21 No-Sew Fabric Scrap Ideas

Scraps.
We all have them, and I am so glad there are so many resources on what to do with them!
Sometimes, I just have to walk away from my sewing machine for a break, so when I hear the word 'no- sew', I get excited!

The Turquoise Home has put together and awesome list of how to use those scraps!

21 No-Sew Fabric Scrap Ideas


There's those projects I never would have thought of, but are pretty cool


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Those that I'm thinking, "Why have I never thought of this??!"


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To those that I need to do pronto and get them in my house!


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Go check out all 21, you can thank me later:)


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10 Bundles and 10 Winners!!!


It's time to Celebrate!!! It is our 10 year anniversary, marriage not business (but don't worry, that 10 year anniversary will be this March and that will be our biggest party ever!) 

So here is what we are doing to celebrate 10 fabulous years of marriage. You guys have been so wonderul to us so now we want to be wonderful to you. We are giving away 10, yes 10 of our 12 and under Fat Quarter Bundles, value of up to $360. We will be giving away 5 with Southern Fabric Social Media and the other 5 will be given out with one of my very favorite bloggers Rita with www.redpepperquilts.com. Rita will also be giving out a fabulous coupon code for 20% Off all Full priced Items from Aug. 20th- Aug. 23rd, so that will give you two great reasons to hop on over to her blog.

How to enter to win:

To Enter to Win 5 Fat Quarter Bundles with Southern Fabric you will need to

1. Follow us on facebook and share this picture of facebook
2. Follow us on Instagram @southernfabric
3. Go HERE and pick your two favorite bundles that you would want to win. Post a picture of both to your photo stream. Tag me @southernfabric and use #ilovesouthernfabric. 


We will choose five winners on Aug. 23rd

How to Enter for the other 5 Fat Quarter Bundles given by Rita from redpepperquilt.com:

1. Go here to find out how to win the other five. Remember she will also be giving out a coupon code for 20% Off all full priced items.

Feature: Rocket Age

Do you guys ever have moments where you look at a item or a picture or something and you are immediately taken back to a childhood memory?

Well today's feature does just that for me.

Rocket Age by October Afternoon for Riley Blake


I grew up with two older brothers and for some reason, the little boy in these prints reminds me of my brothers running around showimg me all their toys...not to mention the teddy bear looks like a carbon copy of the one my brother had on his shelf.

{It also reminds me of one of my kids favorite shows, Jimmy Neutron:)}


This line is just so perfect for that little guy who loves to let their imagination run wild and loves to explore.

We offer this fabulousness in Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes.

Check it out now before supplies run out!


Tutorial Tuesday: Drawstring Backpack


Happy Tuesday everyone!
As summer is winding down, and the hustle and bustle of school has begun again, I wanted to find a quick and simple project to show you all that you could still have time to do, even with a new busy schedule.

Summer Backpack {that's perfect for any season that you need a little bag to grab and go!}


This tutorial comes by way of a feature on the Riley Blake Designs Blog from Melissa over at The Polka Dot Chair. {You should go check her out, she's got some really fun projects and patterns and crafts and...well you get the point, go check her out!}

Back to the tutorial.
Here's what you need to get started:

for ONE backpack:

1/2 yard of fabric for the outside {cut two pieces 15'' x 15''}
1/2 yard of fabric for the lining  {cut two pieces 15'' x 15''}
Shape Flex Interfacing {cut two pieces 15'' x 15''}
4 yards of string/trim for the backpack straps
Fat Quarter Solids for the applique
Heat N Bond Lite
2- 1'' grommets
a scrap of white felt and 2 black buttons {for the crab}
All seam allowances are 1/2'' unless otherwise noted

I've seen a lot of tutorials for bags and I really enjoy this one.
Why?
Well, A. I love the detail of adding the grommet.  SO cute.


and B. for some reason I have the hardest time figuring out the top of the bag where the ribbon goes and I felt Melissa did a great job of explaining {and showing} how it's done.


And C. the applique crab, come one, that's darling!


Make sure to click the links above to fine the whole tutorial on how you can make your own 'summer' backpack!



Sales you won't wanna pass up!









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Celeste by Sentimental Studios




30% OFF Storewide for only 30 min. - Today Only!!!


Thanks to you guys we hit a new record, 3,000 followers on Instagram and it is time to party once again. Save the time because today 8/16/2014 starting at 3:00 p.m. E.S.T. the ENTIRE STORE goes on sale. It will only be for 30 minutes but it is 30% OFF* and you can't beat that. Coupon Code: 30ig

www.southernfabric.com

*Does not include sale items.

New Arrivals!

You know that feeling you get on Christmas morning when you can hardly wait to open your presents?  Well, that's how we feel every single time new arrivals are delivered to our warehouse.  Luckily, we get to share that excitement with you!  Come explore all the beauty that has recently come to our shop.




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Best. Day. Ever!


We are just bursting with joy each week with all the fun, new things we are able to get in for you all!  
We hope you enjoy, here's some new collections you'll find this week at SouthernFabric.com

Fancy by Lily Ashbury for Moda


Rambling Rose by Sandy Gervais for Moda


Best. Day. Ever! by April Rosenthal for Moda


Figures by Zen Chic for Moda


 Come check these great collections today!

FREE COTTON + STEEL!!!


Come on over and join us because starting at midnight e.s.t. we are giving away a FREE $24 - Cotton and Steel Fat Quarter Bundle for each order above $80 before shipping.  I am so in love with these colors and I hope you as well.  Offer ends midnight 8/15/2014.  Open to all U.S. and International customers.  Happy Shopping!!!

Coupon Code: cottonsteel

www.southernfabric.com

Meet Alyssa, Part 2.

If you have been following this blog for awhile now, you may have remembered this post, here.

You know, the one about the ever so amazing TEN year old Alyssa that could sew a quilt and do an awesome job?!

Well now that awesome girl is 11.
And better than ever.


Alyssa fell in love with this: 


she found on Moda Bake Shop.
Can you blame her with all that scrumptious goodness?


So Alyssa got to work.
She got her Scrumptious supplies and started cutting and laying out her fabrics.


Then she started sewing rows.
*Notice her fantastic corner matching! She learned well from her Grandma!


Then she laid out each row.


And BAM! She has her quilt top.



I for one, can't wait to see the finished product.

Way to go Alyssa girl!  I think you have a future in quilting, for sure!