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May 18, 2017   /   byHawthorne Threads  / Categories :  Feeds
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Fun with our new Brave fabrics!

Is it possible to have too much fun at work? We've been dressing us some wooden dolls in our new Brave fabrics for our next photo shoot and it might be tough to give these over to my 2 year old niece. See more project peeks over on Instagram in the coming days!


Thumbelina from Hawthorne Threads

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Pond Life Faux Patchwork Quilt, finished at 56" x 72"

We're very pleased to introduce you to Thumbelina, our newest In House designed and printed fabric collection. This storied yet sophisticated group captures the adventures of a girl who proves that courage lies in us all, no matter how small. Natural pinks and blues accented with bright spring greens paint a lush backdrop, with hints of watercolor bringing the pond scenes to life.

A fittingly bite sized collection, Thumbelina consists of just 13 prints plus a Faux Patchwork design, as well as a Project Panel. For more coordinates, try our Thatched, Buffalo Plaid, Skipping Stones, and Terrarium basics. We also offer FQ Bundles.

Thumbelina Ayda Dresses

Thumbelina Ayda Dresses, Pattern available from Simple Life Pattern Co.

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Pond Life Faux Patchwork Quilt, bound with Manchester Yarn Dye in Indigo

Thumbelina Fabric Frog

Happy Frog Pattern available from Paper Panache, features our Thatched and Stardust Basics, with our "Wee Triangle"

Thumbelina Panel in Fabled Pink

Thumbelina Panel, a trio of 18" square designs - great for pillows, or quilt centerpieces!


Doodle Daisy from Michael Miller

Doodle Daisy Fabric Poster

Sew Pony Juliette Dress Pattern sewn up in Doodle Daisy by Sweet Red Poppy

Doodle Daisy from Michael Miller oozes whimsical warm weather fun, sure to inspire summer dresses, picnic quilts and accessories for your own blooming daisy. We hare yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles.

And how adorable are those Juliette Dresses from Sweet Red Poppy?!

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Sewing Inspiration from Michael Miller

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Cascade Quilt Pattern available in our Shop

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Natalie and Nate Romper Pattern availale in our Shop

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Kismet Trinket Box Pattern available in our Shop


Best Day Ever from Cori Dantini

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Pumpkins, witches, cats and ghosts create a magical mix in the Best Day Ever collection by Cori Dantini. This bewitching fabric line featuring the artists' signature panels in the traditional colors of Halloween is ideal for all your ghostly projects and boo-tiful holiday decor.

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Best Day Ever Sewing inspiration from Badass Quilter

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Best Day Ever peek from Badass Quilting

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Best Day Ever Sewing inspiration from Badass Quilter

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Free Quilt Pattern from Blend featuring both Panels


Heritage Knit and Rayon from April Rhodes

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Baby Legging Tutorial from Gina Michele

April Rhodes plays homage to her Heritage with these rich designs printed on Knit and Rayon. April "drew inspiration from two of the most influential storytellers in my life, my father and my grandmother. It is 6 prints in knit and rayon and I'm incredibly honored to showcase a small glimpse of my family's history in this wearable fabric collection." We're very excited to play with these beautiful fabrics, and love how nicely they will coordinate with the upcoming Arizona After line!

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Wide Leg Pants Pattern available in our Shop - perfect for the Rayon!

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Kimono Tutorial from Polka Dot Chair - perfect for the Rayon!

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Out and About Dress Pattern available in our Shop - wonderful for the Knit!


Fabric Back in Stock!

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We have Amy Gibson's Meriwether collection BACK IN FULL! and Loverly Quilt Pattern.


Meriwether Ultimate Travel Bag - Pattern available from By Annie

Loverly Quilt

Loverly Quilt Pattern available from Amy Gibson


New Giveaway!

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For this week's giveaway we are offering up a Fat Quarter Bundle of Dapper by Tim Holtz!

Congratulations to amtsnipes, our winner of a Fat Quarter Bundle of Carolyn Friedlander's eponymous collection in Fat Quarters! Please send us a quick message to let us know where we should send this winning prize!


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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I don’t enjoy writing bad reviews. In fact, I would much rather just pretend nothing happened and never write about this. But then, I would feel bad about other people buying this pattern. I had such high hopes. I love the casual styling, I love the topstitching, the pockets are fun, I love the pockets that form the belt casing. It could have been a great pattern. I would have enjoyed the topstitching and the pockets. Alas, it was not meant to be.



First, the crotch height is um, high. Like, the highest draft I’ve ever seen. This almost reached to the bottom of my bra. I don’t understand it. At all. How can the draft be this high? Can you see the faint white chalk marks where the rear pockets go? The pocket flap would start on my back!!
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Look, you can actually see the bottom of my black and white sports bra. The top of the pants go way above my ribs. And the seam allowances are 3/8” on this pattern. Even if you took that into account, the height on these is crazy.
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So then I had an ah-ha moment. Maybe it’s NOT the pattern. Maybe I need to make a larger size? And pull them down more?? Maybe my hips are not letting the fabric settle down where it should be? So I loosened the pins holding the CF together and ended up with the weirdest low, pointy crotch ever. No, it’s not me. It’s definitely the pattern. When it is pulled up to rib-ville, the crotch curve actually fits okay. At least, it really felt like that is where it is supposed to be.
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On the plus side, I used crappy muslin fabric and didn’t spend too much time on this.
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Anyone want to buy a pattern? I won’t be using it. I bought it because I love my Jalie Vanessa pants (which I’m wearing right now) and thought these might be similar. Hahahhahahahahhaa. Maybe, instead, I will add the details I like (the pieced and topstitched legs and the large pockets) to my Jalie pants instead. They never let me down. The Hot Patterns tally is 1 for 2 now. I have one more pattern to try out. Oh, and I did email Hot Patterns last week about the missing pattern piece on my HP t-shirt. No response. It’s been a week.

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