Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Exclusive American Valor Quilt Kit: Nice Patch Star

The pattern Nine Patch Star is from Planted Seed Designs.

Sue, our sample quilt maker used the fabrics  
American Banner Rose from Moda by Minick and Simpson.

She said it was fun and easy to make -  made with half / square triangles and **flying geese!

These are the fabrics we used to make our beautiful quilt top!
Included in kit:
Pattern: 9 Patch Star
25 fat quarters 18" x 22" (enough prints for a really scrappy look)
2 yards background
1 3/4 yards for pieced inner border
 2 1/2  yards outer border your choice red or blue

 There is enough fabric left for a scrappy binding and backing.

Purchase your kit here for $99.95 + shipping:
Nine Patch Star

**Sue had fun using her new Quilt in a Day flying geese ruler!

Make Flying Geese Patches quickly and accurately every time with no measuring necessary! Just line up the triangle lines on the ruler with the 45 degree sewn lines and trim the patch the size of the ruler!
Makes 2" x 4" as well as 4" x 8" geese patches. Fully illustrated and detailed instructions are included. Made of heavy gauge acrylic and is laser precise.
Purchase your here for $9.95: Large Flying Geese Ruler

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yum yum! Grandmothers Cake


Mix together:

1 1/2 c. sugar

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Add 2 eggs & a can of crushed pineapple, including juice.
Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan.
Spread over top a mixture of 3/4 c. brown sugar & 1/2 c. walnuts
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.( You can tell when it's done when the cake starts leaving the side of the pan)
About 10 minutes before cake is done bring to a boil:
1 can Pet milk
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 stick margarine
Pour this mixture over the cake after you take the cake out of the oven. Let it stand for awhile before serving with Cool Whip.

Friday, May 18, 2012

High Definition Fabrics Overdyed & Embellished Pillow

from Marcus Brothers - High Definition Fabrics

Faye Burgos designs a great assortment of black-white prints for contemporary stitchers and traditionalists alike.
Create with these as they are, or make them the basis for fun overdyeing and custom colorizing techniques. Read about this here: Marcus Brothers

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spread the word - Quilts of Valor Project

Posted on May 11, 2012 in Quilt Shops
Help get the word out about “Quilts of Valor,” a compelling 73-minute television documentary starring Eleanor Burns, Alex Anderson, and Mark Lipinski, and hosted by Marianne Fons. Quilts of Valor is a nonprofit organization that supports making quilts for wounded service members. Martingale is a proud sponsor of Quilts of Valor.
The “Quilts of Valor” television program has just been made available to all public television stations nationwide by its producer, Iowa Public Television. The show can air on May 22, 2012, or later, so help make sure this unique program is aired on your local station. Contact your local PBS station’s programming department and ask it to schedule the show. Need help finding your local station? Go to pbs.org.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

In Stock now! Garden Whimsy

From Paintbrush Studios by Judy Hansen
Click here to see the prints and free pattern: Garden Whimsy

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yum yum!

Bacon-Egg Breakfast Bites

Pillsbury Bake-Off®
Yield: 12
Active Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes
Cooks In: 20 Minutes

12 slices precooked bacon (from 2.1-oz package)
1 can Pillsbury® Place 'n Bake® refrigerated crescent rounds
24 frozen potato nuggets (from 2-lb bag)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously spray 24 mini muffin cups with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Cut each bacon slice in half crosswise. Unroll one crescent round; cut into thirds, forming strips of dough. Place half slice of bacon on 1 dough strip; top with potato nugget and roll up, stretching dough and pinching ends to seal. Place in mini muffin cup, spiral side up. Repeat with remaining crescent rounds, bacon and potato nuggets.
  2. In medium bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper until well blended. Very carefully spoon scant tablespoon egg mixture around each dough-wrapped potato nugget.
  3. Bake 13 to 20 minutes or until light brown on top and egg mixture is set. Remove from muffin cups to serving platter. Garnish with parsley. Serve warm.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

More sneak peeking - Over the Rainbow Batiks!

from Moda by Laundry Basket Quits and Edyta Sitar

Over the Rainbow Batiks 20 each colorway.

Horizon Blues

Sunrise Reds

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day!

Make a pretty May Day Basket out of 8 1/2" x 11" scrapbooking paper or use plain paper and decorate.