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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Last Minute Gift Ideas

We have a bunch more gift ideas for those who are scrambling on the last Christmas shopping day! We have both large, big ticket ideas as well as smaller stocking stuffer ideas. We have gifts covering a wide range of price ranges, we sure hope we have helped you find the perfect gift to give your friends and family members who have a quilting and sewing passion like us!

Lara has a great idea with the Turn It All set -- you've never so easily turned straps and loops. It is truly a life saving tool! 

Both Orva and Peggy want an Olfa cutting mat! They come in three sizes, but let's be honest, any devout quilter will always want the largest to have the optimal amount of cutting space. 

Pay close attention to Tammy's list if you are looking for gifts for a applique quilter or for those who love needlework. All her items are designed to help make hand sewing easier and enjoyable.

We hope we helped you find the right gift for those on your list with this fun series! It was a lot of fun to discover what each of the employees would love to receive for Christmas -- it was an amusing look into each of our quilting/sewing personalities. 

So our customers are informed, we will be closing early on Christmas Eve at 5 pm and will be closed Christmas Day. Stay tuned on the day after Christmas for a big announcement! Merry Christmas from everyone at Fabric Center! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

All I Want for Christmas...

We are back with our employee Wish Lists and today we have Deb and Karen. Deb's Wish List is a good idea to look at if you know someone who loves hand needlework and applique quilting; her items are designed to make needlework and applique easier and enjoyable. Karen reveals with her list how much she loves receiving fabric by the yard: this isn't that bad of an idea. With just even half a yard of a hand full of fabrics from a beautiful designer line, any sewer is bound to excitedly think of a dozen projects she/he could make with those pieces!

Don't wait too long to grab up these fantastic gift ideas, Christmas is next week with only one more shopping Saturday left! Even more important, that means only one more week to get all these items 15% off! Hope to see you soon! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas

We are continuing on with our employee Christmas Wish List today, featuring Debby and Cyndi! Take a good look at Debby's Wish List: she has wonderful little items that would be perfect stocking stuffers! Cyndi isn't without some good tips too: knits are extremely popular right now as are chevron prints. Score double points with chevron jersey knit for maxi skirts, or even better considering our weather, for infinity scarves!

We sure hope this fun countdown gives you inspiration for what to gift your sewer/quilter on your list. For more ideas, stay tuned for the rest of our employees' wish lists or make a trip in to see us; you can fill out your own Christmas Wish list to pass on to your significant others so they know exactly what to get you this Christmas. Make your Christmas dollars stretch farther: shop with us for 15% off all regularly priced items until December 23rd! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Our Christmas Wish List

As promised, we wanted to do something special to help you come up with great gift ideas for the sewer/quilter in your life (or better yet, give you ideas on what to ask Santa for) as well as get us all excited on the days leading up to Christmas. What we have come up with is Christmas Wish Lists from each of our employees featuring what they would ask Santa for from items that can be found at Fabric Center! In the next couple weeks leading up to Christmas, we will unveil a few lists each unique to the clerk who made it. This week we have Katie and Marilyn:

Keep checking back as we reveal more clerk Christmas wish lists and more gift ideas! Come on in and make your own Christmas Wish List, we have them sitting on the table next to the Christmas tree as you first walk in.

Take a stroll around the store and write down what you'd like to see under your tree Christmas morning and give it to your family and friends so they know exactly what to give you. We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Our Customers Inspire Us!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for you our customers, as well as inspired by you! We love when we have show and tell in the store and we'd like to keep sharing how talented our customers are!

A couple months back we had a Block of the Week class in which students made adorable quilts from Kimberbell Patterns titled "Home is Where the Haunt Is" and once Halloween was over and the quilts were no longer needed for display, their owners were happy to share their success with us!

Janet Stringham did such an amazing job on her "Home is Where the Haunt Is" quilt!  
You can get an up close look at what goes into these quilts, this one loving done by Lorri Nordgren.
Another class that just got finished was the QuiltSmart Club Lonestar Class. We had such a great turn out and response for the class, we are looking at teaching it again along with the rest of the QuiltSmart Club classes. If you like what you see here, done by Heather Willden, check out our information on this fun club on our website.

Way to go Heather, you did a beautiful job! 

Lara was quick thinking and took pictures of Richelle Seawright's hard work last week when she shared these Christmas presents she had made with cuddle!

Her Christmas version of a cuddle strip quilt
Cuddle Strip Quilt with a cuddle stocking, complete with embroidered name! 

Thank you for constantly inspiring us with your creativity and skill. We love show and tell, so if there is something special you made with materials and/or advice from Fabric Center, please send us an email at with pictures and background information or come in and share with everyone behind the counter!