Monday, August 8, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
When I came up with the concept of 3-yard economy quilts, I wanted to make the largest quilt possible with just 3 yards of fabric. I knew that I couldn't get the traditional double fold binding from 3 yards and still achieve my goal of making a big quilt with a little fabric. You see, a traditional double fold binding uses 1/2 yard for a quilt the size that I can make with 3 yards and I preferred to put that fabric in the quilt top. That's how the single fold, economy binding became the standard for the 3-yard quilt designs. (If you prefer a double fold, you will need to add 1/2 yard fabric to make it).'
Watch this clip on how to cut and press the binding.
Bring the two ends together and place a pin where they meet.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
All set up and ready to greet quilters. Lots of 3-yard fabric bundles waiting for a new home!
We love showing off some of our quilt patterns made with new fabric bundles (L to R): Byzantine Doors, Simply Strips and Stepping Up (**New Pattern**)
More Quilt Pattern samples displayed (L to R): Checkmate, Awareness Ribbons, Perfect Pets (Both Puppy & Kitten **New Pattern)
Some last minute shopping. It was a busy day and we got to meet lots of new and returning friends. Quilt Pattern Samples: Back Wall (L to R): Porch Rails (**New Pattern**), Friendship Star, Checkmate. On the end of the Center Table (back to front): Sew Quick, Tumbling Triangles and Pretty Simple.
End of Day #1 – Closing up the booth for the night. Will be bringing in more boxes of 3-yard fabric bundles and restocking the kits.Hope to see you 10 AM – 6 PM tomorrow & Saturday or 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
We’re on the road again, and have the booth all ready at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. Weather forecast is for a beautiful weekend.
The past several months we’ve been making quilt samples to hang in the booth so you can see how our patterns look made with some of our current fabric bundles.
Here are some of the quilts that have been made and are hanging in our booth in Hershey.
Quilt Pattern: Checkmate made in Blue/Cream/Baseball Novelty Fabric
**New** Quilt Pattern: Stepping Up made in White & Black with Red Fabric
**New** Quilt Pattern: Big Picture made with a large center of Cat Novelty Fabric and accented with Pink & White/Black Dots..
Quilt Pattern: Byzantine Doors made with Batik-look marbled fabric accented with Black.
**New** Quilt Pattern: Perfect Pets made with Novelty Cartoon Dogs on aqua fabric with White Dots on Black and White Fabric.
Quilt Pattern: Square Dance made with large colorful dots, with Yellow & Green Fabrics.
Quilt Pattern: Nine Plus One made with Cupcake Novelty Fabric and Pink & White accent fabrics.
Quilt Pattern: Topsy Turvey made with Novelty Flower Fabric with Pink & Yellow accent fabrics.
**New** Quilt Pattern: Boxes and Bows made with Black/Stripes/Boxes
We would love to show you these quilts and more -- New Patterns/Books, Fun Fabric Bundles. Come & visit with Robert, Donna & ME – we’d love to hear that you follow the Fabric Café Blog!! Find a 3-yard Bundle you like & pick a Free Pattern to go with it. Hundreds of 3-yard Bundles and over 30 patterns to choose from!
See you there!