Cuts (New fabrics)

CUTS: Summer fabrics fit for living and loving

May 9, 2012

It’s summertime (soon) and the sewing is easy with these wonderful new releases. Washi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Timeless Treasures Rashida, of I Heart Linen blog fame, spent many days and weeks in Japan as a child, when her mother was working overseas as a fashion model. It was there that she fell in love [...]

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Cuts: Feminine, Flirty and Fun

January 18, 2012

Spring is nowhere near the air here in GenQ land, but that doesn’t stop us from wishing. Especially when we spy these lovelies passing before our eyes and visions of dancing rotary cutters start step into our hallucinations (and that’s without mind-altering substances)! We’re talking feminine, a little flirty and fun and you will too. [...]

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Cuts: A Tasty Treat, Mod Designs, and Art Deco Cool

November 11, 2011

Nope, we never get enough of this stuff, and we know you don’t either. Here’s a peek at three new collections to whet your appetite for fiber.  Just Desserts by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads Connecting Threads, one of our sponsors, is working with outside designers to come up with more contemporary and modern style [...]

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Cuts: Say Hi to Color

October 19, 2011

So, it’s that time of the month again and we’re craving thread–the kind delivered to us by our wonderful fabric manufacturers. Today we’re featuring a couple from Moda, one from Anthology and one from Robert Kaufman. All are delightful and worthy of your time. Terrain by Kate Spain for Moda She’s been designing for Moda [...]

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Cuts: Shout Out to Autumn

September 23, 2011

While the weather is just starting to shift to fall in some parts of North America, here at the GenQ headquarters we’re dancing in the leaves to give a big howdy to the cooler temps and richer meals. After all what better time of year is it for quilting if not fall? We’re preparing for [...]

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Cuts: Wearable Art

August 26, 2011

Most of us make quilts. Some of us also sew other things, like clothing and home stuff, to strut our creative stuff. So, today’s Cuts are dedicated to those who like to wear their stitched efforts—in skirts, tops, shirts, pants, dresses and other closet essentials. And while we’re all about stitching for our offspring (or [...]

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Cuts: Linen Blends, Rich Romance and Cheerful Color

August 12, 2011

Naturally, there’s nothing we love more than new fabric.  (Well, maybe our kids hold an edge over the latest cuts, but everything else is bottom-rung, baby!)  And given the opportunity, we’d probably bathe in cotton  if we could. Heck, we’re lucky enough that waxing rhapsodic about it is part of our job description. But these [...]

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Cuts: Three Cool Collections

July 15, 2011

Fabric. It’s what we live for. (Yes, you can admit it. This is the happy home of fiber addicts,  remember?) And here we have three cool collections just hitting the shelves of your favorite LQS or online merchant. Cape Ann by Oliver + S, Liesl Gibson (Moda) In Cape Ann by Oliver + S, Moda [...]

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