Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Ribbons of Hope" - new breast cancer awareness fabrics

We're ever so pleased to be the first one to bring you preview pictures of Rosemary Lavin's upcoming collection of new "pink ribbon" fabrics. Due to ship to stores in August, Windham Fabrics is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Maurer Foundation, which works to educate the public by providing current and accurate breast health information, to save lives.

The best thing about this collection is that the word "SURVIVOR" is included in two of the fabrics. We can't think of a more powerful message of encouragement!

While most of these fabrics are best suited to "Quilt Pink" projects: comfort quilts and quilts that will be raffled at fund raising events, you'll find that these designs are also very well suited to smaller projects such as tote bags, scarves, and pillowcases.

And of course the butterfly designs can be included in any projects, because there aren't any pink ribbon loops. We think the butterflies on the black background would be a stunning addition to add a "pop" of color to a black and white quilt!

Every year, Windham Fabrics comes out with a new group of pink ribbon fabrics, and they sell out very quickly. That's why we are taking pre-orders on these fabrics so very early. When you pre-order, it helps us to know which are going to be the best sellers, so that we can order an ample supply. And you will be assured of getting everything you need for your project(s).

We will also be offering a Fat Quarter bundle for this nine-piece collection.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Farm Animals are here!

We've never seen such a realistic collection of farm animal fabrics as this group by Elizabeth' Studio. Goats, sheep, cows, horses, pigs, chickens, eggs... and a craft panel too. As always, the printing and attention to detail on this design are superb.

They were *supposed* to arrive in late September, but were delayed until December because the manufacturer wanted to make sure that the printing was just right. We think it was worth the wait!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba Fabric

Coming early next year there we will be carrying fabric that's based on the popular children's TV show, "Yo Gabba Gabba". Very colorful, they're suited to the pre-school crowd. We've chosen five fabrics, and all of them feature the characters Foofa, Plex, Muno, Toodee and Brobee.

Use these fabrics by themselves or combine them with brightly colored solids and textures to create unique quilts, pillows and pillowcases, curtains, or even fun clothing for your favorite little one.

The Yo Gabba Gabba fabrics are 100% cotton, designed by Hoffman Fabrics.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Berenstain Bears Fabric

Welcome to Bear Country!

Moda is coming out with a group of fabrics based on the classic childrens books, "The Berenstain Bears", written by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

So wander down a sunny dirt road to the heart of Bear County, and meet Mama and Papa Bear, and Brother and Sister too!

Due to arrive in February, these fabrics are sure to make delightful curtains, pillows, quilts, or kids apparel. Think of what a wonderful baby shower gift it would be, to give a copy of one of the books plus something you've made.

Come take a peek at the Berenstain Bears Fabric collection! We're taking pre-orders: reserve yours now so you won't be disappointed later. These fabrics are sure to be popular!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Florentine 3 - Peggy Toole's new collection

Have you seen it? No? Seen what?

We're talking about Peggy Toole's latest collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Three stunningly beautiful, elegant colorways of the most interesting florals, geometrics, stripes, leafy scrolls... and all with lush gold metallic.

These fabrics have so many "friends", too, playing well with metallic blender fabrics from several groups, including Kaufman's "Fusions" and "Honeystone Hill" from Blank... selections from Hoffman, P&B, and... well, you get the idea.

"Florentine 3" just arrived yesterday, and already we're re-ordering more of it. Did we mention that we have FQ bundles, too? They're great when you really just can't choose... that way you can have a little bit of each fabric to inspire you!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Goodnight, Moon Fabrics

Do you remember the children's book, "Goodnight, Moon"? Many of us have read this bedtime story to our children and grandchildren.

We've been told that this collection will be available in October or November.

Think of the wonderful baby shower present it would be, to receive a copy of the book, plus a quilt for snuggling under? Or a book and pajamas... or curtains, or a pillowcase... time to get your imagination fired up with these fabrics!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Simple Pleasures - daisy floral fabrics by RJR

What a delight it was to open a plain, brown cardboard box today and find these treasures hiding inside! Brand new from RJR (designed by Debbie Beaves) they have what must surely be her favorite color (purple) but it's the sky blue in this collection that sets my heart leaping.

Aren't these fabrics just the very essence of summer?

I can see all sorts of quilts, curtains, and table linens that will make it seem like picnic time in your kitchen, no matter what time of the year the calendar says it is!

Simple Pleasures... a lovely group of fabrics, aptly named!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A New Twist

With designs reminiscent of what you can create using a spirograph toy - remember those? - Hoffman has come up with a group of fabrics that are a little bit mod, a little bit retro, and totally fun!

Choose from a warm colorway of sherbet-y orange, hot pink, and purple... or a cool palette that favors green, turquoise, and violet.

View them all!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

They're advertising for us?? How nice!

I just looked at the latest flyer from Jo-Ann fabrics... and... they're advertising for us! Even gave us a type font as big as their own. Not capitalized, but that's okay with me... we're front-and-center, and that's just fine!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Shabby Chic Fabrics

Coming in fall... we will be receiving a beautiful selection of "Garden Rose" Shabby Chic Fabrics!

For those of you who have come to love this look, you will recognize the pale color palette of pink, blue, soft green and lavender set against a milk white background. The lovely larger cabbage roses, tiny calico florals, damasks and stripes mix and match wonderfully, and the colors flow easily among each other.

You can play up any one color, or combine your favorites. Whichever ones you choose, you'll find that it's simply impossible to create a bad combination. These fabrics all harmonize to make beautiful decor.

The "Garden Rose" collection isn't just limited to decor, though... from little girls clothing and bonnets to beautiful dresses for a garden party wedding, the possibilities are endless. Let your creativity soar!

And in case you're wondering... yes, the designer of this group of fabrics is Rachel Ashwell herself.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Dogwood Trail" fabric by Moda

Nothing says spring more beautifully than pink and white dogwood blossoms against a clear blue sky! And since 1964, Paducah, Kentucky has been home to the "Dogwood Trail", a twelve mile driving tour showcasing the area's flowering dogwood trees.

Paducah is also the home to the National Quilt Museum, and Moda Fabrics decided to create this lovely collection to honor this beloved institution. They are donating proceeds of this collection to help the museum continue to celebrate the art, history, and heritage of quiltmaking.

Whether or not you are lucky enough to see the Dogwood Trail in person, you can certainly share the beauty of the season with this delightful group of dogwood fabrics and charming coordinates. They're designed by Sentimental Studios.
This collection will be arriving in July 2011, but we will be taking pre-orders. We're quite sure that Dogwood Trail will be very popular. Did we mention that the dogwood fabric comes in five colorways: porcelain, blossom (pale pink), petal (deeper pink), sky blue, and leaf green?