Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Fabrics and Notions

Wow! It is September 2nd and 48 degrees this am in Virginia!! Feels like fall already.

And the fabrics for fall projects are gorgeous! We have new Halloween fabrics from Northcott as well as the gorgeous winter collection-Sherri Berry Holiday!

I sure got the sewing bug! We are working on turning some great Cherry House patterns into kits with the new fabrics.

Be sure and check the website for our new items.

And once again my mind wanders to the kits and patterns realm. Seems some quilters think that a quilt pattern must be done in the colorway on the pattern! What a limitation-changing the colorways or print scales on a pattern may completely rejuvenate a long loved pattern.

We love to take a pattern and turn it around with completely different fabrics. Quilting patterns are no different from sewing patterns in that-you wouldn't only make your skirt out of the one fabric shown on the pattern-the same is true with quilts! Open your mind and you'll find "new" patterns in your favorite pattern stash.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Be sure and visit Etsy for all of your crafting supply needs!

Check out Etsy for the fantastic "Yart" Sale beginning June 10th!

Search for "yart" items! Find great values on super crafting items!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

***“I am participating in the Yart Sale on Etsy sponsored by Team ESST." ***
BETWEEN Wednesday June 10th-Sunday June 14th, 2009
For more info and details, check out the Etsy Storque article from a fellow team member :

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fabric Trends

It is nearly Summer already and I find myself contemplating the never ending search for new fabrics. I have been drawn to more and more of the contemporary fabric designs of late and was beginning to think I had really grown weary of the "traditional". I was wrong.

I began to make some curtains for my soon to arrive first granddaughter's room and I had an epiphany.

Her curtains began with a modern print and something just didn't "feel" right. So I added a more traditional little flounce at the bottom and they were perfect!

I don't think I need to take the shop in just one direction with our fabric choices. We can blend the more modern and the traditional fabrics with great success. I knew that, but had somehow forgotten.

I am so grateful I was reminded!

So mix and match and create to your hearts content. Don't get caught up in just one mode!

Happy Quilting!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Visit all the great Etsy shops for the May Extravaganze May 7-May 10th!


*Fabric/Sewing Notions



*Jewelry/Vintage Beads

*Mixed Media





*Vintage Supplies


Thursday, April 23, 2009

We just love Etsy!

The site is full of great supply shops for crafts of all sorts!

Check out the Team ESST blog for all the great things going on:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fantasic Fabric Thursday! It will be sunny and mid 60's here in VA.

Spring is finally here maybe. Well, one of our long time sites we do business on will close

So, todays focus is on finding a way to reach my loyal Auction Fabric followers in a new venue-I would love to bring them all to or

My shop chore for the day is to build lots of new fabric collections. So many of you seem to really appreciate having fabrics chosen for you that coordinate well without risking it to the computer display variations. We put the fabrics together here in the natural light of the shop and then Jake shoots them beautifully. So the colors are very true!

Feel free to have us coordinate something special for you.

Need to get back to Lilly's quilt and now I have two more special babies coming that I need to whip out something cute for..

Have a great Thursday and Visit us for your fabric needs:
Fabrics on

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's Wednesday!!! And I am nearly all done the goofy med's..Woo Hoo!

Lots of new fabrics this week..Oriental Odyssey by Northcott, Krakow by Mark Lipinski, Color Splash by Patricia Bravo, and we still have some Hoffman Challenge 2009 in stock-believe it or not..

Selling like crazy. Also lots of new patterns by Purse-O-Nalitites of Palm Beach.

This week I am working on Lily's quilt (my soon to arrive 1st granddaughter!) It is done with Beach Babes by Hoffman (we are sort of an ocean loving bunch here). Can't wait to meet her..Need to begin work on some baby clothes..Just looking for the right patterns..

Don't forget at Seaside Quilting Supplies we:

1. will cut whatever size fabric you need
2. will package it with tender loving care
3. will include some special treats
4. will always ship as inexpensively as possible (and we ALWAYS refund any shipping overages)
(so disregard the shipping calculator-it just can't combine things well)
5. love to do custom quilt kits! We pull together all the colors for you..You just cut and sew..

Be sure and visit us at:

Monday, March 23, 2009

Good Morning! After a long absence, I am recommitting to this blog!

I had a terrible case of writer's block. And I am determined to break through it.

We have tons of new fabrics this week at Seaside Quilting Supplies-Krakow by Mark Lipinski is in, Botanica by Patricia Bravo is here and many new things are on the way..

I just finished helping my daughter complete her first quilt! Yeah!! She made a baby quilt for a friend who is expecting in a month. We used Baby Bella by Marcus Brothers and added a couple of coordinates from other manufacturers to it..It really turned out cute. And of course, it was the only "homemade" gift her friend got..

I'll try to put up a picture soon. Off to pack orders, work on my special project for now-my coming granddaughter Lily's quilt!

Drop by Seaside on the web and let us help you plan your next project!

Happy Quilting,


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Visit Retrograndma for the coolest gift ideas!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

It's here!!! The Hoffman Challenge Fabrics for 2009! And they are stunning.

They also sold 35 yds in the first 12 hours! I wish I had doubled the order...

Be sure and check out the Challenge website:

And visit us at: to get yours before they are gone!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Tuesday! I am excited about today...the possibilities are endless. New internet friends to meet, new experiences, a fresh day....

And we just got these darling Beach Babe prints in from Hoffman Prints. They are so cute! This kit contains all the fabrics for the top of the quilt and the pattern.

We can change out the pink tonal and make the kit more blue for the special babe in your life!

I am personally working on a "beachy" blue, white, and cream throw for a gift for someone special. Will put up some pictures when it is ready. Must be ready by March 8th, so I better get to piecing. Write us to have us put together a special kit for you!

Visit A Mothers Crochet on Etsy at:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Visit Neato Shop of the Day:

Hosslass Art at

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Visit Arelel Designs for great purses, totes, and wallets!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Visit this great Etsy shop for stunning photographic art!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Visit this lovely shop for handmade note cards! Painted Memories by Rosella

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Visit todays Neato Shop of the Day: unique journals and polymer clay pendants.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Be sure and visit all of these great supply shops at All shops are members of Etsy Supply Street Team-a group created to foster creativity and friendly competition for artisans. The Members of Team ESST:





*Jewelry/Vintage Beads

*Mixed Media






Visit Brick House Fabrics on for fabulous home decorator fabrics.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Etsy Shop of the Day-Monday 1/5/2009

Visit this cool Etsy shop for gorgeous and unique jewelry pieces!