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19Jan

FreeSpirit Fabrics Announces "I am an Artisan" Juried Challenge

FREESPIRIT ANNOUNCES “I AM AN ARTISAN” JURIED CHALLENGE

Kaffe Fassett to curate 12 pieces from special exhibit

Fabricana is pleased to announce the FreeSpirit “I Am An Artisan” challenge where 12 quilters can earn the chance to be selected to exhibit a quilt with Kaffe Fassett at the 2017 Fall International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, TX.

17Jan

4 Reasons to Switch to Extra Wide Minky

Consumers are a powerful group.  When quilters started using Minky on the back of quilts, they realized that the 60” Minky that was on the market was not suited to making large quilts and they demanded a wider product.  As with many other examples of the law of supply and demand, suppliers have met the demand of their market and Fabricana is happy to say that we now stock 90” (225cm) solid Minky in a range of basic colours!
 
12Jan

Colour Alert! "Ancient Rose"

Lily Collins’ red carpet look at the 2017 Golden Globes put her on several best-dressed lists.  While the style of the dress was very pretty, the colour was the focus of much of the attention.  Described as “ancient rose” this is a very romantic shade that is youthful but sophisticated at the same time – very flattering onthis young, raven-haired beauty.  If you’d like to emulate the look, check out Fabricana’s bridal and evening department for the fabrics featured above. 

10Jan

Awards Season Trend: Sequins

Awards season 2017 has officially started! The Golden Globes just took place this past weekend and based on what many of the actresses were wearing, it’s seems that sequins will be making a lot of appearances on the red carpet this year. Here are some of our favorite outfits featuring sequins. 

Amy Adams- The Arrival star looked stunning in her black sequined Tom Ford gown.

 

21Dec

Happy Holidays from Fabricana!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Fabricana and Fabricana Home! The blog will be quiet now until January as we celebrate the holidays and prepare for our Boxing Week Sale!

 

08Dec

5 Ways to Incorporate Faux Fur Into Your Wardrobe

Fabricana has so many beautiful, luxurious faux fur fabrics, but you may not know what to make with them.  Here are our top five picks!  

 

#1 Faux Fur Jacket

06Dec

New Quilting Arrivals!

We've got some exciting new fabrics in the quilt department that we thought we should share. 

We've had lots of customers asking and we finally have Fireside fabric! This cozy polyester fabric is great for quilt backings as it is soft and cozy but doesn't stretch like minkee does!

 

01Dec

4 Tips for Machine Piecing

''Quilting is easy!'' exclaimed someone who had never quilted before. Although quilting may look simple from the outset, accurate piecing requires patience and skill. It also helps to start with the right equipment and a few helpful tips. Keep reading for advice on both…
 
Make sure you have the right equipment.
29Nov

5 Accessories to Make Knitting More Fun!

While yarn and a couple of needles are all you need to get started, there are lots of knitting accessories that will provide additional help and convenience. Maybe you’ve seen some of these in our knitting department, but weren’t really sure what they were or how to use them. Here’s a little info about each one, so you can add them to your ‘must have’ list!
 
 
24Nov

Knitting How-to: Casting Off

Casting off is a very important knitting skill to have. In this video Myles shows you one of his favorite ways to cast off that will give you a very pretty finished product.

22Nov

Fabric 101: Lining Comparison Part One- Fibre Types

Lining is often an afterthought. After spending time choosing the perfect fabric some people rush through choosing the lining. The fact is that the lining that you choose will change how the garment performs. The following information will help you choose the optimal fibre type for your garment’s best performance.

100% Silk