New Collections Arriving Soon

We have some new fabric collections arriving soon and we are excited to share them with you.

Abby Rose by Robin Pickens for Moda arriving in March

Have you stopped to smell the roses lately? Take a moment and enjoy the soft pink of their delicate petals and the lovely fragrance that brings sweetness to the air. Abby Rose was designed as a sister collection of Blushing Peonies. I wanted to capture the full pink blooms and deeply layered petals of these glorious blossoms. Cabbage roses seemed to fill that request for color and beauty. Big, full roses in pretty colors. They remind me of a cottage garden with brambling vines and plants filled with charm. To go with that cottage-feel, a cheery painted plaid is one of the coordinates, along with little rose buds yet to open and ditsy leaves. Sweeping simple lines on one of the prints remind me of the sweet fragrance wafting through the air in a gentle breeze. I wanted these cabbage roses to still have a pop of color and liveliness so the soft pink and cream backgrounds are joined by lively orange, vibrant green, serene seafoam and a deep prussian blue for vibrancy and drama. I love the play between pink and orange, orange and green, seafoam and dark blue, either to tell a two-toned color story or create a colorfully rich mix of all the springy shades, setting the stage for the big luscious cabbage roses. So stop, smell the roses, drink in the colors, and enjoy a cottage garden with Abby Rose. 
Now taking pre-orders here>

May Morris Studio by V&A for Moda

Mary “May” Morris was an influential designer, teacher and pioneer of art embroidery whose accomplishments were often overshadowed by those of her father, William Morris. She embraced the free-form style of embroidery that emphasized freehand stitching, delicate shading and self-expression. This collection reflects the work and style of May and William – elegant prints inspired by nature colored in rich, vibrant hues.  Now taking pre-orders here>

Lancaster by Jo Morton for Moda arriving in March

Forever in love with 19th Century Quilts, my Lancaster collection fills the bill to add another color layer to our quilts. Lancaster provides beautiful prints for traditional and reproduction quilts, including madder reds and golds that give life to the 19th century browns, blacks and neutrals. These fabrics feature a great “momma bear” stripe that’s not too big, not too small, that’s just right, lovely florals, and a cool little dot print. There are also leaves and buds, a few interesting background prints and a sweet small check will be perfect for traditional quilts. 
Now taking pre-orders here>

Cheddar and Chocolate by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics

Cheddar and Chocolate arrived minutes after publishing this post 🙂

In response to the heightened call for browns comes a group by Pam Buda, inspired by the many shades of cheddar-colored pumpkins, brown leaves, dark campfire wood, and chocolate treats…These small, classic flower and geometric motifs will create wonderful quilts and home decor for relaxing moments — then just add your own melty grilled cheese (Cheddar) and hot cocoa (Chocolate).  Order here>

Super Bloom by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics

Now taking pre-orders here>

 

 

Tuesday’s Tip With Terry…How Much Do I Buy?

 

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Have you ever been shopping and fell in love with a fabric but not quite sure what to use it for?  You get stuck in the dilemma of how much to buy.  When you are buying fabric for your stash, follow one of these guidelines.

If it’s a fabric that you love and feel could be a main print or border of a bed quilt, buy 3 to 4 yards.  This will give you enough in length for borders of a queen to king size quilt and some extra across the width for piecing or applique.

If you think it will make a perfect secondary print or a blender fabric, buy 1 to 2 yards.  If it would be a great accent, buy 1/2 to 1 yard.  Always buy plenty, you never know if you will be able to find it again!

Too much fabric?

Can a person every really have too much fabric?  Probably not.  What a about a quilt shop?…never!

Lucky for us quilter’s Pauline likes to shop because that gives us a diverse selection of options for current or upcoming projects.

The staff here at the shop are always joking about how we need another floor in the building because the shelves are always crammed and overflowing with bolts of fabric.

Well Pauline went shopping again and now the warehouse is brimming with new goods just waiting to be processed.Warehouse

I had to chuckle to myself when I found her outside sorting a new shipment on her front porch because there wasn’t anywhere else in the store with enough space to do it.

 

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Make sure to keep an eye out for new items on the store shelves…if we can find the space that is.  If not, we’ll get up it up on the website as soon as possible.