Friday, June 27, 2014

Sew Fun... For Kids

Do you have a budding sewist between the age of 9 and 14 who might want to take a class? We'll be starting new classes for kids this summer, beginning July 7, 2014. They can learn the basics of sewing while making pillowcases -- one to keep, and one to give away!

Class participants will be asked to make a pillowcase for themselves, and another to donate to the One Million Pillowcase Challenge. The class fee is $40.00 (plus the We Love to Sew book -- all class materials are purchased at a 15% discount). Sewing machines and fabric packs for the pillowcases are provided.

If this sounds like fun, please give us a call at 860-651-8885. We only have six spots available so reserve yours today!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cotton + Steel

We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of ALL 144 bolts of gorgeous Cotton + Steel fabrics from their debut collection mid-July! Viv and Linda had the good fortune of seeing this amazing collection in person at the Spring Quilt Market last month and have nothing but good things to say about it.

The collection on display at Spring Quilt Market
Cotton + Steel is a new division of RJR Fabrics made up of inspiring designers in their own right -- Melody Miller, Alexia Abegg, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Kim Kight and Sarah Watts. They will each have their own collections as well as a basics collection, so there'll be six collections in all for us to drool over!

Hatbox by Alexia Abegg
Mustang by Melody Miller
We'll be holding a Market Review on July 19 at our shop, where you can learn all about and get a sneak peek at this great debut collection. We'll be selling advance tickets for $5.00 each, which will then be returned to you as a coupon on the day of the event.

If you'd like more information or have your name put on our list, please give us a call at 860-651-8885 or visit our website at

- Audrie

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What's New At Sew Inspired

Spiced Chai Quilt Kit and Vintage Quilt Revival
A wonderful new book in the shop called Vintage Quilt Revival that has beautiful projects and lots of inspiration for a sampler quilt. We've even kitted up fabrics for the Spiced Chai Quilt.

Quilt Color Workshop and Make + Love Quilts 
Two other new books that've caught our eye are Quilt Color Workshop by the Fat Quarterly gang, and Make + Love Quilts by Mary Fons. Gorgeous quilts in both in all different sizes and fabrics.

Night Owl by Exclusively Quilters
How adorable is this quirky Night Owl collection from Exclusively Quilters?? We think these great fabrics would make a wonderful tote!

Sew Inspired "Snips & Pieces"

Sew Inspired "Snips & Pieces"
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