Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Quilt sample sale just in time for Christmas

We are having a  sample quilt blowout sale - several quilts just $99.00!  Check out our face book page ( to view photos or stop by the shop to see them all.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


This month's quilt is a simple but timeless 25 patch.  I view it as a reminder of the beauty that can be found in the simple things in life.  Hope you like it!

Just a note - trim the selvage's carefully - especially when cutting the sashing strips.  You need to get 4) 10 1/2 inch pieces from each 42 inch strip. 

Follow the directions to cut the needed pieces.

Begin by sewing the 2 1/2 inch strips into sets.  Set A will be a coral, yellow, coral, yellow, coral as seen in the bottom half of the photo below.  Create 4 sets.

Set B will be yellow, coral, yellow, coral, yellow.  As seen in the top half of the photo.  Create 3 of these sets.  Press all fabric toward the coral.

Sub cut these into 2 1/2 inch sections as seen below.

Cut 60 from set A and 40 from set B.

Sew 5 strips together starting with a set A and alternating with a set B to form the 25 patches.

Create 20 - twenty five patches.

Sew a sashing strip between four of the twenty five patch blocks.  Do not sew one on the ends.

Create 5 rows of sashed blocks.

Sew a blue cornerstone between 4 of the sashing pieces as shown below.

Create 4 sashing rows.  Sew these rows between the five block rows.

Sew the 2 1/2 inch first border all around the quilt.  Sew on the final borders.  Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

Thanks for participating in our mystery quilt program.  We are planning on using fabrics from the Cruiser Boulevard line for the December quilt.  See the representation below.

Because of the holidays we will be doing the December mystery quilt on December 17th.

Friday, November 22, 2013

November mystery quilt fabrics

Better late than never, right?

We finally got the fabric for November's mystery quilt.  Becky is cutting and sewing as I am typing.  Not to give the pattern away but she has planned a very traditional quilt using just four fabrics from Riley Blake's Calliope collection.  The fabrics are shown below.

It will be another beautiful quilt and space is available.  Give us a call at 801-465-9133!

Friday, November 1, 2013

All Wrapped Up!

We love the way this one turned out - and it's quick and easy!
Have fun.
To create the flying geese bows, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 5 1/2 inch grey squares. (The printed instructions said red or green square - they should say grey.)   Center a 5 1/2 inch square in the middle of a 7 inch red or green square with the right sides facing each other. 


Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line.  Cut on the line.
Press seams toward the larger triangle.
Place the two pressed halves right sides together with the outside edges aligned and the opposite fabrics touching.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner - perpendicular to the seams.  Sew
1/4 inch on each side of the line. 
Cut on the line.  Make a small snip in the seam allowance halfway between the two seams.  This allows you to press in opposite directions. 
I just dropped our camera and broke it or I would take another photo to illustrate this step - sorry.
 Press the block.  Square the flying gees to 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.  We love the Quilt in a Day flying geese rulers for this.  For this project you will need the 2 x 4 inch (finished size) flying geese ruler.
The Quilt in a Day folks have done a wonderful tutorial on the whole flying geese process.  You can find it with the following link. . 
Repeat the process to create eight red flying geese and eight green flying geese.  You've got the hardest part done!
Sew a grey 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch grey rectangle to both ends of the flying geese.
Create the packages by sewing  2 x 10 inch red or green strip between matching 5 x 10 inch package rectangles. 
Sew a flying geese bow unit to the top of a package block.
Repeat to create a total of 16 packages, eight with green ribbon and eight with red ribbon.
Arrange the packages into 4 rows with 4 packages in each row.  Sew a 2 x 12 inch sashing between each of the blocks in the row.
I chose to use corner stones sewn into the horizontal sashing to make it a little easier to keep all of the blocks aligned properly.  Sew three of the 2 inch squares between four of the 2 x 11 inch sashing strips.  Create three strips and sew between the package rows aligning the corner stones with the vertical sashing pieces. 
Sew the 2 inch gray strips all around the quilt. 
Sew the 4 inch border strips to both sides.
Sew the 7" border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt.
Layer with the back and batting and quilt as desired.
Bind and enjoy!
We haven't decided on the fabrics for the November mystery quilt yet.  We will post them as soon as we do so check back.  Thanks.
If you are in the area, please join us for our Holiday Framing Open House on November 8th (10 - 6) and 9th (10 - 4).  All custom framing orders placed during the open house will receive a 20% discount.
Like quilts, Custom framing makes a wonderful, personalized gift.


Just a little "heads up"

The BYU film department is busy transforming our little main street into a movie set.  The street is closed to auto traffic but they assured us there will be minimal interruption of foot traffic for the next few days.  This will affect those of you coming to block party tomorrow morning.  You may want to park in back of the city library and walk through the breezeway.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Tomorrow we will be working on "the snowman in the yard" block.  Here is a color photo to help with placement.  Have a great day!

We are working on the October mystery quilt tutorial.  It should be posted later today.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Hexies

It's mystery quilt day here at Morganson's.  Thanks to you all for participating.

Becky has been wanting to do a hexagon quilt for a while now.  I guess this is the month, so here is our version.

Your kit has 10 different 5 1/2 inch strips to cut the hexagons from.  (Actually, you will cut two strips from the large red floral.)  You can leave the strips folded and stack several at a time to make the cutting go faster.  Make a copy of the hexagon template.  Align the top and bottom of the hexagon template with the top and bottom of the fabric strips.  Align the edge of a ruler with the angled side of the hexagon template.  

Cut through the entire width of the fabric.  Align the ruler with the other  angle and cut through the width of the entire strip.  (Save the triangles to complete the bonus throw pillow.)  Trim the left side of the hexagon.  Move the template and cut again.  You will need 6 hexagons from each strip of fabric for a total of 60 hexagons.  (Four of the hexagons will not be used.) 


Select three of the hexagons to cut in half.  Cut from point to point as shown below. 

Trim 1/2 inch off the center cut of each of the half hexagons.



Trim the pink background piece to 42 x 55 inches.  I recommend leaving the fabric folded and cutting exactly 21 inches from the fold.  This way you can use the fold line to help with the placement of the hexagons.  Find a place where you can lay out the entire background.  Arrange the hexagons as shown below.  The center row should line up on the center crease.  The hexagons should be spaced about 1 inch apart. 
As you can see the half hexies fill in the spaces on the top and bottom. 

When you are satisfied with the placement of the hexagons, glue them in place with Elmer’s washable school glue.  Allow the glue time to dry and then stitch a very scant ¼ inch around each of the hexagons.  Sew on the borders.
Quilt as desired.  Bind the quilt and then toss it in the washer and dryer to fluff up the raw edges.  Trim any long strands and enjoy.

We used the little scrap triangles to create a bonus throw pillow. 
All you need to do is arrange the triangles to create the hexagons.  Sew the triangles together and press. 

Create six pieced hexagons.  Arrange on an 18 inch background square as shown in the photo above.  Glue in place with Elmer's washable school glue.  Sew a scant 1/4 inch around the edge of each of the pieced hexagons.   Quilt as desired and launder to fluff up the raw edges. 
Square the quilted block to 16 1/2 inches. 
For the back cut 2 rectangles 12 x 16 1/2 inches.  Fold down 1 inch of the long edge on both halves. 
Then fold over one more time on each one. Press. Top stitch the hems.  Place the rectangles against the quilted front with the right sides together.  The hemmed edges of the rectangles will be overlapping, raw edges aligned.  Stitch 1/4 inch all the way around.  Turn right side out and insert a 16 inch pillow form.
We are basing October's mystery quilt on the mystique collection of fabrics with a dash of color added.
Give us a call at 801-465-9133 to reserve a kit.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sample quilt sale

We have some wonderful quilts for sale. 

These were used as samples here at the shop and are now 20% off! 
Christmas will be here before you know it.  Save a little stress with a completed project.  We won't tell anyone you didn't make it! 

Please pass the word to your friends!

Giddy up in Gingham
about 56 x 62 inches
Reg. $175.00
Sale: $140.00


about 54 x 66 inches
Reg. $175.00
Sale: $140.00

A Walk through the Park
about 70 x 86 inches
Reg. $263.00
Sale: $210.00

Romance Roses
about 72 x 86 inches
Reg. $345.00
Sale: $275.00

Cheery Cherry Picnic
about 56 x 68 inches
Reg. $200.00
Sale: $160.00

Star in a Star
about 68 x 84 inches
Reg. $300.00
Sale: $240.00
(The colors in this photo are pale compared to the actual quilt. 
 The yellow backgrounds are more of a rich, buttercream color.)

Citrus Cheesecake
about 54 x 70
Reg. $160.00
Sale: $128.00

We have more - stop by the shop to look if you can.
If you see something of interest give us a call at 801-465-9133.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On the go

This month's mystery quilt turned out to be another quick and easy sew.  Hope you all like it!  Thanks so much for participating!

Here's the tutorial.

Sew a 2 x 5 ½ inch gold strip to opposite sides of 21 of the 5 ½ inch squares.  Press toward the gold. 
Sew a 2 x 8 ½ inch gold to the remaining two sides of each of the squares. 

Press toward the gold. 

Repeat using the 2 inch blue strips on the remaining 21 squares.

Sew the squares into seven rows with six squares in each row.  Alternate the blue and the gold squares.


 Sew the 1 ½ inch stripe border around the entire quilt.

To create the half square triangles, draw a diagonal line on the back of all of the 5 inch orange squares. 

 Place the squares, right sides together with the blue 5 inch squares.  Sew one quarter inch on each side of the line.  Cut on the line.  Square the blocks to 4 ½ inches.

Sew 2 rows of 12 blocks together for the top and bottom of the quilt. 

 Sew a 1 ½ x 4 ½ inch rectangle to each end of the two rows.  Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt with the blue on the outside.  Be careful to align the half square triangles with the blocks in the quilt.  (Two triangles should align perfectly with the width of a block.) 

Sew two rows of 14 blocks together.  Sew a 4 ½ x 5 ½ inch rectangle to each end of both rows.  Sew to each side of the quilt.  

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

We are hoping to use the "Hello Sunshine" collection from Riley Blake for September's mystery quilt.  You can see the fabrics at


Friday, August 23, 2013

Noah's Ark quilt

We promised a photo for those that did the Noah's Ark quilt to help with the block placement.  Sorry it has taken so long but here it is. 

A photo of the entire quilt

A little larger detail of the top half.

A little larger detail of the bottom half
 Thanks to those of you who participated!

If you didn't get to participate but like the quilt,  we are working to have the pattern available soon.  Please check back with us.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New block party

Becky is working on the next block party which is scheduled to begin August 10th.

Here is a sneak peek at some of  the blocks she has created.

As you can see it will be a snowman sampler. 

We call it "No People like Snow People". 

The block party will be $10.00 to sign up and $5.00 per block. 

Hope you can join the fun.  Give us a call at 801-465-9133 to sign up.