Thursday, September 18, 2008

Let it Snow

Cozy new fabric collection from Benartex: Check out the patterns that look like knit scarves! Snow Show.

Feels Like FALL

Feel that little bite of autumn in the evening air? How about a beautiful new quilt to cozy up with in front of a cheery fire. All that is missing is a good book and hot toddy.

Free Pattern from Clothworks. Highlighting the Leaf Symphony collection by Cedar West.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

DayDream Believer

After a really long, wet & cold winter it appears we may have missed most of spring and will be diving right into summer. C'est La Vie. I'm happy to see the sunshine, finally. Here's a lovely free pattern for either a wallhanging or quilt that is capturing my mood for the time being: Daydream Believer, from Moda Fabrics, featuring their Daydreams collection.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Earth Day Ideas

It's a well known fact that quilters are the ultimate fabric recyclers. But if you'd like to take it a step further, here are some "green" ideas:

Michael Miller Organics Free Pattern here Organic Garden. Here's their retail store locater.

Here in the Pac. NW we're seeing a lot more eco-friendly cloth tote bags in grocery stores, intended to replace those flimsy plastic bags that are destined to end up floating around the Pacific or in landfills for generations. Bonus - they're a heck of a lot sturdier, too! Marcus Fabrics has a great, simple & easy project to make your own, using eco-friendly canvas fabrics, too!

If you'd like to support other eco-friendly artists, here's a fabulous Etsy shop we recently found: Organic Quilt Company.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

No Time to Quilt?

Why not take a week and visit a fantastic Montana dude ranch while you're at it! Send the hubby to do some fly fishing, and the kids to do some horseback riding while you work on that project you've never been able to finish... Annual Cowgirl Quilt Retreat in Aug/Sept. at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Free Mary Engelbreit Quilt Pattern

From Moda fabrics: Friends & Flowers You can buy the fabric direct from Engelbreit's web store. Or buy the Quilt Kit!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Fabric

I know, Easter's barely over but it's never too early to think of Christmas quilts! 12 Days of Christmas panel & fabric collection by Nancy Halvorsen, from Benartex.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter fabric collection

Here's an Easter-inspired free pattern called "Alphabet Garden" showcasing Quilting Treasures' latest Peter Rabbit fabric collection.

Click here for fore Peter Rabbit books, gifts, toys etc