Frosty Stockings!

Frosty Stockings

Frosty by Henley Studio for Makower has arrived and it is a darling new Christmas holiday line.

Christmas at the North Pole is a fun time for Santa’s little helpers as they play hide and seek in the forest and play in the snow. Spread some Christmas magic to your projects with this fun collection.

Panels are available as part of this fabrics line and if you want to get a head start on your holiday sewing now, then the above stockings are a great place to start. You can even find instructions on how to make them HEREFrosty JRS

Happy Stitching!

 

Happy Canada Day!

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Oh this is going to be a lovely, sunny Canada Day!

In celebration of the holiday we are featuring this very Canadian Homecoming quilt designed by Canadian designer Shania SungaHomecoming highlights the red and white flag in stunning Cantik Batik fabrics, look closely for the notable maple leaf design in the red print. The quilt also features a skein of renowned Canadian Geese.

What a beautiful tribute to our great country!

Be My Valentine

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Here is a sweet project for your Valentine! Be My Valentine is a Kimberbell Bench pillow. Start by making one large “bench pillow” form. Then change out a new cover for that pillow form for each season or holiday! Kimberbell has such super cute designs which easily makes them popular.  You can order a kit and get sewing right away by clicking here.

Happy Vanlentine’s Day everyone!

Ever-After-Precuts

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and Ever After precuts by Deb Strain have arrived just in time.

Words of love and caring fill this romantic new line. Whether it be for a wedding, Valentine’s or that special someone, the receiver will know they are cherished. Need that special wedding gift? A beautiful quilt, pillow or table runner created from this group will be treasured for years to come. Valentine’s Day is even sweeter with a project using these romantic reds and passionate pinks! That special someone or special couple will always be reminded that Love truly is the key!

You can find Ever After precuts at Jelly Roll Shop HERE.

A Year of Projects

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Well this is it, the end of 2015.  What did you manage to complete this year?  If you love to craft and decorate then consider a look at A Year in Crafts for 2016.

Here are 52 beautifully simple step-by-step ideas to get you crafting throughout the year. Start in January by making a handmade diary so you can start the year fresh and organized, while in March you can revamp your home for the annual spring clean with a new chair seat or a vintage-inspired embroidered tablecloth. In April there are Easter decorations to make, and you can start getting ready for the planting season with a container full of your favorite herbs for the garden. Get inspired in July with an outdoor garland and pretty paper butterflies and moths. If you’re going on holiday in August, prepare by making a recycled luggage label so you can spot your suitcase at the airport, and in September make a lunchbox or pencil case to keep those back-to-school blues at bay. In October, it’s time for Halloween again, and you can celebrate by carving mini pumpkins and squash to hang in a tree outside your house. November is the best time to start preparing for Christmas, so start making your presents now and you won’t have to be in a rush at the last moment. Make a beautiful gilded star for your tree in the first week of December, as well as unique decorations to make your home look festive. You’ll be truly inspired with Clare Youngs’ lovely projects, so whether you want to make each project as the year progresses, or dip in and out of the book, you’ll never be bored with A Year in Crafts.

Happy New Year everyone!

Halloween Sewing

Halloween JRSIt’s October which means you are probably gearing up for Halloween.  We’ve got plenty of spooky and not-so-spooky fabrics to get you on your way to stitching up some spooktacular holiday projects.  Have a browse through our Halloween themed fabrics from various designers and manufacturers here.

And if you are running low on time but would still like to whip up a super quick project may we suggest this boo-tiful “Halloween Magic” apron by Bella Blvd. for Riley Blake Designs.

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If you are the type of person looking for the kind of project you can stretch out and enjoy over a lengthier time period then you might be interested in something like “Calendula Patterdrip’s Cottage” which is a patchwork quilt with detailed hand embroidered blocks.

Calendula Patterdrips Cottage

 

Whatever you decide we wish you a fang-tastic Halloween!

 

In From The Cold

 

Have you seen Kate Spain’s latest holiday fabric In From The Cold?  It has such fun prints and clear bright colours.  When I saw this adorable table runner I just knew the pattern must be shared.  The free instructions can be found at the Moda Cutting Table.

In From The Cold Table Runner

If you are looking for a larger project have a look at “Hot Cocoa” and get a free project sheet from Moda.  Or if you prefer a no fuss approach to getting this project started we have “Hot Cocoa” quilt kits available here.