What's been happening in the online world of shops this week?
Well, first up there's a whopping 25% off all kokka fabrics at Pink Castle this weekend ONLY with the code KOKKA25
Maybe you fancy some Melody Miller?
Or this amazing toothpaste print (who wants to make me a washbag for Sewing Summit?)
Or my favourite text print ever - the glitter ink sewing catalogue?
Brenda has just had these great 108" extra wide solids by Henry Glass in too. Hot pink and orange. These are really great value for money at only $13 a yard - but each yard length is really 2.5 x bigger than a normal width yard, so if it was 44" wide it'd be just $5.40/yard. You can use these for borders and binding without having to piece as many seams as well as quilt backs. You know I love extra wides, I get all excited just thinking about the possibilities. And the colours are so good. Whilst we are on the subject of great colours in solids - Dear Stella have a range out and Brenda just got that in this week too, so be sure to check them all out. Dear Stella is an off shoot of Timeless Treasures and their fabrics are beautiful quality.
Fat Quarter Shop has some great news this week - they've got a book coming out!!! I've seen some of it already and I can tell you it's a really awesome book, full of projects using fat quarters (of course!) If you have ever bought a It's Sew Emma pattern before you will know they are really well written with clear instructions and great diagrams. The book follows the same path.
You can pre-order the book now with just a $1.50 deposit and then the final cost (at a 20% reduced rate for early orders) will be charged to your card when it's released later this month. Plus you'll get a signed copy! I love that quilt on the cover so much, it's absolutely beautiful. What I also love about this book is that each quilt comes with directions for 4 sizes (watch this space...I just might be making a quilt from the book at the moment for their blog tour coming soon...sssh)
Another book just in (and perfectly timed) is John Adams aka Quilt Dad's book. This is another great book and I totally recommend you getting this for all your holiday sewing - from now through to Chanukah and Christmas and Halloween and Thanksgiving. It's such a perfect reference book that you'll keep going back to year after year.
Whilst browsing the what's new section I spotted this FQ bundle (also yardage) of houndstooth batiks. Yep, I said batiks. I am loving on these - I think they'd be a really unusual but cool addition to a heap of quilts. I particularly like the hot pink one. And the grey.
Sew me a song has had a delivery of Bon Appetit from Michael Miller. I want to have a kitchen that is decorated with just these fabrics for curtains and pot holders, dish towels, a little wooden church bench with pillows on it...you get the idea. Plus me in a cute frilled apron baking cakes all day (although I cannot bake so my dream is unlikely to be a reality).
The texty print (called accounts) is a great vintagey looking text print.
But the print that makes my heart sing is the amazingly appropriately named good dot. I would probably have called it perfect dot, because it is. A small scale dot on a distressed vintage looking background. So good. This is the kind of dot that when it comes out I have to buy a flat rate envelope full so I have enough to last me a while. I need 9 yards of that, I need it right this second.
Sew Fresh Fabrics have seven seas in now, and I am seriously going to have to grab a stack of this before it goes forever because it's the best nautical line bar none (sorry for those of you that disagree - I really don't love nautical usually but this is soooo good). I especially love how prints such as this one are great stash builders. There are a lot of those in this line, which makes it especially useful long term, in my mind.
And this one would be great for binding, borders and using to make clever shapes with the wavy lines (I'm thinking kaleidoscopes and dresden plates and the like).
Last, but by no means least this week is Lola Pink fabrics.
Their chevron section is fantastic. I really want to see a chevron quilt made with just chevron fabrics. Anyone seen one anywhere?
How cool is this print?
and this one too (I'm thinking I'd like to back a quilt with that print - a quilt just for me, maybe my scrap vomit quilt?)
So that's it for this week - UK peeps check in tomorrow for 'what's new, British Pussycat?' my weekly round up of the UK shops.
Happy shopping people!!!!