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Category: Fabrics

New fabrics have been added again this week.  Fabrics from Studio e, Timeless Treasures, and Tula Pink are now included in the inventory.  Please take a look and feel free to share this post with others!  Happy shopping.…

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As you continue to develop your skills as a sewist and/or a quilter, your collection of fabrics will (hopefully) continue to grow to epic proportions!  Having a fabric stash is a funny thing.  When you begin a project, you peruse your stash to see what you might want to use and, for me, it is never anything from my stash.  A new project requires new fabric because THAT fabric is for my stash.  It reminds me of a cartoon I …

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We have added new fabrics to our website this morning.  Collections from Henry Glass – Flowers of Provence, Shadows and Sunshine, and Coffee Escapes, to name a few.  Studio e fabrics include Peppered Cottons and Heartland.  Please take a few moments to look around my website and be on the lookout for other new fabrics to be added very soon!

Happy Sewing!…

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New fabric has arrived in the shop and on my website!  Additions include several bolts of “Dear Stella” and fabrics by Timeless Treasures, Quilting Treasures, Fabri-Quilt and others.  For me, it is always exciting when we add new fabrics because the possibilities are endless as to how you use them.  It really gets my creative juices going!

Speaking of exciting, the West Virginia Shop Hop is just a week or so away!  We simply can’t wait to meet and greet …

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New collection of fabrics arrived Friday  along with several new bolts of fabrics. Come in and check them out. See you soon. Don’t forget that Row by Row starts on the 21st of this month. Start making plans for you route to collect them.  The shops are planning the new rows, the new lists and maps are being designed, everyone is getting ready to take off on June 21 for Row by Row Experience 2017. Be sure to follow the …

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New fabric arrived today. Timeless Treasures collection. Patriotic prints made in the USA and more. Come in and check them out. The shop has a new look too. See ya soon.…

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Yes, it is true: all fabric is not created equal. There really is a difference in fabric: the thread count, the dyes that are used, the way the fabric is produced, all affect the quality of the finished product. Frankly, you get what you pay for. The bigger box stores are going to carry cheaper, not as well-made fabric – especially in the quilting cottons.  There’s no reason why you can’t use the cheap stuff.  I personally would not invest …

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My friends have been helping me sort and put up new fabrics.  There are prints of all types and styles.  We will still be working on them for a few days but if you don’t mind unorganized mess you are welcome anytime.  Also, I am in the middle of prom dress alterations and getting ready for the Alderson Quilt Retreat this week-end.  So as you can this is a busy place.  But it still is not work to me.  Hope …

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Learn informative machine quilting tips and techniques the second and fourth Thursday of each month as Connie Fanders, director of education and training for Bernina USA, provides a variety of helpful hints and demonstrates techniques that will improve your quiltmaking skills. From what quilting features to look for in a sewing machine to quilting with a serger to learning how to make perfect prairie point and much more, Quilters Newsletter Machine Quilting Tips & Techniques offers comprehensive information for fun,

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Color and the way it flows in and around patchwork and applique might be the look that inspired you to learn how to make a quilt. Now that you’ve begun, don’t get discouraged if you’re struggling with color choices, because you are most definitely not alone. For most of us, working with color is an ongoing learning experience.  Try these one these four video’s for putting together color selections, often called “color stories,” to help you find that perfect color …

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Firstly, choose the type of material. Most quilts are made from 100% cotton or cotton mixes. Cotton is a very versatile, strong and natural material to work with, it is generally allergy free and is not flammable, unlike some man-made fibres such as rayon and polyester. So if you are making the quilt for a child’s bed then this could be a huge consideration!

Synthetics and cotton mixes are sometimes a little more difficult to work with as they crease …

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