We are currently undergoing store website upgrades which affects this Blog. We plan to have everything restored on the Blog over the next few days (this includes PDF downloads, pictures, and links). These items have to be manually restored on the Blog. Thank you for your patience!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Website Upgrades & Maintenance

**UPDATE Sunday 6/26/2016 3:45 PM**

The site is up & running and we are taking orders.   We will be switching to a new server early this coming week, which should eliminate any remaining issues.
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**UPDATE Friday 6/24/2016 1:30 PM**

The issues have been pinpointed and the major issues resolved.   You will often seen the website available now, but not 100% of the time.  The site will be completely taken down from time to time as some of the issues are handled.

The main "Online Catalog" link is currently unavailable and is being worked on at the moment.  (In the meantime, you can use the search bar or other menu links to navigate the site).

We are making progress, but it's never fast enough, is it?!

Links on this blog such as PDF files will not work until we manually update them.  We begin this process as soon as the website issues are fully addressed.

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**UPDATE Friday 6/24/2016 8 AM**

Unfortunately, we are experiencing issues this morning and the site is down.  Launching a website certainly doesn't always go as planned!   We are working closely with our developers and will continue to post updates here.

Thanks again for your patience.

I'm going to go grab a Diet Dr. Pepper and see what I can do to help solve the problem.  :)

Jodie


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***UPDATE 6/23/2016  9 PM***

Our re-developed website has launched.    You may notice some slowness periodically, but overall things should be running smoothly.    Since this is a new system, all users will need to set up a new password.   If you do not have an account with us, we invite you to register so you'll earn points with your purchases!

Passwords can be reset & accounts created here:

https://www.fortworthfabricstudio.com/user/password

Our Friday newsletter will be delayed tomorrow since we've been concentrating our efforts on the launch.

Thanks for your patience while we installed our new website.  :)
Email us with any questions or issues:  jodie@fortworthfabricstudio.com
Blog: 
We will being restoring broken blog links over the weekend.

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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we are switching over to a new system today - this will cause intermittent outages throughout the day at www.fortworthfabricstudio.com.   If the site is working when you click there, you are welcome to shop.   The website should be fully functional by Thursday, with a few enhancements such as an improved shopping cart & checkout!


You will also notice some broken links & missing images here on the FWFS blog - we will be working hard to get these restored over the next week.


Thank you for your patience as we make this upgrade! 



Friday, June 17, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week!  Anne from Anne Henrie Designs is stopping by to share her project featuring this week's bundle! Be sure to scroll down to see what she made!

Shangri-La 
Shangri-La 
Shangri-La is this week's Bundle Batch!  This bundle features the Extravaganza prints by Lila Tueller - a paradise in pink & green!

Fat Quarter & Half Yard bundles include 8 different pieces.
Included in each bundle:
  1. Extravaganza Main Print Pink - Riley Blake
  2. Paradiso Floral Utopia Pink - Moda
  3. Remix Rings Lime - Riley Blake
  4. Extravaganza Ceramic Tiles Pink - Riley Blake
  5. Ella's Basics Pink Grid - Ella Blue
  6. Santa Express Stripe Green - Riley Blake
  7. Extravaganza Floral Pink - Riley Blake
  8. Remix Rings Pink - Robert Kaufman


Hello!  This is Anne Henrie and I'm so excited to be guest blogging here at Forth Worth Fabric Studio.  Just so you know a little bit about me - I'm a mom to three fantastic girls, and a wife of an extremely supportive husband!  I teach 4th graders during the day, and with my spare time I love to design quilts and other crafty stuff.  If I could go on any vacation right now I would probably go to Disneyland with my whole family.  If you want to see more of my stuff you can find my blog here.  Be warned I haven't kept up on it like I want to, you know life gets in the way sometimes!  I have recently started a new Instagram account where I will be more active.  You can look me up at Anne Henrie Designs.  

Today I am bringing you these great little drawstring bags.   



I received this fat quarter bundle and fell in love with this fabric.  There were so many possibilities with this combination of fabric it was hard to decide what to make.  At this time I was getting ready to attend a quilt retreat.  While packing up my little notions I realized I needed a bag to keep them organized.  I immediately decided to make a catch-all bag for my rotary cutter, small scissors, seam ripper and all my other necessary items.  I used the tutorial from Bee in My Bonnet, which you can find here.  I didn't change anything except I added the embellishment on the green bag, which I will give you a short tutorial.  

First I'll show you how I started.  With this bundle I made 2 bags, the ties and I even had some fabric left over.  

For bag 1 the green is the lining and the print is the outside.  


Bag 1 

For bag 2 I used the pink prints for the flowers, print for the lining and green stripe for the outside.  

Bag 2

The pink print was used for the ties and the print was used for fussy cutting the centers of the appliqué flowers.  

Extras

Well here we go for the embellishment.  I used a dresden tool to cut the wedges for the flowers.  I cut a 2 inch strip and then cut 9 wedges for each flower (only 4 of each color are shown).  


Fold each wedge with right sides together and sew the top of the wedge together.  

  

I found it was easy to use the stiletto to keep everything lined up.  



Once all the wedges are sewn clip the inside point and turn each one inside out and press.  I wanted to use a fewer amount of wedges so I marked 1/2 inch in the middle of each wedge and trimmed each wedge.    


      

Then I sewed the 9 wedges together to form a flower.  Give it a good press and then get the center ready.  

I fussy cut the center of each center and ran a running stitch around the outside.  


I pulled the thread around a mylar circle, starched and ironed the edges so they were turned under.

I just topstitched the flowers onto the outside of the bag before I started assembling the bag.  


Well there you have it.  These bags were a fun project that can be accomplished within an hour, especially if you have made a bag before.  


If you have any questions please let me know.  I would be happy to help!  Happy sewing!



Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle {Block 17}


Hi there! I am here to share Block 17 of the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle! This block was designed by: Jan Patek Quilts


Today, I am just sharing the instructions for block 17.  There are two blocks in the series that are appliqué.  I love doing appliqué, but for my quilt I decided I wanted to have all pieced blocks.  I still wanted to share the instructions for the block for those of you who want to include these fun appliqué blocks! :)  I will be submitting my two appliquéd blocks, with previous blocks - so that I still have 30 blocks!
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Just wanted to remind you about our special pricing for Kona White! :)

I used Kona White for the background fabric. We are now offering these Kona colors at a very special price! So be sure to stock up your stash with these basics! 




Previous blocks:

If you are following along, I would love to see your progress! :) Use hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio or email - lindsey@fortworthfabricstudio.com

Talk to you soon!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday


Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a good week! We have such a happy bundle for you today! Be sure to scroll down to see what I made featuring this week's bundle! 

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day is this week's Bundle Batch!  This bundle features daisy prints by Adornit in yellow & gray.

Fat Quarter & Half Yard bundles include 8 different pieces.
Included in each bundle:
  1. Crazy for Daisies Daisy Array - Adornit
  2. Mixologie Floral Steel - Moda
  3. Pinhead Mango - Michael Miller
  4. Sea Life Gray Stripes - Camelot Cottons
  5. Crazy for Daisies Daisy Darling - Adornit
  6. Modern Background Paper Newsprint - Moda
  7. Crazy for Daisies Dulcet Dot Yellow - Adornit
  8. Whisper Prints Circles - Robert Kaufman

I love gray and yellow together! It is one of my favorite color combinations! I thought it would be fun to make a table runner out of these fun fabrics! 


I made simple Log Cabin blocks to make the runner.  I really love log cabin blocks - they are so versatile and so very easy to make! The great thing about this runner is you can be as scrappy as you want or you can carefully plan out where you want your different colors to give it a different effect.  I decided to do it scrappy - and I really love how it turned out!

I quilted it with a simple meandering pattern and used the newspaper print for the binding too!  I just love that newspaper fabric!!  I usually like to use something that pops for my binding, but I decided to use the newspaper print - which is very subtle.  I actually really loved how it turned out! 


Alright, let's get started!


Fabric Requirements:

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day Bundle
1.25 yards of Newsprint (for backing and binding)


Cutting:

1 - 4.5" x 4.5" square (A)
2 - 2.5" x 4.5" (B)
2 - 2.5" x 8.5" (C)
2 - 2.5" x 8.5" (D)
2 - 2.5" x 12.5" (E)
5 - 2.5" X 12.5" (F)
Start with your A square and sew your B strips on the top and bottom.  Press.  Now add your C strips to the left and right side.  Press.  Add your D strips to the top and bottom.  Press.  Finally, sew on your E strips to the left and right.  Press. Block should measure 12.5" x 12.5"

Sew an F strip between each block and also to the left and right side of the first and last block.


Baste, quilt and bind with your preferred methods!






Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours!

Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Moda Sampler Shuffle {Block 16}


Hi there! I am here to share Block 16 of the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle! This block was designed by: 1 Canoe 2




Wow, we are officially half way through with piecing these blocks!  For block 16 I decided on pink and aqua.  Loved this flying geese block! :) 

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Here are all 16 of my blocks!




Previous blocks:

If you are following along, I would love to see your progress! :) Use hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio or email - lindsey@fortworthfabricstudio.com

Talk to you soon!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week!  We have a great bundle for you toady! Be sure to scroll down to see what I made using this week's Bundle Batch! :)


 Friends Fur-Ever
 Friends Fur-Ever is this week's Bundle Batch!  This bundle features kitties + blenders in classic black & white.    

Fat Quarter & Half Yard bundles include 8 different pieces.
Included in each bundle:

  1. The Cat's Meow White Spaced Cats - Quilting Treasures
  2. Blueberry Park Mum Black - Robert Kaufman
  3. Pixies Square Dot Blender White - Quilting Treasures
  4. The Cat's Meow Black Packed Cats - Quilting Treasures
  5. Metro Living Rings Black - Robert Kaufman
  6. Blueberry Park Little Stitches Black - Robert Kaufman
  7. The Cat's Meow Black/White Cat Faces - Quilting Treasures
  8. Remix Rings Black - Robert Kaufman
I love cats!! Isn't this such a fun bundle of fabrics?! I actually have two black and white cats and so this bundle was especially fitting for me! :)  I decided to make a pillow with this bundle of fabric.  I made a 9.5" quilt block and then added three borders. You could easily make several of the blocks and make a table topper or mini quilt too! 


Supplies:

 Friends Fur-Ever Bundle
1/2 yard of backing
16" pillow form


Cutting:

4 - 3.5" white squares (for corner squares) (C)
1 - 3.5" black square (for center square) (D)
2 - 4 1/4" black squares (for hour glass blocks) (A)
2 - 4 1/4" white squares (for hour glass blocks) (B)
2 - 1.5" x 9.5" black strips (inner border)
2 - 1.5" x 11.5" black strips (inner border)
2 - 1" x 11.5" white strips (white inner border)
2 - 1" x 12.5" white strips (white inner border)
2 - 3" x 12.5" black strips (black outer border)
2 - 3" x 17.5" black strips (black outer border)





Now you are ready to make a pillow or a mini quilt! You can use this tutorial to make into a pillow!


Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours!

Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 

*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 

 Go HERE for different sized buttons!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle {Block 15}


Hi there! I am here to share Block 15 of the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle! This block was designed by: Janet Clare Designs




I had fun putting together block 15! This was a simple log cabin block and went together really quickly! I decided on pink and red for this one and I love how it turned out!  

Previous blocks:

If you are following along, I would love to see your progress! :) Use hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio or email - lindsey@fortworthfabricstudio.com

Talk to you soon!
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