Cuddle Me Soft

It’s just so soft!!! Everyone that walks by and touches our new Cuddle fabrics says the exact same thing. You can’t help but just stop and pet the hyper-soft Cuddle fabrics. Available in a range of popular colors including teal, navy, silver, and pink .. some solid and some with dots.

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So what makes our Cuddle different from what you can get at other big box stores? The Shannon Fabrics Cuddle is thicker and easier to sew than the other stuff. Plus the dots hold up better with use and washing.

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Tips for sewing with Cuddle:

  • Keep a vacuum cleaner nearby when cutting the Cuddle | it just gets messy
  • Use a NEW 90/14 ballpoint needle and sew with stitch length of about 3 – 3.25 mm
  • Pin well and take your time | think tortoise not rabbit
  • A Walking Foot or machine with Dual Feed is a must | trust me on this

Cuddle is great for making baby/toddler blankets like the self-binding blanket or even just paired with a regular cotton fabric and sewn together. Toddlers especially love the Cuddle dots.

We even have some Cuddle Quilt Kits ready to go with all the fabrics (including the backing fabric for some) included. The one with the appliqued alligator is a shop favorite!

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Shop online or come by the shop and let us help you pick your perfect Cuddle Fabrics!

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Kate Spain Latitude Batiks | Now Available

We have been waiting on these fabrics for months and they have finally arrived. These new batiks from Kate Spain are gorgeous. She took designs from some of her previously collections and worked with artisans in Indonesia to reinterpret them into batiks.

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Batik fabrics have a special look to them; a very hand-crafted look due to the nature in which they were made. The process for making true batik fabric is different than all the other fabrics we typically get. You will notice the variations in color, the imperfections of the fabric but this all lends to the true hand-crafted quality of the fabric itself. We love these and really struggled with wanting to keep them all for ourselves. No, seriously .. it was tough.

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We have precuts from this collection as well. The layer cakes sold immediately and all but one jelly roll. We have more on order so add yourself to the wait list if you want us to hold you one.

I’m currently working on making a new version of the Chubby Charmer bag using the Latitude charm pack. It is going to be so pretty when done. Expect this to be a class coming up shortly …

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This collection has already made it to one of our all-time favorite fabric collections list. You might want to grab some before we take it all home. 🙂

 

BERNINA Embroidery Software 8

BERNINA Embroidery Software 8

When we first heard about the a new Version 8 software coming, I can’t say that we were all that excited. I mean .. we just got used to Version 7 and loved it .. why now with a new version 8? Could there really be that big of an improvement that I could justify selling it to our customers? The answer is most definitely YES! Y’all .. seriously .. this version is awesome!

One of the features I love most is how easy it is to see all the colors used in a design plus be able to hide all the colors not used. See that bar on the bottom with the blue squares? That is showing you only the colors that are used in the design. No more guessing and you can easily select different colors.

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Another great feature .. NO MORE DONGLES! Who knew going dongle-free would be so liberating! Instead of using dongles, you get product activations. Which means you can load and use the software on two separate computers so if you have a desktop and a laptop, you can load software and use it on both. (you can only be using one instance at a time though – so still no sharing with friends)

Still another cool feature .. Color Photo Stitch. Now you can take a photograph and with a click of a button, digitize it into a really cool embroidery that is easy to stitch out.

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Also added is a fun 3D effect and couching. Now we’re taking embroidery to a whole new level of interest.

There are many more features of this software that we explore here and the new features presentation can be downloaded here which goes into more detail about them.

If you don’t have any BERNINA embroidery software, you really should consider getting this version. Super easy to use plus so many fun extras. If you already have BERNINA software, come stop by the store and we can figure out if you need to update, upgrade, or purchase the full version; it all depends on which version you have currently.

Like I said at the beginning .. I really didn’t have high expectations for this version and thought it would be impossible to sell it to our customers but I was wrong .. so wrong. This version is by far their best yet and once you see it in action, you will understand why. Oh and best yet .. you can try it for FREE .. yep, FREE! Download a fully functioning version of the software here and try it for yourself. I’m telling you .. you will love it!

New In Shop – Magic by Sarah Jane

We have always been Sarah Jane fans. Her fabrics are so whimsical and fun. Her latest collection is called Magic and is guaranteed to be a hit …

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In Sarah’s words …

“MAGIC is my response to my own children’s love of magical play. Unicorns, Dragons, and Mermaids in Mint, Pink and Gold. This is my first time playing with GOLD in my fabric, and I’m so happy with how it turned out! It’s literally MAGICAL!”

This collection is so versatile for clothes, quilts, pillows and so much more. Girls are going to love the unicorns, dragons, and mermaids ..

The collection also includes 3 of the border prints she has become known for ..

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Grab it while it’s here … this collection shouldn’t be around long .

Shop Sarah Jane Magic

New in Shop – Debbie Brooke Patterns

We are so excited to introduce Debbie Brooke patterns to our shop. We’ve been seeing the Birthday Dress around and thought that was her only pattern. When we contacted her to get the pattern, we discovered she has others and they look awesome!

This is the Birthday Dress … a precious twirly dress that will quickly become a shop best-seller. Perfect for so many fabrics and can be really fancied up with our metallic ones.

birthdaycover_1024x1024_20160705134005Next are two great patterns for using up all those knits you got during our sale! Love the little peplum added to the raglan style top and the criss-cross top is perfect for the weather we’re having down in Louisiana now .. whew, it’s hot out!

And how cute is this little peplum top .. I really like the dress version of it. So grownup looking but fun and sassy! Comes in 2 different sizes .. 12m – 5 and 6 – 12. A great pattern for tweens …

And she has adult patterns too … I will definitely be making both of them. The dress can be made in either wovens or knits and the tank uses both!

We’re super excited about these new patterns and can’t wait to see which fabrics you choose to use!