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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 08:27 #90240

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I tend to mostly buy from shows, that said, we have a local deptartment store company called 'Boyes' that, although not brilliant, does sometimes have some nice fabrics for piecing in - you just have to keep an eye on things. I have also bought some fabric from Hobbycraft (it was in the sale) although generally their range is limited & a bit on the pricey side to my mind. I did have a small quilting fabrics shop in the next village for about 5-6 years and after it closed, the lady who ran it gave me all the left over stock that she hadn't managed to sell & didn't want to keep - woo-hoo! 8) about 65 yards! :D :D I am definitely sorted for quantity. :wink:

Have you checked Worcester or Shrewsbury - I think there might be shops there. You could also buy one of the patchworking magazines to browse through the ads for finding shops.

Rosemary,
I will check Worcester and Shrewsbury! I hadn't realised Hobbycraft carried quiltin cotton. There is one here in Cardiff so will try them. I need orange fabrics for some appliqué which is what started me on this quest to find shops.
Wow, 65 yards! Did you have ot buy a shed to keep it in? I find it really hard to find space to store my fabrics after I have moved. Reducing the square footage to half is good exercise for your creativity :D
Buying a patchwork magazine - why didn't I think of that? Thank you!
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 08:02 #90238

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I tend to mostly buy from shows, that said, we have a local deptartment store company called 'Boyes' that, although not brilliant, does sometimes have some nice fabrics for piecing in - you just have to keep an eye on things. I have also bought some fabric from Hobbycraft (it was in the sale) although generally their range is limited & a bit on the pricey side to my mind. I did have a small quilting fabrics shop in the next village for about 5-6 years and after it closed, the lady who ran it gave me all the left over stock that she hadn't managed to sell & didn't want to keep - woo-hoo! 8) about 65 yards! :D :D I am definitely sorted for quantity. :wink:

Have you checked Worcester or Shrewsbury - I think there might be shops there. You could also buy one of the patchworking magazines to browse through the ads for finding shops.


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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 15 Oct 2012 01:56 #90230

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There is one near me but I rarely buy from it, it tends to be at shows and shops I visit on holiday. I get supplies but not fabric off the internet. Like you I need to feel them. I don't often buy for specific projects just keep gathering it :D

I hope now we are retired that I get the chance to visit shops when we go on trips (I'm sure I can find interesting sites near shops I want to visit :P ).
I know all about gathering - bad idea to have to pack everything up prior to a move - shocking discoveries - I have enough dressmaking fabric to keep me dressed for the rest of my life and quite a lot of quilting cotton :oops: Don't know where that came from because I try to only buy for a specific project. Mind you, it did surprise me that I found very little I wouldn't use today; a few fat quarters that was leftovers from a pack where I had used all the rest but nothing much.
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 14 Oct 2012 17:25 #90214

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There is one near me but I rarely buy from it, it tends to be at shows and shops I visit on holiday. I get supplies but not fabric off the internet. Like you I need to feel them. I don't often buy for specific projects just keep gathering it :D

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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 14 Oct 2012 16:23 #90212

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Busy Bees at Newport won't be so far from you, its a smashing little shop. http://www.busybeespatchwork.com/
Thanks, Wendy. I have been there a couple of times already and even did a class there last month. The shop is very geared towards their classes which is handy and it is in a lovely setting with great possibilities for walking and for having a cup of tea! Not to be sniffed at :D Fabric browsing is thirsty business.
Do you have a shop near you or do you buy off the internet?
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 14 Oct 2012 16:18 #90211

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Marianne, if you google quilt shops in Wales there are quite a few that come up. Penella Patchwork is in Port Talbot, Cross Patch, Carmarthenshire, North Wales (I think). That's just the first two I came upon. Good luck with the hunt. :D

Thank you, Rita, Penella Patchwork is sadly internet sales only but I found one shop in Llanelli in Camarthenshire by duckducking Cross Patch. Camarthenshire is not too far away so that would make a good one-day outing and we would get to see an area we have never explored before.
Thanks again.
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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 14 Oct 2012 15:13 #90203

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Busy Bees at Newport won't be so far from you, its a smashing little shop. http://www.busybeespatchwork.com/

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Re: Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 14 Oct 2012 13:53 #90193

Marianne, if you google quilt shops in Wales there are quite a few that come up. Penella Patchwork is in Port Talbot, Cross Patch, Carmarthenshire, North Wales (I think). That's just the first two I came upon. Good luck with the hunt. :D
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Patchwork/quilting shops in Wales 14 Oct 2012 13:46 #90191

I have recently moved to Cardiff from abroad and I am looking for shops that sells fabric, notions, potions and lotions for my increasing addiction to piecing and quilting. So far I have only found one and because I am touchy-feely sort of girl I am not keen on buying fabric online (have had some sad experiences with that during my time abroad).
Anybody know of any shops in Wales or the border country?
TIA
Marianne
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