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July 11, 2017   /   byHawthorne Threads  / Categories :  Feeds
Paisley and Peppermint Palm  Springs Romper Front and Back

Palm Springs Fabric Romper from Paisley and Peppermint

Hi folks! Let's get this newsletter off to a fun start, shall we?! With her infectious grin and big personality, and this bouncing baby girl never ceases to put a smile on my face! Paisley and Peppermint makes the most adorable rompers and bonnets with our fabrics and her little one is her very enthusiastic model. This new romper features the Blooming Desert print from our new Palm Springs fabric collection.


Sea Life from Michael Miller

Sea Life Fabric Poster

Explore Sea Life in a soft, misty palette of coral, gray, indigo, and lavendar. Intricate, hand drawn line-work signals a style departure for Michael Miller with this collection that is lighthearted yet sophisticated. We have yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles, and don't miss the Free Quilt Pattern!

Sea Life Quilt

Free Pattern from MM and Tamara Kate

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Sea Life Quilty progress from Tamara Kate

stitchedbycrystal- free short tutorial

Easy Kid Shorts Tutorial from Stitched by Crystal

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Violette Fields Threads Pattern available in our Shop

woman s weekly -fish laundry bag- free tutorial

Tutorial from Woman's Weekly


Little Town Knits & Rayon from Amy Sinibaldi

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Little town Fabric Poster

Don't miss the coordinating Quilting Cotton collection!

It's Christmas in July with Amy Sinibaldi's Little Town Knits and Rayon! Coordinating back to the Quilting Cotton collection these delicate prints have a subtle wintery theme. The soft knits are perfect for comfy dresses and pajamas, while the fluid rayon would look lovely in sweet holiday dresses.

Amy has featured some beautiful makes over on her Instagram page, so keep following for more holiday sewing inspiration!

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Little Town Knit dresses by Lilyshine Creates

My Sweet Sunshine Rayon square

Maisie dress in Little Town Rayon by My Sweet Sunshine


Hit the Beach with Outer Banks!

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Outer Banks sewing inspiration from Petite Stitchery

Our friend Laura over at Petite Stitchery recently vacationed in the Outer Banks, and what better fabric for seaside picnics than our new Outer Banks fabric collection?! The Maize Dress features our Galloping Border in Peony, and really makes the ombre effect shine. The Periwinkle Dress incorporates three different fabrics and we especially love the Musings in Multi for the bodice. We hope you'll visit the Petite Stitchery line of patterns, leaving inspired to sew up some summery dresses in Outer Banks!

 Promo With Dots

New Horse Silhouette Basic available in over 60 In House colors!

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We know those horses have already galloped their way into many of your hearts, so how about a horse of a different color, or over 60! That's right, Horse Silhouette is our newest basic, available in all of our In House colors that coordinate back to our very own designed and printed collections!

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Heather Jones Radiance Quilt in Outer Banks fabric

Finally, we thought our Outer Banks Quilting Cottons would look fabulous in a Radiance Quilt, pattern available in our shop from Heather Jones! We put together some inspirational options, one Multi version along with Warm and Cool options. For a coordinating white we recommend this Solid in White.

Outer Banks Radiance Quilt

Heather Jones Radiance Quilt in Outer Banks fabric

Outer Banks Radiance Quilt Cool

Heather Jones Radiance Quilt in Outer Banks fabric


Fabric Back in Stock!

Tinted Denim Fabric Poster

Here's a fortuitous re-stock! We have Cloud 9 Organic's Tinted Denim back in stock, which happens to go beautifully with our Outer Banks fabric collection, which comes in Organic and Canvas options too!


New Giveaway!

Snowflake Waltz Fabric

For this week's giveaway we are offering up a Fat Quarter Bundle of Snowflake Waltz from Maude Asbury!

Congratulations to danettep1, our winner of Amy Gibson's new Meriwether 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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