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simple strip quilt for baby

by Hannah

My husband has been nesting far more than I—- thus far. When I come home from work I’m likely to find him tiling the backsplash, painting the dining room over again, replacing a toilet or something of the like. The other night came my turn. I found myself awake at 2:30 a.m. thinking of how I hadn’t made anything for the baby due to arrive in a few weeks. I know my capacity is much much smaller than is normal for me. The last thing I wanted to do is start something and not finish, so my dreams lead me to a strip quilt. I’m not a fancy quilter so this was the perfect idea. 

Cameron and I chose 12 different fabrics and I cut them all into different widths so there would be plenty of variation. He arranged them and I sewed. 

 We combined cotton lawn, flannel, cotton/linen Essex, and quilting weight cotton.  

For the back I chose one of Bolt’s new Robert Kaufman linen blends because I like my quilts to have a nice weight to them. I used the wrong side of the fabric which reminded me of chambray. The right side reminded me of denim and I didn’t want this look.

I finish my quilt binding by hand. I like to spend a few final days with it bringing it everywhere and stitching when I have a few minutes or bringing it to the park when the sun is shining. 

If you would like to make this:

1 large spool of Gutermann cotton thread

12 different fabrics 1/8 yd. 44” or wider

1 package of Warm & Natural 45” x 60” batting 

1 1/4 yds of backing - I used 54” wide fabric and had enough left over for binding. 

Come see us soon at the shop! 

 

 

 

Just in: more tubes, and the Staple Dress!

by Gina, photos by Heather

We were busy this week rearranging some of our fixtures to accommodate more fabric rolled on tubes.  We’ve been really excited about this shift for a while and are glad the switch-a-roo is done.  Now, we just get to welcome more pretties!  New to our tube collection are gorgeous cotton lawn prints.  Perfect for your summer wardrobe.

And, the long awaited for Staple Dress pattern has arrived.  Simple, elegant, and versatile.  This can be an evening out dress or an everyday dress, depending on what you use.  Check it out, you’ll be whipping up a whole collection of them!

 

 

 

Just in: where do I start?!

by Gina

It may be quicker to let you know what isn’t new right now!  Not really, but we do have so many new things.  It’s a bit crazy.  Let’s get started, shall we?

We’ll start off with the non-fabric newbies.  A fresh box of ribbons!  Including some designed by Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner.  Lovely, lovely.

The latest, and very cute, patterns from Sew Liberated. 

Our new outdoor fabric selection.  We’re pretty excited to offer this!

New canvas and medium weight cottons from Premier Prints.

Gorgeous light weight cotton and cotton/silk.  So soft and elegant.

More and more knits!  The middle one has hot pink flocked stars…oh yeah.

Cotton, linen, hemp blend and more cotton.

Spring House from Moda.

Cameras and raffle tickets in 2wenty Thr3e also from Moda. 

Whew, there you have it.  A glimpse of just some of the new goodies that await you. A huge thank you to Hannah and Heather for help with the pictures.

And, don’t forget there’s just a few more days to our March Madness promotion!