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Should I Join a Fabric Club?

Posted by Katie Remski on Jan 16, 2018 11:36:08 AM
  

Maybe you've always wanted to join a fabric club but wasn't sure how it works. Or maybe you've never heard of a fabric club and want to check it out. Here's a handy guide to help you decide if joining a club is right for you, and if it is--which one!

What is a fabric club?

A fabric club is just like a magazine subscription-- you sign up, pay money, and recieve fabric regularly. For us, that means once a month you'll get a bundle in the mail, along with an email (new for 2018!) with details about your fabric and project ideas. 

"My stash is too big already-- the last thing I need is fabric delivered to my door every month!"

Believe us-- we know how a big stash can be stressful! The great part of a fabric club is having a predictable amount of fabric coming in each month. Most of our club bundles have enough coordinating fabric to make a quilt top, meaning you're going to be making and finishing projects. Some clubs are solids, such as Kona Complete and Color Inspirations, which are always needed! Others, such as Liberty Lawn, are heirloom quality and highly collectible (and I promise, you won't mind giving up a little shelf real estate for Liberty!) 

How much does it cost?

Because everyone has a different budget and fabric needs, most clubs come in different size options, such as fat eighths, fat quarters, half yards, and even full yards. Clubs are typically billed monthly, though you can also pay all upfront if it better suits your needs. 

Which club is best for me?

If you want to join a monthly fabric club but aren't sure which one is best for you, think about what kind of projects you want to make and which brands/styles of fabric you stash the most. Here's a handy guide to the fabric clubs we have!

Liberty Lawn Club at Pink Castle Fabrics

Liberty Lawn Club

Starting or growing a stash of Liberty Tana Lawn can be a little overwhelming due to the large amount of gorgeous prints the company has, and getting just a small piece of it can be frustrating. Liberty Lawn Club is great for growing a collection of Liberty prints in a size you can use, such as fat quarter, fat eighth or fat sixteenth, while giving you a variety of 10 prints each month. 

Cotton+Steel Club

If you love Cotton+Steel prints, Cotton+Steel Club gives you 12 prints each month in the size of your choice, in a coordinated color palette. The club can contain prints from all 5 designers, plus Rifle Paper Co., basics, and Cotton+Steel Friends. This club is excellent for giving you a bundle you can make a quilt top or other projects from, as it contains a few different colors in blenders and feature prints. 

Cotton+Steel Club at Pink Castle Fabrics
Kona Complete Club at Pink Castle Fabrics

Kona Complete Club

If you dream of owning every single Kona color (unlimited solid fabric power!) Kona Complete Club is for you. You'll get 340 colors in the size of your choice, bundled and divided over 12 months. Kona solids are smooth, soft and Oeko-Tex certified, meaning it's processed with no harmful chemicals. Each month, you'll also get an email with a free pattern using solids and a list of all the colors you've recieved so far. 

Art Gallery Club

If you want to recieve a complete collection of new fabric (including a few coordinating blenders) check out Art Gallery Club! Each month you'll get a new collection of Art Gallery fabric, occassionally two if they're small Fusion or Capsules lines. This club is perfect for making complete projects each months! 

Art Gallery Fabrics Club at Pink Castle Fabrics
Stash Stack Club at Pink Castle Fabrics

Stash Stack Club

Do you never have the right color blender print for your project? Do you want a more well-rounded stash of different colors? Stash Stack Club can help! Each month you'll get 12 blender prints in a single color, so by the end of 12 months you'll have a color wheel's worth of shades.

 

Color Inspirations Club

If you're looking for a solids club that's a little smaller than Kona Complete, you may be interested in Color Inspirations Club. You'll get 10 fat quarters or half yards (your choice) of coordinated Cotton Supreme Solids, perfect for using together or mixing with other projects. 

Color Inspirations Club at Pink Castle Fabrics

Other:

Quilt Now Magazine at Pink Castle Fabrics

Quilt Now Magazine

Quilt Now is a magazine for the modern quilter, written by modern quilters. This magazine comes to us from the UK, with projects from both US and British designers using the same fresh modern fabrics you can find in our store. 

Monthly Club Box

If you join more than one club, you can combine them into one monhly club box and save money on shipping. On the 30th of each month, your box of all your subscriptions will be shipped and ready to be opened and used by you in just a few days. 

Do you have any questions about fabric clubs? Let us know in the comments below! 

See all Pink Castle Fabrics Clubs!

Topics: Liberty of London, Art Gallery Fabrics Club, Color Inspirations Club, Monthly Clubs, quilt now magazine, Stash Stack Club, Kona solids, kona complete club, club

All of the Solid Fabrics

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on May 14, 2014 5:29:00 PM
  

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I did a little pinning this morning, collecting projects using nothing but solid fabrics. Don't get me wrong; I love (LOVE) prints, but there is something so striking about an all-solids project.

And in case you would like to stock up on solids, you can always join one of our monthly clubs!

Color Inspirations Club

We've got the Color Inspirations Club (I'm especially enamored with the June "Berry Basket" bundle!). And of course, there's the No Prints Allowed Club, which includes a variety of solids in one shade each month. You can also grab a fabulous rainbow fat quarter bundle here!

Next week, I'm going to feature a few of my favorite solids projects. Let me know if there's one that you find inspiring!

Topics: Color Inspirations Club, Monthly Clubs, Fabric

Sew Solid Sunday and all the beautiful solid fabrics!

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Apr 23, 2014 4:09:00 PM
  

Pink Caste Fabrics loves solid fabrics! We carry many different brands so you can get a great range of colors. We list them by manufacturer and by color for your convenience, and we even carry a few you can buy by the bolt.

Loads of Solid Fabrics at Pink Castle Fabrics!

And our friend Debbie Grifka loves solids too! She has always been a proponent of solids. They are less expensive than prints, and they come in a much more enormous range of colors. And there's nothing like the crisp look of a solid!

Debbie Grifka loves solids so much that she's started a monthly linky party called Sew Solid Sunday! To inspire others with the possibilities of solids. It's the second Sunday of every month.

Here are some projects she's done:

Loads of Solid Fabrics at Pink Castle Fabrics!

Mode Mondrian is made with five colors of Kona cotton. It was inspired by the abstract paintings of Piet Mondrian.

Loads of Solid Fabrics at Pink Castle Fabrics!

An Economy of Red shows that the economy block (and by extension all blocks) is not exclusively the province of printed fabrics.  I love how a few pops of red in a fairly restrained color palette really bring this design to life!

If you are looking to grow your solid stash, Pink Castle has two monthly clubs that feature solid fabrics:

Loads of Solid Fabrics at Pink Castle Fabrics!

The No Prints Allowed club will send you 12 solids of a single color per month, either as half yards or fat quarters. We also have a few extra bundles from past months for sale if you can't wait to get started stashing them!

Loads of Solid Fabrics at Pink Castle Fabrics!

The Color Inspirations Club will send you 10 half yards or fat quarters of RJR cotton supreme solids, a coordinating bundle specially selected by Brenda, each month that you are a member.

We also offer a Rainbow Fat Quarter Bundle - using 32 lovely solids from our many solid manufacturers!

Loads of Solid Fabrics at Pink Castle Fabrics!

But if you are looking for specific colors, rather than sampling, there is no better tool than a color card! I have a few of these myself, and they are quite invaluable, especially when looking for solids to coordinate with prints, and when shopping online!

As for me, I am also quite fond of solids. I am currently working on a mini quilt I hope to get done in time to link up.  It even uses one of Debbie's patterns, Third Street Neighborhood, though I changed the scale a bit. Here's a preview:

Loads of Solid Fabrics at Pink Castle Fabrics!

Whatever you're working on, we'd love to see it in the Pink Castle Fabrics Flickr Pool. And if it's all solids, be sure to add it to Debbie's Sew Solid Sunday linky party! (May 11, 2014!)

Topics: Color Inspirations Club, Monthly Clubs, solids, Fabric

Color Inspirations Club - Fat Quarter Giveaway!

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Jan 17, 2014 12:55:00 PM
  

Have you heard about our newest fabric club? It's called: Color Inspirations Club!! You may have seen Maureen's post sharing the details a couple of weeks ago, but if not, here's what you need to know!

Color Inspirations Club Pink Castle Fabrics
Brenda is teaming up with RJR fabrics to bring you a bundle of 10 Cotton Supreme Solids each month! As you can see in the mosaic above, every month, you will receive a coordinating bundle of TEN solid fabrics inspired by an inspirational photo. None of the colors in each month will overlap during the year so by the end of the 12 month cycle you will have 120 different solids!! As always, your new solids will come labeled so you can easily reorder favorites! This is such a great way to up your solids stash in a way that works! Finally, no more waiting to have those perfect coordinating solids!!
The club is available here, and you can choose between fat quarter (18" x 22") or half yard (18" x 44") cuts for your monthly bundle! And today, we're giving away one January fat quarter bundle, Forest Floor.

Color Inspirations Club Pink Castle Fabrics

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Topics: Color Inspirations Club, Monthly Clubs, solids, Fabric

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