Monthly Archives: June 2013

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My New Sewing Area

Four years ago I had a son whom I love beyond belief and we were overjoyed when he came into our lives. On the other hand I lost my coveted sewing room. I got shoved in with the spare room and had to consolidate, which is a nasty word when you are talking about fabric! I prefer to talk about expanding my stash NOT consolidating. Apparently I have been pathetic enough because this year for Mother’s Day I ended up getting new furniture and now I am sharing the media room with my husband.

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Little Squares Table Runner

Designed for the modern enthusiast, Little Squares Table Runner contains all the elements sure to appeal to the modern avant-garde quilter. We begin with the Sun Kissed Collection that has colors and textures sure to appeal to the forward-thinking palate. Then, add a straightforward design with unpretentious construction and you have a perfect scenario for a delightful quilting experience.

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Santa’s New Suit!

How cute are these placemats and napkins by Jo-Lydia’s Attic??  They’re just so delightful and cheery and make me want to fill my belly with a bowl full of jelly.  ;]  And, they were super easy to make.  I chose from the Quilter’s Candy Prints because they’re not too busy yet still completely adorable!  I also chose the fake fur option on the placemats because I think the texture makes them pop ...

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My First Quilt Retreat

I went on my very first quilt retreat last weekend and it was sooo much fun! There were seven of us girls, six of us travelled from around here and the seventh came from the Seattle area to meet us. We ate, we drank, we danced, we quilted, and we were most definitely merry!

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My Annual Quilt Retreat

Oh, my, gosh!!! What fun, I love it, I love it, I love it!!! The most awesome part is… I know you know what I’m talking about… Here is our place of extraordinary fun. Quilt retreat on the second floor and quilt shop on the first floor. A design made in heaven to be sure!

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Getting Organized–Baby Steps

I’ve been working on getting my sewing area more organized and I just have to share how much I love my Double-sided Thread Organizer!  It’s clear enough to see through so you can tell which colors are in which side. 

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Gifty Galore – Happy Hexagon Trivets

I recently did a book review for Ayumi Takahashi's Patchwork, Please! and fell in love with all of the fun projects. I was very pleased to find that this book was one of our options for Gifty Galore this year! Before opening the book again, I already knew I wanted to make the Happy Hexagon Trivets. I had not yet ventured into the world of paper piecing, but was assured by my always encouraging co-workers that I would be able to handle it.

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Through 6/18, all books are 40% off!

We have a special announcement! For one week only (ends 6/18) ALL of our books are 40% off. This year’s book sales have been a little more limited than in previous years in that we’ve only been able to put select books on sale. That’s why this sale is so exciting! Whether you’re looking for new books, bestselling books, or technique-specific books, this is the week to get them because the prices ...

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