Archive for the ‘Fabric’ Category

Fun with fabric scraps

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Moda recently sent me a huge box of “Gypsy Girl” fabric remnants, what fun! I have lots of projects planned for them but thought I would start with this super easy idea. Fabric bangles are so easy to make and I think they add a fun punch of color to any outfit. I spend most of my time in jeans so I gave the fabric edges on my bangles a casual frayed look.

Here’s how I made them:

You will need:
-One plastic bangle: these are readily available at Michaels but can also be found at garage sales, flea markets etc. for mere pennies.
-One or more strips of colorful lightweight fabric, quilting cotton is perfect.
-Fabric scissors
-Hot glue gun

1-Make a small cut with scissors first and then rip your fabric strips so they have gently frayed edges. Final strip(s) should be about 1 inch wide.
2-Put a dab of hot glue on the inside of the bangle and adhere the fabric strip on a slight angle (in the direction you wish to wrap the fabric).
3-Wrap the fabric around and around keeping it as tight as possible. If you wish you can add a dot of glue on the inside here and there to help secure it.
4-Wrap the rest of the fabric around and finish on the inside with another dot of glue.
That’s all there is to it, so fun and easy! I plan to give away a bag of “Gypsy Girl” scraps next week so stay tuned.

Best wishes,

Magnetic Storage Tins

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Old tea or spice tins make perfect little storage helpers for your fridge or magnetic message board. I used “Mod Podge” to adhere some pretty fabric scraps and simply hot glued magnets to the back. So cute and handy! Use them for pens, pencils, rubber bands, etc. and finally clean out that messy kitchen drawer!

Tip – Be sure to use strong magnets so the tins don’t slide down the fridge. Also be sure to let the “Mod Podge” dry completely before gluing.


Adorable Tank Dress in Cambay Fabric

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

I was looking around on Etsy (as I love to do) and came across the cutest little tank dress at Adelaide’s Boutique. The skirt is in Trade Winds fabric in the Cambay pattern, isn’t it adorable? Click here to check out Adelaide’s Boutique on Etsy.


Quilting comes to Granville Island

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

I am thrilled to report that Vancouver’s finest quilt shop has moved on to Granville Island. What a treat to have Vancouver’s “go to” quilt shop right at my doorstep! Here is a sneak peak at the shop as well as the lovely ladies Maria Roder and Barbara Paxton. The Cloth Shop has been an inspirational and creative sewing boutique in the Vancouver market for over 30 years and has just relocated this spring to the Creekhouse building on Granville Island. For years Maria and Barbara Jean have created art through fabric, selling current fabrics by leading designers, designing their own line of patterns under the name “Bella Moon”, as well as creating stunning quilt kits.  Their expertise in colour and creativity has made them renowned for being progressive and forward thinking and a leader in the quilting industry in Canada. They were featured as a Top Ten quilt shop by Better Homes and Gardens in 1999 and again a few years later by the editors as one of their favourite stores in their anniversary edition.

Visit the new home of The Cloth Shop at Granville Island in Vancouver:

104 – 1551 Johnston Street
Vancouver  BC V6H 3R9
604.224.1325  1.877.224.1325

New Fabric for Moda

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

I was very happy that my new fabric line “Gypsy Girl” was shown at Quilt Market Spring 2012 which took place last weekend in Kansas City. “Gypsy Girl” will be available in stores in the coming months. If you would like to receive notification of when the fabric will be available, sign up at the Fat Quarter Shop. Check out some of the photos from Quilt Market at the Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop’s blog.

Congrats to the winner!

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Thank you to all of you who participated in our contest. I wanted to know your favorite fabric design from my new Trade Winds fabric collection and the results are in. The design that got the most votes was the Malabar Green Star Flower as seen here.

Now on to the winner of our prize…Congratulations “Four dogs and one quilter”! You have been randomly selected to win a Trade Winds Charm Pack! We will be contacting you via email to get your mailing address.

Be sure to check back soon for more opportunities to win some great prizes:)

Win a Trade Winds Charm Pack!!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

I’m very excited about the launch of my new Moda fabric line, Trade Winds. To celebrate, I’m giving away a charm pack, which includes 42 5 x 5″ squares of Trade Winds fabric. To win, simply go to this link at the Fat Quarter Shop and let me know which of my Trade Winds fabric prints is your favorite by leaving a comment on my blog post. The winner will be randomly selected on Monday. Good luck!

Fabric Covered Boxes

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

I found the cutest idea on Etsy. They are simple covered boxes that are nice on their own but look how fabulous they look when they are all displayed together! Such a rich colorful feminine look, I love it:)

Moda Blog Hop – Day 27

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

What an amazing run it’s been and now the Country Fair is coming to an end. How quickly time flies! We hope that you’ve enjoyed reading up on all the Moda Designers. Today, be sure to check out Liz Scott.

Moda Blog Hop – Day 25

Friday, September 30th, 2011

It’s Day 25! Be sure to visit Lisa Bongeon of Primitive Gatherings today.