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May Newsletter

Isn't it funny, I always struggle with the start of my Newsletter, I think "Right it's time to start the Newsletter " and then I sit here staring at the screen with nothing to type.  Considering I have had such a busy month, you would think I would have plenty to say, but here I am still thinking.!!! So I will just start with what's new in the Shop since the last newsletter.

  • Azure Skies by Simple Simon & co for Riley Blake
  • Moda Nova by Basic Grey
  • Moda Origami by Janet Clare
  • Amy Butler Natural Beauty. (this is sadly her last range) you can check out some ideas here
  • Circular Logic  check out the wonderful look book here
  • Moda Day in Paris by Zen Chic
  • Homeward by Natalie Barnes

 

I always get so excited when we receive new stock.  I have so many things I want to make all at once!  But seriously, I am actually trying to get a few things finished this month.

This week we Making Annie's On the Go Bag which is a little shoulder bag for when you are out on the go!  These classes ran yesterday and today so I will have some photo's on my Instagram & Facebook Account for you to check out.

This weekend 25 & 26 May, Fabric Sauce will be at the Young Lion's Club Quilt Show at the Young Town Hall, so if you are in the area, please drop in and say hello and check out what we have been up to.  I have lots to display and also heaps of goodies for sale as well.  If you are thinking about something to do this weekend take a trip to Young we have some fantastic cafe's and local shops as well.

Fabric Sauce will also be at the Henry Lawson Festival in Grenfell over the long Weekend in June, we had an absolute blast last year and can't wait to do it all again.  So I will be back here in early June with further details about the Quilt Show and Soup Kitchen and what we will be displaying and demonstrating on that weekend.

Our Farmers Wife Quilt Along is progressing well, we are all happily stitching along.. I did forget photo's this month so I will get you caught up with some photo's next month.  We are all getting a decent sized quilt for anyone that has started to put it together.  I love to see how different they all look.  

Hope you have had some time for yourself and your stitching habit.

Till Next Time

Mandyx

March/April Newsletter

We have had a very busy couple of months here at Fabric Sauce, hence the reason for combining March & April's Newsletter.  In March we completed the Running with Scissors Bags by Annie.com.  These bags have a lot of components and lots of sewing but are so worth it in the end.

This bag was completed using the Wonder Fabric Range by Carrie Bloomston.  All the ladies who did the class were very happy with the end result.  I have just moved all the by Annie components to its own Category under Accessories and then by Annie Accessories, however her patterns can still be found listed under Patterns.  This will make it much easier for you to be able to shop and find her products.

The weekend at the end of March seen our guest Tutor Lynne Wilson come and visit the shop for a workshop.  The girls were super excited about the workshop and Lynne showing them her techniques on the day.  We have seen a completed Origami Quilt finished from the workshop already which was a collaborative effort by a group of ladies to give as a gift for a stitching friend.  I am itching to get mine started as the Origami blocks were so addictive and such a great way to bust your stash.  

These were some random blocks chosen on the workshop day and sat together to show that anything works together...  Lynne's Chevron Pillow has also been a hit around the shop as well.  I made mine out of the new Redux Range by Guicy Guice, it was such a fast & fun project to make.  I am actually going to make some more, I enjoyed it so much.

Also isn't that Fabric just gorgeous...Redux has arrived in the store and has been selling out fast.  I just love this new collection from him.  April seen us turn our hand to make the Zip it Up Bag by Annie.com, I think everyone agreed this was a much easier bag to complete after making the Running with Scissors Bag.  I love my bag to store all my Farmers Wife bits and pieces,  I am using it everyday. I made both sizes the small and the large but it the large I am using to store my Farmers Wife blocks and the book while I am still stitching this project, in saying that I will be stitching Farmers Wife for the rest of the year.  Eeek!

Our Farmers Wife Quilt a long is progressing along nicely.  You can see more pictures on my instagram page or under the hastag #fsfw2019qal.  The quilts are starting to get harder to photograph which will continue to be a challenge as they grow bigger and bigger each week.  The finished quilt of 111 blocks is massive!  We will keep you all updated on how we are going.

We have received loads of new stock since my last newsletter.  Lazy Days by Tilda is just one that come's to mind, it is divine, those lovely bright colours are simply stunning, but don't forget as new stock arrives I am constantly adding stock to the sale page as well.  I have just added quite a bit of Christmas Fabric at 40% off, so check it out if you are after a bargain....

 

I think that has covered most of the news around the shop.  I will be back again in a couple of weeks to show you another project I have been working on which will be available in kits.  So until next time stay safe and Happy Stitching!

Mandyx

Mini Pearl Bracelet Sale

Do you love Lizzy House?  I am discounting her Mini Pearl Bracelet Line out until the end of the month with a whopping 50% off.  So don't delay and take advantage of this half price madness now, as some of the bolts are disappearing quick.

 

Have fun shopping!

Regards

Mandy

February Newsletter

Good Morning to you all, I hope you are all well, grab a cuppa and have a read up on what is happening here at Fabric Sauce.

We have had a busy month so far, our first day for the month was our Farmers Wife Quilt a long group.  It was a very hot day and it just didn't feel as though the air conditioning was working, until you stepped out side!!!!.  At least we have had a little change in the weather and have had a slightly milder week. We are seeing some fantastic progress so far and it was lovely to see some of them layed out on the floor.

Farmers Wife Progress

It is very exciting to see the quilts starting to come together and they will all look so so different.  It's not to late if you would like to join us!  You will be able to see some of the blocks on our hashtag on instagram #fsfw2019qal.  Although not everyone is posting, I will try and get some more catch up photos for the hashtag next Farmers Wife Day in March.

 

This past week has been bag making week, where we have tackled the Take A Stand Bag by patterns by Annie.  The days were big but the bags all looked amazing!  I didn't manage to get photos of them all, but here are a couple that were all but finished you can check out my instagram feed for some more pics if you like.  

Next month is Running with Scissors month so please let me know if you are interested in this class as well as it is almost booked out.

 

My sit and stitch day will also be this Thursday where you can come and have a chat, cuppa and slow stitch for the day.  Let me know if you would like to attend.

 

Now for the most exciting news for the Shop we have a visiting Tutor coming in March.  Lynne Wilson will be in the shop for a one day workshop and you can choose which ever day will suit you better.  Lynne  has a wealth of experience being involved in the patchwork industry for years, she used to own Berrima Patchwork and is the XLN Fabics Rep for our area as well.  Lynne is known for her bold colour choices and will encourage you to make these choices during your class. Lynne has also just released her patterns into the US which is quite exciting for her.  She is a hard lady to tie down between trips to the US and visiting fabric stores all across NSW.  But she will be here at Fabric Sauce on the 29th & 30th March.  How exciting for us.

She will be teaching a strip day which includes many of her patterns of which you can choose to make.  Some of those include the Origami Pleated Log Cabin, Gypsy Pillow, Chevron Pillows and Everyday Tote.  I will get back to you later with your exact class requirements.  The strip day aims to bust your stash by using 2.5 inch strips!

So please RSVP to me if you would like to attend one of Lynne’s Classes.  The class will be one day only and please nominate which day would suit you better the Friday or Saturday.  I will need a security deposit to secure your place in the class.  You will need to bring your machine so I am limiting each class to 8 at this stage, so please RSVP quickly as expect these classes to fill fast.  The cost of the 1 day class will be $100.00.

 

We have received some fabulous new stock in this month so be sure to check out the new products page on our website.  Don't forget the Sale Page as well as I am constanly moving stock over there to make room for all the new stock in the shop.  It really is incredible how you have the most favourite fabric and then something else arrives and you all of a sudden have a new favourite fabric.  I guess that is how my fabric addiction works!!!

Have a great month and I will talk to you again soon.

Happy Stitching

Mandy

PS if your pictures don't load via email you can always read the blog post underneath.

January Newsletter

Happy New Year to you all, although January has almost gone, and it certainly did go quickly.  I only have one day of school holidays left before we start chasing that school bus again!!!

I hope you have all had some family time and stitching time this January.  I always use January to start my new projects and think about what projects I would like to have completed by the end of the year.  I do like to plan, it doesn't always happen but I do try!

We are kicking off a big year here at the shop with Thursday the 31st being our first sit and stitch day for the month.  Our Farmers Wife Quilt-a-long is progressing along, we have had lots of unpicking amongst us while we all get settled and started but hopefully we will all be going forward from here. Not every one is posting yet but if you would like to see what some of us are up to you can find our progress under the #fsfw2019qal.  

February will see our bag making kick off again

19,20 & 21st February  - Take A Stand

19,20 & 21st March  - Running with Scissors

12 March - Meshing Around

I have had lots of inquiries about classes so if you would like to come to one of these days or all 3 please contact me and we can work out a day for you.

 

29th and 30th of March will see our Tutor Lyn Wilson come and visit the shop!  It's a strip day, a great way to use up that Jelly Roll that has been thrown in the cupboard or to use up some of your scraps by cutting them into strips.  Lyn has just had her patterns realeased in America so she is fitting us into her busy schedule.  If you would like to come along please contact me and I can book you in.  We are sure to have a fabulous day and lots of fun.

 

Loads of new stock has been arriving daily as well as some awesome new patterns.  Treat yourself to a cuppa and have a browse around the website, the New Products page is a great place to start.

 

Happy Stitching

Mandyx

Red Spot Sale Ends Tomorrow

Happy New Year!  Just a quick reminder that this sale ends tomorrow at midnight.  It's your last chance to grab your bargains and checkout your shopping carts.

Have a great day

Mandy

 

Red Spot Birthday Sale Extended

I have decided to extend my Red Spot Birthday Sale until the 15th January 2019.  This will give you all some time after Christmas to continue your bargain shopping and will also give me more time to keep adding to this category.  

 

 

So keep checking back as I will be continually adding fabrics to the Red Spot Sale!!!  All items under this cateogry will be 40% off

 

Red Dot Birthday Sale

I am celebrating my first Birthday as the new owner of Fabric Sauce with a Red Dot Birthday Sale.  Everything listed under this Category will be 40% off.

The sale starts tonight 11th December at Midnight and finishes on the 18th December at Midnight.

You can find some great bargains on fabrics and Precuts, think about your projects for next year!  Do you need Backings? Do you want to make a Jelly Roll Rug or Quilt?

I am sure you will find some great items listed!

 

You can find the category here.

 

 

I would also like to personally thank you, my beautiful customers, who have made this year such a special one for me, I have loved every moment of it.  I feel so lucky to be able to do something that I just love so much.

I have had a big year in the shop so far, and have lots of exciting things planned for next year!  So stay tuned as I will announce class dates and schedules for next year as well as keep you up to date with the happenings of Fabric Sauce here on the blog.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Year.

Regards

Mandyxx

November Newsletter

Can you believe it is November already and only 33 days to Christmas!  I, for one am not one bit organised!!!  Next week, I will start decorating and that might get me in the Christmas Spirit and get ready to get some shopping organised.  I do have Fabric Sauce gift vouchers available if you know some one that would love one!

 

My stitching day has came around really quickly this month and will be on Thursday 29th November.  Please RSVP if you can make it.

 

Some exciting news for next month, it is my First Birthday as the new owner of Fabric Sauce so we will be celebrating here in the shop and also online for those of you not close by.  Keep an eye out next month for more details regarding my first Birthday Celebration. I am sure there will be lots of Champagne and Cake!!!

 

I have had some gorgeous new stock arrive over the last month

Some beautiful new books and patterns as well.

  • Splender Sampler 2 - Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson
  • Through the Years - Yoko Saito
  • Small Wonders- Serena Boffa Soda
  • Luminary Quilt Pattern by Alison Glass & Jamie Swanson
  • Radiating Circles by Free Bird Quilting Designs
  • Refraction Quilt Pattern & Templates by Lillabelle Lane

To make room for all that new stock I have also moved quite a lot of fabric to my Sale Page so make sure you check that out.  Tula Pink has been a popular addition to the Sale Page so don't miss out on some of her fabric at a great price!

If it is only 33 days to Christmas that means I have less than 40 hexagons to complete for my New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar Quilt.  I will be very excited to get to the first of January, although next year I will be stitching Farmers Wife by EPP so there will be no rest for me.

Happy Stitching

Mandyx

 

 

Sale Page

Yesterday I spent a lot my day organizing the shop and I found lots of bolts and some precuts that needed clearing out.

So get on and check out my Sale Page, some of it has already sold quite quickly!  I have been this morning further reducing stock that is already on the Sale Page to 70% off.  Some big savings to be had, so if you are looking for backings get on and check it out. Some bolts are selling as low as $6.60 a metre and some are even less than that.

Are you looking at making a Jelly Roll Rug, I have some of those reduced as well, its a great opportunity to buy now.  Jelly Rolls also make wonderful backings.  Think about what quilts you are making and grab a bargain ahead of time.