The Kirby Quilt

Our fabulous multi-talented gal in shipping, Bounmy, brought this adorable Kirby quilt in today made in various Clothworks fabrics…check it out!IMG_0780The design for this quilt comes from playing around with Nintendo game characters using a program on Bounmy’s iPad and coming up with 8 bit versions of the characters. The result is a cool pixelated design which can then be made into a quilt.
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Bounmy recently opened her own Etsy shop to sell her surplus quilts, including this Kirby quilt…so check it out here!
Thanks for sharing, Bounmy, and Happy Quilting to all!

Boho Frock in Quilter's Selection!

Well, I’m in love. I’ve become obsessed with learning to make my own dresses and with one under my belt I’m on to the next dressmaking adventure. I saw this dress on Cheryl Kuczek using our Quilter’s Selection at Quilt Market, and silly me–I didn’t get a picture! Well Cheryl just happens to have one of the most lovely models in existence, our very own applique superstar and customer service goddess, Stephanie DiCola! Lucky for me Cheryl is local to Seattle so I hopped on over to one of her sewing nights, had a blast, and took the dress to work with me so Stephanie could model it and I could get this photo…quiltersselectiondress2quiltersselectiondress1Cheryl helped me get started on my very own Boho Frock dress using our Shades fabric (this one in particular). It’s all cut out and I start sewing next week. The cool thing about this pattern is that it’s highly customizeable. I am making the dress with short sleeves and at the midi length. Her cutting edge pattern techniques also allow you to get a great custom fit depending on your body shape. I can’t wait to show all of you once it’s finished!

In the mean time, check out Cheryl’s patterns and blog and get inspired–summer is here and it’s time to don your dresses and enjoy the summer breeze!

November 2011 Collections Preview!

UPDATE! We have a winner. Angie commented, “Love the umbrellas; can’t wait for the pattern!”. Thanks to all who participated and see you next time :).

Check it out! The latest Clothworks collections are full of color, beauty and fun. We have frolicking frogs, cool stylish grays and women dancing in the rain…what more do you want for your November line up?

Froggin by Sue Zipkin.Froggin2Froggin3Froggin4
Neutral Elegance by Joined at the Hip.Neutral-Elegance3Neutral-Elegance2Neutral-Elegance1
Spring Umbrellas by Masha D’yansSpringUmbrellas1SpringUmbrellas3SpringUmbrellas2
What’s your favorite? You know the drill…comment below and let us know for a chance to win fat quarters of YOUR favorite collection. Winner will be announced on Tuesday 6/21 in the afternoon. Thanks for looking and HAPPY SEWING!

Grandma Rae's tea-inspired creations!

Awhile back we received these photos from a wonderful tea-loving customer who makes and sells these lovely creations. Fabrics used are from the Tea Party collection by Diane Knott.
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Aren’t they fun? You can visit Grandma Rae’s website and browse her various products here and send her an order via email to grandma@grandmarae.com. Granma Rae also sells at quite a few retail shops, so check out this page to see if there is a shop near you. What fun!

Are you a Clothworks customer making and selling products using our fabrics? We’d love to see your creations and feature them on our blog! Just send us your product photos to blog@clothworks.com.

Thanks to Grandma Rae for sharing and Happy Sewing to all!

Clothworks In the Press!

Check out the latest Clothworks fabrics featured in these fabulous quilting magazines…

Isabella-in-Quick-QuiltsIsabella in the July/August 2011 McCall’s Quilting.

European-Taupe-in-QuiltEuropean Taupe V featured in the August/September 2011 issue of Quilt Magazine.

Hey-DIddle-Diddle-in-Quilt-Hey Diddle Diddle featured in Quilt Almanac 2011.

Peep-Squeaks-in-Quilts-for-Play Day for Peep Squeaks featured in Fons and Porter’s Kids Quilts 2011.

Shades-in-Quilts-for-KidsShades also in Fons and Porters Kids Quilts 2011.

s-Selection-in-QuilQuilter’s Selection featured as a color option in the July/August 2011 Quiltmaker.

100-BlocksCelestial Dreams featured in the current Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

I hope you enjoyed these and might find some inspiration for your next quilting project just around the corner. Happy Quilting!