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!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Special Announcement from Honey!

If you've been shopping with us for a while now, you might remember this image from a couple years ago. Honey joined the Bosworth family as a puppy and has made regular appearances at the shop throughout her life. She has made friends with all the delivery truck drivers and now expects a treat from each and every one!

Honey is quite the lady now!

She recently made a trip to the vet after not eating much and acting sluggish for a few days. When Dave (Jennifer's husband) brought her back to the shop after seeing the vet, they brought a rose for Jennifer! Can you guess why?

 You guessed it! She's having puppies!

She's due in the next couple of weeks, so Jennifer stayed home from QuiltFest Oasis in Palm Springs just in case they come early!

She's been doing a lot of this lately!

If you're going to be in the Palm Springs area during the next three days (October 2-4, 2014), please stop by and see us! We're in Booth #225 and you can also see Jennifer's complete Blessings series in a special exhibit.

We're also debuting a special new Christmas quilt at the show! You might see some glimpses of it on social media over the weekend, and then on Monday we're going to kick off a blog tour to launch the Block of the Month program! Join us here on Monday for the kick-off and tour schedule. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, you can get an up-close look as several of our favorite bloggers show you the blocks they made. There will be a chance to win a Gift Certificate to Shabby Fabrics at each stop too!

But in the meantime, we'd like to know...

How many puppies do you think Honey is going to have?

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW Block of the Month - English Rose

Today we are excited to launch a new
Block of the Month program exclusively at Shabby Fabrics:

English Rose!

This 10-month program will take you on a leisurely stroll through seven cottages in the English countryside. Take a moment to smell the roses and look closely because you never know when you might spot an adorable ladybug!

You're bound to run into some rain, so don't forget to grab an umbrella!

This darling 65" x 68" quilt was made with Moda Fabrics' new Autumn Lily and Roses & Chocolate collections and features appliqued cottages, hearts, pinwheels, ladybugs, umbrellas and so much more!

Each shipment will include the pattern and fabrics to complete one block. The final shipment will include the borders, binding and embellishments. Fabrics will be exactly as shown.

If you choose the Laser-Cut option, all fabrics that are appliqued will be backed with Heat n Bond Lite and laser-cut to size. All you need to do is peel off the paper backing, iron in place and stitch around the edge to secure!

If you choose the Traditional option, we also have a 9-Piece Applique Kit, Sealing Iron and 6-Piece Kimono Silk Thread Kit available. If you're not sure about the difference between the two methods, watch Jennifer's short video below explaining the options.

The program begins in January 2015 and runs for ten months, ending in October 2015. Enrollment fee is just $10 to reserve your spot, and then $27 per month for Traditional or $32 per month for Laser-Cut. Shipping is $6 for US customers and $12 per month for International Customers.

Fabric availability is limited so we encourage you to sign up today.
Spots are filling quickly!

We look forward to having you join us for English Rose!