Everyone loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and the fabric range is popular with all ages. This collection is available to view at http://bit.ly/1l37Urz
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
CLOSED Sunday 20th December
CLOSED Monday 21st December
CLOSED Tuesday 22nd December
CLOSED Wednesday 23rd December
OPEN 10am till 4pm Monday 28th December
CLOSED Tuesday 29th December
CLOSED Wednesday 30th December
CLOSED Thursday 31st December
CLOSED Friday 1st January
Reopening Saturday 2nd January to normal schedule
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
Gotta love these blues. New in store Botanica from Henry Glass Fabric these have just arrived and are up on display. It has been a while since we have had a blue fabric range with a strong deep colour. Check them out at http://bit.ly/1OtXdYm
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
This is Sandra Leichner's new block for the Naturalist Notebook Series called England's Blue Tit. We are now taking pre-orders for this pattern and will be shipping then very soon! To place an order go to http://bit.ly/1lgjZJq or checkout our website www.berrimapatchwork.com.au
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Featuring today is the collection Cloverdale House by Di Ford. It draws it's inspiration from vintage and medallion style quilts. Available in store and online at http://bit.ly/1PF0K9m
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The owl and the pussy cat..... These oriental fabrics are printed on traditional Japanese cloth which has a texture to it. Great in quilts and for making bags with. Available in store.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Currently restocking our supply of Superior Threads Kimono Silk. Just love all these colours. These threads are great for machine applique. See the full range available online at http://bit.ly/1NyIwk3
Silver Lining from Stof Fabrics are our feature fabrics for today. This collection features clean colours and designs. It has been sitting on the store counter over the weekend and nearly sold out of some of the bolts!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
25% off ALL FABRICS* IN STORE AND ONLINE (including pre-cuts and fat quarters)
*Excludes Batting/Wadding /Vliesofix/Pellon/Interfacing and fabrics that are already on special. MINIMUM CUT FROM FABRIC OFF THE BOLT 50cm & NO CUTTING OF FAT QUARTERS ON SALE DAY
The Sale will run online for 1 days!
Friday, October 2, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
In Store Now: Quilting Luggage Tags.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Appli Bond Needles Now In Store!
There are 3 needles per pack and are $6 per pack.
Available both in store and online at http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/product/appli-bond-needles/
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Constantinople Quilt Display on
Saturday 6th June 10am till 3pm at
Berrima Patchwork: 21 Old Hume Highway, Berrima
Berrima Patchwork is excited to presenting all these projects from the book: Constantinople Quilts to be on display this day.
This is the only guaranteed opportunity to see ALL the projects from the book. Constantinople Quilts is the first book created by Tamsin Harvey for C&T Publishing. Tamsin will be on hand to sign copies of the book and to talk about the process of creating the projects, their inspiration and her trip to Turkey to photograph the projects and tiles.
This book features 8 different quilting projects which are inspired by Iznik Turkish Tiles from the Ottoman Empire. This book is unique as it includes photos tiles and ceramics that inspired these designs. In March last year Tamsin travelled to Istanbul to photograph the tiles and all the projects in the amazing historic setting of the "Old City" including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum and the Rüstem Pasha Mosque.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Date: Saturday 6th June 10am till 3pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
To place an order go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/category/fabric-by-type/disney-fabric-2/ or give us a call on 02 48771382
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Any orders placed before the close of business today will be process and shipped tomorrow otherwise they will be shipped on Wednesday.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
To order CLICK HERE or go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/product/blue-wren-patter/
In this workshop you will be working on
Sandra's newest pattern which is part of the Naturalist's Notebook Series.
Student will learn Sandra's tips and techniques for more advanced needleturn
appliqué and how to bring flora and fauna to life with hand embroidery
techniques. The Aussie Blue Wren features several areas of hand embroidery
using techniques that Sandra uses to bring it all to life. Student must be
comfortable with hand appliqué. Not a workshop for beginners. This workshop
includes the pattern templates and colour illustrated workbook.
Date: Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September
Cost: $320 includes the pattern/templates and workbook
This workshop project is one of the blocks that
is part of the Naturalist's Notebook Series. Student will learn Sandra's tips
and techniques for more advanced needleturn appliqué and how to bring flora
and fauna to life with hand embroidery techniques. Student must be
comfortable with hand appliqué. Not a workshop for beginners. If students
have previously attended a workshop with Sandra they have the option of
working on this block or one of the previous blocks from Sandra's Naturalist
Notebook Series that they have started. This workshop includes the
pattern templates and colour illustrated workbook.
Date: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September
Cost: $320 includes the pattern/templates and workbook
This Master Class is the second that we have
run at Berrima Patchwork and is open to only those who have previously
attended a workshop with Sandra.
Sandra is a top internationally awarded and recognized Master Applique Artist and is known for her masterpiece quilts that showcase her unique illustrative approach with hand appliqué and hand embellishment techniques.
During the Master Class you can work on any pattern created by Sandra. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of finishing or starting one of her new patterns. Sandra will be demonstrating new techniques during the class including breaking down complex patterns with multi-layered backgrounds, working with layered needleturn appliqué, basic hand embroidery embellishment techniques and understanding colour and value and how it can enhance the overall appearance of hand appliqué and much more.
Date: Wednesday 23rd till Saturday 26th September
Monday, February 2, 2015
Bernina Specials for the Month of February 2015.
Bernette Chicago 5 Normally $699 Now $549 You Save $150
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
If you have already renewed or signed up online you will have received a confirmation email and tomorrow a special email will be making its way to you.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Have you heard about the Berrima GaolBreak??????For the first time you will be able to view the inside of this gaol over the Australia Day weekend (and be allowed to leave!). The Gaol was operational between 1839 and 2011 and is located right in the center of town. There are events planned throughtout the days and evening events planned on the Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are required to visit, and can be pre-purchased as there are limited numbers available. The Monday 26th January (Australia Day) will also be a busy day for the town as there are markets stalls in the park, a parade and entertainment throughout the day.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the events in the goal CLICK HERE or go to http://berrimarotary.org.au/berrima-gaolbreak
Saturday, January 10, 2015
PRE-ORDER NOW Release date April 2015 If you pre-order this book prior to the 10th March 2015 you will receive a extra bonus from Berrima Patchwork. You can choose from either Free Postage of this book within Australia OR a $10 gift voucher for Berrima Patchwork (this will be issued when the book is sent or picked-up). All Constantinople Quilts books purchased from Berrima Patchwork will be signed by Tamsin.
To Pre-Order Now CLICK HERE or go to https://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/product/constantinople-quilts/
Thursday, December 18, 2014
We will be open all weekend and then closed for the Christmas Break.
CLOSED Monday 22nd December
CLOSED Tuesday 23rd December
CLOSED Wednesday 24th December
CLOSED Thursday 25th December
CLOSED Friday 26th December
OPEN 10am till 4pm Saturday 27th December
OPEN 10am till 4pm Sunday 28th December
OPEN 10am till 4pm Monday 29th December
CLOSED Tuesday 30th December
CLOSED Wednesday 31st December
CLOSED Thursday 1st January
Reopening Friday 2nd January to normal schedule
Thursday, December 11, 2014
To order online go to CLICK HERE or go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/category/club-gift-certificates/gift-vouchers/
Friday, November 21, 2014
New scissor gift set. Great gift for Christmas!
We will have these in store by the end of next week, limited stock available. To order either phone us on (02) 48771382 or you can order online at by CLICKING HERE or at http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/product/scissor-gift-set/
Friday, November 14, 2014
So what is the book on????? This is the official write up of the book: Travel to an exotic land with timeless designs inspired by Turkish Iznik tiles from the Ottoman Empire. Bursting with flora and organic symmetry, the book’s exquisite fusible appliqué projects will take your breath away. Your journey begins with the basics—choosing the right fabric, thread, and needles for hand-stitched or machine appliqué. Newer or busy quilters can start with table runners or bags and work their way up to Tamsin Harvey’s stunning master quilts. Location photography enhances 8 patterns that effortlessly go from ancient places to contemporary spaces.In March of this year Tamsin travelled to Istanbul, Turkey to photograph all the projects on location and was granted special access by the Turkish Government to photograph the Iznik Tiles in several historic locations. The photos of the projects were taken by an AMAZING photographer by the name of Kagan Aybudak. Below is the set up for the location photo of the quilt - Topkapi which is on the front cover of the book. This was at the Rüstem Pasha Cami in Istanbul.
We will be taking pre-orders for the book soon and if you pre-order we will be including a special gift for you exclusive to Berrima Patchwork!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
We are giving away two of these packs which contain 4 fat quarters. Simply go to our facebook page (www.facebook.com/berrimapatchwork) for more information. This giveaway will be drawn on Tuesday 9th September at 10am.
We have the full collection of this stunning range now in store and you can place an order via our online store by CLICKING HERE
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) is designed to encourage sewers to make quilts and laundry bags for our Aussie Servicemen and Women currently serving Overseas. We care about the person, not the politics or the mission.
Last week we were fortunate to have a meeting with Jan-Maree who is the founder of this organisation to talk about what we as a business can do to support them. It was great meeting Jan-Maree, the stories that she has about those who receive these quilts and laundry bags are very inspiring. Aussie Hero Quilts does have a facebook page and a blog http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com.au/ and on these pages you can see many of the quilts and bags that have been donated, thank-you messages from those that have received these gifts and more.
This is the first organisation that Berrima Patchwork has directly linked up with. Why? Most of us have had someone in our family who have served in the military. For me both my Grandfathers fought in the Second World War and my Great Grandfather was an ANZAC who fought in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. While currently you hear on the news about our military forces not many of us are directly affected with family members or friends in the forces. Many of those serving leave family and friends for several months whilst on mission overseas. Aussie Hero Quilts are requested by both the personnel and their families. When they receive these gifts of a quilt it serves as a reminder of home and a small thank-you for their service. They are touched by the fact that someone out there who doesn't know them will take their time to create this gift.
Aussie Hero Quilts are sent directly to the recipient, so you know where your donation is going. As part of our teaming up with this organisation Berrima Patchwork will take the responsibility and costs of the boxes for the postage of the quilts and laundry bags which are donated via our shop.
So what can you do to help?
We have set up 4 different ways if you are interested in taking part to help this organisation.
We have to stress that you don't have to donate via Berrima Patchwork, we are happy to do this to assist this organisation and to cut back the number of individual people that Jan-Maree has to work with (she gets up to 200 emails a day!) If you wish to donate directly with Aussie Hero Quilts you can contact them via their blog or facebook page.
2. Take part in our Special Sewing Days
3. Make the Block of the Month
The main demand is for Quilts. The quilts are 42" wide, or width of standard quilting fabric, by 70-75" long. The quilts are made and sized specifically to fit into a Special Bx2 sized post box so that they can post them for free . Anything posted to the members serving overseas under 2kg is free. Some of you will think that this size seems a little stingy but the quilts also have to be small enough for the recipients to fit into their luggage if they are required to move from one location to another unexpectedly. They also need to be the right size to fit on top of a navy bunk at sea and a bunk bed on land. If you make the quilts too wide this makes them too big and bulky. The quilts are often used whilst sitting on picket duty and for this the soldiers want to be able to wrap them around their shoulders. PREWASH your fabrics or wash your quilt once it has been quilted.
Theme: Quilts that will appeal to a broad range of tastes are best. If you want to use up your themed fabric think about mixing a few themes and making an adult "I Spy" quilt as those have been really popular or make a quilt that is predominantly colour based and throw your themed fabrics into it based on colour. Quilts made with a sporting theme, one sport or multiple, always go down well, regardless of whether the recipient is a particular fan of that sport. If in doubt about what to use, think about what the men in your family or male friends would like as a quilt. ONE BIG REQUEST - please keep your quilts gender neutral or masculine. Yes, they have female members serving but they do not often request girly quilts.
Batting- Please use only 100% cotton batting. This type of batting has been trialled in country and we know it does the job. The climates where these quilts are going vary from tropical to below freezing so these quilts need to be versatile.
Quilting- All quilts are to be quilted not tied. Straight stitch quilting is fine as is stippling and fancier quilting designs. Please, NO RAG QUILTS. At the moment we ask that the quilts donated are completely finished as we don't have the resources to quilt them at this moment in time.
Binding- Binding can be hand sewn or machine sewn.
Label: All the quilts that are donated via Berrima Patchwork do not require to have a label attached, we have created a special label that will be sewn onto the quilt when it arrives at the shop that will include your name as the maker of the quilt.
You can also make Laundry Bags. At the moment the demand for these is not as great as the quilts. They need to be made to a specific size and Aussie Hero Quilts has written instructions which can be downloaded on their Blog. CLICK HERE to download these instructions or go to
To donate quilts or laundry bags you can either bring them into the shop or send them to us at Berrima Patchwork, 21 Old Hume Highway, Berrima NSW 2577. Include your details - Name, Address, Email Address on a separate piece of paper (so we know who it is from!) and include a small note about yourself that can be sent along with each of the quilts. Jan-Maree told us a postcard from your local area is great to write on and to be included for each of the quilts.
Workshop Dates: Saturday 20th September or Wednesday 24th September
October Workshops: Disappearing Nine Patch
Workshop Dates: Wednesday 8th October or Saturday 18th October
Workshop Dates: Saturday 15th November or Thursday 20th November
Every two months we will be posting on our website a 12" block Pattern. To take part in this program you can make as many of these blocks as you wish and then bring them or send them to the shop. When we receive these blocks they will be sewn up to create quilts. When making the blocks we ask No Pinks, or Florals.
This Block is for the months of September and October
You can download all the instructions by CLICKING HERE or go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/friendship/
(yes I know the sample in the instructions is made using pink)
We know that many of you are very busy and don't have the time to sew. Your family and friends may be interested in helping but can't sew. So what can you do help?
Donations of good quality 100% cotton fabric will be accept at Berrima Patchwork, please gender neutral or masculine fabrics, no florals or pinks. This fabric will either be used in the quilts made at Berrima Patchwork on the sewing days or will be sent directly to Aussie Hero Quilts to be used.
Donations of Bx2 Post pack boxes will be accepted. These can be ordered directly from Australia post and you can either bring these into Berrima Patchwork or send them to us (you can place an order online with Australia Post and then enter our postal address) Once again we will be passing these onto Aussie Hero Quilts to be used.
Probably most usefully, but also the hardest to ask for, is a cash donation to the bank account. Aussie Hero Quilts is not a set up charity and therefore raising money is difficult. Batting, backing fabrics, postage are just some of the expenses that this organisation spend money on. If you are interested in making a cash donation please contact us and we will provide you with Aussie Hero Quilts bank account details.
And Finally - Spread the word to local sewing/craft groups. They can either contact Berrima Patchwork via email for more details or contact Aussie Hero Quilts via their blog or facebook page.
Information and photos for this post was provided by Aussie Hero Quilts to be use by Berrima Patchwork.