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Give Away is almost here!

Two more days before we draw four lucky winners of a Girl in the Garden pattern by Pat Sloan and Bigfork Bay Cotton Company.

We love these designs in batik and will kit just as they were made.  We are waiting for a couple more bolts to arrive.  The kits should ship mid March.

Want them all?  Sign up for our Wall hanging of the Month starting in April and get one kit a month for four months.  Sign up here.

Make a comment on this blog to be entered in the pattern give away.

Your responses have been so much fun.  So here’s a new question:

What is the most unusual flower in your garden?

Mine would have to be the Seven Sons tree.

It blooms in late August into September and has a delightful fragrance.

The pink flowers become fuchsia and a berry forms at the center that is a shiny purple.

Very interesting.


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Girls in the Garden Update

We have been busy getting all of the Girls In the Garden Patterns online.

Also the Girls In the Garden individual kits are online.

They should ship in mid to late March.

Or, you can sign up for our Wallhanging of the Month and get one of the Girls each month for four months.

The kits include fabric, borders, binding, and pattern.

The Girls in the Garden Wallhanging of the Month starts in April.  What fun!

You can comment on all five shop’s pages to be entered to win Pat Sloan’s Girls in the Garden Patterns.

Batiks Etcetera’s Blog Today’s Question:  Gardens have color themes.

What is your favorite?  Real or Imaginary?

I like when my garden is a riot of purple and yellow.

It hits that combination in the Spring with Iris and late Daffodils.

Then in summer with Russian Sage, yarrow, and black eyed Susan.

In the fall the asters, butterfly verbena, and mums supply the color combo.

Enter a comment at the four other participating shops.

We are all different and offer great products.

Check out everybody.

Kelly Ann’s Quilting Blog

Quilt Bug’s facebook page

Fabric Depot’s facebook page

Pumpkin Patch Primitives’ Blog


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New Bali Pops!

The new Hoffman Batik Bali Pops are here and they are gorgeous!

The Bali Pops are Watermelon, Key Lime, Cherry, Plum Pudding, Blueberry, and Coconut.

Click on any picture to go to our website for more info and to order.

There are free patterns using many of these and I will start by posting two of them here.  They are shown on our website Batik Etcetera under Free Patterns shown on the home page.

The first free pattern is Watermelon Shuffle by Marian Mapes and is 56″ x 66″.  We offer a kit for this quilt exactly as pictured.  I love this one and it would be pretty in any of the Bali Pops.  Consider different background colors for different effects.  Pale pink?  Light lime?

The second free pattern is Bali Love Song by Elisa Wilson using the Cherry Bali Pop.  It is 56″ x 56″ and has a great border.  We offer a kit for this quilt exactly as pictured.  Lovely!


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Quilt Shop Rally (shop hop)

Join us for the annual Quilt Shop Rally through southwest, soutside, and central Virginia.  There are six fantastic shop with lots of different fun fabrics, projects, and displays.

Buy a pack of 2.5″ strips at each shop and end the Rally with a full spectrum jelly roll.  Each shop will have free directions for their jelly roll project using these strips.  Six FREE original jelly roll patterns!  Perfect!

Check out the prizes!!!  The first prize is a $100 gift certificate to EACH shop!

Whooo Hoooo!  Enter to win a Pfaff Select 3.0 sewing machine with Pfaff IDT (built in dual feed).  We are giving the sewing machine.  You must enter in person at Batiks Etcetera and Sew What Fabrics.  Limit one entry per day.

Each shop has door prizes and snacks.  Most will demo some fun tool or technique.