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Free Spirit and Studio E Fabric

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We are finding room on our shelves for most of our bolts, but we are still have a few lines stashed away that are too good not to check out. Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 is here. If you missed out on the first incarnation of this line, you are not going to be disappointed (the wood grains are back, too!).


We also just recieved the Color Me collection from Studio E Fabrics. These black and natural prints are a little different than what we usually get in.


Have you come in to look through the patterns yet? Quilt, apparel (for both children and adults), accessory and home goods patterns are ALL 15-50% off through the middle of April. If you see it, snap it up! We love independent designers. Some of these patterns will not be re-ordered and some of them are going (or are already) out of print. We'll start spilling other sale details at the end of this week so you can start planning out your plan of attack for the 15th-17th.

Offering a Little Relief

Quilting Line and Color 1/2 yards


We're collecting donations to send to Mercy Corps and their partner in Japan, Peace Winds. For every five dollar donation, you'll be able to enter yourself in a raffle for one of two sweet prizes. You can contribute at the store or over the phone (as we're available). Both bundles contain a favourite Japanese Sewing book (written in English) and a stack of gorgeous fabric.


The first gift bundle includes the gorgeous Quilting Line + Color by Yoshiko Jizenji and a stack of 1/2 yards of beautiful Japanese quilt weight cotton.


Cover 3/4 yards


The second bundle includes the wildly popular Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life by Suzuko Koseki and a stack of 3/4 yards of quilt weight cotton from Kokka.


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**Susan and Daniela are well under way organizing and executing Quilts for Quake Survivors. There are now chapters in Atlanta and Detroit!


**Seven Islands, importer of many of our Japanese fabric, is hosting a quilt drive:


We, Seven Islands, Inc. would like to help the people in Japan who are in need. We are trying to collect as many quilts as possible to send to the victims of the devastating tsunami. If you would like to take part in the Seven Islands, Inc. “Quilt Drive for Japan”, kindly send any size quilt or quilts to:


Seven Islands, Inc.
“Quilt Drive for Japan”
2444 W. 205th St., Suite A-1
Torrance, CA 90501


Quilts will be collected until April 30th. Seven Islands, Inc. will ship all quilts directly to Patchwork Tsushin in Japan, where the quilts will be distributed to the people in need.


 

Little Things to Sew: Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood Cape


--Melissa


It is no surprise that Liesl Gibson's first book, Little Things to Sew was highly anticipated. It promised all the detail and clever styling that we have come to expect from her and her team at Oliver+S. Happily, they have made good on their promises! The book contains full pattern sheets for 20 toys and accessories for children. While some of the projects are skewed for very little people, there are many projects aimed at or adaptable for older children, too.


Red Riding Hood Cape


This is the Red Riding Cape the larger of the two sizes. This pattern pretty much takes care of costuming (fairy tales, dark and stormy super heroes) and fancy dressing (Easter! Tea parties!) for the foreseeable future. I used Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush Velveteen for the exterior and Kaffe shot cotton for the inside. Even though it is sized for a child, it could easily be modified to fit an adult by lengthening it slightly and by enlarging the armhole slits so they hang open all the way down to the hem. The pattern was straight-forward and quick to sew together once I had everything cut out. I made one small modification: I top stitched around the edge of the cape to ensure the velveteen stayed put. This would also be beautiful in wool with a super soft voile interior or a quilt weight cotton on the outside and a flannel on the inside.


If you're itching for further motivation to check out this book, Erica is teaching the Messenger Bag (in child or adult size) pattern from this book down at Modern Domestic!