Newsletter – free bunting pattern

Here is a copy of our latest newsletter – if you would like the bunting pattern contact us with an email and we’ll send it straight to you…

Hope everyone had a good Easter, and here’s to another 4 day weekend!  We will be closed on Friday for the Royal Wedding, and have everything crossed it will be a dry day to fit in with our celebration plans at home.  We will be open again on Saturday and will have the music down low in case of poorly heads from all the celebrating!
Onto fabrics…we have a range of brushed cotton arriving in the shop.  Just 2 bolts so far but the rest is on it’s way!  It is often hard to choose fabric for a quilt for a man and the range of soft cotton checks and stripes are masculine, but also lovely to work with.  As soon as they are all in we will put them on the website. 
There are a few dates for your diary… 
We will be having a stall at the Sussex Retired Greyhound Trust family day and dog show next bank holiday Monday (2nd May).  It is open from 10.30am and is happening at the Coral Stadium on Nevill Road in Hove – there is lots of free parking.  My retired hound, Toby, will be helping to man the stall but as he sleeps for 23.5 hours a day I am not expecting him to help much! 
Next Friday (6th May) our English Paper Piecing Patchwork group starts.  This is an informal group, fortnightly, £6 per session.  I love sewing using this technique.  It seems to have gone out of fashion in recent years in our quest for making quick quilts, but I love having some hand sewing on the go.  It makes me feel like I am doing something worthwhile when slumped in front of some poor (but addictive) tv programme.  I even know someone who keeps it in the glove compartment in her car and does 10 minutes on it everyday when sitting in the car at the school.
Landscape Postcards – there are some places left on this course on Tuesday 21st May, 1.30 till 4.30.  The cost is £18.
Finally, I have attached a free bunting pattern and template for you.  We have a window full of red, white and blue bunting ready for Friday’s big day (and also as we love these colours for Spring) which has been getting attention from passers by.  We sell everything you need to make the bunting and it is so quick to do so pop in if you want to make some for Friday…
Happy Sewing
Liz and Sue