Thursday, 5 August 2010

The Fabric Loft

Are you enjoying our little trips round the UK? I know I am! Today we say cheerio to Claire at Patch Fabrics and move from Sunny East Anglia to Oxford - the home of some very clever people and (more interestingly for us) The Fabric Loft

This is another new online store, only set up in April of this year, and is run by Lizzet. Obviously there's a trend here amongst Englishwomen and their shops (although Lizzet is actually Mexican by birth and now married to an Englishman and calls England her home) because this is another beautifully laid out and easy to use website with gorgeous graphics.
It's eye candy all round - and that's before you've even glanced at the fabric.
Look at this lovely little lady sat on her bolts of fabric waiting for you to place an order.....

She pops up all over the website. She'll even wrap your purchase for free if you mention it's a gift on checkout. Isn't that super service for you?

Lizzet says;

we are a new online fabric shop, we just started trading at the end of April. We stock mainly quilting cotton but we also have some cotton voile and patterns. We are hoping to stock more types of fabric in the near future and we are always checking our supplier sites for new collections and designers.
Apart from free shipping on orders above £45, I also give a discount to people that buy 10metres or more of fabric. With so many people making goodies for sale and new sewing clubs being established in the UK this is an offer that it's quite attractive to many people.
I would love to have a brick and mortar shop and be able to chat with all my customers, with that in mind I made sure that the website was easy to navigate and if anybody had a question it was easy to reach me. That's why we have in every page the "have a question?" link, apart from the Contact Us page. I used to always shop for fabrics with friends so I could ask them for their opinion, to recreate this in our shop, we have also included the "tell a friend" feature. If you set up an account with us you can keep a wish list, which is a great tool that allows you to have all you favourite fabrics together so you can mix and match them... and you can also send your wish list to someone to hint what you want for your birthday!

Designers available at The Fabric Loft include Amy Butler, Michael Miller, Sevenberry, Denyse Schmidt...the list goes on.

As well as fabric there are sewing patterns for both bags and clothes and of course the ever practical fabric bundle.

What's more is that Lizzet is offering you a whopping 15% discount on any purchase by entering the code GINGERMONKEY on checkout. This code is valid until the end of the month, so you have time for more than one shopping trip.

What are you waiting for?!

I really think I need some of this.....

Don't forget Claire at Patch Fabrics is offering free UK shipping (refunded by paypal) by entering UKGM in the message to seller at checkout and Alice from BackStitch is giving you the chance to win a fabric bundle of your choice by leaving a comment on Tuesday's post (click HERE to get to that one).

I'll see you tomorrow !


Locket Pocket said...

More temptation! You are leading us all astray! Lucy x

WandaFish said...

Loving your tour! Lizzet is very helpful and that Sevenberry tiny flowers fabric is just divine ;)

comfortstitching said...

Fab fab fab Katy!! Thank you for all the introductions on your quilt shop crawl around the isles, you make a stitcher's guide par excellence!!

Lizzet said...

Thank you Katy for this post and for all the hard work behind this tour around UK online shops. Have a great week :)

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