Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fresh colors and Cool Quilts

We have a fun new quilt up in the shop - it features fabric from the Forest Floor collection for Art Gallery fabrics, we really like this fresh take on some traditional flora and fauna!  The colors are a bit more vibrant in person a nice coral that is really fresh paired with shades of blues with a bit of charcoal mixed in.  
Forest Floor Fabrics 


ButtonHoles Pattern by Mountainpeek Creations
And the great collection with gorgeous pheasants on a strong teal blue background and some soft peach or coral accents - this group is from Carolyn Konig who gave us a sneak peek at her collection when she visited us from Australia in early May.  A fun group with some fresh color and motif options.

Houghton Hall
Rounding out the 1800's fabrics with a few pieces from the Postage Stamp collection - these are unique prints and will be fun additions for fussy cutting or fabulous stoppers!

Postage Stamp
Lime is our cool color for the month and we have bundles of contemporary colors to help build your stash and round out your color wheel!

Lime Color Club
Enjoy some stitching time!


Monday, July 18, 2016

It's that time!

It's that time of year right?  When you are busy planning your Treats for Halloween?  Kind of spooky, but it won't be long before fall arrives and we plan to get an early start on our projects this year.  Kind of sounds like a New Years resolution all over again doesn't it.  Hmmm.   

Cotton and Steel's Boo

Ghastlie feature 
Ghastlie Coordinates
We have lots of great fabrics and some new projects up on the wall for inspiration too...and we've remade the classroom for the moment so hope you'll stop by and see the fun we had putting it together.

Spooktacular by Blend

The House that Jack Built by Andover

Wicked by Timeless Treasures

Friday, July 15, 2016

More more more

We have some great new fabrics - and I think we've covered the spectrum from traditional through too much fun!  Today we have placed the long-awaited Carolyn Konig collection Houghton Hall from Riley Blake out on the shelf.  Pretty fun color palette and so nice to have spent time earlier this summer with the designer behind it!
Caravan by Timeless Treasures 
New Batiks by Timeless Treasures

Upstairs at Manor House by Windham Fabrics
Houghton Hall by Carolyn Konig
We have added a new date for the Gingerbread house class - so check your calendars if you are interested.  We have a few more projects and class ideas coming together so watch for updates in the coming weeks.  Hope those of you who made the trek to Sisters had a great time and will bring your stories and new projects in for show and tell!

Enjoy some summer sewing!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

New Fabrics

We've added a few fun prints into the mix - and we are working towards the holidays already!  In between the rain and sun we try to find some time to sew right?!
Etched Animals by Timeless Treasures  
Little Ruby flannels by Moda

Little Ruby by Moda
We have a few older Bonnie & Camille prints that play well with these new ones - and we've added the Little Ruby charm pack to our mix of goods.  Perfect summer prints to sew up!

Pirates by Makower uk
We hope you  were able to make it to the Sisters quilt show - but if not, there are alot of great photos that people are sharing on social media.  Lots of inspiration out there!

Friday, July 1, 2016

New fun!

Gingerbread Houses with Suz Litzsinger


Get an early start on Christmas gifting and decorating! Join Suz to learn how to create these beautiful embellished gingerbread houses, complete with a hinged roof for opening. The pattern is included in the class fee, and has instructions for three different house sizes. Basic supplies (beads, sequins, felt) to make your first house will also be provided.  We've added a new date!  

Saturday September 10th
10 am to 1 pm
Class Fee: $40


Embellish N' Stitch with Cathy Callan

wool version

Jan's denim and cotton prints

Download the Instastitch Log Cabin blocks from the Sue Spargo website and bring your completed block to class each month where you will learn how to embellish it using several embroidery stitches. You can use the suggested stitches or get creative with your own, adding some beads and other fun embellishments. These blocks may be made using all wool, all cotton, or a mixture of - you can embellish one block a little or a lot so this project will have lots of flexibility and ways to personalize the project.  Bring your imagination and let's have fun stitching together! 

2nd Wednesday of the Month 
6 months total (September 2016- March 2017, skips December)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Class Fee: $60

English Paper Piecing 101 with Jane Buys


Learn English paper piecing techniques in this introductory class! We will review a variety of methods and products that can be used to create all kinds of hand-pieced projects (tote bags, wall-hangings, quilts, etc.). Other topics to be covered include fabric considerations, various methods of basting papers, and finishing techniques.

You'll have a chance to try these methods and sample a variety of product options- plus get some construction tips from an expert! We'll provide 1 inch hexagons to get you started OR if you have a particular project or paper piecing shape that you want to work with, please bring it and you can get some personalized instruction too.


Friday October 21st
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Class Fee: $25


We're working on adding more classes - so another update should be out before the month is over.  And of course, we have some great new fabric to keep you sewing til the fall sewing season kicks off again!  These fabrics say it all - the full range of fun from traditional 1800 reproductions to contemporary and unique.  Stop by and take a peak at our RowxRow view of Mt. Baker and maybe you'll be inspired be one of these great new collections from Moda, Art Gallery Fabrics, and Washington Street Studios. 
Alpine

Bespoke Blooms

Cross Quilt

Essentials 

Lavish

Monday, June 27, 2016

Change is good!

We moved a few bolts...okay maybe a lot of bolts around along with some of the fixtures and we think it's a big change for the good!  We're still fine tuning, but every new shipment and shop sample is a good excuse for a new display.  If you haven't been in lately, stop by soon and let us know what you think!  We've had a busy few weeks getting summer underway with a late anniversary celebration, shop hop and rowxrow now underway.  


Suz has done it again - these sewing houses are pretty fun - you can mix and match and embellish all you want.  There is a place for your thimble, pins, scissors, etc. Just what you need to have on your sewing table?
Houses to Sew In
Pattern by Suz Litzsinger
Look at this cutie!  A travel iron that steams (these will be back in stock soon!) and a nice little case for it.  We have the ironing board fabric available by the yard so you can make a fresh new ironing board cover your your 'big' iron too if you need it!
Caddy Pad Jr.
Pattern by Sisters' Common Thread
We operate on the theory that no day is complete til there is some new fabric in the stash - how does that logic work for you?
Stars and Stripes by Whistler Studios for Windham
Eastham by Denyse Schmidt 

Candelabra by Verna Mosquera

Modern Backing by Whistler Studios for Windham
Enjoy the summer sunshine!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Row by Row 2016

We are busy making our last minute preparations for the start of RowXRow tomorrow...Do you  have plans to tour quilt shops this summer and collect rows?  This is our 2nd year participating in this event, and we chose to interpret the Home Sweet Home theme into a view we see daily featuring Mt. Baker.  

Mt. Baker Vista 

We collaborated on our design - thanks to some early brainstorming by the DiJulio family and sketching and pattern testing by some of our other team members.  Quilting for this piece was done by Nikki Crisp and we think that added lots of impact.  We have kits available and of course, you can pick up the free pattern starting tomorrow!  

row x row 2016 close-up


And to round out the fun, we chose a favorite slogan for our license plate - and those will be available for the event as well.