July 2, 2021
Hi all!

Oh, happy July!  I love July!  4th of July, then Lily's birthday and then my birthday!  So much cake!  Love it!  ;)

Check out this chalk-board inspired BIRTHDAY FABRIC from Alexander Henry.

Our selection of PATRIOTIC FABRICS keeps growing.  MODA has introduced a sweet collection called HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS AMERICANA.
RED, WHITE & BLUE,just a collection of small prints, nice for all sorts of projects!  Come check them out, or click here.

HOT TIP!  Did you know, you can always see the NEWEST on our web site by choosing SORT BY: then select NEWEST from the "order by" drop down menu!  Voila! ;)

This is the time of year we watch for the sweet corn stand to open on Main Street.  How convenient!  

I so appreciate the efforts made by everyone to provide our town with this service - starting with the Gaeddert Farms family, right on down to these kids who get up at the crack of dawn to haul the fresh picked corn onto the trailer and then on in to Newton and spend the whole day sitting in the un-airconditioned stand!  What a summer job!  Thank you!

Check out this latest panel, FARMER'S PRAYER, from WING AND A PRAYER DESIGNS.  Designer Toni grew up about 30 miles from here, and we've been selling these like hot-cakes!  We finally have enough to offer on-line.  CLICK HERE.

The quilt is finished with earthy BATIKS from the TONGA CANYON collection.

I also love this new fabric from THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC.

We're getting ready to start our HUMBLE & HEARTFELT StitchAlong.  Just a few kits left.  CLICK HERE.

Kim Diehl's design is a classic, in fresh, warm colors.  Perfect for any RETRO or VINTAGE MODERN FARMHOUSE look, this quilt will be fun to make.

The blocks can easily be made using Marti Michell's TEMPLATE SET Q.  If you're doing our SECOND SATURDAY, you've already got the templates!

Kits with all fabrics as shown, almost gone, CLICK HERE.

In addition to wonderful COTTON PRINTS, we've also got lots of SOLID COLOR COTTONS.  

Just added, TULA PINK's solids.  She says you should stop in and pick up a few right now! ;)

Expected later this summer, more Tula Solids, Dragon's Breath and Unicorn Poop. They are really great colors! Pastels too!  LOL

We also pride ourself in our great selection of NEARLY SOLID basics.  Check out the latest from FIGO, called SERENITY.

I just finished my second version of Running Doe's KALEIDOSCOPE.  Big Butterflies!  This time I was inspired by RUBY STAR's rich, dark colors and the whimsical prints & "nearly solid" basics.

This project was made all the easier by using CUTTING CORNERS RULER from Cozy Quilt Designs. 

I love a good, versatile ruler, and this is the best I've found for cutting corners.  I see that there is another new one on the market, but I still think Cozy Quilt's is the best technique!

I just discovered ACORN PRECISION PIECING PRODUCTS.  And I am excited!  The Precision Piecing STARTER SET is my favorite NEW NOTION in a long time!

I started using it minutes after it arrived in the store this week and I am thrilled!  The product and technique work to provide a super flat patchwork that goes together even better!

The "marker" style pen applies a line of Easy Press Solution to the seam line, so when you press, it stays SUPER FLAT!  
When you need to really, really match seams, the Seam Align Glue does the job temporarily with nothing sticky to gum the needle.

Listen for our announcement of a full presentation  of this and more ACORN PRECISION PIECING PRODUCTS in the coming weeks, but I want you to know about it right now, as if, like me, you are in the middle of something with narrow pieces, bias edges, matching lots of seams, you NEED THIS NOW! ;)

Kirsten & I will be LIVE on FACEBOOK at 1 pm central time, TODAY!  FRIDAY!  We have a little bit of B&C (hint, hint).  Oh, ok, I'll tell you . . . yes, Bonnie & Camille are today's FACEBOOK LIVE featured designers!  Bargains, bargains, bargains!

Check out all our Facebook videos here

I recently read an inverview that talked about the colors in the water around the Bahamas.  For me, this quilt captures it!  FANTASY from Wing And A Prayer is actually a reality in some parts of our world, and you should check it out, hanging in our 710 N Main Street in Newton, store now.  KITS AVAILABLE.

As you can see in this photo, we have lots of fun stuff to explore in the store that doesn't always make it to the online store.  Hope you can make it in sometime.

We will be open today until 5, open Saturday 10 to 4 and CLOSED MONDAY JULY 5.

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!  
Hope to see you soon,

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