I have some incredibly wonderful sponsors – please take a few moments and get to know them, they help make this blog possible! I only work with companies that I believe have good products that you would be truly interested in!
Fat Quarter Shop was started by Kimberly Jolly in 2003 as a side business that quickly grew into a full time business. Fat Quarter Shop is known for its wonderful customer service – all orders placed by 3:00pm Central Time always ship the same day! Kimberly and her team also write the Jolly Jabber blog where they regularly post about designers, up and coming lines and have regular giveaways. Take a few moments and check out Fat Quarter Shop and all it has to offer today’s quilter!
Superior Threads is one of the top names in the thread industry. They have over 30 thread products and countless notions offerings. They are known for their innovative products and their unparalleled education programs! They have videos, a blog, and offer classes throughout the year for those interested in learning more about thread. Superior Threads is my go to company for all things thread related!
The Intrepid Thread is a family owned online fabric store. Julie and her team always manage to have the newest fabrics from the most popular designers in stock! Her website is always the one I go to when I want to see what lines are coming out and to plan future projects! Julie hand wraps each order that ships – such a wonderful personal touch that I love! Julie and team also write a fabulous blog: The Intrepid Thread where they have regular tutorials, giveaways and the inside track on what new fabrics are coming out! Make sure you also sign up for their newsletter for exclusive patterns each month.
Contemporary Cloth is a modern fabric shop that carries quilting + home dec fabrics, bold cottons, notions, magazines/books and more. Not only do you have so much to choose for but your dollars go to a good cause as well, Sondra donates 1% of net sales to Dress for Success, Cleveland, OH. Check them out on their blog and Pinterest – Sondra always has the most interesting pins!
Lori has been sewing clothing, decorations and quilts for over 20 years and has an eye for and love of fabrics. In 2009, Stitches N’ Giggles was born as an online fabric store that sells designer fabric worldwide from Michael Miller and Moda at very reasonable prices. Also available are numerous lines of patterns . Stitches N’ Giggles prides itself on customer service, as I myself have experienced. Visit Stitches N’ Giggles online fabric store and see for yourself. You will be blown away by the personalized service and care you receive!
Eleanor Burns wrote her first pattern in 1978 and the rest is history. At Quilt in a Day, you will find quilt patterns, notions, rulers, fabrics and books. There is a wonderful online community and monthly quilt block competitions for all. Quilt in a Day also has over 200 quilting videos available for free. I can personally vouch for the quality of the patterns and books, as the first pattern I ever followed for a quilt was the Quilt in a Day Log Cabin Pattern – Eleanor’s first pattern.
Vicki and her mother started Quilting Lodge in 2009 because of their love of fabric and all things quilting. They carry many of your favorite brands such as Moda, Riley Blake, Free Spirit and more. Customer Service their number one priority and do whatever it takes to help their customers. They also pride ourselves in shipping orders within 24 hours while keeping shipping costs low. They are also incredibly talented pattern designers and hope to begin carrying their own line of patterns very soon. They also have a blog where they love to share tutorials, product reviews, and personal projects.
If you are interested in being a sponsor of Sew BitterSweet Designs please email me: melissa at sewbittersweetdesigns dot com.
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I love all you finishes for 2015! Thank you for a fun year! Happy New Year