Monday, August 12, 2013

Bobbins & Bits-Precut fabrics are HERE

Every shipment of fabric we receive is like Christmas morning for me; boxes to open, presents to unwrap.

bobbin bits FQB 43020 ab

Today, the much-anticipated precuts of Bobbins & Bits has me giddy as a 5 year old with tinsel in her hair.

Moda releases the precut fabrics a couple weeks before the yardage, and today the Bobbins & Bits precut prints arrived!

Charm Packs:

Jelly Rolls:

Fat Quarter Bundle:

Layer Cake:

The batik precuts are surely not far behind, and then the fabric by the yard.

You can still sign up to save 5% on those items, just check out any of the items listed here:

Here’s a top I whipped up this month from parts of a Fat Quarter Bundle & a little Buttercup Moda Solid.  (it’s a gray day here, so forgive the shadows)

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New goodies to share-Ribbon and Wool

We are excited to announce an expansion of our ribbon offerings.  In addition to the 4mm YLI Silk Ribbon, we have added 5/8” Double Faced Satin 

80146 Royal Orchid Purple DF 58

AND 5/8” Grosgrain ribbons

80154 Turquoise FF 58

We are starting with solid ribbons and look to you for suggestions for the prints you’d like to see.  What other embellishments can we stock for you?

We are also continuing to update the website with our wool offerings.  It’s coming in so fast, that our little programming fingers can’t quite keep up, but keep checking the wool section of the site to see what new wools, patterns & kits we’ve addedwool-008

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hello August–where did summer go?

We’ve been working in all directions this summer!  But I think that’s what summer is all about.  Seems like it isn’t as long as it used to be when I was a kid.  You always hear time goes faster as you get older.  My UFO pile is a testament to that!

Since summer has been flying by, I have been remiss in sharing some great stuff with you, like


Check out these new yummies:

Life’s A Hoot

Simply Sweet

Cowgirl Up!

Flats Dolls

Winging It


Don’t forget you can see what’s coming soon from our Preview & Save section!  Be the first to know when new fabrics arrive and SAVE 5%!

We also just wrapped up the “World’s Longest Yard Sale” week.  We met great quilters & shoppers.  We hope all who participated had a great time.  We picked up a few little decorative items for the shop.

A nice big bassinet style basket


2 cute vintage aprons that needed just a nice soak & wash


and a cute new washboard.  (that’ll help remind you how good life really is-could you imagine this as part of your daily life!  Bless those who have come before us & made our lives easier!)


Last & by NO MEANS least, I am tickled to report that my yo-yo project is about to enter another phase!  I should wrap up the applique on the LAST strip tonight.  That means construction of the strips can finally begin soon! 

I am already pondering my next handwork project.  I really want to play with hexies, but I think I will try to finish my hand quilting in-progress quilt first.  It’s been waiting to be a finished quilt for too many years.  Here’s the post about it from 11/2010 (eek!).  Oh, and there is also hand piecing to do.  I have been collecting vintage blocks & piecing those when I can.

I also have a little sneak peek for you…

If you’ve read all the way to the end of this long post, you deserve a treat!  We will announce in the next couple weeks (in grand fashion) that we are branching into a new textile.  I am sure that will soon be reclassified to “a new textile obsession” by Mr. FNQ. 

We have begun to add our inventory to the web store & some of you have already found it!  but what is IT? 



We have some kits, patterns & precuts already listed, so go take a look.  More yardage & precuts are soon to follow, as well as rug hooking, needle felting, and applique supplies.  We are over the moon giddy about this new adventure & hope you’ll share in our excitement!