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.



You can enter using the rafflecopter widget below.  Good luck!

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

'Sew A Modern Home' | Blog Tour

Hey Fabricworms!

We are really honored to share a very special project with you today, from a very special and dear friend.

Melissa Lunden is the talented lady behind Lunden Designs.  We've been lucky enough to work with Melissa on countless quilts, and offered almost all of her patterns as quilt kits in our shop.  When we met Melissa, she was a new mom would come into our shop in Paso Robles for design meetings.  You can almost always count on one of Melissa's quilts hanging in our shop window display.  Before we knew it, Melissa was on the road to beginning her very own pattern company, and we were thrilled to see her talents blossoming.   That's why we're so proud to share her latest accomplishment with you, Sew A Modern Home.



Sew A Modern Home, is Melissa's very first book, and is filled to the brim with inspiring quilt projects for every room of the house.  From the nursery to the kitchen table, she's got you covered.  And the designs within this striking book are just the sort of elegance and classic simplicity that really makes for a beautiful home.


I think the Desert Morning Quilt has got to be one of my personal favorite quilts in the book.  I LOVE the shapes, and I LOVE the color palette.  I want this exact quilt on my bed right now, I'm not even kidding.

One really cool feature of the book, is that it is separated into projects by the room.  So you'll find projects for the kitchen runner like the one below.


Or a project for a girl's room like this one: 


And for a boys room too:


There a so many other fantastic projects in this book.  Be sure to grab your self a copy.  Or enter the rafflecopter widget below to win yourself a digital copy of Sew A Modern Home.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: David Walker's Play Date in Boy

 Hey Fabricworms! I hope you are all enjoying the end of summer! This week we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of David Walker's Play Date in Boy. Enter to win!



These fabrics are perfect for your little man! Start planning that little quilt you've been meaning to make for him. Go on...get to it!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway.


Please also be sure to check out the rest of the Social Club colorways: 

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This giveaway ends on Sunday 8/17 @ 12 am PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Fat Quarter Bundle of Social Club in Lime Ricke

 Hello fellow Fabricworms! July has come and gone so quickly! August is finally here so be sure to enjoy your summer before it's gone. This week we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of the of Eric & Julie Comstock's Social Club in Lime Rickey. Enter to win!





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Please also be sure to check out the rest of the Social Club colorways: 




This giveaway ends on Sunday 8/10 @ 12 am PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Our Sale Section Has Deals From 10-60% Off Daily! 8.4.14

Hey Fabricworms, did you know our Sale Section has deals from 10-60% off daily?
Check them out here.
**Hundreds of items were recently inventoried and we've added 200 more sale items today!
Lower quantity items will sell out fast so hurry. Leave our team any comments at checkout.**

And don't forget to use our everyday coupon codes for even more savings! Yippie!


 Did you miss our Newsletter this week? View all the beautiful, modern fabrics now and get inspired by some of the best designers like Bonnie Christine, Momo, Windham Fabrics, Lesley Grainger, Makower UK, and Alexander Henry.



Friday, July 25, 2014

48 Hour Inventory Reduction Sale!! 7.25.14



Happy Friday Fabricworms! As a little weekend treat, we're having a 48 Hour Flash Inventory Reduction Sale!
But you better hurry - these fabulous fabrics won't last long.
This Sale starts now and ends Sunday, July 27th @ Midnight PST