Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Class

Have you ever seen some of McKenna Ryan's machine applique?  It is all wonderful with lots of detail.   Cindy is going to be offering a class from the Home Tweet Home series.  Either a traditional wall hanging with borders can be made or it can be stretched over a canvas like shown in this picture.

Since taking the picture crystals have been added to the centers of the flowers and it really made it pop.  Be sure and take a look at it the next time you are in the shop.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New In the Shop

New in the shop in the last week or so are Northcott Stonehenge Stars and Stripes FQ bundles.  Each bundle contains 10 Fat Quarters of the Stars and Stripes line plus one Patriotic Panel.  Enough fabric in this bundle to make a nice sized quilt.

Also just in the shop is one of Moda's newest releases of pre-cuts and yardage.  This new line is called Enchanted Gardens.  This picture can't do justice to the wonderful colors in this line.   Come in and take a look.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Spiral

A little while ago I posted a picture of the stack of fat quarters I had picked out to all go together.  This is the  resulting project, I sat in on Jane's Spicy Spiral table runner class on monday and just finished the top stitching.  

The green pops a little more than I would have liked but I still love the results.

Remember if you are on our mailing list you received a coupon on the bottom of the last email good for 20% off any one regularly priced item (restrictions apply)  good today and tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday Mystery Sale

Monday tends to be the slowest day at the shop, many of the shops in Leonardtown are not even open that day.   I decided to start a monday mystery sale to encourage more people to come in on mondays. 

Yesterday's sale was 20% off rotary cutters and replacement rotary blades.  Stop in next monday to see what the mystery sale will be. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Shop Sample

One of the fun things I get to do at the shop is sew up some of the shop samples to showcase a pattern, a fabric line or both.  This is what I worked on this week between customers.  The pattern is called Sidelights and incorporates a printed panel into the quilt.  The fabric is the Northcott Stonehenge Christmas line. 

This was a fairly quick and easy quilt to do and I love the results. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Picking Fabrics

Sometimes if a project calls for more than 5 or 6 fabrics I have a hard time making a decision even with a whole store to shop in.  I am going to be sitting in on the Spicy Spiral table runner class next week and needed 8 fat quarters.  I had no problem pulling 5 or 6 fall fabrics I like together but coming up with the 7th and 8th took me over an hour. 

This is my final selection and I still am not sure how it is going to turn out.

When the top is done I will be sure and post a picture.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Another New Class

The very talented Joyce McComas is going to be guest teaching at the shop this cute little winter cottage (Lollipop Lane) in October.  Wouldn't this look great hanging in your house not only during the holidays but all winter long?

I love the use of yo yos and rick rack as the decorations. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Class

This beautiful fall runner is a new class being offered this month on the 12th and the 25th.  Wouldn't this runner look great on your table for autumn? 

Check out our class scheduled on for class times.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Customer Recommendation

From time to time we special order items for customers or order things for the shop that customers have recommended.  A couple of customers recently recommended using Retayne Color Fixative on dark hand dyed fabrics or batiks so I now have a few bottles in the shop.

 Fabric dyes are much better than they used to be but from time to time there are certain ones that continue to bleed after the initial wash and you sure don't want that on a just finished quilt.  I am told that this product works great and is easy to use.   Have some black batik in the show now that I might just have to try it out on. 


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Do You Recycle?

Do you recycle in your every day life?  I know we take bottles and cans to the recycle center, have turned old jeans into a picnic quilt and try to repurpose when we can. 

I have never tried "Green Batting" but decided to order a couple for the shop as many people have said they have tried and liked them.  These Quilters Dream Green Queen battings that just came in are made from recycled plastic bottles. 

Usually when you purchase items made with recycled goods they are just as expensive or more so because of the additional processing.  This is one case where you can be green and save money at the same time as these queens sized battings cost about 1/3 less than regular battings so give them a try and let us know how you like them.