67 Columbia Rd
London E2 7RG
0207 729 5449
What is happening these days at Beyond Fabrics?
We are very busy planning and making new kits (patchwork quilt and sewing) every time a new fabric collection arrives. We have just got a Christmas collection so we will be cutting and packing new kits soon.
We are also offering Free Demonstration Classes every first Saturday of the month, next one is Cushions with Piping Cord and Invisible Zippers the 4th of August and on September 1st we will show English Hexagon Paper Piecing.
When is the busiest craft period?
As everyone I think we are the busiest from September until the end of December. We exhibit at many shows during November and December, so we are very busy preparing for these Fairs.
Sundays is our busiest day as we have a Flower Market on Columbia Rd which brings lots of trade, and weekdays we are a destination for many quilters who come to London from all over.
Is there anything like the “ideal customer” who knows exactly what he/she wants or do you quite enjoy when people experiment with new ideas and projects?
We have a mixture, we like the “ideal customers” who come in and feel at home picking fabrics from the shelf and only ask for help when they have finished making their selection. We also have lots of beginners to Patchwork and Quilting and are not sure what they want. We enjoy spending time with them and showing them the possibilities of a new hobby.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
We love spending time with our customers and helping them on their projects and it is most rewarding when they come back proud of their work and bring it to show us.
What seems to be the most loved craft at Beyond Fabrics?
We specialise in Patchwork and Quilting and our kits are very popular with beginners and advanced crafters.
Tell us about a new craft product that caught your eye!
We are always looking for new tools, templates and books to complement our stock. We have a new supplier in USA where we get so many crazy gadgets, rulers and tools for patchwork.
We have just added a new set of patchwork templates to our shop, “Perfect Patchwork Templates”. It is not a new product, it has been in the market for many years, but we like it as it makes a perfect cutting tool and you can get a perfect piecing all the time.
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