Category: Homespun Fabric

Oct 11

Plan Now, Relax Later

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year that separates the Planners from the Procrastinators.

The Planners already know what they are giving everyone for Christmas and have probably already completed a few homemade gifts.  They’ve sewn a Christmas Tree Skirt and are almost done sewing all the Christmas Stockings for this year’s mantle.  Autumn decorations have adorned their houses for a couple weeks already.  Way to go, Planners!

The Procrastinators haven’t even thought about Christmas yet.  Thanksgiving is also too far away to plan.  In a couple of weeks, they will hastily throw together some Autumn/Halloween decorations and resolve that next year they’ll start decorating earlier.  I’m not judging the Procrastinators — I know exactly how a Procrastinator thinks because I lump myself in this group.

To my fellow Procrastinators — it’s not too late to become a Planner!!  Start your holiday sewing projects now and save yourself from all the stress of doing things at the last minute.

We’ll even help you get started!  All of our Christmas Homespun Fabrics AND Christmas Patterns are on sale through Sunday, October 14th.  Buy now, sew now, and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your beautiful homemade Christmas decorations in December.

I need to take my own advice and get started on all the Christmas projects I have in my head.  I’ll be facing a busy, busy December if I don’t!


Aug 22

New Pumpkin & Snowman Purses ~ GIVEAWAY!

***Congratulations to Debbie S., our Ragged Pumpkin Purse winner!  We’ll be giving away one more pumpkin purse and two Ragged Snowman Purses in the next few months so check back often for your next chance to win!***
New patterns in the Studio!  Prepare to receive tons of compliments on your festive Ragged Pumpkin Purse and your Ragged Snowman Purse.  Impress everyone when you tell them you made it yourself!  The pattern contains instructions for both designs and is available as a print pattern or a digital download pattern.  Sew both purses in an afternoon and you’re set for the rest of the year!

These bags also make great teacher gifts, hostess gifts, Christmas gifts, or “just because” gifts.  Fill the purse with holiday-themed items instead of using a gift basket for a truly unique gift!  A fun holiday purse can be carried throughout the season or just to special holiday parties.  And once you have this pattern you can easily design new appliques of your own.  Sew a flower purse for Spring with our Bright Plaids!  A beach themed purse for Summer vacations!  Or make it personal by adding an initial to the bag.

Grab one of our new Holiday Bag Ragged Homespun Patterns now while they’re on sale and whip up one of these adorable purses for Fall and one for Winter!   We also offer separate Pumpkin and Snowan Fabric Kits (pattern + all the fabric you need to make the purse).

We’ve made four of these cute bags and would love to give one to YOU!  We’ll give away one pumpkin bag now and the other three bags will be given away in the next few months.

If you’d like to win a Ragged Pumpkin Purse simply leave a comment on this post by Sunday, August 26th.  Are you ready for Fall?  Why or why not?  Ready or not, the official First Day of Autumn is only a month away!  A month is plenty of time to make a Ragged Pumpkin Purse for yourself . . . and maybe one for a friend too!  A winner will be randomly selected and notified via email on Monday, August 27th.

There’s a new page at the top of this blog titled GIVEAWAY WINNERS.  Winners will be listed here using first name and last initial only.  We will continue to contact winners via email and will not post a name to the winners page until we have received a reply email.

Have a great week!


Aug 17

Staff Favorites

Ever wonder who’s behind all those rhinestones and ragged edges?  Jubilee Rhinestones and Jubilee Fabrics are a part of Jubilee Creative Studio — a family business based in beautiful, quaint, scenic Siloam Springs, AR.  Siloam Springs was named by Smithsonian magazine as one of the 20 Best Small Towns in America in May 2012.  It’s a great place to live and work!

Jubilee Creative Studio employs three full-time employees and two part-time employees.

Gayla is the creative genius behind Jubilee Fabrics and Jubilee Rhinestones.  She started selling homemade crafts at craft shows in 1997 and has continued to expand and fine tune her product.  Gayla is always brainstorming new product ideas or creating something.  Her interests range from watching her son play high school basketball to researching organic foods to remodeling houses.  On a lazy Saturday evening, you will probably find Gayla sitting on her patio enjoying the sights and sounds of the backyard.

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestone item: Zebra Swirl Cross

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics item: Petal Pink Charm Pack


Sara (B.A. Graphic Design) is our full-time Studio Manager and Graphic Designer.  She’s been designing iron on rhinestone transfers and doing all sorts of other design work for us since May 2011.  She will work with you to create custom designs to meet your specific needs.  Sara has read ALL of Jane Austen’s novels, loves cupcakes, and is the proud wife of a United States Marine.  On a lazy Saturday evening, you will probably find Sara working on her latest sewing project (a t-shirt quilt) or playing Words With Friends on her phone.

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestones itemLotus Flower

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics itemBubblegum 4


Amanda (B.S. Marketing) is the newest member of our team.  She’s our social networking guru and customer service whiz.  Amanda is responsible for most of Jubilee’s facebook, twitter, and pinterest activities as well as answering customer emails.  She is passionate about business, missions, and the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Amanda was born on Christmas Day and she and her husband are both lefties.  What are the odds?  On a lazy Saturday evening, you will probably find Amanda cheering on the Razorbacks with her husband.

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestones item: Razorback

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics item: Ragged Christmas Stocking Pattern

(see Amanda and her husband making Christmas Stockings together!)


Dorothy (Dot) Abshier is organizer extraordinaire in the Studio.  Dot works one day a week and does her best to keep us all in line — a job she’s had for many, many years as Mom and/or Grandma to the rest of the staff.  In addition to these duties, Dot is responsible for making all the Primitive Homespun Ornaments we sell.  She has been married for 52 years to the same wonderful man.  On a lazy winter evening, you will probably find Dot sitting near her warm wood stove reading a good book or studying the Good Book.

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestone item: In God We Trust

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics item: Christmas Plaid 1 (for making the Primitive Ornaments)


And this is me — Stefanie (M.S. Information Science).  I live four hours away from Siloam Springs so all my work is done online.  I manage the blog, write newsletters, and add inventory files when new products arrive.  I am a football fan and manage two fantasy football leagues — a family league and a ladies only league.  I also have three children, age 4-yrs, 3-yrs, and 1-yr, to keep me busy!  On a lazy Saturday evening, you will probably find me reading, browsing Pinterest, or practicing my sewing.  I’m definitely a beginner but slowly getting better!

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestones item: all the bright, fun Rainbow Letters

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics item: Sweetheart Throw Homespun Fabric Kit


So now you can put a few faces behind the business!  You can read more about everyone on our Staff page if you’re interested.  It really is a family business.  Gayla started it all, then hired her daughters (Stefanie and Sara), her mother (Dot), and her niece (Amanda).  Now you know our favorites — what are yours??


Jul 30

GIVEAWAY – Christmas Stocking Fabric Kits

One of my favorite Christmas decorations is stockings.  I have a set of Christmas stockings that I’ve used for years and I still get giddy when I pull them out of the Christmas decoration box.  Do you have a specific Christmas decorating item that you look forward to seeing every year?

If you don’t have a set of Christmas stockings that you love, why not make a set to use this year?  Homemade Christmas stockings are unique, personal, and make great family heirlooms.  And once you have the pattern, it’s easy to add more stockings to the mantle as your family grows!

Jubilee Fabric offers six unique Christmas stocking kits.  Mix-and-match patterns for a coordinating look or line your mantle with snowman stockings if it’s your favorite design!  You can follow the patterns exactly or add initials or other special embellishments to personalize the Christmas stockings for your family.  View our selection of Buttons — perfect for adding an extra bit of interest to these Christmas stockings!

We’d like to help someone get started on a Christmas stocking project!  To wrap up our Christmas in July giveaways we’ll give one blog reader a Christmas stocking starter pack — one print pattern (which includes instructions for all six designs), and two Christmas stocking fabric kits of your choice — a $28 value!

Leave a comment on this post to enter.  Which Christmas stocking design is your favorite?

Comment entries will be accepted through Saturday, August 4.  The winner will be randomly selected and notified August 5th via email.


Jul 17

Pattern Sale & Ornament GIVEAWAY

Patterns are 40% off this week!!!  This is a great time to stock up on patterns for all those projects on your To Do list!  Besides our selection of Christmas patterns we also have patterns for a Sweetheart Throw (perfect for Valentine’s Day!), a Stars-n-Stripes Tablecloth (perfect for the 4th of July!), and a Fancy Flora’s flower quilt (perfect the little girl in your life!).

Or you could start your homespun Christmas gifts with our baby bib pattern, Bible cover pattern, little girls’ ragged skirt pattern, or wall hanging pattern.

And of course we have Christmas patterns on sale too–Christmas tree skirts, stockings, and throws.

I think it’s time for another GIVEAWAY!  This week we will give away a set of six Primitive Homespun Christmas Ornaments to one lucky blog reader!  These unique ornaments add character and charm to your Christmas tree — or anywhere you choose to display them.  View all of the ornaments on our Christmas Products page.

To win six Primitive Homespun Christmas Ornaments leave a comment on this blog post.  Take a look at the ornaments and tell me which is your favorite ornament shape — if you can choose!  Comment entries will be accepted through Sunday, July 22nd.

If there’s another Christmas product you’d like to see in a sale or giveaway during our Christmas in July promotions please mention it in your comment.  We love making our customers happy!


Jul 13

Christmas Fabric Sale!

Christmas Christmas Christmas!!!  I love our Christmas in July promotions because I LOVE Christmas!  Are you ready to start your Christmas sewing projects?  Jubilee Fabrics is here to help you get started!

We’re currently offering 10% off all Christmas homespun fabric sold by the yard.  Use coupon code christmas by July 17th to get your discount.  There’s no minimum purchase so you can still get your fabric on sale even if you have a small project in mind.

You also still have a few more days to take advantage of our Christmas Tree Skirt Kit sale.  They’re on sale for $29.99 until July 16th.  Buy your kit on sale now and have plenty of time to complete your Christmas Tree Skirt before it’s time to put up the tree!

Browse our selection of Christmas fabrics, kits, and patterns and be inspired to make this Christmas a homespun Christmas!  Rag-style sewing is so easy — great for beginners or a quick, easy project for the experienced seamstress.

Glance over our Rag Quilt Instructions to see just how easy rag style stitching is and then peruse our Quilt Gallery for inspiration.  What kind of Christmas will you create?

We’ve got more giveaways coming up!  Check back next week to find out how you can win!

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Jul 06

Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Ok, maybe not outside but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my crafting area!  I’ve just started working on a Christmas gift for someone special and it’s making me long for the sparkle and excitement of the Christmas season.  There are many sewing project ideas and rhinestone craft ideas on our websites.  Consider making a special gift for the special people in your life!  Use our project ideas as a guide or let them inspire you to come up with your own unique Jubilee Rhinestone or Jubilee Fabric creations.

Christmas in July continues with more sales and giveaways in the next few weeks.  Congratulations to Tracy M. for winning the 4″ Bright Charm Pack giveaway!

If you haven’t entered our giveaway to win a Christmas Tree Skirt Kit you still have a couple more days.  Entries will be accepted until Sunday, July 8th.  And remember to check our Jubilee Rhinestones and Jubilee Fabric facebook pages for daily coupons and specials!

Merry Christmas in July!

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Jul 02

Christmas in July – Tree Skirt Giveaway!

It’s that time of year again!!!  Time to start planning all those Christmas projects – tree skirts and stockings to decorate your own house and cozy Christmas throws or festive bling to give to friends.  Whether you’re after a homespun Christmas or you prefer to celebrate with a lot of bling, Jubilee is here to help you plan ahead.

Throughout the month of July we’ll be featuring sales, specials, project ideas, and giveaways on all things Christmas.  Giveaways will take place here on the blog but there will be some sales and specials that will only be announced on our facebook pages.  To get the most out of our Christmas in July event be sure to check the blog often to see what’s up for grabs and LIKE our Jubilee Fabrics and Jubilee Rhinestones facebook pages!

We’re kicking off Christmas in July by GIVING AWAY one of our Ragged Christmas Tree Skirt Kits!  These kits include the digital download tree skirt pattern and all the fabric you need to complete the project.  These kits are regularly priced at $35.99 but are currently on sale for $29.99 through July 16th.  Choose from the bright Holiday fabrics or the softer Primitive fabrics.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Christmas song.  Temps are soaring into the triple digits here in the Midwest but simply listening to Christmas music makes me feel a little bit cooler!  Comment entries will be accepted through Sunday, July 8th.

Merry Christmas in July from all of us at Jubilee Creative Studio!!


Jun 27

23 New Fabrics & Charm Pack Giveaway!

Summer has officially arrived…and so have new fabrics!  We have 23 new additions to the Jubilee Fabric collection!  Whether you’re looking for fun summery colors or inspiration for upcoming Christmas projects, we have plenty of new options to spur your imagination.

We’ve also introduced new charm packs for all of our rag quilter enthusiasts! Jubilee now offers a rich Red Delicious Charm Pack, a springy Ginger Blue Charm Pack, and a soft Petal Pink Charm Pack.  Each of these packs are available in both 5” and 6” squares.  Also, an exciting addition has been added to our popular Bright Plaids Charm Pack family.  We’ve added a new 4” pack to compliment the 5” and 6” packs we already offer.

To celebrate all of these fun new arrivals in the studio, it’s time for another giveaway! How about one of our new 4” Bright Plaids Charm Pack bursting with color?  To enter, simply check out our new arrivals then leave us a comment on this post with your project ideas inspired by any of our new arrivals.  Leave your comments through next Thursday, July 5th.  On Friday, July 6th, we’ll announce the winner!


May 30

Giveaways Ending May 31

We’ve got some winners to announce and reminders of ongoing giveaways –

Congratulations to Melissa V. and Cindy K., our randomly selected winners of the Jubilee Photo Contest!  Melissa submitted a photo of a t-shirt blinged with several of our sports iron on rhinestone transfers that she made for her mom.  Cindy sent us a picture of a throw pillow made with Jubilee homespun fabric.  You can view all of Cindy’s products at her online store, primStitch.

We had such great submissions to our photo contest that we decided to award a 2nd place “viewer’s choice” award in each category.  The rhinestone photo submission that gets the most LIKES on our Jubilee Rhinestones facebook page and the fabric photo submission that gets the most LIKES on our Jubilee Fabric facebook page will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store.  The last day to LIKE a photo and cast your vote is May 31.  Click on the links above to go to our facebook pages and vote for your favorite photo!

Also, congratulations to Amanda D. for winning the Faith. Family. Freedom. iron on transfer!  She’s set for all of those 4th of July activities now!

And finally, there’s still a short time to enter our Big Bridal Bling Giveaway!  Twelve iron on rhinestone transfers worth almost $50!!  Whether you’re getting married next month or next year or know someone else getting married this giveaway is a great deal.  Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on the Big Bridal Bling Giveaway blog post.  May 31st is the last day to enter so don’t delay!

Our next giveaway a for our Jubilee Fabric fans!  Stay tuned for a fantastic giveaway just in time for Independence Day!