Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Loving our BOMs and Sale Order Update

Hey Everyone,

Look at this great picture that Nancy took, in the rain, of her Medallion quilt so far. It ust makes me so happy. This is one of the BOMs we are doing this year. I am writing the patterns that my friends have designed. So much fun and so pretty!

Sale Orders have all been cut and folded and the last 12 are going out today. We shipped over 50 orders yesterday. Here is a little peeky of the classroom where we do a lot of packaging during sales.


I started another knitting project (something to do when the Warriors aren't winning a game) :) This is the Queen of Thorns Mystery Knit Along it is a somewhat small fast project so I am finding myself with extra time between clues. I might have to make something else at the same time :)

But I do love those colors!

Stay tuned for some fun custom bundles in a day or so.... there are some pretty fabrics just itching to get the eHarmony treatment :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Getting my creative mojo back... You could win!

Hey Everyone,

I have been having so much fun messing around with new crafts lately. I made these adorable bowls and jars... or maybe I should say I decorated them because I didn't actually mold the bowls and blow the glass :) If you would like to win a "Sew What?" jar just see below.



How would you like to win this little jar? It is perfect for holding your Quilter's Magic Pills (aka M&Ms)
All you have to do to win the jar is tell me what your favorite new project or pattern is. Ready! Set! Go!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Every Monday in May Sales

We are having a sale hundreds of fabrics from $4 to $8 per yard on each Monday in May. From Sunday night at Midnight Eastern / 9pm Pacific to Monday Midnight Eastern / 9pm Pacific . ** Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. When you click on the "Shop" tab on the website the Sale section will pop up first. Things will sell out fast. If we are out of something we will refund you. If there is anything that you buy that you must have a certain amount of yardage on let us know by email otherwise we will send what is available. Also please give us some extra time for shipping. Our last sale took us a week and a couple days to complete shipping we do them in the order they come in but sometimes it takes quite a while to get through them all.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Winner Winner ...

Shall we see who won this bag of goodies?

Here is the number of the comment that won:

number 89 is:

I've made the firefly as part of Elizabeth's Forest Friends quilt and the large one is so cute too. It should go together pretty fast for a darling quilt.

Pattie you are no reply and you have no contact info on your profile you also didn't leave a contact on your comment. Please contact me (my email is linked in my profile) to collect your prize.

Thanks for playing everyone!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lots of new stuff to share... and a giveaway.

Hey Everyone,

So many things to wrap up here and so many fun projects happening...

I went to Sewtopia and got to take classes with Denyse Schmidt and Elizabeth Hartman. I also got to see where the women of Cotton + Steel create their magic. I feel so fortunate and blessed to be able to do things like this....

Here is my Francis Firefly quilt... so in love with these colors.

 This is the pattern and it will be out for sale this summer.



Here is my start of my Free Wheeling Single Girl... I am not making any more rings but I am going to add a top and left side border to it. I want it to hang on my wall at home.

 This shows the colors better.


We also got to see Cotton + Steel's new fabrics at their studio. How much do we love that? I had decided to wait until I could see the prints before I bought them this time and I can officially say the ones that are coming this summer are my favorites so far. We were not allowed to take pictures but I promise you don't want to miss them.

Here are some photos from their sweet studio in Atlanta:





Since I have gotten back from the trip we have had lots of new fabrics arrive...

Here is Alison Glass' Handcrafted Patchwork this picture does not do it justice the colors are out of this world!


We also got Lavish by Katarina Roccella. This gorgeous collection is so sumptuous. Of course you can't go wrong with Art Gallery Fabrics. So soft and drapey.


Then we got two Christmas Collections... I know it is only April but what can we do this is when they send them. You could get a big head start on your Christmas sewing.

Cotton + Steel's Garland is so adorable it matches perfectly with last year's Tinsel and has some smaller scale prints. I am having a hard time deciding my favorite print but the little Reindeer are precious.


We also received Violet Craft's beautiful Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge which contains some of my all time favorite prints that Violet has done in some of her collections... reprinted in holiday colors.


And by Thursday Lizzy House' Whisper Prints should be in ... here is a picture that Andover published of them:

What a lovely lot of low volume prints right? You can purchase them now and we will ship them as soon as they are in.

See I told you there was a lot :)

Here is the Giveaway!

See the brown paper bags in everyone's hands in this picture?
They are filled with goodies from Cotton + Steel. Scraps and stickers and tattoos... and I have some fun things from the swag bag from Sewtopia to add to it. You can win the bag and it's contents by leaving a comment below telling me what you like best about all of the new things I showed. I will draw a winner next Tuesday. Good Luck!

Giveaway is now closed.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Our Annual No Foolin' Sale and Big Shop News!

Hi Everyone,

See below for all of the new gorgeous fabric we have in stock. But first please read our big news:

Big news for those that are in store customers and I suppose for online customers as well. We are closing the brick and mortar shop as of April 30th. I know this will throw some of you for a loop. I am so sorry to announce it this way but this seemed the best way to get the news out to everyone at the same time.

Before rumors start or anything like that it isn't because I am going out of business. I have found it increasingly hard to keep up with everything that needs to be handled at the brick and mortar shop and all of my health issues after the heart attack I had in November, but I love this business that I built and I am not letting it go. I just need to have it work around my schedule again.

This change won't make any difference in service to our online customers you shouldn't even notice the change at all.

We will be in the current building until October and if you normally pick up items in the shop you can still do that on Wednesday afternoon/evenings and Fridays. If you come for open sew or Guild meetings you can still do that and purchase items while you are in the shop. After October I plan to move to a smaller space and again you should be able to pick up from there if you like as well.

If you are coming from out of town you are still welcome to come visit (I would be sad if you didn't) just message me and let me know so that I can be here with bells on to meet you.

Since my husband and I made this decision last week I feel my creative energy returning. I can't wait to have time to get back to doing the things I love most. Writing tutorials and patterns and interacting with my customers more. The blog will get fired up again and you will be seeing a lot more fun things coming from me.

Now for something way more fun and interesting. Our Annual No Foolin' Sale. Every year we have a huge sale on April 1st and that is No Foolin'!






No Foolin': We are having a sale with hundreds of fabrics priced from $4 to $8 per yard. From tonight at midnight Eastern 9pm Pacific to Saturday noon Eastern 9am Pacific. ** Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. When you click on the "Shop" tab on the website the sale section will pop up first. Things will sell out fast. If we are out of something we will refund you. If there is anything that you buy that you must have a certain amount of yardage on let us know by email otherwise we will send what is available. Also please give us some extra time for shipping. Our last sale took us about a week to complete shipping we do them in the order they come in but sometimes it takes quite a while to get through them all.

These are the great fabrics that just came in:


Heather Ross' Mendocino
 We have been waiting years for this haven't we? I have full bundles left so come get them before they are gone.


 And Black + White 2016 from Cotton + Steel  is here


We also have Chipper Bundles reloaded




So much fun!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chipper by Tula Pink is in ... What I am Sewing

Hey Everyone,

I neglected the blog while we were getting all of the sale orders out. It took us a full week to fill all of the orders.

Chipper by Tula Pink is in and it is gorgeous... of course! I took these pics with my new phone I think it works better than my DSLR







I decided to make a knit blanket with reverse applique as described in Alison Glass' book Modern Applique.  Rather than using a solid piece of fabric as she did in the book I decided to piece the middle layer so that different fabrics would show when I did the cut outs. I used Fibs and Fable and cut 10 inch squares then made a simple patchwork out of it.


 These are my new pot holders I made them with little charms I got from my Sewtopia Swag Bag they are almost done just binding to go.


 Last but not least I picked fabrics for a class I am taking with Elizabeth Hartman at Sewtopia Atlanta. I rarely stash fabrics from the shop because if I want to make something there is always something new to pick up and make with,.. but I fell in love with 4 collections this year that I had to make sure I kept a bit for myself. Rhoda Ruth, Blueberry Park, Sun Prints 2016, and The Lovely Hunt. This is a mix of three of them. I will use The Lovely Hunt for my class with Denyse Schmidt (Free Wheeling Single Girl). It makes me happy to use these fun beautiful fabrics.


 Hope you have the best of Thursdays!