Monday, July 22, 2013

Ashbury Heights

ashbury heights

New in the shop – Ashbury Heights from Riley Blake!  I’ve been looking forward to working with these fabrics.  I just love the purples, grays and yellows together:

ashbury heights stack

But my eye keeps going to this gorgeous blue paired with the pretty orange and gray.  It just says “summer” to me. 


I think any of these would make a fantastic bag!  Just to give you some other project ideas, here is a pic of Ashbury Heights at quilt market:

ashbury heights quilt market

Riley Blake has a free quilt pattern to go with these fantastic Ashbury Heights fabrics.  You can view and download the pattern for free here!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Houndstooth Quilt and Pattern

Houndstooth Quilt and Pattern

One of our newest patterns is the Houndstooth Pattern by V and Co.  It makes for a striking quilt but the construction is surprisingly simple!  With one easy technique this quilt comes together very quickly.  The pattern includes instructions for FIVE sizes too (baby, throw, twin, queen, king)

Want to see this pattern done in other colors?  Check out what these bloggers created:

Plaid Houndstooth Quilt (black, gray, lime green)
Houndstooth in bone, chocolate and curry
Houndstooth in pink and pink (or is it blush and bashful?)

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Yee Haw!  Sasparilla (Riley Blake) is now on the shelves! 

Sasparilla fabric from Riley Blake

This is a great line for both boys and girls but it also has a lot of great coordinates which are perfect for building your stash or pairing with other fabric lines.

Sasparilla fabric from Riley Blake

This was one stack I put together from the line:

Stack of Sasparilla fabric from Riley Blake

But if you’re looking for something a bit brighter, add in the red and blue:

Stack of Sasparilla fabric from Riley Blake

Riley Blake has a free quilt pattern to go with the Sasparilla fabrics.  You can view and download it for free here!

sasparilla quilt pattern

Monday, July 15, 2013

Baby Jane

Baby Jane fabrics at The Fabric Mill

The much-anticipated Baby Jane fabrics are in the shop!  This is one of Moda’s newest lines and we are loving the retro colors from the 1950’s:

Color palette from Baby Jane fabrics
These colors remind me of my mom’s pyrex bowl set.  Know someone that needs a cute new apron?  These fabrics would be fabulous!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Whirled quilt pattern + Kensington

whirled quilt 3

One of the shop’s newest display quilts is this beauty made from the Kensington fabrics and the Whirled quilt pattern.  (Kits will be available).  The Whirled pattern is available at the Fabric Mill and is a fat quarter friendly pattern.  Guess what we have all ready for you?  That’s right!  Fat quarters from the Kensington line. 

new fat quarters

The Kensington line is full of prints that would make great stash builders.  Next time you’re here grab two or three fat quarters to add to your stash!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Winter’s Lane

winters lane fat quarters

Winter’s Lane (Moda) is here!

winters lane yardage

I just love the rich reds, spearmint blues and charcoal greys. 

winters lane yardage

The line also includes a panel in two colorways that makes a pillow and pennant banner.  The pattern is available free online here.

winters lane pillow project

Start now and have your fun projects done just in time for the holidays!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pennant Party Skirt pattern

Pennant Party Skirt

Isn’t this the sweetest little skirt?  This new pattern (Pennant Party Skirt from Trisha Weekes) was made using the red “little border” print from the Little Red Riding Hood line by Riley Blake.  Remember this tote bag?  That was made with the same print, just the pink version. 

We have everything you need to whip up one of these sweet skirts for your young lady!

Pennant Party Skirt pattern

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Posh Pumpkins

Posh Pumpkins fabric from Moda

Brace yourself.  Fall is coming.  The shop is getting stocked with lovely fall colors and yes, Christmas fabrics!  These fabrics make me crave pumpkin pie and apple cider.  This line is called Posh Pumpkins (Moda).  We have the yardage available as well as precuts.  It’s time to start thinking about your autumn projects!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Quilter’s Linen

quilter's linen

Love the look of linen but don’t like the fuss? I have a solution for you!  These are called Quilter’s Linen from Robert Kaufman and the Fabric Mill now has three of the most lovely grays in stock.  These fabrics look like linen but are 100% Cotton.  The colors shown above are (top to bottom) “grey” “silver” and “steel".

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

One Afternoon projects

First of all I just wanted to remind everyone that The Fabric Mill will be closed Thursday, July 4.  We will be open regular hours (9:30 am to 9pm) again on Friday.  That means that today is a great day to stop by and grab supplies for a few last minute projects! 

Are you having a get-together tomorrow and you need a bit more patriotic d├ęcor?  Both of these projects are what I would call “one-afternoon-projects.” 

This pillow is quick to put together and the pattern is free with fabric purchase! 

Patriotic Pillow

This is a great patriotic table runner that is available as a kit.  Grab a kit today and have a finished runner by tomorrow. 

July Table Runner

Have a great holiday everyone!

Monday, July 1, 2013

July is here!

Cute quilt shop display for the 4th of July

July is already upon us – can you believe it?  Need a last minute project to help you celebrate everyone’s favorite Summertime holiday?  We have a fantastic red, white and blue display with several quick and cute projects-- with kits available!

Stop by this afternoon and take a look!