(new prints from Alexander Henry)
Have you cleared your schedule for this weekend? Booked your sitter? Started your list? This Friday through Sunday, April 15-17th, we'll be hosting our Big Sale at the store. All fabric will be offered at a discount-- even the new stuff! What's more, Modern Domestic is also hosting their First Anniversary Sale and first official event as a full Bernina Dealership. Lucky for you, we are offering several cross-promotions for you to get the most bang for your sewing dollar.
- Modern Domestic is offering all day sewing Tuesday-Thursday for 10 dollars. For every day you sew, you earn a coupon for an extra 10% off one item at Bolt during the sale. All day sewing includes the use of MD's tool kit and the opportunity to earn further discounts on the Bernina machine of your dreams.
- With every purchase at Bolt, you'll receive a coupon for 20 dollars off machine servicing at MD.
- In addition to markdowns on all of our fabric, our sale on patterns will run through Sunday.
- Don't forget! We will be holding our Relief Raffle through the end of April-- tickets are five dollars and are available for purchase at the store.
Finally, we know things can get a little crazy during a sale like this, especially considering the size of our little store! We are going to be working hard to help as many people as quickly as we are able. Your patience is so valuable to us and we look forward to seeing you!
Some days you just have to act first and think later. Like today! I bought the first cuts of the new Tammis Keefe linen/cotton blend prints. We've had some of the prints from the quilt weight range in the store for a few months and I was curious to see how the linen measured up. This combination of weight, substrate and print just sings. I washed and dried both pieces and am happy to report that they softened up and only had minimal shrinkage (5% or less).
Both of these prints come 44/45" wide and would work perfectly for pillows, napkins, apparel, or a perfectly retro tablecloth (using this method). I've settled on a tote bag for the print on the right and the aforementioned table cloth for the print on the left. I wish I was in need of a cafe curtain, because that print would work perfectly.
If that wasn't enough motivation, check it out: Michael Miller not only produced these fantastic reproductions, they are donating all the royalties from this line to fund cancer research. Nice.
The folks at Stitch (a division of Interweave) continue to put out a quality sewing magazine with projects accessible enough for beginners and interesting enough to inspire crafters at all skill levels. There are 40 projects accompanied by full sheet pattern pull outs.
I have my eye on this robe for summer (pattern by Carol Zentgraf) and a toiletry bag by Kevin Kosab. Kevin has a bunch of projects in this issue and he's put together some of my favourite projects from back issues as well. There's an adorable boys button up shirt that should be on my list, and a simple but beautiful quilt from Malka Dubrawsky that I need to research further.
There's a nice mix of quilt and apparel projects alongside home and personal accessories-- even projects for your pets. Don't worry if it still feels like winter outside: we carry back issues of Stitch that will cover all the season.