4.18.2014

Need something new?

I get so giddy when I get to introduce the new items we have for you!
I'm in love with this, particularly the reds.  Okay, and the emerald greens and navys as well.
I 'mustache' you a question!
Geekly Mustache by Riley Blake
SO Fun!
Be take away to another country {unless you are from Paris, in that case, embrace your home!}
Pepe in Paris by Riley Blake

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4.17.2014

How To: Cleaning Tips

Okay. Confession time.
I love having carpet in my sewing room. Why? I just love carpet in general cause it's never cold or hot. I can sit down and do my projects and not get a sore rear, but best of all, because it hides the huge mess of scraps and threads and strings and things that get dripped and thrown while I'm crafting better than with other flooring.
BUT
I hate trying to clean it up.
It's constantly getting tangled in my vacuum, or tangled around tiny fingers or headed in tiny mouths.
My reflexes have to be on the ball now with a tiny tot crawling around!

Do this ring true to anyone else?
Well, I found something great, actually two something greats.  Things so simple and quick that I'm left wondering "Why didn't I think of that!?!"
Simple, right?! Take a $2 roller from Home Depot and $5 velcro rollers from Target and BAM! you have your no vacuum solution!
But check this out...
Seriously? A TOILET BRUSH! {new, obviously:)} $3 solution, guys!  How great is that?!
Thanks to The Seasoned Homemaker, my life just got a little bit simpler!

{photo credit goes to The Seasoned Homeaker}

4.16.2014

Feature: Summer Breeze

Fun. Fun. Fun.
What better way to describe what I've got to talk to you about today.
The bright array of colors? Fun.
The multiple patterns? Fun.
The combination of color and pattern? F.U.N!
We offer Summer Breeze in various pre-cuts, including: Fat Quarter Bundle, Charm Pack, Layer Cake, and Rolie Polie*.

We also carry some fabulous choices for yardage in this line. 
I'm partial to the Yellow Splash and the fantastically fun blue fishtale!

So if you are ready for some FUN in your sewing, come check out all Summer Breeze has to offer! 


*Rolie Polie's are similar to Jelly Rolls.  They contain 18 - 2.5" x 44" coordinating fabric strips from the collection.

4.15.2014

Easter-y Spring-y Crafts

Here are some fun Spring time-Easter time crafts I ran across.
I love that they are fun for a beginner sewer, as in, something I can start teaching my daughter!
I found the first two via Craftsy.com
Spring Chick by Patchwork Posse
{*photo credit here}
Cute, right?  YOu could even make these using Christmas fabric and make them into ornaments. Versitile crafting; I love it.

Next up,
Easter Bunny Plushie Pattern by Patchwork Posse
{photo credit here}
Now check this out, you can make these just cuting out one picg piece of fabric, or you can do it the awesome way and make them out of a quilt block!  Cool, right?!
Read more about this awesome craft by going here.

Last, I'm pretty sure, it's my favorite.
The Hungry Bunny by Lil Blue Boo
I.  Love.  This.
So cute and fun.
And how fun would it be to stuff it with candy and goodies for your kiddos for Easter?!  I know my kids would love  this.  
Check out more on this by going here... {and enjoy her moving picture illustration! 'nom'}

4.14.2014

I just love Sewing Humor!!

I found these fun little jokes that only crafters can understand so I thought I would share.




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 Bluebird Park by Kate & Birdie


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4.11.2014

This Just In.

Who loves Fridays?
I love Fridays, because I love sharing new things with you all!
Let's get to it.
Honestly, I know Christmas is still like a billion months away, but this just brings a smile to my face and makes me happy for the holidays!
Be Jolly by Deb Strain {pre-cuts only}
Um, my daughter is in love with Mermaids, so how perfect is this??
Girl Friends by Ann Kelle {yardage only!} 
 Last, but certainly just as sweet. Let's hear some applause for some great developments in 'boy' collections!!!
Rocket Age by Riley Blake
Check out these and all our other great lines at SouthernFabric.com

4.10.2014

How To: Tips on Binding

Do you know how to bind projects using your backing?
Let me tell you, I've tried.
I've failed. A Lot.
But it's something I want to improve on because sometimes, it is easier just to eliminate that step of putting on the binding, because it's already there!
Okay, enough chatter, let's get to it.
The wonderful Allison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew will show you exactly how you can bind your quilt, using the backing in 7 easy steps.  Head on over here for the tutorial.

Allison does let you in a few things to consider when using this method.

"Now there are a couple of reasons I don’t love this method:
1.  It’s hard to square up the quilt and keep the edges nice and straight.  So I only use this on small things.
2.  You have to plan so your backing fabric will also look great as your binding fabric.
3.  If you quilt to the edge of your quilt top…you’re going to see it in the binding of the quilt on the back.  I normally wouldn’t quilt to the edge using this method and instead quilt 1” away from the edge or so…but it was an afterthought with this little quilt."

What do you think?