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Quilting in Australia

October 19, 2010

We just got back to Singapore from a few das in Perth. It is spring in Perth, and the weather was absolutely beautiful! High’s in the upper 70’s, and lows in the 40’s at night. The combination of the dry weather, the cool temperatures, and the beautiful sunshine, led to some happy days. The first day that I was there, Thursday, I decided to take the train to a suburb of Perth, Midland. In Midland, there were two wonderful sewing / quilting stores.

Today, I will report on the wonderful shop, Carol’s of Midland. The ladies in Carol’s were so nice and helpful. They had a wonderful range of fabrics and lots of kits. I usually like to put together my own patterns, but sometimes I like to buy the kit for the beautiful combination of fabrics. I decided to buy this kit, from Carol’s, called Iced Coffee. I love all the wonderful browns and golds.

I also bought 15 skeins of the DMC embroidery floss. I previously bought an embroidery project designed by Crab-apple Hill at a Christmas Shop Hop in Louisville, Kentucky. I love winter scenes, and I decided to do this wonderful Snow Days quilt in blues and browns with this dark blue floss.

Happy quilting . . .


3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2010 1:27 am

    Would love to know if there are any good fabric shops in Singapore. There is a good chance I’ll be visiting next year and some quilting fabric might make a good souvenir. Any recommendations?

    • Nalasa Designs permalink
      October 20, 2010 1:48 am

      There are several nice places to get fabric. One of the best is on Arab Street where you can pick up cottons from Japan, and also some beautiful Batiks. The cottons are not necessarily Japanese style prints, but there are some interesting designs.

      Aik Bee Textiles
      69 Arab St, Singapore199766.
      p: 62983034
      Mr Lee

      Liberty Silk House (sells Liberty print fabric)
      83 Arab St
      Tel 6392 2835

      The batiks can be found at:

      Basharahil Bros. House of Batik
      101 Arab St
      Tel 6293 6569

      Toko Aljunied (House of Batik & Kebaya)
      95 Arab Street
      Tel 62946897

      I can also recommend Dilip Textiles at 74 Arab Street, tel 6293 3633. They import bedspreads, table cloths, curtains, brocade mats, and wall carpets. Their products are beautiful.

      There are a couple of quilt stores, but I have only explored one so far. It was nice enough, but the fabric selection was small. It had some decent fabric, but it didn’t really have fabrics representative of the area.I will be exploring more of these places, so contact me again before you come, and I can give you better recommendations.

  2. October 20, 2010 11:09 am

    Thanks so much for this info which I will save in my Singapore trip file. Arab St is clearly the place to go. Batiks! Of course. I love sarongs but could not imagine cutting one up for patchwork. But if I bought yardage, that would be a different story, The trip is still almost a year away so I will keep checking here for any discoveries you make. Thanks again and happy quilting.

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