Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Congrats to our Fabric Giveaway winners ~ Sally T., Teela F. & Penny W.! I mailed your fabric today so you should get it by the weekend! Since the comment response was so fabulous, we also drew a few Applique Cafe winners ($10 voucher code) ~ Judy P., Sarah and Anna!  The fabric winners also received a voucher code. Thanks to all of you who took the time to read my blog, Like The Sewing Room on Facebook and comment! Michael Miller and Riley Blake should have NO WORRIES. Recession or not, these guys are sellin’ some fabric! Moda, Robert Kaufman and a few others aren’t eatin’ Ramen noodles either!

Here are a few more great fabrics from The Sewing Room. LOVE the tone-on-tone pink Chevron (Riley Blake)!

Some great dots, love the aqua swirly fabric (I’m thinking snowman patch) and more Chevron!

Tone on tone Chevrons from Riley Blake.

They also have this great leather. I have not used it yet but it would be great for football designs!

Here are a couple of shirts I did yesterday. Another toolbox! This will go with some red cord and blue gingham pants.

What do you do if you want to put Santa on a white shirt? Put him on a PATCH! This is our circle patch. Actually, most anything looks cute on a patch!

 This is our Santa design. I used white chenille for the hat trim and white minky dot on the beard.  I get asked a lot if I use Heat N Bond Lite on minky fabric. The answer is: Yes I do! I iron it on lightly, peel the paper away and place it down for the design. When I got done with this shirt yesterday, I ironed over the gingham and head of Santa on this design and then ironed it inside out to “fuse” the beard. As you can see no dots disappeared.

Back to sampling some new Applique Cafe designs. Remember our Fall Sale is going on through Thursday, November 1st. 40% off Halloween & Thanksgiving designs and 25% off everything else.


  1. Thanks for the inspiration …. making my visit to The Sewing Room today … can’t WAIT!!!!

  2. Rosemary,
    Let me first say I have learned SO much from your blog! Thanks for all your time and effort you put into it, as a mother of 3 I totally understand that life NEVER slows down. My question is: What is the best white fabric to place over a brightly colored print/color so that the color/print does not show through? Thanks again! Sam

    • What I do is cut out the bottom layer of (bright) fabric so that your white is on the shirt. If it’s a colored shirt and still shows through, then I double layer the white (HNBL to fuse it together and then HNBL on the bottom too to fuse it to the shirt). I think I have a post in Helpful Posts on layering fabrics in an applique!

  3. I LOVE your website! Do you have a preference in solid color fabrics? It seems the ones I’m buying are “cheap”. Since I go by every thing you do, I thought I would see if you have a preferred brand. Thanks a bunch!!

    • I am not sure what the name of it is, but I usually get it at Joann. It’s a little thicker than most fabric. Not sure if it’s Kona Cotton or what. I know what you mean by cheap and THIN! I’ll try to look next time I’m there.

  4. I love the sewing room. Fabulous folks there. Patsy and Billy have helped me so much with my new machine.