Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tomorrow (May 6) is Five Fifty Five Friday!

We have added some great stuff to the shelves for the $5.55 sale tomorrow!

Come and get it! 

We'll have treats to start the Mother's day weekend right.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Saturday Sampler (block 4)

Block 4

For block 4 you will need:
8) 4" background squares
4) 4" red check squares
4) 4" red fireworks squares

Draw a diagonal line on the back of all eight background squares. 

Match the four red fireworks squares with four of the lighter background squares. 

Match the four red check squares with four lighter background squares.

Place the squares right sides together with the outside edges aligned. 

Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line. 

Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2 inches and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the darker fabrics. 

Use the photo above to arrange and sew the half square triangles to form the block.

April mystery (Dashing)

Sorry we are a few days late getting the tutorial up on the blog.  As usual, I think Becky has created a wonderful quilt.  We hope you love it.

Cut all of the pieces as outlined in the instructions.  There isn't a whole lot of extra fabric so cut carefully.  (We included a cutting diagram with the pattern to help you get all the needed pieces from each of the prints.)

Begin by sewing the plum border strips around the center section of the quilt.

Next sew the six and one half inch squares randomly around the quilt.  We placed the 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch rectangles in the center position top and bottom.

Sew another plum border strip to all four sides of the quilt.

Finish the quilt with churn dash blocks.  For each churn dash block you will need:
1) 3 1/2 inch center square (not shown in photo below)
2) 4 inch squares (same fabric as center square).
2) 4 inch contrasting squares
1) strip (same as center square)
1) strip of the contrast fabric.

Before you start sewing the churn dash blocks you may want to take the time to match the fabrics for each block to ensure even color distribution.

Begin by sewing the contrasting strips together along the length of the strip.  Press open.

Cut the sewn strips into 4) 3 1/2 inch segments.

Place a contrasting 4" square, right sides together, with a 4" background square.  Make sure the outside edges are aligned.  Draw a diagonal line on the back of one of the squares.  (You can barely see the diagonal line but it is there.)

Sew 1/4 inch on both sides of the line.  Cut on the line.

Square the triangles to 3 1/2 inches.  (You know we love the Quilt in a Day ruler for this.) 

Trim the corners on each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.  Press open.

Repeat to create 4) half square triangles for each block.

Sew the half square triangles, rails and center square together as shown.  (Hint: press toward the rails so the seams will nestle when the three sections are sewn together.)
Repeat to create a total of 22 churn dash blocks.

Sew the blocks together to create two rows with four blocks in each row.  Sew these to the top and bottom of the quilt. Create two more rows with seven blocks in each row.  Sew these to the sides of the quilt.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

The May mystery quilt fabrics are shown below.  We will be creating the same quilt in two different colorways.  The civil war prints will include cream/tan background fabric while the spring collection will be completed with white background fabrics. 

Sign up for one or both while supplies are available.

And...don't forget the $5.55 First Friday sale coming up this week - on Friday, of course.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New fabric line

We just got in a new line from Moda!

"Bee Creative" by designer Deb Strain.

Come claim some for your own.

We still have room for next weeks mystery quilt - give us a call.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

It may be April fool's day

It may be April fool's day tomorrow but the $5.55 first Friday prices are no joke.

We are, even now adding fresh fabric to the shelves in preparation for the sale.

Come give it a happy home for only $5.55 per yard!

See ya tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March mystery (Joseph's amazing quilt)

Thank you for participating in our mystery quilt program.  We are grateful for your support.  The quilts are a great value and would love to have even more folks participate.  Please continue to encourage your friends to take advantage of our mystery quilt program.

This month's design is a fun sew without a lot of meticulous cutting. 

We were privileged to be hosted in the home of a wonderful lady in Seattle when we were their for our son's wedding reception last December.  She had a quilt on her guest bed that intrigued us.  It became the inspiration for the mystery quilt this month.

This quilt is kind of an extemporaneous thing.  Follow the instructions included in the pattern for cutting all of the strips.

No two should look exactly alike so don’t stress too much over placement.  The quilt is created with 6½ and 5½ inch wide rows.  

 Sew combinations of 3)2½ inch wide strips along the length to equal 6½ inches.  

 Sew 2) 3½ inch strips to create 6½ inch widths.   

Sew a combination of 1)2½ and 1) 3½ inch wide strips to equal the 5½ inch widths.  

If you have leftover narrow strips sew the same sizes end to end to add a little more variety.  

As you sew these combinations, experiment with different lengths so the seam lines are more staggered and random. 

Sew all of the 6½ inch widths together randomly end to end to create one really long strip. 

Do the same with the 5½ inch wide strips. 

Press the long rows and cut into 65” lengths. Randomly sew the 65” rows together to create the quilt. 

We ended up with leftover 5½ and 6½ inch strips that were not 65 inches long.  To utilize these, we trimmed the 6½ inch leftover to 5½ inches wide and sewed to the end of the leftover 5 ½ inch piece.  We were able to add one more row to the quilt. 

Our quilt ended up about 65" x 91" before laundering.  It took about 5 yards of fabric to back the quilt.  We sewed 2) 72" pieces together (along the length) and pieced the remaining yard to create the needed length for the back. 

We love the crinkled, worn look that comes from washing the quilt.  This really was a fun, fast sew.  Hope you enjoy it.

We have a few extra kits.  If you come in today we will honor the mystery quilt price of only $29.00.  Tomorrow they will be regular retail price (which is still a great deal).

The April mystery quilt will be created using the Isabella collection from Penny Rose Fabrics.  To reserve yours - give us a call at 801-465-9133.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Saturday Sampler (Block 3)

 Block 3

For block 3 you will need:

8) 4" light (background) squares
4) 4" red squares
4) 4" blue squares

Draw a diagonal line on the back of all of the light squares.

Match the four red squares with 4 of the light squares making sure the right sides of the fabric are facing and the outside edges are aligned.  Match the four blue squares with the remaining light squares.

Sew 1/4 inch on both sides of the line and then cut on the diagonal line.  Square each of the resulting 1/2 square triangles to 3 1/2 inches.  Press toward the darker fabric.  Arrange as in the photo at the top of the tutorial and sew the squares together to create the block.