Hi everyone! I have a totally new (for me) kind of post today. I am thrilled to be part of an introductory showcase tour for a new fabric line from Hoffman Fabrics. Yes, fabrics. NOT my normal medium but I could not say no when I was asked to participate in such an exciting launch. You see, my friend Sarah Thomas of SARIDITTY is the designer of this new line and I could not be even a little more excited for her. What a treat to see your own line of designs! At the bottom of my post I will have a link to her entire Lookbook of products so you can see the full designs and other coordinating accessories from her.
First though, I want to share the projects I made using these fabrics. To start, I stayed way in my lane and created a card using the pretty designs. The “extra” that I used was the selvedges from the fabrics themselves. I cut them off the edges and stitched them together to highlight Sarah’s name, the line and Hoffman. I thought this would be a special way to congratulate Sarah on this big moment for her.
I lined up the selvedges, stitched them and then cut them out using an old butterfly die. I used some Fray Check on the edges to prevent fraying and then used fabric stabilizer to get more dimension and stability on the fabric. To frame it, I cut a stitched square from Fog Gray card stock and put some more fabric behind it. The sentiment seemed perfect and comes from Picket Fence Studios. I thought that maybe I needed a coordinating project to share so I went back to my archives for inspiration. I found some rolled flowers that I had done in paper and thought they would be spectacular in fabric. These designs do not disappoint!
Again, I used an old rolled flower die to cut the fabric. Each flower has two of the flower cuts to add fullness. I treated the fabric the same as above and then rolled it up. I used prewrapped wire “stems” to allow me to place them in a container. Using another butterfly die (because Sarah’s logo uses butterflies and her designs have them throughout), I created a 3-d version to add to the basket. I chose a pale print and color to wrap a peat pot which had been haphazardly painted with off white acrylic paint. Mod Podge secured the fabric to the pot and I tied it up with some seam binding.
I hope you like my creations with this beautiful new line. Now run over and take a look at the complete collection here: Hoffman Fabrics Spring 2019 Sarah Thomas Lookbook
Because this is a showcase tour, Sarah has a line up of many designers and sewists to share their creations. You can visit all these by using the links below or you can also follow on Instagram using #paradigmshowcasetour and #sariditty.
22 April – Cristy Stuhldreher @loveyousew_
23 April – Rebecca Bryan @bryanhousequilts
24 April – Hilary Jordan @byhilaryjordan
25 April – Tiffany Sepulveda @sewtiffany
26 April – Karie Jewell @kariejewell
27 April – Jen Timko @jentimko <<<— YOU ARE HERE
28 April – Cheri Lehnow @tinkerellen
29 April – Karen Miller @redbirdquiltco
30 April – Karen O’Connor @ladykquilts
1 May – Nicholas Ball @quiltsfromtheattic
2 May – Nicole Daksiewicz @modernhandcraft
3 May – Nichole Vogelsinger @wildboho
4 May – Kate Toney @toughkittencrafts
5 May – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill @wholecirclestudio
6 May – Karen Tripp @karenthediyaddict
7 May – Isabelle Selak @southbaybella
8 May – Elise Kwon @eliseandemelie
9 May – Jessica Kapitanski @sallietomatopatterns
10 May – Suzy Williams @suzyquilts
11 May – Sarah Thomas @sariditty
I hope you have a great time with this inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping in today. See you again soon.