My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Monday, June 17, 2013

I like opening the mailbox...

I've been spending a little bit of time lately looking around and NZ fabric stores that sell on-line.  It started when I was looking for good quality solid fabrics and since I live in the boonies on-line is good for me when I can't get to my local quilt store (local means an hours drive).

Today I got a little parcel in the mailbox and thought I'd share the yumminess.

This is from Stitchbird
I'm impressed by anyone who spends the time to wrap nicely and includes some yummy little scraps/swatches!

They have lots of modern prints with some yummy linen as well as cotton.  They have a fairly small range of solids - Moda and Kona and some solid Essex linen - but enough to get a range.  If your order is over $50 they ship free in NZ.  So I had to include an extra fat quarter at $7 just to make up the $2 to get free shipping.....there's logic in there somewhere!

Sorry about the night time photos, but it gets dark early now, and the colours aren't too far off.

So now my collection of solids is nicely rounded out, all ready for my class at Taupo Symposium, only four weeks to go!


  1. Fancy that... they send it right to your mail box... like I've never had any fabric arrive in my mail box (well, OK, some arrived today, but I'm sure that's the first). This is my story and I'm sticking to it, and I'll blame symposium too!

  2. I did an entry for the red square thing :) Its a bit of a trial run for a larger thing commenting on man in the landscape.

    Fabric? What fabric??? Oh you mean THAT fabric :) A friend gave it to me .... and I'm sticking to that!


  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. Nice to get new and modern fabrics. It is much more inspiring than using up old ones, isn't it?


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