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3 Days Only! Enter to win a $50 Shopping Spree

If you love fabric here is a great way to celebrate I Love Fabric Days.

3 Days Only! ~ I Love Fabric Days – Online Treasure Hunt!TreasureHuntLogo150

To participate in the Treasure Hunt register here. Then get to know each of the participating Online Treasure Hunt Shops as you search for the hidden

“You Found It! Treasure Chest”.I Love Fabric Days Treasure Hunt

Once you find the “You Found It! Treasure Chest”, click on it. Then follow the steps to enter that shop’s random drawing for a $50 Shopping Spree!

Join the fun and celebrate, for the Love of fabric and independent fabric retailers worldwide!

Twister Owl & Twister Jack Spin Need’l Love’s New Patterns & Kits

Twister Owl features two variations – to twist or not to twist – use Primitive Gatherings Primitive Pinwheels Tool – or not! Designed by Amy Newman for Need’l Love. The larger Twister Owl measures 33 1/4″ x 43 3/4″ and the smaller Twister Owl measures 21″ x 27″.

Twister Owl by Amy Newman for Need'l Love

Twister Owl by Amy Newman for Need'l Love


Twister Jack also features two variations just in time for Fall. 24″x 26″ and 14″ x 15″. Use the Itty Bitty Primitive Gatherings Primitive Pinwheels Tool to put the twist in Twister Jack – designed by Becky Cogan for Need’l Love.

Find patterns like these and all your sewing and quilting needs, at your local independent quilt and fabric shops.

Makin’ It Cute – The Petal Pack by Me and My Sister Designs and It’s Sew Emma

Add a whole new dimension to your quilting with Makin’ It Cute – The Petal Pack from Me and My Sister Designs.

The Petal Pack - five templates for dimensional flowers for embellishing quilts or for scrapbooking

The Petal Pack from Me and My Sister Designs - five templates for dimensional flowers for embellishing quilts or for scrapbooking

Fabric Flower from The Petal Pack by Me and My Sister Designs

Fabric Flower from The Petal Pack by Me and My Sister Designs

It’s Sew Emma has partnered with Me and My Sister Designs to bring you these cool, sturdy, traceable templates that are great for embellishing a quilted project or for scrapbooking.  Each Petal Pack includes five templates and easy-to-follow instructions right on the package.

Find these and other fine templates at your local independent quilt and fabric shop.


New book: The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu

Have you seen the new book “The Better Bag Maker” by Nicole Mallalieu for Stash Books.

The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu

The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu for Stash Books

If you are into making bags for everything from totes to backpacks to weekenders, then this book is for you. Written by Nicole Mallalieu,  internationally recognized handbag designer and founder of  the blog YOU SEW GIRL! The book includes 10 skill building projects, fully explained with detailed tutorials and illustrations. Learn professional techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for making couture bags. From Stash Books for C&T Publishing.

Follow the blog tour for this book where you could win a copy of the book at each stop.

Find this and other fine craft and sewing books at your local independent quilt and fabric shop.

The Material Girls in Dearborn, MI Expands by Nearly Double

The Material Girls in Dearborn, Michigan has nearly doubled in size from 1300 sq. ft. to 2500 sq. ft. increasing their display and classroom space. With a shop hop looming, Barb Fricano, owner of The Material Girls, had a door put in between two units, and a fresh coat of paint put on the walls of the adjoining unit in just two weeks.



Barb Fricano, owner of The Material Girls in Dearborn, Michigan


The space was ready for the OH-MI Shop Hop March 20 – 22.

“We were limited to a classroom of 4.” said Fricano. “Now we can seat 12 comfortably.”



The Material Girls new expansion increased classroom space!


Fricano started as an online shop in 2004 and opened her bricks and mortar shop in 2007. The Material Girls specializes in ethnic fabrics with Asian, Australian, African and batiks as her best sellers. Fricano ships fabric to Australia, Europe, Canada, Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Israel, and to the Czech Republic.


The Material Girls, Dearborn, MI. Before the expansion, fabric was stacked three high! The map shows all the countries that they ship to.


The Material Girls will celebrate their new expansion with a Grand Re-Opening April 22 – 26. Watch for a week’s worth of special deals!

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