It's Friday Fun Day Somewhere...

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Okay I am admitting to being a country music fan have you ever heard the song "It's 5 o'clock Somewhere"? Since it is Friday in Australia we will start our Giveaway today...

Here again is our parcel in Miss Molli's hot little hands:

All you have to do is leave a comment here to be entered to win. Miss Molli and I would love it if you would follow our blogs but you don't need to do it to be entered and you don't need to comment that you do either :) The giveaway is open to all and will close at midnight US Pacific time next Friday 3/8

Good Luck... Julie and Joshua

PS. I know you all are dying to know... so yes, he really does sparkle in real life :)

Tsuru is here...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
and today is the last day of the sale 15% off with this code GOLUCKY15


Making New Friends

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hi Everyone,

I have said it more than once. The best part of opening the Brick and Mortar is getting to meet people that up until that point had only been a few words on a screen. My co-worker Colleen and I got a treat last week when we got to make a new friend from Australia. Molli Sparkles

I received an email Thursday before last saying "I am so excited because I am traveling from Sydney, Australia to San Jose, California this weekend for work, scheduled to arrive around midday on Saturday. I am going to the hotel, and then straight to your shop for some much needed fabric therapy! I have lots of quilty friends who have raved about your selection and overseas deliveries, so I am thrilled to see the shop in person. I do hope you have some Color Me Retro still in stock because I have been waiting to get my hands on that since Jeni announced it! See you soon!"

This is exactly what he did. Straight from jet lag to fabric shopping. My kinda guy! We spent a super fun 4 hours making friends and choosing fabrics. He tells the story much better on his blog here. What I can tell you is... when he left Colleen exclaimed "Favorite Customer Eveeerrrr!"

So if you are wondering what he is holding in his hot little hands... it is a preview of this weeks giveaway. A rainbow bundle for your stashing delight. Here is a close up:

On Friday we will put this up for the giveaway (so don't enter now) . Do go over and have a look at his blog. I have rarely met a more exuberant fabric collector/quilter. Oh and when you go look... my nose isn't that big I promise... it is just the angle :)

Talk soon.

Winner here!

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Let's see who won this:

Mr. Random Said:

Number 19 is:

Shauna said...
wow those are so pretty!!!! I'm looking forward to Tsuru!!!! Thanks for the chance

Woohoo... Moda's Newest Pre-cut

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
You've heard it was coming and it finally arrived. Moda's newest pre-cut is HoneyComb. I am as obsessed with Hexagons as the next girl so I had to get some of these for the shop. You can find them in the Pre-cut section

Here is what I didn't know when I ordered. They come with a mylar template with marking holes so you can mark where to stop and start for "Y" seams, if you want to machine sew them. And you can use the template to cut other fabrics with. I am so geeking out over that. I have 4 colors right now but will add more if they do well. All of these are marked out of stock at Moda and arriving back in May so if you want them get them soon because it will be a little bit of a wait for them to come back in. The first collection that will be made into Honeycomb is Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille in May and I have those coming as well.

Kokka on Sale

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Hi Everyone,

Have you always loved those linen cotton blend fabrics from Melody Miller and Heather Ross but never thought you could afford them? I just put them on sale in the shop for wholesale that is 50% off MSRP. Come get some before they are gone. And here is a 10% off coupon good until next Friday 2/22/13: SPRINGCLEANING

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway

Friday, February 15, 2013
Hi Everyone,

I can't believe it is Friday again... the weeks are flying by... If you live in the area come down to our Open Sew day today. Bring your machine and a project and hang out with us. It is completely free. We are opening the classroom up at 1pm and sewing until everyone goes home or 11pm whichever comes first.

There are so many new fabrics in this week. I am having a hard time deciding what to giveaway....

How about a fat quarter bundle of Carnaby Street Cool Love colorway?

My favorite print is the little yellow and blue floral is is so Liberty -esque... on the other hand I have a hard time choosing because this whole collection is devine.

To win leave a comment and tell me what new fabric line that is coming out soon you are most waiting for. The giveaway is open until midnight next Friday night 2/22/13.

Have a spactacular weekend!


Color Me Retro and Shelburne Falls are here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hi Everyone,

Shelburne Falls:

My favorite Denyse Schmidt collection so far.
  Color Me Retro:

Love me some Jeni B.

Carnaby Street and Global Bazaar

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Carnaby Street is here:

 And Global Bazaar is finally all here... took an extra week to get the last three fabrics since they sent me 3 bolts of "Bugs" instead.....

Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln Flash Sale

Let's have a party...

Get 15% off everything in the online shop until midnight Eastern tonight 2/12/13 with this coupon code LINCOLN15

.... and the rest of the Rainbow plus

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Hi Everyone,

I was out of the shop yesterday for an hour or two and the girls had a field day making color bundles for your enjoyment... these are all available in Fat Quarters and Half Yards








Here is a peak at the Bekko... I will have it listed this evening

We also got this sweet group from Dear Stella called Piper:

And we got some Metro Living... no pics yet but I will get some today.... it was a fabric avalanche again.

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway

Friday, February 8, 2013
Hi Everyone,

The weeks go by so fast over here. It seems like it was just Friday and now here we are again. Looking forward to another awesome weekend. 

Somehow the fabric manufacturers keep sending things to my house even though they all have the shop address. I got 300 lbs of fabric on the doorstep yesterday. It is Bekko from Michael Miller. Our first foray into Home Dec on a large scale. Here is a sneak peak (I don't have it loaded to the website yet because I couldn't remember for certain which prints I bought):

I can't wait to make bags and picnic quilts and floor pillows and re-cover all the chairs in the shop and... oh yeah, I forgot, sewing time's a little limited these days. I guess you guys will have to make all of those things so I can live vicariously through you.

My sweet friend Jenelle at Echinops and Aster is starting a stitch along called "The Honeycomb Stitch Along" I am intrigued and want to know more, don't you? We are sponsoring a prize for the link up at the end. Why not head on over and see what it is all about?

Honeycomb Stitch-Along Button

This reminds me that we have the Honeycomb pre-cuts from Moda coming this month in the prettiest of the solid colors... mmm what shall we make?  :)
So the giveaway is at Maureen's today. We are giving away this sweet bundle of Global Bazaar.

Head on over and see if you can win some :)

I hope to be back with Bekko pictures this evening.... I love it whan new fabric comes :)


Some New Bundles

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hi Everyone,

We had some fun putting together some color bundles yesterday. We can call this a virtual color wall.

This is the Basically Orange Bundle in Fat Quarters and Half Yards

Thisis Basically Red in Fat Quarters and Half Yards

This is Basically Yellow in Fat Quarters and Half Yards

Here is a sneak peek of Global Bazaar it turns out that the Manufacturer messed up my order and sent me three bolts that I didn't order in place of three bolts of this so the Paisleys and one of the Dancing Geo prints won't be here until next week now. I will put up fat quarter and half yard bundles then. The yardage of everything else is available though.

See the little Elephants? Aren't they cute?

The Low Volume Bundle has been re-stocked :)

See ya tomorrow :)

Scrap Challenge with Stitched in Color

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Hi Everyone,

We are sponsoring a scrap challenge over at Stitched in Color ... head on over and get all of the particulars from Rachel you could get a little of this to work with:

I just added this to the shop in both fat quarters and half yards as well

Talk soon :)

PS. I had a comment this morning about the fact that we are not shipping internationally for this challenge. That was not my rule, it was Rachel's, and it had to do with time constraints. All of my regular giveaways are open to the international community.

Happy Monday

Monday, February 4, 2013
No pretty pictures this morning... but there are some coming later today... Of Josephine Kimberling's newest collection called Global Bazaar (it came in on Saturday) While you are at the Blend site take a look at Bonjour Mon Ami , Holiday BouquetField Day , and Hip Holiday I have all of them coming in the next few months.

How about a little Coupon code for Valentine's use this one for 10% off until the 13th:  SWEETHEART

If you are coming in to the shop, and not using the online shop, just write the coupon code on a piece of paper and bring it in with you.

See ya a little later...

We have a winner

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Here is the winner of last week's giveaway for the 2wenty Thr3e Layer Cake:

Mr Random said #168

WandaFish said...
Twenty Three is a reminder - tick tock, if it's twenty past three, tick tock or three twenty, tick tock.......
I've spent 5 minutes too long at the sewing machine and I'm late collecting my daughter from school AGAIN!!!!

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway

Friday, February 1, 2013
Hi Everyone,

It has been a fun week. The girls and I put together a couple custom bundles. That I just posted in the shop. These are all listed as both Fat Quarter and Half Yard bundles.

In the Navy

Reading Rainbow 
A bundle of nothing but text. I had tons of people wanting me to sell this after I did the giveaway with Red Pepper Quilts so here is your chance to get it.

 Turn Down the Volume
For all of those low volume quilt alongs out there.

And last but not least here is the bundle we are giving away today. These fabrics were chosen by Elizabeth of Don't Call Me Betsy she calls it Orange You Glad it's Friday. Hop on over to her blog to enter (and see the fun FMQ tutorial she put together) and don't be late you only have a couple days to enter.

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