Happy Monday!

Did you sew this weekend?  Did you watch the Super Bowl?

I did though I admit it is always to see the commercials.  Yes, the “Lost Dog” Budweiser commercial made me cry.

On the sewing front, it was more pressing and cutting than sewing..  I added some fabric to both the Reproductions and the pink/orange/yellow projects, and got pieces cut for blocks on both. I probably didn’t need it but I did it anyway… it’s that physical vs. emotional dynamic – I didn’t physically need the chocolate croissant I had with my coffee yesterday morning but it made me very happy.


More fabric is always better, right?

I also pressed these fabrics with a little starch and got them cut.  I’m thinking I should have messed up my stacks a little bit as this looks a bit… compulsive.


Yes, orange and black.  Don’t ask me how it happened but I’m now working on four projects.  These strips are for the Go Four It Quilt-Along party that American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and ModaLissa are having.  Are you quilting-along?  (Please say yes.)  I know you’ll be surprised to learn that I’m making my quilt a little differently.  I’m using six or seven different backgrounds, including the Passport New York City map print.

I also wanted to see what I could do to help with acquiring some of those nifty notions and cool “quilty stuffus” I showed last week.  It’s simple, the first best place to go is your local quilt shop to ask the owner if they’d be willing to order it for you. It’s what I did for many years.  I would show up to greet my new BFF with a stock number and credit card – I always offered to pre-pay for whatever it was hoping to order. Because there are usually minimum order amounts, I was also willing to wait until they had other items to order, or I made sure my list included several things.  I’m a firm believer in asking… the worst thing that can happen is someone says “no”.

For something like rotary cutting mats – the red Miracle Mats – shipping is the reason they aren’t available online as they have to be shipped flat. As someone who once ordered a cutting mat from <insert name of the Kindle people here> and had it arrive folded in a box. It had also been on a UPS truck all day – a 90-degree day in Phoenix. I think they regretted asking me for “packaging feedback”.

So how do you find the stock number?

Go to Unitednotions.com and click Notions – it’s right under the Moda at the top.


Under the Notions picture, under all the tabs for Categories, Vendors, etc., there’s a Search box – Filter within results:   Type in Miracle Mat and click GO.  (Isn’t Mixologie gorgeous?  It’s in stores now.)


At the bottom of the page are three red mats – two different sizes and a set of two. Click one of those.


On the next page is the number you’ll want to provide to the shop owner – it’s the Manufacturer Item No. I always included the description and specifics since I do sometimes transpose numbers.


Do you see the green banner?  That means the only place this mat can be ordered is through United Notions.

I hope this helps.

Hold on to your hats… I’ll be back tomorrow.

Welcome to our new blog!


We have moved and updated our blog with a fresh new look! What do you think? Do we look 10 years younger?  Be sure to bookmark our new blog location at http://blog.modafabrics.com

Starting on the homepage, scroll through and read the latest posts that we have shared.  You can quickly click to see posts about Fabrics, Notions, Books & Patterns, our Featured Quilt Shops, and stay up to date with what is Trending from our homepage slider.  You can also click on one of the flag links in the upper right hand size of the header to go to our Moda Bake Shop and Browse our online Storefront.  Don’t forget, you can always use the search feature in the menu bar to quickly search specific blog posts you are looking for.

But wait! The fun is just beginning…  We have also added links in our menu to some of our most popular pages plus added some new features to the site to make your experience much more enjoyable.

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Differences in Internet Browsers

On one hand, browsing websites can be educational, fun and entertaining. While on the other hand, browsing certain websites can be frustrating and difficult. The cause can be from various different reasons, however one of those can easily be ruled out by trying out different Internet Browsers.

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We have some of the best fabric Designers in our industry. It is always fun to see what new designs are coming out for each Designer and to learn what their inspiration was when creating a new collection. From Traditional to Modern, there is sure to be something for everyone.

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