Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More Additions to FreeSpirit

The FreeSpirit brand is constantly expanding, and that includes having a wide range of fabrics. We are proud to introduce two of our newest additions! One being Laminated Fabric and the other being Double-Face Quilted fabric. Below is the Laminated Fabric in Anna Maria Horner's prints. Soon, we will have Laminated Fabric with many other designer's prints as well. She also incorporated the Laminated fabric into a bag she made with her Good Folks collection. The Laminated Fabric is very easy to sew with and you can also iron on the back side. This is great for bags, place mats, tablecloths and many more projects.

Below is our Double-Face Quilted fabric. The top one is from Tina Given's collection and the bottom is from Erin McMorris's collection. You can see the top and bottom displayed and how well they go together. Anna Maria Horner and Tanya Whelan also have their designs on the Double-Faced Quilted, and again, more designers will soon be added to the list. This is a great way to put together a simple quilt where you don't have to worry about having it quilted; throw some binding on it and you have a great quilt. This can be used for many more projects as well.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Winners of the Pattern Giveaway!

Hey everyone! We have randomly selected four winners for the giveaway and here they are below! If you see yourself, post a comment with your e-mail and I will contact you for a mailing address. Thanks to all of those who have participated and if you didn't win this time, there will be
plenty of future giveaways!

Maria from Minnesota!

Amy from Virginia!

Angel from Arizona!

Katie from Michigan!

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Cotton Quilting to High Fashion Part 2 (Finally!)

Donna Dewberry's Roses fabric collection turns into a fun, strapless number made by Shanetta Dorsey. Shanetta participated in the Kent State/Coats & Clark Experiment, a Project Runway type competition in which the winner received a $1,500 scholarship from Coats & Clark.

Amy Butler Designs and Heather Bailey provided some of the prizes for participating students. Here Tracy Shapoff shows off her winnings as well as her garment. Tracy cut out individual leaves from Cloe's Imagination collection by Tina Givens to create a three-dimensional effect. Tina Given's TG41MariPalace is the contrasting fabric seen on the underside of the skirt.

It's all in the details. The Aqua Bee from Tina Given's Chloe's Imagination was added to Sparrows from Aviary by Joel Dewberry to pull together the top and bottom of this casual capri/halter top outfit. A crochet watch bob lends a finishing touch.

Kristy Howard channel quilts to create fabric to be used in the bodice of her dress. She used different stitch length's for throughout the piece to create a more loftier look.

Kaffe Fassett's Paper Fans will serve as the flared skirt and bodice of Kellie Barnhill's design.

Kellie Barnhill's flippy dress is accented by a belt made of fused yarn and an innovative zipper broach. Here competing fabric is on the underside of her skirt. She used wire in the hem to create the flounces.

Two opposing prints were part of the challenge during the Kent State/Coats & Clark experience. Students were permitted to bring accessories or other fabric to help pull together their designs.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

New Patterns and a Giveaway!


We just posted some new free quilt patterns on the website and had to show you! Plus, we have a little giveaway... but we will get to that!

This quilt is from the collection Moondance from Jenean Morrison.

This quilt is from the collection Pretty Please by Jennifer Paganelli which will be introduced in May.

Showing you these great free quilt pattern downloads has put us in the mood to do a little giveaway! Heather Bailey and Tanya Whelan have new sewing patterns out and we thought that would be a great thing to give to you sewers! We will be giving away two from each designer, so leave comments and we will pick four random readers! I will then post the winners,once chosen! Can't wait to read your comments!
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