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Introducing FARMHOUSE II GOODIES

Goodies? What kinds of goodies you might ask? Well… in our industry, we call them Finished Goods. Which is just a fancy way of saying that we are putting our designs on a variety of things other than yardage. We have several to share with you today and there are more in the works all the time. If you have followed along with us for a long time, you might remember when we used to do fabric Finished Goods all the time. We had aprons and pincushions and backpacks. We made tablecloths and organizers and other fun stuff. Then the industry went in a different direction and time ran short and we focused in on fabric and patterns. Well its the new trend again these days and we sure hope its here to stay… finished goods are back and they are back in force! Many designers at MODA…

Introducing FARMHOUSE II

Hello my Quilting Friends! We are slowly digging ourselves out from Quilt Market and I have so many different things to share with you but I thought it was high time that I introduced everyone to our brand new upcoming collection, FARMHOUSE II. Due to the popularity of our first Farmhouse collection [to be completely honest, it might have been one of my all time favorite fabric collections that I have ever designed] several years ago, I thought it was time to do a "take two" with new prints and the same classic color palette that we all fell in love with the first time around. I still get emails today of people who share with me that Farmhouse was one of their all time favorites or the reason they got back into quitting. I love to hear those kinds of stories.  There is something about this…

Zigzag Quilting

Recently I made an oversized pillow for my upcoming book, Christmas Figs, with the lovely ladies at FQS and I needed to quilt it. Well my long time friend and quilter, Diana, no longer lives right around the corner from my house so unless I wanted to ship the pillow to her in the Pacific Northwest, I needed to figure out a solution on my own. Plus there was that whole deadline thing happening too. So I had seen some "uneven" straight line quilting that I loved before, something about the lines the moment they became uneven, made the entire thing feel like hand quilting to me. I wasn't sure why it felt so different from regular straight line stitching but I absolutely loved the effect of it. I  experimented with the method a little bit with some pillow props at the last Market and…

Introducing CHRISTMAS FIGS!

Hello My Friends! I know that's in well past Christmas and not yet Christmas in July but in case you haven't already heard about this… we have a Christmas collection due out this year and I'm so excited!! Introducing… CHRISTMAS FIGS, due out in stores in June 2018 just in time for all of those wonderful projects that all of you organized ladies and gentlemen start on in July!  The collection is filled with fabulous red, green and ivory blender prints with a few Christmas prints thrown in. But the rest of them are perfect for those not so "in your face" Christmas projects that I prefer. The red is a wonderful cherry, Christmas red, saturated and full of warm red goodness. The greens are good strong grass and apple greens with a bit more blue in it than…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE: DAY #12

Happy TUESDAY Everyone! Welcome to Day #12 of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE! Note: ON THIS DAY WE WILL POST VARIOUS THINGS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING AND DAY SO CHECK BACK AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU!! ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME… TWELVE FIGS A STRUMMING [ I don't really know what that's about. I got tired :-)] ELEVEN FINGERS TYPING TEN ELVES A SLEEPING NINE QUILTERS PRANCING EIGHT LADIES DRINKING SEVEN TREES A TRIMMING  SIX CHICKENS LAYING  FIVE GOLDEN WINGS  FOUR ROLLING NERDS  THREE FRENCH MEN  TWO WINTER GLOVES  AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE!   KIT FOR THE DAY: FIG TREE FAVORITES OPTIONAL BACKGROUND/SASHING KIT     NOTIONS AND GIFTS FOR TODAY… and more throughout the day…. as well as extra SALE NOTIONS AND GIFTS…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE: DAY #11

Happy MONDAY Everyone! Welcome to Day #11 of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE! Note: Please remember that if you don't see it in the shop, that means it has sold out. If we are able to add anything more of any of the kits, we will do so on the last day but more likely after the sale is completely done and we have a chance to see what we can do. ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME… ELEVEN FINGERS TYPING [I'm thinking that some of you wished you had 11 fingers so you could grab some of these deals faster :-)] TEN ELVES A SLEEPING NINE QUILTERS PRANCING EIGHT LADIES DRINKING SEVEN TREES A TRIMMING  SIX CHICKENS LAYING  FIVE GOLDEN WINGS  FOUR ROLLING NERDS  THREE FRENCH MEN  TWO WINTER GLOVES  AND A…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE: DAY #10

Happy SUNDAY Everyone! Welcome to Day #10 of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE! ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME… TEN ELVES A SLEEPING [okay, maybe they're not sleeping quite yet, but they are dreaming of serious sleeping!] NINE QUILTERS PRANCING EIGHT LADIES DRINKING SEVEN TREES A TRIMMING  SIX CHICKENS LAYING FIVE GOLDEN WINGS  FOUR ROLLING NERDS  THREE FRENCH MEN  TWO WINTER GLOVES  AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE!   KIT FOR THE DAY: IT'S COLOR BUNDLE TIME TODAY!! KIT DESCRIPTION: Color Day during the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE is a fun day of adding some yummies to your stash. Each color coordinated bundle has a wide assortment of fabrics in that color to give you a great starting point for whatever project you are contemplating. Each bundle is a…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY #9

Happy Saturday Everyone! Welcome to Day #9 of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE! Note: As before if you still see the item in the shop, its yours! If its gone, that means it has sold out. We will be posting the featured items each day and a few little notions here and there so check back when you have a chance! ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME… NINE  QUILTERS PRANCING [because hopefully you are all prancing around with all of your goodie purchases] EIGHT LADIES DRINKING [its about this point in the sale where the elves start dreaming of some good nog… or maybe more than dreaming :-)!] SEVEN TREES A TRIMMING [seven might be a few too many, but I would sure love some help getting one up and done right about now!]   SIX CHICKENS LAYING [because, yes…