Eenie, Meany, Miney, Mo

  • Which needle should l use?
    We stock a range of Jeana Kimball needles,her description will tell you which one you should be using.

How to measure Ric Rac.....

  • The question on everyone's lips.....
    I love ric rac and sell it in all colours and sizes, my fav would have to be the linen ric rac. Have never known how you measure the width of the different ric racs until now.

Fabri Solvy

  • Fabri Solvy.....General Information page 1
    Great to use when doing embroidery, simply run through your printer, press onto your background fabric and start stitching. Then simply remove by submerging in warm water, agitate for 2 - 3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Take a Pre Cut......

  • Layer Cake Quilt......
    There is so much you can do with Pre Cuts.

Stitching Onto Felt

Tips for using the Frixion pen

  • Frixion Pens
    We have found these great for tracing stitcheries and marking out quilting patterns.

Simplicity Bias Maker

  • Simplicity Bias Maker
    See how easy it is to make metres of bias in no time. If you decide you need one visit , look in the haberdashery section.

Tips and Techniques

  • Some tips from Viv
    Here's an info sheet from Viv sharing a little about Raw Edge Machine Appliqué, tracing, binding, using a hoop and a little about threads. Hope you find it helpful.

Binding Tool Tutorial

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September 03, 2011


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Congratulations, Karen. I hope you are really happy with your big move and that everything runs smoothly. Oh, and that you and Ray enjoy sharing the cooking!

Lorraine Clarke

Wishing you the bestest of wishes on the opening of your new digs...

Sue Ward

Best Wishes and Good Luck on the first day!

Kerry Red Hat

Hi Karen I loved the new shop. Well done it was great to be the first customer of hundreds who will flock to Mrs Martin's. Congratulations on a great set up.


It is lovely Karen...great decision! So happy to celebrate the first night at the new "Mrs Martins" with a glass of bubbles with you and the Monday night sewing group!Best Wishes..Lee..PS.Go Saints!!

Anna Martin

Hi Karen,
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas. Have a Happy, healthy, fun filled festive season.
Creative hugs,

Kevin Kennedy

Hi Karen Ray and Boys have a merry xmas and a happy new year
Best wishes kevin

Simone Trombetta

Hi Karen - thank you so much for making Lorraine & I feel so welcome today. Your new place has a lovely feel to it and it was great to finally get down there to see you.again. Cheers Simone

Jenny Stone

Hi Karen just wondering if the pattern l ordered is in yet, it was great to catch up with you, see you again soon


Thanks Karen for your efforts. They are greatly appreciated. You certainly look after your customers by going that extra mile. Thank you so much. It is such a pleasure dealing with you.



It was great to see you today at the Stitching Soirée. Lorraine and I had a wonderful day. An enjoyable day had by all. A job well done to all those who played a part in organizing a great day. Looking forward to the next one.


Goody goody gum drops. Can't wait till it arrives. Getting excited.

Samantha Ronalds

Thank you for opening up for me on my impromptu visit last Saturday afternoon! I am so excited to be contemplating my first project in 2 yrs or more and have to have rediscovered my patchwork passion. My friend Sylvia is also interested in doing one of the Protege classes so we may both come along to a Sat class as I could do with a refresher. It was lovely to catch up with you Karen and amazing that you remembered me! So glad Tom arrived safely in London and that he left his room neat - there you go ! Look forward to seeing you soon. Please let me know when you have two places for the next Protege class. Love your website too!
Kind Regards, Samantha :)


Well Karen what can I say. What a great turn out. Your enthusiasm is contagious. You just brighten up the world. Wish more people were like you. Had a great morning and the quilts on display very diverse. It's great to see the local community get behind such a worthy cause. Well done, well done !

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