Block-a-Day Project Turns into Quilt of Valor with AMB fabric!

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American Made Brand solids shine in this Maverick Star quilt made by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts!  In what began as a challenge for Amanda Jean to make one quilt block per day in the month of January, the end result is this visually-stunning, patriotic-inspired quilt.  Head over to Amanda Jean’s fantastic blog, Crazy Mom Quilts, to learn more about her process & see more pics of her making this quilt.  As she writes in her post, she enjoyed working with the American Made Brand solid fabrics by Clothworks, as they provided just the right hand in making this quilt come alive!  What’s even better is that she plans to donate this beauty to the organization, Quilts of Valor, a charity that honors our veterans with heartwarming and handmade quilts!  Right on!!

Creativity Brewing: Have A Latte Blog Hop at Sew We Quilt

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Clothworks is buzzing with excitement to be (finally) shipping the new collection Have a Latte by Dan DiPaolo! Delivering to a LQS (local quilt shop) near you, this collection is filled to the brim with cuteness!  Coffee-holic or not, there’s something for everyone in this sophisticated-but-sweet collection celebrating the beloved cuppa joe!  From coffee beans, wafting swirl prints, urbane stripes, darling polka-dots, adorable tossed coffee & latte mugs, and a themed border print– Have a Latte by Dan DiPaolo is chock full of fun, inspiring fabrics to give your creative bug a jolt!

Speaking of creative bugs….our friend Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt is hosting a Blog Hop spotlighting this new collection, Have a Latte!  If you’re so smitten with the Have A Latte collection and bitten by the creative bug- head over to this link at Sew We Quilt to learn more about participating in the Have a Latte Blog Hop over at Sew We Quilt.  The Have a Latte Blog Hop begins April 13 – 23rd, and with the fabric delivering to stores recently, it should be ample time to fuel that creative binge you need to enter your masterpiece in the blog hop!

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Turn on the percolator, let the creativity brew…..and Have a Latte!

Local Quilt Shop Day is Saturday 1-24-15

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Just a reminder, tomorrow, Saturday, January 24, 2015 is Local Quilt Shop Day!   Here at Clothworks, our newest division, American Made Brand, is excited to partner up with the Fabric Shop Network, Inc. as a GOLD SPONSOR of Local Quilt Shop Day.  Being a proud supporter of this event, American Made Brand has designed an exclusive table runner pattern in which participating shops will give away in-store tomorrow- January 24th.  Make sure you visit your Local Quilt Shop early on Saturday, January 24th, as there will be a limited quantity of this pattern to giveaway.  Besides free exclusive pattern giveaways, your Local Quilt Shop will also be hosting special events, demonstrations, discounts, and much more!

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Local Quilt Shop Day is a global event held to recognize the importance of types of independent businesses.  Not only are Local Quilt Shops beneficial for the local economies, but they cultivate a creative community of quilters, sewists, crafters, and fabric enthusiasts.  Fabric Lovers Unite on Saturday, January 24, 2015, and celebrate at your Local Quilt Shop!

Here’s one more date to circle on your calendars….

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to participate in this:

Local Quilt Shop Day has been running the FAN PHOTO CONTEST from December 26th, 2014, concluding on Local Quilt Shop Day, January, 24th, 2015.

There’s still some time to:
1)  Head over to your favorite participating shop

2)  Take a ‘selfie’ inside the shop,

3)  Upload that photo with a caption saying why you love this local quilt shop

4)  Post it to www.quiltshopday.com

You never know, you might be chosen as the LUCKY GRAND PRIZE WINNER from the contest.  If so, you’ll win a SEWING MACHINE & $500 SHOPPING SPREE at your favorite participating quilt shop and the local quilt shop mentioned in the winning photo will win big with a $500 credit memo to their favorite supplier!!

Don’t miss this special event!  Support your Local Quilt Shop on Local Quilt Shop Day Tomorrow- Saturday, January, 24, 2015!

For more info & a list of participating shops visit; www.quiltshopday.com.

Introducing: Lady Bug Blooms

 

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Winter may still be here, but it’s always nice to think ahead….especially when it involves warm weather.  Before you know it, Spring & Summer will be in full bloom.  Clothworks is thrilled to announce the debut of one of the newest designers to release her first collection with us!  The fabric collection, Lady Bug Blooms, by designer Anne Bollman of Anne Was Here, will deliver to a local quilt shop near you this summer!  We’re ecstatic to have Anne join the Clothworks roster of talented textile designers and can’t wait for Lady Bug Blooms to arrive!  Whimsical Florals, tossed leaf prints, and adorable lady bugs make up this sweet fabric collection.  Anne is just as tickled as we are to release her first fabric collection.  In fact, she’s anxious to see what all of you make with her beautiful fabric!  Quilters, sewists, and makers of all kinds- be sure to send pics of your creations to Anne at her blog here!  Here’s wishing for Spring and Summer to arrive soon!

 

Shipping Now: 12 New AMB Solid Colors!

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Headed to a LQS (local quilt shop) near you are 12 new colors of American Made Brand solids!  It’s almost been one year since Clothworks debuted this basic collection of solid fabrics that are made strictly here in the USA!  From farm to fabric, cotton seedling to woven dyed fabric on a bolt, all steps in the production process of American Made fabrics stay put right here in the USA, never leaving our shores.  It’s been an exciting year for Clothworks, introducing 50 gorgeous American Made Brand solid colors to quilters, sewists, crafters, and fabric enthusiasts alike who are consciously making the decision to shop local and buy American made goods!  With such continuous success, we’re thrilled to add 12 NEW COLORS of American Made Brand solids to the assortment this month, increasing the color palette to 62 colors now!

AMB flying off the shelvesAmerican Made Brand solids continue to fly off our warehouse shelves, so check  your local quilt shop or fabric stockist for the new delivery.

New AMB Colors- CapsetIt’s all made in the shade:  The 12 New American Made Brand solid colors are (from top to bottom): #23 Light Olive, #67 Light Gold, #39 Coral, #44 Light Eggplant, #110 Mint, #106 Light Emerald, #107 Emerald, #99 Dark Sky, #91 Light Royal Blue, #90 Blue, #82 Red, and #52 Dark Brick

 

 

Darling Lined Drawstring Bag for your Beloved!

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Winter is here, the holidays & new year have passed, so what’s there to look forward to….why, Valentine’s Day, of course!  Our resident sewist Jean dropped by today with some adorable show-n-tell– these cute-as-a-button drawstring bags with contrast lining!  With Jean’s keen eye for combining cute fabrics together, these bags show off 2 of Clothworks current collections-  the Valentine-themed, All My Heart by Iron Orchid Designs, and the sweet tooth-inspired, Hey Cupcake by Dan DiPaolo.

Follow this easy pictorial step-by-step guide to make these Lined Drawstring Bags at the blog, In Color Order , here at this link.

Not only would these baggies make for wonderful re-usable treat bags for your Valentine’s sweetheart, but they’re functional too!  With plenty of outer pocket space, these bags would make a great heartwarming gift for your favorite sewist/quilter/crafter, too!

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Clothworks is Open For Business in our NEW BUILDING!

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Happy 2015!  There’s nothing like ringing in the New Year….in a NEW BUILDING!  Clothworks is up & running again, back to business after undertaking a smooth move from our former location in the Georgetown District of Seattle, WA.  We are open for business in our new location at 6301 W Marginal Way SW; Seattle, WA 98106.  Pictured above are the very FIRST customers to stop in to see the new warehouse:  Ed & Jean Schlittenhart of Ed & Jean’s Quilt Shop located outside of Spokane, WA.  Ed & Jean are holding some bolts that they purchased today– some of the newest Laurel Burch release, Embracing Horses.  Our second customer of the day was Lorna, owner of Front Porch Quilts in Buckley, WA.  She was too quick for me to snap a photo of her, but I heard she made out like a bandit with a healthy stack of some bolts of Unity by Leslie Mark Designs!  We love seeing our local quilt shop customers stop in to see our new ‘digs’.

We’d like to thank all of our customers & followers for  your support while we transition into our new building.  Clothworks is now up & running, with the office & warehouse open for business for our wholesale accounts.  Don’t be shy, please stop by & say hi….(and maybe stay a bit longer to shop the warehouse.)  Our current Warehouse Hours are Monday- Friday 8 am – 4 pm.

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New Location:

Clothworks

6301 W Marginal Way SW

Seattle, WA 98106

Happy New Year and hope to see you soon!

 

WE’RE MOVING! Bye-Bye Stanley Ave, Hello W Marginal Way!

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Clothworks is making leaps and bounds!  Just another reminder that we will be moving to a new office and warehouse!  During the last few weeks of December, our offices will be closed as we make the move from our current address at Stanley Ave, to our new address at W Marginal Way.  We’ve enjoyed a fun run in our place at Georgetown, but we look forward to growing in our new location just a few miles down the road.

Our new address will be:

Clothworks

6301 W Marginal Way SW

Seattle, WA 98106

We will resume business on Monday January 5, 2015 in our new location!  Hope to see you there.

Have a Happy Holiday – Thank you for your continued support – See you in the New Year!

Homestead by Nicky Ovitt featured on The Pattern Observer

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One of the newest designers that’s joined the Clothworks roster of talent, Nicky Ovitt, has had her first printed fabric line released recently!  Shipping to a Local Quilt Shop near you, the new fabric collection called Homestead, is making a colorful splash not only in shops, but on the textile scene!  Head to this link, at the Pattern Observer, a website/blog that promotes the newest talent in textile design, to see their lovely write-up about Nicky!!

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Be sure to head to your local fabric store to purchase all these cheery & bright prints from the Homestead collection!  Not only is this fabric collection inspired by the hard-working pioneer women of the past, but it’s sure to dress-up the abode of the ‘domestic divas’ of today!  Take a look at these gorgeous pillows above!  Here’s hoping you find a little time during the holidays to be crafty! :)

 

Clothworks Featured in ’12 Days of Christmas Giveaway’!

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Do you need a little Christmas?  Our friends over at All Free Sewing and Fave Quilts, as well as their sewing-centric blog, Seams and Scissors, are throwing a festive giveaway in honor of the holiday season.  Clothworks is excited to partner with these crafty folks and today, Friday December 19th, is the day that Clothworks will be featured during the ‘12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Series’.  Follow along to learn how to make the Thicketty Mountain Quilt (using American Made Brand Solid fabric) featured at the All Free Sewing link, Fave Quilts link, and Seams and Scissors blog.

Act quickly!  Today also happens to be the last day, Day 12, of the ‘12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Series’ and in conjunction, a special giveaway will be in effect until 11:59 pm EST time TONIGHT.  Enter the giveaway now at this link and you could win a scrumptious fat quarter bundle of 18 fq’s of the Organic printed line, Here Kitty Kitty by Clothworks!!  Now doesn’t that sound better than a partridge in a pear tree?!

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Happy Holidays and Good Luck!