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What You Sew: Flickr Round-Up

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on May 28, 2014 4:55:00 PM

Hello! I'm just dropping in to share a few fun things from the Pink Castle Fabrics flickr pool. Be sure to add the projects you sew with your PCF stash to the pool, and we might feature you!
First up, I love this table runner, made by Kelly. She used a Word Up bundle (currently sold out, but I bet Brenda would make a new one, if you ask nicely!). Or, you could use this new bundle! The 32 Rainbow Way bundle would be a great choice for the brights. You could use the same bundles to make a pillow like this one from Pretty Bobbins:


You can read more about her pillow here.


And finally, look at this adorable oven mitt, made by Lucy. She used this Lecien Yummy Lunchtime print. You can read more about the oven mitt here! I think I might need to make one, too!

Topics: bundles, flickr pool, Lecien, low volume, Techniques, Home Decoration

Talk of the Town - Low Volume Fabric Quilts

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Jan 14, 2014 10:59:00 PM
Wooden Spoon Pillow
Pale and Interesting, a pillow - by Rachel of Wooden Spoon

Low Volume fabrics are pale fabrics, mostly white and cream in background  often with accents of brighter or darker colors thrown in for interest. I love Rachel's work with low volume fabrics because she just seems to choose the right brighter prints. Sure, it's a white pillow, and it's unified by underlying color, but there's still so much to look at! That splash of red and orange! It's a puzzle! It's a riddle! (And did you notice that clever bit of Painter's Palette in the left bottom corner! I could seriously contemplate this pillow all day...)

Here is another clever project from Rachel, a doll quilt top:

Wooden Spoon
Photo courtesy of Rachel of Wooden Spoon

The pattern is Night Garden, by Sarah Fielke. Here, Rachel is using a lot of text prints alongside other low volume fabrics.

Lori of Lori H. Designs made this king sized quilt for her bedroom, where it must just look fantastic!

Lori H. Designs
Photo courtesy of Lori of Lori H. Designs.

I love the sparks and hints of green and red and orange... And look at that quilting!

Jen made this fabulous couch runner with three low volume bundles from Pink Castle Fabrics:

Photo credit: Jen
Photo courtesy of Jen

 The pattern she used is Summer by Thimble Blossoms. And the quilting! Jen free motion quilted it herself, and it looks awesome, Jen! She used Faux Bois stripe in white for binding, and I sure love a funky stripe binding!

If you are inspired to start your own low volume project by these fantastic quilts and pillows, we have two bundles to chose from, a fat quarter bundle of twelve fabrics: Low Volume Blogger Bundle, and Low Volume Stash Box of 25 fat eighths.

I know I'm working on something a little low volume myself. Or maybe it's three different things. Whatever! When you finish your next low volume project, or any project, we'd love to see it at the Made From Pink Castle Fabrics Flickr Group!

Topics: low volume, Monthly Clubs, Fabric

Stash Stack Club: Low Volume Fabric

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Aug 6, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Hello, August!  You're here already.

This time around Stash Stack Club, we're adding in a Low Volume fabric month.  This will give you the chance to get some pretty neutrals in your stash!  This is the best stash builder fabric club!  
Here's what we've got for you this month:  
The Stash Stack Club from Pink Castle Fabrics is the best stash builder club!
7.  Woodgrain in White from Les Amis
8. Lace Elements in Pearl from Lace Elements
9.   Key in Orange from Tailored
10.  Graph Paper in Gray
11.  Crosshatch in Lime from Angela Walters' Textures
12.  Dots from Tasha Noel's Little Red Riding Hood
 Stash Stack Club

Topics: low volume, Monthly Clubs, Stash Stack Club, Fabric

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