Big Summer Clearance

BIG Summer Clearance at Bloomerie Fabrics

This one is major! I think it’s the biggest sale we’ve ever done. Hundreds of fabrics at 35% off. Yeah…

That means now really is the time to stock up on quilt shop quality fabric. It’s a no-brainer.

Besides…all the cool kids are doing it. You know you don’t want to be left out. :-) Click here to go straight to the clearance pages.

Zakka Workshop Patterns Winner

Zakka Workshop Patterns Winner

Today, we have a winner for the Zakka Workshop Patterns giveaway we held recently. All 6 of these fabulous patterns will be making their way to Millicent Richard. Just in time for scrappy summer stitching!

Congratulations, Millicent! We hope you have fun creating with these patterns! Be sure to check your email for a note from us!

Zakka Workshop Patterns giveaway

Bloomerie Fabrics Giveaway with Zakka Workshop Patterns We’re excited to be able to share this giveaway with you today, featuring 6 patterns from Zakka Workshop Patterns. These have been translated from Japanese to English by the lovely people at World Book Media. I think we’ve all oohed and aahed over zakka style patterns we’ve run across on Pinterest and the internet — but now we don’t have to be left out of the fun because these have been translated to English! YAY! House Makeup Case by Zakka Workshop Patterns To kick off this giveaway, I thought I’d share the cute little House Makeup Case I made following the pattern above (which is included in the giveaway). Illustrated instructions - Zakka Workshop Patterns The instructions are an experience themselves, complete with pretty little watercolor illustrations. I was a little intimidated at first because, quite frankly, I’m used to text-heavy instructions that have the occasional graphic. You know what I’m talking about… However, once I got in to the project, I began to appreciate this style because there was a lot I could figure out just by looking at the illustrations. But I digress. Here is how my House Makeup Case turned out: House Makeup Case, pattern by Zakka Workshop Patterns I used a few mini charm squares from a PB&J mini charm pack to make the roof. The little owl window scrap is from Heather Ross’ Far Far Away III. And that polka dot door fabric is from Mixed Bag. (I used that print for the lining of the bag, too. So so cute!) I love how this project uses scraps. We all have them and it’s hard finding projects to use them. By the way, the patterns have full-size templates on the back page that can be traced over and over again — so you can make as many house makeup pouches as you’d like without having to cut up your pattern booklet. Love it! So the only question left is… who wants to win this fabulous 6-pack of Zakka Workshop Patterns? There are 4 different ways to enter to win. Do 1 or all – it’s up to you!

  1. Leave a comment on this post. = 1 entry
  2. Pin the first image in this post to Pinterest then leave a separate comment with a link to your pin. = 1 entry
  3. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a separate comment with a link to your Facebook profile. = 1 entry
  4. Tweet this giveaway on Twitter and leave a separate comment with a link to your Twitter profile. = 1 entry

For all entries, make sure you provide an accurate email address while filling out the comment form so we know how to get in touch with you if you win. (We won’t use your email address for any other reason than to contact you if you win.) And please leave a separate comment for each entry so we can keep track. Winner will be selected at random and announced by June 16, 2014, on this blog. Open to everyone (USA and International).

Spring Quilt Market Roundup – Part 4

Here we are… The last of our Spring Quilt Market roundup posts. Catch up with the previous posts here:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Today for our final post, we’re going to be sharing more fabulous booth photos and details on upcoming collections. Let’s start with Art Gallery Fabrics. Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics - Spring Quilt Market Booth

This is Jeni Baker’s upcoming collection, Geometric Bliss, which is slated for a September release. The colors on this one are so fresh and bright. If you’re a fan of knits, you’ll love that this collection will have 4 knit fabric coordinates. But don’t think chunky, heavy knit! The knit substrate Art Gallery Fabrics is using is a 95% cotton/5% spandex blend – so it’s drapey and very wearable.  We were oohing and aahing when we touched it.

Winged by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics - Spring Quilt Market booth

Another great collection coming out for Art Gallery Fabrics is Winged by Bonnie Christine. There are so many great prints in this collection, which is expected to be out this July. In addition to being available in a quilting weight cotton, there will be 4 prints available on knit and 2 on voile. This was a trend for the Art Gallery Fabrics collections — and frankly one that we think we’ll be seeing lots more of!

Winged Quilt

Also from the Winged booth… a Winged Butterfly quilt.  It got a lot of likes over on Instagram.

Cherie by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics - Spring Quilt Market booth

This one is Cherie by Frances Newcombe. Along with Violet Craft’s Brambleberry Ridge collection (see part 3), this one was another absolute fave at Spring Quilt Market! It’s very French bistro — and I just about slapped my mom when I saw the Belles Parisiennes print. It’s FABULOUS! GLORIOUS! Just so boss! (Look at the pillow on the floor next to the chair to see the print. Those lady heads with pops of pink rouge on their cheeks. The creative possibilities are endless here, and I can’t wait to get my hands on some.)

Arizona by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics - Spring Quilt Market booth

In addition to full collections, Art Gallery Fabrics is putting out some Limited Edition collections. The one above is Arizona by April Rhodes. (Love the clay orange, dusty green, and deep blue color combo here!) These Limited Edition collections are compact collections that will only be printed once. They feature a mix of prints on premium cotton, knit and voile. We’re big fans of the smaller collections since each of the prints feels more purposeful and necessary. And besides, who doesn’t like being able to pick up a complete collection without spending a small fortune?! Arizona is out in May, followed by Sara Lawson’s Jungle Ave in June and Sew Caroline’s Gleeful in July. All fabulous collections.

Cotton + Stell booth Spring Quilt Market

Next, we checked out the very busy C0tt0n + Steel Fabrics booth. This is a quick snapshot of all the fabrics coming out from them soon! (Forgive the blurry photo above.) Cotton + Steel is a new division of RJR Fabrics and it features collections by a small group of modern designers. Like Art Gallery Fabrics, several prints from the collections will be available on additional substrates. Prints are primarily on a quilting cotton weight, but select prints will be available in lawn or cotton/linen canvas.

Kim Kight for Cotton + Steel Fabrics - Spring Quilt Market

This one was one of my favorite prints from Cotton + Steel at Quilt Market. It’s from Kim Kight’s first collection, Homebody. Very chic.

Now let’s switch gears from a total newbie in Cotton + Steel to an old favorite at Windham Fabrics:

Far Far Away by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics

Yes, it’s Heather Ross’ Far Far Away. Only this time it’s being printed on quilting cotton by Windham Fabrics. I don’t think I could hide my excitement for this one. I’ve got one word for it: July. That’s when it’s scheduled for release.

Far Far Away quilt - WIndham Fabrics Spring Quilt Market

Another word: love. As in, “I love this quilt.”

Who else is looking forward to this release?

Paint by Carrie Bloomston of Such Designs

Another great collection over in the Windham booth was Carrie Bloomston’s Paint. Carrie’s collections to date have been creative and pretty focused, and at first glance a couple of the prints might feel limiting. However, when we walked in to her booth, we realized how magical this collection is going to be. It was actually one of the most inspiring booths we explored. (And if you’re seeking some inspiration for this future collection, look no further than here.)

Cluck Cluck Sew - Spring Quilt Market booth

I know we already shared this pic in a previous roundup post, but for those who have not yet seen it, this is Allison Harris’ (Cluck Cluck Sew) booth. It features her new quilt patterns (coming to the shop soon) and her new fabric collection for Windham, Oh Clementine. Think summertime at the farm. It has a vintage flair to it and the color palette is quite sweet with its yellows, soft blues, reds and greens. Look for it this September.

Camelot Fabrics - Allison Cole - Spring Quilt Market booth

Let’s move on to Camelot Fabrics, who had a very cheery booth at Quilt Market. New collections from them include Andrea Turk’s, Let’s Go, which you can see on the right side panel above. It’s campy and critter-friendly — and as you can see the color palette for this one just pops.


This was Jane Farnham’s section of the Camelot Fabrics booth. It features her collections Peacock Garden (October release), Fruit Stand (available now), and Love Letters (October release).

Camelot Fabrics - Allison Cole - Spring Quilt Market booth

Just a little closeup of Andrea Turk’s Theodore and Izzy. Adorable, right?

And a sweet way to end our roundup posts. We hope you enjoyed experiencing quilt market through our eyes. We certainly didn’t get to capture and share everything we loved but these posts definitely showed off some of the highlights for us. What were some of the highlights for you? Which booths or collections are you most looking forward to? Let us know!

Spring Quilt Market Roundup – Part 3

Catching up on our Spring Quilt Market Roundup posts?

Check out part 1 and part 2.

Oh boy, do we ever have some great stuff to share with you today!

Let me just start off by saying that one of our main goals at Bloomerie Fabrics is to provide our customers with a curated mix of fresh and modern fabrics. Sometimes that includes fabrics from your favorites like Moda or Riley Blake, and sometimes it means introducing you to some new designs you may not be familiar with (or be able to find anywhere else). This is what we’re going to start off with today. Namely, new prints from Japanese favorites like Westex and Kokka.

Westex Japanese Fabric - Floral - WS 18538

When we saw these illustration-style floral prints from Westex, we knew we had to order some for the shop. We quickly imagined all the dreamy bags, home decor and quilts that could be made with these fabrics! Look for them this summer in the shop!

Kokka, Framework by Ellen Baker

From Kokka, we have Framework by Ellen Baker (see above and below). We ordered some of the cotton/linen blend prints from her next collection. The colors were so saturated and lovely, and we’re excited to be carrying these soon (coming this summer). The weight of these makes them perfect for home decor items, bags and and other projects requiring a sturdier construction.

Kokka, Framework by Ellen Baker

One of the big collections coming out for Kokka this summer is Irome.⬇︎

Irome by Kokka

It translates to “colors of the season” according to our sales rep. Printed on quilting cotton, this range is offered in 4 colorways — one for each season.

Irome by Kokka

We couldn’t resist the spring color way, so look for them this summer in the shop. And we also ordered these prints, which feature pops of metallic. ⬇︎

Japanese Fabric Japanese Fabric

Both the cat and drops prints feature gold metallic. Little pops of metallic seemed to be an emerging trend for some of the manufacturers at Quilt Market this time around. It’s an exciting time to be a piece of fabric!

Hello Kitty by Kokka at Spring Quilt Market 2014

And while we’re talking Japanese fabrics, we’d be remiss if we didn’t share a pic of the Hello Kitty display, featuring new Hello Kitty fabrics from Kokka. Total. Cuteness.

Shall we switch gears? Perhaps share our favorite booth over at Michael Miller?

Violet Craft - Brambleberry Ridge - Michael Miller Fabrics

I was stopped in my tracks when I came across Violet Craft. So dreamy and soft, with a vintage flair. This features her upcoming collection, Brambleberry Ridge, for Michael Miller Fabrics. It also features pops of metallic in several of the prints. It’s almost impossible to see it in my pic, but trust me, it’s there and it’s glorious!

A Fashionista's Studio quilt - Michael Miller Fabrics - Spring Quilt Market

Also in the Michael Miller booth was this phenomenal quilt, A Fashionista’s Studio. (You can download instructions for this quilt from the Michael Miller Fabrics website here.)

Just have to share a few more pics of some great booths…

Allison Glass' booth at Pittsburgh Spring Quilt Market

This was Allison Glass’ booth at Quilt Market — and it was one of my absolute favorites. The colors were so rich and the quilts hanging in her booth were striking.

Tesselation quilt pattern by Allison Glass

This one is called Tesselation. A real stunner.

Joel Dewberry - Pittsburgh Spring Quilt Market booth

Joel Dewberry’s booth was fresh and inviting. Fabrics featured are from his new Birch Farm collection with FreeSpirit.

Dear Stella booth at Spring Quilt Market

The Dear Stella booth was lots of fun. My picture above doesn’t do it justice… but I was distracted by this little challenge:

Wee Gallery - Dear Stella

We were invited to dress up a little character from the Wee Gallery and share a pic of it on Instagram. This one is mine. (I was going for a slightly British flair. Can you tell?)

That’s it for today… But if you’re still looking to get your fill of Spring Quilt Market posts, we’ll have 1 more for you. Stay tuned.