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What is shot cotton?


Shot cotton is a woven fabric with one color yarn in the "weft" and a different color yarn in the "warp". The effect is beautiful and almost iridescent. The term Shot cotton comes from a single throw of the bobbin that carries the weft yarn through the warp yarn... it is referred to as a "shot".

This method is closely associated with Shot Silks (or changeable silk), but Kaffe Fassett has made it popular for quilter's with his line of shot cottons. The colors are irresistible, rich & vibrant. The fabric is a bit lighter and silkier than most regular quilting cottons. The hand is gorgeous, with a great drape and smooth finish. 

Check out our great selection of Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons & his signature yarn-dyed stripes... they are perfect compliments!

Under The Sea Quilt

It is a tradition in our family that all children should have their very own hand made quilt. In addition to the much loved "blankie" that I still have 56 years later from my own childhood, I have a beautiful hand stitched wedding ring quilt made by my Grandmother out of scraps of old dresses [...]

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African Mud Cloth Bambara Bogolanfini

We are so excited to add a new selection of African Mud Cloth imported from Mali in West Africa. These pieces are all one of a kind and hand made. Mud Cloth is made using an intensive process which is generations old. The fabric is hand spun into individual cloth strips approximately 5" wide. Then, each [...]

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Things You Should Know Before Shopping For New Cabinet Or Drawer Knobs & Pulls

Cabinet & drawer knobs and pulls come in a dizzying array of styles and finishes. Choosing the right knobs, pulls or combination of both can be overwhelming. If you are armed with the right information, you will be able to make the right choices for your project. At Flying Bulldogs, we stand ready to help with [...]

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Custom Designed Barnwood Hook Rail

We love it when our customers share their projects with us, and this one is very special. Dave sent us this photo of a hook rail that he made from a piece of antique barn wood. Rich with history, the beauty of antique barn wood is timeless. Each piece of antique barn wood is unique, with [...]

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Custom Designed Hook Rails by Cassandra Liuzzo

I am always thrilled when customers share their creative endeavors with us. I love this idea because it is a perfect melding of three departments of our store that would seemingly have nothing to do with one another. With an artist eye, Cassandra Liuzzo selected disparate products from our selection of home decor hook rails, [...]

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"Alizarin Crimson Does Picadilly Circus" Quilt Using Kaffe Fassett Fabric

Our dear friend and customer, Sue V., was generous enough to allow us to blog about her original quilt entitled "Alizarin Crimson Does Picadilly Circus". Utilizing several Kaffe Fassett fabrics and Kaffe Fassett for Liberty Arts fabrics, she has created a beautiful one of a kind piece of art. She explained that as a child she [...]

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Make Your Own Decorative Plant Pot Covers

We have a lot of plants in our house and I wanted to make the generic looking pots a little more appealing. I used these 4 coordinating home decor fabrics by Parson Gray for my project. Another great choice would be a laminated fabric, especially if you are going to use the pots outside. Check [...]

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Choosing the right hinge for your project

Choosing the correct type of hinges for your cabinets can be a daunting project. It is not just about the color or finish, do you need overlay or inset, concealed, semi-concealed or exposed, traditional or euro-hinge?  It can get pretty confusing pretty quickly. Let's try to break it down and make it a bit easier [...]

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Re-caning an antique rocking chair with self made twine

I had this incredible antique Danish Modern rocking chair for several decades. It was well used and well loved... so very comfortable. But, as you can see, it was definitely worse for the wear after so many years. The rush on the chair was wearing through and the weaving was coming apart. So, being the [...]

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