seriously!? Have you seen anything cuter than these ugly little monster faces? Jeanette is working on a new quilt that uses all of the monsters from the Little Monsters pattern, but she has entirely changed the layout and is adding a bunch of patchwork with the applique. She is using our machine applique method with all of the edges turned under. Look for a class and kit coming soon!
If I have a little girl someday, I will give her this quilt. I love the simplicity of the design and the soft colors. I made this quilt using the Daisy Cottage collection of fabrics, but it could be made with anything that you love. These fabrics are very girly, but you can change the fabrics to work wonderfully for a boy. This is a great go- to baby quilt for all of those baby showers you will be attending this spring. We are giving you the pattern, it is easy and fast and very beginner friendly. Just follow the link below for the instructions. This quilt is designed to work with 2 sets of 5″ charm squares plus a complimentary fabric. We are selling kits with exactly the fabrics we used, they include everything for the quilt top, pre-cut pink bias binding and the backing fabric, click here to order one. Enjoy!
This is our new Pop! Wreath that we are offering a class on this spring. It is made with a needle felting technique that anyone can do.
I just love the bright colors, but you can use any color combo that you would like.
Here is the entire Simply Circles quilt. The pattern will be available next week and there us still room in the class in May. Enjoy your weekend!
I love scraps. I make a lot of quilts with almost all scrap, and in my applique quilts, scraps can go a long way. I am pretty streamline in what I like to keep around in the majority of my life, but when it comes to scraps I am a hoarder. Jeanette taught me that every little piece of fabric is very valuable and so I must save them all. I am sure most of you feel the same way. But in order to use your scraps efficiently, you need to be able to retrieve them easily and keep them stored in an organized fashion that allows you to do this. I am constantly working on this part. So as part of my spring cleaning I have torn apart my work room and am re-tackling my scraps. So far I am really pleased with the solution I have come up with so I thought I would share it with you.
Before I had my scraps in a bunch of clear stackable boxes as shown above, but I just threw them in as I got them and they were not organized by color. I liked to be able to see them, but they looked pretty messy stacked up in my closet.
Now they are neatly tucked away and labeled by color in these clean white drawers! Here’s what I did.
First I separated all of my scraps by color in piles. This part was the biggest pain, it took some time, but luckily I had a lot of Modern Family episodes to catch up on while I sorted.
Then I put each color in its own (some colors required 2) clear plastic bag. The bags I used are about 14″ X 16″, but anything close to that will work. I used 2 Ikea Helmer organizers both in white ( you may be able to get away with 1, depending on how many colors you have) and stacked them on top of each other, than gave each color a drawer.
Now anytime I need a color, I can just pull out the whole bag, rifle through it and put it back. I love it! What do you think? I think I may have finally found my permanent scrap solution!
Now that my scraps are done, I can move on the the rest of the mess. I will let you know when it is all pretty and perfect.
We are so proud of all of the Beginner Quilters we have finish our class!!! We want to keep sharing the amazing quilts that they complete. Hopefully it will inspire you newbies out there that you can do it too. I am sure these quilts will also inspire some experienced quilters as well, because they are fabulous!!! Come join us! We have a new beginning quilting class starting on Wednesdays this week, call the shop for more info or to sign up: 801-484-5890!
This stunner was made by Trena Held and yes it was her very first quilt! Plus she is going to start hand quilting as she signed up for our Hand Quilting & Binding class as well.
This is our Simply Circles quilt. I just love it! It is super quick to make and has a fantastic modern feel. I want to make one for little Ronan that is an I-spy quilt, all I need to do is pick fun fabrics with animals and such for him to spy. Jeanette’ will be teaching this quilt as a class in May. You will learn all of her tricks for cutting perfect circles as well as our machine applique’ method.
This is by far the best, most inexpensive, quick little trick you can do to improve your quilting. Apply sand paper tabs to your ruler. That is it! It is super cheap and takes seconds. They completely stabilize your ruler while you are cutting. So now all of your fabric pieces will be the size they are supposed to be and not 1/4″ larger on the spot that your ruler slipped. I have tried every fancy ruler out there that is supposed to help with slipping while rotary cutting. There are fancy handles, little rubber bumps and a million other things, but none of them work as well as the sand paper tabs and they are all a lot more expensive. So do yourself a favor and come and buy a package of these little lovelies and slap them onto every quilting ruler you own. You will thank me later.