Thursday, July 28, 2011

WINNERS ~ July Giveaway #2!

It's time to announce the winners from our last giveaway!

The winner of The Practical Guide to Patchwork is Linda V!

Linda V said...

I just emailed my friend Patti about the giveaway!
Thanks for the giveaway~

Annnd the winner of the Fig Tree Patterns is hueisei!

hueisei said...
I spread the great news to my collegues Winny and Ang...

WINNERS:   Please email your shipping address to!

Thank you to all who participated ~ it was great to read about your favorite Christmas fabrics!    Keep checking back, another giveaway will start soon!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Soooo....what can YOU make with cardboard?

How many of you remember the "DOG MANSION" that my son Mitchell (and his friend Justin) made last year?  

Well, it seems the CARDBOARD CREATOR, Mitchell, is at it again!   I didn't realize it was *a year-to-the-day of the Dog Mansion* ~ until I went to load the photos!  How funny is that?!   

Another year....another doghouse......or shall we say, DOG BARN!   Inspiration struck again....Mitchell said this would be a barn......and it had to be red, so I bought him a can of red spray paint.   I didn't know he'd go find white craft paint (we have a ton of colors!) to add the finishing touches.   

{That's Daisy out front.}

{Their names on the roof: 
Daisy, Coco, Pebbles.}

{and paw prints on this side.}

I thought Mitchell's  DOG BARN turned out awesome!    I took the photos outside.....but the barn sits in my office....with the dog bed inside.   And yes, ALL THREE of my Chihuahuas go in there & sleep.   :o)   I love it!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

JULY GIVEAWAY # 2! we have a new giveaway to announce!   This is a great one ~ we'll have 2 winners!   Winner number one will receive this FABULOUS BOOK:

New basics for the modern quiltmaker.
   12 Quilt projects!

Winner number 2 will receive these 2 FIG TREE PATTERNS:

CHINTZ, which is layer cake & fat quarter friendly ~ and
JELLY PARFAIT, which is (of course!) Jelly Roll friendly!

Soooo.....let's have a little fun & see who the lucky winners will be!

Here's how to play along:  

1)   Post a comment here to be entered into the drawing.

2)   For a second chance, tell one of your sewing/quilting friends about Fort Worth Fabric Studio and then post a comment here that you did so:    IE, I told my friend Martha about Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

3)   For a third chance, go to our HOLIDAY HOUSE and then post a comment about your favorite Christmas fabric.

Easy peasy ~ 3 chances to win!   I'm looking forward to seeing which of the Christmas fabrics are your favorites.    As always, our international friends are welcome to join ~ in fact, we've had 2 prizes won by our international friends so far!  (and we've only been doing the drawings for a few months!)

Comments will close on Wednesday, July 27 at 9 pm CST and the lucky winners will be announced soon thereafter!

Comments are now closed.   Winners to be announced soon!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

QUILT FEATURE ~ Stablemates!

STABLEMATES is one of the best equestrian lines I've seen!   We could barely keep this line in stock ~ and finally ordered all that we could find when we were told by Spectrix the line was discontinued.

These fabrics make a lovely quilt ~ as you can SEE!   Take a peek at what Nell G. created:

She made this S.P.E.C.T.A.C.U.L.A.R. quilt for a 10 year old girl who looooves horses!   I can only imagine how absolutely THRILLED this sweet girl must be! 

Here is something really special about the quilt....take a closer look at the quilting, it is stitched in the shape of horseshoes:

Clever, very very clever....I LOVE it!

We still have some of this amazing line in stock, you can check out STABLEMATES by SPECTRIX HERE!

Monday, July 18, 2011

QUILT FEATURE ~ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Francis S. shared photos of her  MADE ~ TO ~ P.E.R.F.E.C.T.I.O.N.  Merry Grinchmas Quilt.   Here's a picture:

She is making a Grinch quilt for each of her grand kids for Christmas!   (shhh....don't tell them!   I hope they don't read blogs, haha....cause I wouldn't want to spoil an amazing surprise!)

Here's another photo, where you can see the backing:

A walk down memory lane.....I remember looking forward to watching the Grinch on T.V. each year at Christmas-time!  Remember....before we had DVR,  DVDs or even VHS tapes....we had to WAIT for the show to be broadcast on one of the major networks ~ and set your clock, because if you missed it, there was little chance of seeing it another time.   I loved having a big ole' bowl of popcorn in my hands while watching shows such as the Grinch, Peanuts Christmas, etc.   And the Christmas tree lights were always twinkling in the background.  Great memories!

Want to make your own GRINCH creation?   Check out our GRINCH FABRICS HERE!    PLUS:  we have the FLANNELS on SALE!  (they are PERFECT for backings...soft & cozy!)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

DRUMROLLLL Please.....Winners for July Giveaway!

I love this part.....drawing the winners.....and hoping it will put a smile on someone's face today!   We always use random number's so simple and easy.  Okay...without further ado.....

WINNER NUMBER ONE,  Darlene Zimmerman Banner Kit:  MARCIA W.

Marcia W. said...
Both of these are nice prizes - like the clothesline banner kit especially. Thanks for the chance. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

WINNER NUMBER TWO,  Australian Patchwork & Quilting Magazines: STRAY STITCHES

Stray Stitches said...
I included your giveaway in my blog today:

~CLAP, CLAP, CLAPPPP!   Congrats, ladies! ~

Please email me with your shipping address to claim your prize!

THANK YOU to all who participated, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment(s)!  Stay tuned for more.....we've got another great giveaway coming this month!

Friday, July 15, 2011


So what is the "HOT" new fabric according to my 3 teenage boys?   YEP....Camelot Cotton's MARVEL COMICS!

The boys commissioned me to make some pillowcases.    Here they are, in a nice, neat stack.   (I love brand new,  freshly pressed pillowcases....but sadly, I never take the time to press them after the first wash!)

And here's a photo of 2 of the pillowcases.....unfolded a bit, so you can see the fabric choices:

We now have new *favorites* for our pillows tonight!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

MODA Sneek Peek

Had a fab time on Tuesday with Jane, my Moda rep!    She brought sooo many tempting are sneek peeks of the ones I fell for:

These are all due November/December 2011!   We have 2 of these lines available for pre-order now, if you'd like to reserve your yardage or cut goods:


The rest will be added to the website soon.

Want to "meet" Jane?   You'll see why I like her so much.    Moda is doing some great interviews of their sales team over on the Moda Blog.   Here is a link to the Moda Blog with Jane's interview:

Monday, July 11, 2011


Woohooo ~ it's time for July's first giveaway!   We've got something really special this time....if you are a 1930's fan, you will certainly want to enter this drawing!  

Prize number ONE is a banner kit featuring Darlene Zimmerman's 2011 Clothesline Club Prints:

A closer look at what's inside:

This kit was sent to the stores that participated in the 2011 Clothesline Club.   You may not need the cute canvas sign that's included...but you'll love the of every piece of all the collections:  BUTTERCUP, SWEET PICKINS, and SWEETHEARTS!   Plus clothesline string and mini clothespins!

BTW, Did you see Darlene's 2nd collection for 2011 that recently arrived, SWEET PICKINS?  I love the fruit theme, it's perfect for sweet summertime!

Now, on to prize number TWO:

That's right, prize number 2 is two back-issues of Australian Patchwork & Quilting.  They are a great read & full of amazing projects! 

There are 3 ways to enter this great giveaway!

1)  Leave a comment after this post!

2)  For a 2nd chance at winning, post about our giveaway on YOUR blog and then leave a comment to let us know you blogged about the giveaway!

3)  For a 3rd chance at winning, go to the FWFS FACEBOOK PAGE and "like" us!  Leave a comment here letting us know you did so.

As always, our international friends are invited to play along!   Best wishes to all!

Comments will be closed on Friday,  July 15 at 9 pm CST.   We'll draw the winners over the weekend & post about it here!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

God Bless Our Troops! ~ Quilt Feature

Mandy R. purchased some of our DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM fabric awhile back ~ she has a dear son who was injured in the line of duty and wanted a quilt made for him.    Her cousin Cherry made this quilt:

The colors and the design are just P.E.R.F.E.C.T.!   Cherry, you are an amazing quilter!

Mandy, we sincerely appreciate your son's service for our Country.   Thank you for sharing a bit of his story with me the evening we talked, it touched me deeply.      I'm sad that he was injured in the line of brings tears to my eyes.    I hope this fantastic quilt brings him warmth & joy!

Friday, July 1, 2011


SALE SALE SALE!   Who doesn't love a sale?!   I know I do!   We are having a 10% off sale at FWFS.....starting now and running through July 4th at midnight CST.   Use the code FIREWORKS at checkout!

The details:   

  • Discount cannot be applied to previous orders.

  • YES, it DOES apply to sale items!

  • YES, it DOES apply to pre-orders!

  • If your order includes both in stock merchandise & pre-orders, we will ship the in stock items now and the pre-orders when they arrive (additional shipping charges may apply)
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