Sunday, January 31, 2010

Paulette has been busy and Cosmo Floss is Coming!

I asked Paulette to dye us some fun bright colors of wool. Guess what! She did! Don't they look great? Hurry in before they are gone. Guess I can ask her to dye more- next time she will bring in some soft and pretty pastels.

Thursday morning. That was the day I finally made the decision to order Cosmo Floss from Lecien. This beautiful 6-strand floss is made in Japan of pure Egyptian cotton. We will have all the colors along with a DMC conversion chart. Look for it sometime in early April. A lot of top designers use this floss including Meg of Crabapple Hill.

Just a Peek

It's been so much fun choosing fabric for our version of the Twin Cities Shop Hop Quilt 2010. Laurel designed the quilt, sewed all the blocks and Pam is quilting it. We hope you love it as much as we do! We will have plenty of kits available in case you do!

Zippers Galore!

I had a great time Saturday using the fun colored zippers from Atkinson Designs. Terry's new pattern- Cash and Carry is so fun to sew and so simple! There are 3 styles of tiny little bags to sew- I can't decide which is my favorite. I just know I will make lots of them for friends and family. Directions for putting in the zippers couldn't be easier. The visuals are great. Each bag is completely lined- you don't even realize your have the lining done until you have finished your bag- bet you can't make just one!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Winter Class Sign-up continues...

I can't believe how many gals stood in line last Saturday morning to begin our Winter 2010 class sign-up. Thank you to all who braved the cold weather! If you haven't stopped in there are still lots of openings. Come check out the great samples. Can't take the class- pick up the pattern and a kit, or pick your own fabric. Don't forget- it's always good luck to start a new quilt in the New Year! Here's a picture of the Easy as Pie sample. The fabric is from Moda- Laundry Basket is the designer. I love that she chose to combine prints and Batiks in her collection. The pattern is Pie Crust Pile Up by Terry Atkinson. Lots of sizes to choose from. Stop in soon!

February Snap Sack

I just love the new little Snap Sack Quilts in a bag. You get all the fabric for top, back and binding and the pattern directions for just $12.95 each month. You only need to provide the thread and batting and a little sew time. A new one will be hanging the 15th of each month. Come get yours today!