Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Abstract Cotton Prints

These abstract cotton prints have both a geometric quality and a soft, watercolor-like feel. The border-print cityscape below is at once abstract and highly realistic.


The companion print is a gorgeous wash of color. Use each alone or pair the two together for striking effects!



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Sue's Jacket

Sue made this jacket from a heavy textured cotton with a bold floral print. The loose cut and shorter sleeves make it a perfect summer piece - just right for unexpected chilly days or moving in and out od air conditioning!


Sue used the Sewing Workshop West End Top pattern. Sewing Workshop patterns have a unique style, often using color blocking and asymmetry, with a fit that's generous but still well-proportioned.


Sue says she plans to wear this simply with jeans to dress up her everyday outfits! I think it would also make a stylish swim cover-up.

Monday, June 26, 2017

ITY Knits

We have a few new ITY knits in the store! Interlock Twist Yarn knits, or ITYs, are a type of jersey created by a unique twist process that gives the fabric a wonderful weight and slinky drape.


Made from a poly/spandex blend, ITY knits often come in bold, bright prints to really make a statement!



Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stitched

Stitched by Robert Kaufman is a new line of soft cottons that are woven with small stripes to mimic running stitches. The look evokes Sashiko embroidery.


These border-oriented  fabrics have a ombre-like shading; the stitches slowly transition from small and dense at one end to larger and more open at the other.


Here's a detail shot of the tiny stitched texture.


These fabrics are soft enough for wonderfully comfortable shirts or blouses. Take full advantage of the gradient stripes with a dress, or incorporate them into a modern quilt!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Denim Knit

We have a new denim knit! This 100% cotton, dark indigo knit is actually a French Terry weave, making it super soft and wonderful to the touch.

This extra-wide fabric (70" across!) is ideal for slim leggings or soft pants that look like jeans. It would also be great for dresses, tops, and jackets!


Here's the reverse side showing the looped French Terry texture against the smooth jersey look of the right side.


Friday, June 23, 2017

7 Beautiful Linens for Summer

Are you sewing with our gorgeous linen this summer? Linen is cool, comfortable, and easy-care. Here are some beautiful linens to inspire you!








Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Rebecca's Fancy Pillows

That Rebecca has been at it again! She's applied her signature touch to a new Halloween-themed panel print, making a group of fantastic embellished pillows. I don't know about you, but I would use these all year long.


Rebecca backed these pillows with lush velvet (from her stash!) and added sew-on rhinestones and embroidery to the unmasked lady panel.


Rick-rack and cording edges these spooky creature pillows.