Sunday, April 17, 2011
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!