New Owner; Same Great Selection of All Kaffe Fassett!
In January, 2013, www.the-sampler.com changed hands. Lori Allison became the new owner. She has long been a primary designer of quilts and accessories for the-sampler.com, using the Kaffe Fassett Collective line of fabric. So it was a natural fit for her to carry on the website and major quilt show presence of the-sampler.com that Karol Plocher had successfully built over the last 28 years.
the-sampler.com will continue to offer the complete selection of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics and books including ALL of the shot cottons and woven stripes. It will continue to be your source for All-Kaffe quilts and related projects for the Kaffe Fassett-lovers around the world. Lori will design and find innovative patterns and projects using the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics to periodically give you some great new eye-candy and, perhaps, inspire your new projects or gifts
PS Karol is retired and traveling the country in an RV!
6/12/2012 - What Can I Give Dear Old Dad?
If you are like me, it was always hard for me figure out what to give my dad for Father's Day. After all he already had everything that he needed. Usually he would make it even harder by going shopping for himself to get what he really wanted!
I've got an idea for something special that could not be bought in a store. A Kaffe Fassett Tie! It only takes a yard of fabric. I used an old tie for a pattern and sewed it back together the same way it was put together. I do have to tell you that the point of the tie is a bit tricky. You may want to sew that part by hand to avoid frustration.
I used cotton fusible interfacing, two layers, to give it a bit more body. Take out the liner and reuse it since it is already the same size. ( I have not found out where to get the lining or been able to identify the heavier fabric)
You can make one in a day so there is still time for to make one before Father's Day. Be sure to take a picture when he proudly wears it to work!!
Happy Father's Day To Fathers Everywhere!
10/15/2011 - Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden
Over the years Kaffe has attracted a passionate audience of quilters, who will revel in this exciting new collection of 20 beautiful quilts, each a gorgeous display of the dynamic coloways, keen fabric choices, and brilliant design sense at work. The quilts in this book were photographed in Sweden. The vibrant collection provides a pleasing contrast to its spare, homey surroundings. The patterns, based on Kaffe's line of fabrics are designed by him along with some of the world's most gifted quilters. This book includes Kaffe's tips and techniques, collected from more than 30 years of experience, which offer additional one-of-a-kind guidance.
You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your phone number and so that we can
notify you when they arrive!
KAFFE FASSETT HAS DESIGNED BEAUTIFUL NEW WOVEN RIBBONS!!
Check them out on our website! Two widths and so many choices! Clothing, quilts, pillows....the possibilities are endless and up to YOU!