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EZ Quilting, one of America's most popular quilting brands, is available in the UK through both Simplicity and EQS and boasts one of the most comprehensive range of acrylics from any brand available in the UK. With more than 40 different acrylics in a variety of shapes and sizes, these clear rigid plastic templates with large easy-to-read black markings are designed to make patchwork simpler and more precise for quilters of all skill levels and, for all those left-handers, look out for the range of 'Leftie Rightie' acrylics.
EZ Quilting brings you accessories and gadgets designed by quilters for quilters with a wide selection of speciality pens and pencils, creasers, seamers and clips, as well as a large range of flexible template plastic including plain, gridded and non melting varieties. The highly visible and easy to handle brightly coloured flat flower head pins are a particular favourite of celebrity quilter Jennie Rayment, who is also a great fan of the EZ Quilting brand: “For accurate and easy patchwork piecing of a wide variety of blocks and border designs plus some nifty appliqué templates, these acrylics are a 'must have' for all wannabee, intermediate and expert stitchers of every discipline. No more hard sums, these acrylics make life a pleasure and are simple to use!”
Simplicity, T: +44 (0)800 214 455, E: email@example.com
EQS reach out to new customers
Patchwork and quilting appeals to consumers at every level – from the placemat the beginner proudly finishes to artful wall hangings that take many, many hours of skill and dedication.
To keep all these consumers engaged and to drive business to their customers' shops, EQS, one of the most successful suppliers of quilting products, invests heavily in social networking relating to the topic. The company's virtual reach is over 100,000, which the company makes available to its retail customers as a totally free promotional tool. Everything the consumer needs or wants can also be viewed on the dedicated EQS website or app: notions, waddings and fabrics. This enables consumers to do their shopping from the comfort of an armchair before going to their favourite store, shopping list in hand.
Take advantage of the company's rich experience in all things fabric and sign up to its trade website, W: www.trade.eqsuk.com
EQS, T: +44 (0)116 271 0033, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
DMC Creative World Ltd offer a Quilting Thread that is made of 100 per cent Egyptian long staple and mercerised cotton, which is a fine thread that is strong but also soft and smooth to work with. Colourfast and fade resistant, this thread is ideal for machine, hand quilting and patchwork because of the ease with which it pulls through fabric: no knots, no fuzz. DMC Quilting thread is also recommended to sew thicker fabrics and it is available in a wide range of 72 colours.
Another DMC thread that is used for hand-quilting and embellishing is DMC Color Variations stranded cotton that consists of 36 colour changing threads. Each thread contains a multitude of tonal colours so, with just a few stitches, it is possible to see the changes on hand quilted projects.
Prices: RRP £3.35 for Quilting Thread and RRP £0.97 for Colour Variations.
DMC Creative World, T: +44 (0) 116 275 4000, E: email@example.com, W: www.dmccreative.co.uk.
WonderFil's exciting range of 17 unique thread lines has amazing capabilities that sewers love and feel inspired by. The variety of threads appeal to wide audiences such as quilters, embroiderers, textile artists and sewing enthusiasts.
WonderFil offers a diversity of threads and its focus lies in the sewing result; how the different thread weights, textures, fibres, colours and finishes play out on a design – and how they enhance a work of art.
For instance, the finest thread ever, the 100wt InvisaFil is perfect for both hand and machine works. The sheer finish makes it blend perfectly to become invisible for background quilting. InvisaFil is great as a top and bottom thread, bobbin thread for delicate machine embroidery, top and bottom stitch for couching, applique, quilting, and longarming.
The company's heavy 8wt Embellishment collection: Razzle, Dazzle, and Sizzle, are used extensively to add bold decorative stitches and borders by way of hand, bobbin work and couching. These threads can also be used for thread lace, beadwork, tassels and fringes.
WonderFil, T: +44 (0)1904 567571, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, W: www.wonderfil.co.uk.
Creative quilters can sew in style with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The CREATE YOUR STYLE Creative Quilting Instruction Package includes two inspirational showpieces and step-by-step instructions for six designs for jewelry, accessories and interiors. All you need to do as retailers is stock those all-important elements and point your customers to the CREATE YOUR STYLE website.
SWAROVSKI, E: email@example.com W: www.create-your-style.com
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