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Skip the Rush, Shop Online! Labor Day Sales and Weekend of Sewing

What are your plans for this Labor Day Weekend? I am hoping to get a lot of sewing done! Here are the projects on my to do list.

Alyssa's Wanna Be Labor Day To Do List

Not Your Granny's Bee Working on some granny blocks. Gots lots of sewing planned this labor day weekend!

Finish 24 Granny Square Blocks. I am participating in a quilting bee called Not Your Granny's Bee, we have been assigned colors mine were Orange and Red. We are supposed to make 24 granny blocks total 8 in Kona Charcoal, 8 in Kona Snow, and 8 in Kona White. When I am done I will be sending my 24 blocks to the hostess and she will swap all the blocks. I chose the Kona charcoal so she will return 24 charcoal and assorted colored blocks back! How fun! I can't wait to make this quilt I really love these blocks. I have already finished the charcoal blocks and I have the strip piecing and cutting done for the snow and white. We are using Katy's strip piecing tutorial which is SO fantastic.

Groove is on the Design Wall!

Next up I'd like to make some significant progress on my Groove Quilt. Gotta catch up with all you speedy folks out there with your quilt tops DONE! 

Hoop Art Wip

I want to finish my hand embroidery on this hoop art gift for my best friend who will be getting married in two weeks.

Modern Medallion Round 4

Remeber this? Yes, still working on it, so I would like to finish piecing the border, and my embroidery is almost done I have gotten a lot of it done since this photo.

So I should probably stop there because that is a ton of work, but I'd also like to also baste my Westminster Quilt, cut my charms for the Modern Designer Charm Swap I am participating in, work on my Bee Blocks for do.Good Stitches, and well I could go on all day! But, I also am going to be making time to do some Labor Day Sale Shopping!

Labor Day Sales!

Everyone likes a sale right! I also find it kind of a pain to track down coupon codes and sales for my favorite online stores. So I figured I would share some of the sales that will be happening this Labor Day Weekend with you here in one place :) Ready to get your shop on?

Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop is extending their usual Wednesday special until Monday at midnight CST. This special is 50% off on City Streets by Jamie Wood 

They also have 39 pages of items on sale from 10% - 50% off!

Contemporary Cloth

Sondra at Contemporary Cloth has added to her Clearance Section

50% off many of our Alexander Henry cottons + home dec fabrics

50% off 30's reproduction fabrics and more

Canton Village Quilt Works

Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works told me she is having a "BIG" sale, count me in! All the following fabrics will be marked down to $8.05 per yard on September 1 through September 3!!

Kaffe Fassett CollectiveBlack and WhitesAustralian AboriginalsArt Gallery FabricsBatiks

There is also new pricing on their Kona Cotton Solids... $6.25 per yard.


Mad About Patchwork

Pam at Mad About Patchwork has a wonderful selection of Summer Clearance, Clearance yardage and fat quarters from $5 /yard.

Lark Cottons

Heather from Lark Cottons is offering 15% of any orders $15 or more with coupon code: labor which will be good through Tuesday night. Make sure you enter the coupon code on the Shopping Cart page.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get your hands on some of the new sought after Bella by Lotta Jansdotter!

Marmalade Fabrics

Tammy from Marmalade Fabrics is selling all Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi for 30% off, Saturday - Tuesday.

Christa Quilts

ChristaQuilts is offering Free Shipping for Labor Day and Every Day, and only $10 flat rate shipping internationally! She also has all Cream Fabric's 20% of for her weekly special. She has also offered a 5% PERMANENT discount to all Pile O' Fabric readers. Sweeet! Here is how it works, Just use discount code : G12PLFB It works once per customer, but after Christa has seen the code, she puts you in her special discount group where it's a permanent discount with no further coupon needed ever! 

Have fun shopping!! I'd love to see what you get :)

Charity Sewing Day

Larger Phoenix Quilt Logo

Tomorrow I also will be spending some time with the ladies of the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild. We will be working on a charity quilt for Phoenix Quilts. Phoenix Quilts is a charity that plans to place a quilt in the arms of each family that has lost a home to the terrible wildfires in the Western United States. It is such a wonderful thing that they are doing and I am so excited to be a part of it. If you are in Arizona, near the Phoenix area we will be meeting at the Chandler Police Station at 9 a.m. 

Enjoy your weekend I will be back this weekend with some other fun stuff :)


Alyssa Williams

Alyssa Williams

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.