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Grand Opening


Welcome to our Grand Opening! We are so happy you are here. I am excited to tell you that we now have a new warehouse filled to the brim with all the latest modern fabric. Come on over and have a look. WE HAVE Solids… 500 and counting!! The newest collections from Cotton + Steel, Anna…

What We’re Making! Flying Geese Quilt

Flying Geese Quilt, Pink Chalk Studio

This sweet little Flying Geese quilt was made using the free tutorial found here. It measures 36″ x 45″ and is the perfect size for a small lap quilt or a toddler quilt. This is the stack of fabric I started with. A mix of tomato red, lime green, aqua, turquoise, orchid-y pink, fuchsia and navy…

BOOK: The Applique Book by Casey York

The Applique Book by Casey York

Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop for The Appliqué Book: Traditional Techniques, Modern Style by Casey York! Casey York has followed up her first book, Modern Appliqué Illusions, with a comprehensive guide for applique technique called, The Appliqué Book. In her new book, Casey covers seven different appliqué methods including: needle turn, raw edge, reverse appliqué,…

What Goes With What? Woodland Clearing by Liesl Gibson


What solids coordinate with Woodland Clearing by Liesl Gibson? Kona Cotton: ivory, amber, peach, salmon, aqua, azure, cloud, slate and chocolate. Cambridge Lawn Solids: ivory, gold, peach, mint, smoke and chocolate. Woodland Clearing is a fresh and sophisticated fabric line by Liesl Gibson for Robert Kaufman. This collection is filled with delicate watercolors featuring pixelated…

A New Chapter

Ptarmigan Ridge

Does anyone still blog? As I sat down to write this post I checked my archive and noted that my first post was written on March 10, 2006. 10 years? Wow. What an adventure this has been. I had dinner with a good friend last night and on the way to the restaurant he said…

For Sale – Pink Chalk Fabrics

Thank You

THANK YOU for all of the interest and support! Pink Chalk has found a wonderful, new owner. Please read about Adrianne and this happy day for both of us: Passing the Torch

A New Year

sewing room

I spent the weekend putzing around my new sewing room. Moving shelves. Taking the felt design wall down after the cat’s third attempt at climbing it. Figuring out the best place for the ironing board – still working on that! I’d been looking for a house to rent for months. Hawking Craig’s List every week….

Modern Applique Illusions by Casey York – Book Review + Giveaway

Modern Applique Illusions

Modern Applique Illusions: 12 Quilts Create Perspective & Depth by Casey York features a unique offering of quilt projects that combine applique with traditional art techniques of vanishing points and perspective to create an illusion of depth in the surface design. I remember the first time I saw Casey’s work in the Modern Quilt Guild…

Abby Glassenberg Podcast Episode #32: Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Studio and Kristin Link of Sew Mama Sew

Kristin Link and Kathy Mack

I had the pleasure of being interviewed along with Kristin Link on Episode #32 of Abby Glassenberg’s While She Naps Podcast Series. We talk about our experiences of owning an online business in the craft industry and how we decided it was time for a major change in direction. Enjoy! Kathy

Present Perfect by Betz White – Book Review

Present Perfect Cover

Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew & Bestow by Betz White features a fabulous array of sewing projects with gift giving in mind. Just in time for holiday sewing! Betz’ intro to the book lovingly shares the story of her mother’s love of sewing for her and of teaching Betz to sew. The ultimate gift!…