush Addict have some in their last chance section. I'd also tap into some of the full range of Kona they have in stock. Thanks

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  62. I also get the Plush Addict newsletter .... does that count? Thanks

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  63. I could do with a stack of Kona solids to plug some gaps!

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  64. I would have some cotton drill and Michael Miller Origami Zebras - although I am a bit bothered that they do not have tails!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. I receive the newsletter. Thanks

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  66. I follow u on twitter, fb and ig

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  67. I follow plush addict on twitter

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  68. i need some nice ribbons and some solids for Christmas :)

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  69. I follow Plush Addict on Facebook!

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  70. I follow your Blog on Bloglovin'!

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  71. I'm in love with Art Gallery's Luminescent Florescence - Meadow Aroma Cream. It'd be a dress length to make a dress for next summer. And if this baby is a little girl, a matching one for her! If not, I'll have to dig through the stash for something masculine to make some dungarees!
    I follow you here (via feedly), on IG and Twitter.
    I follow Plush Addict on IG, Twitter, Pinterest and I also get their newsletter!

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  72. I would top off my chambray and I would buy some Nutex extra wide in pink and cherry!

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  73. I follow Plush Addict on Facebook and IG!

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  74. oooh that roald dahl fabric for moo's nursery....

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  75. i follow you here and on IG

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  76. i follow plush addict on IG too

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  77. Ooh I desperately need more solids, so Kona it is!

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  78. Ponte Roma - White Spots On Navy would be my first choice now to try a pattern I bought recently. Love your website

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  79. I already follow Plush Addict on Facebook

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  80. I've got my eye on the Lewis & Irene Christmas fabrics. Veronica@heedi.co.uk

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  81. What a fantastic looking shop - I wish I lived closer to Kent! I could really use some dressmaking fabric - I've had a pattern for ages that I just haven't found the right fabric for.

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  82. I follow you on Bloglovin'

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