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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Moda (mini) HoneyBun Giveaway

OK - we hope everybody had a very Merry Christmas! We sure did - it was a white Christmas here in Portland, which is pretty rare...

But enough about us, let's give away something!!! Introducing Moda "HoneyBuns". These HoneyBuns are 1 1/2" X WOF strips. This Moda Bake Shop package includes one Aviary mini-HoneyBun (designed by 3 Sisters) and one Spring Magic mini-HoneyBun (designed by April Cornell).

These cute little HoneyBuns also come with a free Moda Pattern to make a Sweet Treat Bag. Two Sweet Treat Bags can be made from this Moda gift box containing two mini-HoneyBuns (but note that four Sweet Treat Bags can be made from a full sized HoneyBun).

This fun and fast bag makes up in minutes. It is the perfect ditty bag for sewing notions, a cosmetics bag or a gift bag – on its own or filled with treats for a special friend.

If you want to win this set of HoneyBuns, just leave a comment here, and we'll choose a winner in a week or so and post the winner here on our blog. How does that sound - good? I thought so! Good luck everybody!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fabric Giveaway! Free Fabric!

Each month, we are going to give away free fabric to our customers who sign up to receive our newsletters. The signup form is on our homepage of, or you can sign up right here!

Add your email address here and click the button!

In our newsletters, we will let you know when the latest fabric collections from your favorite designers have arrived, like Amy Butler, Tina Givens, Tanya Whelan, Sandy Gervais, Patty Young, Lila Tueller, Robyn Pandolph, Paula Prass, Quilt Gate, April Cornell, Fig Tree Quilts, Holly Holderman, Verna Mosquera, Me & My Sister, 3 Sisters, and More! We will also let you know when we're having another great sale (when AREN'T we having a great sale??).

What can I win, you ask???

Monthly winners will get their choice of:
1) 1 yard of fabric (excluding Lecien, Yuwa) or 4 fat quarters
2) 1/2 yard of Lecien or Yuwa premium Japanese fabric or 2 fat quarters
3) 1 charm pack
4) 1 sewing pattern

1) Sign up for our newsletter (available on every page of our web site)
2) Leave a comment on one of our blog articles right here!

Any questions? Feel free to ask!
Good luck and happy sewing!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Fabric Matcher from Moda

Have you tried out Moda's Fabric Matcher yet? If not, you should go check it out. Here you can download your favorite pattern, select some Moda fabrics (or upload pictures/scans from your own stash) and see a finished quilt project with the fabric you have selected! Pretty neat, huh?

Membership is free - all you have to do is go to and register. Feel free to add any comments here or tips for those of you who are already experts at this!

Creating a new project with fabrics and a pattern is very easy.
1. Find a pattern for your project – In the New Project box on the left click on the Find Pattern link and search for a pattern to save into your project box. It will also tell you how many fabrics you need to fill the pattern.
2. Find fabrics for your project - Click on the Find Fabrics link at the bottom of the fabric box – browse through theme or designer, choose by color or by uploaded image. You can also upload your own photos (see our example quilts below!)
3. Each time you find a fabric you like, add it to your fabric box. This fabric will then appear in the fabric box to the left. You can save up to 15 fabrics in your fabric box.
4. Once you have added a pattern and fabrics, then click on the Create Project button
5. Click on the Add Fabric link and you can choose from your fabric box. The pattern will automatically fill up as you choose fabrics.
6. You can easily change the fabrics around by clicking on Change Fabric and then re-select the fabric to use
7. You can use the same fabric as many times in the pattern as you like
8. You can then view your completed pattern in a large picture by clicking on the enlarge button.
9. Make sure you name your project and save to your online "stash."

Here are a few examples we've played with (kits available on our web site soon). While the large pattern in the middle of the quilt is not true to scale, it gives you the general idea!

Cottage Romance quilt - fabric designer Willowberry Lane for Maywood Studios
Wizard of Oz - Over the Rainbow

Have fun!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

I Love Lucy - Lucy's Chocolate Factory

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It's finally here! One of the funniest ladies of all time is commemorated in this line of fabric by Quilting Treasures. Lucy and Ethel enter the working world and the men take on domesticity in this well known episode of I Love Lucy. How many chocolates must have been consumed in this episode? I don't know, but I've had many laughs watching this classic show. How about you? The fabrics are represented in retro tones of mint, pink and yellow and blue.

We will be offering yardage of this fabric line at our web site and will also be selling quilt kits with the free pattern below.

We can also make you some 5" fabric squares or jelly rolls from these fabrics - shoot me an email if you are interested! I bet this line will be VERY popular - there has been some demand pent up for some I Love Lucy fabric for a while...

Have fun!!!