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May 16, 2017   /   byHawthorne Threads  / Categories :  Feeds
Outer Banks Fabric

Spring is in full swing and we've already got our sights set on summer. If you're planning warm weather dresses, beachy quilts and bags we think you'll love our upcoming In House designed and printed collection. Outer Banks comes to our shop early next month! In the meantime, we have lots of sewing inspiration for you today!

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Stay Gold from Aneela Hoey

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Hurdles Quilt Pattern by Annela Hooey

Aneela Hoey's new line for Cloud 9 Organic Fabrics features 8 prints on quilting cotton and is "inspired by lazy day picnics, sun drenched flowers and everything good, simple and true." As Robert Frost writes, "nature's first green his gold, her hardest hue to hold." A similarly wistful Aneela Hooey longs for life to Stay Gold. We have yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles.

Don't miss the Free Quilt Pattern, and for more on the above, check out Aneela's line of patterns and some beautiful sewing inspiration from Cloud 9!

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Free Holding Horses Quilt Pattern from Cloud 9

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Portside Duffle Pattern available in our Shop

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Sweet Dreams from Maude Asbury

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Jon and Janie Romper available from Tie Dye Diva Patterns

Your littles are in for a good with Sweet Dreams! This new collection from Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics is a whimsical woodland collection where mommy and baby hibernate under starry skies in a soft palette of blue, pink, gold and grey. This sweet and peaceful collection is perfect for nursery decor and more. We have yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles, and don't miss the Free Quilt Pattern!

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Slumberland Sleep Sack pattern from Bonnie Christine availalbe in our Shop

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Cloud Pillow Tutorial from Bonnie Christine

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Garden Roost from Elizabeth Grubaugh

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Storybook Pinafore Tutorial from Tie Dye Diva Patterns

Hens on bikes, owls on their perch, eggs, flowers and so much more come together to create the Garden Roost collection by Elizabeth Grubaugh. This playful and eclectic collection in a bold palette of navy, coral, green, gold, pink and turquoise is the perfect backdrop for your next sewing project. We have yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles and Blend has a Free Quilt Project!

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Pencil Case sewing inspiration from Elizabeth Grubaugh

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Apron sewing inspiration from Traveling Charlie

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Disco Qulit Pattern from Jaybird available in our Shop

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Free Quilt Pattern from Blend

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Meadowlark Sewing Inspiration with Teal and Finch

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Our design team is just in awe of these beautiful dresses sewn up by Jennifer of Teal and Finch fame. The vintage feel of the Ileana Dress Pattern by Compagnie M echos the classic storybook feel of our Meadowlark fabrics. A Flappy Coin Purse completes the sweet look for these fashionable sisters.

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New In House Basic available in over 60 colors!

Jennifer took the opportunity to play with our new Thatched Basic to contrast with the Meadow and On a Lark prints. Jen selected the coordinating Blue Jay and Peony colors for these dresses but you'll be happy to know that Thatched is available in over 60 colors to coordinate with our In House collections. Visit Teal and Finch for more photos and lots of details on these beautiful dresses!

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New Giveaway!

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For this week's giveaway we are offering up a Fat Quarter Bundle of Carolyn Friedlander's eponymous collection in Fat Quarters!

Congratulations to Lke139, our winner of a Fat Quarter Bundle of the lovely Bound line from April Rhodes! Please send us a quick message to let us know where we should send this winning prize!

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Thank you so much for reading along with us, and for your continued support of our little shop!

Warmest regards,
Lindsay and Charlie

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