Saturday, July 26, 2014

Summertime Sewing

Are you enjoying your summer so far? Keep reading for a great summer project combining colorful fabrics and a fun pattern!

In Friday's newsletter we showed you Pinhead and Kiss Dot from Michael Miller Fabrics. (You can sign up to receive our newsletter here if you haven't already.)

We've compiled Fat Eighth Sets for you in five different color groups. A Fat Eighth measures approximately 9" by 21" and with these sets ranging from $9.00 to $15.00 each, they are a great way to add a pop of color to your next project or build your stash.

Pinhead and Kiss Dot would also work well in Cluck Cluck Sew's Morning Glory pattern.

Morning Glory

This adorable summer throw requires 16 assorted 1/8-yard cuts, but if you make the quilt with fat eighths, we would recommend starting with 18.

Kiss Dot 8 Fat Eighth Set - Pink/Purple
Pinhead 8 Fat Eighth Set - Pink/Purple

Mix and match color groups to suit your decor. 

Kiss Dot 7 Fat Eighth Set - Blue 
Pinhead 6 Fat Eighth Set - Blue

Or choose one color group but use both Pinhead and Kiss Dot to add variety.

Kiss Dot 10 Fat Eighth Set - Red/Orange/Yellow
Pinhead 9 Fat Eighth Set - Red/Orange/Yellow

Order a yard of green from Pinhead for the stems.

Click here to see the yardage.

And 3 1/2 yards Kiss Dot's white-on-white for the background.

Kiss Dot - Snow

Detailed instructions and diagrams make Morning Glory a breeze to assemble! This 68" x 78" throw will brighten your home and doubles as a perfect picnic blanket!

Until next time,

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW Block of the Month - C is for Christmas

Remember last month's sneak peek?
Today is the much-anticipated day to reveal the whole quilt!

C is for Christmas

Even though it's only July, waiting for the day when we could show you the whole quilt felt like Christmas Eve as a child all over again! Jennifer loves embroidery and Christmas, so combining the two came naturally to her. C is for Christmas features 10 redwork embroidery blocks including a wreath, gingerbread man, wrapped gift, star, ornament, Christmas tree, candy cane, snowman, candle and bells.

Tying the whole design together are the letters that spell "CHRISTMAS" framed in a red, green and cream plaid. We loved the plaid so much that we used it on the binding too. Hourglass blocks create the sashing, and a pieced star block finishes the quilt. The fabric is from Home for the Holidays by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. Fat quarter sets are available for your coordinating projects.

We're offering this quilt as a Block of the Month program with the option of laser-cut or traditional applique. If you've never tried laser-cut applique before, this would be a good opportunity to give it a try. Usually a laser-cut kit is priced slightly higher than traditional applique. However, we decided to offer both options to you at only $20 a month! With the backing included, this is a fun and affordable block of the month.

We hope to have you join us for this program—sign up here!

After you sign up, browse the rest of our Christmas fabric, patterns and kits. We've got a HUGE "Christmas in July" sale going on with fabric marked down 30% and patterns and kits marked down 15%! This is a great chance to stock up for all your handmade Christmas gifts!

Have you ever made a redwork embroidery quilt?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NEW Block of the Month - Rose Hill Lane

Are you a lover of all things shabby and pretty?
Jennifer's latest quilt was designed with you in mind!

Sign up here!

Rose Hill Lane is a 7-month Block of the Month quilt and features fabrics from the Rose Hill Lane Collection  Robyn Pandolph for RJR Fabrics. Bring your rose garden inside with this darling new quilt!

Beginning quilters will appreciate the simplicity of Rose Hill Lane's twelve blocks. Each 12" block is made from squares and half square triangles. Piecing this quilt top is a great way to practice and sharpen your skills.Experienced quilters will find that this top comes together quickly, making it a great option for a gift.

At only $22 per month (plus shipping), Rose Hill Lane is both fun and affordable! The program starts in September 2014 and runs through March 2015.

We look forward to having you join us in sewing Rose Hill Lane! Spots are limited so sign up today!

Until next time,

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fabric Focus | American Bouquet by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics

Yesterday we received a beautiful new collection by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. American Bouquet features roses in small, medium and large prints as well as in a large stripe and a tiled wallpaper design.

American Bouquet

Yardage is available as well as fat quarter sets in three colorways. American Bouquet - Cloud Set is light and airy.

American Bouquet - Cloud Set

The Garden Set contains eight blender fabrics in red, pink, green and yellow and coordinates with either the white- or blue-based set.

American Bouquet - Garden Set

American Bouquet - Sky Set contains many of the same prints as the Cloud Set but with a variety of beautiful blue backgrounds. "Elegant patriotic" is what comes to mind when I see this grouping: fresh-cut green grass, white wicker furniture with soft pillows made from the striped and medium floral prints, cool glasses of lemonade sitting atop a patchwork table runner and fireworks lighting up the sky above!

American Bouquet - Sky Set

Jennifer's American Glory Table Runner would be a great pattern to make in American Bouquet fabrics.

Available as a pattern or kit.

Marcus Fabrics also has a free quilt pattern available to download from their website.

American Bouquet - FREE pattern from Marcus Fabrics

What are you doing to prepare for the Fourth of July?

Until next time,