Monday, October 25, 2010

New this week!

Here is a quick peek at what arrived this week and what's new in the shop!

Honey Bee from Michael Miller Fabrics
 It's adorable!

Modern Affair from Art Gallery Fabrics

And two of your favorite prints are back in stock!
Wallflower in Cherry

Lacework in Brown

More Lotus collection reprints will be back in stock in the next few months.

We are hoping to receive:
Enchanted Garden
and Quite Contrary 
from Riley Blake Designs by the end of  this week!

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Pillow Tutorial

Okay, I worked up the nerve for another tutorial.
And I really like this one!

I LOVE Halloween and wanted some cute pillows for my couch. But nothing too loud and colorful.

I went to Joanns and got some burlap (it was a little pricey there, next time I will shop around)
And I used Grunge in Onyx from the Origins collection for the main body of the pillow. 

I made this project in about 3 hours, 2 of those hours were simply waiting for the paint to dry!

Here the steps!  

1.  I cut 4 squares 13"x13" out of the Grunge fabric.  I wanted the pillows to be 12x12, so I added a 1/2" seam allowance.  I cut 2 squares out of the Burlap and made them 8"x8". (okay, the burlap didn't come with the bird and cat already on it, I forgot to take a before picture, forgive me)

2. Then I made my stencils.  You can find a sheet of the clear stencil plastic at any craft store.  I then googled some images that I liked and made a stencil. I will say, the hardest part about this project was cutting out the stencil-make sure you have some GOOD scissors!

3.Then I taped my stencil to the burlap and got to work!  I used black fabric paint, also available at any craft store, I got mine at Walmart.

Here is my crow stencil.
I let the burlap dry for a couple of hours.  Be careful as burlap is really porous and that paint will leak through.

4. Once the paint was dry, I stitched around the edges of the burlap with a zig zag stitch. I was about 1/4" from the raw edge. I used a tan thread and you can hardly tell it was there. This will keep the burlap edge from fraying to pieces.  You would hate to go through all this work and have your beautiful project shred apart, right :) 
You will probably need to pull away any loose burlap from the edges.  It will give you a frayed look without the continued fraying.

5. Then I pinned the burlap to the Grunge fabric and sewed it on!  Basically an appliqué. I stitched about 3/4" from the raw edge of the burlap so it would stick out a little bit on the ends and not be completely sewn down. I used a regular straight stitch here.

 6. Then I placed the Black square with the burlap sewn onto it, and another blank black square right sides together sewed all the way around, using 1/2" seam allowance. 
** Be sure to leave a little slit at the bottom open so you can turn the pillow right sides out. (or if you are like me and forget to the leave the opening EVERY time, just unpick the seam a little bit at the bottom) One day I will remember, I am sure.**
 7. Turn the pillow right sides out, stuff it full and sew the bottom shut either by hand, on your machine. 

And viola!
A little Halloween fun!

My 4 year old son thought the Crow was a penguin.  He seriously can't figure out why I would put a bird on a pillow. Silly Mommy.  He was hoping for a ghost. Maybe the next time.
 But the cat he loves!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Back To Business

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our giveaway!
If you weren't a lucky winner this time, don't fret....
there will be other giveaways in the future!
I promise.

But let's get back to business, shall we?

New this week!

Dreaming in French by Patricia Bravo For Art Gallery Fabrics
 The colors in this collection are so bright & fun! Not to mention the prints are gorgeous too!

Sweet Divinity by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Designs
 Perfect for that sweet little girl of yours.

All Star 2 by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs
In Green & Orange
 I wasn't sure if I was going to love this collection as much as the first All Star......
 Boy was I wrong!  I love it even more!  Perfect for your little man!

We also received in some more fabulous prints from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

More Metro Market and Urban Zoologie prints.


 I can't get enough of those owls!

We have more fabric to arrive this week.

Be sure to check out the 
section of our shop to see what's on it's way!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Sorry I am a little late, my little boy is sick and things are a little crazy around here.

Are you ready?

Here they are:
WINNER #1 Fruitcake Fat Quarter Set

Comment #19 from Kiki Comin who said,

"I love your owl section of fabric. So cute."

WINNER #2-Fruitcake Fat Quarter Set

Comment #7 Rachel who said,

"I follow the new blog."

Winner #3 - Saltbox Harvest Fat Quarter Set

Facebook fan #48
Kelley Smith Belcher

Winner #4 - Saltbox Harvest Fat Quarter Set
Blog Follower #8
Anna Baer

Congratulations to our winners!  Please email me your address and I will get your goodies sent off to you!

Winners were chosen using

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Grand Opening Giveaway!

In celebration of the Grand Opening of The Little Fabric Shop, we are having a giveaway!

I love giveaways!

And I love this time of year, so I decided to giveaway some of my favorite holiday collections that we carry.

Fruitcake by Basicgrey

and Saltbox Harvest by Deb Strain.

I am giving away 2 Fat Quarter Sets each!

That means 4 winners!


How to enter:

1. Head on over to , find your favorite print in the shop, or pattern, or favorite thing about the new shop,  then come back here and leave me a comment telling me all about it!


2. Become a follower of our blog!


3. Follow us on facebook!

Enter all 3 ways to triple the chance at winning!  Be sure to leave a comment for each entry!

Giveaway ends Thursday October 14th at Midnight!

Winners will be annouced Friday morning!

Good Luck! And enjoy our new site!
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