I’m taking part in Lucy and Laura’s Lost the Love/Fugly Fabric party and I have some things you might well be interested in!

First up, anyone want any teeeeny tiny 1/2″ honeycomb paper pieces? Never used as I wasn’t expecting such weeny things! I also have a fabric tube turner/ cord inserter thingy, somehow I ended up owning two… GONE!


Next up- Liberty. Yes actual Liberty Lifestyle Stile- 10 fat eighths, or 1 1/4 yards total. I won a bundle and I’ve used some, kept some and these are the ones I’m least enamoured with. To be honest I’m not a huge Liberty advocate but I know many people are. GONE!

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Lastly I have a big big piece of vintage sheeting. It’s got to be at least 2 or 3 yards.


I’m looking for swapsies for these and I’m very flexible. I don’t expect to receive equal amounts or the newest fabric for these, but please bear in mind that I’m in the UK before you make an offer. You can email or leave a comment but I will choose the offer I like the most rather than a first come first served kind of thing, I hope that’s alright. I am a quick decider though so if I like your offer a lot right away I’m likely to accept it. Here are a few things I’m looking for but feel free to be creative and offer other stuff…

  • Machine needles
  • Piping
  • Fat eighths/quarters/half yards of blue (not aqua I have tons), red or chocolate brown fabrics (not civil war types please, they’re for something in particular)
  • Anything Basic Grey
  • Old unloved charm packs/mini charms/anything that co-ordinates
  • Part used Moda scrap bags
  • Fish or grizzly bear themed fabric scraps
  • Templates

Also whilst we’re talking about clearing out, my friend Gina has a couple of sewing machines but she is looking to sell these. Collection from North West Leicestershire unless you arrange a courier. Not sure of the price she’s looking for exactly but if you want to make an offer I am happy to play mediator.

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This electric Singer has a beautiful stitch and is in perfect condition apart from the handle on the case has broken. The machine is fab and even comes with needles and bits and bobs in the lock up box!



And this hand cranked Singer is in a case too, and looks fantastic, however it needs a service as the timing is slightly out. I know hand cranked Singers are cool right now so this could be a good opportunity to get a gorgeous one. Get these machines before she car boots/eBays them!

I’ll be back soon with a quilting glove review and also a driving license holder tutorial!


  1. Hannah
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Shoot I would be greedy and ask for both the honeycomb pieces and liberty! Umm I have a fq of the kokka (i think) dancing bears you like in blue. And a fq of free spirit (I think) bears and trees. Any interest? Most my other bits packed away for the move.

    love the sewing machines if only lived closer!

  2. Hannah
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    And I meant one of those for the honeycomb pieces 🙂

  3. Posted August 26, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I’d love the Liberty fabric, but I don’t have any of the items on your list! I do have various bag sewing patterns or strap hardware though from my etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SewingPatternsbyMrsH

    If you do take pity on me I’d love you forever, and be your second best friend (don’t want your already best friend to be jealous). 🙂

  4. Posted August 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    I have a yard of Basic Grey Blush….blue with cute retro flowers, which I’d love to swap for the liberty. I’ll have a look for something for the tube turner thingy too!…I think I have a bit of brown spotty. I’m in the UK.

  5. Posted August 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Nice swapping! Thanks for linking up to the party. Oh those machines are beautiful!!

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