Quiet now - can you hear it? The beat of the drums, giraffes quietly munching leaves, then suddently the whirr of a sewing machine! African Beat from Hoffman Fabrics evokes wild and wonderful images and a herd of inspiration for your summer sewing. Far from dry and dusty, this vivd collection would be smashing in a summer weight quilt, fabulous as room decor and tons of fun for tablecloths or placemats at your next barbecue. Available at our Bellevue, Everett, Northgate and Puyallup stores.
Willa from our Northgate store called me this week to let me know they just got a HUGE shipment of Spandex fabrics in. Turns out most of our stores received a fabulous array of Spandex solids and prints and they're ready for you now! It's definitely swimwear time, and I'm sure you have lots of other ideas, too. The top row of my picture shows just a few of the yummy solid colors that came in to all our stores and the bottom row shows a few colors of the holographic Spandex that came to Northgate only. No picture, but also at Northgate only, you can look for brand new Spandex colors in collections called Twilight and Shattered Glass. By the way, if you're sewing swim, dance or skating wear, I highly recommend Kwik-Sew patterns. They come multi-sized and Kwik-Sew really gets it with knits. You'll find them at all our stores except Outlet on 4th.
Last, but not at all least, we have new Wool Jersey solids at our Everett, Northgate and Puyallup stores (coming soon to Bellevue, too). I know it's hot, but I also know if we don't start our Fall fashion sewing now, it won't be ready when our weather does cool off. So plan ahead and take a look. No picture, but take my word for it - it's lovely and wonderful to sew.
Down at the Outlet on 4th they're unpacking nice big boxes of designer fabrics from Cache. They're adding them to the designer rolls left from last month, so it will be well worth going in to look at the tables from time to time over the next few weeks.
More next week!