March 16, 2012

Jennifer Chiaverini- Community and Quilting

I've often talked with my daughter about the wonderful quilting community.  Sharing with one another our joys and our struggles.  Jennifer Chiaverini talks about the inspiration to her books and her quilting in this short video.  Makes me want to go and read and create a beautiful quilt!  
Have you read any of her books?  Which ones are your favorite?

February 29, 2012

Working with Laminate

This seven minute video is totally worth the time as Jina explains the benefits of working with laminate fabric.  In the shop we are just starting to carry laminate fabric, but as soon as more projects are on the horizon, we'll be sure to get more.  Let us know of your favorites and we'll start investigating.

February 12, 2012

Million Pillowcase Challenge

I am a big fan of supporting local charities with handmade products.  This video is helping to promote the Million Pillowcase Challenge by teaching how to make a quick and simple pillowcase.  My grandson had his tonsils out when he was just five years old.  When he got to the hospital, they let him pick out a new and special pillowcase just for him to have for his hospital stay.  It's this kind of little and simple things that can bring comfort to so many people.  Please enjoy the video and stop in the shop for some cute fabrics to start your projects and be part of the one million.

(This video is just about ten minutes long)

February 3, 2012

Strip Tube Quilting and Superbowl Savings

We have this great new product in our shop.  It's the Strip Tube Ruler!  
I'll be having a demonstration in the shop this Sunday....
Speaking of Sunday....
the ever popular Superbowl Sale will be happening again!  See below for more details:

Spend up to $50 and get 10% off
Spend between $50 and $100 and get 15% off
Spend over $100 and get 20% off

Store will be open from 10am - 3pm on Sunday, February 5th
Online Sale will be counted until February 10th.

January 28, 2012

Cindy and Jina teach "Zipper Flowers"

We have been having a lot of fun experimenting with new things in our shop.  We've got lots of fun zippers and this is just one great video on how to make some CUTE flowers!  You can find zippers on the website and if you stop in to our shop!  
Thanks to Cindy and Jina of Riley Blake Designs for another great teaching video.

January 24, 2012

Book Lover's Lunch Box

When I was in Wisconsin, my daughter and I stopped in at a local quilt shop (something I love to do when I am traveling) just to look around.  We found this pattern for the "Book Lover's Lunch Box."  Many of you have been asking if I had something like this.  The pattern is designed by Carol Dockery from Quilter by Night Designs.  It's a project that takes six fat quarters.  Because my daughter wanted to make it, she choose the line "Peaceful Planet" by Studio E Designs.  

Just look at how cute this turned out! It stands about 10 inches tall and it 8 1/2 inches wide.  It's great if you wanted to slide a water bottle into it as well.  It also has directions to make reusable/washable snack size bags.

This is another view, showing how easy a book slides into the back pocket.  
Let me know what you think about this! I love to hear your feedback.

January 22, 2012

Cindy and Jina's Bias Binding

Watch this video from Cindy and Jina of Riley Blake Designs teach how to do a bias binding for your quilt.  I learned something new from this quick 5 minute video!