Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SAVE YOUR SEAT on the Bus to International Quilt Festival in Houston!


It's about that time again! Time to start preparing for our yearly Bus Trip down to Houston for International Quilt Festival! This year we'll be gone October 30th-November 1st, 2015 on our fabulous Bus Trip. We will leave on Wednesday, October 28th at approximately 10am (and return Friday, October 30th at approximately 8pm) on a luxury coach to Houston, TX for 3 days at the International Quilt Festival!
If you're coming alone but would like to be paired up with someone we will do our best to accommodate, but if we are unable the cost will be for a single occupant. We have Special Prices this year for groups of 3 but you must have your 3 people at the time of sign up to qualify for this deal! No refunds after August 15th unless we have a waiting list or you can fill your spot!
Thank you for understanding!
Grab your friends and SIGN UP TODAY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Point the Way to the Pool Pillow Tutorial with Sanibel!

Sanibel by Gina Martin is one of our favorite new Summer themed collections and this cute Lumbar Pillow Tutorial found on the Pattern & Hue blog is an awesome project for adding some Summer color to your space!

These look so great even if your normal d├ęcor is fairly neutral! Pops of color against white look really modern and the geometric style makes this pillow stand out even more! And if you want to add even more color and pattern, create several more simple standard size pillows for your sofa or patio chairs using a couple more of the prints!
Sanibel Adirondacks Hibiscus    Sanibel Hibiscus Lagoon    Sanibel Shades Seagrass
Shop the whole Sanibel Collection here! And see more of Gina Martin's fabric here!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Are You are New Superstar??

Attention quilting, sewing or fabric LOVERS in the DFW area! We need a Customer-Service Superstar to add to our staff on Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday! If the description sounds like something you're excited about, EMAIL US! We can't wait to meet you!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools Sale! Pre-Cuts 20% OFF!

We're WAY too serious about our Sales to fool ya today! Shop Pre-Cuts today through Saturday and you'll get 20% OFF...NO JOKE!
Fat Quarter Bundles, Charm Packs, Layer Cakes & Jelly Rolls are a great way to save time on your projects or to get an entire collection you love in easy to use sizes!
Layer Cakes & Charm Packs are amazing for patchwork projects or half-square triangle designs! Jelly Rolls can be used to make strip quilts or a JELLY ROLL RACE QUILT!
Don't miss your favorite Pre-Cut & shop NOW! Local customers, if you can't get to the shop by Saturday, feel free to order online and write in the notes that you will pick up in the store. We'll knock off the shipping costs before charging you!
Happy Shopping!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Menagerie Bag Sew Along & FREE Pattern with Anna Maria Horner!

Who doesn't need an incredible new every day bag this Spring? I know I do, so when I saw this AWESOME new bag design by Anna Maria Horner I got a little excited...and then when I realized she worked with Janome to create a sew-along video, I got  A LOT more excited! This bag is fun and interesting and you can make it super feminine or ultra modern all depending on what fabrics you pick and how you embellish! The bag construction is fairly simple, leaving you even more time to make it totally your own with embroidery or whatever fun details you want! This bag is also, like, the PERFECT size. Enough room for carrying all the essentials plus extra space for a big water bottle or your design note book!
And it's a great project to use your favorite Anna Maria Horner prints that you've been hoarding! Or a great excuse to buy some of her fabulous new collection, Folk Song!
Folk Song Minor Chords Lapis  Folk Song Diamond Mine Pomegranate  Folk Song Little Honey Gold
Folk Song Coloring Garden Dusk  Folk Song Small Gathering Azalea  Folk Song Fortune Sea

You can download the pattern and instructions here! But be sure to watch this video for helpful hints or if you're just a completely visual learn (like me).
Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

20 Minute Knit Skirt with Riley Blake Designs!

Found this cool video on the Riley Blake Blog for making a cute and simple pencil skirt with one of our awesome Knit Fabrics!
Happy Flappers Owl Cream - Knit  Oh Boy Elephants Orange - Knit  Knit Solid Navy
Jungle Ave Elephant Skyline Knit  Recollection Kilim Inherit Shadow Knit  Recollection Recollection Flowered Engrams Delicate Knit

We have some awesome prints from Riley Blake as well as Art Gallery Fabrics and they're both so soft, you'll want to live in anything you make with these knits!
Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Witty Tradition with Denyse Schmidt

We just got some of the awesome new fabrics from Franklin by Denyse Schmidt. For those of you who don't yet know (and LOVE her), Denyse's design sensibility is rich with tradition and topped off with the right balance of modern and all of her prints work great for quilting or even cool tops. Let's see a little more of her inspiring work...

A former graphic designer and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Denyse Schmidt has changed the way we think about quilts. Intrigued by the rich historical nature of quilts and inspired by beauty born of necessity, Denyse adds her distinctive aesthetic sensibility – clean, spare lines, rich color and bold graphics – to this rich art form.

Though firmly rooted in the techniques of traditional American quilt-making, Denyse Schmidt is renowned for her fresh, offbeat approach to design and color and has won acclaim from the worlds of art, design and craft. We just love the elegance her pieces bring to a space.

 As an author, fabric designer and teacher, Denyse continues to inspire us all with her witty take on tradition. Denyse’s studio is located in a historic factory building in Bridgeport, Connecticut. That delicious picture of her up top was taken there...talk about work space jealousy.
 Want more? We still have lots of her fabulous prints from Free Spirit Fabrics right here!