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Monday, November 29, 2010
Do you have friends or family members who are fabricholics?  Well we’ve taken the difficulty out of buying the perfect Christmas present this year.  Gift Certificates.

We’ve made it as easy as possible this year for you.  Buy a gift certificate and we can send it to you or the intended recipient with a special message from you.   Just leave me a comment in the checkout process and I will add your name and the recipient’s name along with any special message you want to add to the gift certificate.  What could be easier. 

We have 5 different gift certificates available ranging between $20-$100.

For $90 you can purchase a $100 gift certificate saving you $10.  This savings plus our everyday low prices, and exclusive discounts lead to amazing deals on the top designer fabric including Amy Bulter, Etsuko Furuya, Joel Dewberry, Marimekko, Anna Maria Horner and many more.  This deal won’t last forever so pick up these great gift certificate.

Happy shopping this holiday season.


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Saturday, November 20, 2010
Following are detailed step by step instructions on how to sew a wristlet.  With Christmas being just around the corner, I thought you would like to make your own unique and affordable gifts.  Who would not like a wristlet as beautiful as this one:

  • 1/4 yard of your choice of designer fabric (this is a perfect project to use a fat quarter size cut fabric piece)
  • lining fabric
  • fusible fleece interfacing
  • 9" zipper
  • nickel lobster claw
  • pins and other sewing tools

Step 1:

Cut your fabric into 2 pieces each measuring 6" X 10".  Round the corners on two sides of the fabric piece; that will be the rounded bottom of your wristlet.

Repeat this step using your lining fabric.

Repeat the same step with your interfacing but cut your interfacing 1/4" smaller.  So, 2 pieces of interfacing should measure 5.75" X 9.75".

For the wristlet and the pull, cut a strip of fabric measuring 1.5" X 14".

Step 2:

Once you have all fabric pieces cut, you are ready to start sewing the zipper to your "outside" fabric.  Pin the zipper on to the "right" side of your as pictured.  Sew the zipper to your fabric but leaving about 1/2" at the end.

Repeat this step for the other side - see picture:

Once done with this step, it should look like this:

Step 3:

Take your fabric strip that measures 1.5" X 14" to make your wristlet and your pull.  Iron your fabric strip in half and pin both sides towards the center of the strip and start sewing.  See pictures on how to do so:

Once done, cut a 2" piece off the wristlet - that will be your pull:

Take the 2" piece and sew it right underneath the opening end of your zipper as shown here:

Now your can sew the two fabric pieces that are connected by the zipper together.  Make sure to leave your zipper at least half way open otherwise you will not be able to turn your wristlet inside out once done.  Your wristlet should look like this at this time:

Step 4: 

Now we are going to work on the lining.  Line up your two pieces of lining.  Start sewing about 1/4" from the top and pass your rounded corner and stop.  Repeat the step on the other side - that will leave you with a 2-3" opening on the bottom of your lining.

Step 5:

Now we will sew the lining and the outside fabric together.  Pin one side of your lining to the zipper as shown here:

Once you have pin the lining to the zipper, sew both sides together.  Repeat this step for the other size of your lining.  Once done, your finished product should look like this:

Now you can turn your wristlet inside out through the opening you left in the lining.

Close the opening in your lining.  

Take the 12" fabric strip and attach it to your lobster claw:

At this point, you will have these two parts:

To finish up, all you need to do is attach your lobster claw to your pull and you are done! is your finished  product:

There are easier ways and methods to sew a wristlet but this is a very professional way to construct your wristlet.  The ends of your zipper look very clean and nicely tucked in between your lining and outside fabric. I hope my step by step instructions on how to sew a wristlet and all the pictures are going to help you make this a wonderful sewing project.

As mentioned earlier, this is a great project for which you should use fat quarters.  One fat quarter is enough fabric for the outside of your wristlet.  If you purchase one of our fat quarter bundles, you will have coordinating fabric options for the lining and you can make a handful of wristlets for yourself, loved one and friends at the same time.  Have fun!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010
Per request from many of our loyal customers, I have taken the time to cut and fold new Fat Quarter Bundles that will inspire you to look for your next creative sewing and craft project.  No matter if you are going to work on a Christmas present for a loved one or if you are looking for a project to get you through the long Winter, these pre-cut fat quarters are sure to get you on your way.

If you are unsure on what a Fat Quarter is, see our detailed How-To "What is a Fat Quarter?"

Our fat quarter bundles are an affordable way to stretch your dollar without sacrificing quality.  Each fat quarter bundle provides you with a variety of fabric designs from well known designers such as Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey and many more.  All of the fabric designs are well coordinated by color or by fabric collection.  Here are some popular projects for which a fat quarter would be just the perfect cut of fabric:

Table Runner
Pin Cushion (see our How to make a Pin Cushion Tutorial)
Tissue Holders
Place Mats
Pillow Covers
Quilted Coasters
and much more....

Here are some of the new fat quarter bundles that we have cut for your convenience:

8 Joel Dewberry Fabric Fat Quarters from Deer Valley Collection

17 Amy Butler Fabric Fat Quarters from Belle and Lotus Collection

15 Heather Bailey Fabric Fat Quarters from Pop Garden Collection

12 Kaffe Fassett Fat Quarters

Designer Fabric Stash Builder - 12 Assorted Fat Quarters

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Are you looking for a new quilt project for the upcoming Winter season but don't want to spend hours and hours on cutting fabric?  Jump start your next quilt project by using one of our fabulous pre-cut fabric Jelly Rolls.  A Jelly Roll consists of a variety of pre-cut fabric strips with each strips measuring approximately 2.5" X 44".  These pre-cut fabric strips are commonly used for strip quilting but the projects you can use jelly rolls for are endless.  Let your imagination takes its course.

There are many advantages to using a Jelly Roll.  You will receive a variety of fabric designs, usually from the same collection or in the same color scheme.  You don't have to spend time on cutting all the fabric into strips prior to starting your project.  Save money by using a Jelly Roll since you don't have a purchase all desired fabric designs by the yards which will usually result in a lot of scrap fabrict.  

I took the time to cut multiple different fabric jelly rolls for you to use in your next quilting or craft projects.  Here are some of my favorite jelly rolls:

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Heather Bailey is a fabric designer who loves to experiment on all things. She loves to create everything such as one of a kind unique accessory item, use different assortment of fabrics and different tools and mediums to construct exciting embellishments to generate varied and exciting girlie merchandise. These things plus more made Heather Bailey a well loved designer and art enthusiast all over the world.

This mother of two wonderful children named Elijah and Charlotte loves to play with colors and textures. If you saw a beautifully crafted fabric that entails wonderful details and animated colors, sure it is Heather Bailey fabric design. For Heather, being a designer comes second only to being a mother. Also, if she feels that her children are contented, that’s the only time she can suffice her unstoppable need to create wonderful art objects. Creativity for Heather is a lifelong process, it will not stop at a certain point in life but will continue blossoming as you learn and pick many new techniques and ideas along the way.

Being young, Heather already knew that her passion and adornment over art pieces will take her higher into the next level. At the age of 8, her first project was a pair of terrycloth made side by side with cardboard flip flops. In her 6th grade, she was able to create a three foot long banana slug crocheted using a yellow yarn bought from a thrift store. Following her inevitable needs and wants to create exceptional and colorful pieces of art, she then ventured on nearly all forms of art like quilting, doll making, knitting, ceramics, upholstery, stained glass, silver smithing and all others as long as it has something to do with arts.

At first, Heather took a Pre-Med Course taking chances for her being a very good surgeon. However, she was more interested on attending other classes such as “The History of Costume and Pattern Drafting” that made her feel the need to have a change of heart and shift from a medical career to being an artist. Following her passion for arts and crafts, in 1996, Heather earned a Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design which opens her unlimited chances to create wonderful art pieces based from her own distinctive mind. Her very first company was all about children’s hat named Noggins. This little hat company slowly metamorphosed into a women’s accessory carrying the infamous product Trash Ties. Thru her wonderful creations and unique pieces, this flair designer then opens her opportunity to venture and embrace the art of designing fabrics. Her rich taste of design and exceptional talent to create stunning patterns and designs put her products on famous boutiques in the world like Fred Segal, Henri Bendel’s, Bloomingdales and all others.

Heather Bailey is a full time mom who loves to enjoy taking care of her kids while pursuing her well loved passion of designing and creating wonderful pieces of art. According to her “It is my aim to bring more women and families to know the joy and deep fulfillment that comes from creativity and from nurturing our families with the work of our hands”. Being a responsible mother and passionate worker made Heather’s name “BIG” in the textile industry.

A variety of Heather Bailey fabrics from her Pop Garden and her Bijoux collection are available for purchase.

Heather Bailey's Pop Garden collection features a vibrant and dramatic mix of modern and romantic prints. Here are a few of my favorites from the Heather Bailey Pop Garden fabric collection:

Heather Bailey Paisley Ivory
Heather Bailey's Bijoux collection includes a variety of small-scale prints designed to customize your bouquet of prints and add a bit of sparkle. Here are a few of my favorites from the Heather Bailey Bijoux fabric collection:

Heather Bailey Swirly Buds Cinnamon

Heather Bailey Tiled Primrose Turquoise

All of the fabrics from the Heather Bailey Pop Garden and Bijoux collection are light weight cotton fabric that are perfect for quilting, apparel and any creative craft project you have in mind.  The fabric has a standard width of 44 / 45 inches.

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