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.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Saturday Sampler (Block 2) at Morganson's

Welcome to block number 2.  As with most of the blocks in the series, this block is created with 3 1/2 inch half-square triangle patches.

 You will need:
4) 3 1/2 inch background squares (block corners)
4) 4 inch background squares
4) 4 inch blue squares
2) 3 1/2 inch red
1) 4 inch red
1) 4 inch tan check

Match the 4) 4" background squares with the 4) 4" blue squares with the right sides together and the outside edges aligned.

Do the same with the 4" red and tan squares.

Follow the method described in block one instructions to create 8 blue/background triangle squares and 2 red/tan triangle squares. Square the blocks to 3 1/2 inches.

Use the photo of the block above to lay out the patches and sew together.

Yeah, block two is done!

Becky has been working extra hard this past week to get all of the blocks designed.  Not only did she finish all of her blocks but she got them sashed and bordered to finish the quilt top.

We love the way it turned out.  It ended up about 63 1/2" x 80".

Okay - here's the sales pitch.  If you would like to finish your quilt like ours, we need to know as soon as possible so we can order more fabric if needed. 

The finishing kits for the twelve block quilt that you see it will be $41.25.  If you are planning a queen size quilt you will need 25 blocks.  Finishing kit (about 96" x 96") will be $69.13.

Give us a call soon so we can get the fabric ordered (801-465-9133). 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A couple of reminders

Tomorrow (March 4) is $5.55 Friday again.  Becky found a collection of flat folds at the warehouse today.  They will all be included in the $5.55 sale. 

Don't you want to turn them into a quilt?

Get here early if you want some.

We added a bunch of other stuff to the 555 shelves as well.

See you tomorrow!

On another note:

We are starting a new block party quilt this Saturday (March 5).
As some of you know, we will be piecing a Payson temple commemorative wall hanging.

I think Becky has done a wonderful job of designing this quilt.  The finished quilt measures about 41" x 48 1/2".  The cost will be $10.00 to sign up and $4.00 per session.  We have 10 sessions planned.  Please call us if you would like to be included (801-465-9133).