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Monday, November 03, 2014

The Sewing Party ticket giveaway!

Tell us about your favorite sewing project you made using FreeSpirit products to be entered to win a ticket to The Sewing Party Saturday, November 8th Comment or share a picture to win! We will randomly select the winners on Tuesday, November 4th. (We will be giving away 8 tickets).www.thesewingparty.com

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!!!  Melissa Corry, Mina, Christie Ruiz, Stephanie, Cherise Tower and jinsnapp!!!  Please email me at ann.moss@coats.com so that we can get you registered for this great event!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Reason to Celebrate

From Melissa Peda - 100billionstars.com

September was National Sewing Month. If your month was anything like mine, you barely noticed it was September, let alone a month long national celebration of sewing.

For most of us, sewing is not an occasional or seasonal activity. We can come up with any excuse to sew, or in the absence of time or motivation, at least buy fabric in hopes of one day finding that time and motivation. Our stashes are proof of this simple fact--filled to overflowing, crammed into hidey holes or simply set out in plain sight. We spend a lot of time dreaming and drooling about one aspect or another of sewing. Celebrating sewing is our way of life.

If I had to pick just one thing to celebrate, it would be this: options! This is an amazing time for fabric lovers and sewists. We're spoiled for choice. With so many designers putting out beautiful, unique prints, there truly is something for everyone. No matter what your style, finding the right fabric is just a click away. With the right pattern, your favorite prints and a few stolen hours at the sewing machine, you're ready to show the world who you are. And if that changes from time to time, you can always sew up something new.

If you're feeling a little boho chic, grab a bit of Zandra Rhodes' Lace Mountain collection and download our free pattern for this floppybag. There's plenty of room for a change of clothes, groceries or whatever else you need to carry. Yet when it's empty, it takes up very little space. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014


Congratulations to Quilt Dad - John Adams for the winning quilt in our Modern Solids, Traditional Inspiration Challenge!!! Thank you to all of the amazing bloggers who participated in our challenge!‪#‎modernsolidschallenge‬
If you will be at Fall Quilt Market this weekend, stop by our booth #1502 & 1602 to see the quilt in person.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Iznik Collection from Snow Leopard Designs

The Iznik Collection is inspired by the decorative pottery and tiles that were produced in the town of Iznik in Anatolia, Turkey, between the 15th and 17th century. Iznik pottery is known throughout the world for its vivid cobalt and turquoise blue glazes and simple swirling patterns inspired by natural forms. The pottery was originally inspired by the Chinese blue and white Ming dynasty porcelain that was being brought along the Silk Road during the 15th century and had such a profound influence on the Ottoman court at that time.  The collection itself has been developed from a select group of glazed tiles and plates. As well as simple floral and geometric motifs, it includes such elements as the tree of life. This new collection from Snow Leopard continues to give a contemporary form to these great artistic traditions from the past, while allowing them to be enjoyed in our homes today.

Visit the Discover section of www.makeitcoats.com to find projects and information 
about the Iznik Collection

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

It's time to vote... Modern Solids, Traditional Inspiration Challenge!!!

It's time to cast your vote for your favorite quilt from the Modern Solids, Traditional Inspiration Challenge!!  We can not thank Denyse Schmidt and the talented bloggers for making our first Modern Solids challenge a great success. 

Visit our Modern Solids, Traditional Inspiration Pinterest board to see more pictures of these amazing quilts!

Please cast your vote by commenting on this post no later than Tuesday, October 14th!  Also make sure to check out each quilters blogs about the challenge.  #modernsolidschallenge

Fresh Lemons Quilt - Faith Jones

Freshly Pieced - Lee Heinrich

Quilt Dad - John Adams

The Quilt Engineer - Latifah Saafir

Olive and Ollie - Heather Jones

Bijou Lovely Designs Woodland Quilt- Holly DeGroot

Canoe Ridge Creations - Megan Bohr

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