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June 2013 Fabric and Sewing Newsletter

 
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      Pinking with Jeanne  
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Flower with Pinked Edges
I am always thinking of things that you might like to learn and am a huge fan of the basics, so enter my trusty pinking shears! I use them all the time when I am sewing to minimize the fraying of fabrics as I work. I am currently working on a patchwork pillow, and guess what I grabbed to help me with the final detail on the front of the pillow? Yep, you guessed it! My pinking shears!! The pattern calls for some embellishment on the front and I decided to pink the edges of some circles in descending sizes and will be using applique to attach them, with a cute button at the center.
When I use these handy scissors I make my first cut and then place the points of the scissors into a point up ahead, ready to make another clean cut. If I don't take time to do this, my points can get all wonky and uneven, so I recommend a little practice - and you will be a pro in no time! I feel that my shears are invaluable in my sewing box and encourage you to give them a try.

As always, happy sewing!
Jeanne
Pinking Shears
 
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      Me and My Sister: Shades of Black Collection  
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L7 Quilt
We absolutely fell in love with the Shades of Black collection by Me and My Sister while attending Quilt Market in Portland. These quilting cottons are sure to make a splash since they feature subtle, monochromatic prints which create endless possibilities that are big on style. Me and My Sister turned the various prints from this collection into the delightful L7 Quilt pattern, too! Why the name L7? Because that's what you see when looking at the dark colored blocks: Ls and 7s!
For a taste of the Shades of Black collection without committing to a large project, try the Mini Charm Packs. These cute bundles contain 42 squares that are 2.5" by 2.5" and are perfect for the patterns in the Moda Candy Booklet, which showcases 18 projects specially designed for Mini Charm Packs. So what'll it be? A quilt? A pillowcase? A table runner? Whatever you choose, it's likely to be sweet!
 
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      New and Noteable  
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Moda Bella Solids - Horizon Blue
Moda Bella Solids - Horizon Blue
$6.99/yd
We have added the Moda Bella Solids to our lineup here in the fabric department, and these lovely fabrics will not disappoint! The hand is very smooth with lovely color saturations. We are recommending these beauties for complementary bits in all your quilts and garments. This line is amazing for anything to which you want to add a luscious pop of color. We give it a great big thumbs up here at the shop and believe that you will, too!
Best of Stitch: Bags to Sew
Best of Stitch: Bags to Sew
$26.95
This amazing compilation of bag patterns from past issues of Stitch Magazine has us all planning and plotting what to make next! There is something for everyone in Best of Stitch: Bags to Sew: From oversized shoulder bags to weekend travel ensembles (which include a fun garment bag in the set), you will learn appliquè techniques, quilting tips, and of course enjoy making the über -modern designs in the book! There are fun hand sewn embellishments as well as great finishing tips and guidelines. All in all this is a must-have for anyone who wants to use smallish projects to build up their sewing confidence!
Lunden Designs - Elephant March Quilt
Lunden Designs - Elephant March Quilt
$12.95
We are super excited to have Lunden Designs here at the shop!! The gang is all atwitter about which pattern to work on first and everyone is talking about the modern aspects of these quilts! We all have our favorites, but the Elephant March keeps floating to the top, as well as Happy Trails. However, we know whichever pattern you choose to make, you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality and care that has gone into these charming designs.
 
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      Summer Fabric Sales!  
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We've got plenty of amazing fabrics on sale - here are some of our current favorites!

Cloud 9 - Across the Pond Collection: 29% Off! We are so happy to have the Across the Pond collection from Cloud 9 on sale! We can't get enough of these art nouveau-inspired prints and their rustic color palette. Even better, the fabrics in this collection are made from 100% certified organic cotton making them super soft, and they are printed with low impact dyes so they don't contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Let the great outdoors into your sewing room with these soft prints inspired by English fields, summer lakes, and springtime butterflies-all at a great price!
English Plantain
English Plantain
Was $11.95/yd
Now $8.40/yd
(29% off!)
Lotus - Sky
Lotus - Sky
Was $11.95/yd
Now $8.40/yd
(29% off!)
Underwater
Underwater
Was $11.95/yd
Now $8.40/yd
(29% off!)
Variegated Butterfly
Variegated Butterfly
Was $11.95/yd
Now $8.40/yd
(29% off!)
Dan Bennett - Premier Lord Collection: 42% Off! It's official: Dan Bennett is a hit around the shop! We love his bold use of color and funky geometric designs in the Premier Lord collection. Sit back and let the explosion of color inspire you to even greater creative heights with mazes, pom bursts, and swirl designs in these unique quilting cottons. Jenn made a headband out of the Fan print , and we think that the Poms and Swirls would be great for project bags. At only $5.99 per yard, you're sure to find something you love for your next project, no matter how big or small!
Daisy - Black
Daisy - Black
Was $10.50/yd
Now $5.99/yd
(42% off!)
Fan - Blue
Fan - Blue
Was $10.50/yd
Now $5.99/yd
(42% off!)
Maize - Purple
Maize - Purple
Was $10.50/yd
Now $5.99/yd
(42% off!)
Pom - Red
Pom - Red
Was $10.50/yd
Now $5.99/yd
(42% off!)
FreeSpirit Design Loft Chiffon Collection: 55% Off! We love the spontaneous and playful designs in contemporary fabrics from the in-house designers at FreeSpirit that make up the Loft Chiffon collection. The eye-catching color combinations and geometric-inspired designs create rich, vibrant prints that would be great for a variety of projects. We think that the Purity prints, with their subtle design and monochromatic color palette, make amazing blenders and would be good for apparel or even curtains! The bold, eye-catching Medallion print would be excellent for the neckline of the Mariposa Tee. At only $4.50/yard, these fabrics are a steal, no matter what you decide to make!
Gilted - Green
Gilted - Lime
Was $10.00/yd
Now $4.50/yd
(55% off!)
Medallion - Orange
Medallion - Orange
Was $10.00/yd
Now $4.50/yd
(55% off!)
Purity - Brown
Purity - Brown
Was $10.00/yd
Now $4.50/yd
(55% off!)
Script - Teal
Script - Teal
Was $10.00/yd
Now $4.50/yd
(55% off!)
 
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      Sewing Projects at the Shop  
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Sharon's Sew Project Bags
Sharon's Sew Project Bags

Sharon fell in love with the Erin McMorris Moxie collection as soon as it arrived, so of course she had to make some of Kristen's fun project bags!! She made 2 different sizes and said the pattern is really easy to follow. She will be using her bags for projects, shopping in the Farmer's Markets and even for traveling bags! Versatility is the name of the game with this great pattern.

Jeanne's Schoolhouse Tunic
Jeanne's Schoolhouse Tunic

Jeanne just completed her first Schoolhouse Tunic and is already planning her second one! She chose Valori Wells' Jenaveve Linen in the color Pebbles - Toffee for hers and loves the feel. And of course linen is so great for the hot months here in Reno! Jeanne says the pattern is super easy to follow, though she did take the time to make a bodice using some muslin to check for fit and she did end up changing her size option at that point. This saved her tons of time and fabric in the long run and she suggests taking the time to do so, especially if you are new to garment sewing.

Sandy's Pillow Case
Sandy's Pillow Case

Sandy has been eyeing the Valori Wells Novella collection ever since it arrived and just had to jump in!! She was looking for a smallish project that would show off this lovely fabric, and Valori's Pillow Cases pattern was just the inspiration she needed. She did change a couple of things from the pattern and used french seams on the inside, as well as a turned hem on the inside of the case. We are all ready to follow in her footsteps, so stay tuned for a whole lot of fancy cases! Note: the pattern includes directions for a travel pillow as well.

 
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      Royal Baby Sew-A-Long!  
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If you haven't heard, there is a baby coming in July - and not just any baby, a Royal Baby!! Of course we had to commemorate the event with our own tribute to the future prince or princess. Gus, our resident expert quilter, jumped at the chance to design a quilt that reflects our excitement for the upcoming bundle of joy! We are thrilled with the results and put together a kit to make things easy for all of you who decide to join the SAL (Sew-A-Long), which will begin on July 3rd on the Jimmy Beans Wool Blog every Wednesday for the next seven weeks!
Royal Baby Quilt Sew-Along

We will be posting detailed, step by step instructions for the blocks used in the piece, as well as all of the quilting and finishing techniques required to complete your own Royal Baby Quilt! There is a little something for everyone, so we hope you will join us in this fun SAL!!

 
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