Saturday, January 17, 2015

New Year..New Fabric

I was tidying up the workshop,  well really eating biscuits and looking at my fabric and decided I MUST have some more fabric. So for me that means

1. I go for walk down the road and stop at Hanleys Mills and root through the remnants section
2. A trip to IKEA
3. A drive to Maeve and all her staff at The Limerick Quilt Centre.

It was quilting fabric I wanted so Limerick it was.
The Limerick Quilt Centre is located in Maeve's back garden but that doesn't stop people finding her. In fact she often has buses of quilters visit her for fabric and the day I arrived the road outside was full of cars and I was thrilled to discover that she had a sale on (until 19th January).

Lots of colours and fat quarter bundles

There is a vast selection of fabric to choose from and it is sorted by colour and also by collection.  If you are a fan of Moda fabrics then this is the place to go. I was particularly attracted by Kaffe Fasset's collection and will get some next time to make a simple circle skirt as featured online by Sew Magazine.

Kaffe Fasset collection

Beginner (or lazy like me) quilters will find lots of pre-cuts such as charm packs, layer cakes and jelly rolls. They also have fat quarters bundled by collection with feature fabrics and blenders.

I came away with two batik charm packs, 2 yards of something wonderfully spotty, a bright orange blender and 2 big spools of random dyed quilting thread.

Maeve runs classes for all levels of quilter and has very popular visiting specialist classes. The centre is also a great place to go for notions and quilting equipment, patchwork advice and a cup of tea and chat.

You can find The Limerick Quilt Centre at Winander Road, Limerick City (beside Musgraves)

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