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  1. Wether you are Bah Humbug, or being jolly,  you can not deny it, Christmas is coming again this year! 

    With our 2015 Christmas fabric beginning to come through, it is the perfect time to start getting ready for the season to be jolly! 


    We know how much you guys loved the Scandi trend last year... so are you ready for Makowers Scandi 2 collection? Complete with reindeer, mistletoe and snow flakes, you couldn't dream of a more stylish Christmas. We even have the solid colours to go with it! Are those Christmas fingers itching to get stitching yet?


    Maybe you love the traditional side of Christmas, and are all about the reds and greens. Then we have the panel and fabric for you, all complete with a hint of gold you will be ready for Christmas past, present and future!



    How about a quirky Christmas? These panels are beautiful and work well together or singly! Sasha has already started a quilt with them so keep your eyes peeled for work in progress on our Staff Projects page!


    We are in love with these new prints! From Scottie dogs driving cars loaded with gifts, to a Christmas village to bold reindeer's and robins we have something to suit everyone! 


    If you are looking for something to ease your way into Christmas, and start chipping away at that mammoth Christmas crafting list then why not pick up a panel! We have advent calendars, stockings and even ready to quilt panels, but you'l have to pop in to see those in there full glory! Now that has to be a great excuse to pop in and get a few presents sorted!

    If you are still in the bah humbug zone, we have ribbons and buttons to tempt you into dipping your toe into Christmas! We even have a Pinterest board that sings Christmas in July!

    Happy Festive Stitching Everyone!

  2. We always love to keep bang on trend with everything crafty! We know for most people you can't beat a flamingo, but how about joining the Geometric trend!


    These fabrics are all great to get you into the Geometric trend! With Ghanaian fabric helping you give your home and craft a worldly feel it is hard to resist them! Wether you are a bold contrast-er or a pale subtle geometric-er we have something for you!


    Pop a button on it to add a subtle touch of the trend to your crafting!


    If you like the shapes of the trend, but not so much the patterns then give paper piecing a go! You can use any fabric and it is a great way of using up scraps!


    If you are looking for more of a quilting adventure then why not try some of our templates! Get geometric with it! 

    Looking for more inspiration? Pop over to our Pinterest board and feel geo-tastic!

    We love to see what you are up to so keep those photos coming in, via either email,, tag us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, Pinterest or use #exetersewing and share your glory!

  3. With Wimbledon kicking off today we are all indugling in some strawberries and cream! In the food and fabric variety! 


    These polycottons are light and perfect for a sweet little top! Why not line your picnic basket with some and make sure those strawberries look as mouth watering as possible!


    If you prefer eating your strawberries, rather than wearing them, but still want to be in the Wimbeldon spirit then why not go for one of our funky red and white prints! We are thinking a full tea dress, or circle skirt! Just be careful that people aren't admiring you, rather than watching the Tennis!


    And we even have all of the Haberdashery bits you could possibly need to complete your crafting! Fancy a glass of bubbly, but worry it's a bit too early (we always have that problem, but Janet is great at insisting that it's always wine o'clock!) then why not cross stitch one! The mouse loft kit is great to stash in your bag and comes with a card to mount it on! Perfect for sending celebrations to everyone!

    If you are in love with it all (join the club) but can't get in to the shop (we know, shocker right?) then just give us a ring and we will happily send it out to you (panic over!) 

    Don't forget, if you are out enjoying all the great sunshine and atmosphere, then send in your pictures and make the rest of us jealous! Or if you are pretending you are there with strawberries and pimms (like us) then send us a picture too! We love to see what you have been up too and what you are crafting so show off to us and the world by emailing us at tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest or use #exetersewing

    Happy tennising everyone!