Sunday, February 28, 2016

Flash Sale



Flash 48 Sale: We are having a sale over 1500 items priced from $4 to $8 per yard plus notions at 20% to 50% off. For 48 hrs now through Tuesday at Noon Pacific. ** Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale.When you click shop on the website, the sale section will be the first one that comes up. Things will sell out fast. If we are out of something we will refund you. If there is anything that you buy that you must have a certain amount of yardage on let us know by email otherwise we will send what is available.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Friday March Pre-View

Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a great week. I have just been recovering from Quiltnon. If you didn't catch it ... it was quite a spectacle.  We had more than 2000 posts over the weekend to our Instagram hashtag.

I just wanted to take today to preview for you some of the awesome stuff coming this month. I have also added pre-orders for it all so you can be the first in.

We have Tula Pink's Chipper Arriving... adorable Chipmunks and Foxes:


Mendocino by Heather Ross is also on the way soon... of course we have all been anticipating this one for a few years can't believe it is finally here.


Cotton + Steel's new Black and White Collection is coming.


We also have Cotton + Steel's new Christmas Collection Garland coming... I know it is so soon...


But surprisingly the thing I am looking forward to most is the Sparkle Essex Linen... we have a few colors coming with gorgeous silver sparkle.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Quiltnon Details

Hi Everyone,

As you all undoubtedly know, Quiltcon starts tomorrow so for us lonely souls at home we are presenting Quiltnon.


Here is the lowdown....

Starting at Noon Pacific - 3pm Eastern tomorrow and going through Noon Pacific 3pm Eastern on Sunday we will be posting fun weekend games and challenges on Instagram under the hashtag #quiltnon2016

Every 2-3 hrs from approximately 9am Eastern until Midnight Pacific (in the US) will be hosted by one of our lovely volunteers. They will be able to help you if you have questions about what is going on. When a new volunteer takes over she will post this photo on the hashtag and you can ask her a question on the post bearing this image.
Each hostess will also post a challenge, game, or tutorial. The challenges will have prizes. The rules and details are posted farther down in this post.

We have some great sponsors for prizes. Please consider purchasing items from them so that they can continue to support our community with their great products.

Prize Donors include:

Fairfield 

Make Modern Magazine


Little Bluebell 
littlebluebell.com

 Make It Modern Events 

  Kid Giddy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/kidgiddy


As well as prizes from my shop, some of the hostesses, and other Good Samaritans.

Since you do not have access to the vendor hall at Quiltcon you can find a lot of the same fabrics with our virtual vendors:

Westwood Acres 


Use coupon code Quiltnon10 for a 10% discount on your order during the event.

Batiks Etcetera and Sew What Fabrics 


 Use coupon code Quiltnon10 for a 10% discount on your order during the event.

and of course my shop

The Intrepid Thread  


Use coupon code Quiltnon10 for a 10% discount on your order during the event.


In addition to 3 prize subscriptions Make Modern is offering a discount code on single issues and bundles in their online shop until April 1st with this code: Quiltnon16


Rules (or just information that you might like to know):

There are tutorials and challenges. The challenges have prizes and you are eligible for those prizes if you enter the challenge in the time period that it is posted. This gives you lots of chances to win prizes. So you have a chance no matter if you can only play once or twice during the weekend or every time.

Some of the time slots will be for tutorials. Tutorials also have prizes associated with them but they will be awarded on Sunday. We have a tutorial for a basket, a pillow, and tutorials for 6" blocks to make a mini sampler quilt as a memento of the weekend. If you finish any of these projects during the weekend you will be eligible for one of the three prizes on Sunday.

We will post a UFO challenge at the beginning of the event tomorrow and there will be a prize for that on Sunday as well.

Come and play... do one or do all of the challenges. It s up to you how much you participate. Make sure you use the hashtag when you post #quiltnon2016

Tutorials:

I will add a link here to each of the tutorials as they are published.

The Pixie Basket 

by Heidi Staples of 
If you make the Pixie Basket you will be eligible for a drawing on Sunday for a 6 month Subscription to Make Modern Magazine


Our Sampler Blocks Tutorials:

The Stacked HSTs Block
http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/?p=5852

By Melissa at SewbitterSweet Designs
You can find the fabric Melissa used in her design, You+Me,  at our sponsor Batiks Etcetera

The Mini Trellis Block
http://nelliesniceties.blogspot.com/2016/02/quilt-non-2016-mini-trellis-block.html
By Reene at Nellie's Niceties
You can find the fabrics that Reene used in her design, Blueberry Park, at our sponsor The Intrepid Thread

http://intrepidthread.blogspot.com/2015/12/sampler-block-shuffle-alternate-block.html
By Me :)

You can find the fabrics I used in my design, Canyon, at our sponsor Westwood Acres

 The Double Hourglass Block  

 By Ginny @fishcreekstudio

The Fancy Fat Cat Block  

By Polly of Pieces by Polly
This block tutorial is sponsored by Fairfield.

If you make six blocks in for our mini sampler you will be eligible for a drawing on Sunday. To clarify you do not have to make the whole quilt just the blocks. There are now a total of 7 blocks but you only have to make 6 to me eligible for a Fat Quarter Bundle of 12 of the new Alison Glass Sunprints sponsored by Me :) Please use the hashtag #quiltnonsampler with a picture of your 6 blocks so that it is easier for us to find you for the giveaway tomorrow.



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Note:
I know some people do not use Instagram. I am sorry. It is really the only way to run this event because we need real time feedback. I am not doing this for my business it is simply a way to keep my mind off of the fact that I can't go to Quiltcon. So again I am sorry that I can't make it fit for everyone.

Monday, February 8, 2016

And the Winner is....

Finally, I have chosen a winner for the Challenge. To be honest it was super hard. I really loved all of the projects and so appreciate all of the time and effort that you all put in to this. I thought about it for a long time and I kept coming back to one project that I thought really epitomizes what I had in mind for this challenge. If I had made this item myself I would have been so proud of it.

So ... the winner is Hayley for her Ode to Escher Quilt. You can have a look at her story here

 Thanks to everyone that participated and I hope you had fun.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Quilt-Non The Virtual Convention and Alison Glass Sun Prints

Hi Everyone,

I am not going to Quiltcon... in case you hadn't heard :) So I thought I would run a fun little virtual convention. I have hostesses lined up. Tutorials, challenges, games, and prizes are on the agenda. Come sew along with us. The posts will mostly be on Instagram. I will let you know more info and the Agenda before the time so save the dates the 18th to the 21st for some sewing fun.


Alison Glass Sun Prints are in the shop: Gorgeous of course!

Photo Courtesy of Alison Glass