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It’s Bag Day at Fig Tree!

  I know most of you are here today to see who won the SPELL IT WITH FABRIC BLOG HOP… so let's get that out of the way first before I start talking to you about bags! For the winner of the fat 1/8 bundle… On 2/22 at 1:47 pm, Meredith said: Anything made with you utterly beautiful fabrics will be amazing! I credit Fig Tree with changing my fabric palette from dark country to your stunning, fresh designs. I would love to see a fig tree quilt, with a centre medallion of a tree, or a basket quilt. Thanks for the constant inspiration and the chance to win! Thanks Meredith for the awesome comments!   For the winner of the charm pack and bundle of mini charms… On 2/20 at 2:09 am Laura Lynch said:   Joanna, First, I…

Fig Tree on the MODA BLOG HOP!

  Welcome to Fig Tree everybody and Good Morning!   SO HERE IS THE SKINNY: Today is Fig Tree day on the MODA Blog Hop, SIZE MATTERS. If you haven't been following along yet, click HERE for a list of all the designers who are particating [cool block downloads and giveways at each stop so its definitely worth your time to go and find out what everyone is up to], including all the lovely designers that have gone before us and those that are still to come]. In each designers post, you should be able to find a free downloadable pattern for their block in a variety of sizes. MODA will post a finishing pattern HERE [at the CUTTING TABLE] at the end of the hop so that you can create a wonderful sampler when you are done. Sounds like a whole lot of fun to me! For…

Craftsy Class Goes LIve!

Have you ever wanted to take a class with me? Have you ever wondered exactly how I piece some of my quilts?  Have you ever wanted to see some of my quilting process up close and personal? Don't those questions sound like a bad tv infomercial?? LOL! I feel like I should be offering you double the class if you order in the next 5 minutes :-)!! Even if they do,  I guess the questions still hold true… you can now take a class with me regardless of where you are in the world or what time zone you live in! As of this morning, I am officially teaching a class at CRAFTSY, the online crafting class platform! If you are not familiar with CRAFTSY, you should really come check it out. Its a fabulous place to take classes, to interact with other quilters and crafters…

A Girl, a Photo Shoot & a New Ad.

Photo shoots are a standard part of our business and we are usually prepared for how much time it will take to set up and style the products, get the right lighting, try different settings, shoot from as many different angles as possible, etc. Needless to say… it takes a lot of time and that's okay! But as soon as you add a child into the mix… all bets are off LOL! My daughter has been a part of many of our shoots through the years- she started off being bribed by chocolate chips and being asked to count her toes to distract her to more recently [those are here cute little hands on the cover of our latest book] when she knows exactly what to do and has a lot more patience with the small changes we ask her to make. A few weeks ago…

Kit Pre-Orders Now!

We are back from our teaching adventures in Spain and will have some fun photos to share from the trip soon! Today I wanted to make sure that everyone knows about our KIT PRE-ORDERS available now through THIS FRIDAY ONLY! We are offering PRE-ORDERS on three kits that we will be offering from our HONEYSWEET collection due out in stores in Septemer, '13. But you have to order by this Friday to be included in the kit count! Given that it's a pre-order, you only pay a small portion of your kits now and the rest is charged to your card in monthly installments until it ships. ITS LIKE YOUR OWN PERSONAL FIG TREE LAYAWAY PLAN! This way you can get more than one kit if you are a die hard Fig Tree fan and only pay a portion each month! What's…

MARKET RECAP

The whirlwind known as Portland QUILT Market has finished up and we are home digging ourselves out… literally! You would not believe the mess we create around here as we prep for Market! We have managed to unpack most of our stuff, sent out most of our orders and started to process distributor requests as we speak! We have also taken several long naps… just to be real LOL! For those of you who have been following along, we hope you enjoyed the ride! For those of you who haven't had a chance to see the craziness that is market, you can take a look at our facebook posts or follow the Fat Quarter Shop gals as they post all kinds of fun stuff about market, schoolhouse and all the other goings-on! As for us, here are a few shots of our booth. As usual…

Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: One Piece Bag

Okay… I have to rave about this bag a little bit…  I don't know if you know but some of our most popular patterns over the years have been bags. We have an EASIEST BAGS EVER series with handbags, totebags and accessory bags in them and they are basic and are accessible to make and easy to construct so that people who are afraid of bags won't be intimidated. This here back really should have been a part of that series due to its simplicity but its name was just turning out too long LOL! It really is one rectangle with a handle loop sewn to it while it is still flat. It is then folded up and the 2 side gussets are pinned in and sewn. That's it! True story.  We really think you might want to try it…

Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: Painted Ladies

When we first started working on these little blocks, we were "smitten" – does anyone even say that anymore??- with how fun they were to make and how quickly they came together. We started with a table runner, that quickly became a bed runner and was eventually also made up as a quilt. A few of these blocks together would make a great wall hanging, table topper or a wonderful lap quilt for a little girl! We decided to name the pattern PAINTED LADIES because here in our hometown of San Leandro we are home to thousands of migrating Monarch butterflies every year. They cover trees and bushes and fly in swarms in several of the parks and golf courses in our area. They return every year and apparently sometimes fly hundreds of miles to get here. Each year we pile the kids in the car to go…