Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fun New Fabric

A fun new group of fabric graces our shelves this week.
Doll Babies by Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup for Henry Glass & Co.

At first glance, the name doesn't seem to fit with the designs. Dolls? Babies? But on closer inspection, the mystery is revealed...

Little bits of babyness are tucked into these cute designs! What a great idea for a young mom-to-be or the happy grandma. We frequently help expectant moms and grandmas choose the fabrics that coordinate with their chosen nursery theme. Some of the fabrics in this group would fit right in with many of the current favorite colors and ideas. Stop in and give it a closer look!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's a Celebration!

We have a lot to celebrate!
Thursday, March 17th, is a day of the luck for leprechauns and
quilters a
t Bear Patch! No searching for the pot o' gold
at the end of the rainbow, you will find it right inside our doors!
We will give you 20% off an
green or mostly green
fabric on t
his special day.
Something like this:
or this

or this
or this
Wearin' o' the green encouraged but not required!


And if that's not enough to tickle your fancy, wait until you
see what's happening Saturday (3/19) for National Quilting Day--

a special offer on Olfa 45 mm rotary cutter replacement blades
Buy one, get one free!
limit 1 per person, while supply lasts

Delicious mini cupcakes will be served

Free pattern handout

20% off already reduced sale fabrics (Friday, too)

Open Sewing all day, no fee, call to reserve a spot or
if you are feelin' lucky, just show up!

Store hours are 9-5 Saturday, so get here early
while the gettin' is good!

Monday, March 14, 2011

got food?

We have a bonanza of food fabrics in the shop,
plenty to tempt the appetite for fabric.
And great if you are dieting! Not only do we have
fruits and vegies, but a few chips and snacks
thrown in for good measure. All we are missing
is the M&M's!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A New Product

Heat Press Batting Together
We are always watching for new ideas and products to bring to our customers, and this one came to our attention recently. With the trend to use up stash fabric, now you can easily do the same with your batting.

A great idea developed and packaged for the quilter who has assorted pieces of leftover batting just gathering dust on the shelf. This works on little pieces or large chunks. I have tried it and found no problems with it, in fact, I could not tell where it was applied after I did my quilting. A couple of pictures to show you how
it works, although it is pretty basic and there is a video on the company's website.

I cut the batting edges nice and straight with a rotary cutter first. The picture above shows the 2 pieces on the ironing board with the strip of tape.
Then I aligned the batting edges, centered the tape on top, and ironed with an up-and-down motion thoroughly. I let it cool before moving it, and there are no gaps or slips.

The package says it can be used with either cotton or poly batting, I have only used it on cotton so far. The package retails for $7.99 and contains 10 yards of tape, enough to do a few large quilts and many small ones. So much better than trying to baste the edges of batting together if you want to be thrifty and use up what you have. Pick up a package and try it out!