New Fabric + Celebrating WorldWide Quilting Day

Soft, Subtle Neutrals!

TextureGraphicsTexture Graphix is a stunning collection of 12 neutrals, 4 different shades in 3 textures from In The Beginning Fabrics. These fabrics create a soft, subtle and sophisticated palette with so many uses. I love Antelope Canyon, a free pattern by Laurie Shifrin that so wonderfully showcases this line!


Animals of Africa Batiks!

F0317-291Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman has done it again with Kalahari 6! Decorate with the motifs and textures of the Savannah of Africa with this vibrant and alive batik collection. Lions, tigers and gorillas balance with the grasses and animal skins. Beautifully coordinated, lights to darks, copper, amber, sunrises and sunset warmths.



March Creative Grid Buy!

It’s not too late to get in on our great Creative Grid Club selection for March – enjoy 20% off Lazy Angle Ruler designed by Joan Hawley plus receive Unwind, a free pattern by Jaybird Quilts. Join our CLUB and the ruler plus pattern is only $24.99. (We’ll send you an invoice for the selection.)

Unwind Pattern by Jaybird Quilts LazyAngleRuler

What We’re Up To!

It’s hard to carve out time to sew – the business takes up much of my time. But hey – when you own a fabric store it’s painful not to make something with these beautiful fabrics. So I thought I’d show what I’ve done or am working on this month.

We’d love to see what you’re doing – post to our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram or email us!

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The latest baby quilt using organic fabric by Birch Fabrics

WorldWide Quilting Day!

WWQD2017Saturday, March 18 is WorldWide Quilting Day – we’re celebrating our love of fabric, quilting, crafting and all DIY activities.

Receive a FREE mystery fat quarter with every order over $20 this weekend.

We hope everyone gets some time to sew today – and every day 🙂


Thank you for supporting this small Canadian online fabric store. ~


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Women helping Women – Joining International Women’s Day

Sewing, quilting, needlework, embroidery, mending, hemming, knitting, crafting…women…we do it all!

If you are reading this email, then you’re part of a lucky community — we have leisure, luxury and the ability to indulge in our hobbies, passions and loves.

Not all women and children are as lucky.

That’s why we have decided, this International Women’s Day 2017, to help other women who are supporting and sustaining themselves with sewing, quilting, weaving – any and all needlework.

Through we will invest 15% of our sales that occur tomorrow, March 8, 2017 – to women looking for loans to help them improve their lives.

Right now Gulnaz, from Pakistan, is trying to raise $450 to buy threads and a winding machine for her shawl-weaving business. This a loan, with interest charges and a 16 month repayment schedule.

As of 5 p.m. on March 7, Gulnaz still needs $400 to meet her goal.

Contributions start as low as $25. We want to contribute more.

~ Marlene



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Deal of the Week for March 6 – Santa Barbara Tote Kit at 40% Discount


We love the Santa Barbara pattern by Quilter’s Dream! Stephanie Prescott has created a series of patterns that take just 6 fat quarters – and you have enough fabric for a good size tote, lining, two interior pockets and the handles.

To read about how we put this kit together head over to THIS PAGE.

And for this week only – save 40% on the Santa Barbara Tote Kit! An offer that can’t be beat – 6 gorgeous batiks by Robert Kaufman plus the Santa Barbara pattern. Until Sunday, the kit costs only $22.99, instead of the regular price of $37.99.

I take mine everywhere 🙂

~ Marlene

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ABC Animal Baby Book – Quick + Easy Gift

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I’ve discovered a new interest in my sewing this past year – ever since the birth of the first “great” niece into my family! I’m in LOVE and loving every minute of the quick projects I’m finding to sew for Ellie!

Earlier this summer it was this easy Alphabet Animal baby panel cloth book by John Butler from Elizabeth Studios. I don’t get to see the munchkin that often and this play date came up very quickly. And, well, I couldn’t go empty handed, could I?

One panel, half a yard of Pellon fusible fleece, an hour and VIOLA! A cute A-B-C alphabet cloth book that she can chew on and hopefully learn from for at least the foreseeable future. Everything comes marked and numbered. The hardest part was keeping the pages in order!

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Once all the pages were trimmed, a quick iron of the fleece, top stitching around the edges and a centre seam was all that was needed.

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We still have a few of the Book panels available – and well, spring/summer is just around the corner. 🙂

~ Marlene

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Feb 20 Deal of the Week – Katagami by Parson Gray at $9/yard

Katagami by Parson Gray

David Butler, the graphic artist behind the brand Parson Gray, designs for style and home with a folk modern approach. Richly muted palettes and organic, geometric prints with loose, hand–drawn sophistication are anchored in modernist simplicity reminiscent of mid–century studio design and Japanese indigo.

We carried his first line – and I love to find hidden gems in his ongoing works for Free Spirit.

Katagami is a stand alone fabric that I couldn’t resist – perfect for dopp kits, knap sacks, shirts, a man’s quilt…

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Deal of the Week for Feb 13 – Rouge Jardiniere at 30% DIscount

Feb-13-Deal-of-the-WeekWith Valentine’s Day tomorrow it seemed appropriate that our Deal of the Week fabric would be RED!

This robust and modern Jardiniere cotton in “rouge” by Frond Design Studios is a strong print ready to be used in quilting, sewing, crafts and home decor. The Jardiniere Collection by Stephanie Brandenburg includes poppies, blues/wheats/golds and garden border prints.

Regular price is $15.99; this week only $11.20 a yard.

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