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CHA Summer 2011 | Ribbons, Twine, and Trim

At CHA, I had my eye out for ribbons and trims. At Doodlebug Design I spotted Doodle Twine in their happy color palette:

We R Memory Keepers Fancy Floss has variegated, glittered, or classic baker’s twine in a rainbow of colors.
We R Memory Keepers offers velveteen ribbons and twill tape in a colorful array perfectly sized for their new Sew Ribbon tool.
Expo International has trims and tassels and pom pom fringe in rainbow colors!
I loved these elaborate crochet trims:
This trim has sequins for extra sparkle:
May Arts has the most spectacular ribbon I’ve ever seen:
They offer dimensional, fluffy ribbons, ribbons with ruffles:
shaped ribbons:
natural colorful twine:
and seasonal shapes for all the holidays:
So much inspiration!

CHA Summer 2011 | Buttons

We spotted buttons as embellishments all over the place at CHA:

These were at Buttons Galore and More



Dress It Up from Jesse James & Co. has a huge selection of novelty and seasonal buttons:





Dill Buttons of America has chunky and funky shaped buttons:


I love the way these buttons are layered with felt, fabric, and rick rack:


I don’t think it is possible to have too many buttons in a craft stash!

What do you think? Are buttons still crazy hot in your crafting?

CHA Summer 2011 | Sizzix Quilts

People are starting to catch on to the technique of using die cutting with fabric to make quilts. At CHA, we saw these marvelous examples of die cut quilts at the Sizzix booth.

Die cutting fabrics is an amazing innovation for quilting.
Sewing quilt blocks is really easy when all the cuts are accurate. Nothing cuts more accurately than a die cutting machine!
We were really excited to hear that Sizzix plans to expand their collection of Bigz Dies designed especially for quilting.

With more dies, the Big Shot will be an indispensable quilting tool, just like the rotary cutter!