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.