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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Bright Idea


This gift is perfect for any quilter and perfect to personalize. The insulated mug comes with a lid and drinking straw, along with directions for constructing the fabric cover. We used some of the blue and white snowflake prints, but the choice is entirely up to you! This would even be a great canvas for applique or embroidery, either by hand or machine. The fabric is sealed inside the hard outer clear plastic, so stays clean and dry no matter what goes inside the cup! Maybe a morning smoothie, or a refreshing soft drink, or a delicious margarita. No one will know what's inside your cup! The price is $24.00 (fabric and beverage not included).

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bright Book Ideas

A very fine gift is a beautiful new book, filled with inspiration and education. The joy of sitting down to crack open a new book, smell the ink on the pages, and dream of things to come is unmatched. We have many quality publications, these are 3 ideas to choose from by the Better Homes and Gardens publishers:
Cherished Quilts ($24.99)

Complete Guide to Quilting ($19.95)

Easy Quilt Projects ($22.99)

These are only the tip of the iceberg, we have well-stocked book shelf with many choices. And if we don't have a title you are looking for, there is still time for us to order it for you before Christmas Eve! Just make sure you are prepared and make you request early!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

More Bright Ideas


Today might be the perfect day to work on a holiday wall-hanging, and still have time to get it done and impress your family and guests in the next few weeks. They will marvel at how wondrously you prepare for their visit and how amazingly talented you are! This is the Holiday Wreath from the Wintergraphix Holiday Projects Book 2 by Jason Yenter. It measures 41" square, and we have a couple of the kits and booklets on hand for your sewing pleasure. The books are $14 and the kits are $59.95 (does not include backing).

Friday, November 26, 2010

Bright Ideas

We have put our heads together to come up with ideas that we would recommend to be made and/or purchased for someone who loves to quilt. Many are on display right now in our front window area and can be looked over in detail if you are in the shop. Over the next few weeks I will be bringing them to you here so if you are at a distance, you might want to give us a call and we can arrange for purchase and shipping for you. Don't dilly dally on these, the days are flying by!
This is the Little Wallet by Valori Wells. The pattern is only $3 and the fabric requirement is minimal.
It is just the right size for keeping business cards, gift cards, punch cards, credit cards, ID cards, etc., organized and safe in a pocket or bag. Three little pockets are inside and it fastens shut with a snap or velcro. Mix and match fabrics to suit the person receiving it, add a button or trim, and you have created a personalized gift in a very short time. Tuck in a gift card and hang it on the tree for a sweet surprise!
Check back often for more bright ideas!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Mugs



What a great idea for Christmas (or anytime) gifts! These little quilty mugs really hit the spot for me, I do love my coffee and collection of mugs! The little message says "quilt happy". We just received an order of these so right now we have all 4 colors. They are priced at $10.95 and would work great paired up with some hot chocolate or cider mix and a fat quarter to match for the quilter friends in your life. Get them while they last!