Saturday, August 29, 2015

Modern Country and more!

Do you remember the workshops we hosted in 2014 with Mary Elizabeth Kinch?  Well...we're working on plans to have her back in 2016 so stay tuned for a Save the Date notice (first weekend in June maybe!).

Eveyln's class project

Until then - we have some of her first collection of fabric available!  Clean and bright - it will add some crispness to your reproduction fabric collection OR give you some print variation on the contemporary side of the world.  Perfect for today's modern farmhouse decor!

Modern Country for Windham Fabrics
Here are a couple of the projects from Windham Fabrics featuring the collection.  What do you think of this color palette?!

And I thought I'd try it mixed with a grey chambray - kind of a crisp dress shirt meets grey flannel suit.  I'm experimenting with a few improv bowtie blocks and think I'm going to have fun making a small quilt or wallhanging.

Check out this tutorial from Molly Flanders blog for the improv method I'm using.  Enjoy the change in the weather!!  Fall is in the air and we are ready for some rain!

Monday, August 24, 2015

What's Red and Green perfect for your next project?

As the summer is winding down, it is time to get started on sewing for the holidays - great fabrics for new quilts to decorate the house or perfect choices for table runners and fun gifts for family and friends.

We've added to our collection of holiday metallics - and even have an extra-wide 108 inch wide cream with gorgeous gold metallic poinsettias, perfect for an extra tablecloth or quilt back.   

And this group Holly' s Tree - is pretty fun with some great diagonal stripes that add punch for the perfect binding.  We still have a few precuts left for this collection - it's a versatile group for sure!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Strips and Strings and Solids and more!

We have a great new collection of solids in stock - it's the "Stellar" collection from Andover, and the soft sheen of these cottons make it very yummy to the touch!  Beautiful colors and a slight texture to the weave makes it a great addition to a project.

We're offering a fun series of classes this fall featuring strips and strings - a great method of piecing to use your scraps and get a scrappy look.  The classes will feature different methods of strip piecing so you can learn a variety of techniques and you'll have a chance to choose a project and get to work.  Leslie will be offering hands-on coaching as you work through your project and its's a great chance to sew and play!  
Rana Heredia Simply Strings

The first session Friday September 18th OR Saturday October 10th will focus on foundation paper strip piecing, and the projects will be those featured in the recent trunk show and book Simply Strings.  

Rana Heredia Simply Strings
Stop by and get more details and see our new fabrics!  

Art Gallery Fabrics

Art Gallery Fabrics
And a few quilts in autumn colors ....cause we're thinking about fall even though the temperature is continuing in the endless summer mode.

Nomad by Moda
Harvest Cheddar 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Latest Fabrics

These first two pictures are some of the recent line by Margo Krager, now with Andover.  It is her first group with them, and we are exited for what is coming as well.  This is Dargate Treasury and the colors are a bit brighter and the variety in the pattern scale is really great.  Lots of fun to play with!

Dargate Treasury

Dargate Treasury

And we've got a lot of other great pieces flowing in - a wide range of colors and styles are available and we have tried to narrow it down to some of the best - some great new color combinations we haven't seen in a bit, gray and peachy coral, some geometrics in brights and some fabulous new batiks of course, added about 15 bolts to our collection...a few repeats and a few new to the australian group and we have a new bunch scheduled to arrive IN August - so we'll keep you posted about that.  

This latest group from Moda, by Laundry Basket - plays with the previous group of Snowbird, but this one is equally well named ...Cold Spell - you might want to just wrap up in a bit of that yardage for the next few days...

Stay cool in the sewing room!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Our latest fun!

What is better than finishing a project?  Starting a new one of course!  We have some great new fabrics in a variation of colors and styles and as much as I hate to even hint about it, the holidays are sneaking up on us, and you can never start planning too early for festive quilts!

Here is our latest modern mini - featuring the fabulous chambray as the background!  This is actually a pattern for a table runner - just makes 2 placemats if you want to split it in two!

Seaside pattern ~ placemat
We've had this large quilt hanging for a bit in the classroom - and have just a couple of kits left, it is a seasonal favorite quilt here, that features lots of reproduction cheddar and black prints.
Halloween 1904 
Fright Night throw quilt

Pumpkin placemats
We have a few more quilt projects in the works so stop by and see what has been happening as we fill the shelves with great new fabrics!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

EPP 101

Join Us for English Paper Piecing 101 with Jane Buys

Learn paper piecing techniques with this introductory class!

Tuesday, August 25th from 10:00am -12:00pm

Cost: $25.00 
Sign up online or in the shop

This introduction to English paper piecing techniques will review a variety of methods and products that can be used to create all kinds of hand pieced projects (tote bags, wall-hangings, quilts, etc.).  Will review fabric considerations (such as value and fussy cutting motifs), various methods of basting papers as well as finishing techniques and ideas for a variety of projects.  

You'll have a chance to try these methods and sample a variety of product options - plus get some construction tips from an expert!  We'll provide 1 inch hexagons to get you started on OR if you have a particular project or paper piecing shape that you want to work with, please bring it and you can get some personalized instruction too.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fat Quarter Explosion Thursday!

ONE day only...extended hours 9am til 7pm!

Stop by and stock up on fat quarters...Regularly priced at $2.95 and up!
All cotton fat quarters priced at $1.95 Thursday July 23rd.  
Minimum purchase of 12 to receive the sale price.  

These are all the great fabrics you know and love - we don't stock discounted fabrics for our events so these are the last of your favorite bolts!  If you are too far away to stop by, give us a call and we'll be your personal shoppers and get those fat quarters shipped out on Friday!