Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yum Yum: Savory Parmesan Bites

From Kraft Foods:

Savory Parmesan Bites 

What You Need
1 pkg.
(8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

1 cup
  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided

2 cans
(8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

  red pepper, chopped

1/4 cup
chopped fresh parsley

Make It
HEAT oven to 350°F.

BEAT cream cheese and 3/4 cup Parmesan with mixer until well blended.
SEPARATE dough into 8 rectangles; seal seams. Spread with cream cheese mixture; top with peppers and parsley. Fold each rectangle lengthwise into thirds to enclose filling; cut into 4 squares. Place, seam-sides down, on baking sheet; top with remaining Parmesan.

BAKE 13 to 15 min. or until golden brown.



Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday at Abbi Mays - Take an additional 20% off Sale fabrics!

Enjoy some relaxed Holiday Shopping here at

Abbi May's Fabric Shop where there's no traffic or parking problems!  

In appreciation for your business throughout the year, 
take an additional 20% off 
these already marked-down fabrics! 
Use coupon code: santa

Year End Clearance

33%     45%    50%

Use coupon code: Santa
 Thank you!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fabric & Pattern Review Neutral Elegance

Clothworks introduces Neutral Elegance by Tammy Johnson and Avis Shirer of Joined at the Hip. This detailed quilting cotton collection is centered around a taupe, black, and cream color story.

When buying a kit, all the decisions have been made for you: size and fabric. Our quilt sample photo allows you to see what the quilt top will look like. No more guess work as to what fabrics will work together.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


This is a 6 month BOM starting in January 2012!
  The Northern Stars Batik Block of the Month features a collection of 12 Batik & Hand-dyed Tonga’s inspired by the colors in the northern lights from Timeless Treasures and pattern by Wing & Prayer Designs.
Two sizes of star blocks in jewel tones, sparkle amidst the pastel background and pieced border.

This king size quilt uses basic tools and piecing methods. 
Included in the pattern are instructions for a pieced backing that uses 12 different 44” batik fabrics.  

Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished size is 96" x 108"
**Each month (around the 20th of the month) you'll receive kits that include fabric and patterns to make your blocks.  Instructions for this quilt are written using basic quilting tools and skills.

**Price for each month is $37.50 + shipping. 
Click here to reserve yours now: Northern Stars

Quilt kits will be available in December for $199.95 + shipping. Click here to order and reserve yours now: NORTHERN STARS KIT (fabric for top, borders, and binding)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate call us at 231.828.5002  or email us at linda@abbimays.com

Monday, November 21, 2011

Baseball up date - Justin Verlander - MVP!

Justin Verlander wins AL Most Valuable Player
With a no-hitter, an AL pitching Triple Crown and a Tigers division title on his resume, Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander became the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century -- and the first Tigers player since 1984 -- to win AL MVP, beating out Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury and Toronto's Jose Bautista for the league's highest individual honor. Verlander received 13 of 28 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Just as important, Verlander received three votes for second place and three votes for third, bolstering his point total to 280. Last week, Verlander was a unanimous selection as the AL Cy Young award

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Where's Granny?

The first one to figure out where  I was today will get 4 free fat quarters!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fabric &Pattern Review; Bella Verona from Wing & Prayer Designs

Bella Verona

The fabrics used in this quilt are from Timeless Treasures Bella Verona Collection by Wing and a Prayer Design. The pattern was designed by Toni Kay Steere & Jenny Foltz of Wing and a Prayer.

This queen size quilt top uses basic tools and piecing methods, and approximately 17 yards of fabric.  Varying block sizes ranging from 4" to 10" combine to create a beautiful quilt resembling Italian tile work.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished size is 95" x 105"

Quilt kits will be available in December for $199.95 + shipping. Click here to order and reserve yours now: Bella Verona

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate call us at 231.828.5002  or email us at linda@abbimays.com

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sew Fun Quilt Club makes pillowcases!

This evening at our monthly quilt club get together made a total of 84 pillowcases! We plan on donating them to one of our local charities Everywomans Place to use this Christmas as gifts.

We organized our selfs into groups of assemblers, piners, sewers and pressers!

It was lots fun and in the end we had made 38 kids flannel and 46 cotton in ones.

We challenge your quilt club or bee to do the same for your local charities this Christmas Season!
Abbi Mays has cotton pillowcase kits for you to use that are allready precut with 27" case, 2" strip and 9" cuff for $4.50 for adults and kids!
 Purchase here for:
Adult Pillowcase
Kids Pillowcase
Kids Flannel Pillowcase

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Here's something interesting about the magazine American Patchwork Oct 2011

There are two different covers for the same issue.
So be careful when you see the new one in the store you might have the other one home!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

As Seen In American Patchwork & Quilting: STAR FORMATION

seen in October 2011, pg 44-51

Enhance an orderly design of eight-pointed stars in diagonal rows by surrounding the stars with blue sashing.

We loved Star Formation! Look what our quilter Sue made for us using the Star Formation pattern and the Bittersweet fabric collection from Benartex.

Sue loved this pattern, especially this pattern because the quilt is set on point. She said the directions were easy to follow, and there were pictures for us visual quilters.  She was a little nervous at first about how these colors would look together and thought she would be doing a lot re-arranging, moving blocks to get the scrappy look, but never moved a block after it was sewn!

Fabrics in the kit:

Finished Size:  74" x 88"
Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Purchase your kit here (does not included magazine, if you need a copy let us know)
for $109 + shipping: Star Formation

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New BOM Love Letters

Love Letters is a 4 month Block of the Month starting in December 2011!
This beautiful BOM uses thirteen cotton print fabrics and three woven fabrics from Moda's 3 Sisters Etchings collection.  

The pattern used is from This and That by Sherri Falls.

Skill Level: Intermediate
The quilt will finish at 65" x 83"
There are six blocks 12" blocks - set on point.

Block of the months (BOM's) are a great way to make a beautiful large or intricate quilt while spreading the payments over four months, and receive a fun surprise in the mail each month!

You will receive generous cuts of fabric to make the blocks each month.**Each month (around the 20th of the month) you'll receive kits that include fabric and patterns to make your blocks. Instructions for this quilt are written using basic quilting tools and skills.

**Price for each month is $45.00 and includes shipping!

Mailing schedule:
December: Blocks 1 & 2
January: Blocks 3 &4
February: Block 5 & 6
March: Finishing Kit - includes, sashing, borders and binding

We also have a Quilt Insurance Package: 16 fat 1/8's for $16.95 plus shipping. This gives you a little added security in case you make a wrong cut.

**You will be put on automatic shipment with the blocks being mailed the third week of each month. Your credit card will be invoiced monthly at the time of shipment. This is a six month commitment with no cancellations.

Or.. You can purchase you kit for a one time cost: $170.00 plus shipping (includes pattern; fabric for top, border & binding).
**International customers will be charge an extra $10 for shipping.
Backing will be available for this kit.