Thursday, May 30, 2013

Speaking of Class

You'll want to join us for one of the coming classes. 
What Was She Thinking - June 8, 10:00 a.m. after Saturday Sampler
This has been a very popular and much requested class.  Learn great pointers for making this charming rug, wall hanging, or table topper. We'll help you choose colors if you desire. $10.00 fee.
Good to be Square - June 15, 9:00 a.m.
This beautiful geometric quilt will take on the personality of fabrics you choose.  We have kits available in gorgeous warm batiks, or make it in bold prints, pretty posies, masculine fabrics or cute as a square button prints.  An informative class for the beginning or advanced quilter.  $10.00 fee.
Need a get-away???  Call us for a Retreat . . .!  We'll arrange dinner on Friday night, sew as late as you'd like, stay over, and sew all day Saturday.  Or it can last even longer if desired.  We'll have kits, new projects, demonstrations and give you lots of new ideas.  Just give us a call to schedule . . . whether it is five or fifteen . . . we'll provide the fun.

You'll want to see our new Java Batik Macchiato fabrics, here is a photo that hardly does them justice.

We also have new minkee chevrons and tone on tone patterns. A great new line of Timber Lodge Flannel and new ruffled fabrics.  Hop on in and take a look!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

From all of us at Valley Fabric Shop, we'd like to wish you a very happy Mother's Day.  We hope the weather is sunny, the food delicious, and your family is thoughtful!

And . . . here are the new blocks for Saturday Sampler.  We began a new project for the applique group . . . something "quilty". . . and hope you like it as much as we do.

As we have also promised, here are a couple of different ways to use the block.  First, a sewing machine cover. . . make one for yourself and one to give as a gift.  What "stitchin" girl wouldn't love to receive one of these.  Notice the cute spool blocks on the back.  We have kits that contain everything including buttons, binding and backing. 


And. . . another great project is this large bag for carrying quilting supplies to a class or retreat or even a weekend get-away. The Saturday block we designed makes the front pocket and on the inside is a bolt covered with batting and fabric; a removeable  pressing surface.  We love it!


For the autumn  and the  pink/green quilts, you will make another of the same blocks we made last month. To see a  photo, look under the April Saturday Sampler posting.   If you are appliquing the vine, just make sure you are placing it in the right direction.  It should be a mirror image of April's block.

You have cream and green fabric from last month, so this month's kits will contain only the vine and leaf colors, or the vine and flower colors.    Happy Stitching!
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Saturday Sampler Help

For the April Saturday Sampler block, you will make a choice.  You will either make the applique block . . . OR . . . the pieced block.  You do not make both blocks.  At the beginning of the year, we had several people ask for an option to the applique blocks.  The pieced block is that option.  Choose to make the block you desire, but you will only make ONE.
We apologize for any misunderstanding and will certainly answer any questions you might have.
Another reminder about the April kits: there is extra fabric that you will use for the May block.  Save the pieces you have left over, do not discard them or use them for another project.   You will make a similiar (not identical) block in May and the May kit will contain the remaining fabrics you will need to complete the block for that month.
Hopefully this makes things a little more clear, if not give us a call.  We appreciate every one of you and hope you are enjoying this year's project.  They finished quilts will be lovely.
Happy sewing, and hope to see you soon!