Exquisite Fabrics, Inc. News http://www.exqfabrics.comhttps://www.exqfabrics.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:25:09 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Lightweight Italian tweeds for you http://www.exqfabrics.comhttps://www.exqfabrics.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7925 <span style="font-family: 'andale mono', times; font-size: 14pt;">We have some very limited yardage of these lightweight tweeds for you. Why not use what is looking to be a long winter, and hone your sewing skills with a&nbsp;<a href="https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/designer/claire-shaeffer">Claire Shaeffer</a> pattern and the perfect fabric? This lightweight fabric is specially woven in Italy from a cotton/viscose/poly combination.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: 'andale mono', times; font-size: 14pt;">Our price, $98/yd. <br /><br /></span><a href="https://www.exqfabrics.com/shop/FABRICS-BY-COLOR/Black-fabrics/Patterned-fabric/p/Lightweight-Italian-tweeds-limited-yardage-x37001183.htm">Order during our "Black Friday" event going on now and use coupon code 25BF for a big 25% off!</a><br /><br /> <div style="padding-left: 90px;"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/8585/2018_11_22_20181122054904.png" alt="lightweight Italian tweed" width="502" height="491" align="" /></div> BLACK FRIDAY STARTS HERE! http://www.exqfabrics.comhttps://www.exqfabrics.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7923 <span face="andale mono, times" style="font-family: 'andale mono', times;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Let your sewing dreams for the season come true by perusing our online inventory and take 25% off your purchase of $25.00 or more. Use code 25BF. And since we understand your Black Friday shopping might involve more than fabric shopping, we are extending the sale through Saturday night!<br /><br />Please feel free to inquire about things you have in mind, even if you don't see them on our site. Our direct email address is exqfabrics@gmail.com.<br /><br />Next, look for Cyber Monday!<br /><br /><br /></span></span> Learning more about sewing! http://www.exqfabrics.comhttps://www.exqfabrics.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7814 <h2 style="text-align: center;">Craftsy's monthly subscription</h2> <p>Craftsy now has a monthly subscription service called "Bluprint." <br /><br />I subscribed, and I think it's totally worthwhile to have this at my fingertips whenever I have a little time. I'm trying not to accumulate "stuff" like more books, music, and videos, so I try to limit myself to media that I can access online. (Note to self: it's not always working).<br /><br />Learn about dressmaking, couture techniques, fitting, and more. Some, of course, are specific to one sewing pattern, kind of a step by step tutorial. Others might be tied to specific products. But I think there's enough worthwhile to be seen just from watching.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Attention beginners! This looks good for you...a basic startup tutorial.</p> Messy workspaces http://www.exqfabrics.comhttps://www.exqfabrics.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7813 <h2 style="text-align: center;">Can you or can't you?</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">This is genuis at work. Yes, that's Karl Lagerfeld in his Paris Studio, as pictured in the September issue of Vogue magazine.<br /><br />How you feel about this mess? Do you think maybe it was staged? He has this beautiful workspace and there he is, sketching away on about a square foot of surface.<br /><br />I admit, in school and grad school days, my research would pile up. Most of my writing would be on a computer in recent years, so I didn't need much of a writing space. But at times the clutter would give me the heeby jeebies and it would just have to go!<br /><br />At the fabric shop, too, sometimes the deliveries outpaced our ability to do our paperwork and "priority" #1 was getting the delivery put away, so the office desks held more than desks should hold. Then add in the merchandise samples, orders, things we were pondering...well, that's why we spent Sundays working behind the scenes!<br /><br />Those of us who sew have to have a space large enough to lay out patterns and directions, along with our fabric. It could be the dining table, a counter, the floor, or even a bed. Then that can be scooped up and put away, but what about all the "inspiration" we collect along the way? How does that accumulate and does it interfere with our actual workflow?<br /><br />Let us know what you think? The inspirational clutter, or no clutter? <br /><br /><img width="400" height="274" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/8585/400x274_01_karl_lagerfeld_vogue_september_2018_issue_1jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="" align="" /><br />Posted by ExqFab Admin Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:27:00 AM Categories: design inspiration Fall 2018 Lagerfeld Vogue magazine </p> Let's have a sale http://www.exqfabrics.comhttps://www.exqfabrics.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7812 <h2 style="text-align: center;">Printed pure silk chiffons</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">Maybe you've always wanted to practice your sewing skills on a silk chiffon fabric, for a scarf with a hand rolled hem, or a luxurious evening blouse or floaty skirt. <br /><br />Here's another method for a hand rolled hem.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Now's your chance! <br /><br /><a href="/shop/SILKS/Chiffons-and-georgettes.htm" target="_blank">Click Here to Shop Chiffons!<br /><br /></a><img width="400" height="266" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/8585/400x266_img_0503ajpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="" align="" /><br />Posted by ExqFab Admin Monday, August 20, 2018 8:38:00 AM Categories: fabric sewing education silk </p> Adventures in Sewing http://www.exqfabrics.comhttps://www.exqfabrics.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7811 <h2 style="text-align: center;">Sheer silks for elegant blouses or nightwear</h2> <p>One of the fun things about sewing is experimenting with new fabrics! <br /><br />There's a trend for sheer fabrics this fall, for evening blouses or coverups, or just a glamorous scarf.<br /><br />This weekend, pick up one of these French silk chiffons and have a fun time learning how to sew with sheers. These are 65% off while supplies last.<br /><br /><img width="400" height="270" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/8585/400x270_img_0570jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="" /><br /><br />Here are a few tips for sewing with sheers: (Scroll down to the middle of the page).<br /><br /> SEWING WITH SHEERS TIPS<br /><br /> PROFESSOR PINCUSHION'S TIPS<br /><br /> MADE TO SEW TIPS<br /><br /> <br /><br />Here's a self-drafted pattern idea. <br /><br /> SELF DRAFTED PATTERN<br /><br /> <br /><br />Finally, here are the silks we've specially priced for this weekend for your new sewing adventure!<br /><br /> <br /><br />AQUA SILK SALOME<br /><br />ORCHID MAUVE SILK SALOME<br /><br />WHITE CRACKED ICE<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br />Posted by ExqFab Admin Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:23:00 AM </p>