New Products and Free Fabric Friday

on March 7 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 273 Comments

We’ve received some beautiful collections in the past few weeks.  It will be exciting to see what wonderful things people make with these prints.  Be sure to add your photos to our SMS pool!


We have Swell by Urban Chiks (they brought us the super popular Summer in the City last year.)  This is a colorful, cheerful group that would make fantastic warm-weather dresses for girls of all ages! We have 32 fabulous quilt-weight cottons, as well as 4 coordinating seersucker prints.  (The seersucker makes me practically weepy with nostalgia for my childhood.  Truly awesome stuff!) 



The much-anticipated Ginger Blossom by Sandi Henderson has arrived.  We love the range of colors in the group–from avocado to hot pink, they all looks fabulous together! These prints are moving fast, so grab some quick!



Jackie Shapiro has brought us a hip, bold new group, Botanical Pop,  that evokes Marimekko and the pop-art prints of the ’60s.  We see knock-your-socks-off handbags!  Or how about throw pillows that will surely bring a modern touch to your home decor? 



Finally, one of my personal favorite groups is Sierra by Anna Griffin.  These fabrics were inspired by old wood block prints and definitely have a vintage feel.   I wish I could bring you in the shop and show you this collection, because the colors are much more stunning and complex than our screens can pick up.  The group has some coordinating solids that are a little “dappled” (think brown paper bag, but cooler)–almost like linen, but with a nice cotton hand. 


This week we’re giving away one yard from any of these groups to 4 people.  We’ll randomly select winners from  the comments to this post.  To qualify, link to something “Wow” you’ve seen lately.  It can be a great project, a new book or a cool tutorial.  (Here’s one…Check out Beth’s Sculpey Nature Prints.)  Winners will be announced Monday.  Have a great weekend!

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273 Responses to New Products and Free Fabric Friday

  1. michelle says:

    i bought the swell pack to make doll quilts – sooo pretty! i could have so much fun with a yard…

  2. karen says:

    At Road to California held in Ontario in January I found these patterns from “Quilt Soup” and fell in love with them. My favorite and the quilt I plan to make next is the one entitled: “Love Ya Oodles.” Just love the story behind the quilt and its name!!

  3. Claire says:

    Fun fabrics! This is a link to instructions for using fabric as wallpaper. We’re in the military, so this is a great idea for us since we move around so much. I’m definitely going to do it someday!

  4. Okay, I will proudly link to my dear friend’s piece (using fabric) in this year’s Whitney Biennial – the picture doesn’t do it total justice because of the overhead lights, but they are beautiful

  5. Here’s a great tummy warmer and it looks like an adorable rabbit. For the tutorial go to
    Also love the swell urban chicks fabric.

  6. Angela says:

    Oooh — love all of those fabrics. How yummy. Now for something “wow” I’ve seen recently. There are so many great ideas out there (I’m actually having some trouble sorting them all out) — how about a link to a favorite blog site? Fun, fresh ideas —

    There’s usually something there that I say “wow” I need to make that!

  7. Katharina says:

    Love the Urban chiks!! Wonderful colors.
    Since some of my latest “Wow”s already appeared in the comments (Kathy from Pink Chalk Studio with the Quilt for Xi and the selvedge Bag from Ricracstudio) I link to a finnish homepage
    with some free patterns, go some klicks to the left, there is a sweet little donkey. I sewed it for x-mas a year ago :
    Regards, Katharina

  8. Oh! Spring is here! Lovely fabrics!

  9. amandajean says:

    beautiful new fabrics!

  10. Alicia says:

    Am I to late??? I love all those lines, but the Botanical Pop is so super cool! My WOW thing lately is the entire blog of designer Anna maria Horner,

  11. Stacey says:

    MMmmmm….Ginger Blossom! Love it.

  12. Janice says:

    I can’t edit to add this to my previous post…but this is another major wow….This quilt by glitter goods is so amazing!

  13. Jocelyn says:

    Love the new spring colors! Just makes you want to go roll in a field of fabric! Oops I mean flowers! Saw an adorable tote & free tutorial made with jelly roll strips at

  14. Janice says:

    I find this so clever and charming (see link). Oh Fransson won the pillowcase challenge by making vinyl covered lunch boxes. She is also hosting a lunch box swap I just noticed on her blog and will be posting a tutorial for the lunch boxes soon! 🙂

  15. Katrin says:

    Beautiful fabrics in beautiful colors! Love them all!

    I thought WOW when i came across this

  16. Larici says:

    I love the Swell collection.
    And here is my link:
    such a cool softie!

  17. Kristin Rose says:
    INcredible hybrid-style softies!! 🙂

    Those fabrics are absolutely gorgeous 🙂

  18. Kim says:

    I love how you got everyone to post great links! Woohoo!
    I really like this little embroidery detail on a quilt at two straight lines:

  19. kristen says:

    these fabrics are beautiful! they remind me of this project:

  20. Laura says:

    Oh I just love those materials!!! Botanical Pop would have to be my fav. The boldness and colour just grips me! Here’s a link to the quilt I made for my youngest son……….the way it turned out still makes me say “WOW!” About to start another one for my 1st son who turns four in two months…..hmmm better get moving!

  21. Christina says:

    The Sierra fabric is my favorite! I love the Swell fabric, too! I made a disappearing 9-patch out of it! (I cheated and used the Charm pack – went really quick!)

    Here was a tutorial I really appreciated on making a Nursing Cover-Up – although make the boning 16″ instead of the suggested 14″ .

  22. Tina says:

    I LOVE Ginger Blossom. I’m really trying to restrain myself but I’m not sure how much longer I can hold out. My willpower is weak. I even blogged about it a few days ago.

    My WOW is hand embroidery. I just bought Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray and I can’t wait to get my feet wet and try some stuff. The possibilities are endless.

  23. Michele C says:

    I love how the colors in the Ginger Blossom. The Anna Griffin birds are great.

  24. Melana says:

    Fantastic new prints.

    On another note, check out how to turn an ugly giant t-shirt into a cute summer skirt. I will be sire to keep an eye open at the discount rack for my new giant tee so I can try this.

  25. Abi B says:

    My wow this week was this very site that I came upon. Love the quilts. It is inspiring.

  26. tiffany says:

    i love the sierra collection! it’s so lovely!

  27. Sarah says:

    I have been eyeing the urban chiks but adore that first fabric in the botanical pop line.

    I have been eyeing this lately:

  28. skmparis says:

    I love the botanical pop fabrics!!!!

  29. Robin W says:

    A good tutorial so as not to waste a single inch of these yummy fabrics!

  30. rachel says:

    This has totally inspired me for my daughter’s summer wardrobe!

    I loove the ginger blossom fabrics!

  31. upstatelisa says:

    woohoo! I would love any or all of those fabrics :-). Love all your stuff!

  32. Cindi says:

    I am so inspired by the new Ginger blossom line and love this treasury of beautiful things that on etsy. I so want to make some goodies like these.

  33. Dorte says:

    These are beautiful!!!
    For me, the highlight of the week fabricwise was seeing this – – I do not know, what it is, what make it is, if it is old or new… but I am absolutely swept away by it….

  34. Tamara says:

    I love so many of theses fabrics. It would be so hard to choose.

  35. Nada says:

    I’ve been loving the anna banana pattern from

    I might attempt it this week…

  36. Jamie says:

    Not quilting related but I’m always inspired by Ali Edwards…

  37. Megan says:

    I’ve been a big fan of your blog for awhile but this is my first post. A group called Sew Much Comfort was profiled on NPR a few weeks ago and I almost cried as I was driving around town listening to the story. Wow!

  38. Lisa says:

    Oh! How beautiful! I love the first set best. They make me dream of new curtains and decor for my girl’s room..

  39. Louisa says:

    WOW! I love that botanical pop fabric line! Absolutely awesome!

  40. Lillian C. says:
    I really like this tutorial. : )

  41. floribunda says:

    oooh — must have some of that Sierra line!
    here’s my favorite recent link — since I live in a place without snow/ice and no cardinals either… this was a WOW to me. Be aware there’s music on this blog.

  42. Amy says:

    I’m so excited to finally see the Ginger Blossom line is here! I’m drooling!

  43. Kristan says:

    I know they aren’t “new” to many, but they are to me. I’ve been making tons of the for my local quilt store to showcase fabrics. Love them. Embellishing them is really fun, too.

  44. Geri says:

    Love the Botanical Pop!

    This site WOWS me everyday!

  45. Jill says:

    I think this is the most amazing quilt. Such brilliant colour choices — I dream of having such an amazing collection of scraps one day . . .

  46. Abi B says:

    Just wondering what you do to get in the Free Fabric Friday contest. I have posted some of our quilt squares on my blog.
    Love to do more quilting of some kind.
    Pinwheel looks fun and the disappearing 9 patch we may have to give them a try.

  47. Joy says:

    LOVE! The Urban Chiks Swell! I have a hard to fit 11 year old who is in 6th grade
    and is 5’4″ (she also wears a size 10-11 ladies shoe). I can see her in some lovely
    cool (looks wise & temp wise!) sundresses with these this spring and summer.
    Good fabric that will have her looking cool while also being able to wear things
    that are age appropriate.

    These are just beautiful!

  48. Alisa says:

    Those fabrics are gorgeous, all of them! I’m putting a link to a bag pattern. I purchased this pattern from the designer and made it. The instructions are awesome and the bag looks great.

  49. Jacquie says:

    This is a great tutorial for a cathedral window quilt at hyena in petticoats blog. I hope my Swell fabric arrives soon. I just LOVE it!

  50. Allison says:

    Check out this artist I’ve discovered on flickr.. ALL her drawings make me say WOW

  51. Jessica says:

    Beautiful! I always love the inspiration over at Wardrobe Refashion:

  52. wendy says:

    I love, love, love the botanical pop line!
    It makes me want to make a slipcover for my couch… kind of like this one that made me go WOW!!! …

  53. susan says:

    food can be craft, right?! check out these “bacon cups” — be prepared to drool! i am going to miss quilt month too 🙁


  54. melissa says:

    one of these days….

  55. Teresa says:

    U-Handblog just posted a really cute tutorial for a back pack done in an oil cloth. Too cute!
    I would love to win the Ginger Blossom fabric.

  56. DianeM says:

    I love the website that I’ve linked to…they have beautiful ribbons & cross-stitch patterns too, but I thought these dolls were gorgeous!

    Smiles, DianeM 🙂

  57. Michelle says:

    well these have nothing to do with quilting but these earring definitely made me say WOW!

  58. kerri says:

    awesome! how springy!

  59. Jennifer H. says:

    I just love the Botanical Pop!!! It has all my favorite colors and big prints. I can picture cute summer skirts and capri pants.

  60. Annel says:

    Well I followed with a great pleasure the tutorial from Lola again. Makes me want to try creating bags with the new fabric of ginger Blossom !

  61. shauna says:

    I like the fabric!

  62. Emily says:

    I’m loving that Botanical Pop. Nice to see blue and green as a combination–haven’t seen that for awhile!

  63. Kris says:

    Love all of the fabrics!
    I am wowed by . Their work is amazing. I just ordered the new book too!

  64. Kris says:

    Love all of them!

  65. Amy says:

    I’m wowed by

    And by that terrific new fabric!

  66. Martine says:

    the blocks are now on my blog.
    Hope more time to continue!

  67. christina says:

    Those fabrics are awesome!!!! I will have to buy some for sure!!!

  68. My favorite collections are Swell & Botanical Pop! Super Cute. Here’s a tutorial that shows how to install a clasp frame to make a coin purse! Cool.

  69. Kirsten says:

    I am wowed by .
    Her pillows and quilts, her use of colour.

  70. Tracy says:

    Those fabrics are beautiful!

    I love these cute little animals at The Purl Bee –

  71. Maryann says:

    I was inspired by these bacon cups. I can’t wait to make them for my next party

  72. Elaine says:

    I have been eyeing some of the the Swell fabric for a summer top. I bet it would look great in a project like this too:

  73. Paula says:

    Love, love, love the fabrics.

  74. Martine says:

    The cutter things I saw today is those little houses I ever know by the works of Janet Bell !
    I give you the address
    I’m sure you know it and hope I will have a chance to win one of these wonderful fabric!
    I had an exciting month of february with your fantastic quilting month but unfortunalely was not at home to do … every thing!
    I began some and will add quickly some pictures on my own blog:
    Grateful thoughts from France

  75. Katie Mitchell says:

    I found this website to be a major “wow” for inspiration for sewing children’s clothing.

  76. Glaucia says:

    These fabrics are so beautiful! I love all of them, specially the Anna Griffin collection. Gorgeous!
    These week I was enchanted by these beautiful sashiko neddlebooks, from De ponto em nó blog. It really worths a sight.

  77. coffeechris says:

    The fabric is so fresh and spring like with it gray and snowing, I would love to have my hands on the feel of spring fabric. Speaking of spring, love the spring tote tutorial at Betz has here is the link
    Check this out

  78. Missy says:

    Those fabrics above are waitng to tell a story.I’m going to start with…….

  79. Amy says:

    I have a newly purchased WOW! I adore these so much and now that I have them in person I can tell you they are far more stunning than in te photos!
    Fabric wise I am just in love with everything I have been making from the Katie Jump Rope fabric in reds and oranges…I just could not be happier!
    p.s. both the prints and fabric are for my almost 3 year olds new big girl bedroom!

  80. Pamela says:

    I am currently making an adorable needle case with a free pattern I found here…

    Be sure to check out her tutorial on yo-yo makers. For some reason making yo-yos by hand has frustrated me in the past. Now that I’ve seen her tutorial about using yo-yo makers, I am excited about the possiblities my stash of little scraps might create. 🙂

  81. Olivia Joy says:

    I was inspired after going to
    Please put me in for the drawing!!

  82. LisaAlso says:

    I just love the new Ginger Blossom fabrics! Even the name is spectacular! I want to change my name to Ginger.

    As for Wow, I am in awe of this:

  83. I have really been loving Crazy Mom Quilts. Her quilts and quilting are very inspiring.

  84. megusta says:

    All are very pretty, but I really love the new Ginger Blossom!!
    For a Wow! I would love to make a purse from this book:
    Thank you very much for this great Wow give away!

  85. Mel says:

    I love Ginger Blossom. And I love this new blog:
    They have great tutorials and giveaways. Check it out!!

  86. Marcia says:

    I can hardly wait to check out everyone’s links. Love, love links!
    This is my VERY FAVORITE link
    Elizabeth makes stunning baby quilts. Be sure to check them all out by clicking on the side link. Her little 3-D applique puts the whole thing over the top!

  87. Sharon Gollman says:

    I ordered the Ginger Blossom fabric to make the Montessori by Hand apron and was so excited when it came. The colors are so pretty. I already have other projects planned using this fabric as well.

  88. Jhoanna says:

    Stunning fabrics! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

    Most recent “Wow” I have seen is from Jade who made this stunning kids apron (which I had one in my size!)

  89. Ayala Levinger says:

    I am a coffee person but but this tea-cosy is really w-o-w!
    Maybe I should start drinking more tea 🙂

  90. love that ginger blossom!

    yeah for sew mama sew!

  91. Ruth says:

    I love these little boats from Syko.

    Thank you for running this competition for fabulous fabric!

  92. Violet says:

    Such beautiful fabrics! I must have one of each!

  93. My latest “wow” fabric find has been this, I just love it:

  94. Katie says:

    I love the Anna Griffin fabric! I need the beige birdies!
    Here’s a tutorial for adorable paper bird decorations from Heather Bailey, which would be perfect for Easter!

  95. Liz Reese says:

    the swell fabric is so beautiful! i would LOVE some of that!

  96. Georgia says:

    check out this awesome mini art quilt:

  97. Beth says:

    I’m loving the Anna Griffin Fabrics. My “Wow” pick is this robin’s nest necklace on Etsy:

  98. mel says:

    This girl made an amazing skirt. I want it so badly!!!

  99. michelle says:

    oops it doesn’t look like my link is working:

  100. michelle says:

    Browsing on Flickr the other day I came across this scrap quilt it certainly made me say wow 🙂 Now I’m off to check out the new Jackie Shapiro line.

  101. Holly C. says:

    I’d like to learn how to make this!

  102. jodie says:

    I said WOW when I saw these:

  103. jo ebisujima says:

    I love the Ginger Blossom, so pretty and my wow which is nothing like that beaustiful fabric is this little viking character…

  104. Patricia says:

    A friend’s daughter made these They are definitely “wow”

  105. Karen says:

    Wow – I must get some of the Ginger Blossom fabric – the colors really pop!

    Here is a neat idea – Fabric Covered Baby Buckets filled with a hooded towel, wash mit and burp cloth. What a great idea for a baby shower!

  106. Erin says:

    I read about this blackboard oilcloth fabric the other day and think it’s just amazing. A mom could do so many fun things with chalkboard fabric!

  107. Johanna I. says:

    This might not be exactly the kind of thing you’re going for, but my husband and I thought this was pretty remarkable.

    All of these fabric choices are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  108. Carrie says:

    I saw the Swell collection just the other day and have been dreaming of it since! I am currently in love with all the mobile swap pictures over at Flickr:

  109. Megan says:

    Lovely fabrics! My jaw dropped when I found a blog all about vintage embroidery transfers here:
    I’m especially tickled with a set of transfers for baby bibs with cute little animals that admonish the baby to ‘be happy’ ‘be good’ or ‘be kind’. Adorable, and definitely a ‘wow’ for me.

  110. Erin says:

    I love the simplicity of this shopping bag.

  111. natalie says:

    I’ve been glued to my computer screen all day today (it’s been snowing since morning), admiring this amazing crazy quilt:

  112. Kathy says:

    Check out these gorgeous quilt blocks from Soto softies.
    I just love the color combinations and the style of block Maritza has chosen.
    Thanks SMS for your fabulous blog. I loved quilt month. I have learned so much. I am at work on my first quilt, thanks to your tutorial postings. I will send a picture when it is done. Keep up the good work.

  113. Lindsey says:
    Sorry i forgot my to add a link. Ive been making this skirt for my girls. This fabric would be adorable.

  114. Sequana says:

    Today I saw the WOW quilt on this blog:

    It’s way down at the end of the 3/7 post. What a cute quilt it is! and it’s going to Puducah.

  115. Lindsey says:

    I love the botanical pop! That would make a great skirt and onsie outfit 🙂 with matching diaper bag of course

  116. mj says:

    oh so much pretty! when i get done dreaming about the fabric filling my shelves, maybe i’ll be back. Here’s some wow- look at how she’s using the bits of vintage fabric here:

  117. Amanda says:

    I really like this alot and could really use this! I also like the fact that this is so easy to make! 😀

  118. Carrie says:

    I really like the Sierra fabric. Lovely colors. I just picked up this book at the library and love it. I needed a good intro to quilting and love learning about the various manifestations of quilting styles from different cultures. I noticed that the book is on deep discount at a certain on-line retailer…

  119. Judy Burrows says:

    I’m still having fun making bibs & such out of Amy’s book:

  120. Kate says:

    I really like the idea of making my own lunch sack and am definately going to make one!

  121. Lisa says:

    Lovely, Lovely fabrics!
    I’ve been noticing baby-related projects recently–here’s a tutorial for a cute baby hat:

  122. Alice Stephenson says:

    Love the Ginger Blossom!

  123. jessi says:

    lots of great stuff made with ginger blossom at

  124. Leah says:

    Jackie Shapiro’s Botanical Pop would make great skirts for my girls. They’d love the colours and prints for great twirly skirts.

  125. Deb says:

    Love the Ginger Blossom prints. And would love to win any of them!
    A WOW would be a pillow made from my 21-year old daughter’s favorite old sweater. She posted on her project this week.

  126. Doris says:

    I have enjoyed visiting some new sites and checking out beautifully done projects. Thanks!!

  127. carolyn says:

    Great new fabrics!!

  128. jessica mathew says:

    i LOVE the botanical pop! can’t wait to use some of it!! Let’s see…something cool i have seen lately
    were the drawer pulls by anna maria horner. if you haven’t seen them–check ’em out here (scroll past the dresden plates):
    thanks for the links to all of the cool stuff everyone!!!

  129. Grace Sheppard says:

    Oh, that Ginger Blossom knocks my socks off. Have you all seen this great tutorial for a lovely little girls’ skirt?

    I am working on sizing it down to fit my two year old twins. Not in the same fabrics, though, that’s just asking for confusion.

  130. Andrea says:

    So many great fabrics and so little time. 🙂 I still hope to win though. As for wow I think that some other great fabrics out soon are really whats on my mind lately:

  131. Libby says:

    I am in love with Ginger Blossom and Swell and am flirting with Botanical Pop. Lovely, lovely fabric.
    For a Wow! I am definitely wanting to make this patchwork sewing basket on Little Thing’s site.

  132. claudia says:

    The new fabric is quite Wow! for me right now, but another Wow! I came across this week is this cool sewing box by Jane’s apron,

  133. Emily says:

    I love the new fabrics! Yay!

  134. Susan says:

    Oh man! These look so pretty!


  135. NIKOLE says:

    i loooooooooove the “swell” fabric! It rocks! so does “botanical pop”! i can think of a million things to use it for!

  136. Kate says:

    I, too, love the Ginger Blossom…okay, who am I kidding, I love them all. Here is a link to one of my favorite quilt designers on etsy:

    She is amazing in her color choices and her original design. Check out some of her sold work as well. It will knock your socks off!

  137. Melanie says:

    Botanical Pop is perfect for a summer bag for my daughter. Love it.

  138. Ronda says:

    These are beautiful! I can’t wait to make some new summer designs for my daughter with the Swell line and Ginger Blossom line.

  139. Becca says:

    I’m in love…with Ginger Blossom & Botanical Pop!
    I also love this skirt…embellished with doilies!… that I came across yesterday:

  140. Brandy says:

    I’ve been on a bit of a headband kick lately and was wandering some of my favorite blogs to find some ideas and this one popped up.

    Such pretty colors but I’m thinking along that style but with some fab fabrics! The ones you just got in would be so cute like that! ^-^

  141. Did my post get lost? Try again:

    I love these pop-up cards by Tracy Chong. Awesome!

  142. Stephanie says:

    Just in time for some Easter crafting, a new-to-me tute that I just came across:

  143. Erin says:

    Yesterday I stumbled across this tutorial for a quilted bath mat:

    I’m new to sewing (very green) and lately I’ve seriously been itching to learn quilting. I got ridiculously excited over this tutorial because it looked like a fantastic introduction to the whole quilting thing without getting too complicated or overwhelming.

  144. Jennie says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the Swell fabrics. I can’t wait to make the Emmeline apron from Montessori by Hand. It has been wowwing me since I first saw it.

  145. Christina says:

    This is my new inspiration and something I’d love to try to copy!

  146. anna says:

    I’m sure all you little apronistas out there saw this weeks ago, but I am so in love with this apron! I love the contrast of the red polkadot and the bright blue. love it.

  147. Ashley says:

    I love the Swell and Ginger Blossom!

  148. shannon says:

    Oh I love all these new fabrics!

    I’m loving this japanese craft book about bags I found on an etsy shop recently. The link is here:, take a look at the appliqued hedgehog totebag! So cute.

  149. Mama Urchin says:

    I recently found Mariella’s work on flickr ( Really amazing.

  150. Bonny says:

    I recently found this blog How About Orange. I love the bag!

  151. Teri says:

    Love the tablecloth dress the gals at sugar city journal posted about:

  152. Lindsey says:

    would love to make this in the Swell or Ginger blossom line 🙂

    too cute for my niece! 🙂

  153. breezily says:

    I really like the Botanical Pop.
    And here’s my Wow! link –

  154. Lissa says:

    I am loving the Swell range..

    something cool lately??

    check out her Noah’s ark BOM stitchery give away.. you have to scroll down, but its super cute!


  155. Chris G. says:

    I am dying to make a spring/summer purse or maybe a skirt and Ginger Blossom has my creative juices flowing.

  156. Jessica K. says:

    Here is not only a cool tutorial, but a cute one to boot…I’ll be on the hunt for wool sweaters this weekend:

  157. johnnie says:

    Oh i love these!!! Johnnie

  158. Emily V. says:

    I tried posting earlier but I think my link must have messed it up or something, so I’ll just post the full web address rather than try to link it:
    This is an article on using chalkboard paint I found yesterday from Martha Stewart’s website. I love all the ideas, especially for kids or an office. Or a sewing room, perhaps? 🙂

    I love the new fabrics!

  159. Trina says:

    Oh I love them all!!!
    I can just see all the cute toys and skirts I could make out of all of them!!

  160. Jen Coyle says:

    What lovely fabrics! This is the link that made my jaw drop in “wow”. The Baby Jane Quilt Project.

  161. min says:

    I’m all about buying locally, but my local quilt store does not carry that beautiful ginger blossom collection. I’d LOVE any piece of that. I don’t even think I could bare to cut it up…just stack it and stare at it for awhile. I’ll be surfing your store the next time I find some “fun money.”

  162. Somer says:

    I love the new fabrics. I heard Swell has already been discontinued. This made me smile and long for spring!
    Fabric plates, teacup candelabra, and the colors, yum.

  163. An activity I recently posted about would be perfect to really show off the collections, rather than forcing me to pick just one or two fabrics for a project. Imagine how these banners would look:

  164. Murray says:

    I love the new Swell fabrics!

  165. Jen says:

    Love the Botanical Mod prints!

  166. Beth Enniss says:

    Beautiful fabrics!
    My “wow” is because summer is coming!

  167. Becky says:

    I saw this today and started drooling.

    It is so rainy and dreary and stormy here lately that I spent whole days in the sewing room. I have 3 Christmas tree skirts I am working on for wedding gifts. And I finished 2 purses and a table runner this week. Woo-hoo! Love a rainy day.

  168. Tabitha says:

    Ginger Blossom is my pick!

  169. renee says:

    I’m loving this japanese patchwork book. Just little nuances that i haven’t seen here. Very cute stuff!

  170. Free Fabric Friday, are you kidding??!!!! Sweet!

  171. britt says:

    Completely un-sewing related, but since gardening is consuming my brain right now this is awesome
    instead of buying the expensive contraption that makes pots for you take an arizona ice-tea bottle and a frosting container. awesome.

  172. sarah says:

    That Ginger Blossom is so pretty!

  173. Joanna says:

    I thought of something appropriate for Easter…Betz White has a great tutorial for these adorable bunnies made out of recycled sweaters. Easy to make and great way to use up scraps leftover from other projects.

    Here’s a link to one that I made for a friend’s new baby…

  174. Mellissa says:

    I just got my Swell fabrics from your site, and I love them. They are so pretty and great Spring fabrics.

  175. Carolyn says:

    Love the new fabric- especially the Anna Griffin prints.

    I’m a novel sewer, so I’m still “wowed” by everything!!

  176. Cheryl says:

    That Ginger Blossom line is lovely. Very vintage. Would love to make some skirts and bags with that.

  177. I’ve been reading Lynette Anderson blog about this up coming monthly stitchery block for a mini Noahs Ark wall quilt. She is doing this a Thank You, for one year of blogging and the great friendships she has made. Here’s the link to the BOM that started on Monday.

    I love all the fabric by the way!

  178. Molly says:

    I love all of the new fabrics, but the Sierra line is what I have been looking for to make some window treatments for a client of mine. Check a new blog I started with my sister. We have a fun Happy Birthday Banner tutorial up, and a giveaway for a kit.

  179. Sarah says:

    I’m wowed by all the felt food at the GoBuggy etsy shop, especially the little “steamer for two” down the page a bit. So cute!

  180. EmmyLizzy says:

    I just visited the best store EVER in Dewitt, MI (north of Lansing). It’s called Lavender and Peonies and sells all kinds of cool retro stuff, yarn, crafty goods, and fabric. And not just any old lady calicos, AWESOME fabric! There were sooooo many amazing prints that I have never seen before. They sell some stuff online, but have so much more in their store.

  181. Karie says:

    My wow is AMH studio pic’s, I am so in love with everything she does…. her work is just gorgeous and possibally my favorite stuff ever…. here is the link

  182. veronica says:

    swell makes me swoon!

  183. maggie m. says:

    love the new fabric…makes me think of spring!

  184. Julie Pelletier says:

    Love the fabrics! A “wow” for me is folks/crafters who preserve older patterns for handwork. I’m on a mini potholder kick lately, using this clever pattern from Needlecrafter, which offers vintage embroidery patterns free:

  185. jennie says:

    i just love love the bird print in the sierra collection. and the ginger blossom collection is lovely. the deer pattern here is darling

  186. Jane says:

    Love all the new fabrics previewed here… esp. Ginger Blossom and Botanical Pop. But then again, there has very rarely been a fabric that I didn’t like! I loved these storage baskets made of fabric… 2 coordinating fabrics from any of these lines would look terrific with this pattern. Can’t wait to clear off the sewing table and try my hand at these.

  187. Renee says:

    I really liked the Log Cabin Heating Pad Cover here:

  188. Gretchen Bradley says:

    I’m dying for some Ginger Blossom. I gave up BUYING fabric for Lent, but if I won it, that would be ok, right?!?

  189. aimee says:

    I love the Swell by Urban Chiks fabric – that would make so many cute summer outfits for my niece!!!

  190. april s says:

    ok – is there really anything cuter than Rose Hips Babushka’s??? I am in love with them right now:
    And I love the new Urban Chiks prints and Sandi’s as well – gorgeous and springy 🙂

  191. Ryan says:

    mkay… I love all of these. I really need to play the lottery. So this was really wow to me. I need to try it!

  192. Ellen says:

    Love the fabric… and love the tutorial for this idea in recycling. WOW! I think I’ll try it this weekend!

  193. Terri says:

    I love all of those new collections, but especially the Swell and Ginger Blossom collections. Yum!

  194. Tammy says:

    Maybe not “WOW” but pretty neat idea anyhow, and it got some ideas churning for me:

    A wardrobe plan with four tops/four bottoms and a dress. Doesn’t sound too hard, and it sounds wonderfully easy to mix and match!

  195. Ashley Ann says:

    I love the stuff Creative Little Daisy has made for her soon to come Granddaughter!

  196. Barbara says:

    I really love all the new fabrics. One thing I’ve been thinking about though, is that there isn’t much description of what the fabrics are like – weight, texture, etc. Am I missing it somewhere? When buying online it’s nice to have as much info as possible, because you can’t feel the fabric. When I’m making a specific project, I’m usually looking for a particular type of fabric, but it’s hard to tell when all I know is it’s 100% cotton.

  197. Gretchen says:

    love the ginger blossom! just beautiful!

  198. Ann-Margret says:

    I’ve had my eye on “Swell” for a while. It’s so fresh!

    This recently “wowed” me, and I’m not even one of those owl-fanatics: How cute are they?? 😀

  199. Hilary says:

    Love, love, love the Botanical Pop!

  200. Kelli says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the Anna Griffen!

    Here’s a fun little clothespin bag tutorial that I wrote up for A great way to use some of these fun prints!

  201. Nancy says:

    I want to redo my bedroom after seeing this in Pottery Barn….

    So fresh and clean looking….

  202. Kirsten says:

    First time commenter, found you through a reccomendation from my friend Kathy at Pink Chalk studion. That Jackie Shapiro grouping just rocks! Love the colors….nice work here.

  203. Sarah says:

    Okay, this is going to hurt my wallet!! Love all these.

  204. Liz J says:

    Love the pinks!

  205. Lesley says:

    Gorgeous fabrics!!

    This beautiful owl cushion here made by the very talented Syko has made me go WOW this week!!

    Lesley xx

  206. Megan says:

    I found this this week: after doing this: – I think maybe I didn’t stuff mine enough? It was cute, but very very dangerous…

  207. Allison says:

    OK , I love the new Anna Griffin – that little lady is SO talented! Hopefully she has the coordinating paper line out as well!

    Here is something WOW – it’s a new cutting tool, that I am in love with!

  208. alison says:

    Here is a tutorial for an apron made from a kid’s sweater – great idea!

    Also I had to include this link to these beautiful embroidered flowers with vintage buttons – scroll down to the bottom of the page

  209. MichelleW says:

    Oh and I forgot to say what I love so much about that quilt is how she pieced the back. What a nice surprise on the back of a baby quilt. Love it!

  210. MichelleW says:

    I love that ginger blossom fabric, beautiful!

    A friend told me about this blog recently, pretty cool. I’m currently working on my own version of her beach stripe quilt. found here Enjoy!

  211. chantel says:

    I love the first set with the reds! OH I Love it!

  212. Lynn says:

    I just joined the Baby Jane quilt along earlier this week, so the “wow” I’ve seen have been all the baby janes around the web. Here is a flickr mosaic of a lot of them out there…

  213. Stacey says:


    I saw this link on someone’s blog (can’t remember which one now). She’s a scrapbooker, but I thought if you used some fusable web you’d be able to pull it off with fabric as well. A great way to use up some scraps.

  214. Roxanne says:

    Here’s my ‘wow’ for the week – a great tutorial for a teapot softie. So cute!!

  215. denitza says:

    How cool! Here is a tutorial for a rag rug that is very well done and her final product is just great!
    Love here work!

  216. Tricia says:

    This newsprint jersey is wow:
    Especially, I guess, if you’re in the media.

  217. Crista C. says:

    I really like the Botanical Pop collection–the colors remind me of the deepest blues of the ocean in the summer. I also like the Ginger Blossom–those colors remind me of Amy Butler’s fabric.

    I came across a tutorial for teapot softies recently on Jodie’s Ric-Rac blog. They are really great, but seem intimidating for a beginning seeamstress like myself. You can find the tutorial at :

  218. Shelly says:

    My favorite “WOW” of the week…….

  219. Celeste says:

    I have been loving Beki’s spring bags lately!
    Lovely stuff!

  220. mandy says:

    I keep forgetting to pop in and drop you all a line — you saved me this past Holiday sesaon with this blog!!! I got so many ideas 🙂 Thank you so much for all you do 🙂

  221. Anina says:

    Ooh! I’ve wanted to get some of that Ginger Blossom fabric. Off to grab some!

  222. Lori says:

    I love these! Especially the Swell line. My sister-in-law recently completed this bag for our other sister-in-law and it made me go “WOW!”

  223. Stephanie says:

    Here’s my WOW:

    I really appreciate how Amandajean really cares about helping other quilters out there. So much great advice and useful information. I really wanted to get away from just stitch in the ditch quilting. Watching this has helped me get some courage! Now if I could just win some fabric to practice these skills….. 🙂

  224. jenclair says:

    Beautiful new collections!

  225. stacysews says:

    I love the Ginger Blossom line! I saw that Etsy had a number of garments, baby items, etc. that could be used as a great source of inspiration pieces!

  226. Aimee Davis says:

    I love this…simple, cute, could provide hours of fun and easy to do with fun scraps around the house!

  227. Michele says:

    I stumbled across this free lamb pattern from the Pattern Bee website. I think that it’s too cute and I plan on making one for my daughter’s easter basket this year!

    Here’s the link:

  228. Ting says:

    The fabrics are quite lovely. Pick me!!!

    Here is my “Wow” link:
    They take old furniture and reupholster and give new life to it! Beautiful stuff – and I love to idea of buying something with a little history (and being eco-minded in that way) but also a little modern and fun.

  229. Nicki Newman says:

    Felted wool elephant purse…

  230. Angela says:

    That large print Swell floral would make a gorgeous copycat of this Mini Boden dress that I fell in love with a few weeks ago:

  231. Coralee says:

    you can totally erase my previous comment….wasn’t trying for duplicate entries {honest!}. I have a terrible habit of skimming when I read, anyway…wouldn’t this lovely be fabulous in Ginger Blossom?

  232. edina says:

    Not sure if this has already been posted on your site but here is an interesting way to recycle men’s ties into purses and other sewing projects:

  233. Cindi says:

    I love that fabric. Especially the Swell and Ginger Blossom.

  234. Valerie says:

    I still want to try my hand at the cute ruffly apron — tutorial found at…

    And I LOVE that new Anna Griffin line, too. Hope I win a yard!

  235. Alissa says:

    Here’s something “Wow” I saw today!! What an AMAZING quilt!!

  236. Jennifer says:

    I was in need of some calming, so this post really helped me out. Especially the comment about cleaning house with a toddler being like nailing Jell-o to a tree.

    And this older post is at the top of my list; I plan on making some of these early next week:

  237. Coralee says:

    Ginger Blossom…..soooo excited!

  238. Christi says:

    I think that this bonnet apron would be awesome in a seersucker listed above

  239. Lynne says:

    I luv, luv, luv the new spring fabrics! I do a lot of crafty stuff during the long winter months, but in spring, my crafty obsession ramps up about 10 notches. I’m dangerous in a fabric store! I especially love the Ginger Blossom fabrics. Here’s a cute crochet pattern I found I’m making one to put in everyone’s Easter basket this year.

  240. Tina M. says:

    How about bunnies!? Felt bunny pattern and how-to over here:

  241. Faloli says:

    The fabrics look spectacular. I can’t wait to get some! This week I was browsing the blog from and came across a felt tissue holder with a little face on it. It was super cute. Also I was looking for quilt shows in California and found out there’s a big one in Tulare, CA on April 19 and 20. That’s a big WOW for me since I just started sewing quilts!

  242. Mika says:

    My latest “wow” that I’ve spotted in the blog world is this post from Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio about a patchwork pattern called Bento Box:

  243. Becky says:

    These fabrics are lovely! Here is a wonderful tutorial by Posie Gets Cozy:

  244. Jill says:

    Beautiful new fabrics! Looks like I need to do some shopping!

  245. Carrie Chilton says:

    Love all the new fabrics you are showing. Its getting me ready for spring! This Bento Box quilt is also making me excited for warmer weather:

  246. mary says:

    I am loving this idea from angry chicken’s latest post: I have so much eyelet from thrift stores and lots of birthdays coming up!

  247. andrea says:

    oh yummy! love them all. pick me 🙂

  248. kristena says:

    Yummy fabric! I’m really loving the Ginger Blossom line. Right now, doe-c-doe has an awesome entry about a retro crafting book:

  249. I was listening to a local radio station this week and I heard an interview with local writer Spike Gillespie. Then they talked about a book she’s working on having to do with quilts. That caught my attention! I had no idea. I’ve read her column, but it has nothing to do with quilting. That was a very “WOW” moment for me. I had to find her blog and find out what I’d been missing. Here’s the post about the book in the works – The blog itself is a great read. Additionally, she’s written other books, and this isn’t the first about quilting, either. Quilty as Charged: Undercover in a Material World (Paperback) was published in October 2007.

  250. kristena says:

    Yummy fabric! I’m really loving the Ginger Blossom line.

  251. Regina says:

    This quilt made me go WOW:

    And those new fabrics are also making me go WOW- especially the Ginger Blossom – makes me long for spring!

  252. Amy says:

    I guess my html didn’t work. We’ll go low tech:

  253. linsey says:

    i love all the colorful pinwheel blocks out there. and the paper-pieced quilted tree on disdressed has the wheels turning in my head for a cool and modern family tree!!!

  254. Amy says:

    These are so beautiful!
    As for something “wow”, have a look at that Sakura Snow painted on her bedroom wall.

  255. water works says:

    Oh, and I am loving the line by Swell. The lemonade colorway is awesome!

  256. water works says:

    I was really inspired by the easy tote tutorial posted yesterday by Chocolate on my Cranium. I love the contrast band and it’s so easy to do. My daughter’s getting one in her basket!

  257. katie says:

    loving the new ginger blossom and botanical pop, justifying reason of future purchases in my head as I type!

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