Starting Saturday, February 25th, the last Saturdays of each month will be "After Hours Sew-A-Thon" from 5:00 p.m. to ???
Bring any project you'd like to work on (it doesn't have to be sewing/quilting related) and let's get some stuff done (bring any snacks you'd like to share with the group).
The shop will be open as long as we have warm breathing bodies working on projects...and will close when the last person leaves!
Also Saturday, the 25th: all 'clearance' fabric will be $5/yard (one yard minimum) OR $4/yard when you buy what's left on the bolt.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
"Open 24 Hours" from Exclusively Quilters reminds me of those times. The first three pictures are the same print of (in my opinion) what could easily become place mats.
|Place mats print of "Open 24 Hours" by EQ|
|right side of the place mats print|
|left side of the place mats print|
The "Menus" print is adorable!
|"Menus" print from the "Open 24 Hours" collection|
The "Billboards and Signs" print is spot on!
|"Billboards and Signs" print of "Open 24 Hours"|
We received two colorways of "Food and Condiments": black and light blue.
These prints make me hungry!
|"Food and Condiments" on black and light blue|
|"Silverware" on light blue|
Vicki mentioned the rotating mat and ironing board Jenny Doan used in a recent tutorial. After watching the tutorial (several times) I knew we had to have these in the shop.
We received "Round-A-Bout" rotating mats and ironing boards by Martelli this week. YIPPEE!!!
Each piece is sold separately but we also have the sets (base, mat, ironing board).
New PODS just keep rolling in! This week we received table runner and quilt PODS from the "Arabella" and "Berries and Blossoms" collections by Maywood Studios.
We'd heard about glow-in-the-dark thread but couldn't find it from any of our suppliers.
The search is over....we received five colors of this fabulous thread last week.
This isn't the greatest picture but hopefully you can see the colors: mint green, pink, white, light blue and yellow.
Kay made a mug rug using the white spool and....it really does glow in the dark.
|glow in the dark thread: mint green, pink. white, light blue and yellow|
Sunday, February 5, 2017
We love it when little ones come to the shop. We were thrilled when Sandy and little Miss Kaylee Ann stopped by yesterday.
Kaylee decided to play with one of the jelly rolls so....maybe this is the beginning of a future quilter!
|Sandy and Kaylee Ann stopped by yesterday|
|we love Kaylee's outfit|
|complete with a big pink flower...|
|Kaylee loved rolling this jelly roll on the floor|
|stopping long enough to make sure we saw her!|
Most of this week's new stuff is purple. We didn't plan it that way, it just happened!
Prints, PODS and pre-cuts of "Arabella" by Maywood Studios came in this week.
This collection smacks of "Grandmother's Flower Garden" normally accomplished by English Paper Piecing each itty bitty piece together then assembling together.
More prints of this collection will be here very soon.
|prints of "Arabella" by Maywood Studios|
What in the world is a POD? PODS are pre-cut kits exclusively offered by Maywood Studios from their fabric collections.
There are two kinds of PODS: table runners and quilts. Table runner PODS include the backing and binding fabrics while quilt PODS include the binding fabric.
PODS are great for beginners since all the work is already done: everything is already cut, the fabrics coordinate and the instructions are super simple.
|"Arabella" pre-cuts; quilt and table runner PODS|
|Sister's Choice table runner POD by Maywood Studios|
I squealed like a little girl when we opened the box with these little beauties inside: collapsible totes by "Quilt Happy".
How cute are these? Each tote has a front pocket, inside pocket; top zip closure and completely collapses when not in use.
|I put something in the front pocket and zipped the top closed|
|Hopefully you can see the fat quarter in the inside pocket|
|completely collapses and has an elastic band to keep closed|
I have a bunch of little stuff I have to hunt for when I need it.
That's no longer the case with the addition of this "Nesting Notions Totes" that came in this week (note: they're also purple).
These all have zipper closures and fit inside each other (if not stuffed beyond their capacity) when not in use.
|set of "Nesting Notions Totes"|
|that fit inside each other for easy storage|
We found the next item quite by accident. I was searching for something else and found these.....double sided fusible hexagon shapes.
Each package contains 12 hexies and I can't wait to make something with these.
|double sided fusible hexagons by Bosal. YIPPEE!!!|
|Suzanne enjoys a piece of BD cake!|
|Sharon, Dorothy and Kay also had a piece!|
|Lee almost waited too long for a piece of cake!|