Friday, March 30, 2012

TAG! + This weeks winner for the Curious Nature Half Yard Bundle! {Fabric Envy}

My friend Jenny, designer and author of the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog tagged me over a week ago. I don't generally dish about myself, but I thought it was about time I finally played along! Here are the questions I've been asked

1.) What is your favorite snack?
I'm completely addicted to Nutella!  Just give me a spoon and I'm content. Coupled with a bottle of Odwalla Superfood and I'm in heaven!
2.) Besides quilting what your next favorite hobby?
It's no secret that I love photography, but I'm also really into crocheting. 
3.) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
This is a hard question for me to answer because there are so many places I've never been, that I imagine all the time would make the perfect getaway. I dream of living anywhere tropical where I could lounge on the beach forever... Of the places I've lived I wouldn't mind moving back to Charleston South Carolina. Great people, rich with history, beauty, and sunshine!
4.) Where does your inspiration come from?
Hmmm inspiration for what project? It's sourced from lots areas depending on the genre. If it's a quilt I let the fabric help me decide what to do with it. Most of the time I like to check out what some of my favorite designers are doing like Pat Bravo, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, and Joel Dewberry. Pretty much anything they do inspires me to create. 
5.) How much fabric are you hoarding right now?
Ha, if we count the fabric store, it's a lot!!!! But my own personal stash is overflowing too. Lets just say I've got enough stashed to make clothing for my kiddos for an entire year, and enough fabric bundles set aside for at least 20 quilts. I obviously love to buy fabric, I hoarded so much it's turned into a fabric store!
6.) Do you where makeup, and if you do, how often do you put it on?
Yes! I love make-up, another product I can't seem to stop buying. Unfortunately I only end up "putting on my face" a few times a week. Life with the four kiddos, the fabric store, church responsibilities, and occasional photography clients makes things a little to hectic for make-up everyday. The only make-up I've got on now is my "I slept in it last night because I was too lazy to wash my face before bed" kind. 
7.) What is your favorite part of the quilting process? 
Buying the fabric, hello!
8.) Are you a part of any local Quilt Guilds?
Nope, but I should be :)
9.) How many quilting projects are you currently working on?  
I'm working on two quilt tops right now with Curio and Hello Luscious
10.) If we went to a movie, what type of movie would you pick out?
My favorite movies are one's that pull at your heart strings, make you think or motivate you to be better. One of my all time favorites is August Rush--just watch it, it's amazing!
11.) If we went out for dinner, what restaurant would you pick?
If we could fly back to Utah I would pick The Magic Wok. I waited tables there all through high school. The restaurant has been open for 25 years and the food is so fantastic! I can't really eat Chinese food anywhere else and enjoy it. I like it so much that when I'm pregnant I have dreams that we've figured out a way to FedEx overnight it and still have it be fresh. 

Whew I'm long winded!  Good thing i don't dish about myself very often. Three cheers to you if you made it through the post.  Now onto the important part.

The winner of the Half Yard Bundle of Curious Nature is:

Curious Nature fabrics are my very favorite right now! I'd love some to make my son a graduation quilt!

Thanks to everyone who participated! Be sure to come back next week for some great new tutorials.

Happy Sewing

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Curious Nature Baby Quilt by Shwin and Shwin {Fabric Envy}

I hope you've all taken the time to enter and share this weeks giveaway for Curious Nature by Parson Gray.  I've recently come across this post from Shwin & Shwin on their blog and let me tell you I was excited! I am always super impressed jealous over every stinkin' thing I see on her blog. Shwin & Shwin is one of the best online resources for oodles of free tutorials to make your little one look sharp or chic. If you're not already a follower you're missing out!

 She bought the Curious Nature Half Yard Bundle from me recently along with a half yard of the Stepping Stones Home Decor weight and look at what she's done with some of the fabric:

Isn't this blanket so adorable? What a great gift!  You can snag her free tutorial for making this simple quilt over on the Shwin & Shwin blog. And once again don't forget to enter the giveaway. You have until Thursday at Midnight.

Good Luck!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Curious Nature by Parson Gray Giveaway from Fabric Envy

Okay so I'm a little late today on posting!  It was a long weekend and whew, I am glad to be done with it!  I hosted an Open House for my shop this weekend out my humble home and it keep me really busy. I had oodles of fun chatting with all the customers and think I'll make the open house a quarterly event. It's neat once in awhile to pretend I actually have a brick and mortar store.....someday :) I'll post pics sometime this week.

This weeks giveaway is for a Half Yard bundle of Curious Nature by Parson Grey. The bundle contains the four gorgeous prints pictured below.  If you want to learn more about the collection check out my post here.  Curious Nature was designed by Amy Butler's husband, David and just like his talented wife, David has an eye for it.


To enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite product is in the shop.

For extra entries:
Become a Follower of the blog (leave an additional comment)
2. Like us on Facebook (leave an additional comment)
3. Sign up for our Newsletter, here. (leave an additional comment)
4. Follow me on Pinterest (leave an additional comment)

5. This one's and extra super bonus: blog about or get a friend to follow me too! (leave an additional comment)

Giveway will end at 12:00am on Friday and the winner will be announced later that afternoon. 

Good Luck! 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hunger Games.......Worth Loving! {Fabric Envy}

The wait is over, Let Games Begin!

Bear with me while I post about something completely unrelated to fabric. Are you guys as excited for the Hunger Games movie premier as I am? It's seems like everyone is talking about it and I wanted to share my excitement too.  About three years ago I picked up Hunger Games and was immediately captivated by the story. The unrealistic and yet very realistic plot, the well developed depth of each character, the thrill ride of one intense moment after another, the tears, and on, and on make Hunger Games and entirely addictive journey. The dystopian setting provides the perfect platform for a very emotionally gripping story. These books are about survival, love, revolution, and the heartache and brutality of war. They're exciting, creative, and absolutely "worth loving".

I hope the movie does the book justice! The preview looks amazing. I'm also pretty excited to see what the hair and makeup artists have dreamed up for the outlandish Capitol citizens. From the picture of the character Effie Trinket below, I'd say they're on the right track. So if you haven't already done so, put down your sewing and schedule an uninterrupted weekend to let yourself indulge in the Games.

"May the odds be ever in your favor!"


Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Are you obsessed with Pinterest? I am!!!!! Today I thought I'd share a great furniture refurbish that I found inspiring or as I've heard it called "pin"spiring!

Just look at this before and after. Sawdust and Embryos are bloggers with serious talent. You can find the entire tutorial/project here.

 Do you recognize the print? It's Rose Bouquet in Sky from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom collection. I just happen to have it in stock, imagine that!

It really is such a gorgeous print. I want to do something with it but I just haven't decided what. What would you do?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Giveaway...Organic Pick a Bunch Layer Cake from Fabric Envy

This weeks giveaway is taking place over on the Family Ever After blog. This online spot is oozing with cuteness and is host to the Sew-vivor sewing competition that I'm sponsoring! I'm especially excited about this giveaway because I'm offering an item from one of my best selling collections:

Pick-a-bunch has sold so well! The florals and geometrics are so charming and the fact that's it's 100% organic is just really cool. In addition to the Layer Cake the lucky winner will also receive a $5.00 credit to use in my shop with their next purchase.

To enter click here.  Hurry, winner will be chosen on Tuesday night!

Good Luck!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Curio Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Curio Giveaway  is.......

Congrats Ginger! Looks like being a night-owl paid off!

Check back on Monday to see what our next giveaway is. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lace Collars? Yes, Please! Iron On's for baby girl and more new embellishments at Fabric Envy

I'm so excited to let you know about some new products that arrived yesterday afternoon! Aren't those Lace Collars by Basic Grey just completely adorable? I'm head-over-heels for these and can't wait to use them. Watch out onesies cause here I come with my hot iron and the will to "prettyfy" everything! These are going to make such simple baby shower gifts, you can't go wrong!

It's easy to apply the collars:

1. Heat iron
2. Set onesie, or any shirt, bag, or other sewing project on your ironing board
3. Position collar on item and cover with a thin pressing cloth
4. Press (not moving back and forth)
5. Allow to cool down. Add a simple top-stitch to keep from lifting.

That's it!

{Image courtesy of Basic Grey,}
Also just in-stock from Basic Grey I've got two new quilt patterns: Sweet Starlet and Hello Zig Zag. They're both featuring Hello Luscious but would look great with almost any other collections.

I've also stocked these super fun Vintage Canvas labels. Don't they look great on those jars? I also think they would make a cute addition to a bag or other sewing project.

{Image courtesy of Basic Grey,}

If you haven't ever noticed the "Notions" section of my shop now is the time to check it out! I've got oodles of already made flowers, glazed buttons, ruffle elastic, crochet lace, and more. I work to stock my shop with unique items that will set your sewing projects and crafts apart from the crowd. How can you say no to flowers like these? Sure there are lots of DIY tutorials out there but these are priced so low that it's worth the time saved.

{All Images are courtesy of Basic Grey,}

You can score one of those super cute flowers and a Curio Charm pack for free by entering this weeks giveaway. Comments close on Friday at 12:00am and the winner will be announced later that afternoon.

Enjoy the crafting eye candy!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Curio by Basic Grey Giveaway at Fabric Envy!

Giveaway now closed. Come back soon to see what our next giveaway has to offer!
In honor of National Craft Month we're doing a giveaway each week. Last week's winner, Maureen, won two fabulous Fat Quarter Bundles from the Hello Luscious and Freshcut collections. This week's giveaway is for a Curio Charm Pack and the gorgeous Basic Grey Polished Blossom in Buttercup. I love the antique charm of the Curio collection and can envision a million possibilities for the flower.

I reserved a Layer Cake for myself when I purchased the collection. Finally after months of waiting for some time I cut into it this weekend. I said I had "some time", which really means a "very little bit" of time, so I opted to use the  Easy Bake pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. It is a super quick pattern and would make a great first quilt for beginners. Here's a picture of one of my blocks.

Now it's your chance to win a little Curio

To enter check-out my shop and tell me what your favorite pre-cut or pattern is.

For extra entries:
Be sure to leave an additional comment for each 

1. Like us on Facebook
2. Link this giveaway by blogging about it, or sharing it on facebook wall, etc.
3. Follow me on Pinterest
4.  Sign up for our Newsletter

Giveaway closes Friday at 12:00am and the winner will be announced Friday afternoon.
Good Luck!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Simple Trick to keep your ribbon from fraying for good, from Fabric Envy

If you're anything like me you hate, I mean HATE ribbon fray! About four years ago my friend Sarah shared this quick and easy tip with me for heat sealing your ribbon. All it takes is one simple, inexpensive, and very hot item: a wood burning tool.

Who knew? If you're cutting a lot of ribbon or making bows it speeds up the process a bunch because it cuts and seals the ribbon at the same time!  Three cheers, I ♥ time savers! Plus you'll get a really nice, crisp and clean, professional looking edge.

Seriously this is all you need to do:

  • Plug in and turn on your wood burning tool. It will come with several different tips just use the chiseled edge tip. It's the one that comes already attached. 
  • Lay your ribbon out and on a heat friendly surface (I cut mine on a piece of table glass, or you can use a cutting board. It just needs to be on a surface that you wouldn't mind getting some burn marks on. 
  • Measure out where you want to cut/seal the ribbon, start at the top and apply pressure in a downward motion--just like what you would do if you were using an exacto knife or box cutter.
  • Bam, that's it you're done!  
I made this simple cheesy video if you want to actually see it done. I've included some tips for making no-slip ribbon covered alligator clips too. 

You can pick up a wood burning tool at Walmart or any craft store for around $10.00.  Hope you enjoy never having to deal with fraying ribbon again!

Also, a great big thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway this week.

The winner of the Hello Luscious and Freshcut FQ Bundles is:

I love Hello Pilgrim! Lizzy is one of my favorite designers!

Congrats Maureen!!!!

Don't forget in Honor of National Craft month we'll being participating in a giveaway each week in March. Check back on Monday to see what's up for grabs. Feel bad about not winning? Use coupon code: 10fabricenvy for 10% off your order all month long.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House has arrived at Fabric Envy

Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House is here! I love the fresh designs in this collection. Now that I've got my hot little hands on it I'm trying to decide what to do. I'm really loving the Urban 9 patch quilt along that's going on over at Sew Kind of Wonderful.  Jenny's is such a talented designer and I'm dying to try her Urban Deco block with her Quick Curve Ruler. Just look:

Speechless I tell you, I'm speechless! Can't you just picture the prints from Hello Pilgrim in this block? Seriously, what do you think? If you were to make an Urban Deco Block what collection, or prints would you piece together?

If you want to participate in the quilt along you can get all the info here. The tutorial for Jenny's Urban Deco Block can be found in this post here. You've got to have the Quick Curve Ruler to create these blocks and you can purchase it in my shop here, along with some of her other great patterns here.

Don't forget you have until Midnight tonight to enter to win the giveaway for the Hello Luscious and Freshcut Fat Quarter Bundles. Good Luck!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hello Luscious and Freshcut Giveaway on Fabric Envy!

Did you know March is National Craft month?  Well it is and I'm always looking for a reason to celebrate! So are you ready for this? I'll be doing a giveaway every week during the month of March!  That means you'll have four chances to enter to win great fabric from my shop

If you haven't already noticed I'm kinda obsessed with Basic Grey's new line Hello Luscious. I must be on a floral kick because I can't take my eyes off of Freshcut by Heather Bailey either.

First I thought I'd share a Free Quilt Pattern PDF download from Moda for a Hello Luscious Jelly Roll Quilt.

Click the picture or here to download the Free Quilt Pattern

And now for the part you really care about.......

The Winner will receive both a 10 piece Fat Quarter Bundle of Hello Luscious, and a 4 piece Fat Quarter Bundle of Freshcut

To enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite product is in the shop.

For extra entries:
Become a Follower of the blog (leave an additional comment)
2. Like us on Facebook (leave an additional comment)
3. Sign up for our Newsletter, here. (leave an additional comment)
4. Follow me on Pinterest (leave an additional comment)

5. This one's and extra super bonus: blog about or get a friend to follow me too! (leave an additional comment)

Giveway will end at 12:00am on Friday and the winner will be announced later that afternoon. 

Good Luck! 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Freshcut and Hello Luscious have arrived!

Geez I get way too excited about fabric! I'm grinning from ear to ear as I write this post. In the past two days I've received my shipment of both Freshcut by Heather Bailey and Hello Luscious by Basic Grey--both of which I have been waiting for patiently impatiently!

Goodness aren't they simply gorgeous? They really are fabrics worth loving and if you're like me and you've got Fabric Envy then you've come to the right place to indulge! Click on over to the shop and checkout all the great prints both of these collections have to offer. I guarantee you won't be disappointed! I'm offering yardage and bundles in Freshcut, and in Hello Luscious I might have gone a tad bit overboard.... I've got yardage, bundles, charm packs, layer cakes, and jelly rolls. I had no desire to leave any of you left wanting. I explained it to my husband as customer satisfaction, tee, he, he....

Be sure to tune in first thing Monday morning for your chance to enter an amazing giveaway right her on the Fabric Envy blog. {Hmm it may or may not include these two beautiful collections... maybe--I'm just sayin'}

Happy Weekend

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Are you curious about Curious Nature, by David Butler? {Fabric Envy}

 Are you curious about "Curious Nature"? Well look no further here's the scoop: Curious Nature is a sophisticated fabric collection that just arrived on my doorstep yesterday morning. From the moment I previewed it in the Fall after Quilt Market, I knew it had to become a part of my inventory. Parson Gray is David Butler's design company and Curious Nature is his first textile collection. And in case you were wondering, David is Amy Butler's husband! He's going to make a big splash with this collection. Finally cool fabrics for the "man" in your life. 

Yep the Butler's rock! 

You can pick up great Fat Quarter and Half Yard bundles in my shop. They include my favorite 4 prints from the collection.

You can download the Free PDF Pattern for the Curious Nature Bullseye Quilt here 

Here's what David has to say about Curious Nature:

 "The collection is a folk modern interpretation of natural elements. It weaves together a balance of sophisticated hand-drawn patterns inspired by Japanese indigo and mid-century fine art. The palette is grounded in richly muted nature tones evoking clear night skies, deep forest & dark ocean balanced by bone ivory & oyster grays."

Plan and simple: Curious Nature = Cool