Monday, October 27, 2014

Lots of beautiful new fabric on the way-preview and SAVE!

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We’ve loaded up our Coming Soon fabrics & you are going to love them!  Since we know it is SEW hard to wait for these new releases, we give you a little gift, 5% off when you sign up for email notification.

Signing up to learn when the collection arrives does not commit you to purchase, or guarantee that the fabric will arrive to us.  We’ll drop you an email letting you know it is here, giving you first shot at snapping it up, and a coupon code to save 5% as a reward for your patience!

Check out these beauties today.  We even have some kits in there!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Scrap Quilt Challenge Winners

It has been an exciting Scrap Quilt Challenge, and today caps off our fun for this year.

We have 22 prizes to award to our scrap quilters who uploaded 107 beauties to the flickr group.  Be sure to join the flickr group so you can see all the pictures.  Due to privacy settings on some images, you have to be a group member to see them all.  If you are looking for scrap quilt inspiration, here’s a great place to start! 

Remember how much you enjoyed getting a pat on the back for your last quilt finish?  Pop over to flickr & share some love with these quilt makers…leave a comment or 3!

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Before the big reveal of winners, I’d like to again thank all the wonderful sponsors that have donated the prizes we are about to send to new forever homes!  If you use social media, be sure to pop over to their Facebook or tweet them a thank you!  We couldn’t do it without them!

We are happy to present you this year’s winners!  Can I have the envelope please?


Aurifil Prizes #sqc4

Winners of the 3 small Aurifil thread sets are:




Winner of the large Aurifil thread set is:




4 Winners of a package of Quilters Dream Batting:





Winner of the 3 yards backing fabric from Blank Quilting:


Toss Across Kit

Winner of the Toss Across kit from Hummingbird Highway:



These 2 quilters can choose any Craftsy class that suits them!




SEWCOOKANDTRAVEL & LITZ_THERESA each will receive a digital copy of the Aiming for Accuracy quilt pattern from Mishka’s Playground!


SARAH QUILTS! is the lucky winner of the prize pack from Moda!



HEYGIZ00 will be getting her scraps all organized with her new GO! baby!

CGRMT6 creative grids scrap crazy 6 in

I’ll be watching for some crazy quilts from FRUSTRATED QUILTER & KITTY.QUILTS.  They’ve each won this ruler set from Creative Grids.


Lavender Lime Patterns

KATHERINE.MOREHOUSE will be all set to get scrappy with her new patterns from Lavender Lime!


And the winners of our gift certificates to are:




Thank you to all the quilters for participating in this year’s challenge!  It was a bunch of fun for me & hopefully you too.  Every quilter that uploaded a quilt’s picture will receive a discount code for their next visit to www.fabricsnquilts.comI will be using your Flickr inbox to contact you with your discount code and for the lucky winners, to get your address so I can mail your goodies to their forever home.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scrap Quilt Challenge-TODAY IS THE BIG DAY


It's the last day to upload the picture of your recently completed scrap quilt in the Scrap Quilt Challenge! Upload them to flckr and add to the group here:

Need more info?
that's here:

If you won't have a quilt finished, head over to flickr for the virtual quilt show and leave some comment love!

Come back tomorrow afternoon & meet the random winners!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Scrap Quilt Challenge-Sponsor Spotlight-Creative Grids Rulers


Do you look at the brand of your rulers?  If you have used any of the Creative Grids rulers, I bet you have.  Creative Grids are only available through independent shops, like your Local Quilt Shop & favorite online quilt shop.  This means you will have a partner to help you learn how to use your specialty ruler.  The staff at your LQS are there to help you be the quilter you want to become.  I hope each of you have a partnership with an LQS, but we know it’s not always possible.  Especially if your town doesn’t have one!

What makes Creative Grids so special?  Not only do they partner with independent designers to produce rulers (Go Indie!), the rulers are easy to read & come with built in grips so your rulers won’t slide around on your fabric. Since the rulers are made as a partnership with indie designers, they usually, but, unfortunately, don’t always come with instructions on how to use them.  Again, the partnership with your LQS will help guide you. 

In the event you haven’t tried one of the MANY Creative Grids rulers, Creative Grids and Checker Distributors are giving away  “Scrap Crazy 6” ruler sets to TWO of our lucky Scrap Quilt Challenge winners!   Create 6" finished blocks with the four templates in this set. All of the pieces can be cut from those odd sized scraps in your stash or stack fabrics and cut multiples in a matter of minutes. The tips are trimmed when needed so the pieces sew together perfectly every time. Then, embellish the seams with your favorite decorative stitches and threads. Make an entire quilt or sew them into a scrappy, decorative border.

Speaking of the Scrap Quilt Challenge….we are just a couple days away from the deadline!  I hope you are busy binding or taking your pictures!

Remember, entering is EASY!

  • 45” x 60” minimum size

  • Entries must be completed quilts (patchwork, applique, rag quilt are all fine.  It just must be a completed project)

  • Entries should have been completed in the last year (since last year’s challenge ended on October 15, 2013)

then upload a picture:

Quilt pictures must be uploaded to our Flickr group by October 15, 2014

If you’ve missed any of our sponsor spotlights, check out the kickoff post to see details on all 20 prizes!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Scrap Quilt Challenge Sponsor Spotlight-Lavender Lime

Kathy Skomp, the design wiz behind Lavender Lime is also the nicest woman you may ever have the chance to meet.    Kathy is giving away a prize pack of 3 patterns to one lucky random Scrap Quilt Challenge winner, including the uber popular Merry Meets Modern. 

If you want to see Merry Meets Modern a more detail, check out this YouTube video Kathy made for Moda during a recent Quilt Market.

Her patterns are so well written, you may feel like she is right there with you as you sew! You may remember my Tie the Knot quilt, a Lavender Lime design, I finished earlier this year. Still one of my faves!

Check out her Facebook page too!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Scrap Quilt Challenge-Button Block Tutorial-Scrap Therapy

Here we are, the last Scrap Quilt Challenge block tutorial!  It’s been a great summer of scrap quilting!  If you missed our other block tutorials, just click on the designer’s name to pop over to their blog & check them out: Anne Weins, Nancy Mahoney, Mishka’s Playground.

Joan Ford from Hummingbird Highway & Scrap Therapy has designed this month’s button block.  This 6 inch block just makes me happy.  The circle quilting makes the button look like it’s smiling!  I want a whole quilt with these scrappy cuties!  When you pop over to check out the tutorial, be sure you sign up for Joan’s newsletter.  Lots of great info & news every week. 

Of course, as we look at this happy last tutorial, we hear that deadline bell ringing a bit louder.

The Scrap Quilt Challenge deadline is just

2 weeks away

It’s time to get the quilting wrapped up & get your scrappy beauty bound.  Then, of course, it’s photo op time.

The Scrap Quilt Challenge is easy…really!  Don’t read more into the rules than is there.  This is your quilt, your scraps, your creativity.  We are not judging entries, or awarding prizes based on design. 

Upload your pic in time, abide by our easy 3 rules, and you are qualified.  Yes, we are working on the honor system with our rules.  Though those who don’t play by the rules taint the fun, we are just going to let Karma catch up with them.  Life’s too short for me or you to spend our energy on policing entries.

  • 45” x 60” minimum size

  • Entries must be completed quilts (patchwork, applique, rag quilt are all fine.  It just must be a completed project)

  • Entries should have been completed in the last year (since last year’s challenge ended on October 15, 2013)

Upload your qualifying quilt to our flickr group by end of the day on October 15, 2014:

Won’t have your quilt finished?  That’s ok.  There is always next year!  The rules won’t change.  Since you obviously love scrap quilts, go take a look at the over 70 pictures already uploaded & leave some comments.  Everyone loves to get a pat on the back; spread some love.

Once you make your button block, upload a pic to our Facebook group & share it !  We’d love to see it!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hiroshima Hand needles at Fabrics N Quilts

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We selected the most popular sizes and styles of the new Hiroshima hand needles and are happy to share them with our customers.

These needles are strong and durable and glide through cloth smoothly, like a hot knife through butter!

They undergo 30 processes to guarantee their smoothness and durability, and come in an adorable corked mini tube for storage.

Even more info about Tulip’s process and the needles are in this great video from Spring Market.


If you don’t see the size or type of needle you need, just drop us a note & let us know.  We are here to serve you!