Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Quilter's Paradise

For everyone out there who loves quilting, we've found a great site with tons of free patterns and ideas, and some really great Christmas quilting projects.
With all this inspiration, isn't it great to know that you can find all your quilting requirements in one super place? Get everything you need from Fabric & Textile Warehouse, or call us on 0861 FAB TEX (322 839) and speak to one of our helpful assistants about delivery options. And don't forget about our loyalty card program, that entitles you to an extra discount on our wholesale prices!



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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Dress for success

Fabric & Textile Warehouse has a wide range of top-quality dress fabrics in stock now. We also supply all your patterns, notions and accessories.

Contact us today on 0861 FAB TEX (322 839) or email us at fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com, and one of our highly-trained and knowledgeable assistants will be able to provide you with any information you require.



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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Sweet slumber

Fabric & Textile Warehouse has 100% cotton sheeting in stock now.

Find us at one of our stores in Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg, Durban or Richards Bay, call us on 0861 FAB TEX (322 839), or email us at fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com for more information, prices and advice.



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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Have a notion?

Fabric & Textile Warehouse stocks a complete range of haberdashery: from buttons to ribbons to needles and thread, we have everything you need.

Contact us on 0861 322 839 (FAB TEX) or send an email to fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com to find any notions you may need.



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Monday, 12 December 2011

Stuart Graham Fabrics

Stuart Graham Fabrics, and the subsidiary Prestigious Textiles, boasts a wide range of internationally sourced and locally produced furnishing collections for soft furnishing, decorative accessories, and upholstery usage. Their innovative designs mean that they can provide the customer with a wide variety of fabrics. From contemporary prints to nursery appliqu├ęs, the Stuart Graham portfolio has something for everyone.
 
Stuart Graham Textiles are available from your nearest Fabric & Textile Warehouse at wholesale prices. Contact us today for anything you need, from curtaining to upholstery. Our friendly and well-informed assistants will be able to meet your every need, and if we don’t have it in stock right now, we will order in anything that you are looking for. Give us a call on 0861 322 839 (FAB TEX) or email us on fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com.



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Friday, 9 December 2011

What our customers say about us:

We've had some amazingly positive feedback from some amazingly awesome customers! This is what a few of them had to say:

"...vriendelik, geduldig, en my baie gehelp. Baie dankie!" - Louise Theron
"Very good service. Excellent!" - Careen Jacobs
"Baie dankie vir die lekker winkel!" - MC Bitzer
"Been shopping with you for 11 years" - Hilary Acton
"Great assistants" - Helena van den Berg
"Baie vriendelike hulp - vaardige mense" - Yolande Grobbelaar
"The best store" - Drienie Cato
"Excellent service every time I visit the store" - Rosemarie Wevers
"Happy!" - Lydia Tshijolo


Thank you all - we wouldn't be able to do it without you!

Fabric & Textile Warehouse will continue to give you the best service, the best quality, and the best prices throughout 2012. Call us on 0861 FAB TEX (322 839) or email us at fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com for everything you need to know.


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Thursday, 8 December 2011

The NAMES Project

So many of us search daily for a way to make a difference in the world around us, which faces so many tragedies and disasters. Now quilters have found a way to do just that with the NAMES project, an international quilting organisation dedicated to remembering those who have died of AIDS, expressing their grief and raising awareness and understanding of the devastating effects of this pandemic.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington DC (October 1987)
Originally founded in the USA in 1987, the South African AIDS Memorial Quilt was started in Cape Town in 1989 and the movement now has representation in many countries around the world.

More information about the original South African AIDS Memorial Quilt is available here.

A new project, (2015)Quilt is now under way. You can get more information and pledge your support here.

At Fabric & Textile Warehouse we supply all your quilting needs at wholesale prices, so why not try this worthwhile project and make a difference. Contact us on 0861 FAB TEX (322 839) or fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com for prices and range on our quilting fabrics and supplies.



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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Cute Christmas Cushion

What You Need
Freezer paper
Felted wool: two 14-x-14-inch squares of light blue, one 13-x-16-inch piece of white, one 5-x-9-inch piece of peach, one 5-x-8-inch piece of red, one 1-1/2-x-8-inch piece of olive, one 3-inch square of gold, and scraps of black
#8 pearl cotton: peach, black, red, and light blue
Polyester fiberfill
Disappearing-ink marker
Sequins: red and iridescent silver
Clear seed beads

How to Make It 
  1. Cut the Felted Wool
  2. Position the freezer paper, shiny side down, over the patterns.
  3. Trace the patterns the number of times indicated.
  4. Cut out the shapes on the traced lines.
  5. Using an iron, press a freezer-paper shape, shiny side down, onto the front of the respective fabric; let cool.
  6. Cut out the shape along the pattern edges. Peel off the freezer paper.
Applique the Pillow
  1. Position Santa's beard and hat on the pillow front; tuck the face behind the beard.
  2. Pin and baste these pieces in place with sewing thread.
  3. Pin the cheeks, eyes, eyebrows, and nose pieces on the face.
  4. Temporarily place the mustache and hair pieces on the face to check the placement of the facial features, adjusting the positions as needed.
  5. Remove the mustache and hair.
  6. Sew the inner edge of the beard to the pillow front with peach running stitches, securing the face at the same time.
  7. Attach cheeks with peach running stitches, stuffing each lightly with fiberfill before completing the stitching. Use black to blanket-stitch the eyes to the face.
  8. Attach eyebrows with peach running stitches. Use peach to blanket-stitch the outer edges of the beard to the pillow front.
  9. Lift up the bottom of the nose to reposition the mustache over the cheeks; tuck the mouth under the center. Attach the mustache with peach running stitches, securing the mouth with the stitches.
  10. Attach the nose with peach running stitches, stuffing it lightly before completing the stitching.
  11. Position the hair fringe to overlap Santa's face and beard; baste the top edge in place.
  12. Blanket-stitch red along the edges of the hat and about 1 inch inside the hat on the left side to resemble a bend.
  13. Blanket-stitch red along the top edge of the green hat cuff. Position the hat cuff on the hat and attach the bottom edge with red running stitches. Remove the basting stitches.
  14. Freehand-draw strings from the tip of the hat with a disappearing-ink marker.
  15. Embroider the strings with red stem stitches and add lazy daisy stitches at the ends. Attach the point of a gold star to each string with a red French knot.
  16. Add a red sequin to the center of each star. Note: To attach a sequin, thread a beading needle with sewing thread. Bring the needle from the wrong side of the fabric.
Finish the Pillow
  1. With wrong sides together, pin the pillow front to the pillow back.
  2. Use a 1/2-inch seam allowance to machine-sew the front to the back, leaving an opening for stuffing. Stuff the pillow with fiberfill and sew the opening closed.
  3. Add blush to Santa's cheeks and nose, up through the sequin, thread on a seed bead, and return to the wrong side of the fabric through the sequin.
  4. Add the remaining star to the hat cuff with a red sequin.
  5. Use the disappearing-ink marker to draw curls on the beard and mustache.
  6. Stem-stitch the drawn lines with light blue. Scatter iridescent silver sequins along the curls and in the hair fringe.
Everything you need to complete this gorgeous Christmas craft is available from Fabric & Textile Warehouse now. Contact us on 0861 322 839 (FAB TEX) or fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com for more information, quotes, ideas, and  inspirations. Or pop in to your nearest store in Cape Town, Durban, Richards Bay, or Pietermaritzburg.



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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Do it yourself, Like Dana

We have found yet another gem online; a blog by a crafty d.i.y-er called Dana, who shares her patterns and tips generously.

She has a very wide range of ideas and projects available. Dana shares her creative mind through sewing, art, design concepts, cooking, and photographic eye-candy. Stop by any given day to see what she's.....MADE.



And any of the notions, fabrics, glues, beads, or other requirements for Dana's sewing crafts can be found at your nearest Fabric & Textile Warehouse. Contact us today on 0861 322 839 (FAB TEX) or email fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com to get more ideas and supplies.



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Monday, 5 December 2011

Svenmill Fabrics - committed to quality and to the environment


Svenmill Fabrics are manufacturers of woven and knitted fabrics for furnishing applications, from blends of natural and man-made fibers. Also, a wide range of made-ups for interior design.

One of the last surviving and oldest textile mills in South Africa, Svenmill has made one of the first and most forward-thinking commitments in the country:  The commitment to achieving a zero ecological footprint.  Despite being in - you could say because of being in - one of the toughest economic times in their long history, they have set aside the time and budget to invest in their future security and business legacy.

The staff at Svenmill recognise that this is the single most important commitment they can make to ensure success through new opportunities in a new green economy, and are more enthusiastic and motivated about their future than their present state would otherwise warrant.  They get the big picture, in a big way, and we are witnessing the magic that is this commitment has begun to conjure.

At Fabric & Textile Warehouse we stock a wide range of textiles from the Svenmill fabric book, as well as many others, and all at wholesale prices. For the full range and costs, give us a call on 0861 FAB TEX (322 839) or email us at fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com.


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Friday, 2 December 2011

Blinds to compliment your curtains and drapes

If the window you want to dress is unsuitable for full length curtain treatments - perhaps the window is too small or you want to maximize light into the room - then blinds are an obvious alternative treatment for the window.

Windows with blinds alone can look fantastic. But you can also mount blinds behind full length curtains to add depth and dimension to your window treatment, for a stunning effect in your living room, dining room, den or even playroom.

Roman blinds and Austrian blinds are the two most popular fabric blinds for your home today. They work tremendously well alone in kitchens and bathrooms where perhaps you want to minimize the amount of fabric at your windows.

Using the correct blind-making methods, you can easily create your own professional blinds for your windows without paying huge amounts of money for custom-made orders.

There are some great tips for making your own blinds on this website, and at Fabric & Textile Warehouse our knowledgeable assistants will be able to give you all the advice and information you need, as well as providing you with all the tools, fabrics, and accessories necessary to create the prefect window treatment.

Contact us on the Golden Number: 0861 FAB TEX (322 839) or email us at fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com.



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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Entertain in style

Planning an extra-special year-end function? Set the perfect table with top-quality tabling fabrics - available from Fabric & Textile Warehouse at wholesale prices!


Visit your nearest Fabric & Textile Warehouse in Durban, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg, or Richards Bay today, give us a call on 0861 FAB TEX (322 839) or email us at fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com for everything you need. If it's fabric - we'll get it!



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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Inspirations

We recently found a fabulous resource for projects and inspirations: the Better Homes and Gardens website.

This site has excellent ideas and suggestions, and any number of great quilting, sewing, and decorating projects, as well as many other handy hints and tips for around your home.

And don't forget that you can get everything you need for these and other projects from your nearest Fabric & Textile Warehouse: from top quality fabric to any tools and accessories, and all at wholesale prices. Give us a call on 0861 322 839 (FAB TEX) and ask about our countrywide delivery options, or email us on fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com



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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Fantastic Felt

We have found yet another craft that can keep the kids happy this holiday, and provide you with some adorable little Christmas decorations.


The full pattern for these cute Christmas puddings is available here.

Everything you need to make these and any number of other felt ornaments is available from Fabric & Textile Warehouse. To find your nearest branch, and get advice, tips, tools, notions, and more, email us at fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com, or give us a call on our golden number: 0861 FAB TEX (322 839)



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Monday, 28 November 2011

Da Gama Textiles - Featured Range

Da Gama Textiles has brought out a limited edition range of festive quilting fabrics.


The range includes beautiful, rich, contemporary designs in 3 colourways: Antique Red, Fern Green and Pearl Cream, with gold details. The 100% combed cotton quilting fabric is 150cm wide.


Da Gama Textiles, as well as many other fabric books, are in stock and available at your nearest Fabric & Textile Warehouse, at discount prices! Visit one of our stores, in Durban, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg or Richards Bay; email us on fabrictextilewarehouse@gmail.com; or give us a call on 0861 FAB TEX (322 839) for prices, advice, tips and much more!



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Friday, 25 November 2011

Find a Fabric & Textile Warehouse near you

Don't forget: Fabric & Textile Warehouse has branches around the country, selling beautiful fabrics and touch-me textiles at phenomenal prices. Find your nearest branch in the table below, or call us any time.


Visit our branches (listed below), call our GOLDEN NUMBER, 0861 FAB TEX(            0861 322 829      ) or email us to find out more. We have delivery facilities nationwide, and even export if you're not permanently in SA.

DurbanCape TownPietermaritzburgRichards Bay
870 Umgeni Rd16 Northumberland Rd288 Victoria RdBullion Blvd
DurbanBelvillePietermaritzburgRichards Bay
            031 303 8268                  021 948 8447                  033 342 6605                  035 789 7336     


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