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Retro Fashion for the Modern Home | Time Warp Barkcloth

February 01, 2015



Popular for mid-century couture, Cloud9 Fabrics is bringing barkcloth back with Time Warp by Jessica Jones, a beautiful collection of retro-inspired prints on a medium-weight, knubby texture organic cotton well-suited for outerwear, bags and totes, upholstery, drapes, and other home decor.

 

February 01, 2015 by Karen Daniel

Pattern Review : Esme Top

October 23, 2014

Esme Top using Wildwood fabric | HoneyBeGood

I've been wanting to make the Esme Top for a while, and when Wildwood arrived in the shop last month some of the prints seemed very fitting. This was my first experience with Sew Liberated patterns. I consider myself a beginner when it comes to apparel making (quilter here!), and I found the video walk-throughs extremely helpful. Video tutorials are available with the purchase of all Sew Liberated patterns. The patterns also include detailed written instructions so that an experienced sewist can move on without watching the video.

October 23, 2014 by Karen Daniel

Home and Fashion Fabric by Josi Severson

September 22, 2014

With a style that has been described both as Scandinavian and African-influenced, Minneapolis-based Josi Severson draws her designs by hand. The organically-grown cotton jersey is printed in the USA using water-based, Phthalate and plastic-free inks – safer for humans and the environment.

Her latest collection, named after the Tom Petty album, Wildflowers is entirely USA produced - grown, milled, printed and packaged!

September 22, 2014 by Karen Daniel

New life for old lamps

September 09, 2014


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September 09, 2014 by Karen Daniel

Color Play With Here Kitty Kitty

May 01, 2014

These playful kitties arrived in the shop today and immediately befriended everyone here, including an unexpected combination of solid colors from our shelves. With Here Kitty Kitty, Alyssa Thomas and Clothworks have once again put together a great combination of fun prints with an equally vibrant and soft color palette on a high-quality, soft-to-the-touch organic cotton shirting fabric. We already have a quilt planned for these lovelies and can't wait to get to work! In the meantime, here are a few color combinations that we thought you might enjoy. 

May 01, 2014 by Karen Daniel

Of Barns and Quilts

February 22, 2014

Recent travels have taken us to the historic Valle Crucis community along the Watauga River in Western North Carolina. This fertile valley sustains the people who work it or are fortunate enough to spend a few days visiting. We stayed at the Mast Farm Inn where each morning we were greeted with a delicious breakfast of one or more of the following: locally grown pork sausage, berry porridge, homemade biscuits, homemade yogurt and local fruit, and quiche made from fresh eggs courtesy of the farm's chickens. 

February 22, 2014 by Karen Daniel

Critter Patch for Clothworks

December 03, 2013

Hedgehogs, rabbits, raccoons, foxes and more. Critter Patch, the latest organic quilter's cotton collection by Alyssa Thomas for Clothworks offers up a nice variety of scale, including three prints that can easily be used as blenders. The small oak leaf prints are on a mottled color background that almost shimmers. There's not a stark solid to be found here. The organic cotton coming from Clothworks is quickly becoming among our very favorite. The quality of the cotton and the printing, the supreme softness ... 

December 03, 2013 by Karen Daniel
Tags: Quilt Kit

Celina Mancurti Linens

November 05, 2013

HoneyBeGood is proud to now offer an assortment of flax linen in original designs hand screen-printed by Celina Mancurti. Her linens are well-suited for a variety of uses: everything from apparel to pillow covers, to window treatments to kitchen textiles.

Based in Tampa, Florida, Celina finds inspiration in her travels and in her natural surroundings close to her native Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been influenced by organic fibers and eco-friendly notions turning her vision …

November 05, 2013 by Karen Daniel

Little Things by Arrin Turnmire for Moda Fabrics

October 05, 2013
LIttle Things Organic Cotton Quilting Fabric by Arrin Turnmire for Moda Fabrics | HoneyBeGood
The first organic cotton line from Moda Fabrics is super soft, light-weight sheeting and is a real pleasure to sew. The soft, modern color palette lends itself to so many uses. We chose Amy Smart's Hour Glass quilt pattern to highlight how well all the prints and solids play together. Amy's directions make the pattern a snap to piece together. We did ours in just a few fun hours and the results are fantastic. 
Hour Glass Quilt Kit - Little Things Organic Cotton Fabric | HoneyBeGood
Hour Glass Quilt Kit - Little Things Organic Cotton Fabric | HoneyBeGood
As you can see, our quilt hasn't been finished yet. It'll go off to the long arm quilter in the next week or two. We're excited to see the finished product and will be sure and update this post with new photos. In the meantime, if you'd like to make a Little Things quilt of your own, we've put together an economical and time-saving quilt kit
October 05, 2013 by Karen Daniel

How to Make a Quilt Backing

August 21, 2013

Here's a quick peek at the mechanics involved in turning 44" wide solid color quilting fabric into an appropriately sized quilt backing. The dimensions given assume a finished quilt size of 50" x 83" or smaller. Adjust total yardage to fit your quilt dimensions, but the basic concept is the same. 

How to make a quilt backing

August 21, 2013 by Karen Daniel