We’re proud to be able to bring you the latest news about Fat Quarter Shop’s 7th Annual Charity Quilt Along. We’ve helped promote previous quilting-for-charity events, but this year’s FQS sampler quilt is the prettiest we’ve seen to date! Bloom-Topia is a sampler quilt featuring Summer Sweet by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics. It combines gorgeous historical blocks in fun, modern colors. Read on to find out how you can enjoy your favorite pastime while helping Make-A-Wish.
Mary Poppins had a spoonful of sugar to work her magic on room organization. You have your sewing machine and this project for super cute storage bins. Our round fabric baskets make picking up and putting away much more fun and colorful. The foundation fabric is a classic canvas in a solic color.The accent fabrics for the exteriors, appliqués, and linings are a mixture of décor weight and quilting weight cottons, which means the selection available to match your own decorating themes is huge.
"Give us the tools and we will finish the job." – Winston Churchill. One of the signs of a truly well-made project is that it looks nearly as good on the inside as it does on the outside. Finishing a project's inside raw edges will not only elevate the final appearance, it will also elevate your sewing skills to a new level. In general, the purpose of any seam finish is to prevent fray-prone fabrics from raveling beyond the seam, which would then leave a hole in your sewn project. It also helps reduce bulk on certain fabrics, such as fleece. And, finishing stitches always provide added strength to a seam and the fabric's edge. However, it's often only about the look, and most professionals recommend you finish fabrics that don’t even appear to require it.
You are a Maker! You create beautiful things with your own two hands. The medium in which you work may be different: from flour and salt to flowers and soil to floral print fabric and seams; but your dedication to expressing yourself is the same. Our Maker’s Apron is designed to hold whichever tools you use most in a lucky-thirteen set of pockets. And, the bib is detachable! It would be a fantastic vendor apron for craft fairs and farmer’s markets.
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa. We are welcoming 2020 with a gorgeous set of Peace Pillows. Our custom embroidery designs highlight the amazing stitch precision of the new Janome Memory Craft 550E embroidery-only machine, and they are offered below as free downloads thanks to our sponsorship from Janome America.
It’s a digital world out there, and in this world lives a whole lot of cords and accessories and add-ons and jump drives… and, and, and! Keeping track of everything, especially when you need to bring your digital devices with you to work or play, can be a challenge. We created our pretty Tech Rollup Pouch to hold all the essentials.
There are so many great little tools for sewing. But you can't take advantage of them if you can't find them! Our sewing spaces can quickly start to look like the famous kitchen "junk drawer" – a jumbled mess of stuff. How many times have you bought new supplies because you've misplaced the originals? I know I have! We've created a handy wall caddy with fourteen pockets to keep all your favorite notions organized and available to be used.
Stash it. Store it. Hide it away! We all love to get organized… or at least we love to have pretty boxes, baskets, and bins that allow us to dream about how organized we could be. These gorgeous fabric boxes are a generous 13” square, which means they can organize a lot! The cool Dritz Faux Leather Handles make them extra easy to use – acting like a drawer pull when the boxes are used in a storage unit or along a shelf.
This wonderful little caddy came about thanks to your requests on our You Asked 4 It list! Many of you had suggested we design a purse organizer. What are these brilliant little carriers? By loading up all your essentials into one multi-pocket pouch, all you need to do when you change bags is to switch the organizer from one to the other. It also makes it much easier to find those essentials – no more digging around at the bottom of your purse to locate your headphones!
The New Year is in full swing, which means many of us are dusting off our resolutions to “get organized!” We have a full week of projects you can make to pack, stash, and store your stuff, kicking off with these cute curved zipper cases. We’ve asked it before and we’ll ask it again: "Can you ever have too many zip pouches in various shapes and sizes?" We think not!