Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I’m really excited about the month of September for SO many personal reasons, but also for one big quilty reason, too.  Jaftex is celebrating 85 years in business and they’re having a blog hop that starts today with chances to win some great prizes.


Jaftex has invited 30 guests to the celebration (one each day of the month) who will reveal a project made especially for the blog hop. PLUS, I get to be a part of this “party” on September 24 when I get to show you what I made out of the fat quarter bundle that was sent to me.  I can’t wait!

Some Jaftex history:  Jaftex Corp. was founded in the 1930’s when Jacob A. Fortunoff started selling fabric on the streets of New York. At that time, the mainstay of the business was women’s sleepwear and lingerie. In the 80’s, Jacob’s grandson, Robert, dramatically changed the business of the company. The business focus was transferred to the over the counter quilt industry when Robert purchased companies like A.E. Nathan, Henry Glass, Stylemaker, Chanteclaire, Fabric Editions/Studioe and more recently The Blank Quilting Corp. Robert is now joined by his two sons, Scott and Greg. Scott currently is the President of Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp. & A.E. Nathan Co., Inc. Greg just joined the business in late 2014 and has successfully spearheaded the company’s foray into precut fabrics among other contributions.

jaftex signage

The blog hop schedule includes an amazing list of companies, designers, and bloggers. You can follow along, too, starting with today’s guest, Kim Diehl.  She is guest posting at American Patchwork & Quilting.  You don’t want to miss her project!

September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts


As with any good blog hop, there are prizes!

1st Prize:
Blog Readers: A Janome Skyline S5 sewing machine
Your favorite quilt shop: 30 bolts of fabric

Janome prize


2nd Prize:
Blog Readers: 15 Fat quarter bundles and a box of Aurifil thread [48 spools]
Your favorite quilt shop: 15 bolts of fabric

aurifil prize


3rd Prize:
Blog Readers: 6 Fat quarter bundles and a special edition tin of goodies from Schmetz Needles
Your favorite quilt shop: 6 bolts of fabric

third prize


You can enter below:  85th Anniversary Giveaway

Many blog hop participants are having their own giveaways, too, (like me) so make sure to visit each one on their day!

Good luck and happy hopping!


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  1. As usual a lovely idea shared by you Julie, thank you.
    Not sure if the prizes are available outside of the USA but worth trying. I’d like to give a shout for my local fabric shop Little Woollie @ littlewoollie.co.uk

  2. Oh Julie … Your meteoric rise/recognition in so many high places leaves me dizzy … But … Oh so well deserved … your generosity of spirit in sharing your skills … and patience with newbies like me speaks for itself. I’m so glad I was lucky enough to have you as my mentor in that first class.

  3. My favorite quilt store is Fabric Inspirations in Manalapan, NJ. Not only is their store great, but so are the ladies who work there. The friendliest and most helpful I’ve ever met !!! Lois

  4. My favorite quilt store is Fabric Inspirations in Manalapan, NJ. Not only do they have a great store, but the staff is the friendliest I have ever met. Love Love Love it there !!! Lois

  5. Hi Julie,
    Looks like we’ll all be busy blog-hopping this month! I am Really going to try and follow every day though I know that’s being ambitious! You’ve been busy as always recently. I’m often way behind in following your blog…..and tips and tricks from TQS so I haven’t left comments for ages. But I still love following what you are up to. Not long now until the wedding and of course your dear little Amelia will be visiting for that….what fun. I’m heading to Sunnyvale on 9/22 so hope to catch up with you then.

  6. Julie,
    I only discovered your blog recently, but I love your projects and inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome sewing machine and other prizes and for the chance to win my favorite shop some great bolts of fabric.

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