Fabric Feed

Menagerie

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I got some cute fabric from Fat Quarter Shop yesterday!!

Menagerie is amazing in real life. Above is a canvas print I'll be making a bag from and I also got a 10inch square pack and 2.5inch strips. The precuts are hard to find in Cotton & Steel I've come to find out but luckily can always count on FQS to carry them. :)

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Here is the bright colorful side with the fun prints.

and here are the blenders with Metallic!

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I'm working really hard on de-stashing and clearing out fabric from when I had a quilt shop and hopefully once the clutter is gone I'll be able to have some sew-jo again.
I'm already looking for a good pattern for these though!

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Liberty Love

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My Liberty of London fabric collection is growing!
I thought I'd do a post of a few places I love getting Liberty from since I get a lot of questions about that when I post photos.

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The first place is Duckadilly.

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She has a wonderful selection and the latest and greatest prints. Plus Liberty strips!

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I also buy my Liberty from Etsy.
You can find Japanese shops that sell Hello Kitty Liberty prints here. I wish these were more available in US shops.

These are the only Hello Kitty Liberty prints I own right now they are sooo cute!

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There are also a few shops that do Liberty clubs. I was in Westwood Acres Liberty Club last year and I loved getting the little bits of Liberty every month. Just make sure you always have your monthly fee in your account as they aren't very consistent as to what date to charge your card each month.

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If you have a favorite Liberty shop please leave me a comment or send me an email. I'm always looking for some of the special novelty prints since I have plenty of floral ones.

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My Liberty Heart Zip Pouch Pattern modified from here

It's really nice fabric to work with just make sure and have a new sharp needle as it's very thin material. :)
Hopefully I'll be ready to tackle a Liberty quilt soon.


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Wonderland

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Katarina Roccella's Wonderland fabric is beautiful!
I was saying on Instagram that it was going to be hard to top this line.
Let's go on a visual journey through Wonderland and check out the colors and METALLIC!

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I honestly can't pick a favorite print although I loved those feathers from her Spoonflower days so that will always be a classic. :)

I am designing the quilt for my stop on the Wonderland blog tour this weekend. I didn't request enough of some of the prints on my old design so had to go back to the drawing board.
Pattern Jam is so fun though I didn't mind designing another one.

If you haven't tried out Pattern Jam yet GO NOW!
It's free (or paid for more features) and fun.

I'll have the tutorial/pattern I used for my Wonderland quilt available here on October 11th!

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The Lovely Hunt

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Lizzy House does it again.
Just when I think Natural History can't be topped The Lovely Hunt images are released and I think it's an equally awesome line...maybe a little more but I'm partial to unicorns.

Here's a few of the prints below from the dist. site.

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If you're like me and will forget in a few months about it you can reserve your bundle from Brenna now. :)
I can't wait til this bundle arrives on my doorstep!

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Spring 2014 Quilt Market Recap (long post)

 

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Hey everyone!
Quilt Market was amazing!

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First of all I am so happy this was my first quilt market. The main reason is that I got to be there for the Cotton + Steel reveal. The result was worth the hype. The fabric is awesome!
I ordered all 5 collections at the end of April even though I hadn't even seen them. After sample spree I had to email my rep and add on the basics because they were just as wonderful as the fun prints.

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Sample Spree was insane. Cotton + Steel was in the front so I had planned to stop by there first. I couldn't believe the madness. I remember being empty handed trying to get a bundle of anything and looking at this lady with about 8 bundles in her shirt and under her chin. The bundles started being passed back which I was happy about since I was almost at the very back. I watched as a little Mustang bundle was slowly progressing toward me. I felt the excitement building inside me and stretched my little arm out and then it happened....the dang men came busting in with their long limbs and reached out right in front of me and nabbed every. single. bundle that came my way.
Sigh.

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Luckily my mom had better luck on the other side of the booth with some sweet little lady that shared her loot and we ended up with the neutral basics bundle above, Hatbox, and Homebody.

The rest of Sample Spree was pretty uneventful. I got the fabric from Art Gallery I had wanted and I wasn't expecting much from Moda because I heard that's where the stampede usually goes. It's true they had hardly anything left when I got back there.

Here's some of the fabric I ended up with and is already on my site.

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I only planned on going to quilt market that Friday. I figured I'd pop in at 9:30am, poke around the booths, meet my Moda rep, and go. I had no idea.

Market was huge and overwhelming. I definitely will plan on at least 2 days next time. I didn't think about all the eye candy of the quilts, plus socializing with designers, and finding NEW fabric companies. I am excited to have some really cute Japanese fabric coming in for bags and other non quilting projects. :)
I think the highlight of market was talking to Tula Pink and Amy Butler. Amy's fabric got me back into sewing and I'm thrilled to be adding her new line Glow into my shop this summer.

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I'm not sure when I'll get to go to another market again. We had a bad experience in the hotel we stayed in and the thought of traveling from the hotel to the market alone freaks me out (I had to do a sob story to get my mom a badge and it was for this time only). The new credentials are a pain for those reasons but from what I've read from other blogs it was a great market because the crowd was smaller and more professional so that's good.

Here are a couple more of my favorite photos. My phone died about halfway through so I missed a lot of good stuff (like the whole Art Gallery section)!

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You can see more photos on my Flickr page if you haven't already seen them on Instagram.

I'm hoping tomorrow I can sew something. I've definitely been filled with lots of inspiration.  :)