Friday, August 15, 2008

Share A Tip With Marcus free fabric!!!

As I was surfing one of my favorite places to go (see left), I read about a special section of their website that I had to share with my readers (anytime there is free fabric involved, you will know about it!) If you share a tip with Marcus fabrics, you have a chance to win a free fabric bundle if they publish your tip. Now I know you all have tips out there to share~let's submit some and win some goodies!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Moda's new playground...Fabricmatcher

Have you all tried Moda's newest creation? It's the Fabricmatcher website, and it is the neatest thing since sliced bread. This website allows you to create a one-of-a-kind quilt with Moda's newest fabrics and patterns from your favorite Moda designers. And the best part, it's FREE! And you can win prizes...from Moda! Here's what you do:
*Log onto, and go to the tab that says "Fun Stuff." Fabricmatcher is the first option on the list, click that.
*Register (remember it's all free). They will ask you a few simple questions, create a user ID and password, and you're in!
*Click on the picture with the cute lady sewing~she'll bring you where you need to start.

*Choose your favorite pattern designer, difficulty level, and size of your project you want to create. (I chose all patterns, simple construction, and throw size)

*After you've chosen your pattern (I chose Blossom by Fig Tree Quilts), click add to project~it will tell you how many fabrics you will need for the quilt.

*Here's the fun part~scroll down to the bottom of your project area and click "Find Fabrics." This is where you get to choose the fabrics for your project! You can pick a theme, designer, or collection. (I chose the collection "Louisa", a beautiful group coming to The Calico Cottage Quilt Shop in October!) Just pick a fabric and click "add to fabric box."

*When you are finished choosing your fabrics, click "Create Project" This will bring you to a screen where you can insert your fabric choices into the pattern.

*Voila! You have a quilt! Save it, print it with the fabric pattern numbers to go shopping with, and stitch it up! Submit it to Moda for the monthly contest, too (see Show and Tell for details)!

I had the best time creating my very own quilt~and you will, too! Make a comment and let us know how you liked it! To see my project, go to Show and Tell, Public Stashes, and click on calicogirl. Have fun creating!

Warm Regards,