Clothworks Open House: A Success!

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If you’ve been following us here at the Works, you may have seen that we made a big move recently.  After months of planning, preparation, and clean-up, we moved into our new location just across town at the beginning of the new year.  Having had a few months to settle into our new digs, it was about time that we host an official Open House, welcoming our beloved customers to our new location in Seattle.  If you made it out to see us at the Clothworks Open House last Thursday and Friday, we greatly appreciate having you come out to see the new warehouse set-up!

open house goodies

Not only did we entice our customers to attend the Open House with food (did I mention the pork & chicken sliders and chocolate brownies??), but we provided each of our customers with complimentary sample squares of our new cotton solid collection, the American Made Brand fabrics, pictured in the basket above, and also ran a ‘Winter’s End Sale’ with some screamin’ deals!!  No wonder we had some out-of-state folks make the trek up to Seattle to take advantage of the promos!

deals Collage

Aurifil thread, Guess How Much I Love You Lux Cuddle fabric, American Made Brand Cotton solids, as well as AMB color cards & totebags, and Cut Goods were just a few of the featured items on promo during our Open House, besides the other stock listed in our sale catalog.

In case you missed the Open House, here are a few pics of our new warehouse below:

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The vaulted ceilings in our new warehouse provice ample space to display the beautiful quilts made from our fabrics, constructed by our talented team of sample-makers!

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Our new warehouse accommodates the expanding fabric collections we offer, as well as providing our wholesale customers with a user-friendly shopping experience.  With neatly marked shelves, wider aisles, and lots of light, it’s no wonder our wholesale customers lingered a bit longer to stock up on tons of fabric!

Beth- fabric in the trunk

The Clothworks crew had a lot of fun hosting the Open House last week! As we mingled with our customers, it was fun to meet some new folks and re-connect with our long-time, dedicated ones.  It appeared that our customers enjoyed the Open House, too!  So much so, that they wanted to climb in the trunk of their car to be with their fabric! 🙂

Cuddle Up in ‘Cuddle Me Lux’ Quilt

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Cuddle Me Lux quilt from Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts Spring 2015 edition

Brrrrrrr!!!! If you’re shivering away in your neck of the woods right now, here’s a super warm & fuzzy quilt to cuddle up in!  The simple block design of the Cuddle Me Lux quilt, by Lorrie Franz, uses fabric from the first Clothworks release of Guess How Much I Love You with the addition of the Guess How Much I Love You Lux Cuddle fabric, also released by Clothworks. What’s unique about this quilt design is the use of the Guess How Much I Love You Lux Cuddle fabric.  With its luxurious pile in the allover print of the adorable bunnies from the Guess How Much I Love You book illustrated by Anita Jeram, this fabric adds some serious soft-to-the-touch texture to this cute quilt!

easy quilts spring 2015

The Cuddle Me Lux quilt featured on page 86 of Fon’s & Porter’s Easy Quilts Spring 2015 is just one of the many simple quilt projects featured in this magazine, out now on news stands.  Cuddle Me Lux  is a fairly easy pattern that showcases the bunny rabbits in the Guess How Much I Love You Lux Cuddle fabric using some strategic fussy-cutting to make panel blocks.  If you’re snowed in and can’t get to your favorite local quilt shop, you can purchase the digital download of the pattern here at this link, from the comfort of your home.

Be sure to check your local quilt shop for the Guess How Much I Love You Lux Cuddle, that is, after the thaw.  And if you’re lucky, you might still be able to find some of the first release of Guess How Much I Love You by Clothworks.  If you weren’t as quick as the hare to snag it, have no fear–  Clothworks is releasing an updated version due out at your local quilt shop sometime this summer (well after the winter thaw) called Guess How Much I Love You II .

Now hop to it!

Cuddle me Lux Quilt