Tag Archives: Fabric

    • August BOM - Y-Not?

      Yay another month and another block. Here is August's block for the Y-Not? block of the month program. Some participants will receive Mirror Image Kits. These kits have an additional slip of paper with tips for sewing the mirror image. The demonstration video is below. Don't forget to pick your block up before the 10th. Continue reading

    • Giveaway Winner!

      Wow! 462 posts, it was so great to hear from all of you. Thanks for browsing and letting us know what fabric you would choose if you win the giveaway. Ok, time to find out the winner....

      random number generator to the rescue...the winner is # 357, Juanita from WI. Congratulations Juanita, let us know which FREE yard of fabric you would like! As a consolation to everyone else, we are giving away a FREE pattern with any order from our store this week. We also have monthly giveaways if you sign up here. Thanks for trying and come back soon!

    • May Blowout Sale

      In order to make room for all of the fabulous fabric that I just ordered at Spring Quilt Market, we are having an online BLOWOUT sale at Wish Upon A quilt! Now through May 22, take 10% off any order with the coupon code MAYSALE. Here is a sneak peek of some of the new fabric that was ordered at market...this one is Whimsy by Pillow and Maxfield for Michael Miller, what do you think of it? Continue reading

    • Batik Textile's Border Fabrics

      Cathy has been getting some beautiful new batiks in. I've been surprised that she has found some very unusual border prints that are being produced by Bali Textiles. I hadn't seen a border print in a batik until I saw this one navy print. But she had four more come in! A couple are subtle and it's hard to see the border in the online images, like the blue, green and pink ones. The black/rainbow print also has a leafy/vine like border on it too. The navy border print pairs nicely with a coordinating vine. Batik lovers should definitely check these out. Continue reading

    • Mystery Quilt-Step 3

      Hello Mystery Quilters! How are you coming along with your mystery quilt adventure? Have you figured out the design yet? The next clue (#3) for the quilt is available in the shop. If you haven't joined us yet, it is not too late! Pick up your FREE pattern in the shop and join us on our Mystery Quilt adventure. We will have a reveal party and viewer's choice contest later this summer. Lots of fun! Continue reading

    • Calculating fabric for a quilt back

      Quilters will often come into the store asking for help to calculate yardage for a quilt back. We love to help but that is often a loaded question. It depends on how you intend to construct or piece your back. There are multiple ways to do this and none are more right or wrong than the other. Continue reading

    • Blog Giveaway Winner!

      Congratulations to Teajuana, our first blog giveaway winner. See what Tea works on here. For posting a comment on our blog, Tea won a charmpack! Enjoy it!

      Now for our next blog giveaway, leave us a post telling us about what you are working on with a note about your favorite fabric from our website. We will randomly choose from all of the posts between now and March 15th and the winner will receive a free 1/2 yard of their favorite fabric. We look foward to getting to know you better. Happy Quilting!

    • Furoshiki- Cloth Gift Wrapping

      Cloth gift wrap

      Cloth

      This holiday season I tried to use Furoshiki gift wrapping instead of the conventional paper. Furoshiki is a Japanese tradition of gift wrapping with cloth. Part of this new resolution comes from trying to be more eco friendly. Cloth holds up better than paper and can be reused more; either as gift wrap again, as a scarf, napkin, table cloth (all depends on size), or cut up into a project. :) I have so much fabric calling to me just asking to be used for something and this practice assuages that call. Not to mention it makes beautiful gifts! Another reason is that if I buy the fabric for wrapping a gift it gets calculated as part of the gift cost - not my blow money. But if some of the scraps from trimming the cloth wrapping end up in my stash - that's a bonus ;). And if the gift reciever is in my family - the cloth could end up in my stash-for storage purposes. So be sure to choose cloth that suits the gift recepient and your stash. ;) Continue reading

    • Fairy Tip Toes

      Tina Givens Fairy Tip Otes Pink Panel
      Tina Givens Fairy Tip Toes Pink Panel

      Ok, I confess I begged Cathy to buy this line of fabric that was designed by Tina Givens. I'm new to the area and was curious when a few local quilters where talking about a local fabric designer. So I looked her up online and found her blog. I fell in love with Fairy Tip Toes. Continue reading

    • It's a Mystery

      Fabric Choices-high contrast works best

      Fabric

      Have you ever made a mystery quilt? If not, they are fun! I made my first Mystery Quilt several years ago when a local shop was running a mystery quilt project. It was perfect for me as a new quilter. I did not really know what I wanted to make and I was a little bit uncomfortable in the quilt shop with so many fabric choices! The mystery quilt required just three fabrics so I did not have to make many overwhelming decisions. Perfect! The shop also posted what the quilt looked like, so I could make sure that my pieces were accurate as I went along. In the end, I had a gorgeous quilt that would have looked too intimidating to me to try if I had seen what it would look like in the beginning. Now that I have a quilt shop, I wanted to pass on this experience to others, so if you have not picked up your FREE pattern at the shop, please join us by picking up your pattern next time you are in the shop. I would like to thank Nancy, our Mystery Quilter for making the sample that is in the shop and providing these great pictures of her "in progress" Mystery Quilt. Let us know what you think!

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