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JUN

26

2014

Make A Fabric Greeting Card!

Have you ever wondered what to do with those pesky leftovers?
Well how about making a fabric greeting card!
You can personalize it for your friends and family!

We helped make a few during our recent trip to Austin and the Fat Quarter Shop.

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Add another project to your list!

Barb

 

JUN

25

2014

EQ7 Stash!

We are proud to announce that our “Weeds” fabrics have been selected for the new EQ Stash Online download!

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The folks at EQ have thousands of fabrics to choose from and we are so honored that we made the cut!

Just look for this Moda button …

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And create something fun with “Weeds”!

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Thanks EQ!

Barb

 

JUN

23

2014

Third Set Of Videos!

Well the fun just keeps on coming! This week we are happy to present 3 more videos!

The first is about our book “Simple Quilts Easy as 1, 2, 3″.

This book features 12 Easy quilts. We like EASY quilts and easy doesn’t need to be boring! The projects in this book can be made quickly and will showcase all those special fabrics that you love and have carefully added to your personal fabric stash.

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These are my favorite quilts from this book …

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The book is available on our website or at the Fat Quarter Shop. You get 12 quilts for $14.99!

The second is about our “3 Times The Charm Book 2″ This book features 21 quilts.

There are 7 different quilt patterns shown in 3 different color ways! All are made using charm squares. Another great “go to” book when you want to create something from a charm pack.

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This is my favorite quilt from this book …

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I’m showing you 2 of the different color ways here. Fabrics really can change the feeling of a quilt! This one went from a throw to a wall hanging!
This book is also available on our website and at the Fat Quarter Shop. You get 21 projects for just $9.99.

The third video this week will show you a quick tip for squaring up half square triangles.

Half square triangles are my absolute favorite thing to make. I love to make them bigger than I need and trim them to that perfect size. I always purchase extra fabric to allow me to do this.

To win a copy of both of these books simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite block is to make.

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The winner will be chosen sometime on Friday June 27th. Good luck to all!

Hope you enjoy this latest set of videos.

Barb

 

JUN

20

2014

Sassy Soho Scarf!

A friend sent this to me!

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What a great idea made with our Ticklish fabrics!

The pattern is available at Annie’s E Pattern Central.

I need one of these made with every fabric group!
Barb

 

JUN

19

2014

Our Book Is On Nook!

It’s also available on ipad, iphone and kindle too!

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What a thrill to have this in my e library!

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My husband saw it in his library the other night and and it took him a few seconds to figure it out.

I told him to never archive or delete it!!

Our book on my Nook!

Barb

 

JUN

18

2014

What’s Just Inside The Cover?

Oh My … I’ve been so behind reading my quilting magazines!

Last night I had just gotten comfortable and ready to spend some quality time with this one …

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and when I opened the cover I found this on the other side!

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What a great surprise! It had me up and jumping around again.

Thanks for making me do the happy dance all around my sewing room!
Barb

 

JUN

17

2014

Easy Storage Bins!

Recently one of our blog followers shared a tutorial for a cute storage bin!

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Besides being easy to make … it’s made with our “Shades of Black” fabrics.
Thanks to Marni at Haberdashery Fun for this great tutorial!

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Lets get organized!

Barb

 

JUN

16

2014

And The Winner Is …

Thanks for all the comments! I thought I was the only one who used a seam ripper more than I care to admit!!

Without further delay, the winner is …

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Karen Seitz!  “I have to say my seam ripper is my fave. It is not glamorous, but I don’t know what I could substitute for its skill!”

Congratulations!
I will be contacting the winner by email shortly.
Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

JUN

11

2014

Second Series Of Videos!

I hope you enjoyed the first 3 videos last week! This week we have something a bit different … only 2 videos and I have to admit these are my favorites!

Before we left for Austin and the Fat Quarter Shop, Kimberly asked Mary and I to bring our favorite notions to demonstrate. When she first made this request I said “I’m really not a “notions” person.” My needs are simple and I sew simple. But as I started looking around my sewing room and gathering my things … I noticed that perhaps I really am a “notions” person and maybe that’s why I think I sew simply!

The next thing we started thinking of was how to present our favorite notions in a different format. We wanted to try something that was “different”. Not just an infomercial and that’s how the idea for “Notions Talk” was born. I hope you find our little spoof on a “talk show” entertaining and informative.

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The second video is something we thought would be really funny. If you’re a Jimmy Fallon late night TV fan you might have seen his “Thank You Notes” or “History of Rap” segments.

We couldn’t think of a precut wrap song and none of us can dance or wanted to wear baggy shorts down on our thighs so the alternative was “Thank You Notes”.

Hope you enjoy our “satiric tribute style” explanation of the different precuts.

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My favorite notion of all time really is my SideWinder!

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Those crazy cute Clover Wonder Clips are now in second place! Kimberly will be happy to know that I have them in a cute container. For some strange reason it’s easier to sew my binding corners with them?

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Thread Heaven has now been bumped into third place but still dear to my heart. It works well and that glitter gets me every time.

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My favorite precut is still the fat quarter bundle. What can I say, I just like larger chunks of fabric.

To win this tribute to my favorite notions …

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Simply leave a comment below telling me what YOUR favorite notion is. The winner of these 3 items will be chosen sometime on Monday June 16th.

Happy sewing with your favorite notions and precuts!

Barb

 

JUN

08

2014

Quilt Market Video!

Check out our newest Quilt Market video!
I haven’t watched it yet but I’ve had some emails from people that saw it that haven’t lost their sight!

I don’t have any plans to watch it but you can! I know if I ever do I’ll never be able do another one again.

Enjoy!
Barb

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