Sunday, April 17, 2011

Opportunity Knocks

It's sort of a weird feeling to find quilt store, designer fabrics at Joann's but it is happening to me more and more (some of Alexander Henry's Farmdale is there now, and on sale too). And now Denyse Schmidt has designed her own line specifically for the craft superstore. It includes a great mix of Flea Market Fancy-esque tiles and Katie Jump Rope-like dots. And they look like they were made to go with these two Farmdale prints! Chances are your stash includes a lot of prints like these that you love but don't have definite plans for yet, and here is a wonderful opportunity to use them. Crafters making dresses for Dress a Girl Around the World have posted several free, simple pillowcase dress patterns. They are so easy and quick to make. I literally used a pillowcase for my first attempt, but I have my eye on a few prints in my fabric bins that would be perfect. I also think this would be a great project to use to teach girls to sew! You can embellish a solid dress with a band of print, like I did, or get creative with freezer paper stencils like Amy!

4 comments:

kelly said...

i went to joann's the other day to get the new denyse schmidt, and also bought those exact alexander henry farmdale prints in your stack. great minds, huh?

Vicki said...

Good to know they are at our JA here :D. I don't get up there very often and am trying to decide if I want these fabrics because I like them or because of internet peer pressure.

The pillowcase dress looks great, btw!

Amy said...

Oh, thanks for linking and for making dresses for a wonderful organization! I bought the apples and flowers from the farmdale prints too as well as the DS dots but our JoAnns doesn't have those tiles that I love. :(

Elizabeth said...

I saw these at Jo-ann's this weekend, right after I spent $15/yard for the KJR green dots. Darn!