Our Row by Row quilt is all quilted, finished and hanging in the shop! Jeanette machine quilted more than half of it on her regular old Pfaff, and the rest was done for us by Karen Morgan (who did a phenomenal job!) We are so excited to start making this again with all of you! Make sure you register if you want to get started with us next week, all of the info is in the post below to order and have it shipped or to pick them up at the shop. Check out who photo-bombed my pics! This little cutie was at the shop with me getting into all kinds of trouble.
You are cordially invited to make this stunning quilt Row by Row with us, one row a month. You will learn a lot of different techniques as we go, and you will get one of these beauties to call your own at the end.
Each Row is available as a pattern or in a kit with fabrics included, one per month. There will also be a tutorial on this blog that will follow the release of each row to give you a little extra help with whatever technique that pertains to that month’s pattern. If you are local, we will also be offering a one evening class that you can register to attend for even further assistance. In other words, lots and lots of instruction to get you to another level in quilting! Plus most months we will have an additional quilt that uses only that month’s row pattern, for additional inspiration.
We are taking registrations through the web links below or call the shop, Row #1 will be available September 20th, with classes later in the week.
October 2014 Classes at Pipers
We are also still offering a big discount as well as free shipping if you purchase the whole year of patterns at once. If you purchase the whole year of kits you may choose either free shipping or to attend all of the classes for free for the entire year. We really hope you love this quilt as much as we do.
Unfortunately we cannot offer Free Shipping on International orders.
This is a Sneek Peek Introduction to our very first Piper’s Girls Row by Row quilt. We have been working on this quilt and all of it’s designs for a while so it is really exciting to finally share it with you. We designed this quilt to be a work in progress, hopefully you can keep up with us and make a row every month. At the end of the year you will have a stunning quilt that you will cherish forever and will be on another level of quilting expertise. Each row is designed to teach you a new quilting skill, so row by row you will become a better quilter. This quilt will be fit a Twin Size bed when completed.
So what do you think? Would you like to quilt along with us Row by Row?
Each month starting in September, we will have a new row, there are 11 total in the quilt. You may purchase a pattern only which will be $9.95 plus shipping or you can purchase a kit which includes fabrics and a pattern for $29.95 plus shipping each month. There is also a background kit which you need to get started which has all of the off white fabric that you will need for the whole quilt, or you can use your own. Our background kit will be $35.
Besides the instructions in the pattern there will be online videos and tutorials each month to give you a little more help along the way.
If you are local to Salt Lake City and want even more one on one instruction, we will also be offering a class for every row. The classes will be small to give you one on one attention and we will add additional dates and times as needed based on registrations.
Right now we are offering two Sneek Peek Specials that will save you a bit of money and get you covered for the entire year whether you just want patterns or you want all of the fabrics and patterns, in other words “the whole kitchen sink” . Click the links below to check these early bird offers out!
This is our version of the “Remember who loves you” pattern from Acorn Quilts. I made this quilt years ago, but we cant seem to ever retire it because it continues to be so popular in our shop. Out of our Top 10 best selling patterns, it is the only one on the list that is not one of our Piper’s original designs. It continues to be one of my very favorite little quilts, I love the simplicity and sentiment of the little embroidery detail. I would love to make a larger size one, I think it would be perfect for a little girls twin size bed as well. What do you think? Do you ever get tired of owls? So far I am still owl obsessed.
I am a little obsessed with being a bit of a voyeur into others sewing rooms and creative spaces. There is a lot of inspiration and its so interesting to see how unique everyone’s space is, whether its a room, a whole floor of your house, or even a corner in a bedroom. So I decided to start a regular feature on our blog. It will be a peek into a stitcher’s space, plus some tips and favorite must haves. I will be the guinea pig and share my space, but next time, we would like to share yours! Please Email us with “Where I Sew” in the title, so that we can feature you! Just send us a few pics, and a few of your favorite things or must haves, we will pick someone every few weeks, and if you are featured we will send you some of our favorite goodies to thank you!
I am Erin, one of the Piper’s Girls and this is my sewing room. I recently moved and in my new house, I have a space that I just love! It has wonderful light, its much larger than my old room and has become my own private “happy place”. Here’s a few pics and some of my favorite things that make creating so enjoyable for me.
For me, there are two things I have in my room that improve quilting the most for me. The first is having a great sewing machine table that has an insert so that I can sew with my machine flush with the table. The second is having a design wall, for me it is so much better than laying pieces out on the floor. It was such a luxury when I first put one up. I made my own, by wrapping and stapling batting around a giant art canvas, but you could also attach the batting directly to the wall. You quilt blocks stick perfectly to batting!
I have finally gotten pretty organized with all my tools, collections, stash and so on. Here are a few of my favorite ways to keep my mess at bay and keep things neat and tidy.
I make a lot with scraps! My stash is really pretty small for how much I sew, but I have tons of scrap. I keep my scrap organized by color, in giant clear zip lock baggies, that are in these drawers from Ikea by color.
Another favorite item, from Ikea! This rolling cart keeps my WIP’s neat and tidy and out of sight. I liked them so much, I saved up for 3, and totally want another.
I still need to wind, most of my floss, but hey its a start.
You can’t have too many pin cushions, right? The little fine clover pins sticking in these are so fab, if you haven’t tried them, you must! It is a little scary how excited a pin can make me, apparently I need to get our more.
To cap it off, my most favorite new item is our own Piper’s Girls invention! Our magnetic floral scissor holder. I always wear it around my neck when I am sewing and I always know right where my snips are when I need them, and as a bonus it looks cute! Thanks for visiting, I hope you will share your spaces with us in the future!
Quiltmania has been one of our very favorite magazines for as long as I can remember. We always think everything included in fabulous, unique and right up our alley in terms of style. When we started designing our own patterns, one of our lofty goals was to be featured in Quiltmania. So we were a bit giddy, to say the least when we found out they wanted to publish not one but TWO of our designs!! Yesterday a few copies arrived of OUR issue arrived and to say we are excited is the understatement of the century. Not only do our quilts look stunning on the pages, but all of the other projects that we are surrounded by are just beautiful! The issue is called Quiltmania Special Kids 2014 and has 28 different patterns inside, all geared towards the little ones. We will have issues in our shop and online to sell in a few weeks or you can pick it up at your local shop, or Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. Pick one up, its a keeper!
Our E is for Elephant and our W is for Whale patterns are both featured, and our Whale is even on the back cover!
I honestly love everything else that is included and am a little obsessed with the penguin quilt pattern below.