Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fat (quarter) Tuesday

Welcome to Fat (quarter) Tuesday


We are doing one of a kind fat quarter bundles on Tuesdays. 12 fat quarters for $20 makes them $1.66 a piece. Here are this weeks 5 one of a kind bundles. With our website putting it in your cart won't save it for you. These are one of a kind and first come first serve. If the one you order is not available because someone got it before you, we will refund you right away.


Get it here  sorry they are all gone ...



Lush Uptown is here

I know you all have been waiting for this one...

Lush Uptown


Sunday, July 28, 2013

New Arrivals ... Poppy Modern and some Pre-cuts

Hi Everyone,

How is your whirlwind summer going? My daughter starts school on the 12th... seems so early this year. She didn't even get a whole 2 months off this summer.

Here's some new fun stuff...

Poppy Modern


We also got pre-cuts of Sunnyside by Kate Spain, Bluebird Park by Kate & Birdie, and Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille

Pre-cuts

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An interview with Jeni Baker of In Color Order

I am so excited and honored to be able to bring you this mini interview with Jeni B. I met Jeni a couple years ago when she bought some fabric from my Etsy shop. I am happy to call her friend.


As most of you are aware Jeni has a super popular blog called In Color Order and she is also designing fabric for Art Gallery. Nordika, her latest collection, is selling fast. It just came in on Thursday and I already made a second order for it. Take a look at her lovely Market booth...


IT: We are so in love with your new collection, Nordika. Can you tell us a little about your inspiration for it?

JB: Nordika was inspired by all things Scandinavian.  Some little village tucked away in Northern Europe where the meadows meet the sea.  It still has a bit of a retro, mid-century modern feel, but it is also very mysterious and moody.  There is almost an other-worldy quality to it!


IT: Do you have one piece of advice for aspiring fabric designers?

JB: Just start drawing. Build a portfolio of your work and keep adding to it.  Show that you can do more than just blenders or just focal prints.  It's not just about the ability to draw fabric designs, it's also about being able to put together a cohesive collection.  Most importantly, put yourself out there! Share your work. You never know how an opportunity could come about!

IT: You not only design fabric and sew but you have a very popular blog. Can you tell us two things that you think make for a great blog?

JB: I'm a very visual person, so I am often drawn to blogs that have nice photography. I also love blogs that give me a glimpse into the author's day-to-day life! It's great to see what everyone is sewing and working on, but it feels more personal when there is some normal everyday stuff thrown in too!


IT: Do you have any advice for new bloggers?

JB: Don't get discouraged! For a really long time, I had about 10 people reading my blog.  It takes a while to develop a voice and a readership, so just keep blogging! In that same vein, be consistent with content and how often you post.  Most importantly though, blog because you want to.  If you're doing it for someone else, your heart isn't going to be in it!

IT: When did you first learn to sew and what was your first project?

JB: Let's see, I first learned to sew on a machine when I was 11 years old.  At some point before that I sewed a little patchwork pillow for my doll by hand, but I'm not sure how old I was.  The first thing I made on the machine was a tote bag! For a long time, that was all I made, lots and lots of tote bags!


And now for the really important questions...

IT: If you were a Superhero what would be your super power?

JB: I'm not sure what my talent would be, but George bunny would definitely be my sidekick! Perhaps we'd be able to"cute-ify" things with a single touch!

George, faithful side-kick of the Cutifier!

IT: Night Owl or Early Bird?
JB:  Night Owl!


IT: Skittles or M&Ms?
JB: M&Ms (peanut please)!

IT: If Nordika had a theme song what would that song be?
JB: Disconnected by Keane





IT: What is the one best piece of advice you have ever been given?
JB: Be Yourself.

IT: What is your hidden talent?
JB: That's a tough one! Is being good at Harry Potter trivia a talent? If so, I'm talented in that area! ;)

...

Thank you so much for being our guest, Jeni!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fat (quarter) Tuesday

Welcome to Fat (quarter) Tuesday


We are doing one of a kind fat quarter bundles on Tuesdays. 12 fat quarters for $20 makes them $1.66 a piece. Here are this weeks 5 one of a kind bundles. With our website putting it in your cart won't save it for you. These are one of a kind and first come first serve. If the one you order is not available because someone got it before you, we will refund you right away.




Get it here  they are gone again


Friday, July 19, 2013

All the cool things I saw yesterday ...

Hi Everyone,

One of the most anticipated days of every quarter is when I get to see my Freespirit/Westminster/Rowan rep... Why? Because I get to see all kinds of fun stuff from my favorite designers of course. So amid shipping the tons of orders we got for the sale and the two new collections that came (Nordika and Briar Rose) I got to see these lovelies...

Lottie Da from Heather Bailey (Coming in September)


Super excited about Heather Bailey's Lottie Da

Dowry from Anna Maria Horner (Coming in November)


More AMH Dowry

Vagabond by David Butler / Parson Grey (Coming in Decmeber)

Latest offering from David Butler / Parson Grey

These of course are all wonderful ... I have to say I am most excited about Lottie Da just because it has been so long since Nicey Jane and I am so happy that I get to have this in the shop.

But what really blew my socks off was this... wait for it....







True Colors from Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey, and Jenean Morrison. Four 20 piece collections of our favorite basics from collections past that we have been clamoring to get a hold of. Done in awesome colors, mostly monochrome. That is right 80 amazing basics from 4 of our favorite designers...I am so excited. These will be coming out in November. I wish these were being released one at a time to make them easier to stash. There are 80 of them and that is a huge amount to buy all at once. To make this easier for you I will be taking a layaway payment plan. A fat quarter of each is $200 total so the fat quarter payments would be $40 per month now through November. The last payment will include shipping. A half yard each would be $380 so $76 per month now through November, again with the shipping added on to the last payment. You can find the layaway program here.

Anna Maria Horner


Joel Dewberry


 Heather Bailey


Jenean Morrison


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Taking Pre-orders for Collage

We are accepting pre-orders for Collage. Please read our pre-order information before making a pre-order.

Pre-order info here:

http://www.intrepidthread.com/preorderinformation.htm

You can find Collage here:

http://www.intrepidthread.com/shop/Coming-Soon/Collage-by-Carrie-Bloomston--You-May-PreOrder-Now.htm


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Taking Pre-orders for Briar Rose and a crazy sale.

Hi Everyone,

We are accepting pre-orders for Briar Rose. Please read our pre-order information before making a pre-order.

Pre-order info here:

http://www.intrepidthread.com/preorderinformation.htm

Briar Rose available here:

http://www.intrepidthread.com/shop/Coming-Soon/Briar-Rose-by-Heather-Ross-Coming-in-July--You-may-Preorder-now.htm



We are seriously over run with sale fabrics so I took an extra 20% off everything in the sale section. We still have tons of fabric coming this month and we need to make room. Please do not use any other coupons with this sale. The sale will go through tomorrow night (Thursday 7/18) at midnight. Here is the sale section:

http://www.intrepidthread.com/shop/Sale-Fabrics.htm

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fat (quarter) Tuesday And Simply Style is here.

Welcome to Fat (quarter) Tuesday

We are doing one of a kind fat quarter bundles on Tuesdays. 12 fat quarters for $20 makes them $1.66 a piece. Here are this weeks 5 one of a kind bundles. With our website putting it in your cart won't save it for you. These are one of a kind and first come first serve. If the one you order is not available because someone got it before you, we will refund you right away.
Fat (quarter) Tuesday Bundles All gone again... thanks everyone... come back next Tuesday for another round.


Simply Style is here and I love it even more than simply color... lots of fun stuff here...

Simply Style  




Star Surround Quilt Along

We have teamed up with one of our favorite people in the world Melissa from Happy Quilting for another quilt along.

We made some super fun kits for this and Melissa mocked them up. So head on over and take a look.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ashbury Heights in here

I love this collection... I know I say that about all the girls but this one makes me so happy. This picture does not do it justice. It is so fun and bright and just needs to be made into a summer quilt....

Ashbury Heights

Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The start of something new... and a sale.

Hi Everyone,

Last night I invited a few friends over to the shop. We were a small but elite group LOL I just had to get some sew time. I started on a little something from which will come a little tutorial for you all. Here is a sneak peek:


Wonder what these will be....

This weekend we have Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman Prints all on sale 20% off. The sale runs until Monday at Midnight Eastern. No coupon needed as they are already marked down.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Fun Day and 2 (that's right 2) giveaways.

Hi Everyone,

 This has been a strange week for me... my days off got moved around so I keep forgetting what day it is. I did remember today is Friday and that means we get to giveaway something fun, or in this case two somethings.

Did you ever notice that the second Friday of every month I send you over to Maureen's blog? Yep, if you didn't notice the pattern we always do a giveaway with Maureen the second Friday of the month. I love that girl. She is just as sweet as she seems on her blog too. So head on over to her blog and see if you can get some Astrid from Erin McMorris:



A few months ago Hannah from Home is Where the Heart is contacted me to ask if she could do a giveaway and so we scheduled it for last week... then somehow it didn't make it on to my calendar so that is all the better for you guys because that means two giveaways this week. So head on over to her blog to enter. How about celebrating Christmas in July with Hip Holiday from Josephine Kimberling:



Lastly, if you are the praying sort. Please say a prayer for Melissa's (of Happy Quilting) nephew David. He was born last week with a heart problem and he undergoes surgery today.

Have a super weekend!

Love,
Julie

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fat (quarter) Tuesday, Hand Drawn Garden, and Astrid are here.

Hi Everyone,

We are doing something fun...

Fat (quarter) Tuesday
We are doing one of a kind fat quarter bundles on Tuesdays. 12 fat quarters for $20 makes them $1.66 a piece. Here are this weeks 5 one of a kind bundles. With our website putting it in your cart won't save it for you. These are one of a kind and first come first serve. If the one you order is not available because someone got it before you, we will refund you right away.
Fat (quarter) Tuesday Bundles Sorry they are all sold out already. Come back next Tuesday for the next round. I will try to post them at different times of the day so everyone will get a chance at them.



Hand Drawn Garden is here

I also put together this bundle of solids to match HDG



Here is Astrid... I love Mid Century Modern



Woohoo!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Belle is here and we have a winner...

Hi Everyone,

Amy Butler's Belle collection was re-released by Rowan. I bought Fat Quarter Bundles to tempt you:

You can find them here.

I also am a day or so late pulling the winner of the Reminisce bundle:

So Mr. Random Said:

And number 18 is:

Allison C said...
Gray and aqua!

Congrats Allison I will email in a moment.

We caught up on sale shipping on Saturday so the packages are all out and on their way. Phew... a quiet Monday :)

Have a lovely beginning of the week.

Hugs,
Julie

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday Fun Day and the giveaway...

Hi Everyone,

It's Friday and boy are we gonna be busy today :) You all had fun at the sale I take it :)

My sweet friend Melissa at Happy Quilting is having a Blogiversary Celebration this week and today we are giving away this bright fun bundle of Thesaurus:

You know how sometimes you meet someone in person after being friends with them online forever and you think... wow they are nothing like I thought. That wouldn't happen with Melissa. She is the sweetest most lovable person in the world. So go give her some virtual hugs and enter to win this fun bunch :)

See ya after we un-bury ourselves over here LOL

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July Sale

4th of July Sale until Midnight Eastern US time tomorrow (July 4th) coupon code is LIBERTY20 does not apply to fabric clubs or BOM.

http://www.intrepidthread.com

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Matilda is here

This is such a fun one!!! I love those leaves and the sketchy background on the flowers.

Matilda


Monday, July 1, 2013

Winter's Lane is here

I have to admit... this is the one I have been most looking forward to... so gorgeous!

Winter's Lane