Feb 242014
 

BERNINA’s Foot-of-the-Month for February is the #23 Applique Foot.  That means you save 25% off the #23 foot for both new and old style machines through the end of the month.

BERNINA Foot of the Month - Feb 2014With its clear sole, you have an unobstructed view of the needle and stitching area which makes placing your stitches exactly where you want them so much easier. The cutout underneath the foot allows bulky satin stitches to pass under the foot without catching even around curves.

The #23 foot has a small hole on the front of the machine where you can feed small cord or thicker thread such as perle cotton to create a raised satin stitch or reinforce the edge of a fabric.

Tip: When creating satin stitches, run your bobbin thread through the small hole in the finger of your bobbin case  or change to your embroidery bobbin case. This will increase the bobbin tension and pull the top thread to the back preventing the bobbin thread from showing through on the edges.

BERNINA Foot of the Month

Come stop by the shop to take advantage of the 25% off coupon.

 

Sep 122013
 

No lie … this may be the absolute cutest dress I have ever made. I just love it!

Oliver + S Croquet Dress made by Jen @ Lola Pink Fabrics

The style of the Oliver + S Croquet Dress is perfect for these Joel Dewberry prints.

Oliver + S Croquet Dress at Lola Pink Fabrics

I just love the Oliver + S patterns. They are so easy to follow and well written. The finishing details they put into the patterns elevates my sewing level considerably. I always feel a great sense of accomplishment after completing one  of their patterns. If you’ve been intimidated by their patterns in the past, you must come in and let us help find a good one for you to start with. They’ve got several that are geared more towards beginners.

We’ve got the entire collection of Oliver + S patterns available anytime as PDF downloads including their retired patterns you can’t find in paper form anymore. We also have a good selection of their paper patterns in the shop too :)

I’m working on the their Roller Skate Dress now using the new Violet Fields, Waterfront Park fabrics. Stay tuned … this one is turning out super cute too!

Happy Sewing,

Jen

Sep 112013
 

Hello! It’s amazing how fast time seems to be flying these days. We’ve been getting in so many awesome fabrics lately it’s been hard to keep up. We’ve got some great new prints for fall including Acacia by Tula Pink

Acacia by Tula Pink at Lola Pink Fabrics

The raccoon is so stinking cute!!

Acacia by Tula Pink at Lola Pink Fabrics

Mom’s busy working on a sample using fabric from this collection. She using one of the classic Children’s Corner patterns and really making it pop with these modern fabrics. So excited to see it completed.

We also got in the latest from Joel Dewberry, Bungalow. For those who have been in the shop, you’ll know that Joel is one of my absolute FAVORITE fabric designers. There’s just something about his colors and prints that just suck me right in.

Joel Dewberry Bungalow at Lola Pink Fabrics

We’ll have what could possibly be the cutest dress ever that I made using these fabrics on the blog tomorrow. Be sure to check back!

Joel Dewberry Bungalow at Lola Pink Fabrics

Also new is the latest from Felicity Miller, Botanica. The earthy, pale pink color is gorgeous!

Botanica by Felicity Miller at Lola Pink Fabrics

Last but not least are some new school/team-colored chevron prints. Go Saints!!

School Chevrons at Lola Pink FabricsWe have sewing samples like crazy lately. The fabrics have been such an inspiration. I’ve got fabric on the cutting board now ready to go. :)

Hope things are finally settling down from the crazy summer. Be sure to come stop by the shop or visit us online for all the latest and greatest fabrics. Now time to get some fabric cut and a new project started!

Happy Sewing,

Jen

 

May 222013
 

 

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille

photo from Camille Roskelley’s blog

It’s a perfect summer day and things are looking up. She can’t help but skip along, not a care in the world. Wearing a beautiful vintage dress with all her favorite colors, lime green flats, a bright red popsicle in hand, under a beautiful aqua sky, she’s happy-go-lucky, and today life couldn’t be any sweeter. Full of cheery dots, stripes, vintage florals and delightful scallops, with happy-go-lucky that beautiful summer day is just a hop, skip, and a jump away!

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille

photo from Camille Roskelley’s blog

I spy a BERNINA on her sewing room table!

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Blue

photo from Camille Roskelley’s blog

If you’re a fan of Bonnie & Camille’s, you will absolutely love this new collection. Especially if you still have some prints leftover from her previous collections; they work so well together!

The Happy-G0-Lucky prints and precuts are shipping now!

Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out Camille’s blog, Simplify.

Happy Sewing,

Jen

 

 

Feb 082013
 

Give Tula Pink a BERNINA 780 and DesignWorks tools and she will do absolutely amazing things! We’ve done a few things here and there with ours but this girl takes the tools to a whole new level! Check it out …

Tula using the CutWorks tool with fabric …

Tula Pink CutWorks Garland

Tula using the CutWorks tool on wood!! … WOOD!

Tula Pink CutWorks Cards

Tula Pink using the new PaintWorks tool:

Tula Pink PaintWork Pillow

and last but not least … Tula Pink using the 780 embroidery:

Tula Pink Zebra Pillow

I absolutely love how she took one of the ordinary designs that I’ve looked over dozens of times and turned it into something cool! The genius of Tula Pink just blows me away.

We’ve gotten the opportunity to meet her several times at Market and she is one of the sweetest people we’ve met. So friendly and down-to-earth. We’re hoping to get her down to Lola Pink in the near future!

Want to see the 780 and DesignWorks tools in person? Come stop by the shop! The 780 is definitely a Lola Pink favorite.

Now off to play on the 780!!

Jen

Feb 072013
 

We’ve been waiting for this fabric collection for quite some time!

Type by Julia Rothman

Type by Julia Rothman is a playful collection with a soothing color combination and a cool retro vibe. The collection is filled with patterns of vintage typewriters, tossed paper clips, typewriter keys and notepads. Put your thinking cap on, grab a pencil and paper and whip up the perfect project for your home or office.

Type_Collage

If you are not familiar with the talented Ms. Rothman, you’ve got to check out her website. Her designs can be found on everything from wallpaper to temporary tattoos!

There’s also a great free pattern that uses these fabrics. The pattern was designed by the lovely Heather Jones of Olive and Ollie. We’ve got a kit made up and ready to go. As an added bonus, the price marked is 10% off retail!

Typeface Quilt Kit

You’ll definitely be seeing this fabric made in to tote bags, iPhone/iPad cases, and zippered pouches very soon!

Happy Sewing!

Jen