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All stock now available online!

Just to let you all know, we now have ALL our stock available online, both at our Folksy shop and at our own website shop!  That includes our two newest ranges from Riley Blake: Indie Chic, featuring simple patterns in a restrained colour palette of mustards and teals, and the delightfully bohemian Serenata, strewn with exotic blooms and peacocks.


These items are full price at £3 per fat quarter or £12 per metre, but remember we also have Out to Sea, Madrona Road and now Willow and Dress Up Days on sale at £2.50 per fat quarter or £10 per metre – bargain!


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Is it really the end of July already?  And we haven’t updated this blog in over a month?!

BAD BLOGGERS.  BAD, BAD US.  Sorry chaps.

Of course, it’s not because we haven’t been doing anything, although I must say that recent spate of lovely hot weather blindsided me somewhat.  Amongst other things, I have been making a few quilts myself, one of which is currently in the window of our local toyshop in Marsden, The Magic Box.

You can see a photo here, where it’s waiting to keep a lovely fluffy teddybear’s knees warm, in case the sun goes behind a cloud…  hee hee!Image

It uses our “Out to Sea” range which is still on sale at our online shop, if you fancy making your own.

We’re also planning another pop-up shop in August, at the Marsden Mechanics Hall as usual.  If you want to keep up to date with our shops, we always announce them here on the blog, and on our Twitter feed, and on our Facebook page, and by email to everyone on our mailing list. (which you can join by dropping us a line at info@materialgoodsonline.co.uk )

Not so much “belt and braces” as “belt, braces, several bits of string and some staples”, but we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out!  See you next time,


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new dress…..

As you’ll remember, I love this pattern by Emma Garry,


My beautiful flame haired niece just had a birthday and we had just the perfect fabric, a beautiful dusty pink with flame haired mermaids from the Out to Sea range by Michael Miller Fabrics.

Well it seems it made it safely half way round the world and look what a beautiful girl and dress we have now….


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(Isn’t it pretty?  This fabric is from the Out to Sea range by Sarah Jane, for Michael Miller, and it’s called “My Favourite Ship“.  We also have it in navy and pink.)

SO!  The shop is stuffed full of fat quarters, clothes plasters and other goodies, and it’s time for us to start chopping up fabrics for charm packs.  A “charm pack” is a stack of pre-cut 5-inch squares.  Very handy for whipping up a quilt in a hurry!

But there is a downside to cutting out 5-inch squares on a fabric like this…



I think if I bought a charm pack with that square in, I’d be a little peeved.  And that would never do.  After all, Lucy & I only want to sell things we’d be happy to buy.

So instead, we’re going to take advantage of the fact that our charm packs are assembled by us, by hand – and there’s been some “fussy cutting” going on…


And these are the squares which will actually be used in the charm packs.  MUCH better, I think!  It’s all a learning process, it really is…


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