Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Postal Service

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Postal Service
Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Postal Service
Here are this weeks quilts packed up and ready to be returned to my lovely customers.  I know a lot of quilters are using this special time to finish some UFO's, so if I can be of any help in getting them quilted, please get in touch. 

Monday, 6 April 2020

Grand Traverse Bay quilt made by Sharon, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Grand Traverse Bay quilt made by Sharon
Grand Traverse Bay quilt made by Sharon
This is a lovely half square triangle quilt made by Sharon. It is made from beautiful blue and gold fabrics from a Moda Minick and Simpson collection called Grand Traverse Bay, with traditional paisleys motifs . Half square triangles are so satisfying to make.
'Squirts' digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright
'Squirts' digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright
This is a photo of the back which shows the quilting pattern - 'Squirts' by Anne Bright.  Despite its quirky name, it is quite an elegant pattern, with an Italian cord quilting look to it.  It is one one of my favourites.
'Squirts' digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright
'Squirts' digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Covid-19

Quilting continues here at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting.  Several of you managed to get your quilt to me before the shut down and others are sending me their quilt tops by post (in fact the postman has just dropped off another!).  

If you are concerned you don't have all the bits and pieces necessary, rest assured that I have plenty of wadding available to buy - Hobbs Wool, Hobbs 80/20, Hobbs Polydown and Quilters Dream Cotton.


I also have a limited selection of backing fabrics available, mainly white on white, white on ecru and cream on cream, white or calico.


And I have plenty of thread ...

If you have any queries or questions, drop me an email with a photo of your quilt and we can go from there.

Please keep to the Government guidelines, keep washing your hands and keep safe.

Traditional Welsh Quilt with a modern touch, made by Jan, quilted by Frances Meredith

Traditional Welsh Quilt with a modern touch, made by Jan
Traditional Welsh Quilt with a modern touch, made by Jan
The quilting continues here at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting.  Today I thought I would delight you with this beautiful Welsh quilt made by a lovely Welsh lady, Jan.  This was a big double bed quilt and the combination of a traditional pattern and the Modern Curves digital quilt pattern takes it to another level.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Quilting Thread

Glide Thread
I just want to reassure my longarm quilting customers that I have plenty of supplies and that I have just received a new delivery of thread to replenish my stocks from Pinhole Quilting.  The wide range of beautiful colours available are not always the ones which are in demand - hence my colour selection - Light Grey, Mocha (I get through a lot of this!), Cleopatra, Yellow Whisper, Khaki, Slate (I get through a lot of this too ..) and finally Baby Blue.  As many of you know, the full choice I have is much larger!
Pinhole Quilting have the full range of Glide Threads in the UK and their delivery is fast!

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Kaffe Fassett quilt made by Jennie, quilted by Frances Meredith

Quilt made by Jennie. Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics.
Quilt made by Jennie.
Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics.
Before Christmas I was busy quilting customer quilts and at one time I had five quilts which were made from Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  We find them irresistible! This particular one was made by Jennie - I love her use of the border fabric.
Quilt made by Jennie.
Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics.
With regard to quilting, I often take the view with quilts made out of these fabrics that 'anything goes'.  The reason we have made the quilt is because we love the fabrics and any quilting is going to take second place.  On this occasion we chose an elegant pattern called 'Allouette'. Don't forget - the beautiful quilt pattern will show up on the back!
'Allouette' Digital pantograph
'Allouette' Digital pantograph, designed by Natalie Gorman

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Margie's colourful quilt, featuring Amusement and Celery green Glide thread

Margie's colourful quilt
Margie's colourful quilt
Happy St Patrick's Day! 
Today I am sharing Margie's lovely bright modern quilt.  Margie sends her quilts to me, I get back in touch with ideas, I quilt it and I send it back to her.  It works!
I tried to find an appropriate green quilt to share today, but instead I am showcasing Glide Celery green thread.  When you have many colours in a quilt like Margie's it is hard to choose which is best colour thread.  In these situations, I usually reach for green thread as it seems to have magical qualities, which blend in with many shades.

'Amusement' quilt design by Sarah Ann Myers
'Amusement' quilt design by Sarah Ann Myers

This is the back of the quilt, showing a fun quilting pattern called 'Amusement', stitched out in Glide Celery thread.  The green is quite pale which shows on the white backing fabric enough to make it interesting.