Thursday, June 30, 2011

Matilda by Cosmo Cricket

Matilda by Cosmo Cricket Bundle From Fabricworm

 We always appreciate getting our Seasonal fabrics early that way we have lots of time to plan our sewing projects.  We are excited to announce our newest Halloween collection Matilda by Cosmo Cricket.  We just love the spice and plum colors in this collection!  Aren't those ghosts just the cutest?

Ghosts Plum

Boo Black

Boo Spice

Ghosts Black

Invisible Natural

Invisible Spice

Witches Black

Pumpkins Natural

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oooo La La! New Fabricworm Custom Bundles!

Oooo La La!  New Fabricworm Custom Bundles!

2d Adventure Chocolate

This bundle built around Alexander Henry's 2d Zoo Chocolate is perfect for those playful little boys!  We brought out all the colors in 2d zoo chocolate and think these fabrics would look amazing arranged in a little boy's quilt!

Happy Camper
For those mom's who prefer to keep things a little more neutral, this bundle is a perfect balance of boyish and stylish!  You'll love how soft the organic cotton in this bundle is!  I'm dying to make my husband a quilt from this sleek bundle.  I know it'll make him one Happy Camper!

Imaginary Friends
Set a playdate with your Imaginary Friends!  We love Heather Ross's New Far Far Away 3 Collection, and we made this bundle around the blue focal prints.  We think a blankie made from this cute assortment would make a pretty good imaginary friend in its own right!

Whistle While You Work
 Summertime is calling us with this bright and cheery bundle!  Live optimistically and remember to Whistle While You Work!



As always, all of Fabricworm's Custom Bundles are available in half yard and fat quarters!

The newest collection from Riley Blake, Alphabet Soup by Zoe Pearn is here!

The newest collection from Riley Blake, Alphabet Soup by Zoe Pearn is here!  These darling children's prints make for the cutest nursery fabric.  The collection is broken down for boys and for girls in these color coordinated sets.

Check out this primary color scheme perfect for those little guys!

Zoe Pearn Alphabet Soup for Boys!

Also check out this cutesy bundle for the girls!  For you gals who don't necessarily love pink, we think the addition of the khaki color to this set is perfect for dialing down the girly and maintaining the modern appeal.

Zoe Pearn Alphabet Soup For Girls!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fabricworm Weekly Giveaway Heather Ross Far Far Away 3, bolt ends!


Hello Fabricworms!

As you know, another week, another giveaway! This week we are giving away 6, bolt ends from the Heather Ross Far Far Away 3 collection from Kokka Japan. Everyone has a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the question below and you will be entered to win. The Giveaway will end at 8:30am PST, Monday, July 4th. We will announce the winner later that same day. (The winner will be chosen by random.org)

This week we wanna know:
What fabric collection have you been eying for summer sewing?

But don't forget you get 3 bonus entries by doing the following:

  • 1. Tweet the giveaway! Copy this:

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Happy Sewing!
The Fabricworm Girls

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Heather Ross Far Far Away Three is available now at Fabricworm!

We were so excited when the UPS driver pulled up today to deliver the newest collection from the extremely talented and lovely, illustrator/designer, Heather Ross. Her newest collection brings back the sweet fairytale theme of Far Far Away! And boy are we giddy with Love and Excitement! I'm sure you will be too! Have a Look! The whole collection is available now @ www.fabricoworm.com

Heather Ross Far Far Away Three in Pink/Brown

Heather Ross Far Far Away Three in Mustard/Green

Heather Ross Far Far Away Three in Yellow/Light Blue

Heather Ross Far Far Away Three The Complete Collection in Half Yards and Fat Quarters

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fabricworm's Weekly Giveaway! Doohicky Designs Hoo's in Forest



Hello Fabricworms!

As you know, another week, another giveaway! This week we are giving away the Hoos in the Forest by Doohicky Designs Yellow in Fat Quarters Everyone has a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the question below and you will be entered to win. The Giveaway will end at 8:30am PST, Monday, June 27th. We will announce the winner later that same day. (The winner will be chosen by random.org)

This week we wanna know:

Where will you be spending your summer vacation?

But don't forget you get 3 bonus entries by doing the following:

  • 1. Tweet the giveaway! Copy this:


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Happy Sewing!
The Fabricworm Girls

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fabricworm Weekly Giveaway Winner Announced!

This week's winner is Kate S!


You won the Lizzy House 1001 Peeps Fat Quarter Bundle in Basra Blue, pictured above. We will be contacting you soon.
Don't forget to check out the inventory reduction sale happening at Fabricworm now!
Tomorrow we will be posting the next giveaway. Don't forget to check it out!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Get Working On Your Summer Quilting Stash With 10% Off All Custom Fabric Bundles!

With summer kicking in to gear here in Paso Robles, I couldn't help but make a summer sunset inspired bundle!

Our sale this week focuses on all of our custom bundles! So if you've been eying any of the lovely color combinations in our shop, now is the time to take advantage!


10% off all custom bundles, both fat quarter and 1/2 yards, now through Thursday 6/23


Fabricworm Custom Bundle Garden Sunset, 11

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Interview with Lizzy House via Melanie of "A Sewing Journal"

Lizzy House is a printmaker and textile designer. Her fourth line of fabric, 1001 Peeps, has just been released and we are delighted that she was able to answer a few questions about the fabric collection and her design process.



Q: Did you have a specific inspiration for 1001 Peeps?

A: My inspiration for the line comes from the Arabian Nights, or the 1001 Nights. Everything in the collection ties specifically to a place or instance within the stories. Especially the Peeps. They are all characters from the stories, and since there are so many stories with evil Viziers, goodly kings, peace seeking/ sly queens, Angry Jins, merchants, terrified fishermen, magic horses, lackadaisical camels, thieves hiding in baskets, story telling daughters, magic carpets... these peeps can become the actors for these stories. 

Q: When did the idea for the collection come to you?

A: During a power outage in Idaho the week of Christmas 09'. I read the stories aloud to a group of friends, and I was totally smitten. 

Q: How did you design it?
A: I draw everything by hand, and then scan my images and redraw them in illustrator. It's so important to me that even though my work is graphic, that my hand still be in the design.



Q: How did you decide on the color palettes? 

A: The color palettes actually came from 2 places. The first being Castle Peeps. Castle Peeps is very primary if you were to look on a color wheel, and 1001 Peeps fills in the secondary positions of that same color wheel. Also, when I was designing the colorways I wanted them to each represent a time of day where there was either a lot of action happening, or a lot of sneaking. These stories are so vivid in their description, and the time of day plays a large enough role within these tales to get a color nod from me.




Q: Did you design one print first and build the others off of it? 

A: The first print that I designed was the Scheherazade pattern (the star flowers). I wanted to represent Middle Eastern design in my own way, and this print helped me get a handle on that. If castle peeps was Mid Century Medieval, then 1001 Peeps is Mid Century Moorish.



Q: Do you have a favorite print?

A: It's hard to say. I love the royal city, and I love my peeps, but I am really excited about my geometric pieces in this collection, and I am really REALLY happy that Pearl Bracelet is back. Oh and illuminate (the candles). I just think there is something sparkling and really special about this collection. 

Q: What part of the design process is the most difficult?

A: Finishing. The cleaning up of things to get them in a state where you can start working with them in a way that your manufacturer or a mill could understand. It just isn't any fun, and usually takes me just as long as designing a new line! Pre-press ruins my life.

Q: What part of the design process is your favorite?

A: I like the discovery of something. I work in sort of a manic way. I just turn stuff out for about 2 weeks solid (literally all day and night). It might not mean anything at all, but it's the place I have to put myself in to start getting patterns and ideas worth keeping. After those 2 weeks, the abstraction of my ideas start to solidify, and it's as if a path is laid before me. And it's on this path that I feel like I am getting answers and discovering things that I would not have otherwise been able to conclude had I not spent all that time in the process.

Q: Do you like background noise when you design or silence? 

A: I have to have noise. If I don't I get too carried away. The noise grounds me in a way.

Q: Do you listen to music when you design? A certain type? 

A: I like soundtracks a lot as they tend to feel the same all the way through, because they are orchestrating a movie with a specific theme or feeling. I find it to be less disruptive to my process.

That will conclude the interview. Thanks so much to Lizzy for the great interview! Please be sure to enter this weeks giveway below for the Fat Quarter set of 1001 Peeps in the Basra Blue color way!

And be sure to check out the 1001 Peeps collection by Lizzy House here!

Melanie O'Brien
A Sewing Journal

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fabricworm Weekly Giveaway! Lizzy House 1001 Peeps Giveaway!

Hello Fabricworms!


As you know, another week, another giveaway! This week we are giving away the Lizzy House 1001 Peeps Fat Quarter Bundle in Basra Blue. Everyone has a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the question below and you will be entered to win. The Giveaway will end at 8:30am PST, Monday, June 20th. We will announce the winner later that same day. (The winner will be chosen by random.org)

This week we wanna know:

What do you plan to make with this bundle?

But don't forget you get 3 bonus entries by doing the following:

  • 1. Tweet the giveaway! Copy this:


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  • 2. Facebook the giveaway! Copy this:

There's a Lizzy House giveaway at @Fabricworm: http://tinyurl.com/3wp8nx3

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Please no more than 4 comments/entries per contest post. Also leave an email or account ID so we can contact you when if you are a winner.

Happy Sewing!
The Fabricworm Girls

Winner of the Weekly Giveaway Announced!




This week's winner is Tabitha of BendingPins !


You won the Monsterama in Fat Quarters Bundle pictured above. We will be contacting you soon.
Don't forget to check out the inventory reduction sale happening at Fabricworm now!
Tomorrow we will be posting the next giveaway. Don't forget to check it out!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fabricworm Weekly Giveaway! Monsterama in Fat Quarters!



Hello Fabricworms!

We are going to give away one of our custom bundles! Check out the Mosterama in Fat Quarters! Everyone has a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the question below and you will be entered to win. The Giveaway will end at 8:30am PST, Monday, June 13th. We will announce the winner later that same day. (The winner will be chosen by random.org)

This week we wanna know:

Who (or what) is your favorite "monster"?

But don't forget you get 3 bonus entries by doing the following:

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The Fabricworm Girls

Winner of the Weekly Giveaway Announced!



This week's winner is Marlene, of the Nate & Marlene Blog!

pictured above. We will be contacting you soon.

We would like to thank everyone who entered. Over 600 comments, how awesome!

Tomorrow we will be posting the next giveaway. Don't forget to check it out!