On the Docket: Sleepytime & February Classes

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Here is a little glimpse of Sleepytime, one our our new designs that will be coming out in the spring! I love this little bunny so much! What do you think?  He is just one of the many new projects that we are currently working on, we are suffering from some major ADD around here, but at least we are not bored!

We have a few new classes at our shop for February, below is the class schedule. Please register as soon as you can if you would like a spot because many of the January classes were filled very quickly.

Jan & Feb 2014 Classes

 

Sneek Peek: M is for Monster

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We have finally finished our M is for Monsters Quilt! What do you think? We had a lot of fun with this quilt and our favorite thing about it was using Bamboo Felt for a lot of the applique! It is our new not so secret, secret ingredient!

Appliqued quilts are so much fun but we realize that they are a challenge. Using the bamboo felt, makes the experience very quick and easy. There are no raw edges and no needle turning.

 It washes beautifully unlike the Wool blend felt. There are tons of beautiful colors and the edges do not have to be turned under and will never fray. Wow this changes everything! If that isn’t enough it is a little thinner than regular felt and just a little thicker than regular quilting cotton. The texture change makes your applique designs really fun.

In the M is for Monsters quilt we used a combination of cotton fabrics and the Bamboo felt and we just love the way it turned out! The picture below is the color range of the felt, we will be carrying a lot of it in our shop and online very soon, so stay tuned. We also will be posting a little Bamboo felt applique tutorial on the blog next week that you won’t want to miss.

The M is for Monsters patterns are available now in a physical pattern & PDF and kits through the link below.

M is for Monster patterns & kits

bamboo wool felt

Free Pattern: Modern Eye Spy Quilt

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I had an absolute blast making this quilt for my son Ronan! Picking and collecting fabrics that I knew he would love was so much fun. He loves to pick out the animals, veggies, cars and especially the potty I added to the quilt. I love that this quilt is educational, but I also am thrilled with the simple modern aesthetic, and it matches his room perfectly. I used Riley Blake’s “Pewter” solid as my background, but that can be easily changed to white, pink, navy, green, or whatever color will match your little one’s room, or let them pick their favorite color. You will be able to finish this quilt in no time at all and it is simple enough for any beginner to make it. Plus we are giving you the pattern for free!! Click the link below to download your very own copy!

Modern Eye Spy Pattern in PDF

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Free Patterns: Holiday Doves Tutorial

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The link below will send you to our online tutorial on the Holiday Doves we did as a demo in our shop last week. If you would like a fun project for this weekend, that the kids can help with, these adorable Doves are perfect! There are no special skills required and you can finish them very quickly, we made 12 in about an hour. Use them in your holiday decor, lined up on a shelf, as place card holders, as ornaments on your tree, or a million other ways. Plus the holly ornament on their neck can easily be removed and you can add hearts, flowers like we did or a million other little decorations in order to use them for different holidays throughout the year!

Holiday Dove Tutorial

The supplies are fairly easy to round up, but we also sell a complete kit, with a little bit of the work already done for yo! If you would like to order kits, click here:Holiday Dove Kits

Best Books: Love & Patchwork Magazine

love and patchwork

Love & Patchwork is one of my very favorite finds as of late! It is from the same group that does Mollie Makes, and I have loved every square inch of the first 2 issues that I got my hands on. It is out of the U.K. but you can subscribe, or pick it up around town, or even get it on your e-reader, plus hopefully we will be carrying it soon. The cover above is issue 3, the latest issue, that to my surprise our Animal Alphabet series is featured in as a new and wonderful find! So exciting!! P.S., I totally need to make that buttons quilt!

 

New Classes & Holiday Decor DIY’s

doves

Aren’t these little doves lovely!? They are made using a simple felting technique that requires no special skills and you could whip out a flock of them in an evening. They are the first project in our series of Holiday Decor DIY’s this month!

Wednesday, December 11th 2:00 or 5:30pm or Saturday, December 14th at 3:00pm.

Come and learn two quick techniques of felting to make this darling Dove that can be used for Christmas décor and beyond! You must RSVP via phone or e-mail to attend.

*Kits will be available for $10 each and contain all materials and tools that you will need.

We will be continuing this series all through December with more super fast and fabulous Holiday DIY projects that require no previous skill and are appropriate for children 8 and older.

Make sure that you stay tuned to our blog and Facebook for the next set of Holiday Decor DIY’s!

We also have a new class schedule! Follow this link to check it out. You may register over the phone or via e-mail.

New Classes

On the Docket: Hexie Posie’s

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I am currently having too much fun with Bee In My Bonnet’s Hexie Half Ruler! I have been making this Hexie Posie quilt and a larger honeycomb style baby quilt at the same time.After years of not having one,  have finally put some batting up on my wall for a make shift design board. What a difference! Now I wish I could cover one entire wall in it! Someday, in my dream sewing room. So, what are you working on?