Welcome, Imagine Gnats!

Imagine Gnats? 

Yep, that's what I said!  My newest sponsor has a name I recognize, having ran into Rachael Gander around the blogosphere and at events, but if it's the first time you've heard of Mrs. Gnats, you're probably wondering what we could possibly be talking about.  Well, let me introduce you!

Like many of us, Rachael evolved into a Crafty Lady of many stripes over the years.  At this point she's experimented with modern quilting, garment sewing, pattern design, hand-printed fabric, and textile design. 

Imagine Gnats started as a little etsy shop, selling small sewn items to help support my family and also to give me a creative outlet in a corporate world. From there, the blog evolved, and eventually I moved on to selling supplies to support the creations of other home sewists.
— Rachael Gander

I hope you'll take a poke around Imagine Gnats, where you'll find an assortment of fabrics, notions and LOTS of patterns as eclectic as Rachael herself.  If you want to discover the story behind the name, you'll have to read more about the Gnats here

image by Hello Holli via Imagine Gnats blog

image by Hello Holli via Imagine Gnats blog

Imagine Gnats has the largest selection of double gauze I've ever seen, including beautiful solid hues and fun Japanese prints.  She just finished hosting Double Gauze week through her blog, which brings together contributors to share posts about their handmade garments.   I'm inspired by this gorgeous plum gauze skirt shared by contributor Hello Holli

Not only does Rachael stock patterns and fabrics ideal for garment sewing, she keeps up this enormously informative blog.  She's written about double gauze here, including an extensive gallery of gauze projects.  I appreciated learning a bit about chambray, a fabric I've been considering for Rora's Christmas dress.  I also ran into this article about SIX kinds of knit.  Say what?  I've got a lot to learn folks!

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Speaking of sewing for Rora, I'm considering one of these dreamy Adorn lawn's for my next project.  I'm wondering if I could get the scale of the silhouette print to work well for a little birthday dress.  And they're on sale now at Imagine Gnats!


If you are as interested as I am in gradually building a hand sewn wardrobe, you may like to follow Imagine Gnats on Instagram or via her blog.  I'm finding that seeing what others are making is a great way for me to feel inspired to try fabrics and patterns I'm unfamiliar with.  It really helps to know that "regular people" are doing this too!

Thank you, Rachael Gander, for supporting Stitched in Color as a sponsor! 

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p.s.  I absolutely love your Alabama Chanin dress.  Those colors look amazing on you.  I made a green Alabama Chanin dress a few years back and feel especially "me" whenever the occasion arises to wear it!


Giveaway:  $50 Gift Certificate

Are you interested in trying something new?  Pick up some double gauze, chambray, knits, patterns or notions for your next project.  One lucky ready will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Imagine Gnats.  International entries welcome!  Add our comment here, now through October 31st for your chance to win!  Don't forget to include your email address, so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck!


Comments Closed.  Our winner is Linda Williamson!  I'll be in touch, Linda.