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Valentine Prize Draw

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

valentine prize draw

Every order from today, 16th of January until midnight the 12th of February will be entered into a prize draw to win this gorgeous bumper bundle of fabric,   20 FQ’s in total.   The lucky winner will have the prize delivered to their door on Friday the 14th of February – who needs chocolates!

If you’d like to take a look at our Valentines fabric - it’s all here.

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Winter Sale – now on!

Monday, December 30th, 2013

winter sale 2013

Take a peak here.

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Chevrons or Zig Zags – we love them!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

zig zag cushions

cushion on green chair

At Fabric Rehab we love chevrons and zig zags, so we thought we’d show you some cushions we had made by Caroline, the very talented seamstress.  As you can see, she has done a lovely job – and has even pattern matched the chevrons front to back!   The edges have been piped with ecru and burnt orange linen. Soon you will be able to come and have a look at these cushions in situ at our new showroom – but more on that in early 2014…..

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Zig Zag Beach Bag

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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We’ve got some great cotton canvas Zig Zag fabric in the shop and it’s been pleading to be made into a bag, as it’s summer a beach bag seemed fitting, one that’ll easily hold 2-3 towels, suncream and a good book.  I was searching on the web and came across this free tutorial for the exact shape I had in mind.  It’s a fab pattern, very simple, great if you’re a beginner, I decided to line it and pop some interfacing between the in and outer fabric at the bottom, you could also cover some cardboard and pop this in the bottom to give a sturdy base.  Once I’d cut the pattern and fabric it took about 3 hours to put together, et voila, ready to hit the beach!

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Bungle Jungle Quilt

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013


Sophie has used the Bungle Jungle charm pack to make her godson this lovely quilt, it can be used on his cot or as a play mat – he’s going to love it and so is his Mummy!

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Snow and customer deliveries

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Due to adverse weather conditions, customers are advised that deliveries may be subject to delay.

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Sale starts 12th january

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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Felt House Advent Calendar

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to start our Christmas projects.  The first one is a felt house advent calendar that Nancy made.  All the houses are slightly different and you end up with a lovely quirky little street.  They were stitched together and stuffed with a little wadding and on the back is a small pouch for a sweet treat.  The numbers can either be sewn on or glued for quickness.

If you’d like to make you own house advent we’ve put together a multi-coloured felt pack that would do just the job.

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Box of Delights winner is…..

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Thank you all for sharing the Box of Delights Giveaway love, sadly there can only be one winner and that person is……(trumpet fanfare please)….Kim Kandy of Kandy Designs – Christmas has come early for you!! Please could you email your address to us at and this fab box of goodies will be on its way to you before you can say Father Christmas!!

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Autumn Felt Pack

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

We’ve got some lovely autumnal wool felt colours in the shop and have put together an Autumn Felt Pack.  It contains 12 colours and each piece is approximately 23cm x 17cm.  Sophie made this lovely garland and it shows all the colours in the pack really well.  Would cheer up any gloomy Autumn day and lets face it we’ve had a few this week!

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‘Felt’ like a change!

Friday, October 5th, 2012

We took delivery of a beautiful selection of wool felt today.  The colours are really mouth watering, we’ve got lots of projects in mind and will be posting ideas on the blog very soon.  These will be available to buy in the shop next week by the metre and in bundles.

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We have a winner!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Thank you to all that left a comment on our Giveaway post, it’s really got us thinking about what projects to do next!  We will be posting some very soon.  But without further a do, the winner is…..comment 3, Lynn:

‘I’ve just started on my Christmas sewing.  Have 3 sets of cushions to make and a large quilted wall hanging with 25 pockets that needs to be ready by Dec 5th – it’s going to Peru’.

Well done Lynn, all we need is your address and then we can send your ‘Lovely’ bundle to you as soon as.

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‘Lovely’ Giveaway!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Thank you to all all that entered – this Giveaway is now closed – winner announced soon!

New season, new fabrics, new giveaway!

We’re giving away this fab bundle of fabric from the new ‘Lovely’ and ‘Swedish City Blocks’ collections, 17 units of fabric equivalent to over 4m of fabric – wowzers!

To enter the giveaway, we’d love to know what you’re making this season.  Comments must be left on this post to count, one comment per person.  Giveaway closes Thursday 20th September at 9.00pm – Good Luck!


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Summer 2012

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Summers end.

There were parties.

There was the park and a party in the park.

There was the Olympics and an Olympic party.

There was the beach – rain or shine!

There were one too many mojitos.

Lazy days.

Hope you had a great summer too!

We’re now de-toxed and ready for rehab with stacks of new fabric for the coming season.  We’ve also got a bumper giveaway bundle, details to follow soon!

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Squirrel Pyjamas

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

We LOVE these fab PJs that Taylor Swift is wearing in her latest video and guess what…we stock the fabric!  I want/need/must have a pair of these made.  If you too fancy a super retro pair of PJs like these, the fabric is Illustrated Squirrels and can be found here.   And thank you to the intrepid Ann for spotting them!

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Fabric Rehab Open – Saturday 14th July

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

If you’d like to come and see us (and our fab selection of fabrics!) on Saturday 14th July, we will be open from 10am until 3pm – we’d love to see you!

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Jubilee Dress – fit for a queen (or princess!)

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In this next instalment of Jubilee projects, we’ve made this super cool Crown Dress and London Tote Bag, you’d really feel like royalty wearing this ensemble!  The dress was made using Simplicity pattern 5704.  The London collection can be found here.

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‘they’re changing guard at buckingham palace…’

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

I have one very happy boy, modelling his new Jubilee shirt, he can’t wait for the Jubilee Tea Party!  We made the shirt using London Buildings and Simplicity pattern 4760.  Watch this space for more Jubilee projects over the next few days.

P.S I love this poem by A.A Milne, it really reminds me of sometime in my childhood, thought you might like the rest of the lyrics:

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
“A soldier’s life is terrible hard,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We saw a guard in a sentry-box.
“One of the sergeants looks after their socks,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We looked for the King, but he never came.
“Well, God take care of him, all the same,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
They’ve great big parties inside the grounds.
“I wouldn’t be King for a hundred pounds,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
A face looked out, but it wasn’t the King’s.
“He’s much too busy a-signing things,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
“Do you think the King knows all about me?”
“Sure to, dear, but it’s time for tea,”
Says Alice.

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Fabric Rehab in Ideal Home Magazine

Friday, May 4th, 2012

We’re very excited to have had a feature in Ideal Home magazine this month (June issue on sale now), it gives you an insight into home life, you’ll see from the photos that Fabric Rehab is a big part of my life, it’s hard for me not to use all the fabric as soon as its in the shop – restrain  is not easy!  If you’d like to see the fabrics we used for this quilt, take a look here.

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Time to ‘Jubilee’ Party!

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Get your Jubilee projects under way with the fabulous London collection.  Your bunting will be the queen of any street party!  Not a Regal price either – £10.60 a metre.

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We have a winner…

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Thank you for all your comments, it’s been really interesting hearing what you’re all making, sadly there can only be one winner and that person is…. Shelly Vipond, Shelly is making  ‘Matching PJ’s for my daughter and her favourite doll and some book/diary covers for friends’.  Lovely idea to match PJ’s with you daughters favourite doll – I would have loved that too!  Well done Shelly, all we need is your address and then we can send you this lovely bundles of fabrics.

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Fabric Rehab Open Saturday 25th February

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

For those of you that can’t see us in the week, we will be open on Saturday 25th February from 10am – 2pm.  Come and see us and our latest fabric collections.

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Soul Garden Giveaway Winner

Thursday, February 16th, 2012


Thank you all very much for taking part, unfortunately there can only be one winner, and the lucky person is Fiona Grant!  Well done Fiona, all we need is your address and we’ll get this lovely bundle off to you  ‘Tout de suite’.

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Soul Garden Giveaway

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

We’re giving away a gorgeous bundle (15 FQs in total!) of Carolyn Gavins lovely new collection ‘Soul Garden’, all you need do to enter is ‘Like’ us on Facebook and leave a comment here to say you’ve done it.  If you already ‘like us’, all the better, just leave a comment here to say you do – simple as that!

Comments on this post will only be counted in the draw, giveaway ends Wednesday 15th February @ 9:00pm, winner notified soon after – good luck!

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We have a winner!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012


Well done Hannah! Our lovely bumper bundle of fabric will be on it’s way to you as soon as we have your address. This is what brightens Hannah’s day ‘My day is brightened up by stopping revision and coming across pretty piles of fabric like these in my blog reader! But also with big cups of tea, chocolate and catch up tv to break up the revision’. Good luck with you revision!

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Blue Monday Giveaway

Monday, January 16th, 2012


Here in the depths of January today is apparently ‘ Blue Monday’. The 3rd Monday of the month is the day where we are most lightly to feel fed up, under par and generally cheesed off.

But don’t worry spring is on it’s way and the daff’s will be blooming soon!  And even better Fabric Rehab are having a Blue Monday giveaway of a bumper bundle of gorgeous and very spring like  fabric’s from our new Lecien delivery.

To enter the giveaway all you need to do is tell us what brightens your day!

To be entered into the draw you must leave your comment on this post – one comment per entrant.  Closing date Friday the 20th of January at 9pm. Comments left after this date will not be included in the draw.  Winner picked at random and notified shortly after.  Good Luck!!


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Fabric Rehab Sale

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

The sale at Fabric Rehab starts on Friday 6th January, we’re making space for lots of new designs arriving in January, you won’t be disappointed!


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Christmas Holidays at Fabric Rehab

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Fabric Rehab will be closed from Tuesday 20th December until Wednesday 4th January, on-line orders can be made during this period but they will not be despatched until Wednesday 4th January onwards.

The last posting date will be Monday 19th December – Have a very Merry Christmas!


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Fabric Rehab ‘Bricks & Mortar’ shop…Open

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Hooray!  We have finally opened our doors to all our fabric crazed addicts, our shop is open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am to 2pm, and don’t worry if you can’t make these days, we’d be happy to make an appointment for you. You can either email us at or call us on 01206 321 611.

Fabric Rehab is located 5 mins from the A12 and 1 mile from Dedham village.  If you ‘d like to make a day of it there is plenty to see in Dedham and some lovely places to eat (always a plus!!).

Fabric Rehab, 3b Dedham Vale Business Centre, Manningtree Road, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6BL.

Go on – you know you want to!


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Two for the boys…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011


I’ve got 2 boys and I’m always on the hunt for quirky boys prints, unfortunately there isn’t the range for boys as there is for girls so we’re hoping to even it up a little with these 2 fab prints. My youngest son (age 2) is mad about anything with 4 wheels, I have a feeling a floor cushion could be the next project.

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We have a winner…

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Comment 172 

‘Love the re-design. I love being able to search by designer/manufacturer or to be able to search through whole collections. I really like the search by colour feature as well. It all looks really slick and it has added a great deal of functionality to your site. Fabulous!’

From Sarah Leavesley, the bundles will be winging their way to you as soon as we have your address.

Thank you all for adding your fab comments, watch this space for more giveaways and special offers.





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12 months in the making…

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Fabric Rehab


Thank you so much for all your fantastic comments!  The competition is now closed and the winner will be announced very soon.  Fingers crossed!

Some of you may remember last year we asked what you wanted from our fabric shop, we listened, we got creative, we drank lots of tea and coffee and the occasional glass of wine (well who can blame us!) and finally the new and improved Fabric Rehab has arrived.

Here are just a few of the best bits:

Search by Designer, Manufacturer, Collection, Fabric Type & Colour

Gift Vouchers

Giveaways & Special Offers

And last but by no means least, all orders to the UK and Northern Ireland will have a flat rate postal charge of only £2.00, regardless of how much fabric you order.

To celebrate the Grand Opening we’re giving away this super duper stash of fabric, all you need to do is tell us what you think of the new shop.  To be entered into the draw you must leave a comment on this post, one comment per entrant, closing date Thursday 1st September @ 8.00pm, comments left after this date will not be included in the draw.  Winner picked at random and notified shortly after.

Good Luck!

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Mollie Makes

Saturday, May 14th, 2011


Mollie Makes is a brand new magazine ‘For people who love the crafty life’.  Its been beautifully put together with lots of inspirational projects, the pictures have an instant impact and made me go ‘ohhhhhhhh’ as soon as I opened the magazine.

Here’s a taster of what’s in side issue 1:-

•  Six projects to make, including the apple jackets on the front cover.

•  Top stylist tips for throwing your dream summer party – I loved this feature!

•  A whopping 29-pages of vintage homes to inspire you and your pad.

The price per issue is £4.99, but they do have a special offer at the moment, if you subscribe you receive the first 3 issues for just £5.00 – more info on this here.

Mollie Makes is available from Sainsbury’s and WHSmiths, so while you’re doing your weekly shop, treat yourself – I bet you can’t wait until you get home to have a quick flick through!





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Cut Out and Keep winner

Monday, May 9th, 2011

wincutoutandkeepAnd the lucky winner is……..Rachael,  ‘Absolutely gorgeous. I would love to use a small quantity of each fabric to make some beautiful wings for my daughter. Other than that… gosh, who knows’.

As soon as we have your details we can send you your lovely bundle – lucky daughter!

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Cut out and keep is here…

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

This giveaway has now closed, thank you to all that entered.

We’ve waited with eager anticipation for this collection to arrive and now its here ‘Cut Out and Keep’ by Heather Moore for Cloud9 fabrics is BEAUTIFUL!  I particularly love the Free as a Bird design, and could see a lovely skirt made with this, swallows are very on trend at the moment – just love it!

To welcome these lovely prints into the shop we are having a Cut Out and Keep bundle giveaway.  Please leave a comment on this post telling us what you’d like to make with it.  The giveaway will close on Friday 6th May at 8.00pm, winner will be notified soon after – comments must be left on this post to be in the draw.

If you can’t wait until Friday to see if you’ve won, you can order this collection right now here.

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cut out and keep by Heather Moore

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

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We’re very excited about this new collection called ‘Cut Out and Keep’ by the very talented Heather Moore.  Heather works under the brand name ‘Skinny laMinx’ and the 8 prints are based on her paper-cut designs.

We made this patchwork cushion to show the full collection.  They’ll be arriving here very soon.

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Spring Street winner….

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011


And the prize goes to…..Kirsty, comment 165, ‘Great colour mix- girls dress details!’.  Well done Kirsty the lovely bundle will be winging its way to you very soon.

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Spring Street Giveaway

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Thank you for all your comments, the giveaway has closed, winner will be picked very soon!

spring street bundle

We’re giving away a lovely bundle of each of the new designs (21 in total) from Carolyn Gavins Spring Street collection.  All you need do is let us know what you’d like to make with it.  Please leave comments on this post (we can only count comments on the giveaway post), closing date Tuesday 5th April @ 8pm.  Winner picked at random and notified soon after.  Good Luck!

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Cloud9 winner

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011


Comment 72,  Michelle  ‘love your site so much just liked you on facebook’.  The Cloud9 Nature Walk bundle will be on its way to you as soon as we have your address – Well done!

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Cloud9 Giveaway

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011



We’re giving away this delightful Organic Nature Walk bundle from Cloud9, we’ve also included 2 organic plains.  All you need to do is “like” us on Facebook AND leave a comment on this post to say you’ve done it  - simple as that. Giveaway closes Tuesday 8th March at 8pm.  Good Luck!

UPDATE – This giveaway is now closed, thank you to all that entered, the lucky winner will be notified soon.

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Melody Miller giveaway winner…

Sunday, February 20th, 2011


Thank you for all your entries, they were very inspiring!  The winner is comment no. 17, it reads  ‘Great fabrics like this!’.  Well done Nicola, your Melody Miller bundle will be sent to you as soon as we have your address.

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Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller & Giveaway

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

‘Ohhhhhhhhh’! we said out loud as we opened the box of fabric from Kokka.  These super prints have a very retro 1960′s feel, in fact Melody was inspired by women from shopping catalogues in the late 60′s.  She wanted to tell a story about the women, and the objects that filled their lives.  I think she’s got it spot on with the vintage dishes, 60′s ladies and transistor radios.  The fabrics are a cotton linen mix, so great for cushions, clothing, bags, pot holders, oven mits – the list is endless.

vintage dishes mint

vintage ladies ochre

transistors blue

To celebrate having a fantastic new designer in store, we’re giving away 7 FQs of the Melody Miller range.  To enter we’d like to know what inspires you, all you need do is add your comment to this post.  Closing day is Thursday 17th February @ 8pm, winner picked at random soon after.

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Ann Kelle Sweetie Pie Giveaway bundle

Monday, February 7th, 2011

sweetie pie bundle giveaway

Ann Kelle has another fantastic giveaway, its starts today and runs through to Monday 14th February.  The bundle giveaway is 4 yards of fabric (pictured above).  To enter, simply leave a comment on Ann Kelles giveaway blog post. Good Luck!

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 those of you that tried to shop today and couldn’t.  Our host site had problems that knocked us off-line, I’m glad to say its been resolved and Fabric Rehab is open once more and able to satisfy the mother of all fabric cravings.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Happy New Year and happy bargain hunting – to the SALE.

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Ann Kelle Giveaway – Results are in…

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The winner is….comment 18!  Well done Ellen, all we need is your address and the lovely bundle of Urban Zoologie will be sent to you.

ann kelle giveaway result

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There's snow stopping us…

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Don’t worry, we’re managing to get your orders out despite the weather, business as usual at Fabric Rehab.  Hopefully your postie can get to you!  P.S Apologies for the snow pun.

UPDATE:- Orders are continuing to be dispatched quickly from Fabric Rehab but we are finding that Royal Mail are taking longer to deliver some mail.  This is probably due to the bad weather and Christmas post.

Scandi Snowflakes Red

Scandi Snowflakes Red

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Ann Kelle Giveaway – don't miss out!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Urban zoologie giveaway

We are really excited to be part of this gorgeous giveaway from one of our favourite designers Kelle Boyd, better known as Ann Kelle.   Kelle has kindly offered to giveaway a bundle of her best selling Urban Zoologie collection – exclusive to Fabric Rehab.  The lucky winner will receive 1/2 yard of each print, a total of 3 yards.

urban zoologie - ann kelle

Here’s how to enter:-

1. “Like” Ann Kelle on Facebook.

2. Subscribe to her blog

3. Come back to Fabric Rehab and leave a comment letting us know if you 1. “Liked” Ann Kelle on Facebook and  2. Subscribed to her blog.

You must do all of the above in order to enter the draw.  The giveaway runs from Monday 29th November until Friday 3rd December at  midnight.  Comments must be left on this post to enter.

Good Luck!

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How to….Christmas Bird Garland

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Here is our second ‘time friendly’ project, for this you’d probably need a couple of hours altogether, but perhaps if you don’t have that time in one block you could cut the template and fabric in the evening and put together the garland in the day.  Here’s how…


Cut you chosen template out of card (we used a simple bird design, but you could do Christmas Trees, mini stockings or hearts – the list is endless!).  Select the fabrics you want to use, scraps come in very handy here, cut 2 pieces of fabric for each bird.


Place the fabric right sides together and sew around leaving 1/2cm seam, leave 5cm gap for turning right way.   So you get a nice shape, snip around any curves or points, careful to avoid your seam.   Turn right side out and stuff with wadding.  Hand sew to close.  Finally stitch your birds to ric rac or ribbon and voila!

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We used our Scandinavian Christmas Bundles for the garland, unfortunately we’re out of stock at the moment, but they should be back in the shop by Friday.

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How to…..Scandinavian style gift tags

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

These days, with everybody’s busy lives, its hard to find the time for all the things we’d like to make, especially in the run up to Christmas.  With this in mind Nancy has put together some lovely Christmas projects that are ‘time friendly’.  The first one is for these lovely Christmas tags.  Here’s how to…..


1.  Glue fabric to card (Nancy used red card) with slightly watered down PVA glue. Its best to use a brush for an even coverage.  Leave to dry.


2.  Turn over and draw round your chosen templates, cut round with scissors.  Leave under a heavy book so they are nice and flat.



3.  Make a hole with a hole punch and tie with raffia or twine, and admire your work!



If you’d like to use the same fabrics that we have, its the Scandinavian Christmas Fabric Bundle.  Happy crafting!

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The winner is…

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

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Well done ‘J’, whose comment was ‘Definitely tea towels. I’d use it as a decorative, quite thick band on a plain white towel’.

Your FQs will be winging their way to you as soon as we have your address.

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Spider Queen

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Nancy put together this fantastic Halloween outfit for Daisy, she used Ghastly Forest Grey for the skirt and stitched the spider onto a white t-shirt, using black ribbon around the cuffs and for the web – Happy Halloween everyone – hoh, hoh, ha ha!


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Saturday, October 16th, 2010

I’ve got a lovely selection of customer projects to show you, these will surely make you want to get the sewing machine out….

Thanks to Clare, Claudia, Teresa, Hannah, Natasha, Zoe, Sarah, Lucy, Irene, Jenny and Jennie for taking the time to send us pictures of your projects – please keep them coming!

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He's back….

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Finally Rudolph has come back to the shop, bringing with him his feathered friends, Scandinavian Owl Blue and Owl Multi.

Don’t miss out on Ruldolph, he’d make a lovely Christmas stocking, tablecloth or table runner for the festive season.

sparkle all the way

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Knitting & Stitching Show – Alexandra Palace, 7-10 Oct

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We are not there in person this year, but we will be there in spirit!  If you head over to the Sew Hip magazine stand and subscribe to this great magazine,  you’ll receive a goodie bag, we have contributed a little something to the bags – definitely worth a peek.  Have fun if you’re going.

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Bundle of Joy – results….

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Our random number generator says:-


Comment 60 is the winner, the Kraftycupcake said:-

I looovvvveeee them all!! So many ideas for them! My particular favourite is the Vintage Floral. I love anything that has a ‘vintage feel’ and has flowers too!! What more could anyone wish for!

2 of these beauties will be winging their way to you once you’ve selected which Bundles of Joy you’d like – congratulations!

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Keeping you posted…

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Apologies for the break in blogging, we’ve been so busy getting orders out that unfortunately something had to give, so without further ado here is the Fabric Rehab news…

New FAB kits from Paper & String, great little Christmas Tree decorations, I love the new Mr & Mrs Owl brooch, whooo wouldn’t want one of these in their stocking at Christmas?!

OWLBRO (1)reindeer kit

We’ve added some delightful Lecien dots and florals to the shop, a welcome addition to any fabric stash.

30s flower sunshinelecien dot pinky pink

For those of you patiently waiting for news of the Little Fawns, they have just sprung back into the shop, find the pink here and sky colourway here.

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Birthday boy and dog

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Where has the last year gone, Alfie turned 1 yesterday, it doesn’t seem possible.  We had a little tea party for him which he thoroughly enjoyed.  One of the highlights for him was playing with his favourite little tractor, as you can see, he is making ‘full-on’ tractor noises!  One of his presents from us was ‘dog’.  Alfies first word wasn’t ‘mama’ or ‘dada’, it was ‘dog’, so it only seemed right that he got a sausage dog for his birthday.  I used Farmdale Crosshatch Mustard for the body, Farmdale Blossom Red for the tail and Duck Egg Linen for his ears.  When Alfie saw him he ‘arrrrrred’ him with a big squeeze – sweet!

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And the winner is……

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


Jennie, comment 22 – congratulations!  This is what Jennie suggested:-

‘I adore your site and cannot help but buy lots every time I visit.

What would be helpful in my eyes is seeing all the fabrics in a category in one go rather than having to clck the option or browse per page, if that makes sense. Also because I usually trawl through all the categories anyway I would like to have to option to see all fabrics in one huge list, regardless of what category they are in. And then being able to sort by colour would be great.

And i agree that more customer or your projects would be really inspiring.

But keep up the good work as yours is one of my favourite websites!’

Thank you to everyone that entered and for all your comments, we’ve had some great suggestions.   Its an exciting time for Fabric Rehab, watch this space for the new and improved shop…

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Fabric Rehab revamp giveaway – comments please!

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

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Fabric Rehab is having a facelift.  We have lots of new  ideas, but we’d like to hear from our customers on how we could improve your shopping experience.  For example it could be about the categories or how you navigate the shop.  To say thank you for your help, comments left will be entered into our HUGE, BIG, GIGANTIC Bumper Bundle draw.  The picture above and below is what one lucky person will win, 35 – yes 35 fat quarters!!!   All comments registered between now and Monday 6th September will be entered into a draw and the winner announced after that date.

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Summer break & Free UK postage

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

blackpool beach (4)

Fabric Rehab are taking a summer break, the shop is still open but purchases made between Wednesday 28th July and Friday 6th August will not be dispatched until Monday 9th August.  We would like to offer our customers a little bonus and during this time we will be offering free postage on all UK orders!

Any enquiries received during this period will also be answered on our return.

Happy holidays!

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Shhhhh, don't tell everyone – WE'RE HAVING A SALE!

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

I’ve just added some items to the sale,  lovely cotton/linen mix designs ideal for bags and quilt weight cotton fabric.  Prices range from £2.75 to £1.99 per FQ.  Bag a bargain before Christmas while you can – don’t miss out!

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Bunting Card

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

bunting card

We love being creative here at Fabric Rehab, whilst its great being busy packaging orders, any crafting gets squeezed in during our lunch hour.  Hence this little project…

I’m sure most of us have a little stock pile of fabric hanging around, and probably numerous weddings and birthday’s over the summer months.  So why not make a really easy bunting card?  I made this one for a friends wedding celebration.  Here’s how:-

Cut your scraps into small triangles and arrange on to a piece of card (I used A4 folded) using either thin ribbon or string as the bunting tape, glue into place (I used PVA glue).  If you would like a more colourful one just use coloured card instead – TA DA!  A really summery celebration card and dead easy!

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Fabric Rehab Headquarters…

Monday, May 10th, 2010


When you shop on-line you don’t always see whats behind the scenes, its only a ‘virtual’ idea, you can imagine what a ‘bricks and mortar’ shop might be like but its nice to see the real thing.    If you’d imagined floor to ceiling of gorgeous fabric – you’d have been right!

If you’d like more information on how to view our fabrics by appointment, please email

Apologies in advance if we’re taking your fabric addiction to new heights!


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Coming soon….

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

We can’t wait for these gorgeous prints to arrive!

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Yards to Metres & lots of new stock in the shop!

Friday, March 26th, 2010

We just wanted to let you all know we have started supplying fabrics in metres rather than yards.  So when you order 4 quarters of one design you will receive an uncut piece of fabric measuring 112cm wide x 100cm long – you’re getting a little bit extra for your money!  Here is an idea of how your farbic will arrive when you buy the following quantities (we refer to a quarter metre as a unit):-

1 Unit purchased – 56cm wide x 50cm long
2 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 50cm long
3 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 75cm long
4 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 100cm long
5 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 125cm long
6 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 150cm long
8 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 200cm long

If you have any questions regarding cuts or anything else, please feel free to email

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Bambino Goodies

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

bambino goodies

We’ve been featured on this fantastic site ‘Bambino Goodies’ this weekend.  Bambino Goodies is a great shopping guide for all baby things that are cool, stylish and funky and not covered in teddy bears!  Published every weekday the blog comprises of news, reviews, features and trends.

Little kitty

I’ve been meaning to make one of these sweet Little Kittys for a while and the opportunity arose as my other son has a girl friends party to go to, so this Little kitty is on its way to a 4 year old.  The pattern was easy to follow and for the dress I used Oz Lollipops Green.

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Its cold outside….but Sidneys got the right idea

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Sidney by the fire

Our dog Sidney is a sucker for a warm fire (mind you, so am I), as soon as I say ‘shall we light the fire’ he’s camped out in front of the wood burner. 

As its sooo cold we thought it would be wise to get some lovely needlecord into the shop, we’ve got 3 different designs and they can be found in the ‘Cool Cords’ category.  They’d make gorgeous pinafores, skirts or shirts.

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Happy snow year!

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

snow, snow, snow

I don’t think there are many parts of the country that have escaped the snow and although we had alot today and local schools were closed, here at Fabric Rehab we are still getting orders out, we wouldn’t want to hold up any crafty projects!  Having said that they may be delayed if Royal Mail can’t get through to the worst affected areas, hopefully not for too long. 

So to brighten up a cold winters day we’ve put together 2 wonderful  bundles of 12 FQs, equivalent to 3 yards of fabric in each bundle.  They’re fresh, zesty and quite frankly irresistable!  Available here in ‘Fabric Bundles’.

big stash bundle pink and orange

big stash bundle green blue

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And the winner is…….

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Congratulations go to Nadeem Akram!  Well done Nadeem, there was plenty of competition, but the ‘Birthday Bundle Giveaway’, will be winging its way to you very soon.

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Hip Hip Hooray – Its our Birthday today!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Fabric bundle giveaway 1

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Christmas has come early!  To celebrate Fabric Rehab’s 1st Birthday and because its nearly Christmas,  all customers that make a purchase between the 1st of December and the 13th of December will be entered into a prize draw to win a huge bundle of fabric. Over 60 FQs in total and worth over £150!   The winner will be picked out of a hat on Monday the 14th of December.

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Dandelion Fields Quilt

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

dandelion fields quilt

Look at this beautiful quilt made with the Saffron Craig ‘Dandelion Fields’ collection.  It would be gorgeous on any bed or childs cot.  If you’re really inspired by this and want to get quilting,  luckily we have the Saffon Craig collection in stock here.

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Fabric Rehab freebie giveaway!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

MF made in england pink apron

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We’d like to spread a bit of early cheer to our loyal customers.  If you spend over £50 on fabric you’ll receive a Mary Fellows tea towel, over £75 will bag you a tote for your fabric stash and spend over £100 on fabric we’ll send you a Mary Fellows apron, so you’ll look gorgeous on Christmas Day!  Quick while stocks last…. (colours and designs may vary).  Sorry guys and gals – we’re all out of freebies now, but keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks for our 1st Birthday giveaway.

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Wild Thyme is here!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

wild thymewild thyme pink

Wild Thyme by Carolyn Gavin has just arrived.  Lovely seedhead and bird designs in a gorgeous mix of colours.  Keep an eye on the shop, they’ll be available over the next few days.

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Baby Talk

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Giraffe quilt

Since the arrival of Alfie I’ve been thinking about lots of baby projects.  I happened to mention to my mother-in-law that I’d love a quilt for his cot,  I’d ear marked some fabric I wanted to use, and a couple of days later this lovely quilt appeared!  Unfortunately this fabric has been discontinued but we have a lovely animal print ‘Funky Jungle’ that would make lovely quilts.

cupcake teddy

Look at this truly scrumptious  ‘Cupcake Teddy’ that one of our Fabric Addicts has made using Pink Cupcakes for her friends baby girl - who could resist!   Take a look here for more lovely bears by Abby at Bubs Bears.  If any of you would like to send in pictures of projects, please do, we love posting them on our blog for others to see.

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Special delivery at Fabric Rehab

Monday, September 28th, 2009

We have a new recruit at Fabric Rehab!  Alfie was a little late (15 days to be precise), but he was most certainly worth the wait.  Pictured here at two weeks old, he’s a real sweetie and look at that hair!

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Birds, Butterflies and Bundles

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009


We’ve got some lovely new designs in the shop from Moda, in this range things that can fly and float are the theme.  We’ve put together a fabric bundle containing the 4 FQs pictured with colours that really compliment each other, we’re sure you’ll love it!  Have a look at our ‘Whats New’ category for the full range.

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Lots of lovely stuff!

Monday, July 20th, 2009

saffron craig parrot

saffron craig dandelion fields pink

Our Saffron Criag fabrics have arrived and boy oh boy were they worth the wait! You will find them in a new category ‘New Designers’.  These designs are sold by the metre, the smallest piece you can buy is a quarter metre, if you wanted 1/2 metre uncut  just add 2 units to your basket, if you want 1 metre uncut add 4 units to your basket – couldn’t be easier.  The Fields Range (some of which are pictured) would make a lovely quilt, whilst the owl and tree designs are really fun – go on, I dare you to resist!

saffron craig dandelion fields yellow

saffron craig dandelion circles

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Bird Tunic

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009



My niece is modelling a very sweet tunic top made by my mother-in-law (thank you Rosemarie!).  The pattern used was from the first issue of the new magazine SEW.  We used Feathered Friends Yellow for the main body and Apple Dot Orange for the trim.  Its quite a simple tunic to make and looks very summery!

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New season Kokka

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009


We’ve got some lovely new Kokka prints, the flower designs  would make great curtains.  The Red Riding Hood and Strawberry prints are just adorable and would make super cute dresses – perfect for summer!  Check out our ‘Whats New’ page for all the new designs.

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Saffron Craig designs – here soon!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Fields range

We are very excited about a new line of  fabrics soon to be in the shop by Saffron Craig.  The Fields range with its gorgeous colours and dandelion seedheads would make a lovely quilt.  We’ve also got a lovely tree and owl print on its way.  Keep a look out in the shop, they should be here within the week!

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Web site of the week!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Ideal Home Loves

We’ve had a great write-up on the Ideal Home blog, ‘Home Shopping Spy’ today.  The blog features interior news and views from Ideal Home Magazine. 

Other news – we’re waiting for LOTS of new designs to arrive, another big order from Kokka, should be here within the next 10 days – can’t wait!

We’re also planning to have an ‘Open House’ day in August, we’d love to see and meet our customers and of course it will give you the opportunity to come and see our great selection of fabrics.  Will keep you posted on the date and details.

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Cot quilt in Sew Hip magazine

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Cot quilt combination

In this months Sew Hip magazine you’ll find a pattern for a Cot quilt.  Sew Hip have featured our Dala horse & Russian Doll Turquoise fabric and  have made a gorgeous quilt (if you have the magazine or are thinking of getting it, its on p36 of the July issue).  The picture above shows you how well  Pod Vine Lime goes with it and could be used as the back panel.

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At last, its arrived!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

New Kokka fabric

Hooray!  After weeks of waiting, our order from Japan has arrived.  The boxes were filled with delightful designs that we are sure you’ll love.  We couldn’t resist some lovely trim either, so a new catergory will be opened soon to put this in.  The next couple of days will be spent taking photos and uploading all the new fabrics, we’ll try and get them on ASAP! 

All those that have joined our mailing list will be sent an email letting you know they’re all in the shop.  If you haven’t signed up already, pop your email address on our home page and you’ll get one too.  Happy browsing!

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Pink and red bundle

Thursday, April 9th, 2009


We have been asked to send some samples of fabric to a new magazine called ‘Sew’  to feature in their launch issue that comes out in May.  When we put them together we thought they looked so nice that we wanted to share a picture with you.  All the fabrics are available, some of which have just arrived and are on our ‘Whats New’ page.

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Yellow tree dress

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Yellow tree dress

Finally some of the new stock has arrived, with very much of a spring feel about it.  This lovely dress was made using our new Yellow Tree fabric.  Its great with leggins or trousers in the fresher weather and once it warms up as a dress by itself.  We still have lots more fabric on its way and will let you know as soon as it arrives.

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New design

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Spotted owl green

We’ve got a lovely new design Spotted Owl in 3 different colourways (green pictured).  We have limited stock at present but don’t worry, we are waiting for a large delivery from the US which will contain plenty more in all 3 colours as well as some lovely other designs.   Lots of fabric is on its way to us from all over the globe, we can’t wait until it arrives!

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Like children in a sweet shop!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

New designs

Nancy and I have recently been to a fabric exhibition, there were so many gorgeous prints.   We have selected some fantastic new designs, some of which I have pictured below.  The new designs will be with us in the next few weeks.


Yellow birdDala horseMaid blue

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Grey skies and cheery skirts.

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Spring Skirt

It’s a very grey miserable day here in Suffolk,  so we thought we’d show you something colourful! I made this skirt for my 2 1/2  year old niece using 1/2 a yard of  pretty Pink Pop Flower .  It was so easy to make and because it has an elasticated waist it should take my niece to 3 and beyond.

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Sunday, January 11th, 2009

This is the Fabric Rehab blog, over the coming months this blog will keep you up to date with the latest Fabric Rehab news – including new products and offers.

You, our customers, can also submit the projects you’ve undertaken with Fabric Rehab’s products and show off your creativity.

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