NEW ARRIVAL!! Airmail by Eric & Julie Comstock








Love is in the air with Airmail by Eric & Julie Comstock! The clouds, arrows and hearts in red and gray
are PERFECT for those Valentine's Day projects you've been wanting to start on!  Check out this adorable new arrival at: http://www.southernfabric.com/airmail-collection

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Baby it's Getting Cold Outside - Simple Christmas Stocking Tutorial



Halloween is over so naturally, it’s time to get in the Christmas spirit, right?  Well, some may say it’s too early to start celebrating Christmas but I say, “heck, why not?!”  While rocking out to Christmas music and sipping on peppermint hot chocolate, we made these very simple and very cute Christmas stockings.  Take a look at our tutorial.  It’s so easy, quick and perfect for beginners!


What you will need:
  •          One fat quarter for the main fabric
  •       One fat quarter for the lining fabric
  •          3.5” x 6.5” of fabric for the stocking cuff
  •          1.5” x 6.5” of fabric for the contrasting piece
  •           Ribbon
  •          A cute button
  •     Stocking Printable Page 1 | Page 2

1)     Cut out the pattern pieces

2)  Tape the pattern pieces together

3)   Lay out the lining fabric and the main fabric on top of each other

4)   Pin down the pattern pieces

5)   Stocking- Cut out 2 stocking pieces with the main fabric and 2 stocking pieces with the lining



 6)  Stocking Cuff- Cut out two pieces on the fold of the fabric

  

 7)   Contrast piece- Cut out two pieces of a contrast piece of your choice (we went with the white with cute polka dots)


 Tip: Iron all your fabric after cutting it!

8)  Place the long edge of your contrasting piece on top of your stocking cuff piece, both face down (pattern side facing down) and sew together using a ¼” seam allowance.  



Tip: To set the seam, place the fabric face down and iron down.  Then, fold the seam to make sure you can’t see it on the white side and iron it down.

9)   Place the long edge of your contrasting and stocking cuff piece that you just sewed together face down on top of one of the main stocking pieces.  Sew together.  Repeat on the other side of the cuff using the lining stocking piece and making sure that the foot of the stocking is facing the same way. 

10)  Repeat step 9 with your other pieces of fabric.  This is what the pieces should look like sewn when sewn together.



11)   Place the two pieces face down, on top of each other (patterns facing each other) and pin all the way around the stocking but leaving a gap at the base of the foot with the lining fabric for turning out purposes.  Start sewing at the base of the foot with the lining fabric and sew up the leg, around the foot with your main fabric and down to the bottom of the foot with the lining fabric.




Tip: Make sure your seams match up when you pin because the finished product will look prettier!


12)  Pull the main stocking fabric through the gap at the foot with the lining fabric and turn everything right side out so that the patterns are now showing.  Iron it down.

13)  Sew up the gap.

14)  Push the lining fabric inside the main fabric so that the lining foot is neatly pressed inside the main stocking with no lumps or bumps.  Make sure it looks nice and smooth.

15)  Fold over the cuff of the stocking.  The stocking should look like this:


16)   Add a loop of ribbon to hang up your stocking.  Put a cute button on the inside of the stocking for decoration. 


 17)  Here is the finished product!










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Tokyo Train Ride Giveaway Winner!

I know you all have been dying to find out if you were the winner of Sunday's Tokyo Train Ride Fat Quarter Giveaway, so we're finally here to announce that the winner is....Sarah Jones! Congratulations, Sarah! Please email me at: aubreymarshall@gmail.com to claim this beautiful prize!


New Sales this week.


Let's get down to business and get to those sales, shall we?!

Hearts Content by Laundry Basket Quilt for Moda


and A Field Guide by Janet Clare for Moda

 

Lazy Day by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake



and  Folk Art Holiday by Gina Martin for Moda


 Folklore by Lily Ashbury for Moda


and  Sunnyside by Kate Spain for Moda


and Solstice by Kate Spain for Moda



Yup, half off!
Taza by Dena Designs for FreeSprirt


Happy Shopping, everyone!










I'm a Moda Chef!


Hey Guys.  I am sooo excited.  I was just featured on Moda's Bake Shop and I am now an official Chef. Looks like I am going to have to go and celebrate tonight.  For those of you that do not know, Moda has a blog that you can go to that has hundreds of FREE tutorials on sewing.  You can find out how to make quilts, dresses, aprons and anything else crafty.  It is filled with tons of resouces on tips and tricks to help you out.  What could be better than a free resource for free information?  That's right, our blog.  Just kidding, this blog really is amazing so go check it out.  If you want this kit all done up and ready to sew go HERE.

Sample Spree Giveaway! Paradiso Fat Quarter Bundle by Kate Spain

Happy Friday y’all! What better way to celebrate Friday than with a giveaway? For today’s Sample Spree Giveaway, you have the chance to win our beautiful Paradiso Fat Quarter Bundle by Kate Spain! I love all of Kate Spain’s collections but this one especially had me drooling. To be entered to win today’s giveaway, you’ll need to subscribe to our Daily Deal Newsletter at: http://www.southernfabric.com/dailydeal.html

If you are already a subscriber, you will automatically be entered to win. Paradiso has yet to come out so if you win, you will be one of the only ones to have this amazing Fat Quarter Bundle. Happy Friday and good luck!

Yesterday’s winner for the Cookie Book Fat Quarter Bundle by Kimberly Kight is…… Tamara Oster! Congratulations, Tamara! Please email me at aubreymarshall@gmail.com to claim your prize!

New Arrival: The Boat House by Sweetwater


The Boat House by Sweetwater has arrived and I couldn't be more excited! This is one of my favorite collections by Sweetwater because of the perfect combination of my favorite colors; red, white, blue and of course, aqua.  This collection has both a patriotic and nautical theme to it which makes it very versatile when making a quilt.  The perfect polka dots, colorful stripes and rustic anchors bring me right back to long summer days of sitting on the dock by the lake while watching sail boats pass by.  Get a head start with The Boathouse and have a quilt ready for the summer holidays. 

Sample Spree Giveaway! Cookie Book Fat Quarter Bundle by Kimberly Kight

For today’s Sample Spree Giveaway, we are giving away our Cotton + Steel Cookie Book Fat Quarter Bundle by Kimberly Kight! This beautiful and unique Fat Quarter Bundle is so hard to part with but I’m willing to suffer for my amazing customers. To be entered to win today’s giveaway, you’ll need to follow us on our blog at: http://southernfabric.blogspot.com/ If you already follow us on our blog, you will automatically be entered to win. Good luck!!

Yesterday’s winner for the Color Theory Fat Quarter Bundle by V and Co. is…… Amber Moore! Congratulations Amber, please email me at aubreymarshall@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Microwaveable heating packs

So, there is nothing I love more than the cold weather and being able to cuddle up with blankets and heat.  Odd to want it cold but want heat, I know.  I just love it.

I came across these beauties.




Now I've made many different kind of heating pads before.  Like here.  My kids and I LOVE to heat these up and put them at our feet of our beds during the winter.  Nice, safe way to keep heat throughout the night.

Recently, my kids decided to through my neck bag around and let's just say, I'm still finding rice in my living room.  Ugh.

Sew, I thought I'd try my hand at one of these for fun, to see if they were as easy as they looked! And take pictures as I go to show you what I learned from this tutorial.

Let's get started.

Here is what you need:



  • ¼ yard of 44-45" wide cotton ticking or similar; we used a red stripe 
  • ¼ yard of 45"+ soft fleece or similar; we used winter white
  • One package of jumbo rick rack in red: this is optional, as is the size of rick rack you use
  • 7 cups of uncooked rice for filler
    NOTE: Corn is another option for a filler, just don't use the popcorn variety... feed corn is a economical option.
  • All purpose thread to match fabric; we used natural
  • See-through ruler
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Seam gauge
  • Seam ripper
  • Straight pins
  • Optional: Essential oil (we added a drop of vanilla spice or you can add a few lavender buds). You should be able to easily find a selection of essential oils in the organic section of most grocery stores.
Here is what I used when testing this out:


I had enough scraps for flannel and fabric to make two neck pads. {this site provides a tutorial for the neck and the lap/back pad}

You can click on the link above to follow the great step by step instructions provided.  Here are a few of my tips:

IF you choose to use rick rack:

Here is what the large will look like.


Here is my opinion on anything smaller...


Here is my finished project.


*I'm terrible at hand sewing, a skill I need to improve on!

**Bonus: There is also a quick tutorial at the end of this if you like having a cover for your heating pads!


 So what do you think?  Do you like these bigger, compartmental bags or do you like the quick, simple and small bags?



Sample Spree Giveaway! Color Theory Fat Quarter Bundle


Hello my wonderful customers! I’m happy to say that it’s another day of giveaways and I hope you are all as excited as I am. For today’s Sample Spree Giveaway, you can be entered to win this beautiful Color Theory Fat Quarter Bundle by V and Co.!! Remember, these giveaways have yet to come out, so you will be one of the only ones to have this coveted Fat Quarter Bundle.

To enter to win today’s giveaway, all you need to do is sign up for our Weekly Newsletter by going to www.southernfabric.com and click subscribe on the right hand side of our website. Good luck!!

Yesterday's winner for the Cotton + Steel Canvas Fat Quarter Bundle is... Karen Thurn! Congratulations and please email me at aubreymarshall@gmail.com to claim your prize!