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March 9, 2018
Children’s Art Show deadline extended to tomorrow! from The Village Haberdashery

We are so excited about our children’s art show! The artwork we have been receiving is so creative and amazing, we can’t wait to display it in our lobby at West Hampstead Square! We just wanted to post a last minute reminder and extend the deadline to tomorrow – Saturday – to give you and your kiddos all one more weekend day to create something. Plus, we’ll do a free craft table in the shop on Saturday to make it super easy to get involved!

Children's Art Show at West Hampstead Square


All of the details are in our original post but feel free to get ...

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March 8, 2018
Small, Smaller, Smallest …. Arrives Today At Seams To Be Sew… from Seams To Be Sew

So, it’s my day for this fun hop by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. When she first announced this, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had been thinking of what I could do for St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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March 6, 2018
Mother’s Day at The Village Haberdashery from The Village Haberdashery

On Mother’s Day we’ll be celebrating all the mums with prosecco, cake and a free paper flower making table at our West Hampstead shop! Drop in any time between 11am – 5pm to sip a glass of bubbly, relax and play with all of our beautiful paper flower supplies. Bring your kids, bring your mum…stay an hour, stay all day! It’s going to be lovely!

And before you ask, it is totally okay to come if you’re not a mum. Paper flower making for everyone!

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March 5, 2018
It’s An Exciting Week At Seams To Be Sew… from Seams To Be Sew

This is a fun week with lots of surprises coming… Not just for this blog, but for the Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop, which is starting today over at Just Let Me Quilt. My friend Carol has started doing hops … Continue reading

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February 27, 2018
QuiltCon: Quilt Show {Part II} from Factotum of Arts

The best story I have of QuiltCon, was meeting a young boy (around 10-11?) who had won third place in the Youth category. He was with his mum and dad. Other than the fact the boy had won, all three of them had a quilt in the show. It was so heart-warming that they all had this love for quilting.

So, yesterday we talked about the use of solids (trend #1), and texture (trend #2). Ok, so the quilts and other trends that I saw continues today….

3. Use of Prints

One of the biggest surprises to me, was the ...

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QuiltCon: Quilt Show {Part I} from Factotum of Arts

I had the delight of attending QuiltCon last week. It was an amazing experience (as always). I was lucky enough to have a quilt in the show (San Francisco Bustle, QoM). My room-mate, Laura, made me a matching bag. How cute is that!! I love it.


Over a couple of posts, I want to share with you all some of the quilts and trends I saw at the show. Let’s start with a common trend of QuiltCons past, which continued in this show. Here are some of my favorite quilts made with mostly solid fabrics.


Splinter, Daniela O’Connell ...

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February 26, 2018
Make Like a Boss with Helen Kemp of Just Got Made is Wednesday! from The Village Haberdashery

Make Like a Boss is on Wednesday and I am so excited to get to chat to Helen Kemp, the founder of Just Got Made! Just Got Made is an organisation that makes it easy for designers, makers, manufacturers, suppliers and maker facilities to connect and start making products together. 
We’ll be talking to Helen about how she turned the idea of connecting the maker community into a business, her advice for entrepreneurs that want to start manufacturing products and how her new baby has changed how she works. RSVP here.

Helen Kemp

If you’re new here, Make Like a ...

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February 23, 2018
Announcing our Children’s Art Show! from The Village Haberdashery

We are so excited to announce that we’re organising a children’s art show for our lobby at West Hampstead Square! If you’ve visited our shop you know we’re working hard to bring some colour and character to the space with our rainbow wall. I thought that creating a gallery wall of artwork by local kids would fill the (rather boring) stairwell with creativity and life as you climb the stairs to our shop!

If you have a creative kid and want to get involved, read on! We’re moving fast on this and the submission deadline ...

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Coming To Seams To Be Sew… from Seams To Be Sew

Today, I want to post the schedule and mention the sponsors for this blog hop. I will write about them closer to the hop with the wonderful giveaways they have offered for this event. Quilt Qwazy Queens is in the … Continue reading

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February 15, 2018
My Happy Place Row Along 2018… from Seams To Be Sew

It seems so funny that we are in February and I’m announcing an event for September. In this case tho, time is not our friend and we have to plan far ahead for events that are as large as the … Continue reading

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February 8, 2018
Putting A Little Bit of Love with Hearts Galore… from Seams To Be Sew

Yesterday, I told you about the wedding we attended this past weekend. It was simple and elegant and quite fun. It’s always nice to see family and even tho I only saw them in December with my niece’s wedding, we … Continue reading

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February 7, 2018
Last of the Continuous Line Designs and… Winners Announced Today!! from Seams To Be Sew

Oh Man, it’s been quite a week. After Monday last week, I was so busy, I just didn’t have the time to do any posting. I needed to finish our wedding gift for our nephew who got married this past … Continue reading

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February 5, 2018
Introducing our Thursday night Sewing Social! from The Village Haberdashery

I’m so excited to launch a new social club for sewers on Thursday nights! Sewing with friends (and making friends through sewing) is the best, but lugging your machine all over London? Definitely not the best. Sign up for our weekly Sewing Social and all you need to bring is your project! We have Janome sewing machines, overlockers, all the tools you need and ample cutting space. Come to think of it, we have fabric and patterns too, so you don’t actually even need to bring a project…

Thursday night sewing social

Places are £8 per hour and you can book in ...

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January 29, 2018
The Four Seasons Blog Hop Is Here Today… from Seams To Be Sew

For the last few weeks, the 2017 Island Batik Ambassadors for 2017 have been doing a blog hop with the theme of the Four Seasons, featuring fabrics that are coming out in the quilt shops over the next few months. … Continue reading

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January 26, 2018
Our Anniversary Sale Event is tomorrow! from The Village Haberdashery

Can you believe it’s been a year since we opened our beautiful West Hampstead Square shop? We have a huge day planned for you on Saturday, full of offers, giveaways, bubbly and more. We can’t wait to see you!

But first, take a trip down memory lane with us…

Here is the state of the shop when we started our fit out on 6 December 2016. Yikes!

After the fit out (which you can see in progress on Instagram at #tvhatwhs if you scroll back) the shop looked like this on 13 January. At this point, we were ...

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January 22, 2018
February Classes at The Village Haberdashery! from The Village Haberdashery

February might be the shortest month of the year, but it’s jam packed with exciting classes and workshops! Come and join us this February in our bright and airy studio space in our West Hampstead shop! We have something to suit every level, interest and schedule!

Read on to find out what we have planned for the next few weeks or browse all of our classes here. Plus, don’t forget about our weekly events, including our Crafty Mamas Coffee Morning on Thursday mornings at 10:30am and our fun, free drop in Knit Night every Thursday from 6pm ...

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January 15, 2018
More New BOTMs and Valentines 2018… from Seams To Be Sew

I’ve decided that for Valentines this year, I’ll do something a little different. Each day for the next 14 days, I will release a new pattern that is Valentine’s Day related. Some will be for sale only, some will have a … Continue reading

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January 10, 2018
Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018 Sign Up Now!!! from Seams To Be Sew

This year’s Quilt Qwazy Queens event will be once again held in March to celebrate International Quilting Day. I love how quilters all over the world can unite for this one day to celebrate the one thing we love to … Continue reading

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January 8, 2018
Four Seasons Blog Hop and Other News… from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I’ve been working to get Sue and Sam patterns out and I’m hopeful they will be out tomorrow for you. In the meantime, why not take a trip on over to some other blogs and visit the Four … Continue reading

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January 3, 2018
2018 Web Event’s Around The World from Seams To Be Sew

There are many things that bring quilters together, but one of the funnest each year is a block of the month, or a quilt along, row along or any other event that captures our imagination and creativity. Whether you participate in … Continue reading

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