Newsletter - April 2015

Welcome to our April newsletter.  As you can see, we’re running in a different format and that’s because we have a new website – same address, but with a major renovation.   You can read more about it below, plus what else is happening in the shop along with new classes, new fabrics and lots more information.

Shop News


Our new website went live last week and we’re very excited about it.   We’d love you to take a moment and visit it.  We have some new features including a ”Colour Finder” button where by clicking on a colour in the “Colours” spectrum , all fabrics in stock in that hue will come up.

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Our other fun feature is the “Preview Fabric in Block” button; once you have some fabrics in your shopping cart, click the “Preview Fabric in Block” button

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choose a block and “colour” it in with your chosen fabrics.

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This is a great way to see how your fabrics will look in a block.  We can add more blocks to the selection.

So go and have a play; if you find any problems, please let us know.  This is all new to us too.  Find us at



The following issues from Quiltmania are now in stock

  • Quiltmania Issue 106
  • Quiltmania Spring Special for 2015
  • Simply Vintage Issue 14

Please phone, email, or call into the shop to get your copy (contact details at the end of this newsletter or at the “Contact Us” page on the website).

Did you know we can get in any Quiltmania magazine or book that is currently in print?  If you’ve seen a book you’d like or are missing an issue of a magazine, let us know the title details and we’ll order it in especially.

New Fabrics

Just arrived is a gorgeous new 1930’s range called “Walk in the Park” by Maywood Studios.

These delightful prints include a daisy, a triangle geometric and a sweet girl walking with an umbrella.  You can view them in store or on line.


We also have 1930’s packs containing 25 fat ?’s for $75.00




There are still places available for the Quilmania Mystery Quilt Block of the Month for 2015, “Colmar”.  To assist you with the BOM we are holding a class at the beginning of each month.  Glenda Cust is our tutor, and as well as helping with block construction queries, Glenda’s main focus will be the embroidery stitches and the trapunto effects used on each block.  It’s not too late to join the fun!

Class: “Colmar”                 Tutor:  Glenda Cust

When: Wednesday 6 May

Time: 10.00 to 12.30

Cost $30.00

For more information about joining the BOM, please see the website or contact the shop.




Effie will be here this month to show you the easy way to create a zippered cushion.  Yes, she makes zips easy!  There is a sample in store for you to see.

Class:  Zippered Cushion               Tutor:  Effie

When:  Wednesday 15 April

Time: 10.00 to 12.30

Cost: $30.00

Beginners’ Patchwork

We have two new beginners groups starting in May and if you’d like to try patchwork, these classes will fit the bill. 

Class:  Beginners’ Patchwork                       Tutor:  Carol Nicholls

When:  starting Thursday 7 May

Time: 7.00 to 9.00 pm


When:  starting Saturday 9 May

Time: 4.00 to 6.00 pm


For further details on all classes, please visit our website


It’s April, so it must be time for the Australian Quilt Convention!  Held at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne from 16 – 19 April, 10.00 to 4.30 each day, there are quilt exhibits, shops and international guests.

Sew and Quilted will be there at Stand #6 and each day at 12.00 noon I will be giving a talk in Seminar Room 2, “Foundation Paper Piecing Simplified”.  Learn how quilts that look impossible become possible! 


Until next time

Carol, Lynley and Marg

“Patchwork Made Possible”


Phone: (03) 9877 1664