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Sewing for a Cause

On Sunday 19 April a bunch of customers, friends, sewing bloggers (and many all of the above) came together in our studio to sew for a cause.

This time, the cause is the Wellington Rape Crisis Centre annual street collection – the collectors wear purple tabards trimmed in white, and the Centre needed another 50.

So, a couple of calls to suppliers General Products and John Rainger Textiles, and the bias binding and purple poplin were provided at a huge discount. We donated some of the product and the thread, and in the end the tabards only cost about $1.50 each. Not bad eh! General Products supply all our bias binding and heat seal ribbons, calico and muslins – they actually make the first two right here in NZ which is cool. John Rainger supplies all our interfacings, quilt battings and special fusibles. Both these suppliers are great to us and I am very proud of them for contributing without blinking an eye!

We had 17 helpers and it got quite crowded, but once we settled into a rhythm, it went really well and we got it all done in five hours.

The Street Appeal is 2-9 May -if you are in Wellington do keep an eye out for the distinctive purple collectors and maybe give a little too? 🙂

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