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We’re Supporting “Dressability”, Can You Too?

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If you’ve been to one of our open days you’ll know that we like to lay on some refreshments and always have tea, coffee and some lovely cakes for you to nibble on. We know people can travel quite a distance to see us and we also know it’s always very welcome to get a brew when you arrive. Everybody is rather glad of the hospitality but so many people are surprised that it’s free and it’s been suggested that we should have a charity box so people can make a donation if they wish. Continue reading

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If You Have a Craft Business You Need This Book

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Well I must say I feel incredibly honoured to have my mitts on one of the early copies of this book Craft A Creative Business. If you love to sew and you’re not familiar with Fiona Pullen then you really should be! She is the brains behind The Sewing Directory a wonderfully content rich sewing related website. Continue reading

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A Toddler Duvet Cover

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I’m not alone that many of my sewing makes end up being dictated around my family and their needs and desires, well ok – mostly Baby Plush and the things she needs (I really should stop calling her Baby Plush as she’s almost three now, I’ll have to think of another descriptive, but anonymous name for her soon). All of a sudden she seemed to have outgrown her sleeping bag overnight and was was about to burst out of the bottom of it. Continue reading

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My Guide To Fleece Fabrics In Sewing World Magazine

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I can’t help but glow with pride each time I think about this. I’ve always fancied being a travel writer but I’ll settle for writing for my favourite sewing magazines instead! This month’s Sewing World magazine has a handy guide to fleece fabrics penned by moi. It’s available in WH Smith or you can purchase a copy on line from Traplet’s online shop. Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Textile Waste & Sewing Your Own

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Well it’s been a while since I penned anything for the blog, these past few months have been a whirlwind of activity here at Plush Towers. I can assure you I’ve been as busy as a busy thing and I’ve just not had time to sit down to write anything, but I’ve not been resting on my laurels. There are lots of things going on that I’m not quite ready to share with you yet but I hope today’s post will show you I’ve been beavering away in the background and not slacking off, oh no sirree. Continue reading

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I’m in this month’s Sewing World magazine and you can get a discounted subscription!

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I was more than a little excited to open the post  and discover a copy of this month’s Sewing World magazine, I *may* have let out a squeal of excitement and jumped around from foot to foot doing an enthusiastic a happy dance. It’s been a long time coming but I’m thrilled the day has finally arrived and my words are right there in black and white printed on something I can actually touch and flick through, accompanied by photos of some of my favourite plush makes.  Continue reading

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Our Summer Sale Has Started!

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Hello folks! It’s that crazy sale time of the year once more and we’re having a big clear out to make room for lots of new scrum my autumn and winter fabrics. There are reductions of up to 70%. You’ll find quilt cottons, dressmaking fabrics, plush, habdash and nappy making supplies in the sale. It ends on 20th August. Get in early to grab the bargains!

 

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Win a FQ Bundle of the New Kona Shades Worth £64!

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**This giveaway is no closed**

Huge congrats to the winner Helen Brand and thank you to everyone who entered!

We are so delighted to have all of the new Kona colours in stock even before Robert Kaufman have finished announcing them that we’re going to run a giveaway to celebrate their arrival! We’re offering the chance to win a fat quarter bundle containing 1 FQ of each of the new colours worth £64.

Here’s how you enter

1) Follow us on Twitter or Instagram 

2) Leave a comment here telling us where you are following us.

That’s it!

A winner will be selected at random from the blog comments on Sunday so you have until midnight Saturday 9th August to enter.

Good luck!

 

                           

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New Kona Shades Are In The House!

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It only seems like five minutes ago that Robert Kaufman released their last round of new Kona shades but looking back it was actually about a year ago (where does the time go?) and we’re delighted to announce that the new 32 new shades arrived yesterday and are all in stock taking the total Kona colour count to a whopping 303 colours. Robert Kaufman Kona is a wonderful quality quilt weight solid and the choice is fantastic so you’re bound to find the perfect shade for your project.

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Celebrate With Us! 10% Off until Sunday Plus…

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Wowers, I really can’t believe we’ve just passed 30,000 followers on Facebook. Pretty amazeballs,  I still find it quite astounding that we’ve picked up such a following along the way in such a short space of time. We certainly owe a lot to the power of modern social media so we always like to mark the occasion, and this one is no exception.

There will be 10% off everything in the shop until Sunday and there’s also a chance to win this mega craft hamper worth over £250! Every order placed until Sunday will be entered in to a draw to win this fantabulous prize. Full details and what is exactly in  he hamper can be found here.

Happy days!