Friday Sept 17, 2021

Hi all!

I'm so happy to finally show you my finished Shop Hop quilt! Meet BOLD STRIPES!

I took the block kits from the other 8 participating shops, then made a few more blocks, using scraps from the first 9 and a bit more, for a total of 12 sampler blocks.

The "extra bits" and everything else I used to set the blocks and bind the quilt are in my FINISHING KIT. Click here if you'd like to pre-order this now.

I had fun figuring out how to make the twisted ribbon unit so that it fit the blocks! See detail picture.

Used to separate the blocks, and shown here with my block, the fabrics for the twisted ribbon are in the finishing kit along with the red, two colors of blue, background (actually a very soft star print on white!) and the fun tossed blocks fabric and the stripe for the binding!

During the Shop Hop, Sept 30 thru Oct 9, you can buy a BLOCK KIT for a 12" finished block for just $7.99. It includes all the fabric used in the block, plus the full-color pattern. Every shop will have their own unique block kit, as seen in BOLD STRIPES above.

Yardage of the 3 exclusive fabrics, and the finishing kit, can be mailed. The block kits themselves can not be mailed. They can only be purchased in the participating shops during the Shop Hop. You've got 10 days to make the circuit! ;)

We give you lots of other rewards for VISITING THE SHOPS too. Make sure you get your FREE PATTERN, in each shop. And there will be door prizes in each shop to register for, in addition to the grand prize and all the gift baskets we give away as a group, drawing from the passports turned in at the end of the Hop. And of course, there will be LOTS & LOTS of FABRIC to shop!!!

Reminder, I finished my quilt with a FLANGE BINDING, and here's the LINK TO THE VIDEO so you can see how I do this technique.

If you like the TINY PINWHEELS from HOLIDAY AMERICANA, that I used for BACKING my quilt, CLICK HERE. 5 yards will back this quilt with one seam. Quilt finishes approximately 72 x 86 inches.

EXCLUSIVE FABRIC can still be pre-ordered. CLICK HERE. We'll hold it for you to pick up during the Hop, which starts two weeks from yesterday! Or we CAN MAIL it too. Cheerful RED, WHITE & BLUE!

Kirsten & I will be LIVE ON FACEBOOK at 1 pm CST today, FRIDAY! Don't know what we're doing yet, only know that it will be a BARGAIN FOR YOU!

CLICK HERE to join us on FACEBOOK Live. You'll need to be logged in to a Facebook account in order to comment, and that's how we'll know what you're interested in buying

Don't worry if this is the first time you've watched us, we explain how it works every week as we get started. Sometimes we have "one & done" single items, and sometimes we have more yardage so several people might "win". Here I am demonstrating the "sad face emoji" Kirsten will send you when you don't "win"!

If you can't join us when we're LIVE, it doesn't hurt to check out the recording even after the event is marked "closed". Last week, it turned out, our theme was "flowers". Sometimes we talk about other stuff coming up, and happening in the store, and it is never scripted, so you never know what we're going to say or do! LOL So, just watch us and hopefully we'll make you smile or even laugh! ;)

We recently got in this new CIVIL WAR REPRODUCTION line, HENDERSON STREET fabrics from Robert Kaufman. Click here to see the group online. Charm packs should be arriving soon.

KINDRED SPIRITS, written by the designer and her sister is now in stock. There has been some interest in a class, and we're working on selecting a pattern now. Please phone, let us know you are interested and we'll keep you informed! 316-284-2547

We've also been restocking the CREATIVE GRIDS ruler & template selection. We have the tools! ;)

For instance, always wanted to make a LOG CABIN? Check out the MANY options from Creative Grids that will make your task more enjoyable! Click here to see those we have online, and stop in the store soon to see even more!

Many of the CREATIVE GRIDS rulers & templates have companion videos with demonstrations of how to use them. Start at our supplier, CHECKER DISTRIBUTOR'S Creative Grids page, select a product and find the video at the bottom of the listing. Let us know which template or ruler you want, and if we don't have it on hand, we'll be happy to order it for you! Click here to go to Checker's web site, you may have to enter "Creative Grids" in the search box. Sometimes, if you type in our zip code, 67114, it will tell you if they sent it to us recently.

May you have a great last few days of summer and a wonderful weekend.
Hope to see you soon!

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