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Sunday, May 30, 2010

FREE SHIPPING - until June 1 - midnight

***Use code - memorial - for FREE SHIPPING for DOMESTIC ORDERS over $50 AND 50% OFF SHIPPING FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS over $50 -'til June 1, midnight.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Frayed Flowers from Fabric Scraps by Maize Hutton.

A simple and satisfying project that uses some of the fabric scraps laying around your craft room is a frayed flower.  This project was developed by Maize Hutton and published in GreenCraft.

Supplies Needed:
  • Fabric scraps
  • Button
  • Needle and thread
  • Pin back or safety pin
  • Scissors


1.  Find some scrap fabric.  I selected a lightweight canvas that had a loose weave in the very popular purple colorway.

2. Make a small snip into the fabric.

3.  Rip fabric along snip.

4.  Make another snip 1" from the first snip and tear along the length of your fabric.  Mine looked like this strip, approximately 1" x 44, and frayed quite nicely.

5.  I used a long machine stitch with reduced tension and stitched a running stitch along the length of the strip, 1/4" from the edge.

6.  Fold the raw, short edge under and begin to pull up the running stitch.

7.  Pull up the thread to gather one long edge of the fabric strip.  It will look something like this tangled fabric snake:

8.  Using a needle and thread, begin at one end of the strip and take a few stitches.  Rotate the fabric in a circle with the gathered edge at the center to create a flower.

9.  Continue rotating the fabric around the center and securing it with stitches on the back side.

 10.  When the fabric strip is used up, add a button to the center and stitch.

11.  On the back side of the flower, sew a pin.

12.  Enjoy your pin as a fashion accessory or as an accent to a purse or tote!

Thank you, Jane of Maiden Jane for the tutorial/demonstration! Check out her T-Shirt Quilt Pattern on Etsy.

Reference: GreenCraft Magazine, Winter 2010 Issue pg. 68 (Stampington and Co.) - Frayed Flowers from Fabric Scraps by Maize Hutton.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Storewide Sale ends at midnight!

STOREWIDE SALE - 25%-75% OFF, 10-20% off Fiber Artists - ends today May 21st, Friday.

See our Clearance Fabrics Category for our quality fabrics - most are $3.75 to $5.10. Hotflash and Jessica Jones - 25% off until sold out.

Stop back this weekend for another Tutorial post from Jane!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weekly Sale - ends May 15th

Happy Mother's Day to the moms out there!!!

20% Off  - Lizzy Dish, Calypso & Gabrielle.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Maiden Jane's new pattern & GIVE-AWAY! T-Shirt Memory Quilt Sewing Pattern

Jane of Maiden Jane developed her first pattern! Congrats to you, Jane! Recycling at it's best and...warm & precious memories. How often do you find all of those characteristics in one project?!
Go here for the GIVE-AWAY information...

This easy pattern will guide you through the steps to make a perfectly practical T-shirt quilt. My design uses polar fleece to make a soft back, eliminating the need for batting. This machine washable quilt, is ideal for:

- high school and college graduates; it makes a wonderful gift and preserves memories while being used as a throw they can take with them.
- use as a stadium blanket; save up your favorite sports-themed T-shirts.
- turning your husband’s or student’s giant T-shirt collection into a comfy throw.
- a picnic blanket.
- preserving memories of a loved one.
- eliminating storage of T-shirts without eliminating the memories.
- a decorative wall hanging.

This quilt is a handmade gift that you will want to make time and again. I have made dozens and have developed this pattern and the most straight-forward method to achieve quality results.
Approximate Finished Quilt Size: 4' x 5'.
Skill level: beginner to intermediate sewer
Patterns are in PDF format and will be sent via email within 24 hours of payment.

Shop at Jane's etsy store for her T-Shirt Memory Quilt Sewing Pattern!
See the Maiden Jane blog for several more examples of her quilt.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WEEKLY SALE - ends May 8th

This weeks sale ends May 8th - Chirps, Pretty Little Prints Category, Paisley Party and Neutral Territory.

New Arrival! The Ghastly Ghastlies

A very unique Halloween collection, The Ghastly Ghastlies,  for your crafts projects, quilts, wall hangings, costumes, etc. There are a few more pieces on the website. See them all!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

NEW ARRIVAL: America The Beautiful Collection

Here is a free pattern download of the quilt designed by Leere Aldrich.

Below are the 9 fabrics in the collection:

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