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October 25, 2016
To-Do Tuesday | 10.26.16 from Georgia Girl Quilts

I got so wrapped up in things last week I forgot to post. OOPS! This week is gearing up to be just as busy, so let's get right to it; but first, here are pics of the charity blocks I've made in the past week:

October Cheer Circle Blocks for do. Good Stitches:
Spooky Triangles tutorial by Rossie Crafts

4-Patch Hourglass blocks for the next charity quilt for the Knoxville MQG
Free tutorial available at Inspire Me Grey

week's list:

  1. Order new labels
  2. Finish swaddling blankets
  3. Continue working on nautical commission

Linking up with Christine @ Stitch ALL ...

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October 12, 2016
Comet I | Art with Fabric Blog Hop from Georgia Girl Quilts

Hello & welcome to my stop on the Art with Fabric blog hop, hosted by Alida from Tweety Loves Quilting. I had so much fun last time, I decided to participate once again!

This time around I chose Comet I; by Sam Gilliam, a Color Field Painter born in Tupelo, MS. You can learn more about Mr. Gilliam here.

For my quilt, I opted to use only the diamond, or rhombus, shape of Sam Gilliam's comet and omit the tails. I wish I could tell you I have some great artistic reasoning; but the truth is that I just didn ...

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October 5, 2016
Survey time! Loominous 2 by Anna Maria Horner from The Village Haberdashery

Anna Maria Horner has added some stunning new designs to her collection of yarn-dyed woven fabrics, Loominous! This special collection explores beauty in form and colour by employing several different methods of weaving with richly dyed cotton threads to achieve some joyously traditional and some entirely inventive deigns. Help us choose which ones we should stock!

Loominous 2 by Anna Maria Horner

Everyone who completes a survey by 9 October will receive 25 Stash Points to spend at The Village Haberdashery. Please sign up for an account if you don’t already have one to make sure you get your Stash Points!

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September 15, 2016
Getting those zippers right! from Sew Some Sunshine

I've been making pouches again...not a bad way to spend time on the weekend.  Nothing fancy, but it was good zipper practice.  I was determined to get the corners right on these, and I made a lot of progress on that front.

So one thing I've learned is to cut your fabric one inch bigger than the zipper length and sew with a 3/8 inch seam.  This seems unnatural for us quilters, but this gives you 1/8 inch of room between the seam and the zipper ends. If you do it this way you don ...

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August 27, 2016
Scrappy Trip Progress and Tips from Sew Some Sunshine

Summer's gone by so quickly!  I've been working on my scrappy trip quilt with mostly Anna Maria Horner fabrics.  This is part of my Quarter 3 list for the 2016 Finish-A-Long.  I have a feeling I won't make the completion deadline for Q3, but that's okay, I'll just add it to Q4.

Making this has been a learning experience.  Since there isn't a true pattern, there are a lot of decisions to be made that you might not think of if you just follow a basic block tutorial.  I was inspired by this quilt ...

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Kay's Irish Chain Quilt from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

Last week we took Martha Stewart on her first road trip. We didn't go far, just a few hours drive north to  Ventura, California, where we visited with old friends. I have been friends with Steve since we were three and 9 years old. The sign I made for his getaway car for his 1969 wedding to Cheryl still hangs in his garage. It was so nice to talk with old friends and also breathe in some cooler, beach air. I wish I would have remembered to take a photo of the 4 of us. 

Martha enjoyed running on ...

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July 13, 2016
2016 Finish-A-Long Quarter 3 from Sew Some Sunshine

Quarter 2 of the Finish-A-Long was a success with five out of seven projects finished.  You can read about the five projects here.  Now onto Quarter 3,  here's my current list of hopefuls!

First up is an (mostly) Anna Maria Horner scrappy trip around the world quilt.  I've got all the strips cut and seven out of twenty-four blocks completed.  It takes a good bit of time to make one of these blocks, so I work on it here and there.

Next is a new quilt that uses a fun pattern from Quilt Basket, a local quilt shop ...

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June 7, 2016
Folk Flowers Kits from The Intrepid Thread

Hey Everyone,

I put together kits of Mod Corsage for both the super giant Queen size version of Folk Flowers like in the one in the picture with Anna Maria below (don't forget you need to get the class here for the pattern) and for a more modest lap size (51" by 68") as represented here:

The Kit for the Lap size will include 14 quarter yards, all of the background fabrics, and binding fabric. My directions for proper side triangles and putting the quilt together will also be included as the class just teaches the block.

And here ...

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May 30, 2016
Sew Many Things... from The Intrepid Thread

Hey Everyone,

I have been so busy with the sales each week now that I am working alone (except on Fridays and note writing by my child) that I haven't had a chance to post much here. In between sales I ran frantically to Quilt Market and spent the entire time talking to my friends rather than looking at products :) It was kind of wonderful. I got to reconnect with people and really get to know some of them better. They are now less casual acquaintances and more real friends. One of whom is Sandi of CraftyPlanner fame, really ...

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May 24, 2016
May 2016 Baby Quilt Club bundle reveal from The Village Haberdashery

This month is a girl month for our Baby Quilt Club members and we went wild. This super bright rainbow bundle is a little bit magical, with a pegasus print, a slightly surreal floral and a twinkly dot, and lots of colour in between! It will make such a fun playmat or baby quilt. If you love this bundle, you can find it in the shop here but when they’re gone, they’re gone!


Clockwise from top, this bundle includes:

Flying ColoursFlower Power in Strawberry by Momo (Moda)
Cotton and Steel BasicsSprinkle in Pickup Truck (Cotton and ...

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April 13, 2016
2016 Finish-a-Long, the second quarter from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

I've put 7 things on my Finish-a-long list to be completed by July 7 this year.
The first is a big project that I will be starting this week at my Stash Sewciety retreat in Wisconsin. Elizabeth's Fancy Forest quilt is bound to be a favorite once I complete it.
I'd like to make a T-shirt with this Anna Maria Horner knit fabric.
This mini should be an easy just needs a binding.
This wrinkly mess of a quilt is my only carry over from last quarter. I made a little progress on it by ...

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March 26, 2016
Top: Forever Fairy Tales from Grey Cat Quilts

I finished a quilt top! I’ve posted some small in-progress shots of it here, and at my Instagram, but I wanted to properly share it here. I sometimes get hand-me-down quilt magazines from my mother-in-law. Her apartment complex is full of seniors, some of whom share my love of quilting, and who are happy to […]

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March 21, 2016
Survey time! Mod Corsage by Anna Maria Horner from The Village Haberdashery

Due in May from Anna Maria Horner, Mod Corsage offers bright, illustrative bouquet scenes with vintage flair, as well as softer, more traditional floral renderings for balance. There are also quirky, modern geometrics with both high and low drama, and plenty of floral component pops.

Mod Corsage by Anna Maria Horner

Help us choose which fabrics to stock from Mod Corsage! Everyone who completes a survey about Mod Corsage by 27 March will receive 25 Stash Points to spend at The Village Haberdashery!

Please sign up for an account if you don’t already have one to make sure you get your Stash Points!

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March 16, 2016
New in Stock at The Village Haberdashery: Art Gallery Knits, Fibs & Fables Rayon by Anna Maria Horner, Faber-Castell pens and pencils and more! from The Village Haberdashery

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Art Gallery Knits

This week we filled a gap in our ever-growing knits selection with a huge range of colourful cotton/spandex jersey knits from Art Gallery! These designs span a range of collections from our favourite designers plus a selection of the best solid colours and we think there is something for everyone!

Art Gallery Knits

Art Gallery Knits are 150cm wide and a blend of 95 ...

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March 14, 2016
reading ~ le challenge ~ fabric bookmark tutorial from Charm About You

The theme over at Le Challenge this month is 'reading'. I decided to make a bookmark and I wanted something that would feel sturdy but still look cute! Here's how I made my laminated fabric bookmark...


505 Craft Adhesive
(2) 2" x 7" pieces of fabric
1.75" x 6.5" piece of Aida or thin cardboard
small fabric scraps 
Sewline glue pen
paper to cover your work surface
a laminating machine and laminating pouch (optional)

If you would like to create a frayed edge, use a woven fabric and gently pull the threads from the bottom. Repeat ...

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January 30, 2016
On The Bright Side Quilt from madebychrissied

Benartex sent me some Burlap Brights to work with and I knew just what I wanted to do with them...

Remember this On The Bright Side block I made for the Burlap Brights Block Hop?
I shared the tute with you here.

Then I turned it into a pillow cushion and shared the tute with you here.

...well, this time, I wanted to turn that block into a quilt and here's my EQ7 design for it:

So I added two shades of grey and a white solid to the Burlap Bright fat quarters Benartex sent for me to work ...

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January 19, 2016
Survey time! Skipping Stones by Anna Maria Horner from The Village Haberdashery

Due in February, Skipping Stones is Anna Maria Horner‘s first collection of neutral and tonal fabrics. The collection translates some of her favourite motifs into soft, quiet, yet anything but boring background style fabrics that let other fabrics take the lead role.

Muted does not have to mean dull, so the imagery found in this collection is exciting and the tones in each fabric take on a very subtle direction towards colour, leaving plenty of room for interest even in the supporting role. The Bleached colour-way is sunny, warm and barely there. The Hazey colour-way is more murky and ...

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January 12, 2016
Our plum purple shop window display! from The Village Haberdashery

We have a new window display at our West Hampstead shop and the warm purple-plum-lavender-magenta colour scheme just makes me so happy!

Purple shop window display at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead, London

We posted a quick pic of the window on our Instagram feed yesterday and you guys went bonkers wild for this quilt, so we’ll start there! This quilt was designed by Emmajane McNulty of Stitch and Pieces using Kona Cotton Solids from the shop. We’ll be offering Emmajane’s free pattern and tutorial for this bed-size quilt on The Daily Stitch next week, so get excited and watch this space.

The Village Haberdashery window display - Arrows Quilt by Emmajane McNulty

We planned our garments around Emmajane ...

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January 6, 2016
Fibs & Fables Fabric from Grey Cat Quilts

Not all that long ago, I won a gift certificate to I used it towards a half yard bundle of Fibs and Fable by Anna Maria Horner. Being that I’m an impatient type of person, I wasn’t content to let it sit in my stash for very long, so on the last day of […]

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October 14, 2015
Singing Squares - Quilt Now issue 15! from Mommy's Nap Time

This month's issue of Quilt Now magazine includes my Singing Squares quilt and pillow. This is probably one of my very favorite quilts I've made in a long time. It's no surprise that I adore Anna Maria Horner's fabrics, and her Folk Song line is one of the best fabric lines in a long time. It speaks to me. Much more than just that, the line of fabric splits so easily into warm / cool stacks. That was my inspiration for this quilt - playing with scale and negative space, warm and cool. I also wanted to make ...

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