• DIY Clear Vinyl Bag – A Game Day Essential!

    Clear Vinyl Bag Tutorial – A Game-Day Essential! Professional sports stadiums have required them for years, and now a clear vinyl bag is required at all college football stadiums as well. Don’t put your things in a zip-lock bag! Here is how to make an easy and adorable vinyl bag that shows your team pride! Supplies Clear Vinyl – cut 1 piece 22″ x 15″ Fabric for the top – 2 pieces 6″ x 15″ Fabric for the bottom insert- 13″ x 8-1/2″ Cardboard for bottom – 12″ x 3-3/4″ (You may have to adjust this to fit – fair warning) 17″ or longer Zipper 38″ Strap Hot glue or…

  • Why You’ll Love This Cotton+Steel Webinar

    Cotton + Steel Webinar Sunshine Pillow Want to add a little extra cheer to your home or office? Maybe you’re looking for a neat gift for a baby shower, wedding, or birthday! Whatever the occasion, the Sunshine Pillow project by Cotton+Steel is your winner. Here’s why… You get to watch how it’s made in a FREE webinar! You get to hang out with Devon Iott, Captain of Creative Communications at Cotton+Steel! (And we all know how cool those gals are!) If this fabric is too bright for you or doesn’t fit the occasion, you can change it out with whatever fabric suits your style! (Like these other fun Cotton+Steel Fabric Collections) You’ll…

  • Our Big Announcement! Cotton + Steel Thread by Sulky

    You may have heard by now what we announced at Spring Quilt Market:  We are doing a brand new thread line! It will be Cotton + Steel Thread by Sulky! This thread will be available for independent retail shops only! They will be able to order it at the 2016 Fall International Quilt Market in Houston. We are very excited about this new collaboration. Go to the Cotton + Steel Blog to read how this all came about.  “Pennie Pendleton Pants” the cat is loving it! The thread will be 50 wt. cotton and will come in 100 beautiful colors that will perfectly complement all your quilting, sewing and piecing projects, especially…

  • Trends From 2015 Fall Quilt Market

    The International Quilt Market in Houston is an exhilarating experience. The exhibit hall is the biggest I have ever seen and it is full of new quilting and sewing things. Everything from the newest fabric lines to the latest gadget. All that newness is overwhelming. After a couple weeks of digesting, I have come up with what I believe are the trends from this year’s Market. Here are my thoughts. The Slow Stitch Movement is in full swing! Whether you are into traditional redwork, wool applique, sashiko or modern embroidery, everyone is incorporating hand embroidery into their sewing. Colors – I am in love with the current color palate that is permeating…