Welcome Quilt Market attendees! International Quilt Market—a wholesale fabric show that happens twice a year—is in Portland this weekend. Terribly exciting for me, as I get to see what I can order for the store. I’ll certainly be sharing photos of my experience with you all, and look forward to seeing what will be filling our shelves soon after!
If you’re attending Market, we hope you stop in and say hi! And, be sure to show us your badge for a special treat.
by Gina, photos by Heather
These great Japanese imports arrived this past week. The bunny print is a double gauze, and as you can see can be reversible. Making for some fun, innovative design possibilities!
Cute, sewing machine novelty print and “blenders” from Timeless Treasures…and a book to go with it:
Cozy, soft organic cotton blend knits in great colors. The stripe is called “San Francisco Fog.” How lovely. There’s also a deep, marine blue hemp blend fleece that is one of my favorite knits at the moment.
As I mentioned in my last post, we have a wide selection of books. Here are two of our newer titles. The Sewing for Kids includes this adorable cat:And, the new Best of Stitch magazine Bags book includes these little pretties:
And, stay tuned for activities and whatnot around Quilt Market!
“I find myself reaching for the for simple things again and again,” says Jenny Gordy of Wiksten in her interview in the latest Stitch with Style magazine. I completely concur and that is just why I purchased her downloadable Wiksten tank pattern and have been cranking them out ever since.
This article by Stitch is a lovely one. It is sweet and peaceful, just like I imagine her to be. Jenny talks of her journey with Wiksten and some about her life. We have a few copies at the shop if you are the magazine buyer type.
And here’s some eye candy for you. A few Wiksten tanks I’ve sewn, now a staple in my wardrobe. The inside is finished with French seams which is very clean and professional and the hemline is a classic shirt tail.