Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vintage Quilt

This is a beautiful vintage Australian Quilt that I bought many years ago in Geelong. It is made with a combination of 1930's ish fabrics and plain fabrics.
Effie has drawn up the pattern and instructions by hand and we have a kit available at Patchwork on Central Park.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Japanese Books

This book comes with the cutest little Liberty bag and pouch and has just arrived in the shop. Cost is $44

Friday, May 27, 2011

Liberty Butterfly Garland

I made this garland up about four years ago and the original was looking pretty tatty.
So here is my new one. It is pretty easy and uses a pack of 8 Liberty 16th's.
If you would like the pattern it is available as an info sheet at Patchwork on Central Park with purchase of fabric.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Liberty Love

As anyone who knows Patchwork on Central Park, we have a huge range of Liberty of London fabrics. I have been meaning to make up another Birdsong quilt for the shop as I sold both of the samples.
We have the pattern available in the shop and give it away free if you get the fabrics from us.
These are the fabrics I have chosen. I just love them together and am starting cutting up tonight.
For anyone who needs a class I run one on the first Saturday of the month. It goes for two hours and you are welcome to sit and sew the rest of the afternoon in the classroom.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kathy's Sampler Class

These are the pictures of Kathy's latest Sampler Quilt class, students quilts. This is an ideal class for anyone who would like to learn machine patchwork. Well done girls!
For details of her next evening class check our newsletter online.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Echino Cushions

These are the new Echino cushions that Effie has made for the shop. We have a huge range, these cushions are from the latest range.
Effie has a cushion class coming up and will teach you how to put a zip in like an expert. Call the shop for details.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I still love a scarf so today had a bit of a play with the silk ribbon we have, and the new Liberty binding.
We have scarf lengths of all the voile's cut and ready to go in two metre lengths by half the width of the fabric, just the right length to wrap around and tie.
Funny though how when you start to do something a certain cat needs to lay down on what you are doing.

At the moment I can't stop playing the mega talented Aussie singer Lisa Mitchell (ignore the first little bit) Emma bought her album "Wonder" for me for Mothers day and I love it. It makes me smile.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Today I went into a cafe that was really full, there were two women my age (babyboomers) sitting at a table for four.

Their bags were on the seats beside them, taking up the spare spaces. I politely asked if we could use the spare table and chairs. I was shocked by the answer given by of one of them. She indicated that the space was taken. By their bags!
Luckily my faith in women was restored by the other who said sure and moved her bag, I thanked her. The original women still protesting moved her bag and we sat down.

This made me stop and think of the old song and Poster that was everywhere (including toilet walls) in the 70's. I think it is a great reminder to be decent.
Have a good Weekend. Lynn


Inspiration comes from many places. These are new Italian braids that have just arrived are the most fabulous colours.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Urgent Call to Help Pass it On

For everyone that loves Melbourne it is time we started to speak up against the destruction of our Heritage! Beautiful old buildings are there one day and gone the next.
Lara is appealing for everyone to quickly protest against the destruction of this iconic building. Please help and pass it on.
Otherwise we will end up with a city that looks and feels like the Docklands. No soul!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Orphan Scarlet Sale Stock

Just brought over leftover Scarlet Sale Stock (bags, scarves, zinc ware, lightshades etc) that rug was $300 now $75. I have marked it down further, to ridiculous prices. I have no room to store them, so your gain.
The lunch bags were $15 now $5, shoppers were $45 now $15 sari scarves were $125 now $30 and so on. be quick.

Sale Continues

I will be getting Kate to put some of the Sale patterns on the net today so our non local customers can buy them, check to website tonight under the Sale section.
Meanwhile the Sale clearance fabrics are still in abundance. It is a bit like a Magic Pudding. The more you sell the more there is.

While reading the Design Files today I came across their guest bloggers site. Just loved her simple quilt and thought you may too. Can't beat a simple shirting quilt.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Winter Clearance Continues

It was frantic at the shop yesterday and there were some very happy customers walking out with amazing bargains. Like any Sale though there is always plenty left. Reduced fabrics have their own room dedicated solely to Sale fabrics
So pop into the shop today between 12-4pm or come this week to bag your fabric at below cost prices. including all oil cloth at $8 a metre.
Sale finishes next Friday.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Liberty's 10% Off Saturday Only
Fabrics $10 m 1/2m Minimums

Patterns $7 each or 4 for $20 Amy Butlet Melly and Me Don't Look Now etc.
$10 Fabrics
$5 m fabrics 1 m minimums
$5 fabrics
$5 fabrics
Les Olivades Fabrics 1/2 price Shinzi katoh Fabris were $44 now $15
$5 fabrics + more in the shop.

Unfortunately Blogger was down last night, so here are the photo's I promised now. Don't Forget all the Clearance lines are on Sale all week but be early for the best selection.
An added bonus for coming Saturday is 10% of Normal stock.