Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Semi-Annual Clearance Sale

We've been cleaning house and re-arranging shelves - this is your opportunity to pick up some great deals!  Last-chance items, end of bolts, and one-of-a-kind inventory at prices up to 75% off.  Specially marked items are priced to go.  Help us clear out the clutter and find your next project while you're at it!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

More than just quilts!

It's not always quilts and quilting all the time here!  We found these new laminates at quilt market and liked the prints - but loved the details even more.  They are super-soft, and have a water-based urethane laminate that is CPSIA certified, BPA and Phthalate-free, food-safe and earth-safe.  These are even okay to machine wash!  We thought we'd give these 2 prints a try and see what happens.

We snapped up a bit more cork - a few fun colors and a neutral - great for bags and totes and unique accents.  We have a limited supply so if you've been thinking about using cork for a special project - don't hesitate.  We love the new little corky wallet pattern by Sassafras Lane - shown here in green cork!

Are you a knitter too?  These project bucket bags work for yarn and are pretty handy-dandy, light weight and travel friendly too.  Do you need a yarn OR project Bucket?!  Betcha can't make just one!  Complimentary template and instruction sheet available with fabric purchase!

A quick toweling apron - or add a fabric edging to a towel - a great way to combine your quilting cottons and use up a few scraps!  This sample takes just 3/4 yard of toweling and a coordinating half-yard of fabric.   That's all you need to make this sweet little apron!  And you won't even feel guilty about wiping your hands on it!  

Hope you are enjoying some summer sewing projects and stitching time!

Friday, June 15, 2018

So Many Quilts All in One Day with Betsy Chutchian

We really cleaned out the classroom to provide a blank slate for everything that Betsy Chutchian was able to pack in her giant suitcases!  She stacked up quilts on a couple of different crib and doll beds to provide quite the bed-turning.  And of course, as a backdrop, we had several of her quilts that had been on display in her Moda booth at Quilt Market in Portland.

Although Betsy talks "Texan", she also uses her hands so we managed to ooh and ahh at the right moments as all the little quilts were revealed one by one.

It was a hard days work, but several of our participants managed to get some stitching done while visiting!  We had a lovely day with Betsy and her generous sharing of information, quilt history and little quilts.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New Fabric and Floral Display

We have found the secret to an ever-lasting Bouquet of peonies ~ crepe paper and floral fabric for the win!!  Have you seen our latest store display? 

We were inspired for a Garden Party - this floral fabric was our inspiration.  It has been a busy month so far with school activities, graduations, recitals, sports and maybe a bit of gardening on the side!  We hope you have found some time for stitching too.  We have plenty of new fabrics arriving to give you some fresh inspiration!   

Painted Gardens by Crystal Manning for Moda
Emma by Kathy Hall for Andover 
Kingfisher Camp By River by Nambooka

Playful Pups for Timeless Treasures

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Delilah Wrap Up!


Pattern designed by Jen Kingwell

Two Thimbles Version

Kami's Friedlander Version
Barbara's dotty version #1 of 2

Judy's version using alot of Jen Kingwell fabrics!

Backgrounds and Print Bundles 
We are happy to be wrap up this template of the month program - our final version and a few from our participants are shown here!  For those who have admired our quilt in progress....it is all in one piece now on to some quilting!  The pattern booklet is now available for purchase from Jen Kingwell  and acrylic template sets will also be available soon, we would be happy to special order these items for you.  We also have fat quarter bundles if you love the fabrics and want to create a different project with a similar flavor.  We also have a new acrylic block template set from Jen Kingwell that would look awesome too!