Friday, November 8, 2019

Snowmen Snow Globe Quilt Kit

Snowmen Snow Globe Quilt Kit
Finished Size: 67 x 67
Available here for $113.95:

Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs makes her Marcus design debut with the SNOWMEN SNOW GLOBE Quilt. It features her 27" center panel (on cotton fabric), a circular snow globe motif, ready for your own embellishment -- embroidery, simple appliqué, beadwork, buttons. The snow globe is bordered with PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: New Blues the quilt. The panel also has three smaller framed scenes and a verse in script that can be cut and pieced as desired in other projects.

"I love the cozy, snuggly feel and homespun look of my Primo Plaid Flannel quilts. Marcus' New Blues palette brings quilters a classic American combination of denim blues, matched with just right shade of white -- not true white, not cream, but the perfect marshmallow ground windowpane design."

Four traditional star blocks surround the center snow globe, giving the quilt a nostalgic look and feel. Quilters create three each of four different star blocks: checkerboard, pinwheel, four-square star and four-patch scrappy stars. With a generous yet manageable size of 67" x 67", the finished quilt is equally welcome for relaxing by the fireplace with a good book and hot cocoa, or simply displayed on a chair or couch back.

Cindy suggests backing the cotton panel with a mid-weight fusible interfacing (or a lightweight batting, solid flannel or an extra layer of cotton), to give it a slightly more stable hand to match the weight of the flannels. She also recommends a variegated thread (specifically Valdani P7 Withered Blue Vintage) to add depth and visual interest.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Quilt Kit Top Santa’s Forest Quilt Christine Quits

Wander through these winter woods and you'll find a Santa or two peeking out from behind a Christmas tree, just waiting to surprise you!
This project requires the Creative Grids 30 Degree Triangle Ruler for best results, sold separately.
Finished size: 59" x 76"
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Included in kit
Pattern: Santa's Forest by Christine Quilts
Fabrics: approx 5 3/4 yards for top, borders and binding. We have made NO SUBSTITUTIONS

Not included:
Backing: 3 1/4 yards
Creative Grids 30 deg Ruler

High Lake Michigan Levels!

Interesting data going back to 1960 on Lake Michigan water levels. Hard to imagine that 1986 was even higher than today.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sister of the Dark Quilt Kit on sale!

Quilt Kit: Sale 25% off - Sisters of the Dark featuring the fabric collection De La Luna from Tula Pink!
Was $110 now $82.50
Available here:

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019

We have a winner! Row X Row 2019

We have a winner! Kathy Hogston, one of our Skillbuilders students, has turned in her Row by Row. Congratulation Kathy, we are so proud of you.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Pillowcase Challenge Update September, 2019

We are challenging our readers to make pillowcases for our charities. We have 73 pillow cases so far and really would like to hit our goal of 200! 
It takes twenty minutes to make a pillow case and you can use up that scrap fabric of 27" plus 9" cuff. If you want to add a pop of color, just another 1" strip.
Help us meet our goal!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Outside the Box Quilt Kit!

Do you color outside the box?

These beautiful blue butterflies do. This fabric is Fantasia by Northcott.
"Outside the Box" is designed by Glenda Spencer of Stone Cottage Crafts.
Available here for $29.50-

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Machine Quilting Service - A-mazing quilting

A very nice modern quilt finished for our customer. We are taking quilts with a 2 week turn around @ 2 cents a square inch. Edge to edge quilting with Hobbs 80/20 batting included in the price.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

One of our largest quilts we've quilted!

One of our largest quilts quilted, 104” x 114”. Beautiful!
No photo description available.
Quilted in C1 Swirls.

Machine Quilting Service - Tight waves

Check out our quilting on this quilt! The tight waves works really great for applique quilts!

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing
View more of the quilts we quilted here: Facebook - Abbi Mays Quilting Service

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Oh How They Grow!

These cute panels will showcase your infant as they grow. Who does not love all the woodland creatures or butterfly on these panels. This could be used as single panel or could be cut up and sewn into beautiful creations. Let our imagination run wild. Oh How They Grow was designed by Robert Kaufman. This fabric is cut by the panel.
 Panel is 36" x 44"

Available here: Oh How They Grow for $11.70 each
Backing needed: 1 1/2 yard (not included)  We can quilt one for $45.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Quilt Kit Top: Tannenbaum by Laundry Basket Quilts

Finished size: 46" x 64"
Skill Level: Intermediate

This is the perfect holiday quilt and also perfect for a block of the month project and uses "Braveheart" and "Evergreen" Fabric collections by Edyta Sitar for Andover. It will look perfect on the couch alongside your Christmas tree this year!
Included in kit: Pattern: Tannenbaum
Fabrics:1 Fat Eighth Bundle from "Evergreen" fabric collection, 1 Layer Cake from our "Braveheart" fabric Collection, Block Background: 1/2 yard of light fabric (A-9174-GN) Background: 2-1/2 yards of light fabric (A-9183-RL), Applique 1 package of "Silhouettes - Mistletoe" (LBQ-0746-S), Binding: 2/3 yards of red fabric (A-9181-R), We have made NO SUBSTITUTIONS.

Not included:
Backing: 3 yards 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Sand Mermaid Panels!

Mermaid panels from Timeless Treasures are in!
if you are waiting for them,
they are here.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Lighthouse Landscape Class!

Nice work ladies. Dr. Sue held her class on the lighthouse landscape collage. These are the finished pieces.
Look for more classes coming in September and October for fall landscape collages.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Row by Row 2019 West Michigan Collaborative!

Sweet Treats of Western Michigan. Individual rows that make up this quilt.
Here is a picture of the finished collaborative quilt for Sweet Treats of West Michigan. 
The shops participating are:
Abbi Mays Fabric Shop
1500 Whitehall Rd, Suite 1, Muskegon, MI

Fabric Peddler
815 Michigan Ave, Baldwin, MI
Friends Quilting Basket
1001 4th Ave, Suite 2, Lake Odessa, MI
Get Crafty
104 N. Main St, Evart, MI
Gall Sewing
3933 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Savasana Quilts
2211 E. Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Sunrise Fabrics
354 River Street, Manistee, MI
NOTE: the SEW SWEET Row can NOT count towards the 8 rows needed for a winning quilt. Pattern available at any Sweet Treats of West Michigan Shop.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Thank you.

To all of our sons, daughters, dads, moms, relatives and friends who are currently serving or formerly served in our nation's military, thank you.
And thank you son.....Semper Fi

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me. -Lee Greenwood

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Riley Blake 2019 Table Runners

Riley Blake Table Runner. These kits by Riley Blake Designs are packaged in a keepsake box and includes fabric for the table runner top, binding and the pattern.
Available here for $39.95 + shipping: Table Runners

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Row X Row 2019 Taste the Experence

Abbi Mays Fabric Shop is located in North Muskegon, Mi.
We have a friendly and very engaging atmosphere.  We encourage our customers to sit by the fireplace and browse our patterns and books, have a cup of coffee and sweets.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Ruler Safe

Ruler Safe: $69.95

An extremely light weight, hard sided, foam lined case designed specifically for quilters to hold multiple quilt rulers up to the 8-1/2in x 24-1/2in ruler. Aluminum frame construction keeps the weight down to only 3-1/2 lbs. Can hold up to 10 rulers. When closed, the foam compresses around the rulers to keep them from shifting. 

Perfect for traveling to classes, retreats, sewing with friends, or to keep your rulers organized at the house. Your rulers are an investment, protect them with RulerSafe!
They come in three colors: 

Please call for detail: 2315636861
and shipping cost

Friday, February 15, 2019

Little Sweetheart - Laundry Basket Quilts!

Edyta Sitar is one our favorite fabric designers and Little Sweetheart is one of our all time favorites!
What will your next project be using these fabrics??

Available here: Little Sweetheart

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Super Bowl Sunday = Football Quilt

Here's a fun quilt project for football fans: 

Cubby Holes Football! It features the panel Football Family Rules and fabrics from Timeless Treasures.
Finished size: 62 "x 80"
Available here for $56.21:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Yay!! Spring Is In 6 weeks!

PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA — Punxsutawney Phil has emerged from his hole and has made his yearly prediction.

According to Phil, Winter is over! The announcement came at the official ceremony at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania early Saturday morning.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Polar Vortex this week! Brrrr....

Frigid polar air blanketed much of Michigan, with daily high temperatures below zero in many areas and wind chill factors dipping to near 50 degrees below zero.

We are closing early today and all day Wednesday!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Gazebo Medallion Quilt Kit!

Gazebo Medallion Batik Quilt Kit is designed by Elise Lea and features Artisan Batiks Gazebo 4 from Robert Kaufman. 
Finished size: 74" square. 
The kit includes 11 1/4 yards fabrics for top, borders and binding.

Available here for $127.95 + shipping:

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Local Shop Hop Today!

Local Quilt Shop Day" Saturday 10am - 5pm January 26th
Stop at each shop to receive a
Abbi Mays came today to help serve cake!1
 Abbi Mays is participating in a local shop hop along with Quilted Memories  and The General Store.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mrs. Miller's Apprentice Quilt Kit!

Indigo blue and light quilts were so very popular in the 19th century and are still a classic today! Pam's own collection inspired her to also create this quilt and the diary entries of Mrs. Miller and her young protégé neighbor, Ellie. Recreate the blocks they stitched, for what's sure to be a treasured quilt in your collection

Available in Kits, Layaway or Pattern only..

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Polar Vortex Shop Closed!

Winter is making its way back into the area with a vengeance, after a mild December and first half of January. Virtually all of  West Michigan area dealt with sub-zero temperatures Monday morning, and wind chills were cold enough to close a number of schools for the day. Here is a look at some low temperatures from this morning:


Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019 BOM Block of the Month!

When Tammy first laid her eyes on this eye candy fabric, the first thing that came to her mind was the movie Harry Loves Sally. Then when she got her hot little quilter’s fingers on the fabric and design just materialized from out of nowhere. Well it came from somewhere, but she let the fabric do the talking for her and the quilt image shown below is what she came up with.

Abbi May’s Fabric Shop has been sponsoring her BOM quilts, and many other quilts that I design, since 2006.
You can purchase this kit here: “Harry Loves Alice” 
This is the new (and did she mention free?) 2019 block of the month (BOM) quilt for her sister-site, The fabrics are bold and bright, fun and festive and even a little bit romantic, too! It’s an 11-part BOM quilt with one block pattern instruction revealed on the 20th of each month. If you follow along each month, you will have a quilt finished by Christmas next year! Woo Hoo!

PS: She can’t guarantee that you’ll have the same…ummm…reaction that Meg Ryan did in the diner, but I can’t promise you…won’t…either!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2019 Riley Blake Table Runner b

This is a fun table runner club beginning in March 2019 from Riley Blake! 

Table Runner Club provides one seasonally themed table runner in a kit complete with all the pattern and all the fabric to make the table runner packaged in a keepsake box each month for one year (backing not included). The cost is $34.95 per month + $4.95 shipping.

  May's table runner will be available in March 2019 with giving you over a month to make it.

The club runs from March 2019-February 2020.
Sign Up here: 
2019 Table Runner Club
This is a one-time non-refundable membership fee of $4.95.  There are NO REFUNDS or Cancellations.  By signing up you are committing to the full 12 month program.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Fairy Lights Fabrics Quilt Kit - GLOW IN DARK

Fairy Light Fabrics are "glow in the dark"!
These fabrics are 100% cotton and are very soft!

Available here for $39.95: Through the Looking Glass Fairy Lights
Finished size: 38 1/2 x 42 1/2
Skill level: Beginner
Included in kit:
Pattern: Though the Looking Glass by Sew Emma

Approx:  4 fat quarters, 1 1/2 yard background and 1/2 binding

Not included: Backing - patterns calls for 2 3/4 yards.If we quilt it you would need 1 /2 yards and would cost $36 to quilt it!
We used this on the back of our quilt:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019 Hear we come!!

This year is going to be fun!  We have lots of new fabric collections coming and new quilt kit from Wing and a Prayer Designs.