Now I can show you the first block !

It uses wonderful Dutch Heritage fabrics.

You can sign-up now !

1st part shipping in January 2016.

Places are filling up fast

I am pleased to announce that I have been chosen as an official Quiltmania Mystery Quilt 2016 BOM kit provider in the UK.  

The quilt is designed by Petra Prins and is made from the Dutch Heritage collection of fabrics by Petra Prins and Nel Kooiman. the finished size is unknown as it is part of the mystery.

The Mystery Quilt 2016 includes three exclusive fabric designs which will ONLY be available as part of the kit from me as an official kit provider in the UK.

The Mystery Quilt BOM starts in January 2016.

The Kit will be provided in a total of 6 parts, supplied every two months.

You will need to purchase the Quiltmania Magazine to get the pattern and instructions to go alongside each part. I can provide the magazine with the kit.

Kits will be limited so if you want to sign-up click here to find out how to sign-up.


A Bountiful Life - NEW BOM Starting January 2016

Click on the picture to find out more

Purley-on-Thames Quilt Group - Open to all

New comers very welcome - beginners & experienced.

2nd & 4th Friday each month.

If you are a beginner we can help you get going. Come and join us ! 

2016 DATES NOW ADDED - click on picture below to find out

Next meeting  - Friday 12th FEBRUARY 2016

(starting at 10.00 until 3.00)




If you are interested in attending classes for patchwork and quilting please contact me - using the contact form on this site or email - I am collecting ideas for a schedule of classes I would like to set up during 2015. Let me know what you would like to include in the class and what level of expertise you want the class aimed at. Also let me know which days of the week are best for you.


My Own Designs

My Long-arm Quilting Services

I am based in Reading, Berkshire, UK and have been providing professional long-arm quilting services for over 9 years.  

I offer edge to edge quilting, custom quilting, basting (for hand quilters) and binding services.

For some customers I have been able to repair & revive an old, tired or vintage patchwork top or quilt. 

Take a look at 'My Quilting Services'  tab at the top of this page.

Lower shipping costs with 2nd class option for all UK mainland orders

Select 2nd class at checkout and save money !

Also FREE shipping to mainland UK addresses for orders 

£75 and over

Need help or want to order by phone?

If you need help to complete your order on-line, please call me on 0118 9424085 or email me.

You can also order by phone.

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Gardenvale fabric range by Jen Kingwell - selling out

Jen Kingwell's first fabrics range for Moda - GARDENVALE.  Click on the picture to have a look.


NEW Quiltmania Book Release

More Vintage inspired Quilts in Feather the Nest 2

After the international success of her first book, Brigitte Giblin, the Australian artist, offers us this second volume in which her quilts, inspired by past beauties, are revisited with a colour palette that is as fresh and vibrant as a bouquet of flowers.


Quick Curve Ruler

Great to make curved pieces

Quick Curve ruler

Hunter Star & Lemoyne Star Rulers

The Hunter Star Rulers back in stock! 

rapid fire hunter star ruler petite studio 180 designs     

Hunter Star Ruler   


Hiodden Treasures by Deb Tucker

rapid fire lemoyne star ruler studio 180 designs   

Lemoyne Star Ruler     

 See my other fun rulers - click here

They make sewing stars and curves easier than traditional methods. 





Apliquick - applique tools

Makes applique fast and easy !!  

I also stock the sewline glue pen with refill and violene. 



New BOM available- SIGN UP NOW !


LIMITED PLACES LEFT - Hurry if you want to join.

A new modern style block of the month.

It will run over 12 months.

If you are interested  CLICK ON THE PICTURE to get more details and download the sign-up form.

Alternatively contact me for more details: or phone: +44(0)118 9424085

New Patterns

Continuing the success of Beth Studley's project basket pattern, I am now offering her fun to make STORAGE PODS and PUMPKIN BASKET patterns.

NEW Bosal In-R-Form 

This is a new product from the USA. It is a single sided fusible foam stabiliser. This soft and formable foam is laminated to napped tricot which allows you to cut the product in any direction and is fusible on one side. 

Easy to stitch, great for bags, totes and other craft projects.

The size of this product is 58" x 18".

New Range Eliza's Indigo

Take a look at this new range from Moda Fabrics by Betsy Chutchian called Eliza's Indigo.

New Artisan Apron Multi-sized Pattern

After great success selling this pattern at the West Country Quilt Show in Bristol recently I am pleased to add this great multi-sized artisan apron pattern to my webstie. Take a look by clicking on the pictures.


More New Arrivals

Just arrived from Moda, a loverly range from Laundry Basket Quilts called Color Daze P{rints. Here tey are !



A stunning new rtange from Moda by Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilts called WINDERMERE has just arrived in store. It is a floral design. Take a look !


Great fun & popular patterns


Bring Me Flowers and My Small World are exciting new quilt pattern books by Jen Kingwell from Amitie Textiles, Australia. I have these patterns in stock now ! 

Gypsy WifeGreen Tea & Sweet Beans  and Circle Game also by Jen Kingwell



     gypsy Wife pattern Jen Kingwell       green tea and sweet beans pattern Jen Kingwell       


Cloverdale House by Di Ford - selling out !

New Barbados range - Andover Fabrics

I have a new range of fabrics in from The Modern Quilt Studio for Andover Fabrics called BARBADOS.

I also have an introductory offer for you - a bundle of 16 fat quarters for £45 (one of each in the range).

Take a look here! 

Jen Kingwell's new book

Jen Kingwell's first quilt book


Jen is the quilt designer from Australia's Amitie Textiles. Jen designed the  GREEN TEA & SWEET BEANS and GYPSY WIFE patterns which have been very popular.

so click on the picture to order now !



New Quiltmania Magazines & Books !

 SIMPLY VINTAGE spring 2015 in stock


New Quiltmania books now in stock. New York Beauty.

   Take a look inside---->  

Focus On Applique by Irene Blanck

Another new book from Quiltmania - Focus on Appliqe by Irene Blanck.

Irene is Australian, and she is absolutely passionate about appliqué. Whether it be reinterpretations of vintage motifs, entirely reimagined by means of a fresh fabric palette, or classic creations, this book contains 16 appliqué marvels at once elegant and radiant.

Take a look inside ---> 

Millefiori Quilts 2 By Willyne Hammerstein

After the international success of her first book, Willyne has continued to pursue her extraordinary exploration of fussy cutting and her meticulous work in intricate creations. The result is absolutely spectacular and the thousands of fans who have already succumbed to the famous Passacaglia will discover new challenges here!

Take a look inside ---->

I can provide english paper pieces to accompany this book. Contact me by email if you are interested.

Les Fantaisies quiltées et brodées

New Super Sidekick Ruler

See the latest ruler in the Jaybird Quilts family of rulers - the SUPER SIDEKICK ruler. It is the bigger version of the Sidekcik ruler. It cuts diamonds, triangles and half triangles in 8 different sizes from 1" to 8"  finished.

Glimmer is a new pattern designed for the Super Sidekik Ruler. 



Hex-N-More & Sidekick rulers by Jaybird Quilts

The Hex-N-More Ruler can make four different shapes in four different sizes - Hexagons, Half Hexagons, Triangles and Jewels. The Sidekick Ruler can make three different shapes in four different sizes - Diamonds, Triangles and Half Triangles.

hex n more ruler jaybird quilts                   sidekick ruler jaybird quilts

                        Hex-N-More Ruler                     Sidekick Ruler


Quiltmania Books

I stock a range of Quiltmania books

di ford primarily quilts