Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My Favorite Fabric Finds! #1

Sometimes it's hard to see all the cool fabrics that come into the shop.  And shopping online makes that even harder.  I am going to choose my favorite fabric finds from around Pink Castle each week and tell you more about them.  It's what I would do if you were here in my shop walking around with me!  Hopefully, you get some fun inspiration and see something great you might have missed before!
Cat's Cradle in Metallic and Natural
by Erin Michael from Meow or Never

 
Okay.  It's geometric metallic cats.  So, I don't think I need to do a hard sell on this one.  But let's chat.  First of all, the metallic on this fabric isn't too sparkly.  So it will add a little bit of interest without being to flashy.  Also the white background pushes this toward the Low Volume category (LOL cat-egory...).  This is something that I would sneak in a quilt with a lot of other prints.  You look at the quilt and then BAM tiny cats.  You didn't even notice until you were up close.  OH! and it comes in two other colors.
Sweet Strawberries in Green
by Atsuko Matsuyama from 30s Collection
 
I have this thing for cute fabric.  I'm not sure if it's something from my childhood or what but I really love them.  This is cute.  I don't know if you can see it but in one of the green squares there are little jam jars (strawberry jam, obviously).  Each of the squares is 4" x 4" in this patchwork print.  This is what we call in the biz a cheater print.  So, you can quilt this right up for place mats, mixer cover, hot pads...  It's quilting weight cotton so it's also a great backing or whole cloth quilt.  Really easy baby quilt! Buy one yard. quilt right on the lines! DONE!  Also comes in three colors!
Quilt Labels in Gray
by Kathy Hall for Andover Fabrics
 
I had a lot of people coming into the shop asking me for quilt label fabric. Finally, I found one that I love.  This has SO many cute labels.  So, you cut them out, write on them with a permanent acid free pen (I love the Sakura Micron Pens pens for this!) and sew it onto your project.  We should be labeling quilts ladies and gents...right?  The bigger squares are about 5" x 5" (yes, that's an octopus on the one.  And a fox on that other one.).  There are also smaller labels which I think will be perfect for inside of a pouch or purse!  Comes in two colors!

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