Highlights, June 30, 2022

Remy Blouse – our new favorite

If you love simple sewing projects, then the Remy Blouse is just what you want. One of our customers said she loved it so we gave it a try. It’s become one of our favorite patterns. We love everything one we have made.

We have used Digital Linen, Silky Noil, and Bali Rayon. It has been successful with all three of these fabrics. Take a look at what we’ve made. We always advise you to wash your garment fabric before you begin. All fabrics shown here will go thru the washer and dryer on low heat!

Printed Linen
Bali Rayon
Silky Noil

We love the simplicity of this pattern. We made it even easier by using the version that doen’t have the button at the front neckline.

The pattern features several sleeve lengths which adds to its versatility.

The only comment we have heard about this pattern is that it would be great if it was a little longer. The pattern actually has the alteration line and instructions to change the length. Just buy a little extra fabric.

Fabric requirements for pullover (no button opening) with 3/4 length sleeves:
45″ wide: Sizes 00-2 1 3/4yds; Sizes 4-12 2yds; Sizes 14-16 3yds; Sizes 24-34
3 1/4yds

58″ wide: Sizes 00-12 1 1/2yds; Sizes 14-22 2 yds; Sizes 24-34 3yds

Remember, if you want it longer get an extra 1/4yd

Great summer colors in the Digital Linen which is 58″ wide.

If you prefer solids, then check out some of our bright colors in Silky Noil. For the smaller sizes, you can use the 58″ fabric requirement. For the larger sizes, use the 45″ fabric requirements. Remember to add if you want to make it longer.

If you love the feel of rayon, try these Bali Rayons. You can machine wash and tumble dry any of the fabrics shown in this post. If you love these prints, be sure and use the 45″ fabric requirements.

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Highlights, June 30, 2022

Traditional Christmas fabrics

When it comes to beautiful traditional Christmas prints, Maywood Studios is ranked right at the top. They produce beautiful fabrics that aren’t overdone with metallic, but have that warm traditional holiday appeal. Who can resist those metallic dots?

Wilmington Fabrics brings us a beautiful panel, A Season to Believe.

This panel is the classic size 24″ x 42″.

It will make the great start for a seasonal
wallhanging.

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Highlights, June 30, 2022

Christmas in the City

The design team at Art Gallery Fabrics has a new modern Holiday collection. Christmas in the City features some adorable contemporary prints and colors. I think pink and teal are going to become a strong addition to the traditional colors of red and green!

Give it a try…you might just like something a little different this year.

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Highlights, June 30, 2022

Quilt backs make great quilt fronts

When 108″ fabrics were first introduced, the fabric choices were pretty limited.

Now some of these fabrics are so beautiful they deserve to be a quilt front. Any of these 4 madras prints will make a great summer ( or any season) bedspread. With a width of 108″ you can make almost any size as these prints are nondirectional. Purchase fabric for the backing and have your favorite machine quiter do their magic. You can then bind it and you have a new bedspread.

Hate to do binding? Check out our video on how to successfully bind your quilt by machine. I am in charge of binding every quilt that is in our shop so I can’t spend hours and hours on each one. I need them done quickly with a quality finish.

View our video here: MACHINE BINDING

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Highlights, June 18, 2022 Recent Newsletter Highlights

Feathered Friends from Clothworks

Sue Zipkin designs for Clothworks and we love just about everything she does. Her newest line, Feathered Friends, will be fun to work with as the coordinats are great too.

It’s hard to see these darling
birds so we have included a few
of the individual panels so you
can see how special they are.

Each one is about 7″ square before
the sashing fabric.

These are the coordinates that work with the panel.

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