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Upcoming workshops for 2016

Needleturn UFO Catchup Day

Saturday 27th February
$5 p/person BYO lunch

Jelly Roll Race Day

Saturday 2nd April
$45 p/person inc lunch & m/tea

Chris Jurd Foundation Paper Piecing

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July
$200 p/person
inc lunches, m/tea and full tuition 

Jaybird Quilt Day

Saturday 3rd September
$45 p/person inc lunch & m/tea 


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Xmas In July II


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New ranges from P&B Textiles, SPX Fabrics and Hugs N Kisses have been added to the sale.

All fabrics are 10% off.

Don't forget all Xmas fabrics, panels and precuts are 25% off

Stocks are limited

Moderne Fabrics


Veracruz Cover




It's been a busy few weeks here at Fabric Sauce. Our great range of Xmas fabrics have been running out the door and our dedicated quilters have been stocking up fabrics to finish xmas gifts.  We have also been busy packaging some sewing hampers which would make a great present for a stitching loved one.  We are more than happy to make up custom hampers, just choose your items and we will gift wrap them for you.  Just write "Hamper" or "Gift" in the comments section of your order.  We are looking forward to a few days off over Xmas and New Year but will still be available to fill any orders for holiday stitching that you may require.  We thank alll of our customers for an amazing year and wish you all safe and happy holidays - love to all!!!

Upcoming Workshop - 29th March 2015

Fabric Sauce Courses

“Message in a bottle”
By Irene Blanck

One day needleturn applique workshop brought to you by Fabric Sauce.

The workshop will be held @ The Hub, Main Street, Grenfell Library on Sunday 29th March 2015.

A class designed for those new to needleturn applique, or who have not enjoyed one of irene’s classes before, suitable for absolute beginners to experienced stitchers.

Irene will be teaching the basics of needleturn applique from her “message in a bottle” quilt pattern. You will gain skills to confidently complete any needleturn applique project from fabric selection and preparation, to tools and techniques used.

You will learn the skills to complete one panel from this quilt which you may choose to make into a table runner, cushion or go onto complete the entire quilt in your own time.

The workshop is $75 per person with morning tea and lunch included. Deposit of $40 required at time of booking to secure your place

Materials and pattern not included. Pattern and workshop kits are available for presale from www.fabricsauce.com.au. Fabrics and notions will be available from Fabric Sauce on the day.

More information on irene and her quilts is available on her website www.focusonquilts.com.au

Upcoming Workshop - 23rd August 2014

Come stitching with Fabric Sauce

Fabric Sauce Courses

A one day workshop @ The Hub, Main Street, Grenfell Library on Saturday 23rd August 2014 from 10am – 4pm.

  • Discover the new “hex n more” rulers for use with pre cut fabrics
  • You will learn how to cut and put together a jaybird quilt pattern “snacktime” using a jelly roll plus some meterage
  • Full tutorial with debbie stevens

The workshop is $40 per person with morning tea and lunch included. 

Materials not included – pattern and ruler pack available for presale @ $45.

For those who have already started their “snacktime” quilt in a previous class and would like to attend without tuition the workshop is $30 per person with morning tea and lunch included.

Fabrics and notions will be available from Fabric Sauce on the day.

Places are limited please bring:

  • sewing machine
  • fabric requirements
  • cutters + mats

Please RSVP to Keryl via email or by calling the shop.

Upcoming Workshop - 1st October 2014

Fabric Sauce Courses

Beginners guide to patchwork

A one day workshop @ The Hub, Main Street, Grenfell Library on Wednesday 1st October 2014 from 10am – 4pm

Discover the joy of patchwork in a class designed for beginners. You will embark on a charm square quilt project for use with pre cut fabrics. You will learn how to cut and put together a quilt top learning tips and techniques from your experienced tutor, debbie stevens.

The workshop is $40 per person with morning tea and lunch included.

Materials not included – fabrics, notions, charm packs, threads and equipment available at Fabric Sauce on the day.

Please bring:

  • Sewing machine & thread
  • Fabric requirements
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • scissors & pins

Please RSVP to Keryl via email or by calling the shop.

Upcoming Workshop - 28th & 29th March 2015

Fabric Sauce Courses

“Auntie Greens Garden” by Irene Blanck

Brought to you by Fabric Sauce

Two day needle turn applique workshop - Saturday 28th & 29th March 2015 - 10am to 4pm - Held at The Hub, Main Street, Grenfell Library.

Discover the joy of needleturn applique with Irene Blanck, an amazing tutor from Melbourne. She will be teaching one of her more elaborate designs “Auntie Greens Garden” over the course of two days. 

You will learn stitching skills and tips from a professional who has published many patterns with a secret new project about to be unveiled.

This workshop is designed to give you the skills to confidently approach and complete any needleturn applique project from fabric selection through to tools and techniques used.

This is a workshop designed for experienced needleturn applique stitchers more of Irene’s works can be viewed on her website www.focusonquilts.com.au

We will also enjoy a quilt hanging exhibition by stitchers who have previously completed some of Irene’s patterns. Please bring yours along to be displayed for the weekend.

Morning tea and lunch included on both days;. Materials and pattern not included, pattern available for presale from www.fabricsauce.com.au @ $55.

Course is $200 per person. Deposit of $50 required at time of booking to secure your place.

Fabrics and notions will be available from Fabric Sauce on the day.

Workshop Requirements Optional Tools
  • Pattern
  • Selection of fabrics
  • Frixon pen
  • Templastic
  • Applique needles #10 or #11
  • Roxanne glue (or simliar fabric glue)
  • thread (Aurifil or Rasant recommended)
  • Bias maker 1/4"
  • Large scissors
  • Embroidery Scissors
  • Karen Kay buckley circles
  • Light box (one supplied)
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Fine black texta


Workshop kit = $35.00 (available at www.fabricsauce.com.au)

  • frixon pen
  • templastic
  • applique needles
  • roxanne glue
  • aurifil thread (select colour)
  • bias maker

Places limited. Please RSVP to Fabric Sauce by calling into the shop, phoning or emailing.


Grenfell is all buzz as it's fast approaching HENRY LAWSON FESTIVAL Weekend.

The party lights are up and the town is busy with many varied events but for our passionate quilters we have the annual Patchwork, Craft and Quilt Display open in the Salvation Army Hall on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th 10am - 4pm.  

Also visiting on Saturday is Janelle Noack from Country Matters Design who is bringing her quilts, patterns and all sorts of good things to her stall in the old Murray's Building in Main Street.  

I will be open all day Saturday and also on Sunday morning with new minky kits, fresh Moda lines and some exciting new fabrics from Riley Blake , Two Green Zebras, Kaffe Fassett  and fantastic the Max and Louise pattern range.

If you are calling through town and would like me to open up just give me a call on my mobile or pop through an email.

Looking forward to a busy weekend, hoping to see you all.  

Check out www.henrylawsonfestival.com.au for full program: June 5th - 9th 2014.

2015 Sewing Class Dates

At this stage im still confirming the details so i really don't have much to tell you...execpt the most important thing, the dates. So make sure you lock in the dates now for the popular classes. As more information is confirmed i will add it to my facebook page and a new blog post.

So far for 2015 the dates for the courses are:

  • Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March - Irene Blanc Needleturn Applique "Auntie Greens Garden" 
  • Sunday 29th March - 1 day Needleturn Starter Class.

I was fortunate enough to sneak away in the school holidays with the family in tow for a delightful week on the Central Coast.  We stayed at the most luxurious and yet family friendly resort-come hideaway called the Star Of The Sea.  A huge thank you to Bob and Anne for being gracious hosts and making us and most importantly, the children, feel right at home.

So, it turns out you can take the quilter on holidays but you can't take her without the quilting.  I had got wind of a patchwork and quilting fair at Wyong and snuck out one morning for a look - actually, the boys didn't even notice we girls were gone as they were blinded by the fishing store down the road!

It was a nice show and the local quilting exhibition featured some amazing work but the highlight for me was at a little table downstairs in the middle of the room.  A quite unassuming lady sat with some needleturn samples spread out in front of her, she was all alone looking at a Quilters Companion.  As I approached I realised it was Margo Hardie, recent winner at the Houston Quilt Fair who was featured in that magazine.  And no, she didn't have the quilt with her, but she did have a new one on hand she is working on. We sat and talked for quite a while and to say I was star struck is an understatement.  She talked about her Houston trip, and didn't seem to grasp what all the fuss was about.  She showed us her new works, some of the equipment she uses and how she navigates her way through such enormous projects, her passion and energy were inspiring.  Some of her needleturn quilts were featured in the quilt show and they are just extraordinary!

A big thank you to Margo for sharing her time and allowing me to have a little celebrity moment - i am still buzzing.