Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Little OOPS!

If you are working on the watermelon block this month, your light green might be 1/2" short.  We don't know how this happens . . . hope you will stick with us through thick and thin (thin being our mistakes!!!!)

If you will find the center of your watermelon paper pattern and fold  a 1/8" tuck in the pattern it will reduce the size by just enough to cut your pieces with the fabrics in the kit.

We apologize for the error and any inconvenience it  may cause you.  Somewhere from the design process, to the sewing process, to the copy machine that is having issues........our pattern is a little different size than the kits allow.  Thanks for understanding and we will be happy to assist in any way to work out any issues you may have with the block.

Sign up for an Applique Class
Monday, Feb. 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Both of these classes will feature several techniques in machine applique including fusible web, interfaced applique, (looks like you did it by hand) as well as vines and circles and other tips and techniques.  Bring your own machine, learn to set it on the size and type of stitch for the style of applique you are doing.  This class will assist you in doing the invisible applique on the Saturday Sampler Quilts.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Look What's New

WE thought you might enjoy seeing a few of our new things.  The watermelon and sunflower runner and placemats can be made with the Saturday Sampler patterns. They are cheerful and make us feel like Spring.  It is early, but start now and have fresh new decor for your table!

And what is more spring-like than pinwheels!  This delightful quilt pairs Hello Sunshine, a fabric line from Riley Blake, and very easy-to-piece pinwheels and blocks.   Whip this up easily in a day.

Sign up for a class to make an adorable rug from this gorgeous fabric, Honey Honey.  We've also made a great bag and some children's clothes.  TOO cute . . . you just have to see it!
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Saturday, February 9, 2013

February Saturday Sampler

Here we are in the second month of 2013 already!  Despite the snow, many of our out of town friends came today. . . we are always so glad to see all of our Saturday ladies.

Here is our pieced block in the pink/red color way.   OOPS!  I have to fix the triangles. . . amazing what you don't see when you are in a hurry.  Maybe the lesson here is to take a deep breath and SLOW DOWN!!!

The autumn colors . . . 

For the Summer Sunshine project, we are doing the watermelon block this month.  And. . . as we promised, we introduced other samples for using the blocks.  We have an adorable watermelon and sunflower table runner, place mats and a dish towel for starters.  You have our permission to shrink the pattern for the dishtowel. 

 This gorgeous quilt was made by Gale Niemi.  We have the pattern and fabrics available.  It is
dramatic, lovely and springlike. 

 You will also want to see some of the gorgeous new fabrics arriving, including cottons and new minkee designs.  Hope to see you soon!