Friday, May 31, 2013

Quilt Kit Visual Effects aqua / yellow

Finished size: 48" x 58"
Block size: 8 1/2" square
Skill level: EASY!
Fabrics used Visual Effects from Marcus Brothers
This quilt is made up of 4 easy blocks

Included in kit:
Free Pattern here: Visual Effects
Approx: 5 1/2 yards fabric for top, borders and binding

Purchase your kit here for $53.46: Visual Effects

Not included: 3 1/2 yards backing

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Flower Batiks

These Tonga batiks are from the Sugar Collection by Timeless Treasures!
(Flowers are from my garden)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

In a bind with Binding?

It's easy it is to apply a binding with this video from master quilter and pattern designer Barb Sackel.
View video here: Binding

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Just arrived: Tonga SUGAR BATIKS

from Timeless Treasures.

The Tonga Sugar Batiks are a 30 piece collection is in pretty pastel prints and includes yardage, precuts and kits!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Show & Tell Gussie's grandkid quilt

Customer Gussie wanted to make a quilt that was easy, cuddly and could be dragged around the floor by her 3 year old grandson.

And... she answered a question I wanted to know for a long time:
What would it be like to put Minky fabric on the back of a cotton quilt?

Answer: it's wonderful!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The beagles are not happy about this new fabric collection!

Alley Cat from Benartex by Kanvas!

The beagles were not very happy with me when they saw this new fabric collection: ALLEY CAT from Benartex by Kanvas.
These funny Alley Cats are up tomischie....

Available here:

I told them I would find some "dog fabrics".

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Just Arrived: ROUND ROBIN folk art fabrics!

Round Robin
from Moda by Kathy Schmitz

What garden wouldn't be complete
without a singing Robin Red Breast or two!

The collection has four colorways: red, green, yellow and black.  The companion fabrics coordinate easily.

Choose a Panel in one of three background colors,  to use as is or cut up for your own creative quiltmaking.

All Panels are 24" x 44"

Coordinating border stripe

Round Robin
Finished size: 56" x 56"

Finished size: 72" x 88"

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"As Seen In" McCall's Quick Quilts: Charleston Rose

December / January 2013 pg 21.

Charleston Rose - a touch of Southern hospitality!

Clever use of beautiful floral border prints give this lovely quilt interest and depth despite the super-simple piecing. You can truly make this Charleston Rose lap quilt in a day!

Finished Size 68½″ x 78″
Featured Fabrics
Mary Kay used fabrics from the Camilla collection by Anna Griffin® to make this quilt.

Fabrics used in this quilt are as pictured (we've made no substitutions).
Included in kit:  9 7/8 yards fabric for top, borders and binding

Purchase your kit here for $105 + Shipping: Charleston Rose

NOT INCLUDED: Quick Quilts Magazine and can be added for$3.99 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Just Arrived: Ellie Ann quilt fabrics by Eleanor Burns


Eleanor Burns does it again with a beautiful floral collection
inspired by the romantic English cottages from the turn of the century.

You’ll find delicate roses, a wonderful wall paper stripe,

Victorian medallions and all the rich textures that make Eleanor’s lines so versatile.
There’s even a patchwork print of blooms and stripes perfect for borders.

Juicy mango, periwinkle and pink make this collection sing.
In three colorways:

Quilt kit Rambling Rose + Free Pattern

Finished size: 45" x 57"
Coming this summer: Queen size!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Spot on Fat Quarter Bundles from Robert Kaufman!

Spot On Bundles include 12 fat quarters (18" x 22").  There is a cool project to use with these bundles too!

Purchase your bundles here: Spot On

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Holland Tulip Time Mya 4 - 13, 2013

Join the hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world during Holland’s Tulip Time Festival May 4-11, 2013. Named “Best Small Town Festival" by Reader’s Digest, Tulip Time has delighted visitors for over 80 years! 
Tulip Time Website
Or call 1-800-822-2770
Of course the number one attraction is the tulip itself — and there are literally millions to see, in our city parks, Downtown planters, Tulip Lanes, Windmill Island Gardens, Nelis’ Dutch Village, and Veldheer’s Tulip Farm. See the map and listings below for details.