Thursday, October 25, 2012

Win This Basket

New promotion going on until December 15th.  Each time you sign up and pay for a class or make a purchase of at least $25.00 enter your name to win this basket.  Included are five patterns, 7 P&B Suede fat quarters, Stonehenge chips, basting pins, fabric grips, rotary cutting blade, steam a steam 2 and a cute chicken pin cushion.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Picking Colors

A lot of people (myself included at times) have a hard time picking out several fabrics that will go together.  Thought I would pass on some of the methods I use.

The first and easiest method is to pick a bolt of fabric off the shelf.  It doesn't even need to be a fabric you are going to use in your quilt.  Just a bolt that you love the colors used.   Then you use the color dots on the selvage picking fabrics as close to the colors of the dots that you can.  The designers have already done all the work for you in putting together colors that work together.

Another idea a lady told me about years ago was to wear a piece of clothing to the fabric store that you loved all the colors in.  You won't have color dots but you can match colors of fabric to your shirt, skirt or handbag.  Again all the work has been done for you by the designer.   A vase, a note card or even a small landscape are all good sources to help you pick fabrics.

My favorite method lately is to use pre-cuts since they are already coordinated for you and then pull in a few blenders that look good with the whole line.

If anyone has any other great ideas be sure and pass them along.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

On the Shelf

Moda's Gypsy Girl layer cakes, charms and yardage is now on the shelf.

Just in time for a few layer cake class (free with purchase) next friday morning.  Just come in the shop, purchase a layer cake and register for this fun class.

Also remember that today (Saturday October 13th) is double punch day on your yard card for full yards purchased.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

What's New!!

When you order fabric from Moda you usually get the pre-cuts in first, followed by the yardage.  New pre-cuts are tucked away for now until the yardage arrives but just received two Moda sets.  One is called Gypsy Girl and is nice bright colors and the other is Morris Apprentice created by Barbara Brackman that is darker and more subdued colors.  Both are very nice and will be out on the shelves soon.

In addition Halloween fabric is now discounted 20%.  All the jelly rolls are gone but we still have layer cakes and yardage.

Last item is quilt tops.  We have many quilt tops that were made as class samples or samples to showcase a specific pattern or fabric line.  We have way to many to take the time to get quilted and bound so we have been measuring them so we can start offering them for sale for you to finish up.   They all include the binding that has already been made up and a couple of them even include backing fabric that has already been cut.   Keep an eye out in the store as I try and figure how how to display these tops, or if you are interested come in and ask me and I will be glad to show you what is available.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Discount Room

In the last couple of days approximately 20 bolts of fabric and some layer cakes have been added to the discount room to make room for more new fabrics.  Come in and take a look.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Another Customer Show and Tell

Kathy and I took the Spicy Spiral table runner class from Jane a couple of weeks ago.  Kathy brought hers into show me yesterday.  Such an elegant table runner for Christmas.  She must have liked the class because she is talking about making another one of these.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Looks Like a Fun Class

This quilt is called Interlude and will be taught by Barbara.  She said that anyone that can sew a good 1/4 inch seam can make this quilt, so great for a confident beginner to someone that has been quilting for years.  It is made by slicing into a large square and adding long strips between, slicing it the other way and inserting more strips.  That way it looks like you used lots of small pieces but didn't.  I still can't figure out how it then all lines up but I am intrigued by the pattern and love the way her sample turned out.  Batiks are always my favorite!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mystery Monday Sale

Today's mystery monday sale (ok not actually a mystery since I am posting it here) is buy 3 regularly priced fat quarters and get a 4th free today only!!