Sew Fine Fabrics {a shop}




Fall has arrived.  My little boy is in school and a slower routine has arrived, which means I've been spending more time in my sewing room!  I have lots more to show you soon!

The quilt above came about because Jodi from SewFineFabrics contacted me awhile back about featuring her online fabric shop.  Most of the time, I regretfully pass opportunities like this because I know they don't often mesh well with my non quilting life.

Out of curiosity though, I clicked over to her shop, and the rest is history!  She said I could choose any fabrics I wanted to work with and this shop is so luscious, I just couldn't help it.  I hemmed and hawed around awhile, trying to decide which fabrics to choose.  When I chose these fabrics, I didn't intend to put them together in a quilt ( I had two smaller projects planned)  but when I saw them all together, I just thought they'd work well.  And I'd always rather sew a quilt than anything else!

So first a little more about Sew Fine Fabrics.  The first thing I noticed when visiting her shop is the lovely look of actual draped fabric.  You know I'm a big fan of this feature!  When shopping for fabric online, seeing the photos this way, as opposed to a flat computer swatch, is so accurate and gives you a real feel for the fabric.  This shop almost gives you the feeling of walking down real aisles in a store!

The second favorite thing is that top sentence in her announcement!  Talk about a seriously good deal on shipping!

The fabrics she chooses have a clean modern aesthetic, and she also specializes in organic fabric.

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Now just a little bit about this quilt.  Here are the fabrics I included:

Square Stitch in Stone - this is the brown with white stitch
Solid in Starfruit - the limey green
Solid in Bright White
Unprinted Linen
The turquoise is a Premier Prints home dec fabric which must be out of stock right now.

I found out that I LOVE the Starfruit green.  It's definitely going to become a staple in my stash.

I prewashed everything, but I was concerned that the linen would fray out after a lot of washing, so I quilted it with a smallish zigzag stitch on every seam.  Guess what?  I love it!  It's a very forgiving way to stitch in the ditch, and I think it adds a nice texture.

I hope to show you a clear picture of the front of the quilt yet, I'm just waiting on my new quilt hanging spot!

Anyways, I want to thank Jodi for introducing me to her shop, I know I'll be visiting again!  And I hope you will too!  It always makes me happy to see shops that are run by people who love their fabric...

21 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt and i'm loving that green too! I've had a look and what a fabulous shop, totally agree about the great pictures!

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  2. I just had a quick look at Jodi's shop. Wow...flat rate shipping to Canada! Her fabric is fabulous - as is your quilt!

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  3. simple yet beautiful. I need a tips for pre-wash .. please..
    1. Are you using a regular detergent and hand wash for pre-washed ?
    2. Do we need to pre-wash every fabrics we use or only certain fabric such linen ?

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    1. 1. I use regular detergent and run them through my washer and dryer just as I would any other laundry.

      2. This is personal preference. I don't generally prewash any fabric. I did prewash this bundle because I originally intended it for a different type of project. I do prewash linen and flannel.

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    2. Thank you for your time answering my question :) it's help me a lot..

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  4. So very pretty and soft. I especially like the ship rate to Canada!

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  5. Eeeek! $4.50 to Canada?? I'm in love...

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  6. Beautiful combination of fabrics! I always love a triangle quilt. I checked out the shop and love the pictures and awesome shipping rate.

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  7. The zigzag quilting looks fab! I checked out Jodi's shop and I really like it. Awesome shipping prices. I like the way the fabric is displayed also. Loved that she had thread, washi tape and baker's twine. very cool.

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  8. Another beautiful quilt by you! It looks so puffy and soft. And, that shop - wow! I love shops that have a smaller and unique selection of fabrics - her choices are amazing.

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  9. Your quilt is lovely and she has lovely collection of fabrics too.

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  10. Such a beautiful quilt. My little one has just started school and isn't it great to have a little more time to sew!! Xo

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  11. Lovely shop nice to see real pictures of the fabric. I am in Australia so buy a lot online and it is hard to tell from computer pics. I love your idea of zig zag stitch in the ditch! Genius ! I am new quilter and have never liked stitch in the ditch because you don't see the quilting but sometimes I don't know what else is appropriate for certain quilts. Great idea is it ok if I use it? I love your quilts and made a scrappy 12" block strip quilt from your tutorial :) (My Mother in law loved it so I gave it to her. )

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  12. Fabulous fabric combo...off to check out the shop!!

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  13. Nice! The zigzag quilting is cool on triangles. Hmm.. maybe I ought to do that!

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  14. Great shop! I couldn't have resisted either! Love your triangles.

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  15. You picked a beautiful color combination. I'll store the zig zag in my brain for a future quilting possibility.

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  16. I just can't help loving the things you sew!

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  17. love it. i love the colors too. they look awesome together.

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  18. I like the fabrics, too. You made a great choice. And the zig zag quilting is something I didn't think of but like in your quilt. The colours are something for me, too. The pattern reminds me that I have to try triangles soon. I always say that but the project where I'd like to use triangles gets pushed in second row everytime... Someday.

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