Friday March 25, 2022
Aren't these just the cutest flat-head pins?! Included in the package are the hearts and butterflies in various colors. Very cute, and practical. Long, thin straight pins with a flat head come in very handy!
We recently added this entire assortment of LOVE NOTIONS from Prym. CLICK HERE.
Aren't these AQUA notions too cute?!
For Easter, instead of colorful candy, why not give your favorite quilter or "wannabe" quilter a hand-made basket with a colorful assortment of new notions?!
Use this easy to weave basket PATTERN. Custom choose the fabric to match the room or the notions. Either way, super cute gift with no calories!
This basket pattern is from Aunties Two, and is made using very stiff interfacing. You can cut your own, or purchase from us a roll that is cut just the right width. How cool is that?! Click here.
Or maybe you'll find another fast, fun little carry-all in this new book, IT TAKES TWO! From the talented duo known as Me And My Sister Designs.
Lots of good ideas and patterns, all in one book for just $16.99. Call and reserve one today. Expected early next week.
We sell a lot of SOLID COTTONS. We offer a lot of SOLID COLOR COTTONS. Click here to see those in our webstore.
However, we offer much more even than currently on our web site.
You just have to stop in here at the Main Street Store.
In addition to Moda's BELLA SOLIDS, now made with 100% Grown in the USA cotton, we also carry AMERICAN MADE BRAND 100% cotton solids, as well as KONA COTTON from Robert Kaufman, and SOLID COTTON from Oasis, plus more.
So, bottom line, we have a lot of SOLID COLOR COTTONS in the store.
Not all SOLID COLOR COTTONS are the same.
What you most likely notice is how heavy or thin the solid color fabric looks and/or feels.
People talk about "thread count". This can be tricky, as the count is only a number, and doesn't account for how thick or thin, rough or fine, the threads are that are being counted.
Good quilting fabric has a thread count that is at least 60 threads per inch in both directions. Fabrics with a higher thread count often feels finer & smoother because they've used more, finer threads for weaving. Even though they may "feel" thinner, these fabrics will likely last longer.
Some thin fabrics are weak and some thin fabric are strong all due to the quality of the thread used in the weaving.
Fabric designs printed on higher thread count fabric is finer and more detailed. Have you felt Kaffe Fassett's lately? Quite fine.
So I go back to "how does it feel?" And "what does it look like?"
When you check out my LOST BUTTON block above, notice I have pressed all the seam allowances towards the darker fabric. You can still see some of the seam allowances behind the light button.
Where the block overlaps my paper notebook in the top part of the photo, you don't see them. White batting will have the same affect in the finished quilt.
There is no single "perfect white". We have many to choose from.
Just one more reason to SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP(s). You'll always need a place to go to touch and feel and audition your fabric!
Don't get me wrong, we LOVE our mail order customers.
If you don't have somewhere local to audition whites, the next best may be to order 1/2 yards of each from us, then you have some, can keep a swatch, clearly labeled, and know what to buy the next time. Voila!
Or let us know what you would like to match your "white" with, and we can send you some photos. We're always glad to help! 316-284-2547
Shown here is a version of a Blockheads 3 finished quilt, using lots of solids and prints.
My LOST BUTTON block is actually a variation of Square Wheel, which is Block 1 in the latest Blockheads sew along. I made this Wednesday night.
If you're on Facebook, be sure to join the Moda Blockheads Group! Many of the Blockheads Designers will be there, sharing their blocks each week. There were already good tips shared yesterday.
Speaking of FACEBOOK,
Every week we receive lots of reorders. Right now we have a great supply of RULERS & NOTIONS!
Just a reminder, the CLEAN SWEEP in-store special ends Saturday. Today and tomorrow are the final 2 days when all SALE fabrics, $7.97 or less are priced ONLY $3.99/YARD when you shop in the store!
We look forward to sharing our knowledge and enthusiasm with you!
Have a great weekend.
Hope to see you soon,
Store hours: Monday - Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.