Thursday, 28 April 2016

Fabrics Now On-line

The Little Fabric Store's On-line Shop is now open. I have a new section "Shop" which now takes you to fabrics that can be purchased on-line. This is great news for all my customers that visit over the summer, now you'll be able to purchase lovely fabrics all year round.

Currently there's a selection of Fabric Bundles available, I'll be adding additional lines over the next few days. Just click here to make a purchase:



- Advertised by The Little Fabric Store in this months Homemaker Magazine -
Vintage Picnic Bundle



- Bread n Butter Bundle - 



- Dashwood Suffolk Garden Bundle 



- Dashwood Bloom Bundle - 


I'm really excited to be adding online options for my customers, exciting times ahead :) There'll be more changes, eventually my main page will be the Shop and this blog will be an extra section.
Look out for a list of Demo Days soon to be held on Saturday's, there'll also be some great offers on whilst the Great British Sewing Bee is on in May. 
Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend, hopefully it'll have a little sewing in it, mine will - Helen - 






Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Janet Clare's - The Wordsmith -

"The Wordsmith" Fabric Collection has arrived. Janet's use of colour and tones are so inviting. These designs work wonderfully for the home. "The Wordsmith" book is also available retailing at £19.99 as well as Jelly Rolls & Charm packs.
Fabric £13 a metre/ £3.25 a F/Quarter





















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Friday, 25 March 2016

The Winners Are......

The Winners have been picked at random by some of the local businesses in Louth.

Igloo Seafoods (New St, Louth) Lesley & Jean picked 99 & 33 - Winners Marjorie Mears & Mrs Willows.

The Little Sewing Shop (Market Hall, Louth) Val picked 66 - Winner Ellen Atkinson

Cards for All Occasion (Market Hall, Louth) Linda picked 3 - Winner Kelly Burton

Sharon's Heavenly Creations (Market Hall, Louth) Sharon picked 104 - Winner Pat Blakeley

Congrats to all the winners. Your Fat Quarter Bundles are waiting for you to collect. (Please check opening times). 

Thanks for all your support, have a lovely Easter 

x Helen x

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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Easter Sale Now On


Our Easter Sale is Now On. 
There's over 30% off selected fabrics, now £8 a metre and selected Fat Quarters £2 each. 
25% off All Haberdashery & Double Points for Loyalty Card holders.
 
It's also 3 years since The Little Fabric Store began, 2 years in my Shop down New Street. To celebrate there'll be 5 people picked from the Hall off Fame each winning a Bundle of 5 F/Quarters. Winners announced on Good Friday. 
Have a great Easter 
- Helen -

Easter Opening Hours: 
Good Friday - 9.30am-4pm
Saturday 26th March - 9.30-4pm
Easter Sunday & Monday Closed
Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th March Closed
Normal hours resume on Thursday 31st March



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Friday, 18 March 2016

Fabrics & Inspiration

Homemaker & Pretty Patches are both magazines I advertise in. They're full of inspiration and ideas. Homemaker even has 250 Free Templates for English Paper Piecing Projects along with a booklet of Patchwork & Quilting Makes. Free Birdy Buttons are in Pretty Pretty Patches too, making these the perfect combination for a relaxing day/evening. Make yourself a herbal tea with fabrics at the ready, sounds like heaven to me.



- Homemaker & Pretty Patches - 


- My advert in Homemaker -


The Windermere Collection. These lovely Linen Blends are a heavier weight cotton which is ideal for upholstery projects & bag making. Priced at £16 a metre/£4 Fat Quarter 



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"Prairie" designed by Corey Yoder is her first collection for Moda. 
It has bold Peony Pinks & Apple Greens 


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Kate Spain's Collection - Canyon - is fresh and modern, her designs can be found on many home decor items in the USA. Kate quoted “I am so happy to create collections exclusively for Moda and to share them with you and other quilters and crafters around the world. I’m an avid gardener and much of my inspiration can be found in Nature". This Spring collection is priced at £13 a metre £3.25 a F/Quarter


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Windham Fabrics are a new line we've added to The Little Fabric Store. "Gardening" is "Dinara Mirtapilova’s fourth collection for Windham Fabrics... With an all over gardening print featuring chickens, geese and grandma tending to her flowers. This collection enlivens your projects. A cool carrot print and whimsical flowers round out this beautiful line". 
It's 100% Cotton, priced at £13.50 a metre / £3.37 F/Quarter



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Moda's Regents Street Lawns are perfect for Spring. These delicate prints work well for Dressmaking, Quilting & Craft Projects. Priced at £13 a metre/£3.25 a F/Quarter



- I hope these fabrics have inspired you - 

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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Mothers Day & Competition Time

This weekend is Mother's Day. These Moda Frivols Kits are perfect for any sewing Mum's out there. You can also give your loved ones a gentle nudge in the right direction if you'd like one of these for Mothers Day :) There's 20% OFF all Frivol's this week (1st - 6th March 2016) RRP £39.95 NOW £31.96, an even better reason to enjoy one on Mothers Day.




Frivol's 3-6 available 



- This is no. 6 designed by Fig Tree & Co. This finished size of the quilt is 47" x 57" when made up. Additional fabrics are required. 
Here's a swatch link showing all the fabrics in this Kit - 




- No.5 is designed by French General. The finished quilt is 30" x 33". 
Additional fabrics are required. The swatch link shows the fabrics in the Frivol -



- No. 4 is designed by Brenda Riddle (Windermere). The finished quilt measures 50" x 50". Additional fabrics are required. This is the swatch link showing the fabrics in the quilt - 



- Frivol no. 3 is designed by Betsy Chutchian. The finished quilt is 28" x 32". Additional fabrics are required. This swatch link shows all fabrics used in this quilt -

I'm also running a competition, it'll be 3 years since The Little Fabric Store began and 2 years since the shop opened. I've also gone over 1,000 Likes on Facebook Page.
Easter is also when I launch my new website and online shop to run along side my shop in New St, Louth, all milestones for TLFS. All very exciting :) So back to the competition. There's 5 Fat Quarter bundles to win, just email a photo through of anything made using fabric from TLFS. This is numbered then added to the Hall of Fame . 5 lucky winners will be chosen at random on Good Friday. Good luck and thank you for all your support - Helen - 

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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Making your house a Home

This year I really want to make my house a home, a reflection of me and my family. As my family are growing up and some have left/are leaving home there's been a shift in where we all spend our time. There may be an opportunity for a sewing room/study. Should I be that excited about having a dedicated sewing space, well I am :)
I've been putting up pictures and photos on the walls and looking through memorabilia. We all have precious things we've hidden away, lets bring them out & show them off.


- Make your house a home window - 

The window has been decorated with easy peasy bunting (kits will be available this year) using Linen Blends it's so effective. I have a few of the at home. 
They have antique lace hanging (given to me by my mother in laws family) as well as a beautiful crocheted bunting made by my friend Lisa  



The new Windermere is in stock, it has a lovely 
country cottage style to the collection 

Orla & Bettine 





The Windermere Collection
Linen Blends are also available 




A full collection of Janet Clare books available 1-4
These books really do have some amazing patterns and ideas on how to make things for you and your family.

I'm making a butterfly quilt shown in "A Field Guide" using an antique cloth (given to me by my father in law and has been sitting quietly in a draw). This is quilted and then used, unlike it's use before, sitting in my drawer.



Janet Clare's new quilt patterns now in
Chick Chick Chicken & Come to the Farm with me
More additions arriving in March 





My box of treasures
This suitcase was my Nannie's, inside I've put letters, photos, 
mixed tapes and journals.




Janet's Artisan Apron adorned with lots of embellishments 


Bias Binding trim on the pockets & my little bunting line


On the back I've added a flower corsage & 
I cut a piece off a charity shop doily 



Abigail Nobles brooch is also shown at the front alongside a necklace I've had since my children were small, it would keep them quiet on the bus :)

So now the sun is out and the lighter nights are calling there's definitely that Spring feeling in the air. If you're having a spring clean and you find your keepsakes lets get them out, display them and enjoy the memories attached to our special things - Helen - 

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