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QUILT MARKET IN HOUSTON

As I write this, I am on my way to Quilt Market in Houston. It is an annual rhythm for those of us in the Quilt industry as thousands of us descend on Texas each October to showcase all of our newest products for stores to see and order. Each fall this is where we release our latest fabric collection for MODA fabrics, show our accompanying quilt patterns and other coordinating products whenever we have them. This year we have so many goodies to share with you! Today we are so very pleased to announce our Spring 2020 collection, due out in stores everywhere in March 2020. Introducing CATALINA… The collection is meant to take you to retro summers at the beach, sailboat rides, beach towels spread out on warm sand, little girls dancing around at 4th of July picnics, popsicles and watermelon, fireworks and small town USA. At…

OUR FIRST RETAIL POP UP SHOP THIS WEEKEND!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!! We are so excited to announce…. our very first POP UP SHOP in our very own location near our home in San Leandro, California. Each season we will open up our “pop-up” retail location for an OPEN HOUSE of sorts. We will offer fabric, notions, kits, bundles, patterns and a fabulous array of our favorite gift items including candles, soaps, cards, and other goodies. It will be a mix of quilt shop and a seasonal gift shop. Below is a little sneak peek of the set up this week as we work hard to get it all ready in time for this weekend. FUN THINGS TO DO & SEE EVERY DAY First 30 people each day will get special prizes. Enter raffles, join our HARVEST PUMPKIN MAKE & TAKE and lots of other fun stuff! We will have snacks and activities so come and spend some time…

Block of the Month Program Sign Ups for 2020 Launch

We are so very excited to start sharing about our programs for 2020… We know its early for many of you to start thinking about what you want to be working on in 2020 but in order to secure all the fabric and other extra goodies we need, this is when we need to start, so without further adieu… Introducing the SUMMERTIME PICNIC BLOCK OF THE MONTH. * This year’s sampler will have a distinctly beachy, nautical and patriotic flavor and will be based around our upcoming Catalina collection [we can’t show you the fabrics quite yet so you will just have to trust us that its pretty amazing and is in line to be one of my all time favorite groups]. Colors of the sampler will focus on cherry red, cornflower blue, aqua, navy blue with some green, grey and yellow mixed in to…

FALL LITTLE BOX REVEAL

So for those of you who have been following along for a long time, you know all about our LITTLE BOX OF FIGS subscription box. Its a really great product we think! It goes out 4 times a year with quarterly seasonal projects in each one. Each box has a new exclusive seasonal pattern and all the fabric you will need to complete the quilt top. Projects range from table topper to small lap size quilt. We always have a small secondary project too! Projects have included tea towels, pincushions, tiny table toppers, Christmas ornaments, etc. The box also always contains some other Fig Tree goodies, a few of our favorite notions and anything else seasonal that we think you might enjoy. We also always include a gift item. We have included things like a little bottle of lotion, a fall candle, enamel pins, kitchen accessories that we have designed…

FINAL WEEK: Show us your Crochet Finish!

So many lovely photos in the #crochetsewalong hashtag you guys! If you don’t follow along on Instagram, you really should take a look at all the wonderful quilts in progress over there! Here following are a few great ones in a variety of stages of the quilt… (sorry that I just couldn’t match pic with the author… it would have taken me forever to do that! So if you find your photo here in this post, thank you, thank you!)… Watching you guys work on these blocks for the last couple of weeks has been so much fun, I can’t even tell you! As I mentioned in the beginning of this Sew Along… I have never organized nor participated in a sew or quilt along before this so I really had no idea what to expect! The latter due to…

CROCHET SEW-ALONG: MAKE A BLOCK

So at this point in the game I can see that many of you have already made a block… or several… or for a few over achievers who I won’t mention, have made the whole quilt. Geesh! But for the rest of you who sew in between the other crazy bits and pieces of life and are moseying along at a summertime feeling pace :-)… here are some tips on sewing your blocks! 1- Once you have chosen your center and 3 rounds, start to make your Unit #1 and #2 for each round. Each round has a different amount of Unit #1, more units as it grows toward the outside of the block, but always the same (4) of Unit #2. 2- If you are new to our favorite SEW AND FLIP method, I hope you like it as much as we do. It is…

CROCHET SEW ALONG: CUTTING YOUR FIRST BLOCK

Good Morning my Crochet Sew Along Friends! We are so excited to be moving on to our “next step” today! There are some seriously yummy “fabric pulls” happening over on the #crochetsewalong hashtag… lots of you have jumped on board in the last few days! Have you taken a look? If not, you definitely will want to. They are inspiring and it is so much fun to see what everyone else is choosing! Comment on each other’s posts and let’s create a little Crochet Sew Along community together! And if you haven’t had a chance to do it yet, no worries at all, join us anytime at any phase of the SEW ALONG this summer. There is nothing as “too late to join” around here! Here are just a few of the “fabric pulls”&#8230…

Color Choices for the CROCHET SEW ALONG

As you decide your color palette for a scrappy quilt like this one, there are definitely a few things that you should keep in mind. VARIETY OF SCALE: For most of us, we are usually drawn to one type of print. Either we are large floral lovers, or tiny geometric lovers, or stripe lovers but whatever it is, we tend toward making the same kinds of choices in fabric because we are drawn to the same kinds of prints even if in a variety of colors. For a truly successful scrappy quilt, a variety of scale is important. So as you look at your “fabric pull” for this CROCHET quilt, take a look to see if you have the following: large florals, small geometrics, small multi color prints, dots, ginghams or checks, medium size prints. If you find that you are completely missing one category or another, I…