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Entries in By April (40)

Just in: Liberty of London, Kaffe Fassett Classics,oilcloth and grainline studios

The latest arrivals of Liberty Cotton Lawn. 


 Millefiore and paperweight in several color ways from the Kaffe Fassett collection.

 Oil cloth for summer time. There are a few new prints in the bunch.

We made a great bunting with oilcloth that is hanging outside the shop!

We also have started to carry the latest pattern from Grainline Studios The Alder Shirt Dress.

Happy Summer! See you soon.


Charming Candy

By April

These little charm packs are called Candy, by Moda. Cute and versatile at only two and a half inches square. We have about six different pack groups, with more to come. They are a nice way to preview an entire line of fabric. One to two of each print and color way are included in each pack.


The pinked edges make for a ready to use fabric bundle. Kids would have a great time making little doll clothes or blankets. Think tiny patchwork with sweet squares.

I made two bunting strands with one pack of Candy.  The square format makes them look more like flags. They can really liven up a beige corner of the house. I gifted one half of my flags as a house warming gift. They were hung on the front porch for summer time flare. 

I used this strand of flags to add some movement and fun to my dining area.  Oh yeah….. I didn’t sew a lick. Just used some iron on bonding web with yards of twill tape.  Quick and easy! 

Weekend Project: Botanics Design Set, creative applique 

Some of you may remember this lovely stack of solids and prints. I used every last bit of this stack and some scraps from my Super Tote to create 3 throw pillows from Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics pattern.

 If you are in the market for some quality, locally made, organic cotton pillow inserts we have you covered. 20” square available.

The pattern includes wonderful shapes that can be used to create a whole set. The pattern includes yardage for multiple sizes of quilts, a tote bag and basic envelope pillow instructions. Instruction on hand and machine sewing applique are also included.  

 I really had fun with the design process of this project. I cut out shapes in multiple colors to have a pallet of options. The shapes that did not make the cut for the front ended up on the backside of the pillows.





This pillow is from a sewing retreat weekend. I only had the one shade of thread. This design element ties in all the shapes together with the neutral background.  I like seeing the mark of the maker. It can give an object another layer of appreciation.  Seeing your stitches can be a good thing!

Happy Sewing!