Monday, September 15, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Cleta in Monochrome Ride by Art Gallery

 Hello Fabricworms! As we nudge our way into fall, I'm sure we will be featuring plenty of bundles with reds and yellows, but it's not fall yet!. This week we are giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery's Cleta in Monochrome Ride. Enter to win!




Either by day or night, riding a bicycle is a delightful experience. Submerge yourself in this pedaling adventure where the views are influenced by rich colors seen through the sunlight and the equally captivating lack of them through the shadows. Hold tight and enjoy the ride.












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This giveaway ends on Sunday 9/21 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.






Friday, September 12, 2014

15% Off Select Moda Fabrics! Now thru 9/18!



Happy Friday Fabricworms! This week our sale is 15Off Select Moda fabrics! From Bonnie & Camille to Eric & Julie Comstock and more! Sadly, all good things must come to an end - this Sale will end Thursday 9/18 @ 8 AM PST
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Feature! | Create Accounts with Fabricworm.com!


We're so excited to announce the newest feature of our website! You can now create accounts with fabricworm.com! Create an account using your Facebook, Yahoo or AOL login to keep track of your orders and shipping information.


We're thrilled to offer a more convenient shopping experience to our amazing customers. Creating an account with us has the following benefits: 

1. Quicker checkout process by saving your billing/shipping information.
2. Easier reference to past orders. Keep track of all of your orders in one place by creating an account.
3. Safely and securely save your payment information for a super quick check out process.
4. Easily track your orders in one convenient location.



Once you've created your account you can shop and browse as usual. 

Upon checking out, you will fill in your shipping and billing information.  You will also have the chance to save credit card information if you like.  

As a security measure, you will be asked to re-enter your credit card number each time you purchase.


Don't worry, the next time you order, your shipping and billing information will be saved.


























We hope you enjoy these new features!  We'd love to hear your feedback regarding the changes.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Oh Clementine in Red/Green

 Hello Fabricworms! I hope you all aren't too bogged down with work, school, and life. Hopefully you have a few moments to enjoy the last of summertime. With that in mind, we will be giving away a summer-inpired collection. This week we are giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Oh Clementine in Red/Green by Windham Fabrics. Enter to win!





In her second collection for Windham Fabrics, Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew, has created Oh Clementine, a collection that recalls summer afternoons on a farm... with waving sunflowers, red-cheeked apples and meadow wildflowers. With bright reds punctuating more serene blues, grays and greens, this collection is the perfect mix for your next patchwork quilt.



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This giveaway ends on Sunday 9/15 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.





Monday, September 1, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Leah Duncan's Gramercy in Nightfall

 Hello Fabricworms! I hope you have all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend with your families. While your all getting over your relaxing holiday, be sure to enter for our new giveaway. This week we are giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Leah Duncan's Gramercy in Nightfall. Enter to win!











This collection will take you directly into an urban cityscape with an elegant palette of azure, marigold & black, Gramercy captures the shimmering lights, aerial views & the circuitry underneath it all to create a metropolitan enchantment.



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This giveaway ends on Sunday 9/7 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.






Monday, August 25, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Fat Quarter Bundle of Feather River

 Hey Fabricworms! Well, summer is coming to an end and it's now time to go back to the grind :( . Not to worry though! This week we will be giving away something extra special for all you. We are giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Feather River by Jay-Cyn for Birch Organic Fabrics! Enter to win!






These fabrics are perfect for your little man or your little gal! Birch’s Feather River line of fabrics brings that peaceful feeling of nature indoors….into our sewing machines...so we can create something magnificent!





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This giveaway ends on Sunday 8/31 @ 12 am PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.

An Awesome Giveaway | Partnered With Straight Grain

We're most excited to partner with one of our favorite blogs out there, Straight Grain Blog, by the extraordinarily talented An.  Today we're giving away 4 of her ADORABLE patterns, and also 5 YARDS of Birch Organic Fabrics!  You could be the lucky winner of it all!

We adore this Bubble Dress pattern made up in Birch Flight VOILE Dusk.  Find out how to create the 'faux seamed top' in a tutorial on the Birch Blog here.


This adorable Lua Sleep Sack was created by Miestaflet.


The Tinny Dress Pattern has got to be the most precious dress in existence.  By which I mean, I want the adult version, and I'll take 5 of them please!


And the below version of the Hanami is absolutely proper! This adorable version was whipped up by Stitched Together.  We can see this dress made up in some adorable fabric from the Everyday Party collection! 


Birch Fabrics produces high quality organic fabrics perfect for children's sewing.  Fabricworm carries a large selection of Birch Fabrics, including knits, canvas, voile, flannel, fleece, and  of course quilt-weight poplin.



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Case Of The Mondays? Well, Fabricworm Is Having A 5 Day Inventory Blow Out Sale!


Join us for a 5 Day Inventory Blow Out Sale August 25 - 29th. We've moved several new designer collections to our everyday sale sections AND then we marked everything down 30-60% off! Inventory will be updated daily; we do our best on inventory when we decide to do crazy things like 5 Day Sales!



Featured collections like Fort Firefly, Elk Grove Cottons, Ipanema, and Marine Too from Birch Organic. Hurry and find all your Sale Fabrics Now!
And as always... 

Did you miss our weekly Fabricworm Newsletter  email? You can view all brand new prints, patterns, and free tutorials just by reading our Newsletter here. Enjoy and have a great week!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Guest Tutorial | Lazy Halfsies Quilt | by Deanna McCool

Today we are thrilled to celebrate the release of the Feather River line by Jay-Cyn Designs with a guest tutorial from the very talented Deanna McCool of Sew McCool!  Deanna shows us how to whip up this pretty darn cool quilt!  And what's cool about this is you can add or take away blocks to make an altogether different size if needed!  



It doesn’t take much to inspire me to head outside and be “at one” with nature.


Our family home backs up against acres of woods, and we’ve taken our daughters fishing and camping. Birch’s Feather River line of fabrics brings that peaceful feeling of nature indoors….into our sewing machines...so we can create something magnificent that can be used while snuggling up inside after a swim, or during a picnic near the river.


Because I love the “lazy days” of summer, I didn’t want to design a quilt that was too complex. Plus, the prints of Feather River beg to be shown off, and not cut into too many small pieces.


The “Lazy Halfsies” quilt is suitable for a near-beginning quilter - maybe you’ve made one quilt before? And better yet, the large blocks mean that it’s a quick sew.


Quilt size: 48” x 48
Features 16 half-square triangle blocks, 12” finished each


Fabric Requirements (assumes 42”-wide fabric unless otherwise stated)


For quilt top:
½ yard of Feather River Quail and Poppy
½ yard of Feather River Blue School
½ yard of Feather River Schroom School
½ yard of Feather River Bear Hike Schroom
½ yard of Feather River Bobbers Orange
½ yard of Feather River Bobbers Sun
½ yard of Feather River Lures


For quilt backing:
2 ⅔  yards of 42” wide fabric (you’ll have to piece the backing) (We suggest Feather River Patch, or Feather River)
-or- 1 ½ yards of 54” wide fabric


For binding:
½ yard of fabric (We suggest Mod Solid Shroom)


In the diagrams below, “beige” fabrics refer to the Bobbers Orange, Bobbers Sun, and Lures fabrics. They can be used interchangeably or placed in a more organized pattern, as with the quilt here. Also, in the diagrams below, the gray fabrics refer to the Schroom School and Bear Hike Shroom.





With your rotary cutter and mat, follow the cutting and half-square-triangle piecing instructions below. When sewing your blocks, you can speed up the process by chain piecing.





Now cut the blocks apart on the drawn line and open them up. You’ll have 64 half-square triangles. Follow the pressing instructions below.





Now you’ll need to trim each of these blocks to 6 ½” square:





Admire your perfectly square blocks, and start piecing them together as shown below.





When sewing the squares together, make sure you nest the seams so they match perfectly! This will help create perfect points that we all crave:





Now you can start assembling the 12 ½” blocks (12” finished). The Quail and Poppy and Blue School block is shown below. Sew both halves right sides together, taking care that the points match.





Once complete, you’ll have sewn 8 orange/blue blocks and 8 gray blocks, just like these:





Now sew them into rows, following the piecing and pressing instructions below.





Then stitch your rows together, and quilt and bind as desired.








This quilt is the perfect size for a picnic for two, a lap quilt for your lake cottage, or a throw for a rustic room or a boy’s room!





Deanna McCool writes for sewmccool.com and has sewn quilts for more than 10 years. She also enjoys garment and small project sewing, in addition to ribbon crafts. Deanna is the author of “50 Ribbon Rosettes and Bows to Make,” published in August 2014 by St. Martin’s Press.