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Friday, 16 June 2017

You've Got To Be In It To Win It! **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

That’s right, we’re running another giveaway, and this time you can win one of two Plum Crazy Charm Packs.

But we want something from you too!

Our Patchwork Charm Packs are made in-house from a selection of colour coordinated fabrics and cut to 5x5” squares.

So far our Aquas, Peaches & Apricots and Plum Crazy patchwork charm packs have been a huge hit, and we want to know what you would like to see next?!

Have your say by entering our giveaway and telling us what your top colour combo would be. Whether it’s strawberries and creams or moody blues, we want to know which colours get your creative juices flowing.

We will be announcing the winners on our Facebook page on Wednesday 21st June. Make sure you’ve liked our page to stay in the know, and remember to be good to your friends by sharing with them too.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Grand Reveal - Exciting New Projects!

An exciting day here at Cotton Patch

We have been working hard on a versatile project that we hope will suit all of your styles, tastes, budgets and skill sets. After lots of planning and preparing we are finally ready for the big reveal and we really hope you will love it!

We call them “Accents”, and they are carefully coordinated bundles of 8 fat quarters containing striking fabrics from the Kaffe Fassett Collective.

Like any sane fabric connoisseur you may see these bundles and immediately decide that they are an essential addition to your stash, to which all parties are sympathetic. But inside these bundles of joy are instructions to make an “Accents” Quilt.

A quilt you say? From just 8 fat quarters? 

Oh yes oh yes oh yes. I’ve done the maths…

(I must admit it was not actually me that did that maths, it was Nik, Cotton Patch head honcho, humble colour guru and designer of the fabulous creations)

The Maths...

One bundle + binding + backing = 36” x 45” wall hanging
Two bundles + binding + backing =  54” x 54” lap quilt
Three bundles + binding + backing = 63” x 72” snuggle throw
Four bundles + binding + backing = 70” x 92” redecorate-your-room-to-match-your-bed quilt.

We have picked out all our favourite prints from the Kaffe Fassett collective and coordinated them perfectly so that all you need to do is choose which bundle is your favourite! 

Here’s the line-up;

Bohemian Accents
Vintage Accents

Jazz Accents
Fruit Punch Accents

Delicious right?! Do you have a favourite? How would you feel if I told you that we are working on EVEN MORE! Pretty good I bet. Don’t hold your breath though, perfecting these babies takes time.

The simple construction of these quilts means that they are perfect for beginners and advanced quilters alike, and are a great way to show off the fabrics' bold designs. Keep the quilting simple and you have a lovely gift that can be made in a day!

If you are loving our new “Accents” Fat Quarter Bundles, click here to go to our website for more info.

Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and share this post with your friends!

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Insights Into The Collective - Kaffe Fassett Spring 2017

The Kaffe Fassett Collective is a collaboration of three of the most well known and respected designers in the patchwork & quilting industry; Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably.

Twice a year they release a new collection, with new designs from Kaffe and re-colours from Philip and Brandon, or vice versa.

For the 2017 Spring Collection at Cotton Patch we have twelve re-coloured patterns from Kaffe Fassett, six new designs from Philip Jacobs and five new designs from Brandon. Over the next three days we will be looking at all the new releases that have just hit our selves, starting with the man of the hour, Kaffe Fassett. Prepare to begin drooling.

Kaffe Fassett

Likened to a modern day William Morris, Kaffe’s bold designs and unique sense of colour have elevated him to a celebrity status in the world of textiles.

His Spring 2017 Collection recolours include one of his best selling designs, Ferns, which now comes in a fresh green colourway plus a dark brown. I have a feeling that the new green may soon match in popularity with the current most popular colourway in purple, which has been used in many of his quilt designs.

The image below of Kaffe's original paintings for the Fern design show off just how talented he really is!

Other designs include the ever popular and long running Bekah, some colours of which were first introduced in 2007! The design is now available in a sunny yellow and a deliciously deep lavender.

Dream has been a very popular design over the last year, due partly to it being featured in Kaffe’s Stone Log Cabin Quilt from his 2016 book ‘Quilts in Italy’.

The high contrast of the floral designs to the background make it a great option for fussy cut florals. The new colourways for this design now include magenta, yellow and my personal favourite, dark.

The remaining recolours are part of Kaffe’s ever growing collection of highly versatile ‘Spots’ and ‘Aboriginal Dots’. These prints are some of my favourites in the shop because there is nearly always the colour combination you need, and the scale is spot on. (Pun not initially intended, i'm just naturally hilarious...)

So that's the round-up of Kaffe's re-colours. Which one is your favourite? What tones or colour combinations would you like to see more of in the KFC? Let us know below!

Tomorrow we will be looking at what's new from Philip, featuring large quantities of enthusiasm because i'm a bit of a fan.

P.S. You can find all of these Kaffe Fassett fabrics plus more on our website.

P.P.S If you would like to increase the size of your KFC stash, then why not sign up for our Kaffe Fassett Club? Twice a year we send out a pack of 18 fabrics cut to our 10" square Patchwork Palette featuring all new releases. These are usually posted in late Spring and late Autumn. If you sign up now you will receive the latest selection of Spring 2017 fabrics from the collective! Click here to find out more information about the Kaffe Fassett Club.

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Insights Into The Collective - Philip Jacobs Spring 2017

Hello beautiful folks, today we will be perusing through Philip Jacobs' six new designs for the Kaffe Fassett Collective.

Philip Jacobs

Philip Jacobs combines Kaffe's unique colouring with his intense botanical prints, which often have a stunning realism, to create a vibrant collection of floral fabrics that are almost too beautiful to cut up! Luckily the urge to create always wins…

For the Spring 2017 Collection, Philip has been inspired by the charms of the undersea world with his beautifully detailed ‘Shell Bouquet’, which comes in red, blue, yellow and pastel and features clumps of wonderfully detailed shells with sprays of branching coral. It is a very large design, with the main bouquet being approximately 12”x12”,  which really invites you to just cut out a square and go from there!

‘Horse Chestnut’ is another intensely detailed design with the colouring to match. The richness of the leaves and the contrasting background colour make for a really stunning fabric. The colourways include brown, green and blue.

One of his more unusual designs in the collection is ‘Curlique’. It appears to be something similar to a begonia leaf crossed with a nautilus shell. Despite the ambiguous pattern, it makes for a beautiful repetitive design accentuated by the contrasting highlight around each shell/leaf. The green colourway is one of my favourite prints from the whole collection.


‘Summer Bouquet’ is a fabulous spray of roses, tulips and poppies which also feature a contrasting highlight around the edges of the flowers, particularly noticeable on the poppies. I really like the brown colourway, which has a lovely soft, antique feel to it.

His other new designs include ‘Glory’ in dark and pastel as well as the final addition to his collection which has made it to the coveted position (ahem) of my #1 favourite; Tulip extravaganza.

Specifically, Tulip Extravaganza in Yellow.

The first reason why I love this fabric so much is because right now my tulips are standing proudly along the border of my garden literally shouting "Look at me! I'm fabulous!".

Secondly, this design shows exactly why Phillip and Kaffe are such a dream team. On any other design, that brimstone yellow might look a little tacky or gaudy, yet the large and detailed design of the tulips paired with soft pinks and blues makes me want to sew a mid-length floaty skirt and run around the park channelling my inner Maria from Sound of Music.

That sum's up Philip's new designs for this year. Do you have a particular favourite? Let us know! You can browse our range of Philip Jacob's fabrics here

Tomorrow we will be delving into Brandon's new designs, and you absolutely MUST be there.

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