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May 10 / Jamie



 I did some major fabric purchasing right after the New Year, and since then, I have been trying to be good and not get anything more. But this fabric called Summersville by Lu Summers was way to good to pass up.  I had been admiring her hand-printed pieces in her Etsy shop for quite some time, and when I heard she was making a line for Moda, I knew I had to get some. had a great sale a few weeks ago, so I picked up three different one yard cuts along with some fabric to make Miss C a couple of pillow cases.


The fabric finally came today and I opened the package and promptly threw the fabric in the washer and dryer.  I had been dying to use this particular fabric with Miss C.  She LOVES coloring and has became quite good at it.  We broke out some sharpies and went to town. It was great fun.  We only had a few bright colors, and they were thick-tipped markers, so tomorrow we will be picking up more.  I can see this being such a hit with kids, wouldn’t it be great at a party!  Someone on Flickr suggested ironing freezer paper to the back of the fabric before coloring it, so we will try that tomorrow.  I see so many possibilities for this line, I will be placing another order this weekend, this is going to become a huge staple in my house.

I have also made a few gifts for friends lately as well as clothes for Miss C and I finished my Katie Jump Rope granny square quilt top.  I hope to get some time on Mother’s Day to piece the back and then baste it.  My plan is to hand quilt it and have it ready for the Woodstock Fair over Labor Day weekend.  Should be doable!

**  We did lots more coloring today, take a peek (ironing freezer paper on the back worked great for this)!
Fun with Summersville

Fun with Summersville

Fun with Summersville



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    Laurel / May 16 2012

    I love this!! I came across it a couple of days ago and knew I had to do it with my kiddos. So, we tried it out today…they loved it. : ) By the way, Staples had a big pack of Sharpies for $5 – they also had “fabric Sharpies” but I just bought the regular ones. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jamie / May 16 2012

      Yeah! I am glad that you did this as well, it is so much fun! Thanks for the tip on Staples, we go through markers like mad a tour house so I will have to stock up. I also saw the fabric sharpies when I was at the store, but I am not sure how they are any different. On Lu Summers blog, she talks about a specific, high end fabric marker. SetaSKRIB, you can find it on Amazon. I may check them out, you heat set them.

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    Pam / May 24 2012

    Oh, how fun. My kids would love this.

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