Friday, April 15, 2016

The Rivendale Collection: Meet Sally Giblin

Today on The Shabby we are so excited to introduce you to Sally Giblin, the talented designer behind The Rivendale Collection! Sally's patterns are all so lovely and we can't wait to show you her newest designs!

First, let's meet the designer!
Sally Giblin, an Australian designer, established The Rivendale Collection 15 years ago and hasn't stopped creating gorgeous patterns ever since. Her focus is mainly on stitchery and applique and her distinctive style has set her apart in the industry. She says her inspiration for the collection can come from a variety of sources from "a pretty floral fabric or even a beautiful verse". It is easy to see that Sally invests herself wholly into her designs saying "I have a passion for verses which I use liberally in my stitcheries. With a few chosen words we can convey so much." She goes on to say "One of the most important considerations during the designing process is the needs of my fellow stitchers and that means making achievable designs with easy to follow instructions." We can definitely say that she delivers on the promise of easy to follow instructions!
Another hallmark of her designs are the little details and embellishments. She, like many of us, loves "to be surrounded by beautiful things" and is "an avid collector of anything old" and that isn't hard to gather from her gorgeous designs featuring vintage sewing machines, scissors, and little quilt shops! Besides creating patterns, Sally enjoys restoring old furniture, gardening, and looking for her next old find. The Rivendale Collection has a wide reach, being sold in over 500 stores worldwide, including Our Shop!
We are so happy to have Sally as a featured designer here on The Shabby and proud to carry The Rivendale Collection at Shabby Fabrics!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Easter Tutorials from Shabby Fabrics

 Shabby Fabrics

As many of you probably know, we have a YouTube channel where we post tutorials for a whole variety of crafting projects. We have easy-to-follow videos for sewing, quilting, and DIY projects that even beginners love. Many of these videos are for holiday projects and today we are going to bring all of our Easter projects together into one place for you to see!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Magic in the Moonlight | A New Block of the Month from Shabby Fabrics

We have a new Block of the the Month here at Shabby Fabrics that we are excited to share with you! Magic in the Moonlight is our newest BOM and was designed by McKenna Ryan. This quilt features pre-fused and laser-cut applique for quick and easy assembly and finishes to 55.5" x 58.75". Sign up today to guarantee a spot in the program!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Shabby Shapes!

We have a huge variety of new Shabby Shapes for Christmas and we are so excited to share them with you! In fact, we are so excited, that we want to give some away!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dresden Wreath Wall Hanging using Strip-It | Tutorial

Would you believe me if I told you that this wall hanging could be finished in one day? Yeah, I wouldn't believe me either from just looking at it, but it's true! Each on of those two-toned petals is made of one piece of fabric! Still aren't convinced? Let me show you how this illusion is created...