Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Mod Box by Juliana Horner

We’re so excited to welcome our latest designer to our stores – Juliana Horner with Mod Box.


Juliana, the young Nashville-grown Horner, has country roots for sure, but an oh-so-city-sophisticate polish as well. Personally, she wears her mother’s beauty with Katie Perry flair and her fabric collection reflects that same inventiveness.

A fan of vintage films, Juliana gives a nod to those by-gone, faded images and glamour in her patterns. Her background in fine art had been deepened by her experimentation with applied art, sewing, crocheting and knitting.

Watch this video to discover her inspiration for her most recent collection .

Mod Box in store now.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Friday, 4 October 2013

Sarah Fielke's Mystery Quilt - Week 1

It's up! The first block in our 12 week Mystery Quilt is on the Spotlight Facebook page right now! Jump on and download the first block.

There is a revision to the fabric requirements to make the quilt.
Multi Circle should be 1.7m not 70cm
Yellow Patches should be 90cm not 50cm

Monday, 30 September 2013

Project Patchwork

We’ve rounded up a collection of our favourite quilting and patchwork projects for this, Spotlight’s first ever dedicated quilting book! We’re also delighted to have a few special guest artists along for the ride.

Project Patchwork launches this week and is only $0.99 for 18 projects - Bargain!

Cover: Chevron Quilt  designed and made by Siobhan Rogers.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Millefiori by Sarah Fielke

WOW! Where has the time gone? We’ve been a little absent from the blog but have been busy in the background developing some exciting fabric ranges for Summer.

First cab off the rank – Sarah Fielke’s second quilting range for us:  Millefiori.
‘Millefiori’ means ‘thousands of flowers’ and this collection is inspired by traditional Italian glasswork of the same name.


Check in with Sarah Fielke on Fridays at for her ‘Mystery Quilt’ program. Quilt along with us over 12 weeks, launching 4th October 2013.
Learn new quilting techniques and a create a finished quilt.

The Warped & The Weft

There is a revision to the fabric requirements.
Multi Circle should be 1.7m not 70cm
Yellow Patches should be 90cm not 50cm

Monday, 8 April 2013

Introducing: Belle & Boo

Think of this post as similar to the final scenes of "The Breakfast Club" - Brian pumping his fist in the air to the strains of Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me".

That's me, pumping my fist in the air, because we're back! It's been a long an unexpected hiatus but we're sincerely hoping that you didnt forget about me (us)!

Okat that was messy but I can't get the song out of my head.


 We're very excited to be welcoming British lifestyle brand Belle & Boo to our shores! Belle & Boo was created by illustrator Mandy Sutcliffe and celebrates innocence, warmth and adventure through gorgeous, nostalgic storybook illustrations. Featuring Belle and her rabbit Boo, as well as a cast of their freinds, the brand has expanded to include clothing, books, homewares and stationary.

Cute kids aprons we made with some Belle & Boo fabric!

We've collaborated with the brand to develop some fabric ranges exclusively for us, as well as offering popular existing Belle & Boo fabric designs. Check out a preview of the range below:

Sooooo seriously cute. And it's in stores now!
Belle & Boo Quilting Prints, 112cm wide, 100% Cotton, $19.99m

Thursday, 14 February 2013


Happy Valentine's Day from all of us here at W&W! The lovely Miss L made us all a little treat today - aren't they cute! And sooooo yummy!

What treats will you be whipping up for your loved ones today?

Friday, 1 February 2013

Sarah Fielke's Mystery Quilt: Block One

It's up! The first block in our 16-fortnight Sew-a-Long is on the Spotlight Facebook page right now! Jump on and download the first block - which includes a full shopping list of everything you'll need to make the complete quilt.

We'd love to hear what you think of it!

While you're there-  check out our MASSIVE special on ALL DISCONTINUED QUILTING FABRICS - only $4m right now!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I Spy...

What's that?

A sneak peek?

That's right, this morning I'm playing I spy (albeit on my own, which is nowhere near as fun on a long drive because you already know the answers*) and I've spotted a little something in the office that we're *very* excited about...


It's a preview of Block One! Our Mystery Quilt by Sarah Fielke launches on the Spotlight Facebook this Friday, 1st Feb. Make sure you tune in every fortnight to find out what we have in store for you - WE don't even know what the finished quilt will look like!

Sarah assures us that these blocks are super simple and fun to make for any age or skill level, with nothing more complex than a half-square triangle or three.

Friday's block will also come with a shopping list outlining the fabric you'll need to make ALL the blocks.

Can't wait to see you all back here on Friday to hear what you think of Block One!

*I suggest, when driving on your own, playing "Horse". You get a point for every horse you see. It's pretty simple. If you see a cemetary, the game is over. Voila!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Summer Days On The Pond

It's a New Year and we're vey excited to be embracing some new challenges here at W&W. There have been some big changes in the office which have unfortunately meant the blog has taken a back seat for a little while - but never fear! We're back and still champing at the bit to tell you all about what's happening in the world of Spotlight.

We thought we'd kick off the New Year with a very exciting new program -  and our first Sew Along!

We've mentioned quilter extraordinnaire Sarah Fielke on the blog before. She's designed some fantastic quilt patterns for us and her awesome books are a great source of inspiration for us!

We are SO THRILLED to announce the launch of our very own designer collaboration with Sarah - a fabric range she has designed exclusively for Spotlight - "On the Pond".

On The Pond by Sarah Fielke, 100% Cotton, 112cm wide. $16.99m. In store from 30th January.

The collection is inspired by pond life in the spring - tadpoles, lilies and floating flowers in a gorgeous bright colour palette. Not only is this collection absolutely stunning, Sarah designed the entire range from scratch - hand drawing all of the designs!

Sarah has also designed a fantastic quilt project for you to get started with - pick up the pattern in the next issue of Get Creative magazine, on sale 30th January (only .99c and packed full of fabulous projects!).

The quilt is seriously gorgeous. Make sure you grab a copy of the magazine.

We'll also be sewing along with our very first Facebook Mystery Quilt! More details to come soon...stay tuned!