Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Project Wednesday!

We have a bit of a different sort of project to share with you today.  Julia of North Dakota sent us some photos from a quilting retreat she recently attended.  Part of the retreat included a block sharing event.  Here is what Julia had to say about it:

"The Pure & Simple Block sharing event was a great success! We had two stacks of 27 - 12.5” blocks made using the Pure fabric line. Fabric was purchased from Shabby Fabrics. Each gal was provided with several cuts of seven different Pure fabrics and could make whatever kind of block they wanted. Then on Sunday morning, we drew a block from each stack, whoever made that block won that stack. It wasn’t until then that we got to see what the blocks looked like. There were a lot of talented gals at this retreat - the blocks were very nicely made and very pretty. The winners were delighted!"





There is so much variety in these blocks - some traditional, some contemporary!  Which block is your favorite?

We'd love to see YOUR projects using your purchases from Shabby Fabrics! Email photos and a brief description to julie@shabbyfabrics.com

All submissions will be entered to win one of two gift baskets filled with fabrics, patterns, and more!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Two New Blocks of the Months at Shabby Fabrics - So Much Fun!

When I saw these two pattern sets, I just couldn't resist! I plan to make these quilts right alongside you! Thank goodness for this wonderful hobby of quilting that we all love so much!


 Program begins begins in November 2011. Sign up fee is just $10 to reserve your space. More Details



Program begins begins in October 2011. Sign up fee is just $10 to reserve your space! More details





Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Project Wednesday!

One thing that is so great about our customers is that they are diverse in their use of fabric!  One example is Ginny from Missouri.  Ginny creates all kinds of fun items out of vintage feed sacks, which she sells in her Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/ginnymae.  And what does she find the linings for her feed sack purses?  Shabby Fabrics, of course!  The top two purses have linings from the Lakehouse Penelope collection, while the third is from Quilts of Valor.  Great job, Ginny!



We'd love to see YOUR projects using your purchases from Shabby Fabrics! Email photos and a brief description to julie@shabbyfabrics.com

All submissions will be entered to win one of two gift baskets filled with fabrics, patterns, and more!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Garden Rose Collection by Rachel Ashwell for Treasures by Shabby Chic


Don't these fabrics make you say "aahhhhh"?  Soft colors, roses, and delicate damasks combine in this beautiful collection by Rachel Ashwell for Treasures by Shabby Chic.  These prints would make beautiful quilts, curtains, throw pillows, and more.  The pastels are also great for baby.  See the collection here.



The Pink FQ set combines pinks and greens for a feminine feel.



The beautiful neutrals of the Wedding FQ Set are pure elegance.


How about Lavender and Green?  The Lavender FQ Set has it all.



Lastly, the Blue FQ Set feels like a cottage by the sea.


What do you love about this collection?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Project Wednesday!

Are you enjoying our customer projects?

This week I am featuring a sweet little project from Linda. 


She says "This is a neat little 16" square red and white wall hanging. It is all machine pieced and quilted with the little bird hand-embroidered.  I used Lakehouse Red Dot, Bella Solid Whites, and Scraps of other reds and DMC # 321 Floss. Such a fun project to do!"

It's darling, Linda!  Thanks so much for sharing.


We'd love to see YOUR projects using your purchases from Shabby Fabrics! Email photos and a brief description to julie@shabbyfabrics.com

All submissions will be entered to win one of two gift baskets filled with fabrics, patterns, and more!




Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blessings of Summer Giveaway Winners!

Announcing the winners of our Blessings of Summer Giveaway!  The three randomly-selected winners are:

Donna from Florida - winner of a $50 gift certificate
Sheila F. - winner of a $50 gift certificate
Sherry from Illinois - winner of a $100 gift certificate

Congratulations, ladies!  I have emailed you instructions for redeeming your gift certificates.

Thank you to all who participated!  We will have another giveaway starting in September, so stay tuned.

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Blocks From Pearl P. Pereira

Do you remember the American Album Blocks I blogged about several weeks ago (here)?  The designer, Pearl P. Pereira of P3 Designs has just released the next two blocks in the series: Maryland and Indiana.





Aren't these great?  See all of the blocks here.  Two more blocks will be released soon!  Which is your favorite?  What would you do with these blocks?  If you've completed one or more from this series, we'd LOVE to see your photos!  Email them to julie@shabbyfabrics.com.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Project Wednesday! (one day late...)

Today we have some darling projects made by Margarita of Puerto Rico using fabrics from the Lakehouse Fun Flowers collection. Here is what Margarita had to say about her designs:

"I am not a sewer per se. I worked for 26 years in a pharmaceutical company and my department closed in 2008. My sister has a sewing studio in Puerto Rico and she told me to help her out at the store as a part time job. I reminded her I was not good sewing, so I started managing the newsletter of the store and then helped the clients to install their software for their embroidery machines. Then I helped giving free demonstrations to the clients of some of the products we sell at the store. Then I started making some of my creations and I gave free tutorials of them as well.

The pincushion bracelet and the butterfly are my creations."


 We'd love to see YOUR projects using your purchases from Shabby Fabrics! Email photos and a brief description to julie@shabbyfabrics.com

All submissions will be entered to win one of two gift baskets filled with fabrics, patterns, and more! 

Monday, August 8, 2011

We're Having A Sale!


You heard that right - we're having a Summer Sale!  We have recently marked down dozens of fabric collections, nearly 100 patterns, and dozens of kits 20%-50%!  Check them out using the links below:



 


What are you most excited to buy now that it is marked down?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Project Wednesday!

Today's customer project comes all the way from France!  Penelope Goldsmith created this stunning quilt from the Lakehouse Tea Time collection.  The most interesting part?  It was entirely hand-stitched and hand-quilted.  Great job, Penelope!



We'd love to see YOUR projects using your purchases from Shabby Fabrics! Email photos and a brief description to julie@shabbyfabrics.com

All submissions will be entered to win one of two gift baskets filled with fabrics, patterns, and more!

Blessings of Summer Pattern and Embellishing Kit

I'm happy to announce that the Blessings of Summer Pattern Set is now ready! 



And don't forget to add the Blessings of Summer Embellishing Kit for all of the buttons and other items used in the original quilt.

Love the original fabrics?  We still have space availble in our Blessings of Summer Block of the Month program.  Sign up today!

Monday, August 1, 2011

July Giveaway Winners

Apparently our forum format for the July Giveaway was a big hit!  Hopefully you were able to learn some new things and perhaps even answer someone's question.  Our three randomly selected winners are:

Pam from Dover, PA (#13)
Deb S.  (#4)
D. Allen  (#63)

A big thank you to all who participated.  How did you like the forum format?  Would you want to do it again?

Be sure to enter the Blessings of Summer Giveaway and Coupon Offer which is going through August 15th!