June 28, 2010

...in the shop now...knits from patty young & michael miller

Most of you probably already know that Michael Miller just released a line of knit fabric!  Many of them are in-house designs, but a few of the prints feature designs from previous Patty Young lines (although I think she is getting credit for the whole line! :) 

For those of you who don't know much about knits, here are some details.  Officially called cotton interlock, knit fabrics are soft, comfortable and (somewhat) stretchy - think t-shirts and leggings.  Knits are also prone to a decent amount of shrinking.  Per MM, you can expect up to 20% in shrinkage, so make sure you buy enough (MM suggests 1/4 - 1/2 yard beyond what you need) and wash before cutting!  And don't worry about ending up with a lot of extra fabric, you can always use the scraps to make hair scrunchies, headbands and lots of other things!  Feel free to share your ideas in the comments for all to see - we love to read about your projects or recommendations!

Here's the sampling of knits we're offering at this time:

And don't forget to check out Patty's new patterns designed specifically for use with knits!

By the way, keep in mind that the knits are 58/60" wide, not your standard 44/45" so make sure you take that into account when you're placing your order! 

See you in the shop!

June 25, 2010

...on sale now...lots of stuff!!

We had a great vacation with family and have been working hard all week to get back on track in the shop!  We've had lots of deliveries and we're slowly adding them to the shop, so stay tuned for new goodies! 

We've marked down several lines to only $6.99/yd including...

(discontinued & almost gone!)

Now is a great time to stock up on these fabrics because quantities are limited for many of them.  So pick up a cute Pink Fig pattern and some fabulous fabric to make it with! 

See you in the shop!

June 16, 2010

...vacation announcement...

We have the opportunity to spend Father's Day with my dad (& mom!) for the first time in 3 years...and we're going to take it!  So we'll be away from the shop from 6/17 - 6/22, but it will remain open like usual.  All orders placed by midnight (PST) will ship before we leave on 6/17.  All orders placed after that will ship on 6/23.

As a thank you for your patience while we're away, all regular-priced items will be 10% off!  (If it's not in the clearance section, it's 10% off!)  If you purchase regular listings, we'll issue you a refund upon our return.  If you request a custom listing, the discount will be factored in.  But remember, the purchase must be made between 6/17 - 6/22!

Although we'll be open during this time, we won't be returning convos at our normal speed (dad hates it when we're on our laptops!) so please be patient and we will reply as we have time :)

For everyone celebrating Father's Day this weekend, we wish you much fun and love with your families!

See you in the shop!

June 12, 2010

...on sale now...rainy days & monday and fig tree products...

We have some great new sales for you!  The oh-so-cute Rainy Days and Mondays is on sale for $7.00/yd.  A bright, fun collection from Riley Blake is perfect for your summer projects! 

And Fig Tree products are 20% off!  This includes remaining Mill House Inn and Whimsy pre-cuts from Moda and all in-stock Fig Tree patterns.  Check out the Cameos pattern (pictured below) - it's honey bun friendly and we have honey buns for both Whimsy and Mill House Inn!

Plus don't forget to check out the clearance section for lots of great prints from Joel Dewberry, Patty Young, Riley Blake and Patricia Bravo - many of them only $5.50/yd!

See you in the shop!

June 11, 2010

...fun fabric friday...hop dot by heather bailey...

This week's Fun Fabric is Hop Dot in Sky from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane collection.  We love it so much because it has such a retro flair to it.  When we see that little design, we immediately think of the 50's...which makes us think of malt shops and poodle skirts and beach parties.  What's more fun than a print that can conjure up such happy and fun images?!

And to make it a little more fun, we're putting Hop Dot on sale for $6.50/yd today and tomorrow only!  

See you in the shop!

June 10, 2010

...in the shop now...new pink fig patterns...

Pink Fig Patterns have been a favorite in the shop since we opened!  Featuring sweet, modern patterns for your girls, Chelsea Andersen has a new lineup for Spring 2010.  My favorite?  The Hippy Chick Stripwork Skirt...you can make it as simple or crazy as you like!

Head over to the shop and check out all our Pink Fig Patterns!  Which one is your favorite? 

June 9, 2010

...and the Gypsy winner is...

Congratulations!  Contact us here and we'll get you all set up with your free yard of Gypsy!

Thanks to everyone who entered - I had so much fun reading everyone's comments!  You all are so creative!  Since this is our first official giveaway, we've decided to offer a little discount to those of you who didn't win the free yard.  Head over to our Etsy shop today through Friday and Gypsy is $7.75/yd for you!  (Of course we'll need to know your name & comment number so we can verify you entered.  Convo for a custom listing, or add to your cart & leave entry info in the Notes to Seller for a refund.) 

I hope this was a fun way to kick off the summer!  Stay tuned for our next giveaway!

June 4, 2010

welcoming summer with a giveaway!

There are so many great new lines due out this summer and a few of them have already started coming in.  Gypsy, Nest and Playdate are all in stock and ready for purchase!  Throughout the summer we'll be having several giveaways as we receive new collections.  Our first giveaway is focused on Felicity Miller's Gypsy.  We're offering a free yard of Gypsy fabric (your choice!) to a randomly selected winner.  It's simple to enter - just take a look at the Gypsy prints we offer, come back here and leave a comment telling us which print is your favorite or what you envision making with it.  If I were entering, I would say...

Music in Red is my favorite print out of this collection and I'm thinking about making a folding fireplace screen with it.  (We live in San Diego...we don't use our fireplace, so it's ok to have fabric in front of it :)

And for an extra entry, anyone who purchases any Gypsy fabric from our shop by the deadline can leave an additional comment - just tell us what you bought and what your plans are for it!  You have until midnight (PST) Tuesday 6/8 to enter and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, so keep an eye out! Open to everyone...yes, that includes you international folks too!

Good luck!!

June 1, 2010

...in the shop now...playdate by patty young

It's here, it's here!  The much-anticipated new line from Patty Young, Playdate, is filled with wonderful bright colors and designs, plus that oh-so-cute Potty Girls Rag Doll panel that comes with 3 dolly cut-outs and instructions on how to assemble.  Lanterns, stripes and those adorable goldfish are all waiting for you!

Because we know how much you all want to get your hands on these, we're taking custom orders until we can get them all listed (which sometimes takes much longer than anticipated!).  So just take a look at the collage below, then contact us on Etsy to let us know what you want (make sure you give us the # and length) and we'll set up a custom listing just for you!  Or, if you want the whole set, we've already set up a fat quarter bundle listing that includes the panel too!  Want a half-yard or whole yard set?  No problem!  Just send us a request!

(Please note that each doll panel contains 3 doll patterns and cannot be broken up.  Price per panel is $7.00.  Price per yard for regular prints is $8.00.)

See you in the shop!