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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inspiration behind Marjolein's Garden

 
The favorite part of my yard is the small herb garden. It has a hornbeam hedge around it that arches over the gated entry. There are no rules in my herb garden; we plant whatever we want so there is always something to eat from the garden. The yellow garden tags remind us what is growing where. Of course we have strawberries, some raspberries and redcurrant, they remind me so much of my parents’ garden when I was growing up. And all the herbs that I could possibly want: marjoram, thyme, sage, parsley, you name it. It is a wonderful garden and I love it dearly. When I visit the garden I usually take a moment to sit on the bench (that we bought forty years ago!) and simply enjoy. It’s as if time stands still, the evening sun is so beautiful, the smell of the honeysuckle so wonderful and rich. These fabrics remind me of the peace and happiness that comes from being in the garden.
 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Best Fabrics to use for your Easter projects

Easter is just around the corner and we thought we could share some of our favorite fabrics to use in your projects.  We love these selections because of the bright colors and their feel of Spring!

David Walker Garden




 Jane Sassaman Sweet Lady Jane


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Earth Day Save the Planet, Joel Dewberry True Colors Shopping Bag

We have teamed up with Creativebug to offer some great classes from our True Colors designers.  Joel Dewberry and his wife Laurie share this great tote project... who doesn't need another tote bag to carry their groceries around in?
Joel and Laurie combine their love of colorful fabric with sewing know-how to make a stunning and sturdy farmer's market tote bag. Both the interior and exterior of the bag are pieced together with eye-catching fabrics. Laurie walks you through the steps for constructing the bag from the inside out, and covers details like adding fusible interfacing and making pockets. Once the sides of the bag are assembled, she shows you how to add the bottom of the bag and hand-sew the opening closed with a slipstitch. A little decorative top stitching gives the finished bag a polished look.  Click here to listen to Joel and Laurie talking about the tote.
 
 



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Pantone Color of the Year & FreeSpirit Fabrics

 
 
As many of you might know. Pantone's color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid! We at FreeSpirit will be sharing some our fabrics this year that best represent this amazing color!  Keep reading below to see our first selections. 
 
Anna Maria Horner's Pretty Potent Collection - available in May 2014

Ann Maria Honer's True Color Collection


David Walker's Garden Collection


Heather Bailey's True Colors Collection


Snow Leopard's Botanical Collection


Ty Pennington's Impression Collection - only available in the US

 













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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Using Flannel as Quilt Backing... from Kitchen Table Quilting

We just have to share this very informative blog from Kitchen Table QuiltingParson Gray's flannels collection will be launching this June!



Click here to read Erica's recommendations and reviews for using Flannel as Quilt Backing. Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark