We are now stocking these gorgeous Finca cotton perle threads from Presencia. They come in a great range of solid colours along with a lovely selection of variegated colours too. We have chosen to start with the size 8 thread which can be used for hand quilting - perfect if you really like your stitching to show. It can also be used for tying quilts, embroidery (the thread isn't divisible like embroidery floss - it is about the same thickness as 3 strands of floss) crochet and tatting.
I have just made a start on quilting around the leaves of this small quilt. I'm using a size 22 chenille needle which seems to work well. You could also use an embroidery needle (A size 4 should work nicely).
Beth Studley's latest collection, 'Walkabout', has recently arrived. We have got 7 prints from the collection. The one with all the colourful circles on it is definitely my favourite.
We are now stocking 'Best Press' which is a clear, non aerosol starch & sizing spray. I've been testing it out and it smells very nice and definitely makes it easier to get rid of those stubborn wrinkles!