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!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


This months MONTHLY SALE is a small collection of sweet 1930's reproduction prints - Toy Box IV by Blue Hill Fabrics.
Six soft florals, offered both as yardage and bundles.
Save 25% on the fat quarter bundle, and 50% off on the yardage!

(Each of these fabrics also available in 1/2 yard increments)

I also added a few new fabrics in the past week....this is just one of them!  Check out my NEW section.

This is today at our house......
My husband has a snow day off from work, but is working pretty hard anyway!

I don't think the groundhog will see his shadow today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


I just updated the MONTHLY SALE section, and added some pretty fabrics, perfect for your Valentines Day projects.  And they are all marked down 50%!!!

And I finally got around to making more potholders, with more in the assembly line!


Thursday, December 31, 2015


I'm starting out the New Year with a cool REWARDS program for all of you!
Earn points....Spend them like cash in my shop!
How can you cash in?
Its very easy!
When you go to my store, Fabric ala Carte, click on the little red "Earn Rewards" widget at the bottom of the page.
Set up your account.
As soon as you do, you'll start earning points!
The points and rewards are all spelled out, but let me know if you have any questions.

And by the way......HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Wednesday, December 2, 2015


So, because I don't have very many sales, I decided to extend my HOLIDAY SALES in all 3 shops!

25% OFF everything in the store - Now thru Dec. 15!
(No coupon code needed)

25% OFF everything in the store - Now thru Dec. 15
Use coupon code DEC25

10% OFF of everything in the store - Now thru Dec. 15
Use coupon code DEC10

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


So, it's the night before Thanksgiving, and the weather is not cooperating.  We have predictions of rain all night, colder temps tomorrow, and the roads turning to pure ice.  Bah humbug!

We have all the fixin's for a good size dinner, and about half of the invited guests will be able to make it...thank goodness....I don't know what we would do with all the food if they didn't!

I truly hope you have a wonderful holiday week-end, whether you stay home to relax or.....

Speaking of I was able to add a big HOLIDAY SALE to all three of my online shops!
The sale will go from now thru Mon. Nov. 30.

Use coupon code HOLIDAY25
for 25% off your total order

Use coupon code HOLIDAY10
for 10% off of your total order

All items (and I mean all!) have been marked down coupon code needed!
This store has fabrics, notions, bundles, pre-cuts, and more!