Tilly and the Buttons – Online Now!

We’ve just re-stocked the fabulous Tilly and the Buttons garment patterns and added a few new to us whilst we were at it!

The Coco is Tilly’s iconic first pattern and one that we get asked for over and over, it’s an ideal first jersey pattern and the one pattern sets you up to make both a top and a dress!

Inside all of Tilly’s pattern’s are beautiful instruction booklets that are so easy to follow, all have photo’s and text and a really good glossary, perfect for learning all the relevant sewing terms!

Here are the patterns we currently have in stock:

Watch out for news on new patterns from Tilly next week!

Delilah BOM – Month 10

Hello everyone, here is a quick round up of Month 10 block – Mayflower .


No curves this month but we are back to having those pesky Y seams. Although you should all be experts by now I’m guessing!. Last time around I tried a mixture of hand sewing and machine sewing the Y seams. I’m not particularly great on the machine side so I wanted to really push myself this time.

I think I can say that by the time I had done all the blocks this month I was certainly more confident. It’s all about precision and pivoting, and a really good pressing with some flatter!

I actually quite like this block as there were not so many pieces to it and aside from the Y seam challenge they did all go together pretty quickly.

Even through the templates were a little delayed for this month and we all had the Christmas rush to deal with it was nice to see some blocks pop up online, and look at super Sue busting out all 9. Fab work.

Catch up soon for Justine’s round up of Month 11 and then can you believe it were nearly at the end of another BOM challenge.

Bring on 2018 and Golden Days Jen…

Happy sewing for now, Lisa x

Alison Glass – all the collections!

As you know we’re big Alison Glass fans here at Simply Solids. We carry all her collections in full and just love the saturated bright colours she produces.

Imagine our surprise then when the UPS guy rocked up at the shop yesterday with 4 mahoosive boxes full of Alison Glass. We have got in our hands and on our shelves, all of Alison’s new collections about a month early! Yippee!

We took delivery of the totally gorgeous Sunprints 2018 collection, 27 bolts of it! This is by far our most favourite Sunprints collection to date. There are 3 prints, each in 9 colours.




Gorgeous right? So so useable in all manner of quilting styles.

We also received Remix, 9 prints from past collections by Alison Glass which have been brought back from the archives, some of these have already sold out online.

It’s so great when a designer reprints some beloved lines from older collections, a win for all our stashes right?

Finally we have received the rest of our Chroma, we have 26 bolts of this gorgeous hand dyed loveliness available for you online and in our Slaithwaite shop now!

As you can see Chroma is perfect for all you patchworker’s out there!