Our Website update

Our new website has now gone live!! We are very excited as it looks fantastic and will allow us to do lots of cool things, like YouTube video tutorials! Also our blog will now be posted on the front page of the website instead of on here. So if you head over to http://www.donnasquiltstudio.co.nz/ all the new posts will be put on there.

Happy Sewing 🙂



Add a comment 06/09/2011

Donna’s New Fluffy Helper

Everyone meet Molly. She is Donna’s new fluffy baby and by the looks of it she even shares the same hobby. Molly is a 4 month old Ragdoll kitten and is full of love and affection. Molly never leaves Donna’s side and she loves to help out with everything especially when it comes to quilting.


1 comment 22/08/2011

Dr Suess Flannel

We have made this adorable little flannel quilt up in our new Dr Suess fabrics mixed with a little bit of cuddle. We just love the colour mix and how can you say no to the Cat in the Hat.

We have kitsets up in this quilt, however stock is VERY limited so get in quick if you are after one.

Finished size: 100cm x 130cm

Kitset cost: $75.00

Add a comment 20/08/2011

Lost & Found

Once again Riley Blake Designs have brought out a delicious new range of fabric. It’s really modern floral prints on black, cream, grey and red. The range is called Lost & Found and is by Jen Allyson. This is seeming to be very popular (how could you not love it) so get in quick to get your hands on it.

We have Fat Quarters cut and have put together a few Fat Quarter packs. Fabric is $28.00 per meter.

Add a comment 09/08/2011

2 new Jelly-Rolls

I really love putting colours together so it makes coming up with new Jelly-Roll’s so much fun. I have just put these two together which are quite different colours than I have done in the past and I am so im love with them. One is white, yellow and blue contemporary designs, (contemporary floral’s, spots and strips) and the other is reds and white but with a modern twist, (I love love love it!!)

Each Jelly-Roll has 40 2 1/2″ strips in them, totaling 2 1/2 meters of fabric. Each are $75.00 each.



Add a comment 08/08/2011

Quilting Arts Calendar 2012

Yes it is a very scary thought that we now have 2012 calendars in store, however they are just amazing! If you aren’t aware of the Quilting Arts calendars, they hold a yearly world-wide competition, each year they have a set topic and you have to create a masterpiece on this topic. The calendar is 12″ x 12″ and that is the exact size of each quilt that is made for the calendar. This year the theme was “Feeling Pet-ty” and we are very proud to say that a New Zealander got her quilt accepted!! Not only is she a New Zealander but she is a local to us and more importantly we know her!! Her names Amber McIntosh and she is the Textile teacher at Hillcrest High School. Her little frog best friends made it on the month of June. We are very proud of her.

The calendars are $29.50 each

They have a contest every year so why not have a look on their website and check out the topic from next year and get creating 🙂

Add a comment 29/07/2011

Batik Fabric Club

We have just got some amazing new batik fabric in stock. They are delicious colours, so Donna has decided to start a fabric club so here are all the details if you are interested.

  • Over five months you can have thirty fat quarters (that is six fat quarters per month) for $40 a month plus $4 for postage in New Zealand or
  • Over five months you can have thirty fat eights (that is six fat eights per month) for $20 a month plus $4 for postage in New Zealand

Contact us by phone or email if you would like to join this club.

Heres a sneak peek of the bolts we have…


Add a comment 25/07/2011

Wicked Winter Sale

Its shivering cold and raining outside so what a good excuse to have a sale. From Friday 15th July to Saturday 23rd of July we are having a big fabric sale. Heres the details:

All Precut Fat Quarters $5.00

All Precut Jelly-Rolls $50.00

15% off all bolted Fabric

Selected bolted fabric at $12/m

Major Quilt Sample Sale

Half price remnants

Many more specials

Sorry but this sale excludes Cuddle Fabric.

Add a comment 16/07/2011

For a good cause and just because.

Look what we have got our hot little hands on! Pink Olfa Cutters. They are the standard 45mm Rotary Cutter but how cute does it look in pink. 50 cents of each cutter sold will be donated to help fund breast cancer initiatives.

They are $39.00 each.

1 comment 12/07/2011

Cot Cuddles

As you already know, we are obsessed with cuddle fabric. We have just had 2 HUGE shipments in of the stuff! We have got a whole bunch of new colours and even some cool prints. While our stock looks so lush and healthy we have been putting together some new kitsets for our strippy cuddle quilts. We have had a few requests for more colour ways in the cot sized quilts, so, you guessed it, we’ve made some new cot sized strippy quilts.

We have only done 2 so far, ( it has only been a week ) but here are the 2 adorable colour ways we have done…

 Hot Pink ( it looks a little red in the pic) and Purples.

Light Blue, Dark Blue and Brown.

Add a comment 12/07/2011

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