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Friday, December 12th, 2014

To celebrate winning the Bright Christmas Window Display competition, we are extending the specials we offered at late night trading last night “just because we can”!!
So the specials apply from December 11 - December 14, 2014, while stock lasts. See the posters below for details and the list of patterns on sale.


If you can’t make it to Bright this weekend, then phone me on
03 5755 5118 and we can process your order over the phone.

Late Night Trading Specials

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

It’s late night trading night in the Bright CBD TONIGHT and we are open until 8pm. It is your chance to view all the entrants in the Christmas window display competition before the winner is announced at 7pm. Santa will also be making an appearance. The kids can stay occupied by free rides on a segway, horse & cart, motorbike trike and limousine. Lots of cafes and food stalls for when you get hungry and of course lots of shopping!

Our specials for today only are:

20% off all Batik fabric - minimum cut 30cm
25% off selected patterns including Christmas patterns & Quiltworx patterns
Selected patterns 2 for $20
Take what’s left on the bolt and get 50% off sale fabric
Christmas fabric from $14 per mt - minimum cut 50cm

Our 2014 christmas window

You will also be the first to see and purchase new patterns from Hugs n Kisses, Claire Turpin Designs, Melly & Me and preview our new block of the month programs for 2015.

On the road again

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

It’s craft show time again and we will be attending some of the Craft Alive shows in the coming months.
This week we are off to Bendigo. Craft Alive, incorporating Stitches, Pages and Treats means heaps of exhibitors dedicated to providing quality products and education for their customers.
Our stand will be located in the Stitch section of the hall. The stand will have heaps of gorgeous fabric, patterns, kits and notions available to purchase and I will also be conducting product demonstrations daily and teaching a ‘Make and Take’ class daily at 1pm. We will be making the cute pillow called Sweet Tweet pictured below. The class is $25 and you will get the fabric panel for two bird pillows featuring 3D wings and buttons eyes. You can prebook your class at
I look forward to seeing you there.

Stitching at the Maze

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Stitching at the Maze
Saturday 26th April 2014
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Spend the day stitching at the Wandiligong Maze with
Helen Stubbings from Hugs’n Kisses
 Rosalie Quinlan from Rosalie Quinlan Designs
 and Angela Bradbury from Sew Bright Alpine Quilting
The day includes
brand new projects designed by Helen and Rosalie
tuition with our dynamic tutors
a gift bag with yummy treats
coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea
shopping at Sew Bright Alpine Quilting
product demonstrations
show & tell
$130 per person
Bookings essential
for information and bookings please call
Angela on 03 5755 5118
download the registration form and booking information
or email
This event is be held at the Wandiligong Maze,
located 6kms from Bright and is hosted by
Sew Bright Alpine Quilting
2/4 Ireland St, Bright, VIC 3741

New Sample - Reversible Sunday Sling

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Over the past few days, I have been working on a sample of the Reversible Sunday Sling Bag pattern by Amy Butler. I have made it in Painted Summer fabric from In the Beginning Fabrics. I used a lemon background Hydrangea print on the outside and lined it with the orange daisy print. I think I am going through an orange phase at the moment.


The cutting out of all the pieces is pretty straightforward, although you do need to make sure you are folding the pattern on the correct line as some of the pieces are used more than once by folding on certain design lines.(Yes, I cut one wrong) Once you have cut out the fabric, you need to use these pieces to cut out each one in iron on interfacing and a couple in iron on pellon.

It takes a while to iron the interfacing and pellon onto all of the pieces, however, the final result is certainly worth it. The interfacing and pellon enhance the handle of the fabric and the bag is firm without being too stiff. It sits nicely against the body when carrying it rather that sticking out on your shoulder.

As with all of Amy’s pattern, this one is easy to follow with step by step instructions and illustrations. I especially love the inside with all its pockets. The piecing is not difficult, just a little awkward at times on some of the curved seams. That’s when having ‘needle down’ and a knee lifter on your sewing machine are very helpful. Thanks Bernina! 


A fabric kit to make one in the same fabrics is available for $63.40. Iron on Vilene Interfacing is $2.20 per metre and Iron on Pellon is $11.95. The Reversible Sunday Sling pattern by Amy Butler is $19.95