Monday, July 31, 2006

Swept off our feet by Prints Charming


We met with the lovely Prints Charming girls - Cath and Kirsten - at the Sydney Show in June. And we're thrilled to announce that our first shipment of their stunning hand screenprinted fabrics have just arrived.

If you're looking to send some unique Aussie made and designed quilting fabric overseas that doesn't have a koala or kangaroo in sight, here is the solution.


Printed on 150m wide cotton fabric, the fabrics on the bolt are perfect for large scale piecing or even whole cloth quilts. And the fat quarters (45cm x 45cm) come in a wide range of colours and prints.


Gai and I have been working on some quilts using the beautiful fabrics and even though my 'spinning' quilt is not quite ready for public consumption (it needs a good iron and also to be heavily machine quilted), here is a picture of it. I wanted a quilt that incorporated a lot of white for a modern girls bedroom. But the red, white and blue combination and graphic prints won't alienate the guys either...

Check out the Aussie icon in the photo - the Hills Hoist!

We'll have the Prints Charming range at the Canberra Quilt Show next week, instore in Tuncurry and soon on the web. Fat quarters start at $11 and the fabric on the bolt starts at $38/m (150cm wide) for one colour prints.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, the prints you have shared with us are incredible! It must be so hard to choose wich ones to buy! I would love to see things you are working on with them! I am trying to come with a few quilt ideas of my own. I have chosen some nice prints but want a different way to use them. Something simple or traditional or modern? Does that make sense? Great blog site you have! I live on the Sunshine Coast. Good cool days for sewing. Tara

Just Patchwork said...

Hi Tara, I would recommend having a look at the following books for ideas:
The Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr (www.funquilts.com)
Denyse Schmidt Quilts by Denyse Schmidt (www.dsquilts.com)
They're firm favourites in blogland! We'll have them at the Brisbane Quilt Show in October on our stand, but they're also available by mail order through us or many other locations.
And happy quilting - yes, it is just as hard for us to make fabric choices to stock as it is for you to work out what to buy :)
Alison