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Always the Season for Batiks

It’s such fun when new batiks arrive. We have waiting a long time to receive this shipment. Hoffman is one of our favorite batik providers. Their quality is undisputed and the designs are classic.

Take a look at our newest Hoffman Batiks:

Want to see more Hoffman Batiks? Click this link and you can see all our Hoffman Batiks: See Them All

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Farrow Dress from Grainline Gear

The Farrow Dress is a great pull on dress. It could be worn with leggings and a T shirt underneath for a layered look.

We always follow the instructions on the pattern, but if I were making this for myself I would do a few things differently.

  1. I would eliminate the back slit at the neckline. The opening is plenty big to get my head thru without the slit. If I thought it might not be large enough to get my head thru, I would just trim about 1/4″ from the FRONT neckline. On the pattern, begin at the center front and trim no more than 1/4″, gradually going to nothing by the time you get to the shoulder seam. (Do the same with the front facing.) You will then just sew the back seam all the way to the top and sew the back neck facing seam together before putting it to the neckline.
  2. Eliminate the front pockets if you want a quick and easy dress. You might shorten the dress a bit and wear it with leggings.
Farrow Dress

Sizes run from 0 – 18 and it is a loose fitting style. Our garment is a size 12. You might shorten the dress a bit and wear it with leggings. Yardages below are for the long sleeve view.

For 54-60″ fabric and sizes 0-8 purchase 3 1/4yds; sizes 10-18 purchase
3 3/4yds.

For 45″ fabric, and sizes 0-10 purchase 3 1/2yds; size 12-18 purchase 4yds

We decided to use one of our new knits for this dress. These knits are not very stretchy and worked well for the pattern. You just want to use a fabric that has a nice drap. These knits are about 60″ wide.

If knits give you the shakes, then try one of our newest rayons for this dress. Our rayons are 45″ wide.

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Great gift for a quilter

If you find yourself needing a last minute gift for a quilting buddy, you will want to have a few of the Glam Bags on hand.

Each bag is fully lined and has a zippered closure. It can keep all your supplies together. Each bag is approximately 6″ x 9″.

These are the ones we currenlty have in stock.

If you are a DIY person, we do have the pattern. This is one of those cases for a little more you can make it yourself. Pattern $9.98. Finished bag $8.99. Hmmmmmmmmmm..

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Elephant Joy

This little collection of prints is from Contempo Sutdio, a division of Benartex Fabrics.

These adroable elephants are each carrying
something. It might be a baby elephant, two squirrels,
or a mouse holding a kite.

Each of the blocks is approximately 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

I was thinking what cute mug rugs these could be
by adding just a backing an a little quilting.

There are a total of 32 elephant blocks in each panel.

This coordinating stripe should be called “The Standoff”
as one elephant in each row is going the wrong way.

Each elephant row is approximatley 4 1/2″ tall so they
will mix well with the blocks.

The coordinates are all small prints with those great color combinations.

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Who doesn’t love a chicken?

Over the years, we have found one of the most enduring fabric themes is chickens. Seems most of us like chicken fabric, even if we don’t think much about chickens.

Fiesta chickens is a digitally printed panel that includes 9 chickens (or roosters).

Each block is approximately 12″ with a large enough sashing in between so you won’t loose any of the block when you cut them apart.

Bet you can think of lots of great things to make with these blocks.

The coordinates to this panel are great stand alone prints.

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