All That Shines: New Frou-Frou collection & Instagram Giveaway!

Add a little sparkle to your life! Our new collection featuring metallic fabrics and trims from Frou-Frou will be shipping in September 2017. Just in time to create something perfect for the holiday season.

Check out some behind the scenes action at our office in Seattle!

Don’t forget to check out our Frou-Frou Giveaway on Instagram.

Details below:

Frou Frou Giveaway

Reminder! First Annual ‘Around the Lake Quilt Shop Holiday Hop’

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Just another reminder, for those of you who live in or will be visiting Washington State around the Lake Washington area, support your Local Quilt Shops this weekend and participate in the  First Annual Around the Lake Quilt Shop Holiday Hop– today, Friday December 5th & tomorrow, Saturday December 6th!

A free pattern, the ‘Merry & Bright Star’ block, using a red-cream-white color scheme of American Made Brand solids by Clothworks will be featured in this first ever mini Holiday-themed Shop Hop.  Below is a pic of the pattern, a much simplified version of the Feathered Star quilt pattern inspired by Clothworks fabric designer and Quilt designer Marsha McCloskey.

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As you can see in the picture all the way at the top of this post, Susan from Gathering Fabric Quilt Shop, has turned her completed ‘Merry & Bright Star’ block into a wall-hanging that’s both aesthetically pleasing and functional (loving the dual use as a candy cane holder!!!).  Be sure to make a stop at her shop, Gathering Fabric Quilt Shop, to be inspired by many more holiday and gift-giving ideas!  And just to entice you a bit more to make the loop around the lake to her shop, Susan is offering a grand prize giveaway of 20 Half Yard Cuts in assorted colors of American Made Brand Fabrics ( see below)!!

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Don’t miss this event!!  It’s sure to get you in the spirit of the season!!  For more info on the Around the Lake Quilt Shop Holiday Hop, head to this link.  And Don’t forget to make a stop at the other four local shops participating in the Holiday Hop, too Gossypium, Keepsake Cottage Fabrics, Quiltworks Northwest, and The Quilting Loft!

Have a Splendid Weekend!

AMB Solids are the ‘Merry & Bright Star’ of LQS Holiday Hop!

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For those of you lucky enough to live in Washington State near Lake Washington, it’s time to get your shop-on and support a few of the Local Quilt Shops this weekend.  Five featured Local Quilt Shops around the Greater Seattle area will be hosting the First Annual Around the Lake Quilt Shop Holiday Hop this coming Friday December 5th & Saturday December 6th!

During this first ever mini Holiday-themed Shop Hop, a free pattern will be featured highlighting Clothworks fabric, American Made Brand solids— in a festive and cheery block aptly titled the ‘Merry & Bright Star’ block.

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This free pattern block’s inspiration comes from a quilt made by talented local quilter/pattern designer, Anita Peluso of Bloomin’ Workshop (also known as Ms. Washington State during the AMB Blog Tour Road Trip this past summer).  Anita made this gorgeous quilt shown in the pics below from AMB solids in the red-cream-white color way.  The Feathered Star quilt pattern she used is from none other than one of Clothworks’ talented fabric designers, Marsha McCloskey, renowned for her pattern drafting ingenuity in the complex Feathered Star quilt block designs.  As you can tell from comparing it to the inspiration, the free pattern block for the Shop Hop is a simplified version which still maintains the bold, holiday-inspired color combo of red & white!

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To view this stunning quilt in person, head over to Gathering Fabric Quilt Shop, just one of five Local Quilt Shops participating in the Around the Lake Quilt Shop Holiday Hop!  The four other shops participating are:  Gossypium, Keepsake Cottage Fabrics, Quiltworks Northwest, and The Quilting Loft!

For more info on the Around the Lake Quilt Shop Holiday Hop, head to this link.  Sounds like lots of fun, holiday cheer, and maybe even some surprises await!

We Won! Seahawks Victory!

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It’s party-time up here in Seattle where Clothworks is based!  If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know yet, the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl Victory ever!  We defeated the challenging team, the Denver Broncos, in a landslide victory, 43- 8!  The Seahawks were on fire in last night’s game, and perhaps the 12th Man (the loyal ‘Loud and Proud’ Seahawk fanbase) had a little help in spurring on the Hawks for the win!

We definitely got into the spirit here at Clothworks and showed our true colors!  Joyce made a 12th Man Flag using the Clothworks Moire basics (photo in the upper right square).  The photo below that is of Delphi the office dog, who rose to the occasion and donned Hawks colors in his handkerchief.  Stephanie (that’s me) made her ‘Healthy 12th Man Salad’ (pic below Delphi) to fuel her and her friends in cheering on the Hawks during the Super Bowl!  And to the left of that pic is Boeing’s contribution to Hawks fever:  a 747-8 freighter decked out in Seahawk insignia & flying colors which made a special flight in the shape of a ’12’ over the state of Washington last Thursday, January 30th.  Above the plane picture is the victorious front page of today’s edition of the Seattle Times, showing Russell Wilson, star Quarterback, holding the Vince Lombardi trophy with a proud coach Pete Carroll!  Way to go HAWKS!!

Here’s the recipe to the Stephanie’s Healthy 12th Man Salad:

*  2 large containers of blueberries- rinsed

*  1 Large bunch of mint- rinsed, leaves removed & chopped coursely

*  1 lime- juiced

*  2 tablespoons honey

*  slivered almonds

Add blueberries and chopped mint to a bowl and mix together.  In a separate bowl, briskly whisk the lime juice and honey, pour over the the blueberries & mint.  Garnish with slivered almonds on top in the shape of a ’12’.