Spring Time

Hello Everyone,

It’s been an incredible time.  Since Christmas I haven’t stopped, with SO many amazing workshop and courses to organise and prepare for.

After all the feed back, I’m listening.

Firstly all classes after Easter will have a light lunch and cake included, catered by the fabulous Juliets Cafe.  The day with us really will be a treat from start to finish.

Many of you have asked for a quilt making course so, Carolyn Forster our incredible local quilting teacher is teaching a complete quilt course, taking you through every step, rotary cutting your fabrics, machine piecing together, quilt design, building the quilt layers, quilting and binding to finish.  Everything you need to know, 5 full days, 30 hours in total!  Starting in October this course takes you up to early December so lots of time to finish by Christmas.

Also full day workshops to learn or refresh “hand quilting” and “machine quilting”, step by step tuition to guarantee you are quilting like a pro. With Carolyn Forster.  So many of you have asked for these, small groups so lots of teacher one on one time.

For those who quilt already we are offering the Herringbone quilt, with Carolyn Forster. A beautiful quilt embroidered on all the seams.  Simply gorgeous. Main picture shown.

Melissa Walters is teaching a beginners dressmaking workshop.  Using a Merchant & Mills CamberSet pattern, this is a great introduction to dressmaking.  We stock the pattern and linens from Merchant & Mills.  The sample is beautiful and just happens to be in my size – thanks Melissa!

Australia is coming to town too.  Judy Newman, Susan Smith and Margaret Mew are all teaching this summer.  A real privilege for us.  Travelling over for Festival Of Quilts (a must for anyone interested in Quilting 1-4 August in Birmingham NEC) they are teaching brand new patterns coming out this year with Quiltmania. It’s been surreal and I can’t wait to sit and sew with them all.  Patterns, books and templates are in the shop and much more on its way.  Emma Mary Designs are due in soon too.  Her colourful work is very exciting, more will be shared later.

For those who don’t do Instagram it really is an amazing source for looking at people’s projects and it’s been fascinating for the business.  I highly recommend it.

The courtyard is being planted, so on those glorious days the patio will be open.  A great  spot to relax in.

All suggestions and ideas welcome, this is your little patchwork shop, and we love having a chat and being a social hub for everybody.

Jenny is running Saturday Sewcials from 1-3pm £20 each on various days and the first Thursday of every month a free evening of sewing 6-8pm – sign up in the shop to grab a spot!  April 4th is the next date.

Of course there are any more classes, take a look on the website to see Tracy’s Reverse Applique, Helen’s Japanese Boro and Ambers EPP.

Happy stitching and good health to you,

Jenny, Citty and Janette X

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

Last chance to buy crafty gifts or last minute needs for Christmas projects! We will be open until 7pm this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and
from the 22nd to the 5th we will be closed for holidays.
We’ve had a great four months and couldn’t be happier with how well we’ve been recieved.

Many plans for the New Year:

Carolyn Forster free demo’s from her Block of The Month (from Todays Quilter Magazine) continues on the 10th January.

Block of The Month begins on the 11th January, kindly designed by Mary O’Riordan.

Stitch Therapy 365 panels from’Hugs and Kisses’ will be in store! What a wonderful project.

‘Sewcials’ will be officially running Saturdays from 1-3pm, with Jenny. (subject to workshops)

Wishing you love and joy to you and yours,

Love Jenny, Jan, Catriona, Madeline and Eliza

Liberty Rainbow

You may have seen me in the shop working on this little poppet- a display to show off our beautiful Liberty charm packs. The Liberty tana lawn was a dream to work within I just love these prints.  I used two 5″ charm packets make this crib sized quilt and two metres of white cotton. I hand stitched using Gütterman quilting thread in matching colours.

Flying Geese is one of the oldest and simplest patterns. Each charm pack gave me two rows, so you could make larger using more charm packs. I also used 2 1/2 inch sashing, top and bottom with same fabric for binding. Keeping it fresh.

Welcome to Pincushion Pantiles Ltd.

A fabric and quilting shop opening in Tunbridge Wells this summer.

My team and I have been working hard to prepare for the opening of the shop and so far everything is falling into place.

Make sure to keep the 11th August 2018 clear so that you will be able to pop in and see us on our opening weekend.

Also, excitingly our online shop will go live on the 10th August 2018.

Please remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Feel free to contact me on info@pincushionpantiles.co.uk for any early enquiries.