First up:  Did you know about our $5 shipping?  All US orders no matter how large.   No need for a coupon or a code.  Postal rates went up, but our prices went down.

Next up: You might have noticed it’s been quiet here on the SMS blog.  Trust me, it only means we’re working feverishly in the background.  We’re getting ready for our February theme, True Love, which actually starts on Monday!  (No, Silly, not February–just the theme.)  We also have several other exciting little things that will be popping up in the next couple of weeks, including a great pattern review and information about meeting up with other sewists in your neighborhood.

We’ve been busy in the shop too.  Fabulous new products have been arriving all month:

Four New Quilt Patterns by Denyse Schmidt

Denyse Schmidt has produced some fantastic, fun, approachable quilt patterns.  Of course they’d all look great with Hope Valley prints, but the possibilities are endless.  (You have to take a look at the Proverbial Quilt–it comes with an alphabet!)  We’ll give away one pattern.

Snorkel by Cosmo Cricket

Following up on the very popular Girl Friday collection, Cosmo Cricket has created another youthful, vibrant group, Snorkel.  The beach theme is happy and festive.  We’ll give away one yard to two people.

Japanese Imports from Yuwa/Kei

We received a variety of fantastic pieces from the Japanese company Yuwa/Kei.  A few novelties, an adorable linen, and lots of the hard-to-find stash essential, Honeycomb.  We’ll give away one yard of Honeycomb.

Isabelle by Anna Griffin

Isabelle, by Anna Griffin, is a gorgeous group of coordinating motifs.  Stick with one of the three colorways, or mix-and-match–it all looks great!  (These prints are a smaller scale than you might think.  Be sure to click through to the product pages to see the fabric with rulers.)  We’ll give away one yard to two people.

Little Folks Dobby by Anna Maria Horner

We have a handful of dobby dot prints from Anna Maria‘s Little Folks Dobby collection, which coordinate with the Little Folks Voile.  They are a lightweight cotton, with a raised dots throughout the cloth–very retro and cool.  We’ll give away one yard of Dobby.

Vera’s Garden from Robert Kaufman

These bright and beautiful Vera’s Garden prints from Kaufman were inspired by vintage Vera designs.  Like a Vera scarf, these fabrics  make a statement. We’ll give away one yard to two people.

Free Fabric (and a pattern!)

Did you add it up?  That’s right, nine winners today!  Comment below and tell us which of the above you’d most like to win and what you’d make.  We’ll announce the winners on Monday.

Haitian Relief Efforts

All of us are deeply saddened by the crisis in Haiti.   From what we understand, only life-saving supplies are being shipped to Haiti at the moment.  The time will come, however, when they’ll need get-on-with-your-life supplies–clothing, blankets, fabric and more.  We’ll be watching and waiting for opportunities to send these types of things. In the meantime, there are many, many worthy charities that could use your monetary contributions. We also wanted to make sure you know about an opportunity to raise money through your craft.  Craft Hope is organizing an Etsy shop to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders.  Click on over to the Craft Hope site for all the details.

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