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Hexies - traditional goes creative!

Dear Little Dipper Blog Reader, Every time I pop into to visit the Little Dipper Guru in her sewing suite, I pause to count the hexies. One day it was four or five scattered on a table. A few days later, 27 had arranged themselves onto a quatrefoil background. “I used to hate hexies; they were boring,” said the Guru. “I mean, look at the old style quilts.” She’s right. Of course. These hand-made, 6-sided pieces are the foundation of “Grandma’s Flower Garden” pattern: one hexagon, surrounded by 6 pieces, surrounded by more pieces. Like flowers. Many, many flowers. You’ve seen these quilts on your great-aunt’s bed and on eBay. If you associate antique quilts with 1930s and 1940s, you...

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As the holidays approach… #LittleDipperInspirations

Dearest Little Dipper Blog Readers, As creativity and inspiration are words that our team at Little Dipper lives by, we often share project ideas that inspire us with you on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Consider these posts our version of a Fabric Daily Inspirations calendar but better (!) because our project inspirations are free and earth-conscious.  Often inspirations come from what is going on around us but just as often we find ourselves inspired by Little Dipper fabrics! Truly! We’re even not writing that we're inspired by our fabrics to hard sell or hypnotize you into ordering our fabrics. Although… The mind is powerful, and you have more control than you think. Pre-order your heart’s desire at www.littledipper.co… Oops! Right....

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What's the difference?

Hello LDB Readers, “How does your site differ from other fabric cotton retailers?” Maggie, a member of our community, emailed to ask. To all, we say: we love questions. Keep sending them our way! For Maggie and you, our readers, we’d love to explain how we differ. First, Little Dipper’s business modus operandi is unique: we curate fabric designs from artist submissions, we then share designs and ask the Little Dipper community to fund fabrics. Next, we send fully funded designs to mills for commercial runs, and then we send the fabric to you for your creative projects. Now, at this point, we could toss words like crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, crowdWOW, but instead, let’s just say that Little Dipper fabrics are...

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Interview with Little Dipper Founder Emilie Drumm: Part II

Little Dipper Blog interview continued...  LDB: Now that Little Dipper is open for business, what are you feeling really excited about? Can you give us a preview?  ED: Let me just begin by saying that I am so excited to be open for business! For me and Keith, Little Dipper is dream brought to life! And there are so many things to look forward to. During Thanksgiving week, we're changing Black Friday (blah) to Colorful Friday (hooray) with a great discount for ordering our colorful fabrics (HOORAY)!  Speaking of colorful fabrics, right now I’m very keen to experience our first fabrics in their tactile form. In a matter of weeks, we will have our first strike off's in hand. Soon after, will be...

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