voile is 35% off at Pink Chalk, including the pastry line in a delicious array of colors. I plan to cut into the fabric this weekend!
But, I guess I'm getting ahead of myself. Do you know about Pink Chalk Fabrics? It's just like the logo says - cloth, patterns and tools for the modern sewist. Kathy is the woman behind Pink Chalk, and you can find her on her blog or in her real fabric mecca in Seattle. My friend, Ara Jane, shared some fab pictures of her trip this week!
Isn't Ara Jane's little Ingrid so smart? Already reaching for the fabric...
Kathy's always filling the homepage at Pink Chalk Fabrics with collections of fabricy goodness. Look at that gorgeous new Echino print. Wow! Such a large scale wonder. And, in contrast, it rests next to a sweet Liberty print. Yes, Pink Chalk Fabrics has quite a range of styles. Jump in by color, style or by designer.
Along with my saffron pastry fabric, I also purchased a jelly thimble to try for hand quilting. Will give you my feedback when I have a go at it. I know that I need to use a thimble, but I hadn't yet found one that suits me. There should be like a thimble specialty shop with a really good sample pack so that you can try 8 at a time. Seriously, thimbles are tricky little fellows. Anyhoo, you can find jelly finger thimbles, the hera marker (such an accurate way to mark fabrics) and lots of other handy tools on the Pink Chalk Notions page.
Did you expect some fabric eye candy?
Well, I don't want to disappoint. The Pink Chalk solids stash is no small thing. You know that Kona solids have a special place in my heart, but I can also appreciate some variety. (Oh, but she does have the Kona color card in stock, which tends goes fast.) Today I'm eying the Moda Crossweaves, which have depth and texture. If I was stashing, I'd take a bundle of those and a bundle of...
Lizzy House's Hello Pilgrim. This collection keeps whispering to me. That's probably a sign.
Well, I guess I've probably shown you around pretty well. Though, come to think of it, you might also want to know that Pink Chalk has a nice magazine section, featuring Fat Quarterly, Ottobre and Stitch Magazine among others, plus Aurifil threads. So basically, you know, the good stuff.
I'm so glad that there are great modern shops like Pink Chalk Fabrics out there since there really, really, really aren't ones around these parts. Yes, I do buy all of my fabrics Online. I've been asked, "But where do you shop, Rachel?" and the answer is... with my sponsors. Like, literally. I shop with them; I support them and they support me, as well as the online sewing community as a whole. It's a little magic circle of fabric love.
Well, at least join us for a giveaway! Kathy is gifting a $25 gift certificate to FOUR lucky readers. Add your comment to have at it!
And our winners are Lisa E, Katie (Needle and Fred), Alisa (Making More with Less) and Melinda (Tilda's Twisted Life). I'm emailing you now!