If you follow me on Instagram you’l know that I recently made this puzzle quilt from super soft plush fabric. The moment I saw Polly’s quilt shared by Shannon Fabrics I swooned and instantly fell in love. It’s a rainbow! It’s a jigsaw! It’s super soft and fluffy! These are all things that appeal greatly to Mrs Plush and I just had to give it a try.
Thank you for so many wonderful entries to win the Louisa Dress and fabric competition we had great fun looking through your fabric choices and imagining them all made up.
I’ve just drawn the winners and am delighted to announce that the following people have won
- Leonie Ludgate
- Rachel Lytzen
- Andrea Davis
You have mail! I look forward to hearing from you.
And if you weren’t lucky enough to win this time don’t forget the fabulous Compagnie M patterns are available here
The Flurry range from Dashwood Studios has become a firm stock staple for many of you and what’s not to like? It’s a fun, contemporary supporting print in some gorgeous colours. We’ve been asked to colour match Dashwood Studios Flurry with Kona a few times now so we’ve linked the two collections on the website as “Related Products” but I thought I’d list them here for anyone to stumble upon.
Boy, am I happy I stumbled upon Compagnie M. patterns a couple of months ago. I was looking for a new dress pattern for Littlest Plush and I wanted something funky, with some cute details and preferably with pockets as she does love a spot of treasure collection throughout the day (too cute). I was SO happy when I discovered Compagnie M’s patterns and instantly fell in love with the Louisa Dress, I mean – look at the pretty piping! And the pockets! I was smitten, a new girl crush was born and I immediately snapped up a PDF pattern of the Louisa dress (and a few more besides. Marte’s, the brains behind Compagnie M, has drafted some very amazing contemporary patterns.)
Out with the old and in with the new! We’re clearing some old lines in preparation for the new season. Find designer cotton prints from brands including Alexander Henry, Camelot Fabric and Blend and plush fabrics from Shannon with 20% off. If you are on the look out for a bargain be quick before they all go!
Our lovely Michael Miller rep came to see me yesterday armed with a suitcase full of pretties. Here are some of the highlights due over the next few months for your drooling pleasure!
Christmas! I thought I’d chosen all of my Christmas fabric already but I couldn’t resist some of the Michael Miller pretties that are due around May. “All The Trimmings” has some cute owls, funky Christmas lights and trees.
Well this past week has been a bit of a whirlwind of highs and lows at Plush Towers. The low is that our heating in the warehouse has broken and it’s been close to arctic. We’re still in hats, gloves and scarves and hoping that Mr British Gas is true to his word and gets us warmed up again TODAY (cross your fingers, or send us a blanket?) but I must say that icicles aside I’ve been riding high on the news that we came away with a few gongs from the 2014 British Sewing Awards.
We have been rolling out a series of improvements to the website over the past couple of months and I just wanted to let you know about one in particular because I think it’s rather splendid. We’ve added a “Zoom” option to all the website photos when you’re looking at a category or search results page. So what? You might think, well it means you can enlarge any fabric to see it up close and check out more detail without having to click in and out of the product itself. This will save you lots of clicks as you’re browsing plus if you like what you see you can pop it in your basket from that very same window – result! This then leaves you within your search results to carry on shopping.
The other enhancement that you might find handy is that we’ve now added “width” as a filter on the left hand side so if you’re looking for a wider fabric they are now much easier to find.
We have lots more enhancements planned for this year but if you have anything you would like to see, do let us know as we’re always keen to hear how we can make the site a better place to hang out.
I think Ann Kelle’s Monkeys Royal was one of the very first quilt cotton fabrics we stocked, and we still carry it today. “Urban Zoologie” has been a hugely popular collection for us and it’s back, this time a bit smaller, and in my opinion even cuter! The colour palettes have been reworked and I have to say that I’m totally in love with the pink colourway which is contrasted with a soft grey and has a hint of mint (rhyme intended). There are more animals too choose from and some old favourites too. There’s a selection of multicoloured cuties including adorable foxes, chicks, monkeys and owls.
Do you have a favourite? I think I’m a little bit in love with the pink elephants.
Every time we pass another milestone it amazes me and it’s certainly time for a celebration as we have reached 40,000 followers on Facebook. To say a huge thank you to all of our loyal customers for your continued support and for getting us this far, we’re offering 10% off everything (except gift vouchers) until Wednesday 21st January PLUS every order made during this period will be entered into a draw to win over £250 of sewing loot!
Use the code FB40K at checkout to redeem your discount. (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other code)
For full details check out the competition page.
Thanks again for all of your support and good luck!