Archive for the ‘Annual Best-Ofs’ Category

Favorite Fabrics 2009 — All the Entries

Live Laugh Sew Gentle Home My Empty Nest Is Full of Cat Hair ThimbleNest Stacy Stitches r0ssie Quiet Observations of the Obsessive Mind Our Busy Little Girls (Aikemas) Tara @ Home Again Sadie Fox Favs of 2009 Solomon Sewing Fabrics I Love My Watercolor Dreams Little Miss Shabby ~Michelles Musings~ Simple Things Ericas Essential Suchness [...]

Your Favorite Fabrics 2009 – Giveaway Event

2009 was a fabulous year for fabric. I’ve gone on all year about my favorites — now I want to hear about yours. But you know I couldn’t simply launch a meme for its own sake — I had to sweeten the pot a little! We’ll be giving away $25 gift certificates from True Up [...]

Best of 2008: Rosa Pomar

Rosa Pomar is a talented textile artist and fabric aficionado who opened her textile shop Retrosaria in 2008. It recently relaunched with a brand new design and navigation. Her blog, a ervilha cor de rosa, has legions of faithful fans worldwide despite the language barrier. She has also been a great help with True Up, [...]

Best of 2008: Even More Kim’s Picks

Best Sleeper/Under-the-Radar Collections Joelle Hoverson: Cake Rock Beach for Moda: I love the subtlety and quietness of this collection. The Net of Jewels solids, which use different colored yarns warpwise and weftwise, are wonderfully deep and saturated and happen to come in all my favorite colors. (previously blogged) These sewing prints from Kei Fabrics and [...]

Best of 2008: More of Kim’s Picks

Best Juvenile Collections My two favorite juvenile collections last year both did “gender neutral” in unique ways. Jackie Shapiro’s Sweetpea line for Windham used bold graphics in yellow (the traditional go-to gender neutral color) with orange, green, and red, and touches of pink and gray. There is enough variety in the collection to go completely [...]

Best of 2008: Kim’s Picks: Biggest News

I hope you’ll bear with me on these best-ofs even though it’s already halfway through January! Here’s my year-in-review of fabric news: Amazon buys — I thought this would be a big deal, but nothing much changed as far as I can tell … has grown and you can buy some of their [...]

Best of 2008: Sarah of Sewer/Sewist

Sarah writes the blog Sewer/Sewist with her husband Josh. She also runs the Obama Craft Project. You may remember that she was my Portland stringer for the 2008 spring quilt market. Here are her favorite fabrics of 2008 … Best Quilting Weight Cotton Collection — I absolutely am in love with Heather Ross’ Mendocino collection [...]

Best of 2008: Feed Dog

Feed Dog stands out among the craft blog world for me because it’s written by (gasp) a man! You might come for that anomaly, but you’ll stay for his amazing quilts, lucky thrift scores, and great taste in fabric. Here are Mr. Feed Dog’s picks for the best fabrics of 2008: “Trio” from Timeless Treasures’ [...]

Best of 2008: Craftlog

Maitreya has been writing the wonderful Craftlog since April 2003. She has consistently been one of my favorite sources for fabric, sewing, and quilting inspiration. She also responsible for the Marthadex, a searchable index of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and crafting japanese, a blog of Japanese crafting books with ISBNs for your international shopping convenience. [...]