Mar 28

Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Exhibition

Eastwood Patchwork Quilters will be at Hobbysew Top Ryde on Wednesday 3 April selling raffle tickets and advertising their upcoming Exhibition 3-5th May at Brush Farm House, Lawson St, Eastwood.

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Mar 28

Fun for all at Hobbysew Top Ryde City’s 2nd Birthday

Posted in Events, Top Ryde City

Come and celebrate with us Wednesday 3rd April with one-day-only Birthday Specials, lucky door prizes, and a gift for everyone who shops at Top Ryde on the 3rd April. Demonstrations from Brother, Husqvarna, and Janome & a Techy from Bernina will answer your questions and demonstrate techniques.  Book your place for the “Sew & Go” projects between 10am & 2pm -(02) 9877 5067.

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Mar 28

GUMNUT FABRIC

Posted in New Products, Quilts

Contemporary Australian fabric design “Flowering Gum” of small birds and gum tree blossoms in two colourways: red/brown on beige background and red/beige on chocolate background. These daintily designed fabrics with high contrast colours tend to give a soft, country look to quilts in keeping with an Australiana theme.

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Mar 28

SEW EASY QUILT TAGS

Posted in New Products, Quilts

Cheerful and fun!  No quilt should ever leave the hands of its loving creator without the addition of a quilt tag.  Sew Easy has a new range of quilt tags in lots of different styles and motifs to suit all types of quilts.  Each tag has space to write or embroider a personalised name before being attached to a finished quilt.  They can also be used to commemorate other craft projects you have made.

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Mar 28

KOALA YARN

Posted in Make It!, New Products

Nothing cosier than curling up with a cup of tea and a new winter project. Koala wool is 100% acrylic, in bright non-run colours, means no shrinking when washed.  Get those needles ready for winter knitting.  Wool and knitting needles are being stocked now at all Hobbysew stores.

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Mar 27

‘Dear Jane’ @Hobbysew Kings Park

This is your chance to have a go at this most famous of all quilts which hangs in the Bennington Museum, VT.  You’ll need to buy the book, which is available in store, and Julie holds ongoing classes on all the different techniques used in each block.  Jane A Stickle originally made it in fabrics from the Civil War era but why try it out using your own contemporary colour and pattern choices.  Just phone Kings Park on 9621 4000 to join the class.

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Mar 27

SUDOKU QUILT – sound intriguing?

A Sudoku puzzle is a grid made up of 9 rows and 9 columns.  The grid is divided into groups of nine boxes, giving a total of 9 blocks.  Each block must have the same 9 numbers but the catch is that no row, column or block can have the same number repeated.  If you like a puzzle, why not sign up for Rose Frezza’s class at Hobbysew Figtree to make your very own Sudoku quilt.  Lots of fun to make and puzzle over afterwards. Phone Hobbysew Figtree on 4229 8188 for more details of this class.

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Mar 12

Very Clever Hobbysewer!

Nothing is wasted.  One of our Hobbysew Top Ryde customers who attended the Stanwell Tops Retreat collected the practice pieces from Brenda’s class and organised them into this fun quilt top.  These scraps were otherwise destined for the bin but how good do they look now!!

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Mar 4

Getting ready for Christmas …

Posted in Belconnen

Here’s a sneak peak of a new sample in the making at Hobbysew Belconnen.

Using the bright and fun selection of Nancy Halvorsen’s ‘Christmas Favourites’ range of fabric and the book of the same name, this gorgeous quilt has been fun to put together.  The shapes are large and easy to trace and the result is quick and colourful.  Each block can be used as a project on it’s own or get started on the whole quilt and have it ready to hang for Christmas.

Wait until you see it finished!

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Mar 4

‘Autumn in Our Town’ Quilt Challenge – Win a $200 in-store voucher

Posted in Belconnen

The Mad March Mini Quilt Competition is up and running at Hobbysew stores.  The theme for Hobbysew Belconnen is ‘Autumn in Our Town‘.

Below are the selection of gorgeous autumn colours we have selected for our challenge pack.  Each entrant must use at least some of each of the items provided in the pack to produce a small quilt up to the maximum size of 20″ square.  Entry fee is $16.50 and entries must be returned by 30 April.  Phone the store of 62530011 for more information.

Challenge Pack at Hobbysew Belconnen

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