Linky Tuesday

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New fabric by Cheeky Beaks: Cuckoo (above)

New fabrics, Fields and Owls, available now from Saffron Craig

Don’t know why the Daily Kos is talking about the (true) inventor of the sewing machine, but there you go. An interesting tale. (via Stacy Sews)

Oliver + S’s principles of fabric selection Part III: think sophisticated and understated

Blempgorf has some vintage fabric she’d like to swap

Juicy Bits (Jessica Levitt) signed with Windham to produce her first fabric collection, Timber!

The Rickrack Rag’s Feedsack Friday – Fan Club (fan prints)

Some gorgeous vintage fabric drying on the line, from Green Kitchen

Cathy of California gave a weekend assignment: go out and buy a craft book! And on a related note, Craftypod encourages you to support your favorite content/creators.

106 Floral Patterns, on COLOURlovers

The Textile Blog is holding a giveaway of a modern pillow of your choice.

Wow, I’m getting a lot of hits from this Sims 3 wiki page! Maybe I need to change my target audience …

Amy Karol guest stars on The Handmade Experiment’s Tuesday Tips — and her advice echoed through my head as a majorly screwed up my first attempt at a zippered lined skirt this weekend …

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Sally Campbell’s village made textiles from India, featured on Fibercopia

(More) vintage Portuguese fabrics on A Ervilha Cor de Rosa

The Textile Blog on Margret Hildebrand and the 1950s Interior

This and That From Japan has a new blog!

Ugly Fabric Contest on patternreview.com. Damn, I used to have some stuff that would win hands-down, but it went to Goodwill.

Birds of Ohio is a vintage print and pattern collection (found via design*sponge) — they have a lovely blog and here they highlight Depression Era Chic.

Skinny laMinx’s tea towel made the NYT Magazine — congrats Heather!

Modern Seamster Issue #2 is out, and it’s free! I really like their sewing technique practice pages.

Giveaways

FreeSpirit site redesign, new finished products launch, and giveaway!

Bee Square Blog: Monday Giveaway – Japanese Charm Pack

Hey SF Bay: Come see Urban Burp‘s new inventory and enter the weekly drawing for a $50 gift cert.

Amy Schimler is giving away fabric panels to two lucky winners.

New Sales

Ooh! 40% off all Kaffe this week at the Fat Quarter Shop

Why Not Sale” at the Heather Bailey Store: $5 off orders $40+ with code WhyNot

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