Saturday, April 22, 2017

Digital Prints

The digital prints we've been seeing lately have been just breathtaking, and these are no exception. Wonderfully large-scale prints, packed with detail, are printed on fine, drapey, poly satin or crepe.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Sale!

Our Spring Sale starts tomorrow! Friday, April 21!

Cotton + Steel

We have loads of gorgeous new bolts of Cotton and Steel fabrics!

First up, these linen blend and canvas prints. A heavier weight is great for skirts, jackets, and bags!

Lots of the cotton prints feature wacky animals, like these cute raccoons!

And a few, like these birds, have metallic print! So in right now!

These dotted prints have an unbleached muslin base. The tiny flecks and imperfections add a lovely character!

There's always more in the store. Come take a look!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Michele and Roberta's Pick

Today's Treadlette Pick comes to you from both Michele and Roberta! They both chose this beautiful new printed silk noil as one of their current favorites.

It's very unique - "You never see silk noil in a print!" Michele says. "It's easy to sew on and really washable." 

Silk noil's soft, nubbly texture and lovely drape make it perfect for a variety of garments. Roberta says"You can dress it up or down!" Skirts, dresses, blouses, and scarves would all be gorgeous.

The print is both geometric and organic, with large blocks of delicate floral patterns overlapping. Roberta notes, "It has a bohemian charm." "And that's very on trend right now!" added Michele.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Laminated Cottons

This laminated fabric takes a cotton prints and coats it with supple, waterproof vinyl. Make your own great aprons, raincoats, baby bibs, lunch bags, and more!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Knits From Art Gallery

We have some gorgeous new knit prints from Art Gallery. Take a look!

We have a lot more new fabric from Art Gallery - cottons, lawns, and rayons! - coming up soon!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Melissa's Notion Pick

Today we have another Treadlette notion pick, one of Melissa's favorites: EZ-Steam II, a double-sided fusible tape, used for adhering fabrics together.

"You can use it to put in a zipper instead of basting; you can fix ribbons to things; you can put up a hem, and it'll be permanent, once it's ironed on."

There are a lot of fusible products similar to this one, so I asked Melissa why she likes EZ-Steam best. "It's permanent! Plus you can sew through it, if you use it for basting, and it won't gum up the needle."