New Art Gallery Cottons/Knits and Much More!

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FOX noun: -a carnivorous mammal of the dog family with a pointed muzzle and bushy tail, proverbial for its cunning.

ALSO KNOWN FOR BEING ONE OF THE CUTEST ANIMALS ON THIS PLANET!

CHECK OUT THIS RETURNING FABRIC LINE!

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A beautiful selection of voile is on the shelves now just waiting to be made into beautiful garments.

Cathy just whipped up a beautiful scarf in the brown, pink and blue print and it is stunning!

Heather Bailey Momentum Voile (in store only)

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A new Free Spirit fabric line at the Cotton Blossom Fabric Shoppe is Sundara Oasis by Dena Designs. The colors and designs are scrumptious!  Clothing and bedding are begging to be made with these fabrics!

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If you like Country French design you will love this new collection by Sandy Klop of American Jane.

Let us introduce Moda’s Lorraine.  This would be beautiful in quilts, as well as chair cushions, kitchen curtains and accessories.

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Our shelves runneth over with beautiful fabrics.  The new Art Gallery line,  Petal  & Plume, has arrived and it has us all thinking of what we can make with it.

We also have several of these prints in knits, for those of you who enjoy garment sewing.  Long tunics, leggings, pants and simple dresses would be great in these fabrics!

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Lots to see at the Cotton Blossom Shoppe!  So come see us!

We would love to help you put together your next spectacular project.

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So Many New Fabrics Have Arrived!

Sew many boxes, sew many fabrics, sew much fun! Our shelves and tables are full of new fabric lines.

Let’s start with Moda’s French General. This is an exquisite fabric line that has so many possibilities.

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A quilt made from these prints would be gorgeous, and we have pulled a selection of companion fabrics that coordinate beautifully with this line.

How about a set of napkins out of the fleur de lis print?  What a perfect hostess gift this holiday season.  Pillows, table runners, you name it, this fabric is exceptionally beautiful.

Hey Cupcake is a “sweet” line and has some great coordinating designs that go along with the cute cupcake print.  The stripes belong in every fabric lover’s stash! The small flower prints are dainty and the whole collection has a somewhat retro vibe! A baby quilt and bedding or children dresses would look precious in these fabrics.  Simply throw in that black stripe and you will successfully rock the modern/retro look!

Collage We are loving our 1930’s reproduction prints-Toy Chest by Riley Blake.

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These vintage inspired prints are so very popular now, and we are delighted to be able to offer them to our customers. These can be worked up into beautiful sampler block quilts, baby bedding, and children’s garments.  Come in soon and pick out your favorites!  There are many more new fabrics coming in daily. Come by and see us and let us help you with your next project!

New Arrivals and Project Inspiration

We have some pretty fabrics and inspirational projects to share with you today!

It’s a beautiful sunny Saturday in Madison! We are getting ready for that crisp fall weather that’s just around the corner, and these fall fabrics will have you dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes, fuzzy socks, and hayrides!

BeFunky Collage (1) We are swooning over this bright and cheery collection by Brigitte Heitland. We are stocked with layer cakes and charm packs to make your next project a piece of cake!

BeFunky Collage These prints from the French General collection are great year-round. The soft colors and simple florals make for beautiful quilting and home decor projects.

BeFunky Collage (2) You can use these collections to make the cutest children’s quilts using the “quilt as you go” method. We used the Little Flyers and Around Town (available in store only) collections to make these darling quilts. We have kits already made for you complete with instructions. Quilting as you go is really fun, and the whole idea is GENIUS!

BeFunky Collage (3) Knits are comfortable and stylish, and we have lots of knits for all ages and for all types of projects. This dress was made from the “Vintage Market” collection, and we have both the navy and white background in the shop! We are happy to help you choose a pattern and get you started on creating your next garment.

BeFunky Collage That is all for today! Let us know how we can help you get started on your next project!

 

Panels, If You Please!

If you need a quick gift that’s sure to please, try a panel!
Our shoppe has a variety of panels to choose from.
We’ll be happy to help you pick some coordinating fabric for borders and backing, and you’ll be set to make someone very happy.
Here’s just a small sampling of panels available at Cotton Blossom Fabric Shoppe.

IMG_8461 IMG_8464 IMG_8467 Panels can be used in a variety of ways.  They can be incorporated into table runners, wall hangings, bags, and quilts. Use your imagination and incorporate a panel into your latest project! 

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Border prints make for a quick project, as well. Check out this table runner made from the festive “Harvest Time” fabric collection. All the fabric you need for this project is bundled and ready to go in a convenient kit!

IMG_8475 Come see us at the Cotton Blossom Fabric Shoppe for beautiful fabrics, great patterns, notions, and the finest selection of Baby Lock machines to make all your creations shine.

 

 

It was a cross between a rock concert and a business meeting!

Baby Lock Tech 2015 with Ray Queen

At Baby Lock Tech with former Baby Lock VP Ray Queen

We are back home after four wonderful days at Baby Lock Tech! This conference and dealer training couldn’t have been more fun and educational. We learned a tremendous amount about our Baby Lock machines and learned even more about the exciting innovations in sewing that Baby Lock has to offer. Opening ceremonies were a hoot! It was sort of a cross between a rock concert and a business meeting.

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We managed to get a pic without a giant golden balloon hitting us! 🙂

There were giant golden balloons flying through the crowd, rocking music that got us all dancing and silly antics from Baby Lock leaders and staff.

The Baby Lock regional sales managers entertained the crowd with a dance routine that was a take-off on River Dance, complete with giant bobble heads.  The dance number was too funny and the managers were such good sports.

Baby Lock River Dancers ;)

Baby Lock River Dancers 😉

The training sessions were jam-packed with learning opportunities and there were “Sew-librities” everywhere. Baby Lock is endorsed by some of the biggest “sew-lebrities” in the industry. Nancy Zieman, Jenny Doan, Eleanor Burns plus many more, all sew on a Baby Lock.  There were even ambassadors from Baby Lock Japan in their dress Kimonos – sewn on the Baby Lock sergers!

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CEO of Baby Lock Japan

We loved the training we received on the Destiny and the NEW Alliance single needle embroidery machine.  Let me tell you – if you ever wanted to dip your toes into the home-based business of embroidery, this machine is calling your name.  It is easy to thread and does beautiful applique and embroidery – all with a free arm to enable bags and hats and small items.

NEW Baby Lock Alliance Single Needle

NEW Baby Lock Alliance Single Needle

Destiny Class

Robin concentrating on the amazing on-screen editing capabilities of the Baby Lock Destiny

And to the total ruination of our diets, the breaks featured snacks that were absolutely over-the-top.

One of the MANY tablescapes of delicious snacks and treats

One of the MANY tablescapes of delicious snacks and treats

We even managed to get in some site seeing while we were there.

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At the Arch in St. Louis (bonus photo bomb from a carriage horse)

We learned that we are more in Love with the Baby Lock brand and all that it represents. Quality, Integrity with a generous dose of fun sprinkled in. 

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