Wednesday, November 2, 2016


So....I've been selling fabric online since 2009, and have loved every minute of it.  But in the last 6 months or so, I have had a little nagging thought at the back of my brain.  The thought took a while to take shape, and then longer for me to put it into words, but when I finally did.... it felt right and good.

I was finally able to say to myself....Time to retire!

My husband retired a few months ago, and I think the time is right for me to do the same.  Even though my "job" is very flexible, fun, and not very time consuming, it will be nice to not have it looming in the background.

That said, I still have what seems like TONS of fabric in my shop!  There are still many yards of choices to browse!  I have a few notions and patterns left also. 

I just increased the discount to 30% off!

REMEMBER - The coupon code MUST be applied as you check out to get the discount.

So.....visit Fabric ala Carte today for the best choices!

Thursday, September 15, 2016


- FAC25 -
REMEMBER.....You MUST apply the coupon code as you check out to recieve the discount!
A few examples of what you'll find in my store....

and...of course....
lots of pretty yardage!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I'm Back!!

Sorry for my absence!  We spent some time back in Maryland for our son's wedding, and when we returned we had a few home projects going on, but I am back!

The wedding took place at a beautiful venue on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay, and we all had such a wonderful time.

When I returned, and was able to get back into my business, I decided at that time to close my second store.  However, my Etsy store is still going strong...for the time being, that is.
What does that mean??

Well, I have come to the decision to sell out my fabrics.  This will take some time, however, and I still have TONS (it seems) of fabric to offer.

This decision was the right one for me to make.  I could tell because as soon as it was made, I felt very relieved.

This decision will be a good one for you, too!  Why?  Because everything is on sale!

All you will need to do is use a coupon code as you check out to receive the discount.
Plus, I will be slowly increasing the discount over time!

The current discount is:

So.....use coupon code FAC20 as you check out for 20% off of your total order!

Please visit FABRIC ALA CARTE on Etsy today!

Thursday, June 23, 2016


I just added a new discount coupon code to the store!

Use code FAC30 as you check out for 30% off of your total order!

And yes, it will apply to even the already low clearance priced items.

Friday, June 10, 2016

June Already??

My, how time flies!
Lots of things going on around here....
  • My hubby is getting ready to retire, so we've been trying to tie up all of those loose ends.
  • Our youngest is getting married on August 5 halfway across the country from us, so I've been trying to plan a rehearsal dinner long distance, and make decorations for the tables.  Both me and hubby were able to get our wedding attire this week, so I loved checking that off of the to-do list.
  • Summer has finally hit Omaha, so that means changes in daily habits...mainly watering the garden and container flowers.
I did take time to order some new fabrics from Riley Blake Designs, and began adding them to the shop yesterday.  Keep an eye on the NEW section for the new additions!

 Pieces of Hope 2
 Happy Haunting
 Postcards from Santa

Thursday, May 19, 2016


I love charm packs!  You can find them everywhere, from all of the great brands and designers!
Plus, there are sew many ways to use them.
I found this picture on Pinterest, showing a simple way to use a pack of charm squares for a small quilt, perfect for a baby!

The Pin came from Piece N Quilt, but when I clicked on the link, it didn't take me directly to the post about this cute quilt, so I sort of gave up on trying to find it.  I decided the photo was enough of a tutorial to make one.

As I said, there are many charm packs for sale out there.  I also offer pre-cut, die-cut 5" squares in my shop, Fabric ala Carte.  They are mostly scrappy sets of 20, so you can Mix & Match as many sets as you want!

And don't forget....There is a coupon sale going on!

Use coupon code MAY20 for 20% off your order!  Minimum purchase of $10 required - Unlimited uses - Expires May 31, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

BIG SALE + Scrappy Weathervane Tutorial

In an effort to be more interesting (maybe!), I decided to start posting cool quilting tips and tutorials, along with some of my shop fabrics that would work for that project.

I love Pinterest, and use it daily for both my business and my personal life.

Today I found this sew cute scrappy block on Pinterest.  I am a scrap quilt lover, and my favorite color is this picture jumped off the page at me.  Imagine a whole quilt in all blues...OR...make each block in a different scrappy color family!  And remember that in a scrappy quilt, the background fabrics of each block can also be different!

The blog where it came from - The Q and the U - is lots of fun and very interesting.  Just click on this link for the tutorial for this fun block. you need to fill in a color way in your stash? If you do, and you love fat quarters, check out my new SELECT A SIZE options on all of my yardage listings!  All (almost!) fabric is now available as fat quarters or half yard increments!

And...I'm having a BIG SALE!  Everything in the store is 20% off, even items already on sale or clearance!  Use coupon code MAY20 for 20% off - $10 minimum purchase - Unlimited uses - Expires May 31.  Just visit Fabric ala Carte to browse!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Do you need a few fat quarters to fill out a color group in your stash?  The monthly sale for March will help you out!  Here are a few choices, with other color groups on sale, too!

25% OFF!

25% OFF!

25% OFF!

Plus, a few new fabrics arrived a week ago, and I have been busy as a bee getting them listed for you!
Beautiful prints by Kaffe Fassett, Dena Designs, and more!  Just a sampling....

So please check out the NEW! section to see them all!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Three Stores to Visit

Yes, I have three online stores!
I have two shops on Etsy - Bon Bons and More, my handmade gift shop, and Fabric ala Carte, a quilt fabric shop.
Etsy was my first venture into online business, and I would say it has been a good experience all in all.  But there are a few limitations with Etsy that can be annoying as a shop owner.  So last summer I took the leap and started a second "stand alone" fabric store, also called Fabric ala Carte.  This store has taken a lot more time to be seen by customers, but I keep plugging away at getting the word out about it.  Every week gets better!

So, how are the two fabric stores different?
Both stores have fabric yardage and bundles.  However, my Etsy store yardage is sold in 1 yard increments, and the second store sells the yardage in 1/2 yard increments, which is a little more customer friendly.  Half yard and yard bundles in both stores are listed with a 5% discount!

My Etsy store really only has fabric yardage and bundles.
But my "other" store has much more!
You will find yardage, bundles, notions, patterns, single fat quarters, pre-cut square sets, an inspiration blog, and MONTHLY SALES.
Plus, you can start your own REWARDS POINTS program, where you can earn points for shopping that can be used later in my store like cash!

I love my little gift shop, Bon Bons and More.  This is where I can show off my creative side.  Even though I don't make larger quilts anymore, I still like to play with fabric and yarn to create smaller items like pot holders and coasters.
I added a few new pot holders to my gift shop this weekend....



Monday, February 8, 2016

Scrappy Squares

Want to put together a fast and scrappy project?
Check out my selection of pre-cut 5" squares!
I've put them together in color co-ordinated scrappy sets of 20 - for example all red, but each one a different print.  The best part of all....each set is only $5.00!
Lots of colors to choose from, plus an I Spy set, and Christmas sets!
So....mix up the sets of colors, or stick with one or two!
Just figure out how many squares you will need, pick your colors, and....GO!

Don't forget to sign up for the REWARDS PROGRAM.....earn points to spend like cash in my store!