Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fresh Ideas and Fall Leaves

Check out the latest patterns from our local talent Stash Lab Quilts!  Congratulations Tonya on the logo update and new pattern release ~ we love the pressed leaves table runner at this time of year - and we even have a kit ready to go, so you really could get this done for an upcoming dinner celebration or hostess gift if you're lucky and have an invitation out!



Tonya and I met up last week for a quick quilt market recap and update on what's on her sewing table - we even hatched up a plan for something fun in 2018 so watch for news soon!

Ooooohhhh this is the new Liberty of London quilting cotton weight - not the typical london lawns but the familiar small florals!  Perfect for combining with some chambray or art gallery denim! 


Of course a few bold batiks could brighten up your sewing table too - the photo below shows just a few of what we added to the shelves.   


This Owl panel "Majestic Woods" from Hoffman Fabrics - has so much detail included you might be fooled into thinking it is one of their digitail prints - but it is regular screen printing.  Anyone needing a quilt for a woodsy cabin or something that pairs well with flannels - this combination would be perfect!



Happy Stitching -

Saturday, November 11, 2017

New Fabrics and Books

If you need a hit of warm and bright - here are some great florals and bold prints, fun motif's and whimsical animals - can't go wrong with any of these new fabrics.  

Freespirit


Michael Miller

Riley Blake
Riley Blake
And we've got the best mix of poison green, chrome yellow and mourning grays (lavendars) in subtle prints, the entire Jamestown collection from Windham, so there are several more prints in than those shown below.
Jamestown
And these great books have just landed on the shelves as well - a fun variety and sure to get you inspired for a new project.




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Quick Change


Well - what a difference a few days makes...we still have some residual snow from Friday, and I guess that means a changeover in the holiday decor and closet too.  We think this lovely faux fur infinity scarf is purrrfect for transitioning the seasons in style.  We've got a kit with instructions so you can grab and go - ready for the next round of blustery weather!



This new publication, Curated Quilts has alot of great photos, inspiration and perfect to snuggle up with for a lesiurely read when it's too cold and dark to go outside.  This will be a quarterly publication and would make a great gift for someone on your shopping list.




New yardage with some fresh florals will make it easy to start a new quilty project and the first two pictures below feature Alison Glass prints - a couple of lawns and a linen/cotton blend that would stitch up nicely into wearables.

Andover Alison Glass

Andover Alison Glass


Moda Tuppence 

And there is a bit of progress to share on the Pies & Tarts quilt - it has been under construction for so long now that maybe you thought it was a 2nd quilt...but slowly it is growing and I am a bit behind with the tarts, but I think the end is in sight.  Goal for 2017!

Pies and Tarts Update

This english paper pieced project designed by Sue Daley is a great project for travel and certainly has a wow factor that is hard to beat.  You can shop online for the paper pieces and starter fabric bundles if you want to whip one out just like ours!  Fat eighths and Starter Kits available here


Sloth Quilt
This fun jungle print features the latest animal of the moment - a lovely grey sloth!  There are a few other hidden creatures and the tiger and zebra  offer a brighter pop of color - great for a young animal lover!  

Stop by soon for  some fresh inspiration and a new fall sewing project.  Stay warm and Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Flannel Projects!

It's almost time for the temperatures outside to be a bit too close to freezing...and that means a flannel project is starting to sound pretty good!  We have some great bundles if you want to get a rag quilt project started.  We made this sample holiday-esqe rag quilt a few years ago and although we don't have these exact fabrics, we do have some great options - denim and gray colors or fun new plaid and tweed textures.  Let us help you choose a combination that will work for your decor. 



Christmas Rag Quilt
Link to instructions below:
How to Make a Rag Quilt

Or try a log cabin quilt block - this project can be as scrappy as you want to make it - we have some scrap bags of strips and squares you can supplement your scraps and get going on this cozy project now.  Since the seams can be a bit bulky with flannel - a log cabin block is a good choice.  



We have a bunch of flannel choices for the little ones - a few bright and bold choices along with this softer palette from Bunnyhill.  Great for receiving blankets and accessories! 


Burp Cloth Tutorial here


Mitered Corner Tutorial here

We've combined a bunch of different prints for grab-and-go receiving blanket options - these are a great alternative for an easy baby shower gift or an acquaintance who deserves a handmade gift - these are ideal to stitch up in a hurry or keep on reserve for a go-to gift item.  

Hope you're ready for some fall sewing! 



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New For the Stash!

Look at this glitzy cork fabric - it makes a great accent for a zipper pouch or bag! 


And to contrast with our gray skies - we have some bold prints from Freespirit Fabrics - a mixture of Philip Jacobs, Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mabley prints.  






We also have added some gorgeous new lawns, knits, denims and a few rayon prints as well.  These are great for wearables and the knits are fun additions for leggings, fingerless gloves & hats so you can mix and match your project choices.  The extra width for alot of these substrates also means a backing fabric that is soft and just wide enough you may not have to piece it.  Super soft and extra touchable - a knit swaddling blanket for a baby or a quilt backing of cotton lawn. 

We also have vinyl fuse - the easy way to add a waterproof finish to create your own laminate - perfect to line a cosmetic bag or lunch bag but still use your favorite fabric! 





A couple of new collections - this one from Moda, Hushabye includes a few brushed cotton prints and charm squares and the woodsy creatures are super cute!  This is a special one so you may want to stock up for when the time is right. 


Some bright and wild motifs on this collection "Neptune and the Mermaid" - these are unique prints and offer some great fussy cutting potential. 




And a bit calmer palette - but still an amazing range of colors that can be enhanced with pops of teal, ochre and aqua....this would be a great combination for table toppers that add color without dictating a particular style with specific motifs. 


Lots of great fabrics to get your projects off to a great start!


Friday, October 20, 2017

Delilah Month 8

More blocks to add to the stack!  These blocks are 9 inch now, so working a bit smaller and although I've been working on this project for several months, my stack of mis-cuts continues to grow. Somehow, reverse isn't always reversed when I start to assemble the pieces!














We have some other blocks to share and it is great to see what these fabric variations highlight in each block. 
Kami's month 8

Something Dotty!
Barbara's month 7

I'm looking forward to combining the blocks to see how the layout for this quilt comes together.  Time to get serious about any last minute color tweaks!  






Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Spooky decorating and great fabric!

We have a great selection of fall pumpkins and straight up Halloween fabric.  These retro prints featured in the placemats below are fun ways to feature a great motif and certainly make a popular house warming gift!  The Fundamentally Fun pattern includes a table runner option and we have a few fabulous Holiday prints that will be great to sew up now and be ready for the last minute holiday rush!  Placemats are fast to stitch up and functional gifts for almost anyone on your gift list.  Matching mitered napkins and you have your holiday decor all set!

Fundamentally Fun Placemats

Our sample quilt is about to be retired, and we have a few panels left (30% off) and a simple recipe for adding borders to this project for a fun throw quilt.  These panels also stitch up fast for a fun accent pillow.  Lots of time left to stitch up something fun and to stock up on pumpkins and treats!


We have some fun fabric adding to the shelves ...and a few bolts scattered on the floor.  A sure sign we need to re-organize and shift things around a bit.  

Cotton and Steel Lagoon Map

Cotton and Steel Rayon

Tiger Plant by Sarah Golden for Andover

Spirit Animal by Tula Pink
Some of the new fibers and textures we're adding expand your sewing options well beyond quilts.  These double gauze fabrics make fabulous swaddling blankets, but also soft robes, scarves and little kimono style pj's.  The fabric gets softer with each wash!  

Double Gauze

Double Gauze
Hope your costume plans are coming together...or at least your holiday decorating!  Happy Stitching!