A Peek at Quilt Market

On Friday, there were Schoolhouses all day.  What’s a Schoolhouse?
It’s 1/4  to  1/2 hour sessions that introduce you to new books, products, fabric lines, etc.
It’s kind of like Speed Dating.

Elizabeth Hartman showing off her beauties from Patchwork City.  Look how she matches her quilt!  She’s adorbs.

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Melissa Lunden, whose patterns we’ve loved for years, has a beautiful book coming out!

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Carolyn Friedlander with her tribute quilt to Kona Cotton.

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 Alison Glass has some gorgeous things going on.  Her new fabric, Handcrafted will arrive soon.
Her new book about applique is stunning and inspiring.

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On Saturday we got to go in to the quilt show and market!
The Ruby Jubilee quilt show on the show floor.  Have you ever seen a more gorgeous way to display quilts?

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 Time to start shopping!
Lizzy House has Mini Pearl Bracelets coming out!  See the scale next to my finger?  Cute!

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In love with Ellen Luckett Baker‘s new line, Charms, for Kokka.  Canvases and double gauze!
I scored a whole bundle at Sample Spree!

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Oh, Carolyn.  Just look at that couch!
You guys are going to flip over Doe, which is coming in November!
See that little mini quilt on the wall behind me?  Called Outhouse. LOVE!

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Anna Maria is always fun to hang out with.  Gorgeous booth, beautiful woman.

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We tried taking a pic together…
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…then we tried again…
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 …not too bad…

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…but this is the money shot!

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We went a little nuts at the Birch booth this time!
Besides the awesome Charley Harper prints you see here, there was so much more goodness!

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The double gauze collection from Cotton and Steel is going to knock your socks off!
That quilt at the bottom? I almost stole it, it’s so soft!

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 So much more Cotton and Steel goodness:

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Cloud 9 barkcloth collection called Time Warp, coming in NOVEMBER and we can’t wait!  It’s amazing!
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Always fun at the end of a day to hang out in the bar at the Hilton.  Ahhhh.  A good day’s work has been done!IMG_5132

Fabric Designers…they’re not just for fabric!

 

I know that a lot of people think that if you are a successful fabric designer, you must be raking in the dough.  In reality, most make very little…like pennies per yard!  So it makes sense that they design other things as well.

Leah Duncan is one of my favorite fabric designers.  Recently, while shopping for new bedding, I found these at Schoolhouse Electric.

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This yellow floral set was on sale so I snapped some up!

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Visit Leah’s site, and you’ll find gorgeous art prints,

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pillows,

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and scarves,

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and tea towels.

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even jewelry!

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Of course, Anna Maria Horner has had dipped her toes in many ponds.
Currently, you can get a gorgeous rug or pillow,

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aprons,

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tea towels,
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Ribbons,

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Lotta Jansdotter has sticky notes,
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notebooks,

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dishware (o0h the dishware!)

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recipe boxes,

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Do you know of other fabric designers that do interesting things?  Leave us a link in the comments.  Let’s support our favorite designers!

 

xo,
Lauren

Geometric Bliss Giveaway

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Today were giving away an adorable bundle of Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics  and the winner is…. Pam Truesdell Congratulations! Thanks everyone for entering! Snag your own bundle (or yardage) of Geometric Bliss here

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GIVEAWAY on Kids Clothes Week!

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 Meg and Dori run this fun event called Kids Clothes Week and we are so proud to be sponsors! They have written up a lovely post on our shop today and there are instructions for entering the giveaway. Today you can enter to win this: What are you waiting for?! Go NOW!

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Scout Tee OBSESSION!

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The Scout Tee is a pattern by Grainline Studio that we’ve been in love with ever since it came out in PDF form.  But now, there is a printed version and we predict even more Scout Tee love around here! We’re even teaching it as a class! This pattern is so flattering, and because it’s […]

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Winner of the Good Natured Bundle…

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is Leah Newman!  Woo hoo! Thanks to everyone who entered!  You can still get your own cutie bundle by purchasing it HERE. If you wondering how to enter our giveaways, sign up for our newsletter on the bottom right corner of our main page on our website.

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Make or Buy?

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  Sometimes you want to make it, and sometimes you just want to buy it. Here we give you some fun suggestions for both!   What a cute vintage dress! Buy it here, or make a similar one with this and this.   Awesome wallet!  Buy it here or make one like it with this and […]

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Sewing Tattoo Roundup

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Some of us at Sew Modern have sewing related tattoos and we love ‘em! Do you have one or have you been thinking about it? Here are some great ones we found around the internet. This simple needle and thread is so elegant. It was done by an artist named Dr. Woo who works out of Shamrock […]

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Sew Yummy Winner!

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The winner of the Sew Yummy giveaway is… Robert Mora who said: “I like the fabric with the zippers. I hope I win.” Well, Robert, you DID win!  Congratulations! We’ll send that yard of Zippy right off to ya! Don’t be sad if you didn’t win…make yourself happy and grab some Sew Yummy here!

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Halloween (or anytime) Bucket Tutorial!

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  Materials: 3/4 yd of outside fabric 3/4 yd of lining fabric 1/4 yd of handle fabric 3/4 yd fusible fleece Sublime Stitching Glow in the Dark Embroidery Thread Embroidery needle coordinating thread a rotary Cutter or fabric shears an acrylic ruler a marking tool glass head pins dinner plate     Trace your around […]

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