Tag Archives: kona solids

Christmas/New Year buys + Quiltcon class materials

Few words for this post…just lots of pretty pictures of my recent purchases:

Cotton and Steel: selected prints purchased from Pink Castle Fabrics
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Cotton and Steel Basics: My favorites!! purchased from Pink Castle Fabrics
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Alison Glass Sun Prints: selected prints purchased from Hawthorne Threads
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A couple of Prints from Fat Quarter Shop…
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Making room for my Doe (purchased from Quilters Square) and other Carolyn Friedlander Prints on the bottom there…
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Had to move my Kona Solids, to make room for Doe, now it has lots of room…
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QuiltCon Class Materials for two of my classes, Alison Glass Embroidery Class + Lizzie House Printing Class.
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That’s my belated Sunday Stash…phew!! Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash.

Sunday Stash: Shades of Grey

I have definitely taken advantage of the recent fabric sales online. Thanksgiving buys will be coming, when the fabric arrives. In the meantime, I had a discount code for 15% of at the Fat Quarter Shop, and I bought a LOT of the new Kona Cottons. They are so bright and wonderful, I can easily sit and look and dream for hours (well maybe I am exaggerating, just a tad). This week, I had posted some of my new projects made from the new colors.

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What I had not featured, was the amazing new Greys the Kona Cottons now have. I plan on making a grey, white and black quilt next year so I stocked up. I am so excited, they are fantastic….there is shadow, graphite, sliver, shoal, coal etc. (no particular order).

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A big question…….When you buy your solids how do you store them??

The reason I ask…..The other day, I ran out of some cream/off white Kona solid and I couldn’t tell you what it was. Not a big deal unless you want to buy some more of the same color. I decided it was time to buy a Kona color card….that helped narrow the choices down. I now have two colors it could be. Hmmm.

This event lead me to my new addition to my existing fabric storage method for solids.

  1. Fold fabric to a width that is no wider than a comic book board.
  2. Wrap fabric around comic book board (I buy my boards from amazon.com).
  3. Write a label with color on it and place at the top of the board (Label is about 1″ x 0.5″).
  4. Place in shelf (I store my solids in color family).

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Hope you enjoyed the tip. I have so much more to show you but it will have to wait I suppose.
I am linking up with Sunday Stash which is being hosted this week by Molli Sparkles.

Sunday Stash {18.08.2013} + Sewing Room

Remember the post where I was playing around with the palette builder by Anne @ Play Crafts,  and how cool it was that it now supports the Kona Cotton palette. Well, that and the sale on Kona cottons at Fat Quarter led to this:

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Yes, 29 new Kona solids have been added to my fabric stash. This purchase, finally had the hubby asking ” Where are you going to put it all”. Then comment just so long as you can fit it all in the shelving I am ok. You will be pleased to know with a little organizing they all fit.

I had shared with you a couple of photos on my fabric stash and sewing room of late. To consolidate so I can share on Studio Spotlight link-up, here is my sewing room and stash storage.

The Sewing Space:
I love the natural light I get with the sewing machine in the alcove there. The Pottery Barn project table has been amazing – so worth the money.SewingRoom

Upcoming Project Storage & Book Case:
The Project Storage is new, purchased from PB Teen. The bookcase (from west elm) is invaluable for storing my Scrap Bins, Linen, Charm Packs, Corduroy, Mens Ties, Batting, Zippers, Finished Projects etc. I love how it matches.
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Rainbow Fabric Stash:
The majority of my fabric is stored by color in one side of my Project table. It is a 3 x 3 cubbies, and I store my fabric using Comic Book Boards.FabricStash

Fabric Collections & Solids:
So, this side of the project table has been recently reorganized, as of this morning, to incorporate those new solids and the collections I have shown the last couple of weeks.FabricStash_CollectionsSolids

The last thing in my sewing room I love is the “break area”.

Break Area:
The sofa of course now has my yellow & grey Kiwi cushion and the Spoonflower bolster cushion to help with the quiet creative thinking time 😉
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Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash

and Ellison Lane’s Studio Spotlight

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Hexagon coffee cup sleeve

I had some more fun this week making coffee cup sleeves from hexagons. I managed to finish the first one, which I am loving. Now, I have to decide if I will post it on my Etsy store or keep it.

Update: I have decided to list it, here it is 🙂

Materials:
12 small hexagons from various fabrics
Low loft batting
Felt
Cotton
Button
Elastic tie

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I used Yellow pearl bracelet by Lizzy House, some Kona Solids, and Notting hill by Joel Dewberry for the hexagons. Hand-stitched the hexagons and machine quilted the top.

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Here is another one I had made previously. I am linking up with Amanda Jean’s Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts