Monday, 23 March 2015

Sewing for Pleasure Roundup 2015

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By Liz Holpin

For those of you who couldn't make it to the show - here is a roundup of some of the pictures from our stand over the past four days. 

It was lovely to see everyone and for those who visited our stand - don't forget that for the next ten days you can use the special code on the back of our postcards from the show to get a 10% Online Discount!  Yay!


Printing on Fabric and TAP Fabric

Lots of Sizzix dies - not many left by Sunday!!

Notions and Haberdashery

Setup day - time to go home!

Lampshade Kits are now available in 3 sizes - 20, 30 and 40cm

The new Grace Q'nique was revealed for the first time in the UK. A 14" Midarm on a Frame

Lots of Test Driving of Longarm and Midarm Sewing Machines

We even had a solar eclipse!

Stuart Hillard was on the Make It Coats demonstrations

Stuart with his latest quilt quilted on the Handi Quilter HQ18 Avante


It was very busy!


Demonstrations of the Antex mini iron, Gem master and Fabric master

Joy from Pastures New Quilting demonstrating how to cut with a rotary cutter and Omnigrid and Omnigrip rulers

Joy from Pastures New Quilting demonstrating how to cut with a rotary cutter and Omnigrid and Omnigrip rulers

Lynda with the Avante

Geoff demonstrating the Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen Sitdown Longarm

Lynda Jackson our Handi Quilter Educator demoing the Handi Quilter HQ18 Avante

The Grace Q'nique in action - 14" of throat space!

Beautiful gift packs of fat quarters - some were 3 for 2!

Freespirit/Rowan fabrics available by the metre

Bookshelves and Projects


the very lovely Beth from Sizzix demonstrating the Sizzix Big Shot and the new Big Shot Plus

So thank you to everyone who visited our stand - we hope you enjoyed the show and that it inspired you to start a new project (or complete an old one!)  Hope to see you next year :-)

From everyone at The Cotton Patch 






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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.