Tuesday, 24 August 2010

celtic fusion fabrics


Before I introduce today's UK based fabric shop I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that commented on my previous post. You filled me with such warmth and happiness. I don't like to bring you down with sad news or posts that are too personal because I like the world to be a happy place but on those odd occasions that real life does trip me up and makes me feel the need to share it helps to know that there are so many of you that will send a virtual hug and well wishes. Thank you. From the very bottom of my heart I mean that and reading your comments (and the emails - I will reply to those soon, I promise) made me cry, but in a good way.

Things are still a little tender round here, and I expect that to be the case for some time. But my weekend jaunt to the Festival of Quilts was fab. Well, until I woke up on Saturday morning and spent the whole day being sick (and made my husband come and get me) which meant I didn't get a chance to do all the things I had planned on Saturday...but Friday was brilliant. My friend and her mum (rightfully) won best group quilt (go Lu and Mother Spencer!!!) and we all had a great night out. More on that later this week.

Now on to the fabric...

Celtic Fusion Fabrics is a fantastic shop. No 2 ways about it. It has an amazing selection of fabrics, notions and patterns.

Don't take my word for it, this is what site owner Gwen has to say about it...

At Celticfusionfabrics we pride ourselves on offering our customers a  wide selection of contemporary and eclectic fabrics. Our range  includes the beautiful and unusual Echino, Kokka Japan and  Westfalenstoffe alongside American brands such as Robert Kaufman and  Michael Miller. We are continually expanding our range of ethical and  organic ranges, which we believe is very important. For the coming  winter we have an ever increasing range of flannel and cord and an  unusual selection of Interior weight textiles. We sell mini cloth  stacks and charm packs which we believe can offer our customers a great  selection but can also go easy on their pockets - if they are making  smaller creations ..we also cut larger quantities in yards and meters.  We also stock a super little range of homegrown bright ceramic buttons  and Japanese Linen tapes to compliment your fabric and to make your  sewing projects even more fun and exciting.. oops nearly forget our  loyalty scheme which we run.. details can be found on our site



They are also offering free postage on all UK orders from now until Sunday August 29th (refunded via paypal).



Want more? How about a giveaway? How does 6 FQs of Kokka Japanese fabric and 2 yards of linen tape grab you? (that stack up there at the top of the page).
Simply leave a comment on both this post and also Gwen's blog telling us what you'd do with your winnings. What would you make? I'd make a patchwork lining for a basket for toys for my friend's new baby boy (born last weekend - congratulations Janine...I still haven't finished your quilt. I am so useless...). The giveaway will be open for a week from today (until Tuesday 31st August) and winner will be selected by random. GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU!



So head on over to check out the great variety of fabrics (and the beautiful ribbons) Gwen has to offer. I can honestly say the service is fantastic, and the fabrics are always beautifully packaged.



We have one more stop on our little tour and then I'll do a round up and set up a permanent page on the blog so you can easily find all of the amazing stores I've featured.

If you have someone you'd like to share then let me know as well, I'll add them to the list.


60 comments:

Lynne said...

Oooh it would go into a quilt I am going to make or my big sister's new flat in Grenoble where she moved to from Paris this week.

Kelly said...

i was just thinking how cute those little monkeys were & now i get a chance to win them! hooray, think i'd make a little bag or purse for one of my little monkeys!

Justine said...

Oh nice giveaway! I'd make somelovely cushion covers for my brothers place for Christmas!!

moira said...

ooh, i love those fabrics - saw them at the FofQ on Sunday but erred on a pile of liberty fabric instead. I'd make a couple of quilts for my nephews with them - fab

Rohaise said...

What a great giveaway! I think I'd make a little play mat for my dearest friend's new baby girl who is just 4 days old. She would love the fabrics.

KylieC said...

I have 3! workmates pregnant now - all with 2nd babies and will need to use these cute fabrics to make them all quilts! Can't have the oldest child holding the only quilt in the house!

kerrypuddy said...

I could think of a few things - my eldest would love something for her bedroom - maybe a small play quilt and cushion?

Karina said...

Beautiful fabrics which i would use for details on girlsdresses like sleeves and pockets. And i would for sure make some squares for a baby quilt.

patchworkdelights said...

Oh how I love the Japanese fabrics. I would make a mobile phone cover/case or pencil case out of it. First of all I would check out all the cute details on the fabric though!

ClareBears said...

ooh! I would add the fabric to the ones that are going into my nursery decor. I'm making a patchwork set for the room and it would make a fine addition :)

Isisjem said...

I just love the red riding hood fabric - might have to go and buy me some if I don't win. If i was was lucky enough to win then I think some of this fabric would end up as pockets on my bags. It's begging to be fussy cut and showcased.

I've got big plans to make my nearest and dearest lots of home made goodies for Christmas this year and this fabric would make lovely additions to the projects I'm planning.

Jodi said...

I was thinking a diaper bag for my soon-to-be born grandson would be great!

Peach Rainbow said...

I think these would make some lovely tote bags!
Thank you :D

Jenny Kearney said...

I would make a lovely play mat for my little boy to sit and play on :)

Lilly said...

I would make a lovely pouch or a makeup bag.
Those fabrics are so adorable! I'm in love ^^
Thanks for the chance.

tong said...

I'm in a quilting bee that features fun Japanese prints, these would be perfect for the quilt blocks that I'm going to make!! If there are any leftovers, a couple of patchwork totes or pencil cases for my little cousins will be in order. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sara said...

How about a special quilted pillow!

liberal sprinkles said...

I love the Japanese fabrics. I'd make a lap quilt with them. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Bridget said...

yes, please! Have never seen such fab fabrics!! Would make some book covers for Chrissie pressies with this great stash.

Jedimama said...

I have had some fantastic fabrics from Celtic Fusions. I can't wait to see the incoming flannels and cord! Hmmmm, I think the giveaway fabrics would lend themselves really well to little tote bags and pencil cases for small boys and girls.

Penny said...

Thanks for posting this link, I hadn't heard of this shop before but I LOVE the look of the fabrics. I need to make a gift for a friends new baby due at the beginning of October so may be I'd make a playmat and use any leftovers for something for my granddaughter.

Alisa said...

Cute fabric and a wonderful shop. Looking at all the new quilt stores has been fun. I would make a small quilt if I won those darling fat quarters. Thanks for the chance.

lindsey.gid said...

oh would love to win this and have a sewing bee with my daughters and daughter in law , love the fabric and shop it is such a good service from gwen

gill said...

I've been into Cath Kidson's shop this morning and I've decided to have a go at making a coin purse with a frame - these japanese fabrics would be ideal!
Gill

TheMadHouse said...

What wonderful fabric. I would use it to trim some of the boys trousers and shorts to make them longer, as alas they are growing. I would also make a play mat for my Goddaughter who is expecting in the next couple of weeks.

I have really enjoyed this UK fabric tour

Kerry said...

I'm thinking I would make a super cool baby quilt for a friend's on-the-way baby

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so heading over to her store! Thanks Katy!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thank you Katy I had to buy the Diva fabric!! I will use little bits for bees I am in!

Kitty Chaos said...

I would make a picnic quilt for me and my daughter and her cool best friend!

Kamal M said...

Ooo these cute FQs would be lovely as a baby quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

Leah said...

Beautiful fabrics. I'd love to make my daughters a dress...

danielle said...

it sounds a bit like i'm cheating, but i would also make some fabric baskets, to go in the new nursery. they would complement the linen/japanese fabric quilt i made perfectly!!!

Grace Wong said...

Cute giveaway!
I'm definitely making a ton of mini pouches, bags, and cell phone holders!

Mama Spark said...

How adorable is all this fabric?? I would use it for one smashing quilt!!

emedoodle said...

Really, I should say something spactacular that I would make with them... but I'd like to just play with them! Maybe make something sweet for a special little baby girl to be born soon (my cousin's first)... but really, I like to think of any giveaway win as being fabric for frivolty... :) Just to play with!

The undomesticated scientist said...

i'm thinking additions to frocks for tiny(my little girl) and for my friends little girl. cute little bag for tiny to keep her 'things' in (i find it better not to ask her why!) and ooooooooo so many ideas

Paula Ozier said...

Awww, I'm so sad I didn't get to meet you at the FoQ, glad you had a good time up until Saturday though! I ordered a bunch of Japanese fabric from Celtic Fusion just last week and I was blown away by the lovelyness of it all! I would use it to make a great big quilted bag to cart current projects around in!

Marcia said...

These are so cheerful. I would use these to make a quilt for a grandniece expected late this year. Scraps will be used for a baby bib or pillow to match, or lining for a gift basket. Interesting tidbit, I was just looking at the celtic fusion shop site yesterday. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Strawberry Annies said...

I love this. I think I would maybe make some pillowcase dresses with them, and some hair flowers with the left over bits...but I'd have to wait and see if they spoke to me and told me what to make them into.

Kerry

patty a. said...

I would make a baby quilt with the FQ's. I alway like to have extra ones around just in case. In fact I keep some in my car just in case I meet someone who has a baby.

meli B said...
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meli B said...

I just can't decide what to do with fabric until it sits on my shelf for a while and eventually it speaks to me and I get going!

Lazylol said...

Lovely new fabric website to browse - thanks!

I think I would make bunting or fabric boxes :)

Jeannette said...

Oh I would love to win these! I am thinking a laptop bag for me!

hillwards said...

I would love to make a patchwork quilt for a friend's baby, due in the new year.

FionaPoppy said...

They are gorgeous fabrics. I would make a quilt for my daughter's bed.

Rachel said...

I love Gwen's shop already and just had a delivery from her this morning! If I was lucky enough to win that gorgeous bundle though, I would use some of it to make a baby quilt for my niece, and the rest to make some funky wristlets/coin purses.
Fingers crossed!

Apryl said...

I would probably make alot of small christmas presents, little monster dolls, xmas ornaments...

Anonymous said...

I think they would make great tote bags.
Judith.

WandaFish said...

I love Gwen's shop and she's very helpful too! These are gorgeous fabrics and tapes. As I have several friends who are pregnant, I'd probably use them in baby quilts, or maybe some funky nappy pouches. The tapes would be perfect for trimming my little girl's clothes.

James-Linda said...

LOVE THE FABRICS!
WOULD MAKE MORE BABY QUILTS FOR OUR LOCAL UNWED MOMS GROUP. THANKS FOR SHARING,LOVE,LIDNA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Dorota said...

Love the fabric, I'm sure they will make someone very happy. I have few ideas myself. My little boy would love these little cars on his bed throw. Are these Matrioshkas? Perfect!!! I'd add a bit of color and make a pillow case for my mum.

dorota said...

Love the fabric, I'm sure they will make someone very happy. I have few ideas myself. My little boy would love these little cars on his bed throw. Are these Matrioshkas? Perfect!!! I'd add a bit of color and make a pillow case for my mum.

Monica said...

love love love this fabric! I think I'd make kidlets to hang by our front door. Those fabrics are so beautiful they need to be displayed prominently :)

Esther said...

Oh those are lovely and most of them look boy enough I think they would go into the quilt I'm planning for my smaller one. His brother has a couple of quilts of his own and he has none poor thing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would make a car seat cover for my beautiful granddaughter!

lorena said...

Love the fabrics! I'm thinking a few zipper pouches, maybe a library tote bag or two. ;)

lorepuckett at verizon dot net

MaddyMazeStudio said...

Look at all that lovely fabric. I'd make wristlets for sure....Christmas is coming! LOL

lips said...

Wow - how lovely - I would for sure make a chair cushion for my college daughters desk and a bedside bookholder - she would love the eifel tower tape! Thanks Colleen
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rebecacaca said...

I'd have to make a bag, fabric that nice just has to be shown off.