Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pre Order Dr Seuss Fabrics Now!

Hot off the Press!
22 New Cat in the Hat and other prints with coordinates will be arriving in September.
AllegroFabrics is now taking pre orders.
All of the fabrics are listed on the AllegroFabrics Website.
Search "Seuss" to see all of them.  Information on ordering is written in the description.  Basically, just tell me what you want including the style number, description and how many yards and send it to me in an email.  
I will invoice you when it arrives.  They are predicting September.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Castles and Carriages

Castles and Carriages are perfect for that little princess!  This fabric collection was really hard to show off.  I ended up taking these pictures with my camera and making a few collages so you can really see all the possibilities.
 This is actually a 24 inch panel, which I made into a collage...
This is a close up of another blue print in the collection...

And this is a close up of one small section of a green stripe.
There are 2 really nice is this pink small print
And there is this beautiful damask in a pale yellow
This is really a stack of great fabrics for a LilyandEbony dress...
I cut the panel and used bits and pieces of it here and there, to make the front and back aprons.
I added some swarski crystals on the crowns for a little BLING!
You can check out more pics HERE

Friday, June 4, 2010

AllegroFabrics Fabulous Four Dollar Friday!
AllegroFabrics is having a 24 hour sale from midnight Friday until midnight Saturday.  Selected fabrics have been marked down to $4.00 per yard.  They are first quality, all cotton, quilting weight.  
To find them, go to
On the menu on the left side, click on "sale items".  You will find all of the $4.00 fabrics there.
Cannot be combined with any other coupons or discount codes.
Here is the LINK to the website
Comment on my blog or sign the guest book on my website to receive an email with a discount code to use on your next purchase.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fabulous Friday Sale AllegroFabrics

....information will be posted at midnight Pacific Daylight Time....that's just 2 hours from right now....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nicey Jane and LilyandEbony

If only I had a little more time, I would make samples of every fabric collection I buy for the AllegroFabrics Shop.  This little set is made from Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey.  It's a huge collection with prints of all sizes, so it was difficult to choose...and this little model is such a petite little one!  I made the set in a size 2.  I have decided to make a custom sized one under the LilyandEbony label.  I have it listed on Ebay, with many other pictures for you to look at.  Speaking of those pics, I think the photography is amazing!  It was probably about 50 degrees that day, too.  Seattle weather is like winter all year long! the listing HERE

Monday, May 24, 2010

Congrats to the two AllegroFabrics Gift Certificate GiveAway Winners!

Many congrats to Jenica and are the winners!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the blog contest.  This was soooo much fun!  I read all of your comments and appreciate all of you!  AllegroFabrics will certainly have another contest soon.  In the meantime, new fabrics will come in everyday.  I ordered about 200 bolts over the weekend, and many patterns as well.  Come check them out.
I have a 15% discount for you.   
Use this code at checkout:  15shopnow

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Last Day at Quilt Market

I took advantage of every minute, buying patterns to make samples, meeting with fabric reps to make AllegroFabrics selections, and having my website analyzed.  I loved Anna Maria Horner's Booth...full of color and inspiration, and of course, beautiful pics of her kids....How does she do it all..........
.......And look this lovely?????
I found some very interesting new patterns...This one from Oliva Ann Designs, looks difficult, but is not...great for using fat quarters, and comes with the cute leggings patterns, too.
What to do with a very long zipper....
Just for fun I had my AllegroFabrics Website analyzed.  It got a score of 98.3!  It was the highest of anyone at the market and I was over the top HAPPY.  I got some good advice on how to improve it...maybe in Houston I will get a perfect score!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Goodies from the Quilt Market!

Sweet and Pink  
...News from The Quilt Market
I have added another $20.00 to the giveaway gift certificate from AllegroFabrics...we just need about another 40 people to leave a comment.  Get your name and email address in the comment section under this post...Sunday is the last day to enter...!!!
This is the booth from Michael Miller!  It is just stunning...and this is only one corner of it!
All of these ruffles are pre made...sold like ricrac...
Patty Young from ModKid Boutique has these fabric dolls available in panels.  the cute little clothes will be available as a free download on her blog.
I just fell in love with this brand new pattern company, Bridget and Lucy.  These skirts are made with MODA Jellrolls, a bit of tulle, and an elastic waist...There is also a cute little hat pattern!  Oh My!  I know what I will be buying from MODA tomorrow!  This looks sooo much like a LilyandEbony set in the making...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

SchoolHouse at The Quilt Market

Oh my Goodness!!!!!  First I would like to say that I am totally awed by the number of comments for the AllegroFabrics $20.00 gift certificate giveaway.  I am going to offer another $20.00 if we reach 200 comments by Sunday night.  I am reading every single comment and enjoying all of the positive remarks from all of you!
Today at Quilt Market many presenters gave sneak peeks of their new lines, showed tons of cool samples and offered tutorials.  They call this event SchoolHouse.  It was hard to pick and choose which sessions to attend.
This is the newest line from Pillow and Maxfield.  This delightful creative duo designs for Michael Miller.  I sold out their collection very quickly last fall and I know this one will go fast as well. They offer a few colors ways and one is perfect for holiday.  Their samples are so eye catching!  What do you think?
I am always looking for new kids patterns and this in particular from Amy Butler is perfect!  It's a simple to make hooded raincoat, perfect for all of the laminates that are coming out.  This is one of her own patterns and I will be buying it for sure...An you can bet that LilyandEbony will sew up a few samples!
Here is a very interesting sample of Princess Bella Pattern from Izzy and Ivy.  This is made using Australian Aboriginal fabrics from a line that I am highly considering buying into...these are MILD prints compared to the majority they create...It's just such a stunning dress in these lovely prints.  I do not know if Izzy and Ivy has any NEW patterns out...will report back on that tomorrow!
Patty Young had a very nice presentation featuring the new Michael Miller Knits.  This lovely quilt was made with the knits!  We all got to touch it...soooo soft!
She also had a video demo of 5 different ways to hem with included methods from professional to home sewing with a very old machine.  I took copious notes which I will post when I get home and include a copy with every yard of knit fabric I sell. 
Patty is wearing a very sweet little top and skirt she made with the knits...It looked sooo cute on pic does not do it justice!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Time For a Quilt Market AllegroFabrics Blog CONTEST!

I think a fun little contest with a giveaway is in order! 
AllegroFabrics is at Quilt Market in Minneapolis!  We are settling in and enjoying the view from the 20th floor. We are looking forward to a busy day tomorrow at The Schoolhouse...hoping to learn all I can from the experts.  I am for sure going to listen to Patty Young talk all about working with knits.  I will pass on all the info to you tomorrow night.  
So, yes, A CONTEST!!!!!
I would love to have you comment here on my blog.  Once I get 100 comments total (from 100 different individuals) at the bottom of this post and the ones that follow, I will have a random drawing.  The winner will get a $20.00 AllegroFabrics Gift Certificate.
  Please please put your email address at the end of your post!  Write the word "dot" instead of using a dot...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Off to The International Quilt Market in Minneapolis!
I am sooo excited to be able to go to the International Quilt Market in Minneapolis this year!
I know that I will run into some of my favorite designers.  They are like heroes to me!
They bring all the fresh, new, bright colors of the season for us to order.  
Of course, I hate waiting for them to arrive!
I will be blogging while I am there!  The camera battery is fully charged.  Pics of new finds will appear here!  Check in daily to see what I have found.

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Welcome to the AllegroFabrics Weekend Sales Event!
There are several pages of new markdowns at  I need to clear the way for all of the new fabrics that are on order from the March Fabric Show and for the many more I will surely find at the huge International Quilt Market in Minneapolis this May.  The studio can only hold so much and it all needs to go to make room for more.
Every weekend I will add a new collection to this event.  This weekend it is Pop Garden by designer Heather Bailey.  You will love this! 
Go to
Search:  Pop Garden
or click HERE

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Retro Mae! It's a new pattern company at AllegroFabrics.

Darling Vintage Pattern for your Little One Sizes 12-18 Months

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sew for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to get out your sewing machine and plan a few wonderful projects.  A few new pillows on the sofa, fresh drapes, moving your toddler out of the crib and into a big kid bed with a new quilt, spring dresses, and special event clothing are just a few of the many ideas that come to mind.  AllegroFabrics has over 700 bolts of fabrics, most of them in Spring colors and prints.  I think my favorite new prints are the kaleidoscope Euro ones.  They are bright and fun, not too big and not too small.  Get ready for Mother's Day!  I have a few wonderful apron patterns and some lovely handbag ones as well that are perfect for gift making and giving.  They are quick to make and by adding a few trims here and there, they will become unique creations.  New fabrics arrive everyday! 
Check on Saturday for a new collection that will go on a special sale.  Remember to use your repeat customer 15% discount.  Use this code at checkout:  15shopnow

This sample set was created by LilyandEbony using 2 prints from The Rose Fairies collection by Michael Miller.   Patterns for the Juliet overtop and the ruffle bottom pants are from the AllegroFabrics shop, both by Pink Fig.  Contrasting fabrics from different collections pop the colors in the roses and leaves.  Light pink linen pants fabric adds interest.  Trims are everything from velvet ribbon to crochet edge ribbon.  Starting from basic patterns, this turned out to be a unique set!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Boutique SUGAR3 sweet Owl Twirl skirt Girls T shirt LAE LilyandEbony

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Interview with Designer Patty Young! :)

As part of our Anniversary were having designer interviews! We were so excited to interview Patty Young! Thank you So much Patty for giving us your time!!

Biography: Patty Young, Modkid

We know you're Patty Young the designer of very vibrant, colorful, versatile, and fun fabrics and that you creating some DARLING and very fun patterns for girlies as well, but…

Tell us a little about yourself what makes you, you! I think what makes me "ME" is a combination of that Latin flair in my blood (having grown up in Central America in a purely Hispanic family), that entrepreneurial spirit (which I also inherited from my hard-working and always-creative parents) and that need to be unique and different (which I have no idea where it came from, but believe me it's there! LOL!) You take all of these personality traits and throw in some chronic insomnia, addiction to caffeine and some OCD behavior and you have Patty Young. :)

What inspired you to start designing fabric? I have always loved creating repeated patterns, whether it was doodling on my notebook in school or creating a background texture for one of my many advertising and marketing jobs. I went to school for design and received my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 1993. I worked at a number of design-related jobs creating mostly artwork for print media. In 2005 I left my corporate job to stay at home with my children and pursue my own creative endeavors. Sewing clothes for them led to designing my own sewing patterns which led to wanting to design my own fabric to accompany these patterns. All the basic knowledge was there... I just had to apply it to a different medium: textiles!

How do you design your fabric; some designers paint, draw, design on the computer etc..? My designs are about 99% computer-generated. Every now & then I do sketch out an idea on paper if I happen to be away from my computer, but my next step is usually to scan it, bring it into Adobe Illustrator and redraw it. I make my repeated patterns using Illustrator and Photoshop depending on the complexity of the design. I prefer Photoshop for playing with color because I can have each design on a different layer and play with the opacity to create new looks and combinations.

Is there a design that you're particularly most proud of whether it be a pattern or fabric and why? Oooh, that is a hard question. It's like asking me to pick a favorite offspring... haha. Since each of my designs is original, they all were dreamt up in my head, born onto paper or computer then sculpted and tweaked to perfection. Each one goes through this process of development and sometimes even a metamorphosis of sorts. Many designs end up looking absolutely nothing like what they started out as (I can't believe how many parallels there are between my fabric designs and my kids!) I don't know if I can pick a favorite but I can tell you that my current obsession is with this design that is not currently out. It will be part of my next fabric collection, due out in May, 2010. I can't really say much about it at this point because it is still so premature but I can tell you that I have a full size print-out of it tacked to my wall above my laptop and I swear I stare at that thing all day long... it's like I'm hypnotized by it! Hopefully it'll have that effect on everyone else. ;)

Tell us a little about Flora and Fauna, your newest collection for Michael Miller? Flora & Fauna is like what I would want my dream world to look like: bright, colorful, fun and filled with beautiful flowers and whimsical creatures frolicking among a backdrop of perfectly designed geometric textures. Like I said in my first answer, I grew up in a place that I can only describe as a lush tropical paradise. Now, I live in the Midwest where it's Winter about 6 out of 12 months of the year and these colors don't naturally occur in nature... only in my head! And now in my fabric.

We know you have some new, darling Modkid patterns just released as well; tell us a little about those and how you got your inspiration for them? Yes, we have 6 new patterns that are a bit different from my previous sets. At the insistence of various people, I promised to do some fun home dec items, so now we have a Hummingbird Quilt and a Pillow Trio pattern. Also, this time I worked with a good friend of mine, Valerie Haberer, to launch a line of clothing patterns for 18" and 15" dolls. The collection comes complete with a set of garment bags for child & doll. How fun is that?! So far, all our new patterns have been very well received so you can expect to see more of this from us!

What is one piece of advice you would give to those who dream of becoming a fabric designer? I'd say first impressions are key. Have confidence in your work. Be prepared to answer any questions about your designs, your inspiration, your background, your future plans (like you're at a job interview). Show a variety of designs to prove your versatility but also make sure your unique style shows through in all of them. And last, but certainly not least, PRESENTATION. Present your designs in a unique and creative way that is also clean and organized. Have a proposed name and even a logo for your collection... this shows that you've thought this through and are serious and confident about it.

Thank you!

patty young

Sunday, January 31, 2010


February is the Anniversary of Allegro Fabrics! All month Long be sure to visit the website for Interviews, Giveaways, Prizes, Games and soo much more!! Be sure to Check out the Website on Feb 1st for the first Prize!~
Hint..Hint.. Something beautiful to make sewing a little more fun! :)

See ya over at!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A New Year and Lots of New Fabrics!!!

Please Forgive our absence on this blog as it has been a busy season! However its time to get back in to blogging and show you all these new yummy fabrics!! Take a peek at whats new from Allegrofabrics 2010!!

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