Saturday, 8 January 2011

.January Cool Shops! CLARES PLACE.

Cool Shop! #2 for January is Clares Place...
Clare is a young stay-at-home mother of a beautiful two-year old, Chloe.  With a Bachelor of Education and qualifications in Interior Design under her belt, Clare needed something more to help her fulfill her creative outlet and six months ago started designing and writing patterns for gorgeous quilts under her label, "Clares Place."
 
Clare's patterns are bright and bubbly, beginner-friendly and quick to sew - what more can a busy sewer ask for?!  I received a very generous package in the mail from Clare last month containing each of her six lovely patterns.  I know the time and effort that goes into writing patterns, it is tedious work and long hours in front of the computer and Clare's patterns are beautifully written.  I particularly love how the instructions are set out clearly and are easy to read and the addition of step-by-step colour photographs is awesome.
 
Clares Place patterns can be purchased from retail and online stores around Australia.  A complete list of stockists can be found here.  Clare has also recently decided to sell her patterns in pdf download format for a great price at her online store also.

Take a closer look at some of Clare's patterns...

Jayne's Love is made using Amy Butler's recent range "Love" - so pretty!
 I really love her Bubbles & Ruffles pattern...particularly the orange version

Wheels is a super cute quilt for little boys - check out the girl version too...
As part of her review, Clare is giving away a whole heap of patterns to 3 lucky winners.
FIRST PRIZE - Complete set of six pdf download Clares Place patterns
SECOND PRIZE - Four pdf download Clares Place patterns
THIRD PRIZE - Two pdf download Clares Place patterns
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post.  Winner will be drawn randomly on Wednesday 12th January.

Important CLARES PLACE links:

70 comments:

Katie said...

Oh! Those are fantastic! My husband is finishing building my new sewing table and these would be perfect to start with!

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

OMG! I love the idea of ruffles on a quilt! I may have to do that someday.

Melisa said...

Love the ruffles quilt! What a gorgeous range of patterns.
melisa@codefox.com.au

Nettie's Blog said...

she is a very clever designer and decorator and a super mum .. ....i love her quilts and HER

Dianne said...

Wow - those are great patterns! My boys would love the Wheels quilt!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Oh wow, I love quilting, this is awesome! I love the ruffles, but those cars are great!

Kristin said...

I love the ruffles! The birds are really cute too!

Leah said...

Nice patterns - and I haven't seen them before either :)

Nic said...

These are beautiful! Exactly the style I have been looking for. I have wanted to have a go at quilting but I really only like modern styles and hadn't seen exactly what I was after. I would love to win this giveaway but if I don't I will definitely buy some of her patterns anyway to make quilts for my two boys! Thank you for the opportunity!

Green Mama said...

how gorgeous! and how very clever she is.

Emily said...

Adorable patterns!

red in oz said...

What lovely patterns. I love those little cars, need to find a little boy to sew for.

Megs said...

These are lovely patterns! I actually purchased your Shearwater Kaftan Pattern from Clare!

AJ said...

Lovely patterns...can't wait to win them!

SandyN said...

Wow how cute are the patterns... Thanks for sharing another very clever designer....

Thanks

Sandyn

Josephine said...

Patterns are great. I love the quilt with the cars on it. It is often difficult finding a good pattern for boys.

Cass said...

I love the ruffles quilt, especially the blue/green version.

Sarah Craig said...

Such adorable patterns! I can't believe I haven't seen these before!!

peskypixies said...

they are gorgeous!!!

Sarah. Splish Splash Designs said...

They are lovely! I love the cars one for little boys :)

Mama24Monkeys said...

I love the bubbles and ruffles pattern. I want to make it for me!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

LOVE these patterns! So cute and original! She has a lot of talent!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Wow what a generous giveaway. I love the Bubbles & Ruffles in green.

Beth said...

Thanks for the introduction--I love meeting creative people!

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Bec said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous patterns, would love to win :-)

scottbecr(at)westnet(dot)com(dot)au

The 365 day project said...

My boys would love the 1,2,3 quilt, they are all just gorgeous!

Tanya said...

ahh, inspiring- I too, love those ruffles. thanks for the giveaway

Launceston Weeden Family said...

Again I love seeing Clares great talents! I love the orange bubbles and ruffles great colours! I think William would love the boys quilt and I may even manage to accomplish it!

babiesdoc said...

I really like the jaynes love quilt and have a big half yard stack of that AB fabric. The border really makes the quilt unique

Gali said...

the "wheels" is so cute. my boys would love it. :)

katz.gali@gmail.com

The Hungry Crafter said...

very cool -- i am in the market for good beginner quilt patterns!

dooddles said...

Fabulous patterns, I would love one or all! :o)

Chocolate Cat said...

Thanks I haven't seen Clare's patterns before but will definately be bookmarking them for next time I need a pattern!

WandaFish said...

What a generous and lovely giveaway! The Bubbles & Ruffles quilt has got me smitten and I'm hoping that it's beginner friendly; the cars pattern is very funky looking too.
Thanks for the chance to win :)

Elizabeth said...

I absolutely LOVE the Bubbles and Ruffles pattern. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Paige said...

Such great quilt patterns!

Hazel Win said...

Ahhh how gorgeous!! So inspiring! Love the ruffle/bubble quilt

hazel win said...

Hi Toni,
Hoping you see this, I've emailed you a few times, started stocking your patterns in my online store not long ago and wanting to do a Sew Along using your Lazy Day Sunhat as the first pattern - have emailed you regarding permission for this but haven't heard, sent them from November onwards - perhaps have gone to your spam folder? Are you able to email me quickly at some point (know your a v busy lady!) on sewaddictivefabrics@gmail.com
Thank you so much! Hazel

Sallzy said...

What gorgeous patterns - I have 2 little girls who would love to be the proud owners of a gorgeous new quilt. Stunning! xo

quilary said...

I'm with you on the orange ruffle quilt! It's really gorgeous and would be beautiful for a girl who really isn't into pink. Thanks for introducing Clare's patterns - I haven't come across them before.

tini-uk said...

Oh I love the patterns, too hard to choose a favourite one.

Lee said...

Wow - thank you for such a lovely givaway! Such a talented designer.

sweet & lovely crafts said...

Oh my gosh! These quilts are FANTASTIC. They are just beautiful. A quilt with ruffles- awesome!

Sunflower Skies said...

Wow, those are all so fantastic! Love all the designs. Thank you for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Well, you have to be in it to win it, and maybe I will actually learn to sew this year, Maybe you can teach an old dog nre tricks.
Love Lorraine.
xxx

sew happy Stacy said...

Those patterns are so cute. I really like the orange one too.

Julie R said...

ah yes , one of these beauties would be just the ticket to bring me back to the world of sewing...

missbanana said...

Lovely quilt design - bookmarked for my next crafty purchase. My almost 2 yr old needs a quilt for her new big bed!

Kylie said...

Oh the car one would be perfect for my little boy! Too cute :)

Carolyn McPherson said...

What lovely patterns and quilts. Love the one with cars for little boys!

Rach_Spencer said...

Super cute....love them all.

Rach_Spencer said...

Super cute....love them all.

amummy said...

Lovely Patterns

Becky said...

I love the orange quilt too :)

Karen Chaplin said...

Hi there,
I'm loving the quilts my New Year's resolution this year is to do a quilting course and make a quilt so this would be the perfect start yah...
I've all my fingers crossed
Karen

About O.O.D. said...

2011.... the year to do some sewing. The simple patterns are probably just what is needed by me! heres hoping, because they are gorgeous

Scissors Paper ROCKS said...

Ruffles on a quilt. Great idea. I'd love to have a go at that one.

Andrew & Beth said...

FANTASTIC! I love the ruffles quilt with Blue & Green Especially! I love the circles. ~Beth

Karen D said...

Oh cool, have never sewn a quilt but I'm keen to try, especially since I just found out we have our second bubba on the way!

Lisa said...

Love the ruffles, my son would love the number quilt, and I heart anything Amy Butler! Too cute!!!

Sharyn said...

These quilts are simply great. With my first grandson due in a few weeks would love to win the baby quilt pattern Thanks Sharyn

Kylie said...

What wonderful patterns.

Christine said...

So inspiring!!! Thank you for the give-away offer, so very generous.
Best wishes,
Christine

Steph said...

hi, lovely patterns. Hope I win! xo Steph
swhh@yahoo.com

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Gorgeous, I love the ruffled one too, it would be great for curious little fingers. Thanks for the chance to win Toni and Clare!

PatchWorkPrincess said...

What a lovely set of patterns Would make fabulous quilts for my grandchildren

Melissa said...

What gorgeous patterns!

Kirsten N said...

Lovely patterns - I think the Bubbles and Ruffles quilt is my favourite!!

Kirsten N said...

Although the Amy Butler "Love" quilt really is gorgeous too:)

Linda said...

I love these patterns, they are so fresh and unique. Very very appealing, they make me want to take out my fabric and sew! Thank you for sharing, thanks for the opportunity to win, and for the site to go dream

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