Highlights June 12, 2021

Solana from Moda is back in stock

Moda is a great fabric company, but they rarely reprint any of their wonderful fabric. If you find it gone before you come up with a project it’s frustrating. Not this time. Moda has reprinted Solana which is the great sunflower line from Robin Pickens.

We are thrilled to have this fabric back in stock. Don’t miss out on these great prints..

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Highlights June 12, 2021

Farmyard scene from Lewis & Irene

As fabric companies go, Lewis and Irene is a fairly new one. They are based out of the UK and specialize in small scenic prints and coordinates. The quality is great and this little farmyard fabric is so cute. We loved the mix of animals and etchings in the background. Enjoy!

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Highlights June 12, 2021

Kona Cotton Sheen – Foil overlay for shimmer

You are probably familiar with Kona Cotton from Robert Kaufman as it has been a popular solid cotton for many years. Now they have selected some colors to add an overlay of foil to give them a sheen.

We have selected just 6 neutral colors to start with. You can order yardage, but you might like to check them out with our fat quarter pack.

We think you will like them — we did!

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Highlights June 12, 2021

More Easy Summer Sewing

There are some long hot afternoons ahead of us and it’s a great time to construct some simple summer garments. Might take a little “nap” time away from you, but it will be worth it.

These three great patterns can give you quite the summer wardrobe.

  1. The Hudson pant has been a favorite of ours for years. They are just so comfortable to wear. They run roomy. Purchase 2 1/2yds for any size. Add a little for length if necessary.
  2. The London Shirt is such an easy sew. It is a VERY ROOMY shirt so take that into consideration. In this pattern I get to be an Extra Small!! The yardage is 2 5/8yd for XS-M and 3 yards for L – XL. Lightweight drapey fabrics are your best choice. We used Manchester from Kaufman. It’s 100% cotton and has the look of linen.
  3. Frankie Shift and Top features a pull over dress with or without a flounce sleeve. The version we are showing with the sleeve takes 3 yards XS-L and 3 1/4yds for XL – 4XL

Moda has just begun to offer rayon fabrications with some of their lines. They have definitely done it right in our mind. Their 45″ rayon launders beautifully and has the most wonderfully soft hand. We hope they will do more!

Our London shirt was made from the Manchester Cotton from Robert Kaufman. Great fabric for the look of linen, but the care of cotton.

If you want to add a little sparkle to your life, try our newest Manchester Metallic. White with a silver metallic thread. Dress things up a bit! They do suggest you wash the Manchester Metallic in cold water and line dry, but what’s a bit more effort for glamour!

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Highlights June 12, 2021

Vintage Windmill meets Kaffe Fassett

Vintage Windmill has been one of the most versatile patterns for showing off groups of fabric. We made it first with reproduction 40’s and feed sack prints. It was so much fun that we did it again with fabrics from Kaffe Fassett and his collective designers.

Our kit includes the pattern and fabrics you see in the photo to complete the quilt top. The binding is also included. You will need to purchase the Creative Grids Mini 60 Degree Diamond Ruler.

If you have a collection of Kaffee prints that you would like to use, you might just need some of the Spot dots for the hexagon rings. You can start a new collections of dots! To make the quilt, it just calls for 4 pieces. One half yard will give you more than plenty.

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