My name is Marni Franks and I’d like to welcome you to my store Frankenstein’s Fabrics.
I am a 30-something quilter with a love of things dark and whimsical, a penchant for science fiction and an obsession with Snow White.
I am a published quilter, pattern designer, ex-magazine editor and all round crafty cat lady.
I am the quilter who almost never discovered quilting but dived in to learn something new and found my life’s passion. Frankenstein’s Fabrics is the dream I never knew I had and the job I always wanted. My passion for fabrics and quilting is only rivalled by my love for the little, grey, four-legged creature in my life – my cat Vladimir.
I love to help quilters of all levels – whether it be with a product, machine quilting, quilter’s block or just to discuss current fabrics and patterns – I am there, ready and waiting with over a decade’s worth of experience. I pride myself on helping point people in the right direction for their craft hobby – even when that direction isn’t towards me – because customer satisfaction is what I do.
Every product I stock is chosen and tested by me. These are products that I use in my quilting, things that I love and that make my patchworking more efficient and enjoyable. If it doesn’t pass muster, then I don’t sell it. Simple. As you are buying online and can’t touch the products yourself, this is the safeguard I have implemented to ensure satisfaction with your purchase.
Life threw my family a curve ball a couple of years ago with my dad’s illness and our lives had to become super flexible to accommodate his needs, so instead of the bricks and mortar store I had, we closed ranks as a family and we now all work from home.
This flexibility enables me to cater to my customers, opening up new avenues and options that make my job that much more fun and rewarding.
Currently on offer at FF HQ are fabrics, haberdashery and quilting accessories, quilt patterns and kits, gift vouchers, custom and pre-made quilts and my special machine quilting service.
For more information please feel free to drop me a line and I’d love to see what you are making.
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