What’s New from Quilt Market 2018!

Now that fabrics from from Spring Quilt Market 2018 in Portland, Oregon, have started arriving, let’s take a look at some of our favorite new collections arriving over the next few months! We’ve also included links to each collection so if you fall in love with them you can easily sign up to receive a notification as soon as it arrives, or purchase them if they already have.

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Introducing Anna Maria Horner’s Conservatory Fabric

There is a lot of fabric out there in the quilting world, and it can be hard for artists to stand out from the crowd. Anna Maria Horner seeks to change that with her new project, Conservatory. Since its launch at spring 2018 Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon, this new initiative from Anna Maria and Free Spirit Fabrics has the quilt world buzzing with excitement.

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The Best Sewing Machines for Teaching Kids

Teaching kids to sew can be a fun and rewarding experience with a little patience and the right tools. Since “kids” sewing machines often found at a toy stores are typically poor quality, a basic sewing machine is a much better investment (on the same note, a real, effective sewing machine isn’t a toy and should only be used with adult supervision.)┬áHere’s a few things to look for and keep in mind when choosing a sewing machine for teaching children:

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How and Where to Use Decorative Stitches

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Welcome back to Sewing Machine School! For a lot of modern sewing machines, it’s common to have decorative stitch options, from scallops to stars to simple swirls. These stitches can add a lot of character to projects with minimal effort, but how do you use them?

The mechanics of using decorative stitches varies from machine to machine– always check your manual to see what the specifics are before you jump in and try one out.

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The Janome Skyline Series

Janome is known for making easy-to-afford machines that last.
Pink Castle Fabrics is dedicated to sell our customers only the best, and we feel that Janome is one of the best!

The Skyline Series is certainly no different! All of the Skyline Series are great machines for everyday use, no matter if you’re sewing garments, home decor, or quilting.

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