The Confident Stitch Swatch Service

The Confident Stitch Swatch Service | oonaballoona by Marcy Harriell

I’ve got more fabric for you today, in the form of perfect, petite, pinked swatches! Bite-sized chunks of cloth that I couldn’t resist putting to more permanent use. (I almost subtitled this post "All Up In My Hair.")

As usual, I’ve put the cart before the horse. Ahem. Insert chyron here: two months earlier....

The Confident Stitch Swatch Service | oonaballoona by Marcy Harriell

At the beginning of this otherworldly summer, Kate at The Confident Stitch reached out to collaborate on their new Swatch Service offering, and I had zero hesitation. Having experienced her choice in fabric firsthand with this barkcloth beauty of a print, I knew a curated swatch service would be on point.

The Confident Stitch Swatch Service | oonaballoona by Marcy Harriell

To be honest, I expected a little bundle of pretty fabric, fraying at the edges (only because that’s what I’ve come to expect from other services)....but nope. Would you look inside this perfectly presented trifold card?!

Edges pinked to perfection, adhered with precision. Makes the level in my head sing.

Just as good as the beautiful array of color and print is the information. A peek under each cut reveals fabric content, width, care, hand after washing, needle type, colorways, price, and a pattern suggestion. There isn’t a question left unanswered. 

Hi Kate! This is Kate, your Shop Owner and Guide To Goodness. Katie and crew also film videos of each fabric included in the quarterly swatch card, so subscribers can see how each fabric behaves in real life. As much as video can be real life. Is video becoming real life? 

Existential questions aside, when many of us aren’t going to fabric stores to fondle the goods personally, this is a superb solution.

The quarterly cards are $15 a pop if you want to go a la carte, and $13 if you subscribe. Three card types are offered: fashion fabrics in warm tones, cool tones, and quilting cottons. Each comes with a discount code good for 90 days, and the e-newsletter with your voyeuristic video. You can get the whole skinny here on their website.

(Of course I was drawn to the warm tones, Leo that I am ☀️)

Speaking of voyeur, these suggestions on the left sides of the envelope make me want to do all the things. Many of which are 2020 appropriate. I wonder if Kate and crew will put some lockdown life suggestions in the next batch? 

If you want to find out, they’re kindly suggesting to subscribe or purchase before September 9th, as these summer cards were so popular that several of the fabrics sold out!

Small businesses doing WELL. We like to hear that. (I am not speaking in the royal we, though I have been a Queen Brat, texting Rob every morning for coffee in bed. It is still August, and therefore still my Blursday Birthday.)

I'm thrilled to say this post is sponsored by The Confident Stitch. Kate has always supported her collaborators, and helping each other thrive is what we need to DO. I hope you check her shop and service out!


  1. It's a good thing HIS birthday isn't this month, (It isn't, is it?) so that he can get special treatment for his birthday!

    Looks like a lovely swatch service. I vaguely remember having a swatch set one time in my life, and it was like that. What a lot goes into that...I can see why it's quarterly, not monthly.

    1. Haha! I think the earth might crack open if our birthdays were in the same month 😅 He’s an October baby, I start thinking about his birthday a week after mine..

      Yes, I agree—it’s so much more than a monthly packet of fabric, they really made this special!

  2. Wonderful. Thank you for existing and thinking and making.

  3. This swatch service on the beautiful card looks quite a bit like the old Sawyer Brook Fabrics swatches looked like about 35 to 40 years ago. There have been a number of ownership changes since then, but the swatch cards are beautifully presented by Confident Stitch.

    1. Oh they’re new to me, thanks for that! Yes, TCF really put so much care into this.

  4. Happy Birthday and thank you for the enlightenment .......... will check out The Confident Stitch!


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