Sunday, October 19, 2014

New in Store - 19 October 2014

It has been a busy few weeks with the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Show. I think we are finally back to normal so that means I have time to start listing new fabric on the website. This week we have mostly new Alexander Henry fabrics from the Nicole's Prints, Folklorico, Santa Fe and Halloween collections. We have two fantastic new Alice in Wonderland designs from Cosmo textiles in Japan which were very popular at the Craft Fair. In fact there is less than half a bolt of each remaining. Last but not least is a horror movie blood splatter print from Robert Kaufman.

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Till next week
- Ky

Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's Show Time

It's all stations go here as we prep for next week's Craft & Quilt Fair in Brisbane. We have lots of fabulous new fabrics, including Alexander Henry hunks, pin up girls and zombies and the latest Ghastlies range. All of your favourite bag hardware and new bag patterns from Jen Fox.

Pop over to Stand G11 and say hi:) We are right next to Funky Friends Factory and the Cake Patterns Demo Space.

The showroom will be closed from the 8th October and I will be taking a few days off afterwards so we won't reopen until Thursday 16th October.

Big Craft Gift Box Giveaway
We are participating in the Big Craft Box Giveaway at the show. For every $50 you spend with us you will receive one ticket into the draw to win over $7500 worth of craft/sewing supplies! You can read the full prize details here.

Cake Patterns Sewing Demos
StephC from Cake Patterns will be giving daily demonstrations on a number of handy knit and woven sewing techniques.

Demo Times
9.30am - Knit Hemming
1pm - Buttonholes
2pm - Knit Binding
3pm - Knit Hemming

There is so much more to see and do at the show so be sure to check out the Preview Magazine for more details about classes, workshops, specials and features.

Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair 2014
When: 8-12 October 2014, 9am - 5pm daily
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank

See you at the Show,

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pattern Test Drive - The Gathered Sling by Jen Fox Studios

I actually made this sample a month or two ago so I thought it was high time that I blogged about it. The pattern is The Gathered Sling Bag from a new pattern designer that we are stocking called Jen Fox Studios. This bag is designed with the beginner sewist in mind so it is a fairly simple pattern without curves or zippers. The finished bag is a good size at approximately 29cm (11-1/2") wide x 23cm (9") High (excluding the strap) x 8cm (3") deep. You can fit your wallet, phone, keys and a few other items inside without it getting too full. 

The hardest part of sewing a bag is choosing the fabric but I am quite happy with the combination of the tropical flamingo fabric with the fern green contrast. You could also make the bag out of one fabric if you desired.

Don't you think the greens and pinks on the striped lining match the outer fabrics so well? I always use a lightish fabric for the lining of my bags as there is nothing worse than not being able to find your keys in a black lining. I have only sewn in one lining pocket but the pattern gives instructions for two.

Interfacing and Hardware
The pattern has minimal hardware in the form of a magnetic catch, I've used a 14mm one but I think you could use whatever size you have available without too much trouble. The strap included with the pattern is a simple shoulder strap. If you wanted you could also jazz it up with the use of o-rings, oblong rings or make it an adjustable cross-body strap with a tri-glide. 

Both the outside and lining of the bag are interfaced and I have used our Medium Weight Woven Fusible Interfacing. The combination of the interfacing and the gathers give the finished bag enough structure to stand up on its own without being too stiff.

If you would like to recreate this bag here are the materials that have been used:
♥ 30cm (1/3yd) Muslin (I just used leftovers of the lining fabric but you could use calico or any fabric as it is only used as the supporting fabric for the gathers so you won't see it.)
 Matching Thread Rasant 0247 (5526) Green

- Ky

Sunday, September 21, 2014

What's New At Voodoo Rabbit Fabric - September 21

When it rains it pours... so many new fabrics arrived this week and most of them are from Alexander Henry. We also received a new handmaids range from Janet Wecker Frisch for Quilting Treasures, new knits from Art Gallery and some new ladies dress and skirt patterns from Serendipity Studios. Phwew I've been a busy bunny getting this lot up onto the website :)

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Till next week
- Ky

Sunday, September 14, 2014

What's New At Voodoo Rabbit Fabric - September 14

Just a couple of new fabrics added to the store last week but we are expecting two shipments of Alexander Henry fabrics, both old and new, to arrive in the next week or two. The most popular fabric to arrive this week is Zombie Movie Posters from Timeless Treasures, almost half the bolt has already sold and I only listed it up on the website on Friday!! We also have a nice little selection of bicycle fabrics from Quilting Treasures from the Life...Enjoy the Ride collection for all of the cycling enthusiasts out there.

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Till next week.
- Ky