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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Great Colors!

Here's a few highlights about fabric choices we have made for you!
And you don't have to like them all!

This is an example of a color card, which is just the fabric design printed on paper, not fabric.
This is often what the sales representatives show us before the fabric is made.
This one is a few choices from the Riley Blake company, designed by Sue Daley, and I intend to go crazy with fussy cutting this for English Paper Piecing!  EPP is a fun and addicting form of hand sewing, and you can learn all about it 
at our monthly Paper Pizzazz group.


Below is a display for the Calico Days fabric designed by Lori Holt, also made by Riley Blake.
We will be stocking this fabric group and there will be 
a sew-along that is web-based.
The blocks in the quilt displayed will be made and joined into a quilt.  And it's likely there will be other go-along projects, too!  Watch our Facebook and email to find out more when the fabric is ready for you in early 2016.


One of the quilting world's favorites for a long time is Pat Sloan.  She and Debbie are standing in front of a quilt made of fabric she has designed for Moda.  She is always happy and vivacious, and she hosts a radio/podcast for American Patchwork and Quilting.  If you haven't listened to it before, you should.  She has contacts with so many people and interviews them on her program.  So you get to find out about what's new and current for fabric and quilting.



We sat down with our "fabric rep", Julie, to look through new fabric lines coming from Moda.  So many to choose from!  We had to show some restraint, because we can't have it all!  One of the new groups we loved was by Sweetwater designs.

Below are some pictures of sample projects that the fabric companies bring to display.  As you know, it's always interesting to see something made of fabrics that you might not have considered before.  That's why we work all the time to create fresh samples of fabrics you can purchase.  These are 2 pillows and a pincushion, and I don't have pattern details for you, 
but I think it's worth sharing anyway.




That's all for today!  I have more to share in the next few days!  This afternoon Debbie and I will be returning to Minnesota, filled with ideas and plans!  Back to work and back to sewing!

1 comment:

KathyinMN said...

So in love with the new Sweetwater fabric. Glad to know it sung to you too!