Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Quilt Across Texas

Today marks the beginning of the first ever Texas wide Shop Hop!  Quilt Across Texas begins today! We have passports available at the shop for $5 which we would be pleased to be the first to stamp for you when you come in to buy one!
The passport is also an excellent guide to quilt shops all over the state whether you are "shop hopping" or not as many customers have pointed out to us.
Plus we are thrilled to tell you that the one-of-a-kind fabric line themed around this shop hop now available for purchase at the shop.  (while supplies last) 
We also have a limited supply of lunch boxes and tote bags printed for this first ever event. 
More fun to come the whole month of September! Don't miss out.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Two Big Lines

We received two big lines this week
Radiance: It has this large focal print:
 And these accessories:
 And more:
 And more!
 And yes even more...!
 One last one in rich chocolate brown:
and along with these two lines we are announcing a couple of new products we will be selling on a trial basis to see if our customers would like these options in the shop. First we have pre-quilted fabrics ( such as you'd see made into Vera Bradley bags etc...). We have one seen here:
(Note it is different on each side- I have one draped over the other so you can see both options) we'll have other quilted fabric next month as part of Kate Spain's Terrain line by Moda.
We are also starting to carry a couple of canvas weight prints with our Hometown line by Moda seen here:
Perfect for aprons, home dec, tote bags, purses etc...
The other Hometown Fabrics are normal quilting weight quality cottons here they are:
 Here you see the core of the Hometown line, the prints are covered with the names of cities world wide. 
Maybe you will find your hometown on this fabric?
Polka Dots coordinates:
 a tiny soft little plaid:
 Sweet little flowers:

more accessory prints: 
 These three are covered with words relating to home like, family, village, territory etc...
Customer show and tell:
Mary Ann was inspired by our Jelly roll Race video. She bought this Bali Pop "Mango Margarita" comprised of 2.5 inch strip batiks
and made this colorful quilt top in 50 minutes. She also said once she got all the strips sewn end to end they went from her sewing machine all the way out of the room down the length of her house and back to the sewing machine again!  That is one long strip! Go Mary Anne!
Mary Ann has been sewing busily this week, she also brought in these beautiful purses made by fabric from our shop:

Happy Sewing everyone!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Fabrics and some inspirational customer quilts!

We received Amelia from Moda:

 This last one is a beautiful soft flannel-- wouldn't it be cute and cuddly as a backing for this??? Or as a newborn receiving blankets that Tri-County Quilt Guild collects for the newborns in local hospitals?
We also received Baby Safari which has the cutest little elephants, giraffes and hippos!
 Cute accessories- the plaid is my fav!
tone on tones too! 
 more elephants!
Also this week we have had some really inspirational customer quilts brought in. I really want to thank you guys for bringing completed quilts in. We always see everyone's projects starting which is exciting and it is always an *extra* treat to see them finished at the end too!
This was the product of the Machine Applique class that Dolores Wood taught a few weeks ago. Here is Marilou's beautiful life-like horse done in our beautiful batiks! She was auditioning background and borders as you can see.
We also had a customer come in looking for a quick and easy baby quilt last week. She picked up a Meadow View charm pack and a couple accessory fabrics and came up with this little cutie which she brought in yesterday for us to ogle!
Quick and fun with all those squares cut out for you!
Today is a free sew so stop on down and get some dedicated sewing time in to start your weekend!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jellyroll Races!

This quick and easy quilt top has been all the rage at the shop lately especially during Friday Free Sew. The folks at Heirloom Creations have filmed a you tube video of it with some basic directions. Check it out!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Picture blast of new fabrics!

Please note that tomorrow is Tomball Night in guess where? Yes Tomball!  So they'll be closing off the roads all around the shop in mid-afternoon sorry for the inconvenience. 
We'll still be open and we are having free sew so get there early and you can park in either of the local parking lots at the corner of Commerce and Walnut. We'll even help you carry your stuff from there!
Here are a whole bunch of awesome fabrics we just got in and I apologize but, we got so many new batiks I couldn't keep up with photos but they are beautiful come and see!
New western/horse themed fabrics:

New sewing themed fabric:
"Double Helix" DNA looking fabric: I know we are nerds but hey it is neat looking and I really like it... okay maybe just I am the nerd...
We also got these Skull and Rose fabrics for those of you who aren't science nerds! 
I like it too so what does that mean? I don't know....
And we are now carrying more precuts, here are some of our charm packs and jellyrolls, remember these are while supplies last...
Lots of classes coming up and still time for you to get it done before the holidays! Check our calendar!
We have two quilts made up from the Stonehenge Christmas line:
Both very lovely and quick to sew up!
 One uses the strip pack:
And one the ornament panel with coordinates.
Kits available for both.
See you soon!