Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Friday, November 22, 2013

New Collections in the Store: Bark & Branch and Dowry

It feels like things are really revving up for the Holidays, which means that new collections are beginning to arrive.  This week, we are introducing two new collections in the store: Bark & Branch and Dowry.

Bark & Branch is by Eloise Renouf for Cloud 9 Fabrics. This collection has a lovely autumnal/wintry theme and comes in both quilting weight cotton (12 prints) and 7 oz. canvas (4 prints).  Best of all, this collection is 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.  You can't get better than that.


I love this quilt, designed by Michelle Engel Bencsko, called Turning Leaves.  It is a free download on the Cloud 9 blog, which you can find here.

Turning Leaves quilt using Bark & Branch - Photo courtesy of Cloud 9 Fabrics.
Next is Dowry, by Anna Maria Horner. This collection contains many of Anna Maria's signature rich, dramatic colors and artwork and comes in 24 different prints.  For a couple of different projects using Dowry, you can go to Anna Maria's website where she has a free patterns for a quilt and baby bloomers!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Aurifil Cotton Mako Thread Now Available!

I can't say enough good things about Aurifil thread. It's the thread I use for all my piecing and a good portion of my longarm quilting. It's supple yet strong, and has a lovely sheen.
(L to R): light sand; natural white; dove; gray.
These are four of the colors from Aurifil's Basics collection.  "Dove" is my go-to thread for piecing, as it blends in well with both light and dark colors. Check out all four colors here.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Aurifil and Moda are holding a "hey girl" contest featuring pictures of Aurifil's founder, Alex Veronelli. I must confess to having spent quite a bit of time during the Ryan Gosling hey girl tumult, and these pictures are also pretty funny (if you like sewing humor).  You can find the contest details here, and visit the flickr page here for some giggles.

Aurigirl Aurifil love Aurifil Hey Girl
Photo courtesy of Pat Sloan

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Holiday Discount on Longarm Quilting Services

The holidays fast approaching, so we would love to help you get a kick-start on your handmade gifts.  For the month of October, we are offering a 30% discount on longarm quilting services.  You can find out more about our rates here and edge-to-edge patterns here.

The minimum charge ($45) still applies, and the discount excludes batting and shipping.  Feel free to e-mail us at limasews@gmail.com, or call Linh at (503) 784-4885.

Granny Squares by Anna L. - Quilted with "Oh My Feathers" Edge-to-Edge Pattern.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Celebrate Fall with a Sale!

Now through Tuesday 10/8, take 15% off your order with the code FALL2013.  Save on new collections such as Bungalow, Eiko, Tule, and many more!

Bungalow in Honeysuckle, by Joel Dewberry

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Eiko by Birch Fabrics

I was so excited when Eiko arrived this week! This is hands down one of my favorite collections from Jay-Cyn Designs and Birch Fabrics. As with all Birch collections, Eiko is a scrumptious organic cotton. The other thing I love about collections from Jay-Cyn Designs is the consistent color palette, which allows the collections to play well together. You can easily mix prints from Elk Grove with Eiko.

There are also some fantastic projects out there using Eiko.  Here's one of my favorites from An of Straight Grain.  An, a very talented sewist and pattern-maker, has put together a lovely tutorial for this cute Honeycomb Smocked Sundress using Stamp Stripe Pool.


Melissa of Lunden Designs also has a super cute quilt pattern, Tatami Mat, using Eiko.  I've had the pleasure of spending some time with Melissa since she and her family moved to Portland a few months ago and am amazed at her energy and enthusiasm. Not only does she design quilt patterns, she also accepts custom sewing commissions and does longarm quilting.  Tatami Mat is definitely on my bucket list.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

"School is in Session" Sale and New Inventory

Now through September 6th, take 25% off your entire purchase at check-out with the code SCHOOL.  The discount applies to all merchandise in the store, including sale merchandise.  If your total order is $75 after the discount, your order will also qualify for free or reduced shipping (for international customers), which will be refunded separately when your order is processed.

We are so excited about the new collections that have arrived over the past month or so, including Briar Rose, Koi, and Tule (below).