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A Bit Aloha & a Bit Somerset...

As we have been working on a few projects for some yet to be released news, we have had the most fun mixing ALOHA GIRL and SOMERSET. There is something about the combo of those two collections that just make the fabric sing!!  

So we mixed it up a bit in one of our all time favorites classic Fig Tree patterns, Jelly Girl.

…..ALOHA JELLY GIRL

 

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… As of this morning we might still have a couple kits left of this project. Click HERE for more info.

Its just making me smile today!

Joanna


12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 3

A couple quick answers: If you click on the link provided and the item no longer shows up, that simply means that the item is no longer available and that is has sold out. Please see sale fine print for more info.

If any product does not sell out the day that it is offrered, it will "live" in the 12 DAYS link on the top left hand side of the SHOP throughout the sale.

Shipping to International customers will be calculated at the end of the sale based on actual shipping costs. Thank you for your understanding.

 

OUR 4TH ANNUAL...

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 3 French Hens. But no matter how much I love anything and everything French, he also gave me....

 

TODAY'S KITS:

My true love gave to me two of my new favorite MINIS as kits...

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First up, a kit for MINI PAINTED LADIES. This kit is done up in our Somerset fabrics and includes everything you see here to complete the kit inlcuding the pattern, the binding AND THE BACKING TOO! Everything in one little happy bundle!

Perfect as a table topper, a wall hanging or to add to your collection of MINIS on your MINI wall, this one is a keeper! We could keep making these little guys in every collection imaginaeable for ourselves and as gifts!

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And not to be outdone, we also have our MINI STEMS kit made up in our Somerset collection. Another customer favorite already, this little pattern has quickly risen to one of our most popular. This kit also includes everything you see here including the pattern, the binding and THE BACKING AS WELL. Just too good to pass up for you or for a gift even if you have already made one of these in a different color combo.

 

TODAY'S NOTION:

My true love also gave to me another wonderful notion from the lovely folks at Merchant & Mills. Packaged together in a sturdy little box, this collection is a must have for any sewer or quilter. Oh my goodness these pins are lovely!

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The right pin for every task all in one handsome box makes for a perfect combination and an opportunity to try out all of these wonderful pins in lovely little packages. Merchant & Mills has taken the favorites from their pin collection and put them all together for a beautiful gift for yourself or for someone you love. As if that weren't enough they've made the set cheaper than buying individual boxes and have packaged them in a sturdy cardboard box to keep them all safe and sound! The set includes the following:  •    Dressmaking Pins •    Entomology Pins •    Black Bulb Pins •    Glass Headed Pins •    Small Black Safety Pins

Here is the fine print about the pins:
[Dressmaking Pins: Traditional dressmaking pins, nickel plated and made to last. A little black box full of best dressmaking pins - 32mm x 0.65mm. Weight 28g or 1oz.///Entymology Pins: Spare the butterflies and use these ultrafine black pins for your silks and antique cloths. Merchant & Mills are proud to have sourced the finest, blackest pins known to man. For butterflies and fine fabrics, these are irresistible.  38mm x 0.45mm./// Black Bulb Pins: The bulb pin lets a tag hang tidily from a safety pin and is perfectly simple. 21mm long and like safety pins but with a wide bowl at the bottom for tags etc. Already pear shaped so nothing can go wrong.///Small Black Safety Pins: Properly useful little black safety pins that you would regret not buying. A tidy amount, or boxful, of tiny (23mm) fine, black safety pins for all your safety pinning needs, except the big ones.///Glass Headed Pins: Lovely glass headed pins in a multitude of colors to suit your every mood. Multi-colored glass headed pins - easy to find in fabric! 30mm x 0.60mm.///

TODAY'S GIFTY ITEM:

Just because we don't seem to have enough days in the sale to offer you everything we have waiting, we are adding another little goody each day. For today we are sharing with you are favorite dry skin accessory for quilters...

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Its a sewing product in a tin. Need I say more? This vintage feeling tin has 1 oz. of lovely balm to use for dry quilting hands. Created in Vermont since 1899, this is how they describe it, "Bag Balm was born in 1899. The salve was created to help milking cows be comfortable. Look where that's led. From quilting bees, to hardworking hands, to feet that can go the distance. From outdoor adventures, to furry friends at home. Bag Balm, it seems, is everywhere – and working as hard as ever."

 

TODAY'S SPECIAL:

Today's special 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DEAL...

30% off all MINI PAPER PATTERNS [not pdf's, just paper] [these include MINI SAIL AWAY, MINI JUMPING JACKS, MINI STEMS, MINI PAINTED LADIES, MINI LOLLIPOPS, MINI BLOSSOM, MINI CHERRY PIE, MINI CANNED PEARS, MINI STITCH]

You must enter the code in during checkout in order to get the deal. We cannot add it for you afterwards so please be careful and enter in the code correctly during checkout.

 

CLICK HERE for more info on today's goodies.

Happy shopping,

Joanna and Eric

 

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FINE PRINT

 

* The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days [usually with a Sunday off here or there].  

 

* Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer and/or home dec goodie will be advertised- on some days several of each! Each day a special offer will be made as well.  

 

* Each special offer will become available on that one day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Most of the items offered will sell out on that day, some will last a few days. Please believe us that some items will sell out crazy fast and some will last all day based on popularity and stock. Although we try and have and anticipate the demand, we are often surprised by your enthusiasm!! IF THE ITEM CAN NO LONGER BE FOUND THROUGH THE LINK, THAT MEANS IT HAS SOLD OUT!

 

* We never know which ones will sell out the fastest! If we are able to get more in stock of any popular product, we will try but we can't guarantee that anything that sells out will come back in stock. If they can, it will not be a part of the sale but something that we offer after Christmas for a separate January delivery. 

 

* For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, YOU NEED TO BUY-A-BOX. THIS IS NEW AND DIFFERENT THIS YEAR!! The box is an actual product available on our homepage.  You only need to purchase it once either before the sale starts or on the first day that you purchase a 12DAYS item- but you need to purchase it as an actual product once. Then for all the remaining purchases you make, you will simply choose the "I BOUGHT  A BOX" option in the shipping directions during the checkout process. If you buy more products than fit in the box.... WE WILL PAY FOR THE REMAINING SHIPPING!! If you do not fill up that amount by the end of the sale, we will let you know how much of a credit you have and you can choose patterns for the difference [we will only charge a partial price on the patterns so you will get a deal]. There is no way to lose in this exchange!!  

 

• For international customers, we will calculate actual international shipping at the time of shipping and add what is necessary. We never charge anything other than actual international shipping through USPS.

  

BUY-A-BOX NOW. CLICK HERE. 

 

 If you do not BUY-A-BOX, your items will not be accumulated but will be shipped to you each day that you purchase them.  We know that some of you love that feeling of getting something in the mail each and every day and look forward to the "presents" arriving to you every mail day!!


As Promised...

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Fall is in the air around here! Finally the weather seems to be turning a little bit toward my absolute favorite season of the year! Almost time for all my favorite sweaters to come out!!

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Last week we released a new Halloween Kit in what has become our annual Halloween project made from a mix of blacks, oranges, greys and creams. We love creating these projects so much and look forward to them every year. The quilts are not from a certain line or Fig Tree collection but instead are a mix of different MODA fabrics, always starting with a few of our favorite Fig Tree oranges and going from there to see what we can come up with! Its one of my favorite parts of the process... the creating of a color palette!

In this year's bundle, the fabrics were just screaming to be made into one of our newest patterns, Navajo Stars. Now I love the original Navajo Stars ALOT... one of my all time favorite quilts.

 

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 Navajo Stars is created entirely from SOMERSET fabrics!

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Originally this pattern was inspired by this quilt below. I absolutely fell in love with those stars but had NO INTENTION of making them out of hexagons. When I squinted, I saw strips and we had a Honeybun coming with our collection so it was one of those light bulb moments!

 

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And the moment we started working on it, it just looked and felt like the designs in a traditional Navajo blanket. Hence the name.

 

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But I am also pretty sure that I like it just as much as this years Halloween bundle quilt... SPIDERWEB! Same pattern, different colors!

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But ofcourse we had way too many good leftovers and so we created a second quilt with what we stil had in the bundle....

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And as promised to those of you who purchased the kit [we are making up more this week for those of you still interested], here is the info on the HALLOWEEN CHECKERBOARDS quilt, the second quilt from the bundle...

CLICK HERE for the Checkerboard Instructions in a PDF. The fnished size can be up to 58" x 66"... a perfect lap throw that can be whipped up so fast you could have it done this season!

CLICK HERE for more info on the Spiderweb kits.

Talk to you soon. I am going back to pattern editing and sample making. Up this week, a little friend to join some of our other creatures :-)!

 

 


Moda Love Blog Tour Wrap-up

Thanks everyone for coming along on our tour, for shopping our sale and for helping us to have such a wonderful week! Its been a lot of fun to read so many of your comments and to find out what Fig Tree goodies you might be working on next.

I can't wait to see some of those projects finished! If you don't already, follow us on INSTAGRAM and tag me when you are working on something Fig Tree so I can see what you are up to. Its really such a fun way to keep up with each other in an informal way! We are figtreeandco in case you are looking for us.

I hope that you learned something fun and interesting about each and every one of us on this tour, I know I did!

Today I have a few quick things to share with you...

 

A NEW KIT

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What started off as an impromptu Halloween mix kit a few years ago has become a highly popular annual event with an almost cult following of classic Halloween "flavored" kits each year and this year is no different! You guys are the best customers ever!

The kits are a wonderful mix of MODA designers and the oranges, greys, blacks and creams are handpicked to work together in these classic designs. This year's kit is a Halloween take on our very popular NAVAJO STARS pattern and we are so happy with the result [the quilt literally came back from Diana's this afternoon so it is not even bound]. Speaking of quilting... don't you love it???

Anyway, this year's kit consists of a bundle of 11 fabrics and a cream with dot fabric for the background. For more info, click HERE.

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LAST DAY OF THE SALE

We have extended our 20% Pattern Sale through the end of today so if you haven't had a chance to go shopping yet, go for it! We hardly ever do sales like this so take advantage while you can! Click HERE to shop!

 

BLOG HOP WINNERS

I know this is why most of you are here today so here goes...

On September 7 at 4:21, Ginny said...

"9 in the body and 13 with titles. I have Pineapple and Fig that I just truly love and have on my list of makes but I think Jumpingjacks may just pull ahead of it!"

 

On September 11 at 5:57, Laura F. said...

I" count 13 total with the titles! I have had painted ladies on my list for a while but Sail Away is another one that I want to make for my nephew! He loves water and sailboats! Also, LOVE Somerset!! Beautiful!"

 

On September 5 at 5:55, Kay Eyles said...

"Navajo Star has just joined my must sew list, it looked amazing on your post, but love the mini fruits too. Moda Love appeared 13 times including titles, but 9 times in red throughout the post. Thanks for a fun giveaway."

So if you are Ginny, Laura or Kay, email us and we will get your goodies out to you. Each of you has won a Somerset precut [courtesy of the wonderful folks at MODA] and a few Fig Tree patterns! If you are international, we will pay the equivalent of domestic shipping.

Check back with us in the weeks to come to see what we are up to for Market!

And don't forget that Somerset yardage will start shipping soon and very soon. If you want to know more info about what is happening with us, sign up for our NEWSLETTER, HERE!

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Talk to you soon!

 

 

 


MODA LOVE BLOG TOUR: FIG TREE DAY

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... we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our newest collection, Somerset, in late September. We can't wait!

 

WELCOME TO FIG DAY ON THE MODA LOVE BLOG TOUR!

 

If this is your first time visiting here, welcome! My name is Joanna Figueroa and I have been designing fabric for MODA for over a decade now [wow that makes me feel a bit old!] and patterns for my company Fig Tree & Co and Fig Tree Quilts [over 200 patterns at this point... yikes!] for more years than I want to admit to :-). I also write books, travel to teach and teach online at Craftsy!

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If this is your first time joining us for one of these fun tours, you are in for a treat! For each QUILT MARKET [Houston each October and various Spring locations in May] the designers who attend Market get together and create a special project for our SCHOOLHOUSE event [an educational event for store owners at Market] that we then share with you the following season in a blog tour. It is a wonderful way to see what everyone has been up to and what the new fabrics are. If you haven't been following along yet, you might really want to [and not just because there will be wonderful GIVEAWAYS on each and every stop on the tour]. HERE is the link to all of the designers on each day. Today I am joining the fun ladies from Basic Grey and Pat Sloan.

As always, the amazing brainchild behind these themes, ideas and projects is the amazing MODA LISSA. She knows way too many "interesting" things about all of us designers after all these years of working together so we just do whatever she tells us :-). We love her so much. MODA LOVE!!!

QUESTIONS

Question: When did you fall in love with quilting/textiles?

Answer: The year that I was married, we moved to a new town and I had a bit of extra time on my hands while I was working on my Masters degree. It was that year that I found and bought my first vintage quilt at a yard sale & signed up for a quilt class at our local "mall". I have no idea what made me do it in that particular moment other than I finally had a bit of time but I was hooked from the very first moment! I had admired textiles for a long time before that but that was definitely "the moment" of my conversion!

Question: When I teach workshops, I love...

Answer: it when people use my patterns in totally and completely new ways and with different fabric choices. It makes me feel like I "did my job" if I can see the cross over between my designs and completely different styles!

Question: What is your favorite MODA precut?

Answer: Most definitely a jelly roll. The jelly roll has inspired me to do so many new and different things that I don't think I would have ever tried had it not been for that little roll!

Question: What fuels you to create?

Answer: Its an addiction. I really can't help it. Seriously. People ask me all the time if I ever run out of ideas and I kind of laugh. I always have WAY MORE IDEAS THAN I HAVE TIME TO MAKE THEM. EVER.

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Speaking of great ideas, here is a special little VIDEO from Market with some tips that I wanted to share with you about piecing strip sets and cutting angles! I know these are some basic tips but they have proven very, very useful to me over the years! Thanks Josh!

PATTERN

This time around, we all worked with one simple pattern that did such a great job of showcasing each and every newly debuted collection. HERE is the pattern if you want to try your hand at your own version. You can literally do it in one aftermoon, it's that straightforward!

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... our Somerset version and my friend Cynthia's Somerset version with a red floral border.

We made our version from our upcoming SOMERSET fabric and backed it in our favorite butter yellow snuggle [see above]. Yum! I know this is going to be one of those quilts that the kids fight over simply because of the backing [we sell it on our site if you are in search of some].

As for the rest of us here at Fig Tree, well we got a little carried away...

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... From the top left: Fig Tree greens and reds for a Christmas version, Honeysweet, Mirabelle, all Seafoam prints from several lines including Mirabelle, Fresh Cottons, Buttercup and others. Each one feels so very different!

But then we thought about MODA LOVE and about spreading it. So I challenged my monthly sewing group to choose some of their favorite Fig Tree collections and make one of their own. We had so much fun! MODA LOVE those ladies so much!! Thank you Laurie, Cheryl, Diana, Cynthia, Maggie, Mary, Anne, Patty and Joanie!

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... Fig Tree Fresh Cottons, a mix of lighter Fig Tree prints, Kate Spain's Honey Honey and a mix of Fig Tree jewel tones.

We had so much fun each choosing a different Fig Tree fabric collection or themed grouping for each quilt and sewing up a storm. Since all the ladies "took" all of the latest collections that we had Layer Cakes for, I decided to make one from my all time favorite Kate Spain grouping, Honey Honey.  Serious MODA LOVE with these quilts!!

Some more about what we've been up to...

MODA LOVE: MY FAMILY

We took some time off this year to do some travelling with the family [get ready for a post about our most recent trip to Mexico soon]. As the kids get older it is getting more and more real that we won't have them here with us forever and want to enjoy them while we have them. Some of our trips have inspired new fabrics and products for me at the same time. I am nothing if not a crazy multi-tasker!

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... Hawaii

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... the British countryside

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... Mexico

 

MODA LOVE: MINI QUILTS

We have been totally and completely bitten by the MINI bug! We just added 2 more patterns this summer and are working on several more for Market!

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And the latest two...

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 Oh my goodness, these are so much fun to make in between larger projects!

 

MODA LOVE: AURIFIL

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Working with Aurifil this year has been more fun than we could have imagined and we are eagerly awaiting our new AURIKIT fabric/thread kit coming this month. To see the really exciting things that are happening with that kit, click HERE.

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MODA LOVE: Somerset Patterns

Our newest pattern releases to accompany SOMERSET are some of all time favorite quilt patterns ever!

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Navajo Stars [possibly one of my all time favorites]...

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 ... hint, hint.... we are making this into a Halloween kit in the next week or so. Stay tuned!

Homestead in the Fresh version.

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Sweet Sixteen in the aqua version.

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and possibly the most perfect quilt to be making in the upcoming months, TWIRL. All made with 1 Jelly Roll!

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MODA LOVE: What's Coming Next!!

Even though we love all of the goodies that we have shown you, it is hard not to look forward to what is coming too. We are debuting a new line in Houston this October and it is called Aloha Girl. Gee I wonder why!? There are some new colors and some new goodies in it. Stay tuned for more on that as Market approaches...

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GIVEAWAY

So for all those of you you who have managed to read that whole long thing...  to enter the GIVEAWAY, comment and tell me how many times I mentioned MODA LOVE and what Fig Tree pattern is next on your TO DO LIST or WISH LIST!

SALE

Throughout the TOUR, we are having a crazy PATTERN SALE. 20% off all patterns !!!  Just enter the code MODALOVE during checkout! Shop HERE!

Thanks so much for playing along!


Join Us for the Pillowcase Challenge!!

We are so excited to join in on the wonderful... DRUM ROLL PLEASE....

AMERICAN PATCHWORK & QUILTING ONE MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE!!!!

 

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Created by American Patchwork & Quilting and sponsored by the wonderful folks at MODA FABRICS [along with many others], this is not only a wonderful cause but really a lot of fun to do on your own or even more so with friends and I really hope that many of you join us and add to that quickly growing tally!! Aren't quilters amazing!?!?

So far we are at 568,688 pillowcases!

If you would like to follow along and join, please do!!

Click HERE to find out how to be counted in the official pillowcase tally on the APQ website.

 

HOW WE GOT STARTED

FIRST, our friends at MODA sent us a yummy stack of our upcoming SOMERSET fabrics to get the pillowcase ball rolling. Thank you lovely Lissa!

The Somerset fabrics will be in stores next month and precuts should be coming any day now! 

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... LOL, these are not all fabrics sent for the pillows, just a nice fabric shot I happened to have. But the pillowcase stack was pretty generous too!

Since they sent so much fabric, I decided that in addition to the pillowcases we sewed in the studio and am showing you today that it would be a lot of fun to get my sewing friends together and sew some more.

As you are reading this, we are getting ready to sew tonite at our monthly Fig Tree Friday night. As soon as we are finished and I have snapped a couple pillowcase shots, I will post again next week to show you what we came up with.

 

SECOND, we scrolled the 43 lovely pillowcase patterns that APQ has so generously provided for us [click HERE for all the patterns] and decided on 2 classic favorites, the checkerboard and the prairie point.

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We also used the special "pillowcase in a tube" method for all of our pillowcases [click HERE for that pattern specifically] and just changed up the cuff pattern on each. We love the finishing on this method and that everything is neat and tidy and with beautiful seams inside and out. It is the only way we make pillowcases at home. When we make them, we always use both a cuff and a 1" accent piece in between the pillowcase and the cuff.

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THIRD, we chose our favorite local charity right here in San Leandro, the GEORGE MARK CHILDREN'S HOUSE  [click HERE for more info on them] , that we have worked with before.

Do you remember this fun event - HERE or HERE- earlier this year? That was an amazing experience and we were so proud to raise over $10,000 for George Mark!

We are looking forward to delivering all the pillowcases to them once we are done with the group sewing. The pillowcases will go to kids or their family members who are living at the hopsice.

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Speaking of pillowcases at home.... we got a bit carried away as we were working on goodies for this challenge and got inspired by some online ideas of making a loungeable pillow mat of sorts. So we pulled out a bit more of our stash, whipped up 3 standard pillowcases and simply sewed them together side by side.

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The result? A wonderful lounging mat for our youngest who absconded with it the moment our photo shoot was done and told both of her broghers that they were not to steal it, use it, touch it or even look at it! I guess I will be making 2 more of these soon with more "boy" fabrics.

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MORE WONDERFUL INFO...

By no means are we doing this on our own. We are joining an amazing group of other designers in this BLOG HOP. Please go and browse around to see what other designers are doing on their blogs today!!

 
·    Alison Glass (http://alisonglass.com/blog)
·    American Patchwork & Quilting (www.allpeoplequilt.com/blog)
·    How To Sew (www.howtosew.com)
·    Sis Boom (http://www.sisboom.com/blog/)
·    Freckled Whimsy (http://www.freckledwhimsy.com/)
·    Linda Carlson (www.lindacarlsonquilts.com)
·    Modern Quilt Studio (http://craftnectar.com/)
·    Modern Handcraft (http://modernhandcraft.com/)
·    Patti’s Patchwork (www.pattispatchwork.com)
·    Shannon Fabrics (http://shannonfabrics.com/blog/index/)
·    Timeless Treasures (http://www.ttfabrics.com/blog/)
·    Valori Wells (http://www.valoriwells.com/blog/)
·    The Vintage Spool (http://freespiritfabric.blogspot.com/)
·    Ivory Spring (http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/)
 
 
And, as they say, there is more!
 
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A 24-hour SEWATHON is coming up in September. APQ is sponsoring one in their offices as are stores across the country. Check it out to see if there is one in your area! Join in the fun if you can, click HERE for all the info you might need!
 

Our brand new "AURIKIT"!

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We are so happy to announce that we have partnered with AURIFIL threads to bring you some amazing Fig Tree goodies!

Today I wanted to share with you a little bit about the "AURIKIT" we have [ tomorrow I will tell you a bit more about the large FIG TREE THREAD COLLECTION too] designed with the amazing folks over at Aurifil and MODA!

Thank you so much Alex, Kim and Lissa!

I think this all started two markets ago and it just took a bit of time to get all the logistics worked out. The little "Aurikit" box contains (7) threads of AURIFIL thread, a 2 1/2" mini charm of Somerset fabric and a free pattern that you see pictured on the cover of the box. The threads all match the main colors in the Somerset collection of course [both the kit and the Somerset fabrics are due out in stores in September, '14].

It really is a box full of lovely goodness all in one place!

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The goodies inside the box...

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Well as soon as we finished working on the box, the threads and the pattern, I dreamt up a little contest for you all!  I thought it would be a fun opportunity to do a special promotion and seemed like a perfect time to do a design contest so that all of you could join in the fun!

 

To reserve your FIG TREE AURIKIT thread box today, click HERE.

 

"MY AURIFIL SPOOLS" DESIGN CONTEST


WHAT: A contest using the new Somerset Thread Box by Fig Tree & Co. for AURIFIL. Using the fabric and thread goodies in the box, design your own original mini charm pattern and submit it to us to win fabulous prizes!

Winners will receive a fat eighth bundle of our upcoming SOMERSET line, a packet of our brand new patterns, Fig Tree nail polish and Fig Tree Fabric Spray! If possible, we may even publish your pattern!

WHEN: Submit a photo of your quilt with a story of your inspiration and how you used the mini charm and the Somerset threads by November 30, 2014.
 
WHO: You! Anyone who purchases a Somerset Thread box by Fig Tree & Co. for Aurifil is eligible to play and to win!

HOW: Simply purchase the new Somerset Thread Box by Fig Tree & Co. for Aurifil. Inside you will find not only our yummy threads, but a mini charm of MODA Somerset fabric [as well as a free mini charm pattern for your use or for inspiration in this contest]. Use the threads and the mini charm along with whatever other background and borders you would like to create a wall hanging quilt of your own.

MORE INFO: Original designs only. Please provide full contact information including your name, email and mailing address along with any photo submissions. Hard copy or email submissions accepted. Send hard copy submissions to: Fig Tree & Co. PO, Box 901 San Leandro CA 94577

 

WHAT WILL YOU MAKE???

Contact us at joanna@figtreequilts.com for more details of if you have any questions.

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PRE ORDER KITS TODAY!!

Today is the day ladies and gentlemen... that day twice a year when we offer our kit pre-orders for the following season WITH FREE SHIPPING!
 
We are so excited about sharing these with you- they are definitely some of our favorite quilts ever! These are the only ones we will be offering on our pre-order program this time around and the deal couldn't be any better. Basically like our own layaway program, you only have to pay a portion of the kit each month until it arrives!
 
For more info on each kit, click on the specific kit in our store HERE.
 
To learn more about how these work scroll to the end for the "fine print".
 
NAVAJO STARS KIT: 4 STAR VERSION 
 
 
 
MINI QUILT BUNDLE KIT: 4 MINI QUILTS IN ONE
 
 
SWEET SIXTEEN: AQUA VERSION
 
 
 
 
HOMESTEAD: FRESH SCRAPPY VERSION
 
 
 
Here is more info:
 
KIT PRE-ORDER FINE PRINT: PLEASE READ: Pre-ordering a kit is like signing up for a special lay away program here at Fig Tree. We charge you up front for a portion of the kit upon ordering today. The rest of the price of the kit is split into 3 payments that will be charged to your card in July, August and September. The payment will happen around the 10th each month. Somerset is scheduled to ship from the MODA warehouse in September, but we will not know when in September until it actually ships. As soon as we receive it at Fig Tree, we will cut all the kits and get them out to you as fast as we can. Barring any unforeseen delivery problems, the kits will ship by the last week of September/first week of October. If during the next few months your card changes, needs a new expiration date or you need to change the # all together, please just log into your account and make the necessary changes so we can keep the charging schedule. Please stay current. Orders cannot be cancelled and fees cannot be refunded. And finally - pre-orders completed today SHIP FOR FREE! Free shipping is for domestic packages only. If you are outside the US we will give you a partial shipping credit. International customers will be charged shipping when the kit ships. 
 
Cllck HERE for more info on the kits.
 

Talk soon,
 
Joanna

 

 

Market: Spring Pittsburgh '14

As you might remember from last time around, and the time before that and the time before that..... that it usually takes me about a week to dig myself out, brush myself off and rejoin the world after Market! LOL!

Well... it seems that this time was no different. You might have already seen all the Market shots you could possibly handle... but here go mine. Up today is an overload of pictures of our Market booth. Hope you are ready!

No words. Just pics.  Hope you enjoy the Fig Tree :-)

 

Ericjoannabooth

... my shoes never last long :-).

 

Fullbooth

 

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Rightdetail

 

Fabricladder

 

Frontdetail

 

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Boothrightside

 

Mushroombowl

 

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More on the MINIS...

Okay... so I am going to try to answer all the MINI questions at once. Hopefully yours is in there!

Fan

We have 4 new minis. This week they were all available as PDF download patterns. Including a great deal on a bundle! Starting on Monday, they will also all be available as printed paper patterns. Including a bundle too :-). The PDF's will only be available from us. The printed patterns will be available from any store who purchases our patterns. As a gal who loves all things paper, the patterns don't really seem real until they come in their shiny little packages. I can't wait fo the paper patterns to get here.

We will also start shipping to stores on Monday. So if you have contacted us for the patterns, that is when they will start to ship.

We will most likely offer a fabric kit of some kind on the bundle of patterns [but probably not individually on each one seperate since they are kind of small]. Those are the kinds of things I will figure out as soon as we come back from Market in a couple of weeks.

The MINIs are all the same price as our FIG TREE THREADS, $6.50 each.

• These are not hard to make. There are no templates or half square triangles or anything else funky in any of them. All straight forward piecing. Blossom is probably the most simple of the 4 and Canned Pears has the most pieces, but they are really all quite simple.

We do also have other STANDARD PATTERNS coming out and will start showing those tomorrow... so stay tuned!

Yes, I will be posting ideas for a mini wall and how I plan to hang them [thinking of a ribbon clothesline on my wall at the moment]. But here is some vintage mini wall inspiration that I have been in love with for a while...

Miniwalls

Yes, we will be making more of them for the next release. We are a little bit addicted. If you have any Fig Tree favorites that you would like to see made into minis, please feel free to let me know. I think we are going to start with the Sail Away pattern.

Btw, thank you for the MINI love. Can't take any credit whatsoever on the idea itself. My friend Camille is the brainchild behind this MINi quilt craze! She is pretty awesome in general too.

 

As for each pattern, here is the info. Click HERE for more info on each mini.

CANNED PEARS

The original quilt was app. 63" x 75", blocks app. 6" x 11". The MINI is 19 1/2" x 27" and the blocks are app. 3" x 5".

Pears

 

BLOSSOM

The original quilt came in 2 sizes and 3 colorways in my book With Fabric & Thread from a few years ago.  The original quilts were either 66" x 66 or 75" x 75" and were set 3 x 3 blocks.

Blossom

 

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CHERRY PIE

The original quilt was app. 63" x 80", blocks app. 9". The MINI is 19" x 20"" and the blocks are app. 6".

Cherries

 

STITCH

Don't feel bad if you are confused on this one... there is no standard pattern yet. We are releasing that one this summer. The MINI came first here because we just couldn't resist sharing it once the math was all done and the quilt was finished. I apologize to anyone who spent time looking for the large version of this one!

  Stitch1

Happy Sewing!