Honeybee Cloths - Sewing supplies for busy bees - free patterns - easy  to sew pre-cuts. Pretty cotton prints - fresh cut off the bolt, patterns & notions.

Sewing supplies for busy bees - free patterns - easy to sew pre-cuts - Pretty cotton prints - fresh cut off the bolt - patterns & notions.

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By Dawn, May 4 2016 07:45AM

Spring is definitely sprung over on the cutting table, prepping bundles of BasicGrey Fresh Cut and mini-charms (packs of 2 1/2" squares).

Fresh Cut includes fresh tutti frutti colours, springtime pastels and bright pops of colour. Prints have a pretty 1950's feel to them, they include lush florals, colourful dewdrops, scallops and ditsy blossom.

Each little Fresh Cut mini-charm (or Candy) is packaged and tied up with Bakers twine. The sherbet colours and pops of brightness in Fresh Cut, make it perfect for spring sewing projects.

To make the block pictured, you need just one mini-charm pack, some solids for the background (Hometown Sky and Bella Solids White) and thread.

Happy sewing! Happy springtime x X

By Dawn, Apr 14 2015 08:55PM

While Honeybee Cloths is inland, we love being near the sea. So the delivery of 15 bolts of Coastal really brought the seaside home to us - we can see this made into bunting, quilts, lightweight curtains for beach huts!

Coastal is made by lovely Dorset based company Lewis & Irene. Each print is so thoughtfully designed, even the moto on the selvedges - "threaded with love" speaks of the care which goes into making of Lewis & Irene's 100% cottons.

Coastal's seaside motifs make several prints perfect for fussy cut piecing, (oh love those little seahorses)

Coastal also blends with several solids including: Moda Solids Linen, Sweetwater's Splash, RJR's Cotton Supreme Cottons Sea Glass.

Coastal also combines perfectly with Bonnie & Camille's Daysail - pretty navy on white crosshatch No. 55106 13 and fresh aqua stripes on white No. 55102 22

Cut fresh from the bolt, and in Fat Eighth bundles, Fat Quarter bundles, and even Skinny Quarters bundles. More on those very soon, plus a competition in the making!

Happy sewing x

By Dawn, Dec 1 2014 09:50AM

Home for Honeybee Cloths is inland, but I love hiking along sections of the South West Coast path when I can, and regularly drift off to sleep dreaming of Godrevy and the seals, Hayle beach, Formby Point, Dungeness, and all the other lovely places where our shores meet the sea.

In mid June I begun making a quilt for a very special somone, who's served in the Sea Cadets and Royal Navy Reserve for almost 50 years! So I visualised a quilt inspired by the sea; ships, shoals of fish, navy blues and fresh salty sea air.....

It just had to be made from Janet Clare's gorgeous Hearty Good Wishes!

The Jelly Turnover Quilt top pattern by Shannon Mower on Moda Bakeshop, uses just one Hearty Good Wishes Charm pack, plus a White Moda Bella Solids jelly roll, a White Moda Charm Pack, and a few remants or a mini-charm pack for the little squares. Plus Shannon's pattern and super clear instructions meant it pieced together very quickly.

For the quilting, the "wonky straight line" stitch on my little Brother machine, seemed just right to give the effect of waves. Quilting horizontally across the quilt in straight lines made it easy for my small domestic machine to handle. I really enjoyed quilting this one by machine - it's incredibly fast!

Hearty Good Wishes No.1354-20 was used for the backing, and Gutermann thread Col. 1071 blended perfectly with the creamy off-white backing. (We still have a little Hearty Good Wishes No.1354-20 and No.1356-27 used for binding).

Also the really wonderful news I've been bursting to share is that More Hearty Good Wishes is on order for delivery in spring 2015! Including pre-cuts - charm packs, jelly rolls, layer cakes and, yardage and a really gorgeous quilt kit and pattern by Janet Clare - we can't wait! More photos to follow soon.

If you'd like us to let you know when More Hearty Good Wishes is in store, or would like to pre-order, please email via the Contact form, typing "More Hearty " or "HGW PRE-ORDER"

We'd love to see the projects you made from Janet Clare's beautiful Hearty Good Wishes, so please feel free to email or share on our Facebook page or Honeybee Cloths Twitter.

Stay snug and happy sewing x

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We very much look forward to sewing a little happiness together, Dawn xx

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