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.

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