Thursday June 30, 2021

Hi all!

I hope you're having a good summer so far! It seems like everyone here has recently mixed family into their schedules of working at the store, and still managed to spend time sewing! Amazing women!

Lots of new models to tell you about!

Mary finished RIVERSIDE KNOLL, a Kim Diehl quilt.

Also available, kits for SIMPLE WHATNOTS MINI QUILTS.

These are also classic Kim Diehl designs which we just can't get enough of!

Each kit has small amounts of 24 to 32 different fabrics from the Right As Rain collection.

Kirsten finished a new FLANNEL BABY QUILT. She started with a darling PANEL, pieced a few HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES and "voila" - a quilt!

OK, Rita quilted it! With two machines running, did you know that we currently have a very timely turn-around? Bring in those quilt tops for us to QUILT, before the post-summer rush.

Plan ahead. Tablerunners & placemats make great gifts!

Take advantage of our PLACEMATS/RUNNER quilting special. For a limited time, only $40! A GREAT DEAL! Ask us about the details. This special will end soon!

Placemats must fit alongside the long runner on a 54" long x 45" width of fabric (for the backing), and we'll quilt them all at the same time.

Here's a pattern suggestion, but any design will work.

I am ALMOST finished hand stitching the binding on my FLAMINGO BAY quilt.

I added another border. 60" x 80" is a better size to nap under. ;)

There are just a few kits remaining. They have enough fabric for you to make it as big as I made mine.

My latest WILLIAM MORRIS quilt is quilted and ready for me to add binding.

It is called BRICK STREET and is in Fabric Cafe's FAST & FUN book.

Donna Robertson's patterns that call for 1 yard cuts of 3 different fabrics, always include enough for the binding.

For this quilt I used 2 yards each of 3 fabrics, and followed her instructions, enlarging to twin-size. Generously sized, it fits comfortably on top of my queen-size bed.

You can find my latest WISDOM WEDNESDAY on our Youtube channel, where I talk about the ECONOMY BINDING I'm doing on this quilt.

And you can see some of my FAVORITE NOTIONS and GADGETS that I use all the time! ;)

New Classes:

Great news! Cheri' is returning with one more MACHINE QUILTING ON YOUR DOMESTIC MACHINE quilting class - Saturday July 16.

Cheri' will cover basics including free-motion, walking foot & ruler work.

?Thursday September 15 - 1st of 12 monthly classes
?Morning & evening sessions available
?Classic WING & A PRAYER pattern

If you are a fan of templates or have always wanted to know more, she will add PERFECT PATCHWORK TEMPLATE instructions each month.

All new EVENING SKY TONGA BATIK fabric shown coming soon, OR make it unique!

We'll happily help you choose fabrics that speak to you, batiks, solids & cotton prints all work fine.


We will be on FACEBOOK LIVE, Friday at 1 pm.

We will be open our normal Saturday hours, 10 to 4.

The store will be CLOSED MONDAY July 4th so the staff can continue to join in family fun or relax in our air conditioned sewing rooms, as the case may be. :)

Watch for new models emerging!!

Regular Store Hours: Monday - Friday 10 - 5, Saturday 10 - 4
Closed Monday July 4th.

Online Sunday - Saturday, always open ;)

Hope to see you soon, and have a safe 4th of Jully,

PS - Are you trying to remember something I mentioned last week? You can always find copies of my previous eletters on my website.

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