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Daily Archives: May 16, 2009

Anatomy of Sample Spree

For those of you who have been coming to or following along with Market updates for years, this is old hat and old news to you. But for those of you who are just a bit newer to this phenomenon known as Quilt Market, Sample Spree is THE place to be the night before Market opens if you are a fabric store. Hundreds of store owners and fabric buyers line up outside the ballroom conference center, the line goes outside and around the building. This time around, the line wove out toward the river…. Everyone is trying to get into the limited ticketed availability of Sample Spree where fabric companies and others set up tables to sell exclusive bundles and precuts of their fabrics and other patterns.  It goes something like this. 1. Fabric manufacturers setting up all of there sneak peek packs of precuts and bundles of…

More pattern sneak peeks…

Our Fig Tree Threads patterns are a newer part of our overall pattern line and we are having so much fun with them. Here are 2 of the 3 we released this time around… Bon Appetite — Okay , i have to admit that I just didn't get the whole fabric bowl thing until I decided to make these little charm pack friendly lettuce cup leaf bowls… so much fun to make and so quick to make for perfect little presents. I want to make more in various sizes when I get home! Little Picasso — a simple play smock made with squares & rectangles. No fancy patterns here. Just real simple sewing. My daughter was so happy to model for me. She can't wait until the models come back from the show so she can play in them…. Talk to you soon…

Market Pattern Debut #2

Petite Fleurs… Honey Bun pattern. Rosettes… Layer Cake pattern. Selling like crazy. Almost sold out. Talk to you soon…