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October 2022 – Australian Aboriginal Fabrics

New Australian Aboriginal Fabrics and Quilt Kits!

We are always excited when new Australian Aboriginal Fabrics or re-orders of our favorites arrive back in stock and they’ve finally arrived recently so we are going to highlight some of them here! We even have 3 new Australian Aboriginal Quilt Kits and a variety of Australian Aboriginal Fabric bundles available.

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Both our Creations store in Kerrville, Texas and our online store offer a wide variety of products for quilters and sewing enthusiasts. Be sure to visit our Online Catalog page for quick links to our extensive online inventory of fabrics, patterns, books, kits, tools, and supplies for quilting, clothing and purse sewing, hand stitchery, machine embroidery, wool stitchery and even greeting cards! Now is a great time to come to Kerrville and visit in person – check out our Store Tour page which highlights our latest store displays where we feature model garments and quilts made from our latest fabrics and patterns.

Welcome October FabShopHoppers!

You are at the right place to find the October FabShopHop bunny. You’ll find her mesmerized by our selection of Australian Aboriginal Quilt Kits, Fabrics and Fabric Bundles below.

Australian Aboriginal Fabrics from M & S Textiles

We love the Aboriginal fabrics so much that we have an Australian Aboriginal Fabrics category page as well as an Australian Aboriginal Fabric Bundles page, so be sure to use those links to check out our entire selection. These beautiful fabrics are designed by Aboriginal Artists and feature their unique symbols and imagery in boldly colored designs.

Australian Aboriginal Quilt Kits

Let’s start by highlighting our 3 newest Australian Aboriginal Quilt Kits. Click on any of the Quilt images to get more details on each quilt kit. If you aren’t ready for a big quilt project, check out our smaller Australian Aboriginal Table Runner Kits on our Australian Aboriginal Fabrics page.

Australian Aboriginal Fabric Bundles

Want a little of each of these newest fabrics? Check out our Australian Aboriginal Fabric Bundles. To see more details about each of these Fabric Bundle options, either visit our Australian Aboriginal Fabric Bundles page, or click any of the images below to be taken to that bundle’s details page.

Australian Aboriginal Fabrics

Here is just a small selection of the over 150 Australian Aboriginal Fabrics we currently have in stock from M & S Textiles. To shop all 7 pages of these fabrics, jump over to our Australian Aboriginal Fabrics page and start browsing.

October FabShopHop bunny

Here she is… the October FabShopHop bunny is enjoying the beautiful array of colors and designs from these Australian Aboriginal designers. She’s sure you will love them too.

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September 2022 – Christmas Fabrics

Get a jump on the Holidays!

We are loving all the Christmas prints that have arrived recently. There is such a nice variety of styles, colorways and iconic Christmas imagery that we are sure you will find something perfect for your holiday decor. We have too many to show on this page, so be sure to visit our Christmas Prints pages to see the whole selection- we currently have 5 pages of Christmas themed fabrics!

Christmas Squad by Mia Charro from Free Spirit Fabrics

Mia is the designer behind all the adorable fabrics featuring animals with flowers in their hair and she has some fun Christmas prints. The coordinating prints are sold as yardage.

The Christmas Squad panel featuring adorable woodland animals decked out for the holidays is the 3rd one shown, labeled as “Multi”. These precious animals are ready for the Holidays. Each is approximaley 3″ x 4″. So that we don’t cut into an animal, we are selling this fabric in 1/3yd increments. So if you order 1, you will get 1/3yd of fabric which will give you a total of 42 blocks. That should be plenty to work with!!

Christmas in the City from Art Gallery Fabrics

If you like a Christmas theme in less traditional colors, this modern collection in pinks and teals will appeal to you.

Cheer and Merriment from Fancy That Designs for Moda

Here’s another Christmas collection featuring a slightly un-traditional color palette of teals along with the greens and reds. The Cheer and Merriment Panel, shown first, is 24″ x 42″ and features 6 big designs and 3 smaller ones that could each be used as the focal point of a small wallhanging.

Classic/Traditional Christmas Fabrics

Holiday Wishes and Winter Magic from Hoffman

Hoffman has been bringing us gorgeous Christmas prints for years and this year’s selection is just as beautiful with poinsettias, berries, Cardinals and ornaments in rich greens, reds, gold and black.

Evergreen Christmas line from Maywood Studios

One great thing about traditional Christmas fabrics is that they are likely to all coordinate well. These designs from Maywood Studios Evergreen line will work well with the Hoffman fabrics above or the Wilmington Christmas fabrics below will look great with any traditional holiday decor.

Christmas Medley and Christmas Patchwork from Wilmington

Christmas Panels and Coordinates from Moda, Benartex and Quilting Treasures

We’ve shown a few of our Christmas panels already, but we can’t resist showing you a few more since fabric panels can really simplify your holiday decor sewing. These panels are from Moda Cheer and Merriment, Benartex Christmas Magic, Quilting Treasures Christmas Longhorns, and Robert Kaufman Winter’s Grandeur.

Howdy Christmas from Northcott

You don’t expect us to leave out any Texas or Western themed Christmas prints in this selection, right? The Howdy Christmas line from Northcott will help you dress up your holidays with a western flair.

Christmas Magic from Benartex

Christmas Magic by Kelly Rae Roberts for Benartex offers a softer color palette with very traditional imagery like snowflakes, paisleys, pine cones and Cardinals. These coordinate with the Benartex Christmas Magic Panel shown above.

Candy Cane Lane, Snow-Kissed, Poinsettia Plaza and Christmas Faire from Moda

These Christmas collections from Moda offer a wide range of imagery and color palettes. This is just a sampling of the prints from these collections, be sure to visit our Christmas fabrics page to see the full collections of each. The Candy Cane Lane collection features more traditional bright reds, along with black, white and green, while Snowkissed, Poinsettia Plaza, and Christmas Faire lean towards a more muted color palette.

Need More Christmas Fabric options?

Don’t forget, these are just a small sampling of the Christmas fabrics we offer online. Please visit our Christmas Fabrics page to begin browsing all 5 pages of these fun fabrics! Of course, they are selling fast, so we won’t have 5 pages worth for long.

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August 2022 – Halloween Spirit Abounds

Time for some Halloween sewing!

Fun Halloween designs have been arriving with all the iconic symbols scattered throughout: black cats, bats, black birds, spiders and spider webs, skeletons, pumpkins along with the perfect coordinating small prints in rich orange and black. We now have these Halloween lines: Moda’s – Ghostly Greetings, Riley Blake’s – Bad to the Bone and Halloween Whimsy, QT fabrics – Steampunk Halloween, and 3 Wishes – Boo Ya’ll as well as more Halloween prints lines from Northcott, Clothworks and Alexander Henry.

Keep up-to-date with all the Creations’ news by clicking the green “Join E-Happenings Now!” button to sign up for our email newsletter.

Both our Creations store in Kerrville, Texas and our online store offer a wide variety of products for quilters and sewing enthusiasts. Be sure to visit our Online Catalog page for quick links to our extensive online inventory of fabrics, patterns, books, kits, tools, and supplies for quilting, clothing and purse sewing, hand stitchery, machine embroidery, wool stitchery and even greeting cards! Spring is a great time to come to Kerrville and visit in person – check out our Store Tour page which highlights our latest store displays where we feature model garments and quilts made from our latest fabrics and patterns.

Halloween Quilt Kit

If you want help selecting a great combination of “boo-tiful” Halloween fabrics for an easy project, just pick up one of our Cloud Nine Halloween Quilt Kits. It features some of our favorite spook-tacular fabrics.

Cloud Nine Halloween Quilt Kit

We’ve pulled together a fun collection of our latest Halloween fabrics to bring you this 54″ x 70″ Cloud Nine Halloween Quilt Kit (shown on the left side of this image). The large blocks show off the fabric prints and make it easy to stitch together quickly.

The kit includes all the fabrics, including the binding, and pattern to complete the top of the quilt.

Moda’s Ghostly Greetings fabric line

Moda’s Ghostly Greetings panel has many iconic Halloween symbols on a fun 24″ x 42″ panel. The panel is shown on the 2nd line below. The coordinating Ghostly Greetings prints work well with the panel, but are wonderful on their own.

Riley Blake’s Bad to the Bone and Halloween Whimsy fabric lines

Riley Blake has 2 fun Halloween fabric lines: Halloween Whimsy and Bad to the Bone, shown below. They coordinate beautifully with one another, so we’ve mixed them all together here.

QT Fabrics – Steampunk Halloween fabric line

Halloween is a perfect time to pull-out the Steampunk designs! This fun QT Fabrics Steampunk Halloween Panel and the coordinates add a modern twist to the classic Halloween imagery.

Desiree’s Designs – Halloween Panel Pattern and Steampunk Halloween CD

Here are a couple of products related to the Steampunk Halloween fabrics that we want you to know about.

Steampunk Halloween Embroidery CD
by Desiree’s Designs

If you love the Steampunk Halloween fabrics as much as we do, the Steampunk Halloween Embroidery CD is a great idea – you’ll be able to stitch out some of these fun characters year after year – long after the fabric is gone!

There are 12 embroidery designs ranging from 4″ x 4″ to 10 1/2″ x 16″. The larger designs are also available as applique.
Formats included: DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SHV, VIP, VP3
There are also SVG files for cutting machines.

Steampunk Halloween Panel Pattern
by Desiree’s Designs

This pattern is specially designed to feature the QT Fabrics Steampunk Halloween Panel and some of the coordinating fabrics. The quilt is 44″ x 64″.

More Halloween Fabrics from 3 Wishes, Northcott, Clothworks & Alexander Henry

We also thought you’d like these Halloween designs from 3 Wishes, Northcott, Clothworks and Alexander Henry.

Remember you can find all of our Halloween fabrics on our Fall Fabrics page where you can also find some pretty fall season fabrics as well as a few Thanksgiving designs.

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May 2022 – Just the Right Gift

Fun Gift Ideas for Family and Friends

May seems to usher in a season of gift giving opportunities, with Mother’s Day, Graduations, and Father’s Day just around the corner. So, we thought this would be a good time to highlight the variety of fun gifts we offer that are appropriate for both quilting and non-quilting friends.

Keep up-to-date with all the Creations’ news by clicking the green “Join E-Happenings Now!” button to sign up for our email newsletter.

Both our Creations store in Kerrville, Texas and our online store offer a wide variety of products for quilters and sewing enthusiasts. Be sure to visit our Online Catalog page for quick links to our extensive online inventory of fabrics, patterns, books, kits, tools, and supplies for quilting, clothing and purse sewing, hand stitchery, machine embroidery, wool stitchery and even greeting cards! Spring is a great time to come to Kerrville and visit in person – check out our Store Tour page which highlights our latest store displays where we feature model garments and quilts made from our latest fabrics and patterns.

Laurel Burch Socks

Add color to their wardrobe with a gift of these colorful, whimsical socks by Laurel Burch. Whether you “gift” these to a friend (or yourself), you are sure to find a design you love. These cat, dog, celestial and wildflower designs are just a handful of the ones featured on our “Just the Right Gift” section.

Puzzles Featuring Quilts and other Art

We’ve found these “giftable” puzzles to be a big hit. Not only are they fun to put together, the imagery is beautiful enough to frame once they have been assembled. Our “Just Right Gifts” category features a variety of puzzle designs beyond what we highlight here, including puzzles featuring well-known artists like Van Gogh, Mary Lake and Laurel Burch as well as beloved quilt designers like Kaffe Fassett and Gees Bend. Click the words “Puzzles” to jump straight to all of the Puzzles we offer on our website.

Laurel Burch Armored Wallets

These armored wallets are always a hit because of their colorful designs and their usefulness! The RFID protection of an armored wallet is a great bonus for these beautiful pocket-sized wallets that are perfect for carrying essentials like credit cards, id cards and a little cash. The whimsical, colorful Laurel Burch designs will make you smile every time you reach for it! We show our current stock all here, but be sure to check our “Just the Right Gift” section for any new designs we might get in. Or, to jump right to our current online selection of Shannon Martin notebooks, just type “Armored Wallet” in the handy Search for Products box in the sidebar of any page on our site.

Notebooks / Journals

For the avid note-maker or journal keeper on your gift list, these Shannon Martin Notebooks are a perfect gift. You can’t go wrong with the clever imagery and captions on Shannon Martin products and the sassy or inspirational sayings on these notebooks are no exception. Shannon Martin notebooks are approximately 6″ x 8″ and contain 138 lined pages. You can always find our full selection of Shannon Martin notebooks in our “Just the Right Gifts” section of this site. Or, to jump right to our current online selection of Shannon Martin notebooks, just type “Shannon Martin Notebook” in the handy Search for Products box in the sidebar of any page on our site.

Pocket Notes and Sticky Notepads

Everyone seems to identify with the clever images and sayings on Shannon Martin products . If you are looking for just a small memento gift for someone, we think these are perfect! The Shannon Martin Pocket Notes are a magnetic mini pocket notepad 4″ x 3″ with 100 unlined sheets, featuring a Shannon Martin image/quote on the front. The Shannon Martin Sticky Notepads have 75 sheets that feature the same image/quote on each sheet.

You can always find our full selection of Shannon Martin Pocket Notes and Shannon Martin Sticky Notes in our “Just the Right Gifts” section of this site. Or, to jump right to our current online selection of Shannon Martin notebooks, just type “Shannon Martin Pocket Notes” or “Shannon Martin Sticky Note” in the handy Search for Products box in the sidebar of any page on our site.

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April 2022 – Bluebonnets Time

It’s Texas Bluebonnet Season!

If you’ve ever lived in Texas, or if you’ve been shopping online at Creations for a while, you will know that spring is Bluebonnet and wildflower season in Texas. They are so popular with our customers and visitors to the shop that we try to keep bluebonnet fabrics in stock year round, but as with all Texas wildflowers, they seem to show up in abundance in the shop at this time of year. So, here are some of our favorite new bluebonnet fabrics as well as some of our classic ever-popular bluebonnet fabrics for you (and the FabShopHop April bunny) to enjoy hopping through. You’ll find all of our beautiful bluebonnet and wildflower fabrics on our Texas and Western Fabrics page.

Welcome FabShopHop Hoppers!

You are at the right place to find the April FabShopHop bunny. You’ll find her below hopping through fields of bluebonnets.

Keep up-to-date with all the Creations’ news by clicking the green “Join E-Happenings Now!” button to sign up for our email newsletter.

Both our Creations store in Kerrville, Texas and our online store offer a wide variety of products for quilters and sewing enthusiasts. Be sure to visit our Online Catalog page for quick links to our extensive online inventory of fabrics, patterns, books, kits, tools, and supplies for quilting, clothing and purse sewing, hand stitchery, machine embroidery, wool stitchery and even greeting cards! Spring is a great time to come to Kerrville and visit in person – check out our Store Tour page which highlights our latest store displays where we feature model garments and quilts made from our latest fabrics and patterns.

Bluebonnet Fabrics from Riley Blake

Our newest collection of bluebonnet fabrics come from Riley Blake. If you like daintier prints, then you’ll love this collection.

Moda Bluebonnet Fabrics

Moda, a Texas company, has been a reliable supplier of beautiful bluebonnet and wildflower fabrics for years.

Oh, here she is… the April FabShopHop bunny is having so much fun in the wildflowers!

If you are too busy hopping to stick around, be sure to bookmark our site and return soon to explore our wonderful variety of fabrics, supplies and books for sewing, quilting, hand or machine embroidery, and wool applique.

Moda Mixed Wildflower Fabrics

And Moda knows that bluebonnets are often in fields with many other wildflowers, so they have a great selection of mixed wildflower designs.

Even More Bluebonnet Fabrics

Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman often release bluebonnet and wildflower fabrics and here are a few that have been classic favorites in our store. Kathleen McElwaine also produces some of her own Texas themed original watercolor paintings and they are always a hit with our customers.

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