Monday, 18 April 2011


I have missed my 1st birthday. I started Patch on the 26th March 2010, and although I knew I always would have a shop 'one day' I didn't imagine for one minute it would happen within the year.
The shop is now in its .....*stops to count* 6th week?? 7th??Not counting now..its great. Lovely customers, great feedback..this is work???
The online stuff is getting neglected..I am having a new website so holding off filling the current one as I don't relish doing everything twice..however its taking a while so will be adding more items this week.
We have however broken our 4th camera in 2 years, so that needs sorting first!!
So I'm thinking a giveaway to celebrate?
The randomly chosen winner will receive a metre of fabric of their own choice..this can be as a bundle or as a full piece. Just pop over to Patch website, or if you can shop..and decide what you love and leave a comment to tell me. The random number whatsit will choose somebody on May Day Bank Holiday.
Rules go like this....
* you need to be a follower of this blog
* you need to make a comment below this post (nowhere else please x) before May 2nd.
* I need a way of contacting you!
* and thats it. 

kaffe fassett teapots

 michael miller honk honk!

 I was lucky enough to be chosen as blog of the week at The Sewing Directory..I don't blog as much as I'd like to so don't feel entirely worthy but very grateful to Fiona for choosing Patch.


  1. Ooh lovely :) If oilcloth is included then I would chose 'Blue Vintage Rose' but if not I love 'Delilah - Buds - Blue'.

    Gorgeous :D Congrats on your 1st birthday xx

  2. Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuu!!!
    I would LOVE to win the Michael Miller Bonehead....I'm seriously in love with that fabric lol!

    Thanks for the chance to win! xx

  3. I am absolutely in love with your website and fabrics (and am eternally grateful for your assistance with haberdashery info for my school project!). Are US folks okay to enter :D?? If so, I am following so please count me in! My email is Happy birthday to Patch!

  4. Happy 1st birthday, it's been wonderful seeing you grow and grow, My choice is....'Into The Woods' - Woodland animals, thanks
    Sue Xxx

  5. happy Patch birthday! don't enter me into your giveaway as I won some lovely ribbons before, just wanted to say happy birthday, and so happy for you that the shop is going well x

  6. Well first of all...Happy Birthday!

    Despite having a fantastic choice to choose from, I would go for the Scandi Oilcloth if I could have something for free. Just so I can make so bunting for my little girls playhouse outside!

    Thank you :)

    Lisa -

  7. happy Birthday, im new to the blogging world but yours was one of the first that i followed. id love to be included in the givaway. best wishes and good luck for the future

  8. Happy Birthday to Patch. It has been a really exciting year for you and I hope it continues that way. Your fabrics are fabulous and if I win, I'm not sure what I'd choose next but it would give me an excuse to drag Harry all the way to Lowestoft again!

  9. Wow a year already .... you know I love all your fabrics but am particularly loving Kaffe Fasset Millefiore Pastel at the mo. Love to you and may Patch just grow and grow xx

  10. Happy birthday, I cant believe it's been a year already. I have shopped with patch since the day it opened and only wish I lived closer so I could come into your lovely shop.

  11. Well, decisions decisions, there's just so many gorgeous fabrics. I love them all. Would possibly choose the kiddies fabric as I love them xxx

  12. ooh what a lovely give away, if I am picked, may I please have the Giselle seed head

  13. Congratulations on patch's first year! I'm so pleased that the shop is going well :)
    I'm a long time follower and would love a metre of Baby Pink Cuddle Dimple Minky which will be perfect to back a baby quilt I'm making.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. happy birthday lovie!
    if i were lucky enough to win could i have a selection of Tanya Whelan fabrics please?
    see you soon
    hales x

  15. Wow happy bloggy birthday , it has been lovely seeing how you are doing here and on fb. Please pop me in your hat :-)

  16. happy birthday, grey bone head for me. love it love ot love it! fingers totally crossed!

  17. Greetings from me! New follower here. My choice is funky kitchen - utensils print.

    fablanche3petal at gmail dot com

  18. Congrats for 1 year. I love your fabric, sometimes i buy some. I'm already your follower.
    I'd like to win Delilah of Tanya Whelan Collections. Thanks for the chance.

  19. Oh my goodness, so much catching up to do since I was away. You have really come a long way in a year, Congratulations!!

  20. Congratulations on your 1st Birthday. I'm already a follower and a very happy customer. I'd love to win some Tanya Whelan Delilah Buds in Blue, its such a summery fabric. Thank x

  21. Hi Conratulations on your first year ! I am a follower and would love to enter the giveaway.
    If I won I would like a little pile of scraps and bits !!
    Best wishes
    Sue xx

  22. Congratulations Claire, an amazing achievement.
    And I'm stumped for choice so I think I'll just say the first I saw (on it's own) which is the Teapots, or do I prefer the owls????

    Mmmmmmmm either way, a lovely give-away.

    Love and blessings

  23. Great giveaway!
    I follow you and I love the Heather Bailey fabrics (Nicey Jane)

  24. Happy Birthday! I always wish your shop was closer. If I am lucky I would like a selection from AM Horner. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. A Very Happy Birthday Patch and Claire!
    I'd love anything from the Tanya Whelan range, she is my fave!
    Hope all is well with the shop and the new courses - how exciting! XX

  26. Happy Happy Birthday Patch x
    If I had to choose (which is very difficult) then it would be the woodland scene.
    I haven't bought any fabric for an absolute age and you are tempting Me with all your deliciousness you naughty lady, off to sweet tall 'im indoors 'hehe'

    B xxx

  27. I love your online shop I only wish you were closer so that I could get involved with the workshops.

    My favourite fabric in your store has to be Micheal Millers Hearts O'Plenty I am hoping it will be restocked soon! That Micheal Miller fabric honk honk looks gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win

  28. Belated Happy Birthday!!

    My favourite fabrics are Michael Millers Honk Honk (not the one pictured above), and Quilt Pirates :-) I <3 fabric!!

  29. Happy 1sr birthday!

    I love Michael Miller's Critter Camp. very cute!

  30. Happy Birthday! If I won I'd love the Ta Dot in Fuchsia. I just NEED some of that fabric :-) Otherwise I love the Nicey Jane range. Actually I think I will be visiting your shop soon even if I don't win.

  31. Congratulations on the 1st Anniversary of Patch and long may you continue.

    I love Amy Butlers Temple Doors as I'm not a floral girl but this is graphic and gorgeous.

  32. How exciting for u! I'd love to own my own shop one day! CONGRATULATIONS!

  33. Congratulations! I would love to have my own web shop for crafts and clothing one day, at the moment I am sticking to Misi. Best of luck for the future and great fabrics in your giveaway!

  34. Just found your website and love your selection of fabrics. I like Bird Swing Multi for a retro 50's style apron. Thank you for the giveaway. Judith.

  35. happy birthday. im only just making my way around fabric blogs. ive always struggled to find sewing buddies till had the great idea of looking on fb.
    im expecting my 2nd child and looking to brighten my house and make things for baby for as cheap as possible so some free fabric would be fab. i did same for my son and was lucky enough to be given fabric then also x

  36. Hi Claire - it's great to see that things are going well with the shop, I'd love to do the same one day! Congrats on your first birthday - love lots of the fabrics you have, especially that Michael Miller Honk Honk in your post. My son is after a quilt, and that would be great - thanks for the giveaway :o)

  37. Happy Birthday, Love your shop have been in a couple of times.Glad to have a local fabric shop at last! Would love some oilcloth to cover my cutting table but am also looking forward to your order of Sherbet Pips coming in, LOVE LOVE LOVE Moda x

  38. It's my first visit here and I would never have known about your shop but for the fact I subscribe to Very Berry Handmade who mentioned your shop.
    Where have I been???
    I adore the Denyse Schmidt fabric lines so that would be my choice.
    Thanks for the chance to win!


  39. Happy 1st Birthday, you've got a great selection of fabric there, I'd be hopeless choosing fabric I'd want to stock way too many fabrics so i could keep them. I guess that's not how running a shop goes really lol! if I were lucky enough to win I'd either go for Beep Beep or Honk Honk, love Michael Miller fabrics.

  40. Happy Birthday!!
    I just love the Tanya Whelan fabrics, it's so hard to choose a favourite, but I think it's blue Rosie Dots.

  41. Happy birthday! I've had such trouble deciding on a favourite but I think I've settled on either the Millefiore in blue (Kaffe Fassett) or the turquoise minky - it would be lovely on the back of a baby quilt! Thanks for the giveaway and here's to another successful year!

  42. Definitely too much choice! But for a whole metre, I'd have to go for Little Folks Voile - Diamond Mine - Sky. I think. :D

    Also, the velvet ric-rac made my brain explode a little bit. In a good way.

  43. Such beautiful fabric! Happy Belated 1st birthday

  44. So many yummy fabrics in the shop to choose from! If I won I'd love the Retro Mushroom in Spice by MM! It's gorgeous! :) I'm now a follower!

  45. Congratulations!
    there are such lovely fabrics in your store! If I am the lucky recipient I would love some of the funky Kaffe fabric :)

  46. Happy first birthday!
    There's so much to chose from!
    Think one of my favourites has to be Toyland - Deer Print - Blue, its gorgeous!

  47. I'm a follower, and really love the Wanna Be A Cowboy 2 fabrics. :)

  48. Happy Birthday.

    I love the Alfabeto Italiano FQ Bundle you have and of course the velvet ricrac!

  49. Happy Birthday! Hope the following years are a success for you!

    I love Wild Thyme Brown Bird. Its got lots of colours in it. Beautiful.

  50. victoria thwaites2 May 2011 at 18:34

    Happy Birthday, we celebrated my little boys 2nd Birthday this weekend and I would love some fabric to make him something special

  51. Happy Birthday!

    Sorry to hear about your cameras...

    Like the Nicey Jane fabrics


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