QuiltCon was SEW much fun!

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Were you able to go to QuiltCon in Savannah, Georgia?  Our dynamic duo, Cyndi and Isabelle,  proudly represented Ink & Arrow!  They had a great time giving out fabric, talking to like-minded sewing enthusiasts… and generally enjoying the excitement of this fantastic show!

We were a proud exhibitor at QuiltCon which is hosted annually by The Modern Quilt Guild. The four day event is a consumer show that features an amazing quilt exhibit as well as outstanding workshops and vendor shopping!

What  better way to spend a day than with warm and friendly people who all enjoy inspiration and creativity!  A lovely lady at the show told Cyndi that Ink & Arrow Fabrics “always bring a smile to her face” and THAT is what we are all about! In fact, the tag line for I&A is “because fabric should be fun!”

 Check out a few of our great instagram friends, we love seeing these fabulous smiles!  Search #inkandarrowquiltcon on instagram to see more!

We were showcasing our latest lines and also offered a sneak peek of our summer collections as well.   Here are some photos of our fun-filled booth!

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Sweet Rebellion by Felicia Gallo for I&A (in shops now) is featured in our Quilt Project, the Sally Shirt Dress by Serendipity Studios and  the Fold & Go Wristlet by Indygo Junction!  

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Check out the awesome quilting on this quilt designed by Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop for I&A Fabrics!  Also, we ❤ this Swoon Pattern “Donna Vintage Handbag” in this collection!

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It’s All About Me by Leslie Moak Murray (in shops now) is featured in this quilt designed by Heidi Pridemore of the Whimsical Workshop – available for free download at our website!

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As usual, our friends are never far away!  We collaborated with Sew Many Creations to show off our newest lines from the new Junebee collections from Ink & Arrow.  Jessica at Sew Many Creations made her “Road Trip” bag out of our Zola line and her “Prima Diva Wallet” from our Paloma line!

 

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Fabulous ensemble!  Sew Serendipity’s “Monique” dress and The “Road Trip” Bag by Sew Many Creations featuring Zola, coming to shops in June!

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Detail shot of the Zola fabrics featured in the Sew Serendipity dress pattern… ❤ the pattern play!

There are four Junebee collections coming to a shop near you this summer!   If you like what you see, go to your shop and let them know you want Junebee!  Let’s create a Junebee BUZZ!   #junebeebuzz  #inkandarrowfabrics

Also, our friends at Plum Easy Patterns made this awesome “All Ways Arrows” quilt with the fabulous Pixie Dots!  This pattern is so on-brand with our Ink & Arrow Fabrics!

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As always… there were Pixie Dots for DAYS……. ❤

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The quilt above “Spinners” pattern by Sew Many Creations and the Tuffet is by Tuffet Source!

We were thrilled when our friends at Tuffet Source donated four “Marvelous Mini” Tuffet kits for prizes at our booth.  The above tuffet is a large version.  We had four winners who were thrilled with their kit!  We hope they can share photos of the finished product with us!  Here are the lovely lucky ladies!

 

Totes adorbs is all we can say about this Izzy & Ivy Designs Ava Tie Top Dress.  This super cute dress would make any little girl a starlet! It features Gnome Matter What (shipping to shops this month). It is the latest collection from I&A designer, Alicia Jacobs Dujets.

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This was our Instagram Contest prize.  This basket FULL of fabric had flowers blooming!  Fleur the Flamingo (Funky Friends Factory Pattern) was watching over the basket!

The lucky winner is….. Fran Oblander!

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Fran is on the left…. her friends just may benefit from her winning! 😉

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This Gnome was watching over our instagram backdrop!

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This Gnome Matter What Floor Pouf project will be available on our website soon!  ❤

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We handed out our exclusive Gnome Matter What QuiltCon bags!  

Before we go, check out our pattern friends’ booths!

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Jessica is busy in her gorgeous booth!  

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 Junebee for Ink & Arrow Fabrics featured at the Sew Many Creations booth….

 

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We were excited to see our Quilting Treasures “Harmony” fabrics featured at Plum Easy Patterns in their new  gorgeous “Kaleidoscope Centerpiece Pattern” 

 

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Plum Easy Patterns printed cards with the Pixie Dots version of their All Ways Arrows quilt!  ❤

We hope you enjoyed this look into our experience at QuiltCon!  While not everyone can attend, we wanted to make sure to share with you the fun, the projects and the fabrics we love so much!  Look for Ink & Arrow in your local fabric shop!  Because fabric should be fun!!!

 

 

 

 

Day 5 – Sweet Rebellion Challenge!

It’s the last day of our Sweet Rebellion sewing challenge hosted by our friends Wives of Whitewood.  We are thrilled with the projects that came together thanks to our new creative friends and we are so thankful to Wives of Whitewood for hosting!

Today’s project is an original quilt designed by Capitola Quilter and it is so unique!

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Like opening a present!!!  

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Love how the pinks POP in this photo!  When you head over to Capitola Quilter’s blog, you’ll see there is a bonus project she made with this collection *swoon*

Such a clever quilt!

Thanks Karen for such a great blog!  When you head over, Karen’s holding her own giveaway – enter to win!

 

 

Also, we are thrilled to announce the Wives of Whitewood new pattern “Applejack” which they will release on Tuesday.  This fantastic little tech cozy for your Ipad or Macbook… super sweet!  Make sure to visit on Tuesday for the big reveal!!!

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Fabulous!

Don’t forget to head over to Wives of Whitewood’s instagram to enter to win 1/2 yard cuts of each of the 17 fabrics (11 prints, 6 pixie dots) in this collection – WOW!   🙂

Thanks to all the talented people involved with our Sweet Rebellion sewing challenge.  It was great making new friends and sharing these creative ideas with everyone!

 

Day 3 – Sweet Rebellion Challenge!

We continue with the Sweet Rebellion sewing challenge, organized by our friends at Wives of Whitewood! this week is all about projects inspired by this sweet & sassy fabric collection by Felicia Gallo for Ink & Arrow Fabrics!!!

Today we have two guest bloggers with two fabulous projects!

First up, a great tote bag…

Hi! My name is Brinkley Rayne. I am a zookeeper by day, and bag-maker by night. You can find me on Facebook (B. Rayne Bags), or on Instagram (@b_raynebags). I was very excited to be invited to sew something up with these fabrics. I thought they would be really fun to mix and match the prints and make sure all were seen front and center on the bag. That is how I decided on a “log cabin- esque” tote bag. A quick search of quilting sites will show you years and years of the history of log cabin quilts, and how to make the log-cabin block. I share a sewing room with my mom, and it is one of her favorite blocks to sew. They all have various looks, but none with fabrics quite like this! I thought it might be fun to mix an “old school” quilt block style with these “punk” fabrics. See my social media for a future blog post on my step by step if you’re interested in making one along with me! I used all three of the fabrics for the front, but went easy for the back, handles and inside. The back is plain pink, the inside is white, and the handles are just black. The fun part about the log cabin block is you can make it as easy or intricate as you’d like. I used a 5″ square in the middle, and 2 1/2″ strips for my “borders”. Its very simple, and turns into a nice big bag! Thank-you for letting me participate, and thank you for putting bees on the fabric (an underrated but important creature!!)
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We love how Brinkley took the traditional Log cabin block and funked it up!  🙂

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Next, we have  Ramona Cavanaugh!  Ramona made a wonderful organizer, perfect for traveling or keeping your stuff in-check at home!

The Sweet Rebellion fabrics are such a pleasure to use. Everything about them is pleasant on the eye. They all blend together so well.  I love the mix of pinks with the black and grays.  The bees and bike chains are just inexplicably cute together. I just really love the pink bike chains. I am not normally a pink girl but the little dashes of pink in the skulls and and the floral print are just perfect together.

I think this organizer will end up being a gift for a longtime friend that was eyeing it on Instagram.  I’ll likely make a couple more. One for my husband and I to share when we travel and possibly one in the smaller size for travel accessories like cables and chargers.

This pattern screamed Sweet Rebellion fabric. I was originally thinking I wanted to use the Wives of Whitewood Gotta Go wristlet so I could incorporate the many wonderful colors and prints in the collection. The Rollie Pollie Organizer by Cozy Nest designs was just too tempting to not give it a go.  The size of the bags and the wrap seemed perfect for the variety of sizes of prints the collection offers.  It was a great way to combine all the colors too.

This pattern has a few spots that made me a little cranky but nothing a ripper couldn’t fix.  If you are going to try this one, make sure to fuse the foam to the liner before putting on the velcro. Of course I missed that little detail but was able to just stitch over and on top of the other stitches.  I found using a long ruler to transfer the velcro marks a real lifesaver. I used a very light small pencil for that and some lightweight glue stick, which is invaluable for lining up the strips just so.  I used the D-ring for ease of application and I like how it looks compared to the large metal grommet. Finally I also did some fussy cutting and pattern matching that wasn’t really necessary for the wrap exterior and liner.  If you use a one direction fabric like the skulls don’t worry so much about the skulls being upside down.

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Before it “rollie-pollies open” 🙂

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Open and ready to organize!

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Hang it up for easy-access to your favorite stuff!!!

Wow, great job ladies!  We are so happy to see these great projects made of “Sweet Rebellion”  Can’t wait to see more tomorrow!

 

Don’t forget, there is a GIVEAWAY!!!!    Head over to the Wives of Whitewood instagram @wivesofwhitewood for more information!   So exciting!!!

 

We are thankful…

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.                                                                —-Ralph Marston

There is always… always something to be thankful for.

As a little thank you for being a friend of Ink & Arrow fabrics, we asked our employee-owners to share some of their favorite recipes.   Most of us have a recipe we always bring to the family gathering, party or pot-luck.  What fun it is to try a new dessert or dish at a gathering and get the recipe!   It’s a lovely way to share your tradition with others.

Here are a few… get out the elasticized waist pants … 🙂



Justina from customer service makes this yummy flan every Thanksgiving and Christmas for her family and friends.   Flan, a traditional Puerto Rican dessert is featured in several variations on this great website, www.elboricua.com

I can’t wait to make this for my Friendsgiving!



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Irene, from our accounting department, loves to share these treats with her family!  It’s a copy-cat of a “Starbucks” recipe from  Let the Baking Begin!

Such a festive looking dessert!

P.S., I just tasted one of these yummies because Irene brought them into the office – ummm…  sooooooooooo good!!!!  Thanks for the morning pick-me-up treat Irene!!!

 


Kerri had a few to share and how could we choose just one?  The first is a fall favorite at her house, Rachel Ray’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread.   YUM.

Next up… Dark. Chocolate. Fudge…  Enough said 🙂

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and lastly from Kerri, her pumpkin cheesecake recipe… yes please!  I sense a theme of treats 🙂

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Here’s a clever recipe from our Regional Sales Manager, Coby.  For those of us with zero time to cook 🙂

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-buy a container of 1% small curd cottage cheese
-remove the freshness seal & scoop into a bowl
-shake in garlic salt and dill
-stir a bit…& repeat previous step
(if you want it strong…repeat it one more time)

Flavored cottage cheese…you are welcome America!  🙂



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Ann, a Regional Sales Manager sent along this  Mango Chicken Salad that she makes very often.   Get togethers, family events or quilting meet-ups!  While the original recipe only serves 2, Ann assures us it’s easy to crank up the quantities for a FEAST!

This may be my new favorite recipe 🙂

 



Glenn, one of our Network Administrators, shared his Nana’s meatball recipe.  What a treasure!  Such a wonderful tradition to pass along family recipes… who doesn’t love good old fashioned Nana, Grandma or  Great Grandma’s cooking?!?

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Cyndi, our Creative Manager wanted to share her scrumptious Shoo Fly Cake recipe!  It’s always a big hit!  No photographs were available as the cake is often eaten up so quickly 🙂

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Larry, one of our Regional Sales Managers, sent along his Cranberry Sauced recipe and it sounds delish…

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Finally… I  wanted to share my favorite recipe of all time… my Spinach & Artichoke Dip!   I bring it to every occasion and it’s never left over!!!

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We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends – let it be a delightfully delicious and thankful day!  Gobble Gobble!!!


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After the holiday, there is another very special day… Small Business Saturday!!!

Show your support to your local quilt shop by stopping by this Saturday, November 26, 2016 and be a part of the great movement to shop small!

I&A at Quilt Market – Recap Part 2!

Ready for more?   We are still recovering from Market…our crates have arrived for unpacking, ugh.  We are trying to sort through all of the great information we discovered and of course, we are always planning different ways to share our newest fabrics with everyone!!!

The last recap, part 1, was an overview of the booth and the approach to our booth’s display.   This time, we’ll share the different collections and samples we had made of them.  So much collaboration and team work is involved in making our Quilt Market a success.  It’s great to be able to blog afterward and share our efforts with those who could not attend.

Let’s go collection by collection OK?   Pixie Dots are scattered throughout our entire booth, of course; they are the quintessential coordinate for all I&A fabrics!

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We were thrilled when Jessica of Sew Many Creations agreed to make her “Spinners” quilt with all Pixie Dots.  How fantastic is this quilt?  Click her logo below to see other great designs on her website!

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Just ❤ the quilting detail!!!

Pixie Dots play well with all sorts of projects.  How about this awesome tote bag from Indygo Junction?  The Tote-All Patchwork Tote, Pixie-fied inside and out! ❤

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Another great pattern from Indygo Junction showing some Pixie Dot love is  shown here with The Everyday Tray.

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pixietrays_wmWe could talk about Pixie Dots for days…. instead, let’s move onto some of the collections featured in our booth.

 

But wait, here’s a reminder of the yo-yo greatness ———>

Beyond Pixie Dots, we featured 7 of the most recent collections from Ink & Arrow.   It was great to have little vignettes of the different collections – it made for a lot of impact!


First up, a first for us…. flannel & baby!   Our inaugural baby collection, Little Buggers by Alicia Dujets is shipping this month!  It is offered in flat and flannel cotton, perfect for your favorite little one.   These bugs are not pests, they are darling dragonflies, busy bumblebees and little ladybugs happily buzzing along together! In a perfectly gender neutral color palette, this collection of fabrics will be useful for nursery gifts and decor.

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Soft & Crisp – How can that be?  Soft flannel cotton with crisp detailed printing!

The above quilt is one we had whipped up for Market- it was a modified version of our Charleston quilt project.   The same block pattern but in an overall crib size quilt.  It showed off the flannel quite nicely 🙂

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This One Thimble pattern “Archie Shirt” is perfect for your little bugger (toddler)  Sew cute!

I haizzy-and-ivy-logove a little niece named Josephine Peach (Josie)… I know… great name!   When I spoke with our friend,  Jessica, at Izzy & Ivy Designs, I had little Josie (my brother calls her Bug) in mind for a fabulous little ensemble to wear!   Izzy & Ivy Designs always delivers!  We couldn’t be happier with the dress and jacket.  In fact, we didn’t want to cover up the dress with the jacket so we showed them separately.

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Jordan Baby Strap Shoes pattern from I Think Sew!  * notice the ladybug button…swoon*  And, the trend of making diaper covers continues…

 

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Josie girl…. 🙂

But, just imagine…

…that dress

…the jacket

…those shoes…and

<—————THESE CHEEKS!!!!!!

Little fashionista!  Umm.. only thing, she needs to grow a bit before she’ll fit into that outfit… sigh…

 

 

 


Next, shipping in December (yay, that is soon!) is Sweet Rebellion by Felicia Gallo for I&A!  This collection offers soft and sweet florals contrasted with sugar skulls and bicycle chains!  Just a tad rebellious while retaining it’s feminine flair!

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This sassy quilt, designed by Heidi Pridemore of the Whimsical Workshop, is available at our website!

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We absolutely adore how Jessie stitched sugar skull details on some of the circles and squares, not to mention the great circles and lines of quilting throughout!

On to the fashion!  This collection was asking to be made into a sassy vintage-type dress and wristlet.   Thanks to Kay Whitt at Serendipity Studio, who provided the pattern for this great dress!

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“Sally Shirtdress” pattern just shines.  Thanks to Jane Headley for whipping this up (and a ton of other samples) in time for Market even though the requests kept coming 🙂

 

 

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That belt though…. 🙂   Great job Jane!!!

And… in the first photo you’ll see a wristlet.  Here’s another picture hand-modeled by our own Marketing Assistant, Isabelle.. she happens to take almost all of our pictures (thanks Isabelle)   This is the Fold & Go Wristlet from Indygo Junction in sassy Sweet Rebellion.

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The bling bangle bracelet was a great addition to this bag.   Thanks to Theresa Romeo for sewing this up for us – we are so lucky to have so many talented sewists on our team!

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Donna Vintage Handbag by Swoon Patterns.  Sewn for us by Theresa Romeo.  This little lady is such a great handbag!  We ❤ how it came together!!!

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We hope you explore the patterns we’ve used throughout our booth (click on our friend’s logos and links!) It is so much fun to find patterns to work with the different fabric prints;  one of my favorite parts of the job!

Oh, there is so much more… we’ll let you pour over those collections for now!!!  Stay tuned, next time is part 3 of our recap!!!

 

 

 

 

Medium, iced, caramel latte w/skim no sugar please…

How do you take your coffee?   We take ours with a side of donuts and extra caffeine!

Our latest Ink & Arrow collection is hitting stores this October and it is DELISH, DIVINE… SUPER AWESOME!!!!  OK, we’ve had too much coffee… is that possible?

Thanks to our friends at Izzy & Ivy Designs for whipping up this super sweet dress! Check it out!  Pixie dots, fashionable clothes and a cute kid with a sprinkled donut… we ❤ it!  What are pixie dots if not baby sprinkles right?

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This dress is a variation of Izzy & Ivy Designs’ “Charlie Tunic”

Here are some other prints from the collection.  There are so many cute things you can make with these fabrics!  What do you think you’ll make?

Click the image to see these at our website!

Check out these cute coffee bean characters!  So cute and clever!

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We suggest you grab a cup of coffee, a notebook and begin planning your next project with Caf-fiend!   We’d love to see what you come up with – be sure to send a picture of this as well as any of your I&A projects to us at info@inkandarrowfabrics.com.  We will show off your stuff at our website under “Your Ink & Arrow”

Because fabric (and sharing your projects) should be fun!




 

What song makes you feel “The Beat!”?

I don’t know about you, but we ❤ music around here… there HAS to be music!   One of our newest collections by Victoria Hutto for Ink & Arrow fabrics celebrates music, dancing, singing and the fun of feeling “The Beat!”   Fun colors & prints + Pixies = 🙂

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Get those dance steps down!  1..2..cha cha cha…3…4…cha cha cha

One of my very favorite songs that makes me want to get up and dance is by Harry Belafonte, “Shake Senora”.  I remember hearing this song when visiting my grandparents’ house and then, the movie Beetlejuice brought it back into my world!  It’s such a happy song!

Here’s another cute video – it shows how timeless this song is!

I recently played this song for my 2 1/2 year old nephew Jack and he started to bee-bop along!  So fun!   It’s so hard to pick one song…

I love the variety in this collection.  How cute as pajamas….

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Just chilling, dreaming about “Dancing with the Stars” and singing on “The Voice”

and don’t forget, everyone loves music, not just people 😉

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Here’s a couple of questions…

What do you listen to when you are sewing|quilting|crafting|making?  

What’s your go-to soundtrack for getting your groove on and letting your creativity shine?

What do you want to make out of “The Beat”?  

Let us know by commenting on this blog & we will select one winner of a fat quarter bundle of “The Beat!”  – we’ll announce it on the next blog!  Good luck!

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We’d love to hear from you!  Don’t forget, you can submit ANY of your Ink & Arrow Fabrics projects to us through our website – we want to share your great ideas!  Here’s the link to submit your projects!

 

 

PIXIES GIVEAWAY & Designer Shout Out!!!

Pixies week means giveaways!!!  Here’s one for you to try for…

???HOW MANY PIXIES ARE IN AN 8″ SQUARE OF PIXIES FABRIC???

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If you guess correctly (without going over.. .we’re channeling our friend, Bob Barker) you can win 1/2 yard of each of our current in-stock PIXIES!   Umm.. that’s like almost 11 yards of pixies –  a pixies palooza!!!  See details in our facebook post!!!

 

Designer Shout Out

Here’s a little inAliciaSelfiesight from the Pixies designer – Alicia Jacobs Dujets  (check out her bow!)

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IandAquestion Quick!  What’s your favorite pixies color??!!??!!

Alicia:  I hope this is allowed, but two immediately come to mind! The first is Seafoam because it was one of the originals that was introduced with the Talk To Me line. It is a staple to the Pixies collection and is one of a few that make me feel nostalgic. My second pick is Navy which was introduced a bit later, but I’ve always been a sucker for a nice, rich navy. The two of them together would make a great pair though, and now you’ve got me thinking about projects to make with these two…

IandAquestion Pixies projects…anything you’d love to see or do?

Alicia: I have been blown away by the creativity being poured into Pixie projects ever since they first started popping up, I can’t even imagine what’s to come! Since I love teeny tiny things and am constantly pushing the limit with how small we can go on designs (have you noticed how small the Pixie dots are?) I would love to see someone make a shirt for their hamster or something. Can someone please do that? I’d probably even settle for a guinea pig shirt, that’s still pretty small if you think about it.

 Well, we don’t have a hamster shirt… yet… but here are some other adorable teeny pixies projects from our team here and our pixies fans!

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I&A Dollhouse furniture – PIXIE-fied!

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Fan creation – Pamela Truenow…Just add a hamster?

 

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Indygo Junctions new patterns – FabriFlair – great pieced objects with fabric!  

IandAquestion People love Pixies because…

Alicia: Pixies are so versatile, they can be the focal point of a project or a supporting design to something much more complicated and this is exactly what makes them so easy to fall in love with. Since I designed them as a small coordinate for Ink & Arrow collections I didn’t originally imagine them being a stand-alone design, but I remember the first time I saw our Pixie Dots Quilt (Stereo by Jaybird Quilts) in person and it was a game changer for me. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s made entirely of Pixies and the color is incredible! I believe it was made with every color we offered at the time it was constructed and this is solid proof that you really can do anything with Pixies, whether you’re mixing and matching them with other designs or with each other. Since color is the key element, the Pixie is something that can keep evolving (and has!) with every collection we release. We may even have some tricks up our sleeve for future Pixies, but you’ll have to stick with us to see what we’ve got planned!

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Here is the Stereo Quilt (Jaybird Quilts) made for us by Anne Cowan- great swirly stitching!!!

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Fun fact!…………………………………………………………..

City Life was the first collection ever established for Ink & Arrow and the Pixies dot is actually taken from a pattern of tiny windows in some of the buildings in the Rooftop Gardens design. They are sprinkled everywhere throughout that design and now you’ll never be able to unsee them!  🙂

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*SWOON*

We’ll announce a winner on Thursday!  Get to guessing!

 

 

 

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PIXIES WEEK | Don’t Over Think It!

It’s Pixies week  – that means, the more you like, share, comment on our posts and take part in the fun, the more chances you have to win some awesome PIXIES prizes!!!!

Our latest mantra is “Don’t over think it!”  Here at Ink & Arrow, we are pushing the idea of #NoRulesJustFabric.  Why?  We found that way too much stress is put on the right and wrong of sewing|crafting|making.  There IS NO right or wrong – it’s supposed to be FUN!

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Who would have thought that our little Pixies would be a big hit?    The little illustrated square dots,  hand-drawn, multiplied and put into a textile design… so simple yet so incredibly cute!   We are celebrating our Pixies fabric this week and reinforcing the idea that you don’t always have to go crazy with BIG thinking – sometimes, the little things have a big impact too!

We are launching this pixies week with a fabulous tutorial.   These flowers, made of pixies, were well-received and we just adore them.  So, we asked our co-worker and crafty creator Robin to write-up instructions to share!

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CLICK THE PHOTO TO DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!

We are going to feature our employee-owners in our blogs here and there so you can get to know the people behind Ink & Arrow.   So many people work together every day to make these fabrics come to life!

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Robin Rivera – Administrative Assistant & employee-owner for 7 years!

What’s your favorite part about working here?  

I love when I’m able to be creative… Being an Admin Assistant, I wear many hats.  I love working with such a great group of talented people!

What do you do in your spare time?

Besides crafting, I enjoy metal detecting, gardening, hiking, my standard poodle April and photography.  I’m able to combine many of my hobbies with my creative side… I love making things from nothing!

How do you feel about being an employee-owner? 

It’s fabulous!  It makes you go that extra mile knowing that you are an employee-owner.

One of the great things I have learned from Robin is to not over think and just create!  She embodies the #NoRulesJustFabric attitude!  We’ve had many conversations about crafting and creating.  I am always inspired to take more chances and try new things – no fear, just have fun and make something!  If it isn’t what you initially planned, more often than not, it’s better!

As a result of this creative thinker not “over thinking” we have these beautiful fabric flowers and a downloadable set of instructions.   We’ll have another set of them this week but for now, get out your supplies, put on some awesome music and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We’d love to see your creations with pixies!  Make sure to follow us on Instagram and use the hashtag #PIXIEfy and #NoRulesJustFabric and of course, tag us @inkandarrowfabrics!

 

On Friday, we will announce the grand prize winner of pixies week…. one lucky winner will get this fabulous PIXIES MINI TUFFET made for us by Tuffet Source!  Good luck everyone!

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So Cute! Sew it Up!

On the heels of last week’s blog, “The More the Merrier” we wanted to share more of our favorite (read:  every project is our favorite) projects we hadn’t shared yet.   In no particular order, here are a couple more projects that are just SO CUTE!

If you have a little girl and like to sew, we think you should head over to Izzy & Ivy and check out their super sweet and adorable patterns.  We’ve shown you a bunch, but then… THEN… they made this skirt out of our C’est La Vie collection!  Well, it was a fight to figure out who could wear it first.   Umm… only problem, we’re in our 20’s, 30’s, etc. etc.  and this skirt is for a young girl.   We can still dream though.  Since we can’t quite fit into it.. our favorite shrub outside got to feel pretty and pink today 😉

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“Such a Sweet Pea” Skirt from Izzy & Ivy…<3    Hop over here to get the pattern!

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Love the contrast of the pink pixie dots and the main print… & love their label!

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The bustling and the bows… we… can’t…even!!!!  So chic!

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Who’s to say this isn’t wall art?   Why not?  It will keep us daydreaming of twirling around!

We ❤ that little skirt.   Imagine that pattern in our other Ink & Arrow collections!  Imagine mixing and matching even more – have fun with it – and send us a picture after you’ve made one too!

Since we couldn’t wear the skirt, we had to share a project that is one-size-fits-all.   This bag is so cute and so functional!  Our friends at Sassafrass Lane Designs made this for us for Quilt Market out of our Talk to Me collection.  This is their Shelby Satchel  pattern – it’s fabulous!

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This bag certainly talks to us…love the adjustable strap & a great size for a girl on-the-go!

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This bag has great structure without looking heavy and serious! 

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Sassafrass also offers the hardware for the bag, so you know it will work perfectly!

Again, we’d love to see this in all the different Ink & Arrow Fabric collections… One in every color and possible mix of fabrics please!  Are you going to make one?  If so, make sure you send in a picture so you can proudly show off your work!!!!

Next week, will be  Pixies week!!!!.. that’s right, our adorable illustrated square pixie dots we all know and love will be the feature of our blog, our social media – they are so fun and we are excited to pixie-fy your world!!!  Stay tuned!!!