Old News


November 20th 2014

Five weeks to Christmas! We have lots of Christmas fabrics to tempt you with so why not have a creative crafty Christmas!


Diana has gone up to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate so Mike is in charge of the shop for a few days.

November 17th 2014

We sold the last of our advent calendar kits today, so apologies if you were hoping to come and get one.

November 13th 2014

Four ladies came to our Curved Seam Christmas Tree Panel workshop. They each produced a panel and Diana gave them another to work on at home.


November 1st 2014

A very busy day! Five ladies worked hard on their Simply Seminole Panels and November seemed to have made people think of Christmas. We had a run on our Advent calendar kits, we only have two left and someone even persuaded Diana to let him purchase the made up one in the window!

October 18th 2014

I know its early but we have dressed our Christmas window, lots of fabrics, kits and advent calendars to tempt you with.


September 5th 2014

The first of our new monthly Journal Days, one of the ladies, Elizabeth, brought in her latest creation - a lovely double sided quilt.



August 30th 2014

Our latest Stack, Slash and Shuffle Quilt workshop took place today, you can see some images here.

August 10th 2014

Went up to the NEC for the Festival of Quilts with Pam from our Wednesday club. Here is Pam with her Storm at Sea with Fish quilt which was given a Judge's Choice award.


August 6th 2014

Elizabeth and Diana were so impressed with Trisha's bag, see July 31st below, that they both decided to make one for themselves. Although the bags have the same design, the fabrics make the make them look very different. I especially like the wooden beads on the ties on Elizabeth's bag, well done ladies!



August 2nd 2014

Five ladies came to our Understanding Colour workshop and had an enjoyable day learning how all about colour theory.


July 31st 2014

Lots of ladies came along to our open evening and took an early opportunlty to add to their fabric stash. Our sale started this evening, we have lots of special offers to tempt you. Tuesday club member Trisha brought in a beautiful tote bag she had made from our Japanese woven fabrics, it was admired by everyone, well done Trisha!


July 19th 2014

Our annual Summer Sale starts soon. A wide range of fabrics will be reduced in price both off the bolt and as fat quarters. The sale will also include beads, threads, books, buttons and lots of other one off items.

July 12th 2014

It may seem early but the first of our new Christmas fabrics have arrived and we have a lovely advent calendar kit to make this:


May 2nd 2014

Diana created a banner celebratrating the 400 year anniversary of The Elms School in Colwall out of school uniforms. Pictured with Diana is art teacher Louise Pilditch.



April 13th 2014

Our learning programme now extends through into Autumn. We have a new Saturday Session Journal Days staring in September.

April 6th 2014

We have removed the backing screen from one of our front windows. This has made it easier for us to change the display and allows passers by to have a better view inside the shop. The latest display features a new range of dinosaur fabrics.

March 4th 2014

A new range of simple cross stitch kits, from local company Fat Cat Designs of Yarpole.


February 27th 2014

More new fabrics to tempt you with, here are three of them. Diana says the left one is rabbits, I'm not too sure myself but the others are definitely chickens and fish.



To make space for all the new fabrics we now have a permanent section of fabrics reduced to £5/metre.

February 8th 2014

The first of our new Patchwork for All Saturday club sessions. These take place on the second Saturday of each months, some places are still available so if you fancy Sturday stitching come along and join in.


January 25th 2014

Our first Block of the Month session was attened by three ladies who all had a good morning choosing fabrics and getting on with their first block.

January 15th 2014

There are still places on our first workshop of 2014 coming up this Saturday - Making the Most of Your Sewing Machine. Call Diana on 01684 569069 for details, here is an image taken the last time this workshop was run.


January 6th 2013

Our first day of trading in 2014 and a very busy one! The Sale fabrics and our new fabrics were equally popular!

January 5th 2013

Went on a fabric buying trip and came back with lots of new fabrics to temp you all with.

December 27th 2013

The shop was closed but we we came in to get ready for our January sale. The Christmas window displays were replaced with sale fabrics. We have lots of fabrics at 25% off including all our remaining Christmas stock. Lots of fat quarters are 3 fopr 2.

December 21st 2013

Closing down for Christmas this evening, re-opening on January 6th 2014. We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Happry New Year!

November 27th 2013

We had Patchwork and Quilting Magazine here today using using our shop as the backdrop for some images for the magazine.


November 18th 2013

We have started creating a new range of kits, the first two are a family of owls and a hanging christmas tree decoration, more will follow soon.


Family of Owls
Christmas Tree decoration

November 18th 2013

Up until Christmas all our second hand books have been reduced to half price, come along and grab a bargain!


November 16th 2013

Four ladies had a very enjoyable day at our Christmas Crackers and Boxes workshop. Click the image to see more.


November 15th 2013

BBC Hereford and Worcester's Bunting for Pudsey appeal has produced over 6 miles of bunting which has been sewn together and hung in what looks like a brilliant art installation at the Three Counties Showground. Thank you to all the volunteers who came along to Stitch45 on our bunting sewing day. The image below is from BBC H &W's Facebook page.


Bunting for Pudsey -

November 7th 2013

Four ladies enjoyed making Christmas Table Runners based on the Ohio Star pattern of the tiles on the Stitch45 shop doorstep. Click the runner to see more.


October 26th 2013

Bunting for Pudsey day is here, we joined BBC Hereford and Worcester's Children in Need attempt to get into the Guinness Book of Records for the longest piece of bunting. Visitors to the shop helped make over 500 metres on the day.


If you were too busy to take part you still have a chance to help as we have loads more fabric and ribbons waiting to be sewn together! Just call Diana at the shop on 01684 569069 to arrange a time.


October 14th 2013

On Saturday October 26th we will be holding a drop-in session at our Malvern shop. Anyone can come and help make bunting for the BBC Children In Need - Bunting for Pudsey appeal. BBC Hereford and Worcester will be in attendance.


October 13th 2013

The Fabric Freedom rep came with his van of fabrics, we now have some really beautiful batiks in the Malvern shop to tempt you with. As usual all are available as fat quarters and off the bolt.




October 6th 2013

A full house for Dawn Cameron-Dick's Invisible Machine Appliqué, 8 ladies learned all about this interesting technique from a very knowedgable presenter. You can see some more images from the day in our Gallery.


September 21st 2013

Four ladies had a very enjoyable day making scissor and needle cases - you can see some images from the day in our Gallery.


Scissor and needle cases

September 13th 2013

The boat has finally got through from Korea and our Christmas fabrics have arrived. They are all now available at the shop both off the bolt and in fat quarters.


Christmas Fat Quarters
Christmas fabrics
Christmas fabrics


September 10th 2013

An exciting new range of fabrics from New Zealand have arrived in our Malvern Shop, here are some examples:




August 21st 2013

Diana is now making bespoke patchwork tote bags, each one will be different, only avaliable at the Stitch 45 shop in Malvern.

August 20th 2013

Our workshop program for the Autumn is now on the website, included is a special appliqué workshop by visiting tutor Dawn Cameron-Dick.

August 10th 2013

Our first Nest of Boxes workshop, the ladies all finished one box on the day and promised to finish off the others at home.


Nest of Boxes - First box done


Nest of Boxes - Work in progress

August 8th 2013

A new range of coordinated batiks in muted shades have arrived.


New batiks - August 2013

August 6th 2013

Our first range of Christmas fabrics have arrived, these are scandinavian designs, quite different to the traditional British patterns - available in fat quarter and off the bolt - come and have a look.


Scandinavian Christmas fabrics

August 3rd 2013

The What's a Foot workshop. The ladies had a fine time finding out how to use the extra feet that came with their sewing machines. Having some new Janome machines for hire enabled a lady who was visiting Malvern on holiday to come along and enjoy the workshop.

July 27th 2013

Six ladies were tempted onto our Knots, Spots, Knobbly and Wobbly Bits workshop which went well, lots of interesting textures were created.


Knots, Spots, Knobbly and Wobbly Bits workshop
Knots, Spots, Knobbly and Wobbly Bits
Knots, Spots, Knobbly and Wobbly Bits
Knots, Spots, Knobbly and Wobbly Bits
Knots, Spots, Knobbly and Wobbly Bits

June 20th 2013

The latest edition of Sewing World magazine features our House Coasters!


June 11th 2013

We now have a number of award winning Janome DXL605 machines that can be hired for courses and workshops. The DXL605 has an extension table attachment and is perfect for patchwork and quilting.

June 10th 2013

We are working on our workshop timetable for the summer, these will be on the website in the next few days.

June 4th 2013

A new range of fabrics including some novelty designs featuring VW camper vans and old Minis.

April 18th 2013


Some lovely work was produced at last Saturday's Free Machine Applique workshop - click here to have a look at their efforts.

April 9th 2013

Images from the work produced at our Take a Stitch workshop last Saturday, well done ladies!


March 25th 2013

To see some images from our latest Curved Seam Patchwork workshop, click here.

March 3rd 2013

We have a new range of linen look cottons with subtle bird and flower designs and some novelty prints including owls, VW camper vans, chicks and rainbow sheep.

Owls, Sheep and Camper Vans
March 1st 2013

Lots of different novelty buttons now available, many colours and shapes.


Novelty Buttons


February 25th 2013

With lots of new ranges coming in we now have a Reduced Fat Quarters box, very healthy fabric!


Reduced Fat Quarters

February 24th 2013

New felt kits for children available in the shop.


Kids Felt Kits

February 20th 2013

We have a new kit to make up 3 pincushion chicks, available in different fabrics, shown here in William Morris.


3 Pinchshion Chicks Kit

January 12th 2013

House Coasters workshop - three ladies had an enjoyable day making these querky little coasters.


January 8th 2013

Our Tuesday Patchwork Club reconvened, this club is now fully booked.

January 7th 2013

All the stock has been put out in the shop, the fabric bays are now packed with goodies! Also the first course of the new year started - Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting.

January 6th 2013

We went on a buying trip and came back with an exciting range of fabric bolts and packs of fat quarters.

January 2nd 2013

Our January sale is now running. We are offering our pre-cut fabric including fat quarters at 3 for 2, you buy two we give you a third one free. The same offer is available on our range of hand dyed threads.

December 24th 2012

We would like to wish all our customers a Happy Christmas and hope to see you again in the new year after we open up after our Christmas break on January 2nd.

November 20th 2012

We have added a new course to our learning schedule - Beautiful Patchwork Bags, starts on February 25th and runs for 5 Monday afternoons.

November 17th 2012


A very popular workshop - Making the Most of Your Sewing Machine.

November 1st 2012

Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery workshop


Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery

October 27th 2012


Fragile FLora workshop


We held our first Saturday workshop - Fragile Flora.


Flower produce by one of the students


Flower produced by one of the students

October 13th 2012

A Special Event - Visitors will be invited to help create a quilt to raise funds for the charity Canine Partners. All welcome - refreshments will be served.



Ladies working on the quilt.


More images of the Canine Partners quilt day

October 8th 2012

Stitch45 - Exploring Textile Techniques


Our first class, Exploring Textile Techniques, gets underway with Sewing World magazine in attendance, look out for an article on Stitch45 in their December issue.

October 5th 2012

Stitch45 - Open evening for Diana's students


Open evening for students who have been taught by Diana.

October 1st 2012

Stitch45 - Inside the shop

Opening day!

September 20th 2012

Stitch45 - Signs going up

Signs going up, getting closer!

September 1st 2012


Stitch45 - Day 1


Day 1 - So much to do!