Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Scrappy Snowball Sew Along

Scrappy Snowball Sew Along || Week #2

We hope you have decided to join us. Please don't let 
the large number of squares needed deter you. 
784 | 1-1/2" squares and 196 | 4-1/2" squares.
Wow that is a lot when you put it that way. That
is why we will take it in small weekly chunks. If
you missed the details you can find them here.

**Ironing Tip**
When you are ironing your corners open always
press toward the dark. This will allow you to nest
your seams together perfectly when it comes
 time to put your snowballs together. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Favorite Things

Our Favorite Things are all stocked up and ready
for any last minute gifts or to fill your stocking. 
 for organizing all your quilting necessities. Our new
large box measures 2-3/4" x 8-1/4" and would be perfect
next to your machine to fill with a few of your favorite things.

Place your order by Wednesday, December 13 and 
we will do our best to get your order to you by Christmas.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

It Is The Little Things

This little roll of scotch tape has changed my English Paper 
Piecing life! I like EPP, but was always disappointed when 
my stitches showed. I tried a few things to diminish their
appearance, matching thread and smaller stitches did help
 but the flat stitch technique sealed the deal. We had Shannon
 a guest Hexologist visit my Tuesday night class to teach us 
where we have been going wrong. She uses the flat stitch 
technique and the stitches are completely invisible. There
 are a few tutorials on YouTube if you are a visual learner.
You can find them here and here. Click the image below
to see a quick look at my step by step process.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Scrappy Snowball Sew Along

This is as close to snowballs as I will get in here in Temecula, CA.
Sew along with me each week for the next 3 Months and by the end
February you will have a scrappy snowball quilt to remember Winter 2018.
Each week you will need to make 16 snowball blocks, 8 light and 8 dark.
Here are the cutting details | Lets get started
From a variety of light prints cut 8 | 4-1/2" squares
From a variety of dark prints cut 8 | 4-1/2" squares
From a variety of light prints cut 32 | 1-1/2" squares
From a variety of dark prints cut 32 | 1-1/2" squares

If you would prefer to do all your cutting at one time you will need the following:
From a variety of light prints cut 98 | 4-1/2" squares
From a variety of dark prints cut 98 | 4-1/2" squares
From a variety of light prints cut 392 | 1-1/2" squares
From a variety of dark prints cut 392 | 1-1/2" squares
Those are some big numbers but it will be worth it. 

These quantities will make a 52" x 60" finished quilt.
This is an easy quilt to make larger by making more 
blocks or adding a border.
On 8 light 4-1/2" squares sew a dark 1-1/2" 
square diagonally to each corner.

(You can draw a diagonal line on each small 
square to use a stitch guide, but I just eyeball it)
Do the same to 8 dark squares.
Trim off corners | Press toward dark
Each week I will post a friendly little reminder
to make your snowballs. The finished quilt will be 
posted at the end of February. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Tiny Trees

Tiny Trees are the perfect addition to your Christmas
 quilt collection. Add to a wreath or hang 
using one of our cute little hangers. 
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Tiny Trees | finished size | 7-1/2" x 10-1/2"
We have made a few kits | Order one here
Use your own scraps and get started today by
downloading the free PDF pattern.
Click on the Buy Now Button below
to print out your free pattern. 

Friday, December 1, 2017


We hope you have been quilting along with us all year.
If you have you are almost ready to put this fun quilt together.
Step 12 directions are below. Lets do this!
If you missed out and want to add this to your 2018
to do list you can purchase the entire pattern as an instant
download and get started today. Buy now and get 2 months free.

Complete FIRST || FRIDAY pattern $40.00

Purchase your FIRST || FRIDAY Step 12 pattern below

Version #1 || Reproduction
Version #2 || Modern
Version #1 and #2 || Filler Block
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You made it. Thank you for quilting along with us!
Are you ready to put this thing together?
Download the pattern and get started

 Not sure what FIRST || FRIDAY is all about?
Find all the details here 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Shop Small

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your
support of our small business. We would like to celebrate
Small Business Saturday by adding a little treat to all online 
orders placed today. Spend at least $15.00 and we will add 
an Advent Quilt pattern, a mini bag of scraps, a postcard 
pattern and a sweet treat to your order. Thanks again!