Monthly Archives: September 2014

Can’t make it to the ICHF Autumn Show in Exeter?

ichfNeither can we, but don’t despair we’ve got 3 fantastic offers for you to coincide with the show. QuiltDirect have got together with Bernina to bring you a choice of 3 great offerson 3 different machines this weekend only. Have a look at the offers below, but remember they’re only valid while the show is on.



From now until Monday we’ve got the following offers you:

£200.00 off the Bernina 750QE

A free plexi glass sewtable when you  order a Bernina 550

A straight stitch needleplate and 10 bobbins when you order a Bernina350PE


This offer is only  valid until Monday, so please call  01822 810877 or email to order yours!




Bernina Artlink V7 FREE Download

Bernina have given us a link to download the basic version of the Bernina embroidery software – Artlink7. This allows easy re-sizing and re-colouring of designs and is specifically used to reformat and download designs from your PC to your Bernina embroidery machines. Artlink has now been upgraded to V7 so has the improved user interface and full support for Windows 8.1 Artlink is compatible with most brands – not just Bernina.



bernina7 - 2Designing in Artistic View – ArtLink 7 allows you to edit your embroidery design in Artistic View.

Easy customization of thread colours –The Preview features let you judge the effect of your colour combinations before you start, and thread-colour changes are quick and easy.

Print out embroidery preview – ArtLink 7 Embroidery Software enables you to print out your chosen motif in its original size, so that you can judge its effect as accurately as possible.

Download Bernina Artlink V7

If you need more than the free version has to offer, then you might consider buying the full Designer Plus version 7 from QuiltDirect.


Keep an eye on Quilt Direct for special offers and new products



British Sewing Awards 2014

Sponsored by Sew Mag the British Sewing Awards are awarded in a range of categories encompassing the all aspects of sewing. The categories are:

  • Best thread brand
  • Best brand of haberdashery tools
  • Best fabric brand
  • Best new product 2014
  • Best entry level sewing machine brand
  • Best quilting/embroidery sewing machine brand
  • Most desirable sewing machine
  • Best sewing blog
  • Best online retailer
  • Best UK chain store
  • Best independent haberdashery shop
  • Best pattern house
  • Best for customer service
  • Favourite sewing personality
  • Best sewing book 2014
  • Best for sewing workshops/courses
  • Best exhibition/show experience 2014

These prestigious awards showcase the best of the British stitching world, and receiving a nomination is an honour.
QuiltDirect would love to be nominated for ‘Best Online Retailer’ and we’d appreciate you taking the time to submit a nomination.
We’ll get a clear picture of how good our service really is, and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a £250.00 sewing stash from Sew Mag.
Nominations close on 15 September 2014, and those with the most nominations in each category will go through to final stage, where the winners will be voted for.

We’d love to be a part of this prestigious competition, and we’d love to know we’re providing the best possible service, so please nominate us.


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