A Refreshing Palette: Robert Allen @HOME Spring 2019

Spring is officially here and with it comes a new, refreshing palette from Robert Allen @HOME.  The names of the fabrics evoke a northern European aesthetic blended with inspiration from Japanese modernity.  Large scale prints capture our attention while smaller scale prints, jacquards and embroidery add a layer of texture and visual interest.  The collection seems tailor-made for a relaxing master suite or casually elegant dining or living space.

Easy DIY Coasters

Coasters are easy to make and a great way to use scrap fabric, or a lovely fabric you just need to have somewhere in your house. These coasters are machine washable, heat resistant and durable. They’re great gifts or a treat to yourself and only take about 10-15 minutes each to complete. For this project we used the 'Lucky Charms' fabric by Figo Fabrics. 

Tips for Choosing the Right Sewing Machine Needle

It's important to know the proper size as well as type of needle for your project.
Choosing the right sewing machine needle for a sewing project can be a confusing task. There are many different types, and they come in many different sizes. Using high-quality needles will make all the difference in your sewing satisfaction as will choosing the right needle in the right size.

Easy Flannel Handwarmers

These handwarmers are a fun and easy sewing project that make great gifts! There are two options: one with exposed seams and pinked edges or one with all the seams enclosed inside the warmer. The exposed seam option works great if you would like to make your warmer into a shape instead of just square as you will not need to worry about turning any corners or curves.
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4 Kool Kimono Patterns

The Kimono trend continues into Spring 2019.  A Kimono is the perfect way to elevate a simple spring outfit.  Layer it over skinny jeans and a simple top or over shorts and a cami.  The Kimono is also an easy way to add interest to a simple evening shift or tapered black tuxedo pants.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Yes!  The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral.  But if you stop there, you’re only getting half of the story.  For me, the bigger and more important question is “Living Coral?  Okay.  But what do I do with it?  How do I incorporate it into my day-to-day life?”  

4 Easy Holiday Projects from Pinterest

If you’re like me, you have a big collection of Christmas printed cottons in your fabric stash.  If not, get to your local Fabricana a.s.a.p.!  The first three projects shown below are perfect to help use up those fabrics while creating super-cute Christmas ornaments.  These ornaments make great host/hostess gifts and fit perfectly into a greeting card!  The fourth idea is a great project to use up any pieces of fleece you may have.  Again, if you don’t have fleece on hand, you’ll find a great selection here at Fabricana.

A Quilter in Paradise

I recently had the very good fortune to travel to the Hawaiian island of Maui.  Knowing that Hawaii has a rich quilting tradition, I checked to see if there were any quilt shops on the island.  With a quick online search I found the Maui Quilt Shop and also found that they offer introductory classes on Traditional Hawaiian Needle-turn Applique.  The shop was in Kihei, very close to where I was staying.  I signed up immediately!

Navigating a Home Fabric Department

When shopping for fabrics in a home decor section it's always a great idea to have a starting point so bring in ideas and inspiration including paint swatches, carpet samples and tear sheets from a magazine.



Knife-Edge Pillow

Denise Wild shows how easy it is to sew a knife-edge pillow.



How to Make a Burlap Tablerunner

Follow along as Myles shows how easy it is to make this charming, burlap tablerunner.