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Michael Miller Fairy Fabric Collection – Art from Cicely Mary Barker

Fairy lovers unite!  The beautiful art from the estate of Cicely Mary Barker has been transferred to fabric in Michael Miller’s Fairy Collection for every season.   Each season, a new collection of fabrics is released, including a panel of blocks to use for soft books or quilts, a large panel and many companion pieces.  We just recently took delivery of spring bolts, summer, fall and Christmas. If you were not previously familiar with Cicely Mary Barker, she was an artist in England in the early 1900’s who published beautiful fairy books for children, as well as greeting cards and postcards.  Ms. Barker used children to model for her flower fairies...

Alice in Stitches opens shop on Bonanzle

Recently a new site has caught our eye!  Bonanzle has been taking the online scene by storm and for good reason.  Bonanzle offers a unique combination of shopping with real time social interaction – you’ll be able to see when a seller is online and hold a “chat” in their booth. We hope you’ll come and visit us at Alice in Stitches on Bonanzle !...

Alice in Stitches Needlework now offers Sewing Machines

Visit our new Amazon Web Store at Alice in Stitches Needlework to check out our offering of sewing machines from Janome, Brother, Singer and more.  We’ve included other retailers on Amazon to bring you a full quilting and needlework shop in one easy location. Along with the new machine offerings, we’ve also found a selection of sewing and craft furniture for you to complete your dream room. If you are looking for a great cabinet or table, we can help you out....

Alice in Stitches opens an Amazon Web Store

Alice in Stitches has just opened a new Amazon web store this week.  We’ve launched Alice in Stitches Needlework that includes all of our Amazon products in one easy to shop location. The web store will allow you to shop using your Amazon account and checkout and enjoy their shopping guarantee.   Alice in Stitches Needlework will also bring you sewing machines and sewing room furniture from vendors on Amazon.    Give us a try and let us know what you think!...

Baby’s First Sight by Michael Miller Fabrics

Did you know your newborn cannot see color?  Black and white, high contrast images are perfect for your new baby.  One of the first colors that babies can detect after black and white is red.  Michael Miller fabrics has created the Baby’s First Sight line of fabrics specifically with your newborn in mind. This very cute collection of red, black and white fabrics are just right to create baby’s first toys, quilts, wall hangings and more. Create a special gift for a baby shower or prepare for your own exciting event!...

Floorquilts Quilting Rage with Roc-lon Multi Purpose Cloth

If you’ve put a quilt on every bed and wall and your friends and family have been taken care of, what’s next?  How about checking out the lastest rage in quilting – Floorquilts! These new projects are quick and easy and allow your creativity to flow without being hampered by your sewing skills! Ellen Highsmith Silver has written a book entitled Floorquilts! that was just released.  This is the perfect way to use up your fabric scraps using decoupage techniques on a heavy multi purpose cloth.  We’ve recently discovered the Roc-lon Multi Purpose cloth that will be perfect for your floor quilt projects, as well as tote bags, home decor, window...

Beautiful Knitting Themed Jewelry from Gita Maria

If there’s a knitter on your holiday shopping list, this lovely jewelry from Gita Maria will put a smile on their face!  From darling angora sheep  and llamas to “hand knit” pins, “Knit Wit” dolls and stick pins, this jewelry shows off the loving stitches it’s worn on.  The stick pins are made especially to display on hand knit sweaters and scarves....

Machine Quilting to elegantly finish your Quilt

At the 2008 Spring Quilt Market in Portland this year, I came upon this stunning quilt that really brought home to me the importance of the quilting stitches and lines that you choose.  Here’s an example of a quilt that looks as good from the back as it does from the front!  (If anyone knows the name of the maker, please let me know so I can give them the credit they deserve). Here’s the front of the quilt: Here’s the back of the quilt: Beautiful quilting to aspire to!...

Quilting goes Green with Quilter’s Dream Batting

The quilting world is fast entering the “green” movement with eco friendly fabrics and fibers.  This latest creation is offered by Quilter’s Dream Batting.  Dream Green is a soft and cozy batting made 100% from recycled plastic pop bottles.  No only is this eco friendly, but it feels wonderful to the touch, your needles easily glide through and it can be machine washed with little or no shrinkage. Quilter’s Dream Green batting keeps 10 pounds of plastic bottles out of the landfill with every pound of batting created.  If you are used to the usual polyester batting, you’ll find that these recycled fibers are indistinguishable from the “virgin” polyester fibers,...

Alexander Henry 2008 Pin Up Girl Holiday Fabric

As far as I’m concerned, Alexander Henry is the king of retro fabrics!  The latest holiday releases for 2008 are Pin Up Girls for Halloween and Christmas.  Holiday on Ice features girls on Christmas packages and Bewitched is a charming Halloween girl print. These great prints are designed by Nicole De Leon, one of Alexander Henry’s co-owners. If your tastes run more to cute retro children’s prints, you’ll love the new silhouetted “Halloween Lane” print.  Kids in costumes on a black background grace this print....