Saturday Sales and a Threadbias Kickstarter

Happy Saturday everyone! I’m a little late today because of a sick little boy last night (croup!), but I have some new sales to share today. Keep in mind, many shops are in Houston right now at Quilt Market, picking out new fabrics to carry soon! So orders will most likely take a few extra days to ship.

Also, keep reading after the sales because there’s some very cool Kickstarter campaign information by one of my sponsors, Threadbias.

I Don’t Do Dishes
Lotta Jansdotter’s Bella yardage is on sale for $7/yard. Orders ship starting 10/31 when Caitlin gets back from Quilt Market.

Skye Reve Fabrics
FREE shipping on purchases over $40.00 in the US with the code FREESHIP and 1/2 off international shipping with the code HALFSHIP. Loads of new fabrics in stock!

Christa Quilts
Free US Shipping – No Minimum Purchase, No Coupons to Enter. Christa’s Daily Deal – Save 10% on All Jelly Rolls Saturday October 27th Only. Next Weekly Special – Save 20% on All Sewing & Quilting Patterns – October 29-November 4.

Pink Castle Fabrics
25% off everything with the code MOVING.

Canton Village Quilt Works
Use the discount code fallin15 to take 15% off your entire order. The sale runs from Midnight Eastern Time Wednesday, October 24 through Midnight Eastern Time Sunday, October 28, 2013. Orders placed October 25 -29, 2013 will NOT ship until October 30, 31, and November 1, 2013.

Intrepid Thread
Our after Quilt Market Sale starts Tuesday 10/30. Take 10% off our already great prices for 2 days only (until 11/1 at midnight US Pacific time) with this coupon MARKET10

Stash Fabric
In celebration of quilt market and all the new fabric coming out, take an additional 15-30% off already reduced prices in the “Sale” section of the shop. No coupon needed, price already reflects discount. Many $5-$6/yard!! New to sale section: Tula Pink’s Bird and Bees. Also, new fabric in the shop: Floressence by AGF, Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille, Robert Kaufman Essex Linen and Yarn-Dyed Essex. As always, free shipping over $50 which will be refunded as orders are processed (or contact me for a custom listing to get the discount up front)!

Threadbias Kickstarter Information
Many of you have visited the website Threadbias. For those of you that haven’t, Threadbias is an online sewing community with forums, patterns, fabric libraries and more. Alex Peachey, one of the great minds behind the online community, is currently developing a web-based Quilt Design Tool where you will be able to design your quilts in a program in your web browser.

I get emails every week it seems, readers asking how they can design their quilts. This tool is really needed! Threadbias has started a Kickstarter campaign which is wrapping up in a few days, in an effort to raise money to continue development. There is a great video – you can watch it and see the tool in action. If you have a few minutes and are interested in supporting a new small business, I encourage you to watch the video and consider investing – any amount helps them reach their goal, from $5 on up.

Thanks everyone!

Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

Heather Jones Quilt
Image from Heather Jones, Olive and Ollie

There’s some exciting stuff going on right now in the small business and modern quilting world. Martha Stewart and Martha Stewart Living are hosting a competition, hoping to find some creative small businesses to support.

Heather Jones of Olive and Ollie (and fellow Quilt Camp teacher!) is one of the 100 finalists for the Audience Choice Awards! The winner receives $10,000 to help further their business and as you can imagine, lots of national exposure. For anyone that has tried to start a venture on their own, you know this is a huge deal and could really be life changing. I love entrepreneurs and am really excited that the Modern Quilting community is represented in this contest.

Heather Jones Quilt
Image from Heather Jones, Olive and Ollie

If you feel compelled to vote, I’d love for you to check out Heather’s page and give her your support. You can vote once a day through September 24th and every person counts. Thanks everyone!

Welcome Skye Reve Fabrics and Giveaway!

This morning I’m very pleased to introduce you to my newest blog sponsor, Skye Reve Fabrics. Owner Natasha Wendel is a freelance fashion designer who decided to jump full time into the fabric shop business. She loves selecting beautiful fabrics for her shop, especially shabby chic designs. Natasha has two daughters and her shop is named after their middle names. Love that!

One of new fabric lines that I’m most excited about is Out to Sea by Sarah Jane Studios. She is such a wonderful artist and just has a knack for classic little boy prints.

I’m always looking to add basics like Chevrons (small and medium) and Dots to my stash – she has lots of both!

Beautiful shabby chic fabrics, Bella Butterfly.

Natasha also offers several Fat Quarter Bundles and Half Yard Bundles.

You can keep up with Skye Reve Fabrics on the Facebook page or by signing up for the newsletter on the lower right hand side of the website homepage.

Giveaway time! Skye Reve Fabrics has generously offered a $40 shop gift certificate to one lucky reader! You have 2 chances to enter:

1. Just leave a comment!
2. “Like” Skye Reve Fabrics on Facebook and leave an additional comment saying that you did.

Thanks everyone! I will pick a winner Monday evening, Sept 10th.

++ Closing Comments to pick a winner! ++

The winner is #182, Melissa! Congratulations! I will pass along your email address to Natasha to send you your gift certificate. Thanks for commenting everyone!

Welcome Christa Quilts ~ Plus Gift Card Giveaway

Today I’d like to introduce you to my newest sponsor, Christa Quilts! Christa started selling fabric online about 9 years ago when a former quilting student suggested she sell some of her leftover fabrics on eBay. Before then, she taught quilting classes and sold quilts on commission.

About 6 years ago, Christa’s husband Jason suggested she make it their full-time business and they’ve never looked back! He keeps the website running smoothly (his passion) and Christa get to play with all the fabric and design interesting quilt patterns and kits (her passion).

Christa Quilts carries tons of popular designers and brands, including:
 · Amy Butler
 · American Jane
 · BasicGrey
 · Cosmo Cricket
 · Kaffe Fassett
 · Lucie Summers
 · Paula Nadelstern
 · Sweetwater
 · Dr. Seuss

 · Moda jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs
 · Tons of basics and coordinates
 · Kona cotton solids

She also offers individual precut fat quarters on nearly every fabric in the shop (as well as bundles).

One of the best parts of Christa’s shop is FREE US shipping with no minimum purchase required. Orders are shipped within 24 hours of purchase and she can usually accommodate same day requests. She ships internationally, too for a flat $10 rate, anywhere across the world.

Christa Quilts also displays real-time inventory, which is nice when you need an exact amount of fabric for a project.

Now for the great deals for you. :) For all my blog readers Christa is offering a special group discount. If you enter code G12FRLQ at checkout you will save 5% on your first order. But what makes it even better is that you’ll automatically get 5% off all future orders, too, so it’s like a permanent coupon!

Additionally, all orders that are over $25 qualify for a little freebie – a selection of fabric, patterns, notions or gifts that Christa calls “Christa’s Candy” – guilt free quilt treats!

All of Christa’s customers also receive an automatic repeat buyer discount, too, sort of like an automatic rewards system – the more you buy, the more you save. This is in addition to the special group discount.

Stay up to date with Christa Quilts by signing up for her email newsletter and following her blog.

In celebration of joining the fun over here on my blog, Christa is offering one of my readers a $20 gift certificate to her shop. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment! I will pick a winner on Wednesday evening (8/22). Good luck everyone and thank you for supporting my sponsors!

++ Closing Comments to Pick a Winner! ++

The winner is #86, Brandi! Brandi said: “So excited to hear about Christa’s shop. I’m headed to her website right now to check it out. Thanks for the coupon!”

Congratulations Brandi!