Make a String Quilt!
String quilts were originally made with the small bits, strips and "strings" left over from quilting and sewing projects. But whatever you choose, from scrappy to coordinated 2 1/2 inch jelly roll, making string blocks is an easy and addictive project for quilt makers of all levels. On April 26th, Bridget Boyle, our favorite liberated quilter, will show you examples of string quilts and how to make your own blocks. We hope you will come in and join the fun! Sign up here...
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Alexander Henry's Spring Collection
As ThreadBear customers already know, we really like Alexander Henry Fabrics, which has a house style that is wonderfully witty, bright and fun. Take a moment to look at some of Alexander Henry's new spring collection, now available at The Bear. They include Buzz and The Tropix, a pair of insect prints that are great for any age because the bugs are enchanting without seeming infantile, as well as A to Z With Me, a droll children's bestiary with goofy and unusual animals. The little Mashama collection, in a style that seems at once African and naive, boasts some drenched reds, greens, and yellows, plus a painter's stripe that will knock your socks off.
The latest of Alexander Henry's wonderful cotton evocations of pastoral toiles (remember Midnight Pastoral, the sly Dia de Los Muertos version) is the Rancho Toile, with wonderful etchings of working cowboys circa 1920. And there is a pair of very cute sewing prints done in hot pink, mustard and other hot colors.
Finally--and just as a teaser--I will mention that there is a new Frida Kahlo collection you will not want to miss. The fabrics are just straggling in now, so they aren't up on our website yet, but they are terrific! Stay tuned!
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