You are invited!

I want to invite you all to join For the Love of Fabric, a Fabric Shopper Pinterest board that is for pinning beautiful fabric just for the fun of it!  Pin photos of your own stash, someone’s stash you drool over, your fantasy collection, favorites, or just a combination of prints you really love! If you know the fabric source or collection, please let us know.  But otherwise, just join us in our love of really beautiful fabric!

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All you have to do is like the board, then email me or comment on one of my pins and let me know you’d like an invite!

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Fresh Squeezed Fabrics – LULU ROSES by Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit Fabrics in 25% off through Sunday.

Shabby Fabrics – This week I would like to highlight our 50% off Clearance Section. This is a part of our shop that always has amazing deals on fabrics, notions, magazines, and patterns. Right now there are over a hundred items in this category for half off and there are always more being added!

Sew Simple Fabrics – Going out of business sale! Still a little left!

Check out the sale sections of your favorite shops for deep discounts on great fabric prints!

Canton Village Quilt Works – clearance section starting around $5/yard & up! Lots of Batiks for around $7!

Chit Chat Fabrics – sales section, right now, all reduced to $7/yard!

Cuts of Cotton – find your favorite basics on sale, ranging $3.50-4.50 per half yard!

Fashionable Fabrics – lots of tempting fabrics in their sale section, ranging from about $4-$8/yard!

Fresh Squeezed Fabrics – sale section! All $6.50/yard!

Fabric Spark – sale section based in Canada!

Fabric Shoppe – sale/clearance section, diverse sale section for every need, lots of laminates!

Fabric Spot – sale section, with average $1-2 discount per yard!

Fabricworm – great weekly sales and sale section ranging from 10% – 60% off!

Fat Quarter Shop – lots of sales and weekly specials on bundles, notions, yardage beginning at $5.25/yard, kits, and much more!

Hawthorne Threads – huge sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Lemon Tree Fabrics – check out the great sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Marie Madeline Studio$6/yard section!

Mimi’s – Great finds in the clearance section, most $6.99 and under!

Moona Fabrics – Large sale section starting around $6/yard

Owl & Drum – sale section! Most full yard clearance is marked at $7.99/yard!

Pink Castle Fabrics – sale section starting at $6/yard!

Sew Fine Fabric – lots of organic prints in the sale section!

Sew Modern – epic sale section!

Sew Simple FabricsSHOP CLOSING, $6/under!

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Skye Reve Fabrics – sale section!

Spiceberry Cottage – sale section with tons of selection!

Stitchin’ Stash – sale section starting at $4/yard!

The Intrepid Thread20-30-50% off sale sections!

Three Dolls Fabric - sale section $6/yard and under!

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Want to show off your fabric stash?  Or some really great prints you’ve coordinated for a project?

I’m starting a Show Your Stash pinboard and I’m inviting you all to join in!

You can show piles and stacks of fabric from your shelves, you can show a package of fabric you’ve just had delivered, you can show prints you’ve meticulously coordinated for a project, or just show fabric you love!

I want to see what you like!

All you have to do is like the board and comment on this pin requested to be added or email me at christie dot fabricshopper at gmail dot com

I so look forward to seeing your fabric!



Today I am honored to share with you Fat Quarter Shop’s Snapshots Quilt Along to benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital


Join the 2015 Snapshots Quilt-Along, as we sew twelve novelty blocks that capture and celebrate moments of happiness in our lives. Watch our introduction video with Kimberly, Bonnie and Camille to learn more about our exclusive sew-along.

Our Snapshots Quilt-Along benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help advance cures and means of prevention for catastrophic pediatric diseases. Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $10,000 of donations raised for this amazing cause. And, on top of that, we will auction our Snapshots Quilt Along Quilt at the end of the program, and 100% of the auction proceeds will go to our St. Jude campaign. So please DONATE today!

We created a limited supply of quilt kits and pieced backing sets using the Daysail collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. You can also use other fabrics of your choice by downloading our Fabric requirements PDF!

Quilt Kits backing Sets Fabric Requirements

Our Snapshots quilt blocks are FREE to download. On the 15th of every month in 2015, we will release a new pattern in the quilt and make them available for download. We only ask for a suggested donation of $5 to our St. Jude campaign for each time you download our patterns.

Download the Let Them Eat Cake PDF
Watch our video tutorial!

Download the Sew On & Sew On PDF
Watch our video tutorial!

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This year, we’ve invited a few of our favorite bloggers and designers to sew along with us for this great cause. Check out their blogs every month starting January 2015 to see their progress.

Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way
Pat Sloan of The Voice of Quilting
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
Thelma Childers of Cupcakes N’ Daisies
Pam Viera-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Stephanie Kendron of The Modern Sewciety
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studios
Jessie Fincham of Messy Jesse
Sondra Davison of Out of the Blue Quilts
Angie Wilson of Gnome Angel

Share your progress and creations with us on our Snapshots Facebook group and Flickr page. Post using #fqssnapshots on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Google +.

Liz from Sew Modern shares her preparations and organization tips as she prepares for Quiltcon!

Traveling in Style – Travel Sewing Organization

With Quiltcon coming up in just about 2 weeks (OMG!) I’ve been thinking about how to organize my sewing supplies for traveling. I have a large tool box I usually use when I need ALL my sewing stuff but for this trip I need to streamline my supplies. I want to bring just the essentials so I don’t have too much to lug around. Ideally, I’ll carry it all in an adorable handmade bag. Here are a few I’m considering making:

Atkinson Designs – Bridget’s Bagetts
atkinson-designs-bridgets-bagettesThese cute little zip bags would make finding everything so easy with the clear vinyl windows

Noodlehead – Road Trip Case  
insidesewing31This hold it all has a lot of great pockets plus built-in needle/pin holder!

Atkinson Designs – Classmate
atkinson-designs-classmateThis one is similar, but slightly smaller than the Road Trip Case and with lots of great pockets!

Carolyn Friedlander – Nest Egg Tote
Nest-Egg-tote_8_Carolyn-Friedlander_webI think this one is the cutest option! It’s got nice pocket and elastic storage options, zips up and has a strap you can throw over your shoulder. Plus, I could remove my sewing supplies and use it as a small bag for going out!
(Psst… We also have a class coming up for this cutie in March)

It’s so hard to pick just one to make! I might have to make one of each and then pick the winner once they’re all sewn up. You can’t have enough bags right?!

As for the essential notions to pack with me, here is what I’ve got planned:

Olfa – Splash Rotary Cutter
51VOofj1-VL._SY355_Cute and compact!

Seam Fix – Seam Ripper

The best seam ripper ever!

Easy Kut – Spring Action Scissor
easy-kut-snips-with-foam-gripsI LOVE these! They make snippin’ threads a breeze.

Tulip – Straight Pins and Tulip – Hand Sewing Needles

Compact, adorbs packaging and amazing quality!

Aurifil Cotton Mako Thread
aurifil-cotton-mako-thread-50wt-256px-256pxA big, fat spool of the best in a neutral color

Are you going to Quiltcon? I’d love to see what everyone else is planning on packing and what you’re packing everything in.

xo Liz