Kaleidoscope is a brand new collection of shot cottons  and a couple of chambrays from Alison Glass.  There are 40 lustrous shades.  The soft cotton threads are yarn dyed, then woven with a different colour to create the final shade.  

Due in store June 2018

We have selected our favourite threads from leading manufactures such as Rasant, Superior Threads and Cotton + Steel by Sulky.  We have a thread for just about every type of sewing.
Amalfi is the latest collection by the Rifle Paper Company.  Inspired by Italy's famous coastline Amalfi is full of the lush florals and travel icons we have come to expect from Anna Rifle Bond, as well as fun beach themes.
Yarn dyed chambrays by Andover

All of your favourite Architexture prints by Carolyn Friedlander refreshed in brand new colours.



Yarn dyed fabrics, chambrays and the basics and blender prints from manufacturers such as Dashwood Studio and Cotton + Steel

Behind the Scenes Wovens by Jen Kingwell for Moda

These wovens add visual texture to any project – to just about any project from quilts, bags home decor and garments.

Block of the Month programs for 2017 and 2018, Kona Cotton fabric clubs and more.

This is our Block of the Month programs page. 

We strive to bring you fresh designs and contemporary fabrics.  Some of our programs are unique to The Next Stitch and can't be purchased elsewhere.

Be sure to check back as we will be kicking off two more programs soon.

A selection of pattersn by Carolyn Freidlander
Yardage of selected fabrics from Carolyn Friedlander's   fabric collections including Architextures, Carkai and Doe, Euclid, Friedlander, Gleaned and Polk

Cat Fish collection by Ink and Sparrow 

Who says cats and fish don't get along? These cats just love their fishy friends, maybe a little too much! Cool cats doing their thing make for fun prints and purrfect project opportunities! Meow, Meow!

Cloud 9 fabrics.  Only 100% certified organic cotton is used in the manufacture of Cloud 9's base cloths along with eco-responsible low impact dyes for printing and dying.



Color Dash is the debut fabric collection from the renowned modern quilter Heather Jones, for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Designs include arrows, circle dots, small dash and big dash prints which will become stash staples

Color Girl Quilts patterns are a fresh take on traditional quilting blocks and techniques designed by Sharon McConnell

We also are proud to bring the Classic Curves Ruler to our customers here in Australia.

New fabrics and patterns are arriving all the time.  Be sure to check back often

Pathways is Chapter 1 of  Conservatory for Free Spirit Fabrics. Chapter one includes three stand alone collections which also work beautifully together:

  • Vestige by Arounna Khounnaroaj of Bookhou
  • Savernake Road by Monika Fonsbergm and
  • English Summer by Anna Maria Horner



Front Yard is the final fabric collection by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel.

Front Yard is a tribute to Sarah's mother who loved gardening and features adorable gnomes and mushrooms, plus frogs and clover leaves.  The pops of red, citron and green means the fabrics in this collection will also cross over into your Christmas projects.We have yardage of all 13 quilting cottons and two cotton canvas weight prints

Akoma  is Rashida Coleman Hale's final collection for Cotton + Steel

The designs are inspired by the Adinkra symbols originally created by the people of west Africa. Akoma is a heart shaped symbol meaning patience and tolerance. The Adinkra symbols express various themes that relate to their history, beliefs and philosophy.

Akoma is full of rich saturated colors and lots of metallic gold ink, 

Imagined Landscapes - a Cotton + Steel Friends collection by Jen Hewett.  Jen drew inspiration fro daily walks around Golden Gate Park  and has simplified plant life and landscapes into quirky geometric shapes.

There are 22 prints: 12 quilting cottons and 10 cotton-linen canvas 


Sunshine is the latest collection by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Cotton and Steel and consists of 12 prints on soft unbleached quilting cotton.

In Sunshine, Alexia is inspired by memories of her favorite arts and crafts from childhood. Warm, muted colors are reminiscent of long afternoons after school, drawing animals and making construction paper collages at her kitchen table. The simple shapes and sweet imagery in Sunshine are perfect for kids clothes, quilts, home decor and more

Cotton+Steel Thread by Sulky is a 50 wt. cotton thread made from 100% Egyptian grown cotton, spun in Egypt and dyed in Italy.

It is glossy, luscious and perfect for everything from piecing to quilting to garment sewing, and the cheeky mix and match labels and colorful spools are a major dose of eye candy for your sewing room

Cotton and linen blend fabrics from a range of different collections.  Perfect for garments and bag making, and of course quilts

Fabrics selected from across Cotton  + Steel's Basics collections, including Netorious, XOXO, Dottie, Checkers, Sprinkles and Add it Up.  We are adding new colours all the time

All of our Cotton and Steel collections are here in one place.

Fireside  is the final collaborative collection from the founding designers at Cotton and Steel 

The autumn themed collection iwith the colours of turning leaves, sunsets and bright blue skies and the designs include painterly florals, trippy owls, ginko leaves and more, all in shades of blue, gold and peachy pink.


Noel is the 2017 collaborative Christmas collection from Cotton and Steel

The usual red and green Christmas palette has been given a fresh modern twist with a dose of peaches and mint.  The range is printed on unbleached quilting cotton, giving it a bright, yet warm and cozy feel

Spectacle is the very first Cotton and Steel Friends collection.  Designed by award winning illustrator Christian Robinson, Spectacle  includes 22 prints on unbleached quilting cotton and is full of fun and quirk. 

Altitude is Pippa Shaw's debut collection for Dashwood Studio.  The collection was inspired by a trip to the alps and features craggy mountains, trees and geometric prints.

Paper Meadow has been designed by Jilly P and was inspired by a visit to a vintage book shop while travelling in Wellington NZ

Twist is the basics range from Dashwood Studio and with it's swirling print is a perfect blender.

Shop our range of designer patterns by Denyse Schmidt and our exclusive Free Wheeling Single Girl templates

Fabrics from Denyse Schmidt's most popular collections for Freespirit fabrics including Eastham, Winter Walk, Katie Jump Rope, Ludlow and Washington Depot.  We  also stock Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids pre-cuts

Geometric shapes and gentle scatters of southwestern motifs bring together Sherri & Chelsi's Desert Bloom collection for Moda Fabrics
Doe is the third fabric collection designed by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kauffman fabrics

Be inspired by our extensive range of quilt patterns by Elizabeth Hartman.  

English Garden is the latest fabric collection by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton  + Steel.

Inspired by the English Country side, the collection is full of lush florals, cottages, streams, all exquisitely illustrated by Anna Rifle Bond.

A selection of  English paper piecing supplies including glue pens, refills, acrylic templates and papers.  Papers and templates available in a range of popular shapes and sizes including hexagons, clamshells, octogons and more

Linen and linen cotton blends from Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Pre cut and cut-by-us fabric bundles.

Unless stated otherwise, all FQs are cut to metric dimensions (50cm x 55cm)

Search all our fabrics by colour

Floret is the latest collection designed by Leah Duncan for Cloud 9 Fabrics

Floret was inspired by the flora surrounding her home in Austin Texan and features effortlessly beautiful floral motifs on cotton batiste

Batiste is a soft and airy fabric that is perfect for shirts, dresses, skirts, and scarves. They would also make a luxuriously soft quilt back.  

Prints in this collection range from light and delicate, to bright and bold, never losing their feminine appeal

A selection of fabrics from Free Spirit Fabrics

Designers include Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler, Erin McMorris, Amy Reber and more

Freshly Picked is the final collection on quilting cotton by Melody Miller under the Cotton and Steel brand.  Melody has tweaked architectural details she noticed on a trip to Portugal until she landed on these vintage floral designs in summery colours.


Fabrics from the Friedlander and Friedlander Lawn collection released by Carolyn Friedlander at the Fall 2016 Quilt market.  

Fabrics from this collection are showcased in the Wildabon, Pine and Morris Lawn patterns and selected prints are included in the Collection Quilt Block of the Month


Frost is a collaborative, winter-themed collection from the Cotton and Steel designers.

Frost features lots of cold weather imagery like skiers, cardinals, snowflakes and penguins.  There are 13 fabrics in the range, all printed on unbleached quilting cotton.

Alexia Marcelle Abegg's adorable mice print Little Friends is making a reappearance - this time with scarves.

Gleaned  was inspired by nature and this latest collection by Carolyn Friedlander  is full of blenders and low volume prints that will add visual texture and pops of colour to just about any project. Printed on 100% quilting cotton

Handcrafted Indigo by Alison Glass

Sugarplum by Heather Ross is a Christmas collection featuring dancing mice and peppermint candy.

Sugarplum is illustrated in Heather's usual flair and these sweet characters are perfect for both the young and the young at heart

Jitterbug by Amy Reber, for Free Spirit Fabrics 

Stylised floral and geometric prints with a mid-century modern vibe.  Perfect for quilts, home decor and garments. 


Jot is a paper themed collection by Heather Givens of Crimson Tate.

Jot fabrics are low volume prints full of geometric lines, fun graph paper , and library stamps fabric, perfect to use as basics or blenders 

Fabrics from Kokka Division with all of the fun quirkiness we have come to expect from this Japanese design house. This collection of canvas weight fabrics are perfect for bag making and soft furnishing projects such as placemats and cushions
An affordable way to build your Kona Cotton Solids collection with your choice of 1/2m, FQ or Fat 1/8 cuts of 6 carefully selected colours each month.  The fat 1/8 club has 12 colours which are posted every two months to save on postage costs.

We have an extensive range of Kona Cotton solids from Robert Kaufman, including coordinates for the latest collections from designers such as Carolyn Friedlander and Elizabeth Hartman

IN STORE NOW are all 37 of the brand new Kona colours released in 2017, as well as colour cards and new colour 'add on' cards.

Patterns by Keera Job of Live Love Sew Pattern Co
Shop our low volume prints from across our entire collection.
Tiger Plant is the new collection from Sarah Golden / Maker Maker for Andover Fabrics. Sarah is a block printing, surface pattern designer living in California with a deep love for Scandinavian design. Each design idea begins with a drawing, which is then transferred to a rubber block, carved, inked and printed. Tiger Plant designs are printed on a luxury 55% Linen / 45% Cotton cloth making them suitable for quilting, bags, dressmaking, home decor and more.

Just like your favourite playlist - Mixtape brings all of our favourite designs by Libs Elliot together in one place.  The saturated colours are loud, and the motifs are fun and edgy.


Fabrics carefully selected from across a number of Moda Fabric collections
Able to be used across our entire range

All of your favourite bag and organiser patterns from Anna Graham of Noodlehead!

Patterns include step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and full sized pattern pull out sheets.  No more enlarging!

We have a diverse range of contemporary and modern quilt and bag patterns from  designers such as Carolyn Friedlander, Anna Graham of Noodlehead, Keera Job, Elizabeth Hartman and more.
Piecemeal is the latest fabric range designed by Tina Givens for Free Spirit Fabrics and features floral and botanical prints with a bohemian, mid-century modern feel

Polk is a collection by Carolyn Friedlander where some of the designs first featured in Gleaned are overprinted on Robert Kaufman Fabrics Essex yarn-dyed homespun.

The cotton-linen blend cloth is woven with contrasting shades of yarn so provides fantastic visual texture and a soft hand.  Polk is perfect for garments, patchwork and  

Posy is the debut collection by Amy Reber for Free Spirit Fabrics.  This collection is full of cheerfully coloured modern florals and stripes which are perfect for mixing and matching

Reef is the latest collection from Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kauffman Fabrics.  

There are 24 fabrics with new colours in the pineapple and seaweed frond designs in her previous Pond collection, plus new seahorse, bubble, coral and schools of fish prints.

Reef is featured in the new Awesome Ocean, Sea Urchin patterns  and updated  version of Preppy the Whale.   

Remember Red is designed by Nancy Rink of Studio 37 for Marcus Fabrics.  The collection includes some fabulous low volume prints and great blenders

Les Fleurs is the eagerly awaited range from a new designer to the Cotton and Steel team.

Les Fleurs is the debut fabric collection from Anna Rifle Bond.  Anna is the founder and creative director of Rifle Paper Company.

Featuring fabrics, patterns and other product lines from across our different ranges, including end of bolts.

Be sure to check back regularly

Cat's and Dogs is Sarah Golden's 4th fabric collection for Andover Fabrics.  Favourite prints from have been revisitied, this time with block printed bulldogs and cats with checkered coordinates .
Modern quilt patterns by Megan Buchanan of Then Came June
Specialty rulers, thread, Sewline products and more.

Trinket is the latest fabric collection designed by Melody Miller for Cotton and Steel.  This is a bright and quirky collection featuring sweetly smiling daisies, telephones and the contents of a school desk with whistles, candy necklaces and pens.  


Extra wide fabric.

Perfect for seam-free quilt backs