Archive: “Fabric”

  • Changing it Up for AQS Virginia Beach

    So… it’s been five months since our last retail show which was in Paducah, KY, and you might remember from the Paducah show summary post that we had unveiled a brand new booth set up at that show and were relatively satisfied with it. So with that in mind, it would be logical to assume […]

  • My 4 Favorite Fabric Designers

    So… there’s quite a few things I’ve figured out after almost 15 years in this business, but one of the most important things just might have to do with fabric selection! Because in the beginning I had a REALLY hard time finding fabric that “played well” with my designs. There’s actually several reasons why; There’s […]

  • PPC12: In the Mood for Moda?

    So… have I mentioned that we will not be attending or displaying at the Quilt Market in Salt Lake City this Spring? Yeah… and here’s the two main reasons why. 1) Market attendance has been steadily declining over the past few years, and… 2) Market expenses have been steadily rising, particularly those involving our freight. […]

  • PPC12: The Lady in Red

    So… a really nice thing happened while I was at the Road to California show. Late one afternoon I noticed a very familiar face in my booth and she was admiring my bags. I recognized her right away as being Loralei Harris of Lorelei Designs. I was thrilled. Even though I’ve been in this business […]

  • Ask Kat: Why Don’t You Include Fabric in your Kits?

    So… Here’s a question we hear on a regular basis. They’ve seen a bag they like on our site and it’s either been made up in the colors they normally wear, or a print that really “speaks” to them, and they just can’t imagine being able to find any other fabric combination that they’d like […]

  • Product Review: Thompson’s Fabric Seal

    So … If you are a fan of our FaceBook page, you might remember that a weeks ago we passed along a post we found about Thompson’s Fabric Seal (made by the same folks that sell Thompson’s Water Seal for porches and stuff). The title of this particular post was “How to Waterproof and Repel […]

  • On Digging out of a Creative Rut

    So… the harsh reality about creativity is that you just can’t turn it on whenever you feel like it. You just can’t get up in the morning and say, “Today, I think I’ll be creative!” It doesn’t work that way. Let’s take fabric for example. Sometimes it seems like everywhere I look I see fabric […]

  • One for You, One for Me

    So… I was working hard on the new design the other day when I heard a familiar sound… a new email coming in. No big deal, right? Except that this particular email was from Pat Sloan, and since its Springtime and Pat generally has a new fabric line to debut every Spring, I immediately thought, […]

  • Let’s Hear it for Orchid

    So… Pantone’s Color Of 2014 Is Orchid! Otherwise known as Radiant Orchid (Pantone #18-3224), it’s almost on the opposite side of the color-wheel from Emerald, which was last year’s color. Pantone’s color pick for 2014 will, in theory, have a strong presence in fashion, beauty, home design and consumer products. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color […]

  • Leaf Me Out

    So… in a recent post I showed you a new sample I made up in Katia Hoffman’s Maple Stories fabric for the Fall Quilt Market. And evidently there were more than just a few of you who were surprised to find out that the background fabric for the Flap was fabricated. You might remember that […]