Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shabby Fabrics Top 10 Kits of 2011

Shabby Fabrics Top 10 Kits of 2011

Often times people look at the price tag on a kit and think it's a little overwhelming. We always encourage our customers to consider this option for a few reasons:
1. This is the most cost efficient way to make a quilt. Sometimes as you know, the pattern can call for 1/4 yd or even less, and the smallest cut of fabric you can purchase is a 1/2 yd. If you're purchasing the kit you don't have to worry about paying for the additional yardage.

2. If you like the look of the quilt, the kit is the right option for you. Unless otherwise noted our full kits come with the original fabrics used to create the original. Which means - NO SUBSTITUTIONS!

3. Free Shipping! Our domestic customers will always receive free shipping on orders over $100.

1. Shabby Fabrics 7 Piece Appliqué Kit
Earlier this year Jennifer created a step by step tutorial on YouTube featuring the appliqué process. The video became a huge hit and everyone wanted to know what tools were used. We've combined all the essentials into a 7 piece kit. The Basic Kit includes the following: Stiletto, Turning Tool, 2 oz. bottle of Roxanne Glue-Baste-It, 50 sheets of C. Jenkins Freezer Paper (which can be put through a printer), a Loew-Cornell stipple brush for applying your spray starch, a case of 16 Straw Needles, and the Shabby Fabrics Appliqué Guide - a step-by-step photo guide of Jennifer Bosworth's own appliqué technique which explains how to use each of the above items.

2. Wreath of Spring
This pattern was featured in the May/June 2011 issue of McCall's Quilting. Wreath of Spring is a gorgeous quilt designed by Jennifer. Featuring a wreath of roses and several borders, this quilt finishes to 51 1/2" square. People just discovering this quilt still call to see if we have kits available. We sold the last one many months ago, but we still have some of the fabrics used.

3. Blessings of Spring
This exclusive design was created by Jennifer and featured all of the Blessings of Spring: tulips, daisies, ladybugs, a birdhouse, a gardening angel, and more! Each block features both piecing and appliqué. The last kit of this quilt was sold at International Quilt Market in Houston earlier this fall. Though the full kit is gone, it's never forgotten as it was the first quilt in the Blessings Series.

4. Yellow Brick Road
This kit perfect choice for a beginners project! Kit includes pattern, all top fabrics, borders, and binding to create the Queen Size (93" x 102") quilt that looks much more difficult than it is! Our version features pinks, yellows, blues, and creams for a shabby look.

5. Black Beauty
Jet black, gorgeous florals, and rich colors combine for a spectacular result! This stunning queen size quilt may look difficult, but is actually made using simple piecing. Kit includes pattern plus all top fabrics including borders and binding. Finished size is 85" x 102".

6. Deco Delight
This stunning quilt was quick and easy! The kit included all top fabrics and the pattern was offered as a free download. We couldn't believe how quickly these kits went out the door!

7. Blessings of Summer
Blessings of Summer is the 2nd pattern in The Blessings SeriesTM by Shabby Fabrics. This cheerful 55" x 65" quilt celebrates all the joys of warm summer days with twirling pinwheels, a wagon full of daisies, yummy ice cream cones and so much more. Tiny wooden clothes pins secure miniature quilts to the clothesline for added fun!

8. Rabbits Prefer Chocolate
Finished size is 52"x54". The kit includes top fabrics, borders, and binding! An extensive embellishing kit of buttons, ribbon, Swarovski pearls, gingham bows, ric rac and full skeins of embroidery floss are included!

9. Enchanted Holiday Table Runner Kit
Jennifer designed this beautiful runner which features appliqué and simple patchwork. Finishes to 22 1/2" x 59 1/2". Designed to coordinate with our Enchanted Holiday Stocking and Enchanted Holiday Tree Skirt. This kit includes pattern, all fabrics including backing, and button embellishments.

10. As For Me & My House
Pinwheels and a red, white, and cream color palette give this an Americana feel. The verse "As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. - Joshua 24:15" is prominently embroidered above the house. Finishing to 41" x 41.

Which of these kits are your favorite?


  1. I like Black Beauty. I love the Holiday Charm quilt with the scalloped edges too. I think that's the one that brings me back to your shop again and again.

  2. gretchen callaghanJanuary 2, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    I would like to see you do Pumkin Hill by bunny hill as a block of the month. I have always wanted to make this quilt but would like to have someone put together the complete fabric selections to make this quilt like the picture on the pattern.
    And who cannot say the squirrels in this pattern are just gosh darn cute!!!!!