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DIY Tutorial: Flip Flop Pillow

Here is a pillow that is perfect for the beach house, enclosed porch, or on the deck. Nothing says summer time like a brightly colored flip flop. Sandy, who works in the cutting room, made these pillows with her grandchildren last summer and we knew we just needed them on the blog!
You will need: ¼ yard of quilting cotton (For the front and back)3½" of contrast quilting cotton (For the sides and straps)FiberfillMatching threadCoordinating button IronSewing machineHand sewing needle
First you will cut the flip flop front and back out of your main fabric.
Your pattern piece should be about 16" long. Start by drawing two circles on plain paper. One 9" in diameter and then one 8" below it slightly overlapping. Adjust the shape as needed.

Set those aside and then cut one piece of 45" x 2" for the sides of your pillow out of your contrast fabric.  Cut one strip of 19" x 1½" out of the contrast fabric for the flip flip strap. Now you can begin sewin…

DIY Tutorial: When the Heat is Overwhelming

I have been loving this summer.  There has been plenty of sun and rain.  My daughter and I have been busy swimming, playing with our cat and dogs and walking back into the woods chasing butterflies and rabbits.
But the what we enjoy the most are those indoor activities; solving puzzles, cooking, painting or any other kind of art. This weekend we did rosettes that we will use to decorate our clothing and house.
We cut rectangles, 15” by 3"strips Now her tigers are being spoiled!
Will be back with another activity soon!
~ Gabby ~


At Fabric Mart: Sales and Promotions

Are you a new customer or have you been shopping with us for years? Do you know about all of our weekly sales to the point that they are scheduled on your own calendar? 
We want you to get the most out of our website and have the best shopping experience possible.  So we don't want you to miss our promotions! 
First: Sign up to receive our emails to be the first to know about new arrivals and specials.  By receiving our emails notifications about current promotions you will be sent the weekly offers listed below as well as many others!
Here are some of the weekly offers you will be notified about: 
Fresh picked fabric of the day! Receive additional savings on this select item.  But don't delay ordering, this offer is only good for one day! (Ends at Midnight EST) Check your email or our Facebook page to see what the pick is today.  This item changes daily. Keep checking back! You might just see something on your wish list!  Here's today's pick: http://www.fabricmartfab…

DIY Tutorial: Stitched Fabric Cards

Do you keep every single scrap from your sewing projects? I know I do! I always try to come up with ways to use them. I wanted to send a thank you note to a friend of mine, but didn't have the right card---so I made one with scraps of fabric, cardstock and my sewing machine! So grab your scrap pile and dig in!
Supplies:

- blank cards and envelopes (you can find these at most craft stores.)
- fabric scraps
- thread
- sewing machine
- Size 12 needle in your sewing machine
- scissors

1) Pick out a variety of fabrics that look nice together, whether it is by color, theme, etc. When I design my cards, I do it in a random, work as I go fashion. Some of you may want to do it that way, others may want to lay it out before sewing.


2) It's time to start sewing!  With the right side of the cardstock up, lay the first piece of fabric in the desired location. Stitch across one edge of the fabric. Lay the second piece in the desired location, and stitch across the same section. Keep doing …

DIY Tutorial: Pillow Book Holder

I don't know about you, but I have an obsession with Pinterest. I find so many great ideas and want to try all of them right away! I recently came across a picture of a pillow book holder. And what might this be you ask? It is a pillow you can use to rest your book on as you read. It is different from a regular pillow because it has elastic bands to hold the book in place and a ribbon to hold your page. This project is not only fun for adults but would be great for children too! It only took me about an hour from start to finish and you'll be snuggling up on the sofa with a good book and your pillow book holder! 
Supplies:  - 1/2 yard of fabric (I used a silk brocade from my stash, but you could use virtually any woven fabric.) - thread to match - 1 yard of coordinating ribbon - 1 yard of elastic - fiber fill (1 bag, depending on how big your pillow will be.) - basic sewing supplies



** Have a book and/or magazine handy when starting this project. I based my pillow off of maga…

And The Winners Are......

Wow! We had an awesome response to our 1st Anniversary Giveaway! We had a total of 3962 entries! Three people were picked at random and the results are in...

Winner of Gabby's Favorites: Mary Jean H. 


Winner of Julie's Favorites: Charlene A. 


Winner of Kaitlin's Favorites: Margarette J.


Congratulations to our winners!! All winners have been emailed. If we do not hear from them within the next 24 hours, we will select another name. 
Thanks to our loyal fans for supporting us on our blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, website and any other way you keep in touch with Fabric Mart! We could not do it without you. 
Didn't win but would like to order one or more of the items you see above? Check out our original anniversary post for links to the fabrics and sewing patterns.







Giveaway Reminder:

Don't forget! Our giveaway ends on Monday, June 8th at Midnight EST. Enter our giveaway HERE.

Winners are announced on July 9th! 

One Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Yep! The blog is one year old already! We love a reason to celebrate here at Fabric Mart and blogging our way through an entire year seems like a good reason! But celebrating is even more fun when it is with you! We could not have done this with out you and to thank you we are hosting a giveaway. There will be three randomly selected winners. The winners will receive one of the blogger's favorite picks from Fabric Mart.

Each pick includes: A multi-size pattern The appropriate fabric and yardage for the pattern Matching thread Sewing notions needed for project
 Gabby's Favorites:
Item: BEC6376 

Item: ULC8270R
Julie's Favorites:
Item: BBC8296

Item: ULC8264R


Kaitlin's Favorites:
 Item: CCD8799 (Coming soon to the website!)
Item: ULC8625R
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Giveaway ends Monday, July 8th at Midnight EST

Check back to see the winners on July 9th!