Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fabric Dreams.. Spring is around the corner!

On our way home today from some shopping over in Wisconsin - we stopped to check the mail. I felt like Steve Martin in that scene from that movie The Jerk - "The new phonebooks here.. the new phonebooks here".. except I was saying "The new catalog is here.. the new catalog is here".

The scene in our car went something like this..
"Dad, is Mom ok?"
"Son, she's never been quite right."

Do you get the Hancocks of Paducah catalog? Each time it arrives, I page though over and over.. falling in love with fabric. I love being able to see the new lines all on one page. It's 167 pages of pure prettiness.

If you aren't on their mailing list.. click here to sign up!

On my first pass through the catalog - this new line for Michael Miller jumped out at me. It's called "Gypsy Bandana" by Pillow & Maxfield. I want to make a quilt using the "Gypsy Rose" colorway from this line!

click picture to go to Michael Miller and see the line
I also learned on page 146 that they are now offering Dr Seuss Flannel Prints. It would be so cute to make some PJ Boxers for my boys using this flannel! 

I also received the new Connecting Threads catalog. Do you receive this one? I have no clue how I ended up on their mailing list.. but I'm glad I did.

I love this catalog too - so many cute kits and patterns. And their prices are so reasonable!

So today with the COLD temps we are experiencing up here where I live, I think I'll be curling up on the couch after dinner and dreaming of spring fabrics.

How about you? Tell me about some of the Fabric lines you are excited about this year! Pin It


Jamie said...

I have no idea when it came out, but I am in love with Riley Blake's Hooty Hoot line for my new, sweet baby boy! It is so cute and owly!

Wonky Girl said...

Well, I can't get excited about new fabric lines. I have too many swap block sets and a huge stash that I need to stay in love with. But I did get the Connecting Threads catalog and bought some charm packs from the samplers towards the back of catalog. If you see something you cannot live without you need to grab it, they sell out kinda fast.

Amy said...

I too love these catalogs. It's quite entertaining to sit and dream.

Becky said...

Thanks for the info! I've ordered on-line from them, but didn't know they had a catalog!! I'm all signed up!

Brita said...

Love getting new catalogs from Connecting Threads, Hancocks of Paducah, and Keepsake Quilting, and the new Mark Lapinski magazine. I drool and daydream. My current favorite fabric is Moda's "Sunkissed" and when I recover from Christmas, I'll be heading to the LQS!

Mrs A said...

I look at all my fabric online, i just received my pre christmas orders and its like christmas again, they are so beautiful, i really love the free spirit -fushia tea garden, god bless america they have the most wonderful fabric for such a good price, i envy all you usa girls !

Lis Harwood said...

Thank you, thank you, I'm all signed up now :) Not sure what difference the new US postal rates will make to ordering fabric to UK but will enjoy the catalogue anyway.

Comfort Cove Designs said...

I looooooooooove getting the Connecting Threads catalog every month! It's like Christmas!

I hope to get my new one for January this week! I want to place an order as I need to get a baby quilt kit for a friend who is having her baby any day!!! Nothing like leaving things to the last minute huh!

Quiltingly Yours

pinsandneedles said...

Love the Hancock's of Paducah catolog. The only thing better is going there to pet the fabrics. :-D

I just ordered a jelly roll of Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda. Can't wait until I can play!
I also love Charleviox by Moda.

marlene@ByTheSeam said...

Goodie, goodie, I hope I get mine soon! And I am sure my hubby hopes it doesn't come! UH-OH!

Karin said...

I love those catalogs too...... I´m still waiting for mine - it always takes a bit longer to Germany.

John'aLee said...

Hi Heidi!
I've been working on a postage stamp quilt and would love to link over to your great tutorial if that is okay with you. Please let me know!
Thanks so much.

Needled Mom said...

I took my Hancocks in for a long soak in the tub last night. It is like the old "Calgon take me away" bath. I love both of those catalogs.

Angie said...

Somehow, I am not on their mailing list. I just signed up!

Caro said...

Ditto on the Gypsy Bandana line. It's so happy looking. I also love the sweet Lily and Will fabric line for babies.

Jennifer Rutherford said...

I LOVE connecting threads...and they have all their holiday/winter themed material for less than $3 a yard right now...I stocked up to make a tree skirt for our tree when I clear some unfinished projects from my list!

The fabric is very good quality and awesome prices...another cute line was the cheep talk...with little birds.