Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Quilted Modern Art DIY!

While we all know quilting can be used for about a million different applications, it is becoming trendier all the time for fashion & home accents! My most favorite use of quilting in home décor is as wall art! There's just something so striking about seeing a quilt on a wall and with SO much inspiration from the modern quilting world, you can create fun, high impact art without too much time & effort! We found the tutorial for this awesome & simple piece on the A Beautiful Mess blog! Click the link for full instructions!


-fabric (try Bella Solids, Cotton Couture or Weave!)
-lightweight batting sheet
-sewing machine

-safety pins
-staple gun
-fabric scissors
-craft blade (optional)
-painter's tape (optional)
Isn't this wonderful as a statement over a bare fireplace? I could see a piece like this gracing a wall in a dining room or over a couch too! Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest even suggests using it as a headboard...what a great idea!! Create a little more impact with your quilted art by using a darker neutral like charcoal or navy! So many ways to elaborate on this idea and create incredible art of your very own! Try this project today!
Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Live Creatively! New Fabrics for Home & Fashion from Art Gallery!

I don't know about you, but to me the transition from Summer to Fall has me feeling especially creative and the inspiring minds at Art Gallery are helping give me even more wonderful ideas for a new feel this upcoming season!
Chérie by Frances Newcombe is a romantic fabric collection reflecting the lifestyle of a young, beautiful jetsetter who lives in a loft apartment in an urban setting but who loves botanicals, art and traveling! Who can't relate to craving a life like that? Well you can create the feeling exactly where you are by getting these fun fabrics in your life!
Create a fun and simple patchwork quilt with these lovely prints to begin to totally transform your bedroom! Create a duvet cover instead of a full quilt and make this room redo a weekend project. Add a new throw pillow to your chair or bed, easy curtains and cover the lampshade of that awesome mid century lamp you thrifted with your favorite fabric from the collection for a personal twist on a trendy look!

Love this Belles Parisiennes print for a table cloth, a shower curtain or even a mod dress! Make some quick art for your studio or guest room by framing a piece of this fabric. It would look awesome in a black, white, silver or gold frame! Use a frame you have and some spray paint if you want to get fancy...let's face it, this would look fantastic framed in metallic gold!
Capture the first sightings of a butterfly each spring, and wake up to the birds chirping outside your window. Winged by Bonnie Christine represents a season’s fresh beginnings and the dawn of a new day to spread your wings and let your imagination fly free!
Colors and motifs for dreamy & creative living! These textiles are feminine and free spirited so they'll make incredible clothes or home accessories for the young artist in your home! Make a painter's smock, a portfolio to store her projects, or a whole fort that she can keep up in her room full time to make things in!
Need to add some color to your stash? Nature Elements is a line of blenders with movement and shade variation that will add loads of interest and color where you need it! And Oval Elements is the perfect tonal for modern projects with its geometric motif. Use them to create fashion basics like button up shirts or A-line skirts in your favorite colors for handmade pieces that you won't be able to stop wearing!
Shop even more awesome collections from Art Gallery Fabrics for even more inspired creating!
Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

25% OFF Most Moda Yardage for our End of Summer SALE!

Can you believe Summer is nearly over? August is here and I know we're all getting ready for Back to School, so what could be better than an END OF SUMMER SALE to get all the fabric you need to create for the new school year! Right now through next Saturday, August 16th, you can get 25% OFF almost all of our Moda Yardage!!! Even some brand new lines! *Pre-cuts are not on sale! All items on SALE will be marked with a sale price!
Bee My Honey by Mary Jane  Avant Garden by MoMo  Weave by Moda Fabrics
Indigo by Moda Fabrics  Sewing Box by Gina Martin  Hubba Hubba by Me and My Sister 
Here's some of the latest and greatest from Moda! All 25% OFF!!!
Tidepool Batiks  Hope Chest Prints & Batiks  Dancing in the Rain - Cottons & Batiks 
Get plenty of Batiks to finish up that all batik quilt you've been working on! Or just add new colors and textures to your stash!
Bella Solids  Half Moon Modern Zig Zag Marbles   
Stock up on awesome Basics that you'll use all year long!!
Collections for a Cause - Love   30’s Playtime 2013  Civil War Jubilee
Or how about some Reproductions? Moda has a great selection from Civil War era to 1930's prints!
SALE ENDS SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th!! Get your purchases in by then and save BIG!!