Category Archives: Quilt Market

Houston Quilt Market 2014 — All About EZ-Steam®!!

EZ-SteamfamilyFor Houston Quilt Market 2014, we are proud and excited to introduce the new and improved Pellon® EZ-Steam®EZ-Steam® IILite EZ-Steam® II!

The New and Improved line of Pellon® EZ-Steam® pressure-sensitive, paper backed fusible webs is now available with a gridded backing for easy drawing and tracing.   This 100% polyamide adhesive is strong, yet pliable when fused to a wide variety of fabrics.   It will bond fabric to fabric or other porous surfaces such as cardboard, paper, batting, ribbon, patches, wood and more!

The EZ-Steam® line is a must for every sewing and craft room.  It will make appliqué quick and easy and offers a fast, no-sew solution making any fusible project a snap.  Once fused, the EZ-Steam® products can be machine washed in warm water on a gentle cycle and dried low or dry cleaned.  We do not recommend using fabric softeners when using these products.

As we have fine-tuned this line, we have updated our instructions.  Please carefully review all directions prior to use. Always test a small piece prior to use to make sure that the fusible performs well with the selected fabric.  We suggest pre-washing all fabrics prior to fusing.  Do not use fabric softener.

  1. Trace or draw design onto gridded backing.  If using a design based on the fabric’s pattern, there is no need to trace. (If using letters or numbers, make sure to trace design in reverse.)
  2. Remove opposite backing of the EZ-Steam® II/Lite EZ-Steam® II.  (If necessary, score and bend backing to start the release process.)
  3. Finger press sticky side to the wrong side of the appliqué fabric.*
  4. Cut out design.
  5. Remove gridded  backing.  (If necessary, score and bend or slightly tear paper to start the release process.)
  6. Finger press appliqué onto the right side of the background fabric.  The appliqué is repositionable at this point.
  7. To permanently fuse the appliqué, set iron to a Cotton setting with steam. Cover with a damp press cloth and press down firmly in place for 10-15 seconds. (If fusing to cardboard, paper or wood, use a dry press cloth and eliminate steam.)

*Alternate application:   Finger press the EZ-Steam® II/Lite EZ-Steam® II onto the appliqué fabric and press with a hot dry iron for 5-8 seconds. Cut out design and remove the second backing.

Learn how to make Wall Decals using EZ-Steam® II!!

Free Project Sheets: (click on the image to download)
CountingBags  SnoozeDogBEd

Easy Info Sheet: (click on the image to download)

Project ideas: (click on the images to go to the project pages on our website)
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Houston Quilt Market 2014 — Cloud9 Fabrics

We just got a sneak peek of the booth for Cloud9 Fabrics and couldn’t resist sharing! SO excited for these new collections!




We’ve got some new projects in the works with some of the upcoming Cloud9 Fabrics Collections… We’ll be sharing more on the blog soon!

Houston Quilt Market 2014 — Pellon® Style!

We LOVE quilt market. We love the energy and excitement of it all. New products launches, new project showcases, connections with our favorite customers and accounts, making new friends, checking out new patterns, attending after Market events… seriously, what’s not to love! With that said, we realize that since it’s a trade-only event, we don’t always get to share it with all of you. So… we thought we’d bring a little of our market magic to you this time around. Over the next few days, you’ll have access to giveaways, new product info sheets, new project sheets, sneak peeks at our favorite booths, and Pellon® sightings around the Market floor. We may even have a video demo or two up our sleeves;).

To kick things off… here’s a peek at our booth:

boothThe booth!!

from the other side!

corntoss&projectsa bit of Corn Toss to keep us entertained!

and Check out Charlie with the Corn Toss!! We’re all about having fun this year:)

display2a wall of interfacing

displaysome of our new embroidery products + FREE project sheets!
Projects pictured: Pocketful of Spring by Alexandra Henry (project pdf coming soon to the website!) & I {Heart} Pellon Stocking by Rachael Gander

foam&fiberNEW — Foam, Mattress Toppers and Fiber Fill!

pillowformsPillow inserts for all of your home décor & crafting needs!

products&projects3FREE projects sheets & product info sheets!
Projects pictured: Seeing Double Fabric Magic Pillows by Alexandra Henry, Counting Bags by Pellon® for Jo-Ann, Reversible Fabric Storage Bin by Marni Weaver, Gift Bags Totes by Vanessa Lynch
Products pictured: Forever Loft, Pet Bed Inserts

products&projects2Learn all about our new products like Buckram, Insul-Film™, Cambric, 60/40 Batting AND old favorite, Wrap-N-Zap & the Potato Zapper.

products&projectsMore FREE project and product info sheets.
Projects pictured: Hot Air Balloon Mobile by Pellon® for Jo-Ann, Snooze Dog Bed by Erin Erickson, Camp Blanket by Pellon® & Seeing Double Fabric Magic Pillows by Alexandra Henry.
Products pictured: Forever Loft, Pet Bed Inserts


What do you think??:)

The ‘I’m Missing Market’ Swag Bag Giveaway!


We get it… you’re stuck at work or at home, daydreaming about Quilt Market. You’ve been liking every image to pop up in the #quiltmarket Instagram feed, and swooning over the new fabric collections, award-winning quilts, and new sewing tools showcased in the various schoolhouse sessions. Well, you may have to miss Market, but you don’t have to miss out on all of the fun!

We’ve teamed up with AurifilModa Fabrics & Industry Icon Pat Sloan to bring you one amazing swag bag! The prize includes:

We got a little giddy just pulling this one together… EXCLUSIVE access to fabric & thread that isn’t even available yet? SEVEN different varieties of batting? Come on now;).

To enter-to-win, simply click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page or click on the image below. Entries will be accepted from now through 4pm Central time on October 27th! Good luck, have fun, and happy creating!!


Houston Quilt Market 2014

Houston Quilt Market 2014

It’s Quilt Market time!! We can hardly believe it’s here already, but our bags are packed and we’re on our way! We’ve got some fun things planned for the weekend including a ‘virtual booth’ for those of you following along at home, some giveaways, a few fun tutorials, and information on a handful of new products. We’ll be unveiling everything over the next few days and hope that you’ll all follow along!

But, first things first… let’s go over some basic info;).

Houston Quilt Market — 2014
October 24: Schoolhouse Series 10am-6pm, Sample Spree 8-10pm
October 25-27: Trade Show, Pellon Booth 348
October 25: Take & Teach w/ Darlene Christopherson — Landscaping with Pellon. Add texture and dimension to an easy landscape wall quilt with Fabric Magicplus stabilizers and fusibles.
Handy Links: Class Catalogue, Full Exhibitor List, Floor Plan


Will you be in attendance? We hope you’ll stop by to say hello!!


Market Bag Giveaway

It’s been a long time coming, but our market giveaway is finally here! We had these snazzy little totes made up especially for Houston and stuffed them full of Pellon® goodies to give away at our booth. Now is your chance to win one of your own!

This bag contains:
1 pkg Pellon® 805R Wonder-Under®
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
1 pkg Pellon® 725 Heavy-Duty Wonder-Under®
1 pkg Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1 pkg Pellon® Cheesecloth
1 no-spill cup, 1 measuring tape, & 1 pen
& a handy little canvas tote

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To enter-to-win, tell us what your favorite booth was from Market. If you weren’t there in person, have no fear! Just check out one of the many round-ups right here. Please let us know in the comments and include a link-back if you’d like! [Make sure we have a way to get in touch with you in case you're our winner!] For added entries, you can do any of the following:

1. like us on Facebook
2. follow the blog (click the follow button in the right-hand sidebar)
3. follow our boards on Pinterest
4. follow us on Twitter
5. follow us on Instagram

Just make sure to post a separate comment telling us what you did for each entry.

We’ll accept entries up through midnight on Sunday, November 18th. Winner will be announced on Monday, November 19th.

Thanks and good luck!

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** please note that due to shipping restrictions, this contest is only open to participants in the US & Canada.

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Quilt Market Love, Houston-Style

[image via Elle C on Pinterest]

Since we didn’t get as many photos as we’d hoped, we thought it extra important to shine a giant spotlight on all of the other fabulous round-ups we could find. Thankfully, there are oodles of amazing bloggers & shops out there who took some gorgeous photos, schooled us on the new fabric lines to watch for, and showcased their favorites from Houston.

Spring Quilt Market 2012 :: Blog Round-ups
* Have a recap of your own that you don’t see listed here? Post a link in the comments and I’ll add you to the list!

3 Little Brds

Amanda Murphy Design :: And Sew It Goes :: Annemarie’s Anecdotes

Bari J :: Beaspoke Quilts :: Beck & Lundy :: Bernina – We All Sew :: Betz White :: Bunny Hill Designs

Cluck Cluck Sew :: Crazy Old Ladies :: Creativebug

Don’t Call Me Betsy

Fat Quarter Shop – The Jolly Jabber :: From the Blue Chair

Generation Q (multiple posts) :: Going Home to Roost

In Color Order :: Inventive Denim

Jacey Craft :: Janome :: Jemima’s Creative Quilting

Keepsake Quilting

Little Lady Patchwork :: The Little Red Hen (multiple posts)

Made by Rae (multiple posts) ::Martingale – Stitch This! :: MaryJane’s Gift for Gab :: Modern Quilt Relish :: My Go-Go Life

Pat Bravo :: Pearl the Squirrel :: Piece N Quilt :: Piece O’ Cake Blog :: Pink Chalk Studio :: The Plaid Portico (multiple posts)

Schlosser Designs :: The Seasoned Homemaker :: Sew Can She :: Sew Caroline :: Sewing Over Pins :: Sew It Up :: Sew Liberated :: Sew Sweetness (multiple posts) :: Spoonflower :: Such Designs

Tina’s Touch Quilting :: True Up, Part 1 (multiple posts!)