Welcome, Crosscut Sewing Co!
Crosscut Sewing Co. is a lovely new fabric shop and sewing studio located in Melrose, MA. Owner Stephanie Theisen started sewing when expecting a baby and meandered into an Etsy business, then selling fabric and eventually teaching others to sew. Last year, she decided to pursue this business full time with a brick and mortar location offering a full range of fabrics and classes for all ages.
I'm so happy to partner with Stephanie, a fellow mom-preneur, as Crosscut Sewing Co. becomes a sponsor at Stitched in Color this summer. A quick tour around her online shop made me feel quite at home! In fact, I found myself doing a bit of stashing. Would you like to see what I brought home?
Crosscut has a wide range of fabrics, and not just for quilting. However, I seemed to zero in on fabrics by Cotton & Steel and Art Gallery. I really love the Sprinkle prints and find that they look good in everything I make. In fact, this is the second time I've purchased Peaches Sprinkle. It's super rare for me to restock a fabric, but I can't get enough of that perfect peach. You can shop Quilting Cottons by brand/designer here.
When I browse a fabric shop, I buy basics like Sprinkle, but also look for stand-out prints that will set the tone for a project or make a nice backdrop for one of Elora's monthly update posts. This Paint Roses Red from Rifle Paper Wonderland has been turning my head for weeks. It's rayon, so that's why I've resisted, but I couldn't hold out any longer. I figured it could be a nice backdrop for Rora, even in rayon. And maybe I'd make her something: a sleeved baby dress for fall?
Well friends, touching the fabric changed my tune. Yes, this needs to be worn... but by me! I'm going to take the plunge with a free Colette pattern called Sorbetto. More soon!
Crosscut has a nice selection of garment fabrics such as knits, rayons, linens, canvas, etc. I was glad to see they offer corduroy and, though it is a small collection, they are very nice colors. I love comfy corduroy in the fall and winter. I'll think on a jumper or hat for Rora!
Speaking of fall, I could not pass up this adorable Sarah Watts Toys fabric. It's so large scale! I'm supposed to make Rora a "golden snitch" costume this year because we are doing a Harry Potter theme for our annual Harvest party. I may not have figured out the costume, but this fabric will make an adorable background for her costume photos! And I promise to do something cute with it later. A sleeping bag? A pillow?
Well, I may be having a bit too much fun exploring Crosscut Sewing Co. I think you'll enjoy yourself too. To those who make an effort to shop with my sponsors in order to support the future of StitchedinColor.com, I want to express my special thanks. It's my goal to balance everyone's needs and interests in a mutually beneficial way. Finding lovely new shops like Crosscut is exactly what I hope for!
One lucky reader will win a fat quarter bundle of Allison Glass' Handcrafted Patchwork from Crosscut! Enter to win with your comment on this blog post now through noon eastern time on Saturday, August 19th. In your comment, please share what you are excited about sewing this fall. International entries welcome.
Congrats to Marina, our lucky winner. She is making a unicorn quilt for her youngest!