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August Newsletter

Good Morning, I hope this newsletter finds you all well and you have managed to dodge the winter coughs and colds.  We had a family trip to the snow on Friday and it was just magic to take advantage of the beautiful snow that had managed to fall the week before.  Today feels like spring has sprung, it is a glorious sunny day here but we would love a good drop of rain.  Our farm so needs it....as does most of our country and many other farms and regions...

Yesterday, I added a heap of fabrics into the On Sale page, so take a look at those, everything I listed yesterday is 40% off and some are over 40%.  I am totally making way for new stock to arrive... and also doing a bit of a spring clean...everything looks so different when the light shines in...

We have received some fabulous new stock since my last newsletter:

 

Spotted by Zen Chic - Free patterns and ideas can be found here

Safari Life by Stacey Iest Hsu

We have Layer Cakes, Charm Squares and metreage available.

Shelbyville by Jo Morton

Grunge Metallic by Basic Grey

Spring 2019 Collective by Kaffe Fassett featuring two free quilt patterns you can find them here and here

I have also kitted this Free Pattern from Free Sprit fabrics using Tula Pink Fabrics you can find it on the website here

 

Also just another little update for you, we have just finished our 75th block in our Farmers Wife Quilt along, we only have 36 blocks left to stitch.  The quilts are looking amazing so far and all so different.  It is very exciting to think in January we will have a finished quilt.  Yay... So we will be looking at kicking off another project to quilt a long with in January, we did all find that the group environment has kept us stitiching.. However, I think we will undertake a smaller project next year.

We have also restocked our Karen Kay Buckley scissors this month.  Karen has released a new pair of pink handled scissors in the large size.  You can find all her scissors listed in the shop.

Our pattern section has also had a major restock this month.  We stock

by annie patterns

Free Bird Quilting Designs Patterns

Focus on Quilts Patterns

Tied with Ribbon Patterns just to name a few.  

One of the big discussion points around my class stitching table are needles.  Which needles do you use to hand stitch?  I use a Sue Daley size 9 or a Bohin Long Applique Size 9 for my EPP projects and a Sue Daley number 15 for my needleturn applique projects.  We have all tried different size needles with different size eyes and it really does come to down to trying out a few different needles with different shaped eyes, as some shapes for some people are easier to thread.  I just know that when you find something you love you will stick with it.. I also encourage you to change your needle reguarly, especially if you are English Paper Piecing as when you touch the needle to the cardboard it does take the edge off over time.  You will wonder why you didn't change it sooner...

So go change that needle and I will see you next month where I will be back to talk about thread.

Regards

Mandyx

July Newsletter

I can't believe it's July already.  It certainly does feel like winter today.  We are having a very overcast cold day.  We have had a power outage since 9am this morning, which is always a challenge when you live on a farm.  That also means for us no water and no flushing toilet, that can prove a bit more difficult in school holidays.  lol....  I have managed to find a spot on a windowsill for my mobile internet to allow me to get some work done.  I am watching the battery on the laptop and hope it doesn't go flat while I am writing this newsletter.  Fingers crossed....

I have been working in the shop today sorting out bolts of fabric after our stocktake Sale, thank you to all my customers who took advantage and grabbed themselves some fantastic bargains.  I have been listing stock this morning and adding more bargains to our sale page, so that is definately worth a look, as I have added quite a few today, and will be adding more over the next couple of days as well as I continue to reorganise the shop.

Have you laid your eyes on our new stock.....Wow!!!

Spectrastatic by Giucy Giuce

Greatest Hits: Vol 1 by Libs Elliott

Vibrant Blooms by Shannon Newlin

Plum Garden by Tilda including the new Tea Towel and Berry Jam Range

Tilda Luna Widebacks in 3 colours

Kaffe Fasset Wideback

Tula Pink Pinkerville Wideback

Grunge Widebacks in 2 colours.

 

If you are looking for some inspiration these are some free quilt patterns available for some of our new fabrics.  Just click on the link and it will take you to the page.

 

Spectrastatic - free pattern

Greatest Hits - free pattern

Tilda Plum Garden - free patterns

 

I have also just restocked a lot of our By Annie products, we hold quite a good range of Annie's products & patterns.  The bag we will be making in August is the day tripper bag.  So please let me know if you are interested in joining our classes.  I have two days set aside at the moment August 14 & 15.

 

Hope you are all finding some time to stitch...Enjoy...

Till next time

Mandyx

 

Stocktake Sale ends today!

Today is your last chance to grab that last minute bargain!  Sale ends at midnight tonight!  All fabrics and precuts are 25% off.

Stocktake Sale Begins today!

Good Morning to you all on this cold Winter's frosty morning.  I am still waiting for the frost to melt out the front of the shop this morning, I think we got to -5C last night.  That is pretty cold for our region here in Australia.

I am just wanting to let you all know that our stocktake sale begins today.  25% off all Fabrics and Precuts only.  Any items in those categories all ready reduced will drop another 25%.  The sale ends Midnight June 30.

So grab a cuppa and have a browse, I am sure you will find yourself a bargain or two!!!

Enjoy!

May Newsletter

Isn't it funny, I always struggle with the start of my Newsletter, I think "Right it's time to start the Newsletter " and then I sit here staring at the screen with nothing to type.  Considering I have had such a busy month, you would think I would have plenty to say, but here I am still thinking.!!! So I will just start with what's new in the Shop since the last newsletter.

  • Azure Skies by Simple Simon & co for Riley Blake
  • Moda Nova by Basic Grey
  • Moda Origami by Janet Clare
  • Amy Butler Natural Beauty. (this is sadly her last range) you can check out some ideas here
  • Circular Logic  check out the wonderful look book here
  • Moda Day in Paris by Zen Chic
  • Homeward by Natalie Barnes

 

I always get so excited when we receive new stock.  I have so many things I want to make all at once!  But seriously, I am actually trying to get a few things finished this month.

This week we Making Annie's On the Go Bag which is a little shoulder bag for when you are out on the go!  These classes ran yesterday and today so I will have some photo's on my Instagram & Facebook Account for you to check out.

This weekend 25 & 26 May, Fabric Sauce will be at the Young Lion's Club Quilt Show at the Young Town Hall, so if you are in the area, please drop in and say hello and check out what we have been up to.  I have lots to display and also heaps of goodies for sale as well.  If you are thinking about something to do this weekend take a trip to Young we have some fantastic cafe's and local shops as well.

Fabric Sauce will also be at the Henry Lawson Festival in Grenfell over the long Weekend in June, we had an absolute blast last year and can't wait to do it all again.  So I will be back here in early June with further details about the Quilt Show and Soup Kitchen and what we will be displaying and demonstrating on that weekend.

Our Farmers Wife Quilt Along is progressing well, we are all happily stitching along.. I did forget photo's this month so I will get you caught up with some photo's next month.  We are all getting a decent sized quilt for anyone that has started to put it together.  I love to see how different they all look.  

Hope you have had some time for yourself and your stitching habit.

Till Next Time

Mandyx

March/April Newsletter

We have had a very busy couple of months here at Fabric Sauce, hence the reason for combining March & April's Newsletter.  In March we completed the Running with Scissors Bags by Annie.com.  These bags have a lot of components and lots of sewing but are so worth it in the end.

This bag was completed using the Wonder Fabric Range by Carrie Bloomston.  All the ladies who did the class were very happy with the end result.  I have just moved all the by Annie components to its own Category under Accessories and then by Annie Accessories, however her patterns can still be found listed under Patterns.  This will make it much easier for you to be able to shop and find her products.

The weekend at the end of March seen our guest Tutor Lynne Wilson come and visit the shop for a workshop.  The girls were super excited about the workshop and Lynne showing them her techniques on the day.  We have seen a completed Origami Quilt finished from the workshop already which was a collaborative effort by a group of ladies to give as a gift for a stitching friend.  I am itching to get mine started as the Origami blocks were so addictive and such a great way to bust your stash.  

These were some random blocks chosen on the workshop day and sat together to show that anything works together...  Lynne's Chevron Pillow has also been a hit around the shop as well.  I made mine out of the new Redux Range by Guicy Guice, it was such a fast & fun project to make.  I am actually going to make some more, I enjoyed it so much.

Also isn't that Fabric just gorgeous...Redux has arrived in the store and has been selling out fast.  I just love this new collection from him.  April seen us turn our hand to make the Zip it Up Bag by Annie.com, I think everyone agreed this was a much easier bag to complete after making the Running with Scissors Bag.  I love my bag to store all my Farmers Wife bits and pieces,  I am using it everyday. I made both sizes the small and the large but it the large I am using to store my Farmers Wife blocks and the book while I am still stitching this project, in saying that I will be stitching Farmers Wife for the rest of the year.  Eeek!

Our Farmers Wife Quilt a long is progressing along nicely.  You can see more pictures on my instagram page or under the hastag #fsfw2019qal.  The quilts are starting to get harder to photograph which will continue to be a challenge as they grow bigger and bigger each week.  The finished quilt of 111 blocks is massive!  We will keep you all updated on how we are going.

We have received loads of new stock since my last newsletter.  Lazy Days by Tilda is just one that come's to mind, it is divine, those lovely bright colours are simply stunning, but don't forget as new stock arrives I am constantly adding stock to the sale page as well.  I have just added quite a bit of Christmas Fabric at 40% off, so check it out if you are after a bargain....

 

I think that has covered most of the news around the shop.  I will be back again in a couple of weeks to show you another project I have been working on which will be available in kits.  So until next time stay safe and Happy Stitching!

Mandyx

Mini Pearl Bracelet Sale

Do you love Lizzy House?  I am discounting her Mini Pearl Bracelet Line out until the end of the month with a whopping 50% off.  So don't delay and take advantage of this half price madness now, as some of the bolts are disappearing quick.

 

Have fun shopping!

Regards

Mandy

February Newsletter

Good Morning to you all, I hope you are all well, grab a cuppa and have a read up on what is happening here at Fabric Sauce.

We have had a busy month so far, our first day for the month was our Farmers Wife Quilt a long group.  It was a very hot day and it just didn't feel as though the air conditioning was working, until you stepped out side!!!!.  At least we have had a little change in the weather and have had a slightly milder week. We are seeing some fantastic progress so far and it was lovely to see some of them layed out on the floor.

Farmers Wife Progress

It is very exciting to see the quilts starting to come together and they will all look so so different.  It's not to late if you would like to join us!  You will be able to see some of the blocks on our hashtag on instagram #fsfw2019qal.  Although not everyone is posting, I will try and get some more catch up photos for the hashtag next Farmers Wife Day in March.

 

This past week has been bag making week, where we have tackled the Take A Stand Bag by patterns by Annie.  The days were big but the bags all looked amazing!  I didn't manage to get photos of them all, but here are a couple that were all but finished you can check out my instagram feed for some more pics if you like.  

Next month is Running with Scissors month so please let me know if you are interested in this class as well as it is almost booked out.

 

My sit and stitch day will also be this Thursday where you can come and have a chat, cuppa and slow stitch for the day.  Let me know if you would like to attend.

 

Now for the most exciting news for the Shop we have a visiting Tutor coming in March.  Lynne Wilson will be in the shop for a one day workshop and you can choose which ever day will suit you better.  Lynne  has a wealth of experience being involved in the patchwork industry for years, she used to own Berrima Patchwork and is the XLN Fabics Rep for our area as well.  Lynne is known for her bold colour choices and will encourage you to make these choices during your class. Lynne has also just released her patterns into the US which is quite exciting for her.  She is a hard lady to tie down between trips to the US and visiting fabric stores all across NSW.  But she will be here at Fabric Sauce on the 29th & 30th March.  How exciting for us.

She will be teaching a strip day which includes many of her patterns of which you can choose to make.  Some of those include the Origami Pleated Log Cabin, Gypsy Pillow, Chevron Pillows and Everyday Tote.  I will get back to you later with your exact class requirements.  The strip day aims to bust your stash by using 2.5 inch strips!

So please RSVP to me if you would like to attend one of Lynne’s Classes.  The class will be one day only and please nominate which day would suit you better the Friday or Saturday.  I will need a security deposit to secure your place in the class.  You will need to bring your machine so I am limiting each class to 8 at this stage, so please RSVP quickly as expect these classes to fill fast.  The cost of the 1 day class will be $100.00.

 

We have received some fabulous new stock in this month so be sure to check out the new products page on our website.  Don't forget the Sale Page as well as I am constanly moving stock over there to make room for all the new stock in the shop.  It really is incredible how you have the most favourite fabric and then something else arrives and you all of a sudden have a new favourite fabric.  I guess that is how my fabric addiction works!!!

Have a great month and I will talk to you again soon.

Happy Stitching

Mandy

PS if your pictures don't load via email you can always read the blog post underneath.

January Newsletter

Happy New Year to you all, although January has almost gone, and it certainly did go quickly.  I only have one day of school holidays left before we start chasing that school bus again!!!

I hope you have all had some family time and stitching time this January.  I always use January to start my new projects and think about what projects I would like to have completed by the end of the year.  I do like to plan, it doesn't always happen but I do try!

We are kicking off a big year here at the shop with Thursday the 31st being our first sit and stitch day for the month.  Our Farmers Wife Quilt-a-long is progressing along, we have had lots of unpicking amongst us while we all get settled and started but hopefully we will all be going forward from here. Not every one is posting yet but if you would like to see what some of us are up to you can find our progress under the #fsfw2019qal.  

February will see our bag making kick off again

19,20 & 21st February  - Take A Stand

19,20 & 21st March  - Running with Scissors

12 March - Meshing Around

I have had lots of inquiries about classes so if you would like to come to one of these days or all 3 please contact me and we can work out a day for you.

 

29th and 30th of March will see our Tutor Lyn Wilson come and visit the shop!  It's a strip day, a great way to use up that Jelly Roll that has been thrown in the cupboard or to use up some of your scraps by cutting them into strips.  Lyn has just had her patterns realeased in America so she is fitting us into her busy schedule.  If you would like to come along please contact me and I can book you in.  We are sure to have a fabulous day and lots of fun.

 

Loads of new stock has been arriving daily as well as some awesome new patterns.  Treat yourself to a cuppa and have a browse around the website, the New Products page is a great place to start.

 

Happy Stitching

Mandyx

Red Spot Sale Ends Tomorrow

Happy New Year!  Just a quick reminder that this sale ends tomorrow at midnight.  It's your last chance to grab your bargains and checkout your shopping carts.

Have a great day

Mandy