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Sponsor | Grocery Tote with Oly*Fun Fabric!

I’ve been sewing all of my life, having learned at my mom’s sewing machine when I was very young. Although I grew up watching my mom sew clothes, my passion for sewing is less about fashion and more in the craft and home decor type of project.

After all of this time sewing, it’s rare that I get to try something truly new, so I was excited to get the chance to try out the new Oly*Fun fabric by Fairfield (the makers of PolyFil).

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Coats & Clark, Tim Holtz Announce Line of Quilt Fabric

Fans of Tim Holtz who also take part in sewing and quilting activities will have something to celebrate soon as Tim announced today a new partnership with Coats & Clark that will have him designing that company’s debut fabric line.

Coats & Clark is well-known to sewers and quilters for their thread and sewing notions, and lovers of knit & crochet for their Red Heart yarn and their Susan Bates brand needles & hooks. But fabric will be a new endeavor for Coats.

The new line, called Eclectic Elements, will feature 24 SKUs of fabric designs that will be familiar to Tim Holtz fans from his paper lines. Some of the designs are being produced in two different color tones, taupe and neutral (seen below). The 100% cotton fabric is 44″ wide and will be available on 15 yard bolts. For quilters, the fabric will be available in fat quarters, design rolls, 5” and 10” charm packs and fat eighths, while it is being marketed for papercrafters in 6″ and 12″ fabric crafting packs. Continue Reading →

CHA Summer 2011: The Upholstery Studio

Spotted at The Upholstery Studio booth: kits to upholster your own customized tuffet!

So cute! What a great way to showcase a special embroidery or needlepoint project. I have some beautiful fabrics I could use to make my own lovely footrest!

With their neat kit, you can make a smooth top, or a tufted one.

They showed me how quick and easy it is to use this beautiful embroidery on heavy linen to upholster a smooth oval tuffet. This one doesn’t have its feet yet:


Included in the kit are high quality upholstery foam and bonded polyester batting that pulls easily without coming apart for stretching over upholstery forms


It was a simple process requiring only a staple gun and a few techniques outlined in the instructional DVD that ensure success.


Once you tackle this tuffet project, you can try one of their larger upholstery kits like this classy square ottoman tufted with leather:

or this round ottoman with customized coordinated fabrics:


The Upholstery Studio also offers kits for headboards and cornices:

These are amazing projects for fabric lovers like me! What do you think?