Boardwalk Delight Fabric Instagram Giveaway

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To kickoff our participation in the 2016 Row-By-Row experience, the nationwide shop hop and quilt challenge beginning June 21, Needle in a Fabric Stash is proud to announce our use of all Art Gallery Fabrics in our row. We are ready to start celebrating with the first Art Gallery giveaway of the summer on Instagram!

We are giving away a fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery’s Boardwalk Delight by Dana Willard. This delicious 12-piece bundle is curated and donated by Sue, owner of Needle in a Fabric Stash.

Here’s how you can win:

Follow Needle in a Fabric Stash (@needleinafabricstash) and Art Gallery Fabrics (@artgalleryfabrics) on Instagram and carefully follow the instructions on our Boardwalk Delight Giveaway Instagram post to qualify for your chance to win. The Boardwalk Delight Giveaway will run June 19 through June 30. A winner will be selected randomly and announced July 1st.

If you haven’t seen it already, check out our last blog post here for the details on Row-By-Row and our unique 2016 “Home Sweet Home” row crafted exclusively with Art Gallery Prints.

And for some great ideas on how to use Art Gallery Fabrics be sure to check out their blog…it’s fantastic!







Coastline Blog Tour


Hello and welcome to the Coastline Blog Tour!

I sat down to meet with an Art Gallery representative for the first time back in 2014. It was the second fabric order I had ever placed for Needle in a Fabric Stash. We sat in the shop for hours. I went home that night and when my husband asked how it went I said, “I saw the most beautiful fabric today and I cannot wait to sew with it.” Since then, my love of Art Gallery fabrics continues to grow and it is apparent through our expanding inventory in the store.

You can only imagine my excitement when Art Gallery designer, Sharon Holland invited me to join the Coastline Blog Tour. It is a privilege to create and share all of the fun ways I have enjoyed using her fabric designs in my shop and in my life. I want to thank Sharon for the wonderful opportunity to collaborate!

Two projects were inspired using Sharon’s Coastline fabrics. The Beachcomber Quilt and Noodlehead’s Bucket Bag from Anna Graham’s Handmade Style Book.


Creating the Beachcomber quilt was a special experience for me. I have been patiently waiting for the perfect fabric collection to pair with an existing quilt pattern on display in the store. Customers have been begging me for the pattern. It was love at first sight. I instantly envisioned the diverse and colorful fabric line full of beach and ocean themes fitting perfectly with the unique pattern.

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From the Coastline Collection I selected seven prints for the panels, using the Beachcomber Tide as my focus print. I especially love the little sandpipers. The Netting Twine is also one of my favorites. I used it for the binding because I think the khaki Hawaiian vibe ties all the incredible prints and striking colors together so well.

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The other prints include: Sailcloth QuietudeConchology DuneBuoyant VistaTrade Winds Harbor and Sand Bar Lagoon

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Natalie Pollard at Pro-Stitched Quilts and I worked together to pick a customized design for the quilting of each separate panel. The meandering water on the Sailcloth Quietude print takes me right aboard one of the sailboats for a nice day in the water at Balboa Island, CA, where my husband and I used to sail as newlyweds.


Each panel is quilted with a unique design

There was no stopping here. When I saw the Sand Bar in Canvas, I couldn’t resist the urge to use it for the Bucket Bag Pattern published in the Handmade Style Pattern Book. What more do you need for the beach besides a beachy quilt and an oversized canvas bag?

Every step of constructing this bag was fun. The Trade Winds Harbor print made a perfect base and I used a blue woven from the store for the straps. This directly navigates the eye to Sharon’s beautiful designs. The blue metal zippers are a perfect pop on the canvas. The stopper, created from the Trade Winds Harbor print paired with a tan leather strap, just pulled the whole look together.Tote and quilt with Sue

A local sewist and friend, Alexis Wright is also participating in this blog tour and we were excited for the opportunity to share our blog day. We planned a beach trip to La Jolla, CA and spent the day playing in the high tide and taking lots of photos. It has been such a treat to get to know Alexis better, share ideas, work on matching prints together and sharing sneak peeks with each other along the way. Alexis’ dresses and shirts designs are one-of-a-kind pieces that she so beautifully captures with her captivating photography. 

The Beachcomber Quilt Pattern and Quilt Top Kit, as well as the Bucket Bag Kit are offered as Needle in a Fabric Stash exclusives in the store, online and also at QuiltCon West beginning on Feb. 18th.

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It is amazing to see so many projects come to life with Sharon’s Coastlines fabrics. All of the prints mix and match so well. I hope we have inspired you to use these beach themed fabrics for your own quilt, tote bag and garment projects.

Be sure to check out all of the talented people on this blog tour including Raedene Averitt who showcased her project on Friday, Feb. 5. And Jennifer DeShazer who will be the next on tour tomorrow, Feb. 9. You can visit Sharon’s blog for more details about other fabulous makers on this tour and how to win her giveaway of a Coastline Fabric Bundle…good luck!


A Stitch in Time…brings exciting news and a busy summer!

Let me start this post by saying I’m sew sorry for leaving all of you hanging by a thread since my last post all the way back in November (pun intended).

In the past nine months, Needle in a Fabric Stash has experianced immense growth in many forms. Although it is delayed, I have great news for the sewers, quilters and fabric lovers alike.

We are happy to announce that our bright and modern fabric inventory has continued to expand. In the process we have filled even more shelves and of course displayed new samples in the store. If you find yourself itching to start a project or longing to add to your stash, stop by the store and browse our new fabrics, patterns and projects!

There is no better way to be inspired than right here surrounded by fun fabric and friendly people. 

Denise Schmidt Tribute Star Quilt

Denise Schmidt Tribute Star Quilt

If summer has you on the move with the kids, busy with work or spending time with friends, don’t worry there is still time for fabric.

No matter where life takes you, Needle in a Fabric Stash now offers online shopping where you can browse and purchase most of our products from anywhere in the world. Yes it’s true, after many hours spent on the computer (and the iPad and the iPhone) we do realize the age of technology is upon us. In the midst of this addition, our number one priority remains to meet the needs of our passionate shoppers!

The Sushi Quilt is One of the First Quilt Kits Available Online

The Sushi Quilt is One of the First Quilt Kits Available Online

In other cyber news, Needle in a Fabric Stash is now on Instagram. So grab your smart phone, follow us @needleinafabricstash and don’t hesitate to double-tap! (In Instagram language that means “like” our photos).

Why should you follow us? New classes, projects and collections will be posted. Even more importantly, we will be posting give-aways and contests for FREE fabric.

Also make sure to check out our Website, Facebook and Pinterest! (yeah, we’re pretty much everywhere).

If I can sew, sew can you!

I want to take this chance to welcome the fabric lovers, the quilters, the sewers and the curious of all ages and levels. Needle in a Fabric Stash store and blog has transformed from a vision to a reality and this could not have been done without the overwhelming support and enthusiasm from people just like yourself. Take a moment to check out the About Page, where you can learn more about my passion for sewing.

You will quickly discover that this is not your Grandma’s fabric shop! Needle in a Fabric Stash’s blog and store will be filled with fun, bright and trendy fabrics and sew and quilt classes for all levels to provide you with an unbeatable experience. Follow Needle in a Fabric Stash and visit the blog for sneak peeks into sewing and quilting classes of all levels, featured items, kit/block of the months, how-to’s, patterns and more!

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