Friday, May 27, 2016

Row by Row Experience - Home Sweet Home

HOME SWEET HOME is this year's theme for the Row by Row Experience. The event starts on June 21 and stores all over the US and Canada are participating.  

You can pick up a free pattern at each shop and will have the opportunity to buy fabric kits for the rows, fabric license plates and Row by Row themed fabric.  Remember: NO MAIL ORDERS.  You must pick up your row pattern in person or send a friend or relative.  Here's what you'll find at Cotton Fields Quilt Shop.



Each state has its own Row by Row Facebook Page.  Here in NC, type the whole name:  North Carolina Row by Row Experience to see pictures of the rows that have been revealed so far.  Make your travel plans!

Remember, the patterns are FREE.  You can choose to collect the patterns and use your own fabric if you wish.  As you travel about, you will see what many different shops have to offer.

Here at Cotton Fields, I chose to carry the Row by Row themed fabrics designed by Timeless Treasures Fabric.  I have these in stock now, at $12.29/yard.

I also have many of the Timeless Treasures blenders that coordinate.

C3096 chambray

C3096 charcoal

C3096 clover

C3096 delft

C3096 dove

C3096 grass

C3096 pink

C3096 red

Last year we were delighted by the number of out of town and out of state visitors we had who searched us out because of Row by Row.  We look forward to another fun summer making new friends!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Artisan Batiks from Robert Kaufman

Five more beauties came to join the batiks that arrived last week.  These are from Robert Kaufman.  Beautiful to look at, beautiful to the touch.  All are $12.99/yard.






Saturday, May 21, 2016

Anthology Batiks

A small but wonderful delivery arrived last Friday. These first three are $12.59/yard.




These others are considered "solids" and come in at $10.99/yard.



What prompted this batik order?  I needed to order the GRAND PRIZE for this year's Row by Row Experience.  Cotton Fields will be presenting this beautiful package of Anthology Fabrics batik fat quarters to the first person to arrive with a finished quilt (of 8 or more rows) after the June 21 start.

$65 value!

More batiks will be arriving SOON from Robert Kaufman, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Baskets

There haven't been any new baskets in the shop for a while, so I was pleased to see what was in the shipment today.  Wonderful hand woven baskets from Ghana.  The first one I ever bought (large round market basket) is still in constant use and still in great shape.  I like them all but another favorite is the bread basket because it's just right to carry a smaller sewing or knitting project.

Large Round Market Baskets

Large Oval Market Baskets


Bread Baskets

Sorry:  My supplier has informed me that their prices are going up this month.  These are the last I'll have at these prices.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Silvia's Splendor

April showers bring May flowers and look what the Fed Ex man brought me today.  This pretty collection from P&B Textiles is called "Silvia's Splendor". There's a large floral, flower buds, cute stripe and some nice tone-on-tones to round out the group.  All are priced at $11.79/yard.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


It's time for another quilt challenge.  This year the theme is: 

"My Stars!"

Starting today, May 2, anyone may stop by the shop and pick up a $5 kit containing rules and fabric.  The finished quilts are due by July 30.  The quilts will be on display during the store anniversary week, the first week in August and visitors will be invited to cast their vote for their favorite.  The grand prize is a $50 Cotton Fields gift certificate!