A Fabulous Fat Quarter

Novel ideas with novelty fabrics from 4my3boyz.com

30. April 2013 10:44
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Fabulous Powder Packet for the Beach

30. April 2013 10:44 by tbev | 0 Comments

4my3boyz Beach Pouch Ideas

A friend of mine shared this incredible trick with me after leaving the beach one day, crusted in sand and loading in our respective cars. She pulled out a little pouch and tapped it a few times, then continued to rub it all over her sandy feet and legs. I watched as the sand fell right off, as if by magic! The little pouch was filled with baby powder, which apparently repels sand. I borrowed it for use on myself and my kids and we all drove home sand-free and smelling like bouncing babies! Brilliant.

I found a couple of great tutorials for making your own pouches (one with a velcro enclosure, one with a whip stitch)  and I'm pairing it with some of my favorite Beach and Nautical fabrics from 4my3boyz. Try this simple sewing project out for yourself and you'll be thanking me all summer. (And while you're at it, why not make a few extras to give away as gifts?)

Fabrics:

1. A Shore Thing Shells on Sand
2. Beacon Sail Boats and Channel Markers in Water
3. Ocean Cottage Sea Shells Lying on the Sand 

26. April 2013 07:55
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Fabulous Mother's Day Sale!

26. April 2013 07:55 by tbev | 0 Comments

 

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We're so excited to announce a great new sale for Mother's Day giving!

Enjoy 20% off all Needlework Hoops and Frames now through Wednesday, May 8th, 2013!

Not sure which one to choose for mom? You can't go wrong with a 4my3boyz Fabrics Gift Certificate!

Mom will be so proud of you!

 

25. April 2013 05:32
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This Week's Fabulous Updates

25. April 2013 05:32 by tbev | 0 Comments

 

Happy Earth Week! What a perfect time to celebrate our gorgeous planet and commit ourselves to taking better care of her. Here's what's happening at 4my3boyz Fabrics this week:

~Suzanne shared some of her "green" changes on Instagram, like making her own laundry detergent. What changes are you making?

~A new sale begins today: Songbird Fabric! These colorful fabrics will have you singing. Here are a few favorites:

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Goldfinches and Flowers on Greens 

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Fruit of the Vine Birds and Plums All Over 

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Morning Mist Swallow Bird Silhouettes 

~After a harrowing week in our country last week, we're cooking up a feel-good giveaway. Stay tuned for more details!

Have a wonderful week and enjoy some sunshine!

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23. April 2013 05:24
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Fabulous DIY Fabric Rugs

23. April 2013 05:24 by tbev | 0 Comments

4m3b Fabric Rugs

Some of the trendiest boutiques and furniture stores sell hand-woven scrap rugs for hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Once again I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. Why not put your own fabric scraps to use (even old t-shirts and clothing works great) to create an artistic keepsake? The sky is the limit with size, shape, and colors, so get your creative wheels turning to imagine your own project. Here are some great tutorials to get you started (clockwise from top left):

1. A braided rug made from t-shirts is soft underfoot and offers solid stripes of color.

2. I love the frilly edges of this scrap rug, which will only look cooler with time and wear.

3. Braiding colorful scraps of fabric together creates a great mosaic that loops into a tidy rug. (A great way to use up scraps from your stash.)

4. Wrapping fabric scraps around rope or cording gives a sleek finish and some weight. 

What do you think? Are you ready to grab your stash and cut a rug? Share your ideas and creations with us on our Facebook page!

18. April 2013 13:55
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This Week's Fabulous Updates

18. April 2013 13:55 by tbev | 0 Comments

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What a week. First Boston, then poisoned letters, then more devastation in Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected. In the wake of so much sadness, a small silver lining might be the extraordinary goodness of people who care and try to help. It's overwhelming to see. 

If you're up for something lighter, here's what's going on this week:

~We're so excited to announce that 4my3boyz Fabrics Gift Certificates are now available, just in time for Mother's Day giving! Choose quantities of $5, $10, $25, $50, or $100 and we'll send an email certificate that can be used right away. There's also a field for you to enter a special message to your recipient. 

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~Speaking of Mother's Day, on Tuesday we shared some fabulous DIY totes and inspiration fabrics for mom.

~A new sale begins today: Farm and Country Fabrics, up to 30% off. All this beautiful spring weather (and the sprawling land around our shop), inspires this sale. A few of my favorites include...

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Caterpillar Construction Machines Earth Movers Fabric 

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John Deere Tractors and Logos Denim Patch 

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New Holland Blue Tractor and Hay Bales Pillow Panel 

That's it for this week. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more fun and updates. And one more thing—hug your loved ones.