Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sweater Christmas Trees Tutorial

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Okay, so I realize that this tutorial has nothing to do with cute, cotton fabric from the shop, but these turned out so cute I just HAD to share!

I saw THESE trees at Target and wanted them sooooo badly.  But thought that I could probably make them for a bit cheaper.

I was right!

I found a red and cream sweater at my local thrift shop for $3 each. The cream sweater had little balls on it.....PERFECT! Maybe you already have some old sweaters in your closet....Sa-weet!
(You could make about 5 trees from each sweater, depending on the sizes)

I also found these cute little Paper Mache cones that you can find at any craft store for around $1. 

I laid the cone on top of the sweater and cut a triangle shape about twice as big as my cone.  You don't have to be exact, your sweater will stretch around the tree. Or, you could just use part of the sleeve, whatever will fit around your tree.

Then I folded the sweater around the tree, wrong side out, and pulled it tight around the tree and pinned  it down the seam, connecting the sides.

Then I pulled it off the tree and sewed where I had pinned. 
I used a zig zag stitch to help the sweater from stretching too much as I sewed. 

Then I turned it right sides out, and placed on the tree.  I folded the bottom up underneath the tree and taped it to hold it in place. I know, super professional. I could have used hot glue....but that seemed like too much work ;)

For the smallest tree I used some Candy Cane Stripe Holiday Twine that I found at my local craft store too.  This time I did pull out the glue gun and simply placed one little dot of glue at the top of the tree, put one end of the string on the glue and started wrapping. It took a whole 60 seconds to wrap and cover the tree.  Then I put another dot of glue along the bottom to hold it in place and viola!

The Christmas Trees are done!!!

I love them.  This is my new favorite corner of my kitchen!

And did you spy a certain someone in the photos?

Our Elf on the Shelf "Buddy" has arrived and has the kids gleaming everyday with his new hiding spot! 
The Christmas Season is officially here!
Now if we could just get some snow......
Happy Sewing Ladies!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Cyber Monday!

Today is the last day to take an extra 10% off your entire order with the code


Plus, we have added two more awesome Christmas Fabric Deals!

Both of these Christmas Precuts are $10 off!


Plus all the Christmas Fabric Collections are still on sale through tonight!
see details below...

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday Sale Starts Now!!!!

We are celebrating BLACK FRIDAY at 
The Christmas Shopping Season is officially upon us!
But instead of braving those long about doing a little bit of your Christmas shopping in your pajamas this year?

Our BLACK FRIDAY SALE starts now and goes through Monday, November 26th!

These four amazing Christmas Collections are on Sale for just $7.00/yard!!!!
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       Joy by Kate Spain   
  Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey  
  Dear Mr. Claus by Cosmo Cricket       
  Brrr by Laurie Wisbrun

Joy Layer Cakes are $10 off!

Holly Jolly from Riley Blake Designs is on sale for only $5.50/ yard

Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey is only $7.00/yard!
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To see all our Christmas Prints, click HERE

All these collections will be on sale through Monday in the SHOP!

And to sweeten the deal....

Take an extra 10% off your entire order!
Use code "blackfriday" during checkout! 

Good through Monday!

Happy Shopping!

***Please note that our shipping office will be closed from Wednesday November 21st-Sunday November 25th.
Shipping will return to daily on Monday November 26th. ***

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Fabric Friday

Friday is here again!
And can you even believe that next Friday is BLACK FRIDAY?
Seriously, where has the year gone!

I'm not complaining though, I LOVE the Holidays.  
Now if I could only convince my husband that it isn't too early to put up the tree....

Oh well.

Here is what's new in the SHOP this week!

Yeah Baby!  It's here!

The Ombre Dots and Ombre Solids are delish.  
The designs run selvage to selvage on those prints, and they are captivating.

The colors in this collection are so complementing, and classic.  Love those Eggplants. LOVE.

And as I mentioned last week, we have the precuts as well. Beautiful quilt....easy as pie. 

This week from Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Just when you thought you were finally ready for the Holidays....Valentine's Day goodies start to arrive!

Prepare yourselves.....there are more V-Day collections on their way, and they are cuter than ever!

But what's cuter than Valentine's Ostriches, I ask? 

We'll see ya next week, Turkey Weekend and all!

Friday, November 9, 2012

New Fabric Friday

Happy Friday, from my house to yours.

I am sooooo excited to share with you What's New in the SHOP this week.

Pirate Mateys by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs
 This is round 2 for Emily's Pirate Collections.  I'm not going to lie....I think this one is my favorite. 

We have in the Fat Quarter Sets, and are still awaiting the arrival of the 10" Squares and 5" Squares. 

Also new in the SHOP this week....

Simply Color Precuts by V & Co. for Moda

This is Vanessa's first fabric collection, and it is the HOTTEST thing in the fabric world right now!

Vanessa is mostly known for her sweet patterns, and now she has combined her love for pattern making and fabric design for one fan.tas.tic collection!

Check out her Blog HERE:
She is amazing. Seriously. 

We are so excited to have this collection in the SHOP!  The yardage should be here next week!

I am off to finish a Christmas Quilt that I have been working on for months!
I can't wait to show it to you all!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Fabric Friday & The Christmas Countdown Begins!

Whew, this week went by fast!
I barely had time to get all this mouth-watering fabric listed in the shop before Friday was at my doorstep again!
Here is What's New in the SHOP this week!

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Happily Ever After By Sandra Workman for Riley Blake Designs

In Pink!

 And Blue!

 And Yellow!

You're absolutely right.....It IS the cutest thing you have ever seen!

And just in case you want to make your little Princess a Quilt for Christmas, we have the Precuts as well to make it easy smeezy!

 Marmalade by Bonnie & Camille For Moda
 Hello Gorgeous!

The colors and prints in this collection are spectacular.  Not to mention that these fabrics are uber soft!  I don't know how Moda does it, but their cottons are such great quality that I just want to wrap myself up in them!

And just for fun, we brought in one, yes JUST ONE Marmalade FLANNEL Fat Quarter Set!
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If you want it, DON'T WAIT!  We only have 1 in stock and it is fabulous!  
Maybe I should just keep it for myself......hmmmmm.............
Well, that's it for this week ladies. 
And did I mention that there are only 53 days left until Christmas?
Let us all now scream together...AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Time to get sewing!

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