Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sewing With Border Prints

In the heat of summer, we are looking for new ways to inspire you - to keep you excited about sewing! We have so much amazing fabric that one is bound to be overwhelmed when stepping through the Stonemountain doors. Our newsletter gives us a chance to highlight some of the amazing fabric we have in store that you may have missed on your last visit.
This week in the newsletter, we're taking a look at fabrics with border prints. These unexpected fabrics are great for quilting and garment sewing. Get creative and play with your fabric! 
Always Creatively Yours,

Suzan Steinberg,

As you probably know, it can feel like you are stepping into a sea of fabric when walking through the doors of Stonemountain! We are jam-packed with so much amazing fabric that even customers who visit us multiple times a week find new things with each visit. It's easy to overlook even the most incredible, one-of-a-kind pieces in this ocean of beautiful textiles, which is why we're taking this opportunity to talk about the fun and uniqueness of border prints.

Unrolling these lovelies can give them a whole new life and bring you new inspiration to sew. Here are just a few of the many gorgeous border fabrics we offer, but believe us - there are many more where these came from!


We have countless patterns in stock that work well for fabrics with embroidered and printed borders. A skirt is a great way to utilize this design element, but borders work just as well for blouses, tunics and even pants. The great part about sewing for yourself is that YOU are the designer. Let's get creative with those borders!

Here are some of our great independent patterns that are perfect for border prints.   

Check out our 101, 102 & 250 classes!

We offer classes every day of the year, for every kind of sewist - beginner, advanced, crafters, quilters and garment makers and everyone in between. Why do we talk about these classes so much? Because they are our most versatile ones. Students have worked on wedding dresses, costumes, a challenging fabric/project, unfinished projects, quilts, holiday gifts alterations; Its the "Beyond" of Beginning & Beyond! Depending on your skill level and the project difficulty, you can retake 101, 102 and 250 until you are done.

We can help you realize your sewing dreams!
Give us a call at (510) 845-6106, stop by the store or visit our website to learn more.

Talk about using borders!
Read along with the Fabric Lady blog to see how she is selvage edges...
The September 2014 issue of Threads Magazine features an article about making use of the selvage edges of fabrics to incorporate into your designs. We were intrigued with this notion, since most of us remember our mothers making us cut off those "ugly" edges before we even started our projects... Read more at

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