Carolyn Friendlander has just launched a new mini fabric collection called Polk and we just received our shipment!
This mini collection (only 8 prints) is classic Carolyn, with all subtle blender-style prints. This time around, she’s used the Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Homespun as her base fabric to layer her designs on top of, and we have to say it’s really cool. Check out the awesome texture:
Do you see that grid-like pattern underneath her design? That comes from the way this fabric is woven. It’s a 55% linen/45% cotton base cloth that uses different color threads for the weft and warp fabrics, creating a lovely texture. If you’ve worked with Essex Linen before you know how wonderful its drape is and how luxurious it feels to work with!
Here are some ideas for projects to make with Polk:
One of our favorite simple garment patterns is the Grainline Studios Willow Tank. The pattern includes instructions for this easy-to-wear tank top as well as a dress version. Done in Polk, you’ll have a classic, wearable basic that you’re sure to reach for often.
And we’re in love with this new version of Carolyn’s needle turn applique Park Quilt Pattern. The color combinations in this quilt are so surprising!
By the way, if you want to learn the needle turn applique technique and how to make this quilt, Nancy is teaching a class on August 17th!
Aren’t these accessories cases darling? Polk works beautifully for 3 dimensional items, too. We can’t wait to see someone use it for a Sew Organized! Club project…
We have full collection bundles available in fat quarter, half yard, or full yard amounts if you want to get all the prints. And of course we’re also selling them individually by the yard.
BERNINA 25% off MSRP Sale
During the entire month of August, we’re running a HUGE sale on BERNINA machines:
Get 25% off MSRP when you bring in a used sewing machine to “trade in” for your new BERNINA. The used machine does NOT need to be a BERNINA — any brand is eligible!