Category — Fabric
Happy Saturday everyone! In honor of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, my sponsors have some great deals for you. Happy shopping everyone!
Stash Fabrics – 20% off all bundles in the shop including “Create Your Own” bundles (must use these listings for sale price)! Doorbuster listings will be featured in the top of the shop throughout Monday 12/2 in limited quantities! They just got in Botanics by the very talented Carolyn Friedlander! Free shipping over $50 in the US still applies!
Christa Quilts – Everything at ChristaQuilts.com is on sale! All fabrics, notions, patterns and kits are reduced 20%-50% off the original prices. Christa is clearing out her entire website inventory so she can focus more on designing, writing, and quilting. No coupon necessary and free US shipping still applies.
Fat Quarter Shop – 25% off SITEWIDE for 2 days only! No code necessary! Sale ends Saturday November 30, 2013 at midnight CST. Not combinable with any other offer and is not applicable to clubs, programs or the purchase of gift certificates.
LiMa Sews – LiMa Sews is celebrating the Holiday Season and the launch of its new website with a sale! Starting Thanksgiving Day through Monday 12/2, save 20% off your order in the store with the code THANKSGIVING2013. To qualify for the shipping discount, your total order must be $75 or more after all discounts; the discount will be issued as a refund once your order is processed. For longarm quilting orders, just mention you saw this ad, and we will take 20% off all quilting services submitted by 12/15 (excludes batting and shipping). Happy Holidays!
Canton Village Quilt Works – Canton Village Quilt Works has an ENTIRE weekend sale!! All Pre-Cuts and Renaissance Ribbons will be 20% off using the code 20thank at checkout. The Kaffe Fassett Collective and Batiks will be marked down to $8.95 per yard and Kona Cotton Solids will be marked down to $5.90 per yard.
Moona Fabrics – Over 300 designer fabrics ON SALE at MOONA! Making room for new arrivals so take advantage of this super sale of Free Spirit, Art Gallery, and other high quality cottons. More items will be added throughout the month, so keep checking back.
I Don’t Do Dishes – The entire shop is on sale 10% off this Black Friday through Cyber Monday at midnight! Every order placed will enter your name into a drawing to win a $50 shopping spree at I Don’t Do Dishes! Orders of $50 or more will automatically receive a $10 gift certificate to be used any time in the month of December. Cyber Monday will also include some fun giveaways on facebook and instagram, so make sure you’re following I Don’t Do Dishes over there!
Connecting Threads – Special secret promotion on Cyber Monday so check their shop Monday for details!
Cuts of Cotton – Friday thru Monday: 20% OFF Dotten Ovals, Sun Print Feathers, Sun Print Party Streamer, Minimalista and Kona Solids!! Use discount code thanks at checkout. Plus – be sure to checkout all the markdowns in the sale section!
Lark Cottons – 25% off all fabric with discount code logcabin13 through Wed 12 /4 – with an additional 15% off select collections – see the website for full details! (Coupon code is case sensitve and must be entered on shopping cart page.)
November 30, 2013 2 Comments
Last week I finally finished my Arkansas Traveler quilt top! I went outside at the end of the week to take a picture of it…and it blew RIGHT into a puddle of melted snow. So I let it dry over the weekend and tried again today. Lots of wind though, so I wasn’t able to get it completely flat but I think you get the picture. I have some special piecing planned for the back and I need to order a bit more of the blue fabric, but I really can’t wait to finish this one up.
Something else fun beginning this week, Lee, Katie and I are going to start sharing the projects from Vintage Quilt Revival. Lee will be posting a project every Monday, Katie every Wednesday and I will post every Friday. I hope you enjoy seeing everything from the book! Be sure to check out Lee’s blog today for the very first project unveiling. (Which uses the blocks shown above in a truly beautiful way.)
November 18, 2013 15 Comments
A bit of eye candy for you this Friday! There have been a few bundles coming in over the last several weeks. One collection that I didn’t even know existed until Quilt Market was Anna Maria Horner’s True Colors. These are blenders designed by Anna Maria, made to coordinate with her fabrics. Which I love. So I had to buy these, really I had no choice!
I can’t wait to start working with them. I already have the quilt planned and ready – I’m just waiting for my neutral to arrive in the mail and then I will be off and cutting.
Below you’ll see Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics. I bought this fat quarter set at Quilt Market and am already planning on ordering more. I love how she worked a little gold into some of the prints. Yardage will be available in December.
I was also lucky enough to receive a fat eighth set of Oakshott Cottons in the Lakes colorway. (Thanks Oakshott!) I loved working with these fabrics the first time around on my Nightshade quilt. They have such a great sheen. Aren’t the blues pretty?
You can find many of these fabrics at my sponsors. Botanics yardage is coming soon, but some shops do have precuts and preordering available.
I Don’t Do Dishes
The Intrepid Thread
Stash Modern Fabric
November 15, 2013 7 Comments
Vintage Quilt Revival schoolhouse session
Photo courtesy of Tracy Mooney/Generation Q Magazine
I’ve been back from Quilt Market a few weeks now, but it seems like just days. Things have been crazy busy at home and I’ve finally had a chance to go through my photos. (All on my phone, I just had no more room to pack my nice camera.) I wanted to share a bit about my trip. Mostly photos, but everyone likes new-fabric-eye candy, right?
This was my first trip to Quilt Market (trade show). I’ve been to several Quilt Festivals (open to public show), so I wasn’t completely flying blind, but it was pretty exciting to see the “business” side of things. Katie, Lee and I were there to promote our upcoming book, Vintage Quilt Revival. A huge surprise arrived at our doorsteps just a couple days before we left – a real, life, actual copy of the book!
We knew we’d be getting one advance copy about a month before the first big shipment arrived at the publisher, but we weren’t expecting for several more weeks. To say we were excited would be an understatement. And also, to have the book in person and be able to show it to people in Houston was awesome.
We arrived Thursday evening and had our Schoolhouse presentation Friday afternoon. For those that haven’t been to Quilt Market, Schoolhouses are timed sessions where you get a chance to present your product (fabric line, notion, book, etc) to a group of people (shop owners, press, etc). There are tons of Schoolhouses going on at any given time, in rooms all over the convention center. I was quite nervous because 1) I’d never been to a Schoolhouse before and 2) what if no one showed up to ours?? We spent the morning visiting other Schoolhouses and I started to get more comfortable. Everyone in the audiences was so kind and all the other presenters said they were nervous too. It was just one of those times where you realize everyone there is human and wants to see each other succeed.
So Friday afternoon we had our Schoolhouse session and it went really well! We were able to share our book, how it’s broken down, and probably 80% of the projects. We had a great response! After that was over we were able to officially relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
I went into Quilt Market thinking there weren’t a ton of upcoming fabric lines that I just needed. Boy was I wrong! Haha I think there were 2 lines that excited me the most. First, Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander.
This line follows Carolyn’s hugely popular Architextures line. Carolyn uses the same small scale style, but this time the line is inspired by the organic world. She works a bit of gold into some of the prints in a really, really amazing way. This was the only line I actually spent money on over the weekend, coming home with a Fat Quarter set.
The next collection that really excited me was by Anna Maria Horner (of course, would you expect anyone else?!)
FreeSpirit Fabrics has coordinated new collections by various designers called True Colors. These are fabrics that can be used as blenders and will be available for longer periods of time. I love Anna Maria’s fabrics so much, her sense of color is always right up my alley.
Probably the biggest surprise and talk of market was Cotton + Steel: the new collaboration between RJR Fabrics and Melody Miller, along with designers Rashida Coleman-Hale, Alexia Abegg, Kim Kight, and Sarah Watts.
My head is kind of exploding at the amount of talent in this group and I cannot wait to see what they have to show us later in 2014.
I think what I love most about this group is their willingness to think big and take chances. That’s not something that comes naturally to me and I have so much awe and respect for people that can do that. They’ve shown they have a great mix of artistic talent and business savvy and I think that is a rare (and powerful) combination. If you haven’t had a chance to watch their video, be sure to check it out.
It was fun to just walk the show and see friends and celebrate their success.
Jeni Baker with her bright and happy new line, Dreamin’ Vintage. I predict this line is going to fly off the shelves.
Vanessa Christenson’s new Color Me Happy line. I even got my hands on her new pillow patterns – you’ll be seeing more of them later!
I seriously have a million pictures.
It was great to meet designers in person whom I have admired their work so much. Camille Roskelley of Bonnie and Camille.
Leah Duncan with her second line for Art Gallery Fabrics. LOVE her artwork!
Sarah Jane with her adorable new line Wee Wander – and her new baby! Check out in the teepee on the right!
and another by Denyse Schmidt for FreeSpirit Fabrics.
Ok, I could go on and on. I think I already have! It was a great time, I’m finally not exhausted anymore and really just inspired to get back at the sewing machine. I hope you enjoyed the photos!
November 11, 2013 11 Comments