Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It's a Shore Thing! by Dan Morris for RJR

Dan Morris is at it again! His new collection for RJR is called "It's a Shore Thing"... and it's perfect for summertime projects and beach cottage decor. There are seashells, starfish, coral, turtles and all kinds of ocean creatures, from hermit crabs to seahorses, sandpipers and seagulls too!

This collection features light, bright, and sandy colors, but also has some prints with a navy background in case you're looking for something deeper. There are two "panel" fabrics - think throw pillows for your sofa and potholders for your kitchen - and there is even a kit for making a quilt for your bed.

We think this is going the be the best nautical fabric group of the summer. And since the designer is noted for exquisite attention to detail, you're sure to be as delighted as we were, to see these fabrics up close!

We've been told that RJR changed their production schedule to have these fabrics become available in June or July - they've been moved to the head of the list. Place your pre-orders now, and we will be shipping the fabrics just as soon as they come through our doors.

You're certain to love these nautical fabrics by Dan Morris... it's a Shore Thing!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Simply Color by V and Co. for Moda Fabrics

What was the most popular collection at Moda's booth at the Spring 2012 Quilt Market? It was "Simply Color" - a new group by a brand new designer, V and Co.

This group has something for everone: contemporary florals, modern geometric designs, traditional leafy prints, fun dots, and ombre solids in a rainbow of colors.
These colorful bold prints lend themselves well to decorating projects, the more delicate leafy designs would be at home in traditional quilts, and the dots can be used for the most adorable dresses and skirts. And of course they will be great for bags, too!
Though these fabrics will not be available until October, it's never too early to start planning your fall sewing projects... and we're taking pre-orders now.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Project Linus Fabrics by Quilting Treasures

Last year, to our great delight, Quilting Treasures was signed a licensing agreement to make "Peanuts" fabrics. You know... Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy... all the gang.

Well they just announced that they are going to be making a "Project Linus" collection that's due to come out in July. These fabrics feature Linus (with his blanket of course), Snoopy, and Woodstock ,and they are so very cute! And while of course they would be perfect for Project Linus quilts, somehow I think that the biggest fans of these fabrics will just be people who like Peanuts and Snoopy.

Quilting Treasures is planning a huge advertising push on this group, from having the Project Linus organization on hand at Quilt Market (the huge trade show in the fabric industry), to sending e-mails to all the Project Linus chapters, to advertising the collection in magazines.

We got our order placed today - HAH! - so it's in their system really early, and way before all the orders that will undoubtedly be placed at Market. Why do we care to be so early? Well... QT already has placed their order with the mill, which means when they get their first shipment in July, if the collection turns out to be wildly popular, they won't have enough goods available from the first printing to fill all their orders. And that's why we wanted to be an early bird.

Anybody else that wants to be an early bird... the collection is up for pre-orders. Just follow the link below!

Project Linus Fabrics