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Thursday, December 4, 2014

First Friday!

Wanted to let you know a few things:

First - just a reminder that tomorrow (Dec. 5) is our monthly first Friday sale.  Select fabrics only $5.55 per yard!

Second - We will be using the "Unforgettable" line of fabrics for the December mystery quilt.  Some of the fabrics are pictured below.  The mystery quilt will be on the last Tuesday of December between Christmas and New Years.

Third - we have some border kits prepared for the block party quilt we are working on.  The border kit will make the quilt queen size (about 94 x 109 inches).  The border kits have several color choices and will cost $47.20.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mod Squares - November mystery quilt

So sorry it has taken a while to get this tutorial posted.  We sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We enjoyed a few days away from the shop and got the Christmas tree up.  I've got to say, I sure enjoy having kids willing and able to string all the Christmas lights on the tree.  I don't enjoy that job as much as I once did.

This month's quilt may be one of the quickest quilts we have done.  It is comprised of four big blocks and a little sashing.  The border is optional.

Cut four big blocks from the focus fabric.

Sew the 3 inch black strips around the big blocks.

Randomly sew the 5 inch squares together to create 8 sets with 5 squares and 8 sets with 7 squares.  Sew these sections to the bordered block.

Sew a 3 inch black strip between two of the big blocks.  Repeat with the remaining two.  Sew a 3 inch strip between the resulting two sections and one to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Sew a 3 inch strip to both sides of the quilt.  At this point, the quilt finishes about 72 inches square.

(The quilt kind of folded in so you can't see the black all the way around but it's there.)

We added the optional 4 inch borders to the sides and 8 inch borders to the top and bottom.

My arms couldn't stretch wide enough to hold out the whole quilt but I think you get the idea.  With the optional borders the quilt finishes 79 x 87 inches.

We cut a few extra kits.  If you would like one we will honor the $29.00 price through the end of this week.  

Have fun!

We will post a photo of December's mystery fabrics toward the end of the week.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Today's blocks

These are the blocks we are working on today.

Don't forget the mystery quilt next Tuesday.  We still have a few kits left if you haven't signed up yet. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Session 7 block party blocks

Here are the block photos for session seven.  Sorry I didn't get them up sooner (since it is almost time for session 8).  The bottom one is a little fuzzy but I think you can get the color placement okay.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, November 14, 2014

"Wintertime" redone

We have redone last month's mystery quilt in Buggy Barn fabrics.  It has a slightly different feel with the darker fabrics.  We are pleased with the way it worked out.

Becky is cutting kits as I am creating this post since several of you had asked for them. 

The kits should be ready this afternoon (Friday) so come and get 'em.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Five fifty five Friday

Tomorrow (Nov. 7) is Five fifty five Friday!  Becky just got back from the warehouse with new fabrics.  Stop in tomorrow for a great deal.

 We will be using fabrics from the Mod Studio collection for our November mystery quilt.  Here is a photo of some of the fabrics.

 It will be fun to see the creation Becky comes up with.  (It will make a great Christmas gift for the Mod girl in your life.)
Call us at 801-465-9133 to sign up.  Help us spread the word by telling all of your friends - the more the merrier!