Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Doors Close and Windows Open

Ch..ch..ch..changes. (Insert David Bowie vocal here).

Oh, where to begin. We're moving. We're evolving in new directions. You may need a score card to keep track but here are the basics.

Sew Fresh Fabrics will be moving to a new location and will be my (Peg's) solo enterprise. Becca is launching a new fabric venture called Sew Me A Song focusing on Japanese and unique, quirky fabrics.

Sew Me A Song will be the new venue for the Yuwa, Daiwabo, Hokkoh and Lecien fabrics that Sew Fresh has been carrying. But it will be much, much more. Becca's love for Japanese fabrics, paper piecing and small scale projects will be the driving force of this new shop. Text prints, novelties, small scale to name a few yummy offerings. Sew Me a Song is ready and waiting for you to visit. Go on over.

This change has been precipitated by several changes in our own lives.

Becca's husband has just started a new job assignment and will be away for the next year or two, flying home for a couple of weekends a month. It is such a wonderful opportunity for him that their family couldn't ask him not to. One of their daughters is grown and just starting out on her own. Their other daughter is just 9 years old and this will be a bit harder for her. In an attempt to make it easier they will be moving to Maine where they will be surrounded by family and a great support network.

Over the last year or so, my own family situation has been changing as well. I'm recently divorced and my two boys and I are now set up in a great and supportive community, one that I lived in for 11 years previously. It's certainly been a bumpy road but the future is looking bright. Since Sew Fresh will now be mine alone, I've decided to move it into my new home. The flexibility of working at home will be the change I need to keep up the great selection, fast shipping and excellent customer service that we have been striving to achieve with Sew Fresh.

We had no idea where this would lead when we started Sew Fresh with 20 fabric listings a couple of years ago. Your willingness to shop with us has allowed us to expand our offerings and grow our business in ways we couldn't have imagined. We've made so many friends and truly have the very best customers ever! It's a pleasure and a privilege to pack up yummy bundles of fabric and ship it off to loving homes. We have been blessed. Sometimes unexpected endings make for some wonderful beginnings.

Ok, enough sentimentality, we need your help!

Move it out so we don't have to! 

As the move gets underway, Sew Fresh may experience some short shipping delays. It may take an extra day, perhaps two, to get into the hands of the Post Office at certain times over the next week or two. The "Big Move" will close the shop on Monday and Tuesday, May 7 and 8. The Specials section is chock full of fabric yardage that we'd really appreciate not having to move. :) Help a girl out here. This gets a special dispensation from your fabric diet... this yardage doesn't count. Truly. Need a few yards for a quilt back? Look here. And if that wasn't enough, it's high time for a SHIPPING SPECIAL!

Flat Rate Shipping Special from April 25 - 29 - No minimum!
$2.50 US • $6.50 Canada • $8.50 International
Refunds will be made to PayPal account upon shipment. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Congratulations Refund Winners!

After a number of spins through the Random Number Generator to get a US and and International entry, we have winners! Next year we'll have separate posts for the US and Overseas readers to make this easier.

Both Charlotte S and AlyceB is going to go into a bit of color shock after only using white. :)

Charlotte S (US)
Kona Snow is by far my favorite but I try to get a new shade of green each time I replenish my Snow.

AlyceB (International)
I'm still a newbie at this quilting thing, so I don't have much of a solids stash at all. As in, I have my LQS own brand in white and that's it. But I use it in practically every project - HSTs, sashing, borders. Always buy it in a couple of metres at a time when it's on sale so I always have a supply! (Overseas follower here!)

We've managed to bring in a few Kona Color Cards to send along with their refund so they'll know what they're sewing with.

Happy Sewing Ladies!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Our Second Fabric Refund Giveaway

Last year around April 15th, we decided to give two lucky readers a fabric refund instead of a tax refund (though we all like those too). This year the bin of prints has been depleted recently with scrap packs but the solids bin is overflowing. We stock over 100 Kona solids now and there's a rainbow of goodness that needs a loving home.  Do you see where this is going? 

Two winners will be chosen - one US winner will receive a Medium Flat Rate Box filled with Kona solids; one international winner will receive a Flat Rate Envelope filled with solids.

Leave a comment telling us your favorite Kona color and/or your favorite way to use solids. (If you could tell us if you're overseas, that will make the sorting of winners easier. Thanks.)

Make sure we can get in touch with you! If you're a no-reply from blogger, please include your  email address.

Giveaway ends Sunday, April 15th at noon EST. Good Luck!