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Our newest quilting cotton blender design is a subtle tone-on-tone print called Shadowplay. Although blenders are traditionally used for quilts, this new group will work in any project that needs a coordinate print as an alternative to a solid shade. And, with 24 colours to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the right match!

Quilting cotton design Shadowplay
Quilting cotton design Shadowplay colour card
Quilting cotton design Shadowplay photo colours cream, oranges, red, pinks and purples
Quilting cotton design Shadowplay photo in colours mauves and blues
Quilting cotton design Shadowplay photo in colours navy, greens, brown and greys

Item #0650505 | 100% cotton | 112cm

The popular beadwork floral print is back in all new colours, along with a new selection of southwest and native inspired prints for crafts and quilting!

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Item# 0647070000D – 100% cotton 112cm

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Brighten up your wardrobe with this season’s hottest colour, YELLOW. Any shade of yellow will do! Soft Butter, Lemon, Sunflower, Marigold, Maize and Soft Straw. Wear yellow head to toe or soften the look with white or ivory. Neutralize it with soft grey or contrast it with any shade of blue including classic navy.

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White and soft creamy whites take centre stage this season with focus on TEXTURE. So many different textures, all in white: Lace, crochet, embroidered eyelet, mesh, laser cut cotton, gauze, cotton with floral appliques, jacquards, new linen slub knits, and ottoman knits.

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Last year cobalt blue was the colour. It’s still there but the trend is moving to softer blues like the new Cornflower, China blue and Sky blue. Actually, any shade of blue will do including chambray and denim. Softer blues are showing in all print groups. Geometrics florals, stripes and abstracts.Don’t forget about all important Classic Navy this season. It goes with any colour.

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Start the summer off with primary colours – RED, BLUE and YELLOW. Add a bright PRIMARY GREEN and you have the beginning of a beautiful summer. The primary colours work with NAVY in gorgeous stripes, dots or simple spaced floral motifs. Let’s move on to the hot shades on the colour wheel using every shade of orange and coral, gorgeous pinks from bubblegum to deep fuschia and warm citrus yellows. On the cool side of the colour wheel we see brilliant blues, purple, aquas and tropical greens.

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IT’S BACK TO THE 70’S. Think suede skirts, funky patchwork prints, crochet vests, high waisted wide-legged culottes, calf length dresses, colour blocking, jumpsuits, platform shoes, and fringed jackets.

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Transition into Spring with soft (sometimes dusty) pastels. Soft pink, peach, mint, sky blue, butter yellow, lavender, lilac and aqua. Mix with deeper sherbet pastels for a brighter look or combine with neutrals like sand, dove grey, toasted almond and cinnamon for a more sophisticated look. As the season progresses pastels can work with brights or deep tropical shades for interesting contrast.

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Lightweight, soft and fuzzy flannelette just keeps on coming! New designs including basic plaids, novelties for boys and girls, holiday motifs and so much more are on their way.
With so many uses beyond ever-popular PJs, you’re sure to find just the right print for your cozy project.

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Keep your mane under control while looking cool this summer with these colourful headbands.

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Hand Dyed Batik fabrics used in stores now.

Item #0643018000D

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What you need:

1m cotton fabric

15cm (6″)  of 2cm (3/4″) elastic

Scissors, pins, thread, safety pin, chalk pencil and a measuring tape
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What you do:

  • First, measure your head where you would like the headband to sit. See left image below.
  • Next, measure from the bottom of one ear to the bottom of the other as shown on the right.

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Example measurements:  Head = 56cm (22″) Ear to Ear = 33cm (13″)

  • For the top strip, add an extra 10cm (4″) to the ear to ear measurement.
  • Cut two strips 13cm (5″) wide (adjust this measurement if you’d like a thicker or thinner style) by the final ear to ear measurement (example size: 13cm x 23cm)
  • For the back elastic, add 5cm (2″) to the elastic length to allow for the fabric to gather, and cut one strip 20cm (8″) long x 5cm (2″) wide.
  • Fold each of your strips (the 2 large main ones and the one small elastic covering one) in half, lengthwise, with right sides touching. Pin all the way across, forming a tube for each

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  • Fold each strip in half lengthwise, with right sides together and press.
  • To shape the main strip to the size needed to attach back band, taper the edges to the size of the back band strip and curve to center along edges as shown.

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  • Use the newly cut tapered piece as a pattern guide for the second piece. Trace and cut.

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  • Now you should have two main tapered strips of fabric, and one back band strip for the elastic.

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  • Using matching thread, sew across the pinned tops making sure to back-stitch.

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  • Using a safety pin, pencil, and your fingers, turn each section inside out and iron.
  • Iron the main sections with the seams in the middle, as shown.

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  • Make an “X” with the two large tubes, seam sides facing up.

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  • Fold the bottom right section across and over to the top left.

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  • Then fold bottom left section across and over to the top right making sure that center overlapped portion lies flat.
  • Match the 2 left and 2 right ends together to create top headband.

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  • Sew elastic securely to one end of the top headband.

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  • Attach a safety pin to the free end of the elastic. Slide the back band strip over the elastic and gather it onto elastic covering the end attached to top headband.

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  • Fold raw edges of back band covering joined area and either hand or machine stitch in place.
  • Repeat for 2nd side.

 

  • And you’re done!

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