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