Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday's News

Good morning! Today we have THREE new collections, a sweet little laser-cut table topper kit, and a beautiful new pattern to share with you.

Rambling Rose by Moda Fabrics is a beautiful new floral collection featuring florals, dots, tonals and more! We have yardage available as well as pre-cuts and fat quarter sets in Beige, Rain, Chocolate and Rose.

Petite Paris is a new collection by Michael Miller. These fabrics feature the Eiffel Tower, damask, fleurs-de-lis, and pindots. We have yardage available as well as fat quarter sets in Black, Blue, Violet and Rose.

RURU Bouquet - B&W is a stunning new floral collection in blacks, whites and creams. We have yardage available as well as fat quarter sets in BlackCream and White.

Little Rambler is an adorable little 32 1/2" x 32 1/2" table topper or wall hanging. Purchase the kit and the applique pieces will arrive in your mailbox pre-fused and laser-cut to shape! The quilt is quick, fun and can easily be made in just one day. Kit includes pattern plus Moda fabrics to complete the quilt including backing.

Bluebird Lane is a pattern set designed by The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs. This darling Block-of-the-Month-Style quilt features applique birds, sheep, bunnies, houses, the alphabet and more! Finishing at 66" by 72", this lovely quilt includes both piecing and applique.

I hope you're inspired to sew this weekend!


Thursday, October 23, 2014


Remember Honey's special announcement earlier this month?

Last Tuesday Honey gave birth to EIGHT adorable black puppies!

She's one proud mama and does a wonderful job taking care of her babies.

All of the puppies are doing great, and they're about ready to open their eyes! We'll be sure to show you more pictures as the puppies grow.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Christmas Keepsakes Blog Tour

We're wrapping up our Christmas Keepsakes Blog Tour today! We hope you were able to follow along this week as seven different bloggers each made blocks from the quilt and shared their thoughts on using laser-cut applique.

photo courtesy of Kristyne at Pretty by Hand

If you haven't visited each blog yet, there is still time to check them out and enter to win a $25 Gift Certificate at each one! 

Paula at The Sassy Quilter

Erin at Sew at Home Mummy

Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios

Melissa at Happy Quilting

Kristyne at Pretty by Hand

Erin at Why Not Sew?

Caroline at SewCanShe

Now that you've had a chance to see all of the blocks, all you have to do is decide whether you want to choose traditional or pre-fused and laser-cut applique for your quilt! 

It's only $10 to reserve your spot and then $17 per month for Laser-Cut or $14 per month for Traditional. For either program, shipping is $3 in the USA and $7 for international shipments.

Christmas Keepsakes begins in January 2015 and runs through October 2015, giving you time to complete it before Christmas 2015.

Spots are filling fast so sign up here today!

We're giving away a $25 Gift Certificate at each blog for a total of $200! Leave a comment below to be entered to win! We would love to hear which block is your favorite, whether you would choose traditional or laser-cut, a favorite Christmas memory or anything else you wish to share with us! Giveaway closes October 15, 2014.

If you haven't already, sign up for our newsletter here so that you'll be notified when we launch our next Block of the Month program!

Monday, October 6, 2014

NEW Block of the Month - Christmas Keepsakes

With only 80 days until Christmas, we are so excited to show you our newest Block of the Month quilt, Christmas Keepsakes! This adorable 36" x 36" quilt has nine appliqued blocks that feature Jennifer's favorite Christmas motifs.

We are offering the choice of laser-cut or traditional applique for this 10-month program. You probably know by now that we love appliqued quilts here at Shabby Fabrics. Being able to take pieces of fabric and turn them into a scene that comes to life is so rewarding! In this era of immediate gratification, we enjoy taking a moment to slow down and create a family heirloom. However, we also understand that with busy schedules, cutting out applique pieces and turning all the edges under can be a daunting task.

That's why we're pleased to have the ability to offer pre-fused and laser-cut kits! For the mother of young children who is sewing during nap time or the grandmother whose arthritis won't allow her to hand-cut applique shapes, let us take care of the tedious cutting and fusing for you!

We've asked seven of our favorite bloggers to try our laser-cut applique. Join us this week as they show their blocks and share their thoughts on the process with you!

As much as we love the ease of laser-cut applique, we also know that there is something very gratifying about traditional applique. If you have the time and ability, we think you'll find it to be a rewarding task. Jennifer loves being able to take a hand-sewing project on road trips or to simply sit in front of the fireplace and quietly stitch. Watch her 8-part video tutorial if you want to learn her freezer-paper method of applique!

Whether you choose laser-cut or traditional applique, we hope you'll join us this week as these talented ladies give you a close-up look at each block of the quilt.

Tuesday, October 7th

Wednesday, October 8th
Melissa @ Happy Quilting
Kristyne @ Pretty by Hand

Thursday, October 9th
Erin @ Why Not Sew?
Caroline @ SewCanShe

Join us here on The Shabby again on Friday, October 10th while we wrap up the blog tour. You'll have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Shabby Fabrics at each blog for a total of $200 in prizes!

At any time during the tour, you can visit our website to sign up for the program. It's $10 to reserve your spot and then $17 per month for Laser-Cut or $14 per month for Traditional. For either program, shipping is $3 in the USA and $7 for international shipments.

Christmas Keepsakes begins in January 2015 and runs through October 2015, giving you time to complete it before Christmas!

Join us today and create your own Christmas Keepsakes quilt that will be treasured by your family for generations to come!