October 17, 2013

How-To Project of the Week: Spooky Wall Pockets!

These Halloween hangings are perfect for indoor/outdoor decor!
Halloween decorations need not be hokey! Add a little elegance and seasonal floral flair to your collection of Hallow's Eve decor with these wall pockets. Each pocket is crafted from a lightweight metal that is durable and long-lasting, allowing you to reuse them year after year--and for occasions other than Halloween, too. Once the pockets have been decorated, simply fill them with a floral arrangement of your choice and hang where you please!

View the rest of our informative how-to projects on our homepage. With the holidays quickly approaching, you'll want to start formulating your seasonal craft ideas ASAP! Beverly's online fabric store wishes you happy, productive crafting this Halloween season.

October 16, 2013

Hennessy by Windham: Carrying On the Toile Tradition

"Queens Lake" Project Quilt from Windham Fabrics
When it comes to creating a beautiful new collection of quilting fabrics, looking back can be the best way to channel inspiration. The designers at Windham's studio did exactly that when they set out to create Hennessy! Modeled after a traditional fabric style called "toile", these materials feature scenic depictions of pastoral life alongside classic prints such as vertical stripes, plaid and embroidery-like floral patterns.

"Pastoral" in Blue
"Pastoral" in Red
Throughout the collection, the hues are soft and relaxing: cornflower blue, rose/brick red and a neutral cream resembling aged stationary are the predominant colors. Because of its unifying color palette and variety of prints, Hennessy is the ideal quilting collection. Windham provides several free projects, including the Queen's Lake quilt (seen at the top of this post) and the Scenes from Williamsburg quilt (seen below).

"Scenes from Williamsburg" Project Quilt from Windham Fabrics
We are pleased to offer such a timeless collection with you. Feel free to follow the links in the above captions to plan your next quilting project with Hennessy. We look forward to seeing what you're able to create!