Friday, April 30, 2010


Item of Business #1:

The Fabric Store will be closed from Saturday May 8th to Wednesday May 19th. So get your orders in before we close up!

Do you love this line?

If you do, then prepare yourself.....It has been discontinued. Yes it has, this is not a joke!

I was devastated when I heard the news too!

I only have a little bit left of each, and I can't order any more! So if you need some, I recommend getting your order in before it is gone.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Yup, you read that right, "Winners" with an "s"!

I just loved reading all your comments and decided that we needed two winners!

So here we go, using

Winners are #14 and # 37

THE SARTORIS who said,

"I want the freebird set for baby baby blankets for my baby arriving in July in AZ that won't even need them.

And I was already a fan

And now I'm a follower

Woo HOO"

BISHOP FAMILY who is a facebook fan!

Winners: email me at with your address and fabric choice!

Thank you everyone for entering! I truly love reading which fabric is your favorite. Everyone has such different tastes and styles!

Do you want to know which is my favorite print at the moment?

Lacework in Brown by Amy Butler. I mean come on, how can you not love this one!

I also want to thank everyone who came out to our FABRIC OPEN HOUSE & PARTY!


I never could have imagined the turn out. Amazing!

I am still recovering ;)

If I didn't get a chance to say "hi", my apologies. It was a crazy night!

If you are interested in a more "personal" shopping experience at The Fabric Store,

just send me an email,

or call, 208-228-0037 and you can set up an appointment to come by and shop around!

I would love to see you all again, and maybe I won't be sweating this time :)

Congrats to the winners!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Party & a Giveaway!

First off, before we get to the giveaway, I want to let you know that you are all invited to a Fabric Open House that I am hosting. I am opening up my home for a night of fabric shopping and fun. So if you live in the Southeastern Idaho area, come and join us, and bring a friend!

and now for the GIVEAWAY!

The Fabric Store is celebrating it's 1 year anniversary! So I thought instead of getting myself a present, I would share one with all of you! After all, I owe all of you a huge thanks!

I am giving away 1 Free Yard of your choice!

Here's how to enter:

☼ Leave a comment below stating your favorite print from the shop!

☼ For a second entry, become a fan of The Fabric Store on facebook -!/pages/Rigby-ID/The-Fabric-Store/372196583162 . If you are already a fan GREAT! Your second entry is already counted!

☼ For a third entry, become a follower of this blog! If you are already a follower, GREAT! Your third entry is counted!

Good luck to all of you! The giveaway ends Wednesday, April 28th at midnight. I will announce the winner here on Thursday the 29th!

Thanks again to all you for being such amazing customers and making this little store more than I ever could have dreamed of!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

For Fun

Do you read Portabellopixie?

I do.

And when I saw her Saturday Market Skirt tutorial, I knew I wanted one!

Isn't Sandis' adorable!

I am thinking I want to make another one. Next time I will use more fabrics. The skirt isn't hard, just a little time consuming. After all, there are a lot of squares!

So if you feel up to it, head on over to Portabellopixie and try it out. The Saturday Market Skirt is under the free projects on the right side.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Monkeys

I often refer to these two as my monkeys.

So it only seemed appropriate to add these prints to the shop!

These four prints are from the 5 Funky Monkeys Collection for Moda and are available in the shop as of today!

I do believe I will be making my "monkeys" something from this collection very soon!

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Tweet Tweet by KeiKi arrived today!

And it is just as adorable as I imagined!

It's all listed in the shop are ready for loving!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jack and Jill Hat Pattern

As soon as I got this pattern in the shop I knew I wanted to try it out!

It looked difficult, and I am not going to lie, it was a little tricky!

But the finished product is worth the work!

This is the second one I made. It took me about an hour, and I think it turned out pretty cute!

This green one is the first one I made. It took about 2 1/2 hours and didn't turn out quite as I had wished. I made the flower too big for such a small hat. I made the size Small for my 18 month old daughter, and it fit just right.

I am glad I made the first one out of scraps, for practice. With the second one I knew what I was doing a little better. These were the best pictures I could get of them, it is hard to get my daughter to hold still!

It really is a cute pattern, and the sizes go from Itty Bitty to XX Large!

There is no doubt in my mind that the XX large would fit an adult!

Here is the back of the pattern and the fabric requirements. At the bottom it shows the sizes.
(you may have to enlarge it to read it)

I would say that this pattern is more of an intermediate level.


*It calls for a button hole for the flower, but I just skipped that step (because I hate making button holes) and pinned my flower on, and it still worked.

*It also calls for the seem to be in the front of the hat, and I put it on the side, and it didn't make a difference in the construction process.

*If you are making one of the smaller sizes, I would recommend using the two smaller sizes of flowers, instead of using all three. In my first hat (the green one) I used all 3 flower templates and it was just too big, so on the next one I only used the 2 smaller flowers and it worked much better.

* I have never bought a button cover kit, I just used a big button I had laying around and glued some fabric on it. It works!

* If you are a beginner sewer (like me) you may not know what "RST" stand for. It means Right Sides Together. The pattern has this abbreviation in it and it took me a minute to channel back to my high school sewing class to remember what it means :) I am sure you are all laughing at me----that's okay, I deserve it.

Hopefully this helps any of you who are a little scared to try this pattern.

Trust me, if I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT!

I am next going to attempt View B, the boy hat. I will post pictures when I am finished. If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to email me at

You can find this pattern in the Patterns Section of the shop.

I will be back tomorrow with some awesome new fabric and patterns we are getting!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Freebird has arrived!

I hope you are all as excited about this collection as I am!

As soon as I opened the box, I jumped on the phone to order more from this collection!

It's exquisite!

All prints are listed in the shop and ready for cutting!
Send me a note if you have any questions at all.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ric Rac

Ric Rac is essential for most of my projects.

It adds just the right amount of flair, for a beginner or expert level of sewing!

Today I added these colors to the shop, and in the next week we will be adding more!

Baby Pink
Baby Blue

Sage Green



All the listings in the shop are for 1 yard, if you need more, just send me a note and the Ric Rac will be on it's way!