First up, Village Haberdashery and some delightful prints which have just arrived from Dear Stella alongside a beautiful woollen fabric with some coat pattern suggestions:
- Cold Comfort by Dear Stella. Cute landscape and animal motifs, contrasting palette and perfect for children.
- Wool blend Aztec Fabric: perfect for coats/wraps and cloaks, 85% wool/15% acrylic. For beginners, I Am Patterns Mimosa, a pop-over cloak, would be a great option. For more garment makers, pair with the new Avid Seamstress coat or for a sleeved option, I Am Patterns Artemis coat, simple cosy shape with generous pockets would also work well for the Aztec motif.
- Garden Sanctuary by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella. I just love Rae Ritchie's work and this collection has me longing for an afternoon in the garden, digging with my trowel! Buy it in a bundle with some coordinating Kona solids here, or choose a cut of your favourite print here. There are foxgloves, hedgehogs and so much more cuteness!
Next, I have some delectable fat quarter bundles from Plush Addict; Kellie-Rose knows how to put a tempting bundle together! From left to right (individual print links are usually an option within the bundle link).
- Fat Quarter Bundle: Dashwood New Horizons- 8 fabrics. I love this new Dashwood fabric range! Great colour palette, mid-century shapes mixed with maps, it reminds me of paper collages too.
- Fat Quarter Bundle: Studio E Super Heroes- 6 fabrics. A blast of colour from Sarah Frederking's new comic themed hero collection for Studio E which would be perfect for children's quilts and clothes.
- Fat Quarter Bundle: Happiness is Handmade- 7 fabrics. Vintage inspired prints from Loti Whitlock for Riley Blake. Sewing themed designs + florals, what's not to like. The floral yellow is my favourite!
To finish, I've chosen a mix of quilting and garment making fabrics from Eternal Maker:
- Chartreuse Blue Custom EM Bundle: 7 fabrics. Cottons and cotton/linen blends. I adore the Ellen Baker block tulip print at the centre of this bundle and all the supporting fabrics have such a vibrancy...this is project waiting to happen!
- Greyspot Loopback jersey from Lady McKelroy fabrics. This is my idea of perfect in a loopback jersey. It's 100% cotton, a small amount of stretch, a little weight and a lot of drape. It really works best in a clothing pattern that maximises its drape. I've bought a couple of metres for an I Am Patterns Zebre pattern- those full-bottomed sleeves. It would also make a wonderful Wendy Ward Longley Cardigan- I've made three of these and they see a lot of wear.
- Cat Panel: Woof Woof Meow Meow. Seriously adorable cut-out style panel to make two large softy cats with four kittens, simple to make and instructions printed on the panel. The dog/puppies version is here.