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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Storewide Sale - 25-75% and New Arrivals

STOREWIDE SALE - 25% - 75% off everything except fiber artists which are 10-20% off. Now until - Monday, June 21st, midnight EST.

SHIPPING information - orders received after today, Saturday 6-12, will be shipped the week of June 21st.

New Arrivals!!! - Metro Cafe.....bright, fun, funky! Great for summer projects...napkins, placemats, aprons, etc.


Get ready for the holidays with these wonderful winter prints!
Sparkle All The fat quarters and yardage - we have more in this collection to come.

And the entire Birds and Berries Collection from Clothworks Fabrics.

and Shasta! in a unique colorway...

                                            Stop in and feel the energy!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fun New Arrivals!!! Nutmeg and Mayfly Mischief.

We have some really fun new arrivals for you to see, here are some of them:

Mayfly Mischief by Tony Fernandes, Clothworks Fabrics:

Nutmeg by Robin Pickens in yardage and fat quarters - Kaufman Fabrics:

Here are two projects from the Robert Kaufman website using the Nutmeg Collection. How adorable are these? I love not only the fabric designs and colors but also the patterns - great looking kitchen and apron patterns.

Enjoy these fabrics and we will be back with more new arrivals! Have a positive day.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

4-in-1 Reversible Headband - Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan

With summer upon us a headband is a quick and sleek way to keep your hair out of your face.  Using some sewing room scraps and less than an hour, you can make this adorable reversible headband!

This particular pattern is found in Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan.  The pattern suggests that you need two 7" x 22" pieces of fabric, but half a 3" wide piece would suffice.

I started with these lovely fabrics.

Pin the pattern pieces on your fabric and cut.

Whenever I can, I use the cut pieces of fabric for my pattern pieces to cut the next pieces out.  I usually don't have to pin them.

Following the instructions, I placed the right sides together....

and stitched them using a 1/4" seam.

To make the point, be sure to pivot.

I trim my corners and points in several steps.  In this case, I cut across the point and then taper the edges toward the point.

Turn all pieces inside and out and press.

Next, insert the short section into the center section.  Pin and topstitch.

I whipped up the other headband and love the floral and polka dots combination!

How can you enjoy these accessories in four different ways?  Since it is reversible, you have two options.  And then you can wear it tied under your neck or up in a funky knot!

Reference: the book - Sew Darn Cute written by Jenny Ryan, published by St. Martin's Griffin, 2009.

Thank you Jenny for the great pattern and thanks to Jane of Maiden Jane for the demonstration.

Giveaway from EcoInspired in Australia! and Spool Hook Project by Haylie Waring (Design Sponge post)

Enter EcoInspired's first ever GIVEAWAY to mark the occasion of World Environment Day this Saturday  June 5!
Karen of EcoInspired is giving away a handmade environmentally friendly scatter cushion/pillow. I hope you'll enter the drawing and Good Luck!
Details of the giveaway have been posted to her blog at
Karen also has an Etsy Store.

Also, I just saw this on Design Sponge - they have a ton of fantastic information! sign up for their email newsletter. This DIY Project - Spool Hooks - is designed by Haylie Waring. What a way to use and or display your thread spools!

Image from Design Sponge blog.

Be back soon with our new arrivals!
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