It's Marimekko Madness at FinnStyle!I don’t care much for sports, but I do love me some fabric!  FinnStyle has the type of March Madness I can get into.  Instead of basketball, it’s Marimekko fabric designs that are competing.  It’s Marimekko Madness!  They’ve put 16 …

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Idea file: Melissa's genius fabric scrap storage systemMelissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns shows a way you can organize and store your fabric scraps that is nothing less than genius.  I don’t want to share here what she does, but I’ll give you a teaser …

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Tutorial: Make mini bolts to store your fabric stashBobbie from I Am Only One Woman has her fabric stash organized neatly on little bolts of fabric.  Look how pretty it is!  It’s like a miniature version of a fabric store.  Who wouldn’t love to shop their own stash when it’s …

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Caila tells how she survives fabric shopping with her kidsThe words “I need to go to the fabric store,” are immediately followed by groans and eye rolls and whines from my daughter.  She does NOT like going there with me!  And once I’m in the store, I’m torn between …

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corduroyIf you’re eyeing some corduroy fabric for use in your cooler weather sewing projects, check out this post at Did You Make That?.  She gives some tips for sewing on corduroy.  The things we love most about corduroy – …

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keepsaketitle_smallI was so excited when I found out that Michaels was going to be carrying fabrics.  They’re called Crafty Cuts, precut fabric pieces in a variety of colors and fabric types (cotton, canvas, burlap, faux fur, felt, tulle, and crushed …

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kidpaintedfabricLook what happened when Rachael Rabbit allowed her children to paint a piece of fabric!  They really got into it, using hands and feet to paint on the fabric.  Luckily, she had the kids do the painting outside!  Their painted fabric is …

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michaels-logoToday is June 28.  That means that, starting today, the majority of Michaels locations across the United States will begin carrying a selection of precut fabrics.  Fabric at Michaels!!  Yay!!!  And not just cottons, either.  They’ll also have canvas, burlap, felt, faux …

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thriftfabricMuch of my ample fabric and notions stash has come from estate sales and thrift stores.  And why not?   You can find some unusual items, and get them for a fraction of the cost of buying them new.  And it’s eco-friendly, …

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liningsGretchen Hirsch from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing writes about lining a summer garment.  Specifically, she writes about lining fabrics that meet her four criteria:  breathability (IMPORTANT for hot weather!), affordability, fabric characteristics, and easy care.  Go to her

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vintagefabricsAs I clean through the piles in my sewing studio, I’m realizing exactly how much vintage fabric I have hoarded.  I think I’m much better at acquiring the vintage fabrics than actually using them in projects.  Are you in the …

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8656350446_e593ee29cfHave you seen the new linens from Anna Maria Horner?  Like all of her designs, they’re absolutely swoonworthy.  The name of the line is Field Study Linen and you can see it all here.  For those not used to …

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sewingdenimIf you’re planning to use denim in a sewing project and you’ve never sewn on denim before (or perhaps you have and found it difficult), check out this video tutorial by Professor Pincushion.  They share some tips and tricks …

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8434457631_494778e9d8Maureen Cracknell Handmade hosts her weekly fabric giveaway for Fat Quarter Shop this week.  They’ve got a jelly roll from the Posy line by Aneela Hoey to give to one of her readers.  offering a Posy Jelly Roll by Aneela

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Maureen Cracknell Handmade is hosting a giveaway for The Intrepid Thread, with their Sun on Sea fat quarter bundle to give away to one of her readers.  It’s a custom bundle of 17 fat quarters by various designer prints …

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