Friday, October 31, 2014

Quilt Market with Fabricworm | Part One

Hello my dear Fabricworms! We are finally settling in from the whirlwind event this past weekend, better known as Quilt Market.   We had such a blast browsing through all the latest and greatest fabrics at market, and we can't wait to share them with you!  We're calling this blog installment 'Quilt Market With Fabricworm'.  We'll be sharing glimpses at lots and lots of exciting prints coming to Fabricworm in the next 6 months.  Be ready to swoon with inspiration!



All photos shared here were taken by Christina McKinney, and are under the exclusive ownership of Fabricworm.

To get our Halloween juices really flowing, we started market out by laying our eyes on this fantastic collection called "Sew Scary".


You may be familiar with Santoro of London already.  They create beautifully illustrated products with a very recognizable style.  Fans will be thrilled to meet the fabric collection.


We also loved looking at artwork for these upcoming collections Happy Home, Camp Cozy, and Tres Chic.


And today we'll end on this happy little bundle of Japanese Imported Fabrics.  We have a passion for Japanese Imported Fabrics, and we have SOOOO many coming to our shop over the next six months. Here is a taste of what's to come.  Aren't those foxes just precious?

We were so excited to witness our very dear friend Melissa, of Lunden Designs, have her very own book signing for her very first book Sew A Modern Home!  Her book is just absolutely lovely and full of quilting projects that are absolutely great for beginning quilters.  You can purchase Melissa's book from Martingale and Amazon.




We'll be back on Monday to share more Quilt Market goodies!  Happy Halloween everyone!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Julia Rothman's Bake

Hello Fabricworms! The holiday season is in full swing with Halloween being followed shortly by Thanksgiving. A wonderful holiday where we make all the best foods to render us immobile and sleepy. Ah, can't wait. What could be better than giving you a bit of inspiration with the baking masterpieces you plan on making for the occasion. This week we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Julia Rothman's Bake. Enter to win!






Julia Rothman has released Bake, a sweeter than sugar collection.


Celebrating the joy of the culinary arts this cute collection features sprinkled cupcakes, cake stands, ovens and all the tools you would ever need to create your own delicious desserts!



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This giveaway ends on Sunday 11/2 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.





Monday, October 20, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Sweet Tweets in Grey

Hello Fabricworms! Well guys, October is almost over. I love this month though and I'm not ready for it to be gone. To me, black and white are very prominent colors during this time of year, so we thought it would be a good idea to giveaway a black and white collection this wee. We will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Alyssa Thomas' Sweet Tweets in Grey. Enter to win!


This collection was inspired by the birds and bird feeders outside Alyssa Thomas' home. She anted a collection that felt sophisticated yet still worked for “baby.” If you ask us, she succeeded.





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This giveaway ends on Sunday 10/19 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.





Monday, October 13, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Acorn Trail by Teagan White

Hello Fabricworms! I know that Acorn Trail by Teagan White was one of the most anticipated collections to come out this month, and because we knew how excited you all were when it finally arrived, we thought we'd do something special.  We will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Teagan White's entire collection of Acorn Trail. Enter to win!




 Here you have it folks!  Acorn Trail by Teagan White is a perfect follow-up to her debut collection Fort Firefly.  Fans of Fort Firefly will be pleasantly taken with Acorn Trail.  Again we see Penny and her darling cottage in the woods.  Accompanied by her old forest pals, and even some new ones.





Be sure to also check out this collection in canvas, knit, and voile.


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This giveaway ends on Sunday 10/19 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.





Have great Columbus Day & Enjoy These New Sale Fabrics!


We added a hundred or more fabrics to our everyday sale sections from 10-75% off. View our Sale Section here and enjoy your Columbus Day shopping for fabric from the comfort of your home.

Have a question or need more help? Leave our team a comment at checkout and we'll be in touch with you shortly!

XOXO,
The Fabricworm Team

Tuesday, October 7, 2014



Dearest Fabricworms,

We reached our 100,000th order!

To honor this milestone, we put together a few gifts for the lucky (and unsuspecting) customer:


Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of every one of our customers. We thank you from the bottom of our little hearts!

XOXO The Fabricworm Team

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Geometric Bliss in Pinkest

Hello Fabricworms! I don't know about you, but I love me some Art Gallery fabrics. They never disappoint with their fun prints and awesome color combinations. This week we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of one of these beauties: Jeni Baker's Geometric Bliss in Pinkest. Enter to win!



A blissful collection of folk inspired florals and edgy geometric prints full of movement. Explore bold color combinations and design that’s a perfect mix of modern and retro.






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This giveaway ends on Sunday 10/12 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.





Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tutorial | Four Corners Pillow | by The Fabric Mutt

Today we're excited to share this exclusive 'Four Corners Pillow' tutorial from Heidi of The Fabric Mutt!  She shows us how to really show off the prints in Acorn Trail by fussy cutting the adorable little creatures.  Check it out!



Acorn Trail by Teagan White is one of my favorite new fall collections. Showcasing adorable critters, beautifully saturated colors, and just a touch of vintage style, these prints feel right at home in my house. My friends at Birch Fabrics were kind enough to send me a bundle of this fabric, and I thoroughly enjoyed coming up with a new tutorial for it: the Four Corners Pillow.


Every pillow needs a buddy, and I couldn't resist using leftover fabric squares to make an extra pillow featuring a traditional Around the World quilt block. Both of these pillows are quilted in soft peach Aurifil thread. I absolutely love the way they look together!



The backing of the main pillow features one of my favorite prints in the collection: Peonies in Blue. This fabric has such a great retro vibe, and the colors are gorgeous.

The Four Corners Pillow is a perfect weekend project. These blocks come together very quickly, and it's a great opportunity to play with color. In the directions below, I've given you the exact prints I used from the collection to help you get the same color blending that I have in the original. Enjoy!


Materials

fat quarter each of...
half yard of Peonies in Blue for backing
fat quarter of muslin
batting
coordinating thread
adhesive basting spray

Cutting

(1) 6 1/2" square of Acorn Trail Map for center square

(2) 2 1/2" squares and (2) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangles of Tonal Floral in Adobe for corner blocks

(2) 2 1/2" squares of Laundry Day for corner blocks

(4) 2 1/2" squares of Birds & Branches in Coral for side blocks

(2) 2 1/2" squares and (2) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangles of Nature Hike for corner blocks

(2) 2 1/2" squares of Bugs Tonal in Mint for corner blocks

(4) 2 1/2" squares of Peonies in Blue for side blocks

(4) 2 1/2" squares, (4) 2 1/2 x 6 1/2" rectangles, (2) 2 1/2 x 14 1/2" strips, and (2) 2 1/2 x 19" strips of Tonal Floral in Shell for side blocks and borders

(1) 20" square of batting for pillow top quilt sandwich

(1) 20" square of muslin for pillow top quilt sandwich

(2)13 1/2 x 18 1/2" rectangles of Peonies in Blue for envelope pillow backing



1. Make the side blocks. Sew together in a row one 2 1/2" square of Birds & Branches, one 2 1/2" square of Tonal Floral in Shell, and one 2 1/2" square of Peonies in Blue, paying careful attention to the photos in this step to see where the squares will lie, especially if you're using a directional fabric. Sew a 2 1/2 x 6 1/2" rectangle to the outer edge of each side block, again referring to the photo above.


Place the blocks around the center square of Acorn Trail Map.


2. Make the corner blocks, referring to the photo above as you sew two 2 1/2" squares together and then sew a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangle to the left or right side. Again, you'll need to be careful with your placement if you're using a directional fabric.


Place these blocks in the corners between the side blocks.


3. Sew the blocks together in rows. Then sew the rows together to form the center of the pillow top.


4. Sew the 2 1/2 x 14 1/2 strips of Tonal Floral in Shell to the sides of the quilt top. Then sew the 2 1/2 x 19" strips of Tonal Floral in Shell to the top and bottom of the quilt top (if necessary, you can piece together fabric to make your strips as I had to do with my top and bottom rows), trimming any excess off the sides to make a perfect square.


5. Make a quilt stack in this order from bottom to top: 20" square of muslin, 20" square of quilt batting, and pillow top (right side up). Baste the stack together with adhesive basting spray and then quilt as desired. Trim any excess batting and quilt backing fabric from the sides of the quilt top when you finish quilting.


6. Take one of the two pieces of 13 x 18 1/2" backing fabric. Along one of the 18 1/2" sides, fold the fabric under twice about 1/3 - 1/2". Sew 1/4" from the fold. Repeat with the other backing piece.


7. Make a stack from bottom to top: pillow top (right side up), one piece of backing fabric (right side down) lined up along the top edge of the pillow with the hemmed side pointed toward the lower edge, the other piece of backing fabric (right side down) lined up along the lower edge of the pillow with the hemmed side pointed toward the top edge. Use pins or clips all along the outside edge of the pillow to hold these three pieces together and sew 1/4" from that outer edge all the way around. Clip the corners, turn the pillow right side out, press, and then sew 1/4" from the outer edge of the pillow all the way around to finish it.



If you make a pillow of your own, please share it with us on Instagram! Tag it #fourcornerspillow and be sure to tag us @fabricmutt and @fabricworm. Get a head start on your fall decorating and make one this week!

Thank you Heidi, for sharing this beautiful tutorial with us!  Have a lovely weekend Fabricworms!
And don't forget that Acorn Trail comes in quilt-weight poplin, canvas, knit, and voile too!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Hammer & Nails by Peter Horjus!

Hello Fabricworms! My, oh my! We always try to offer up a special collection for all of you with little men in your families and this week is that oh so special week. We will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Hammer & Nails by Peter Horjus. Enter to win!



This collection just might inspire your little man to be a craftsmen or maybe to fall asleep. Get going on that little blanket you've been meaning to make him! 







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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Fall Fabricworms!




Attention all Fabricworms! 
We are so excited that Fall is finally here, we have a present for you all!
All orders of $10 or more placed on 9/24 & 9/25 will receive a FREE coordinating fat quarter with their purchase! Woohoo!! 
**Please no special requests on which fat quarter is included. We will do our best to coordinate with your order perfectly** :)