Friday, November 13, 2015

Christmas Wish List!

Here is a Christmas Wish List you can give your loved ones so they know what you really want for Christmas!

Print your Christmas Wish List from Sew Sisters, fill it with items from our store, and hand it your friends and family to help them with their Christmas Shopping this year!
They can purchase those items online or in the store!

Click here to download and print: Christmas Wish List from Sew Sisters

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Deal of the Month - November - 30% Off Kona Basics!

Our Deal of the Month for November is 30% Off Kona Basics - Black, White, Snow, Ash & Charcoal! 

This is a great time to stock up on those basics you know you will use! 

The Deal of the Month colours will be sold in 1m increments with a 1m minimum cut requirement. 

Buy one colour or all 5, it's up to you! 

Offer is valid through the month of November 2015 online and in the store. 
Offer is valid on Kona Black, White Snow, Ash and Charcoal only. 
All other Kona Cotton colours can be purchased at our regular low price of $10.99/metre.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kona Club Challenge Giveaway Winner!

The Winner of the Kona Club Challenge - Giveaway is:

25. Ariane said...
I would love to win this bundle. The table runner is adorable!! Love it!!

Congratulations Ariane!

We've emailed you. You can also write to us with your postal address at

Friday, October 23, 2015

Get 25% Off our Christmas Fabric!

Now is a great time to get those holiday gifts done!
Get 25% Off our Christmas Fabric from now until Sunday, October 25th!
Don't forget to get your sewing machine needles on our special Deal of the Month while you're shopping the sale.

The sale is available online until Sunday, October 25 and in the store Friday and Saturday!

Please note:
  • Orders are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you live in Toronto and would like to pick your order up please mention this is the comments box. Shipping charges will be removed at the time of billing. 
  • Please select alternate fabrics in case yours sells out - things go really quickly during a sale.
  • Please be sure to provide specific instructions in the box titled : If we do not have the full quantity of an item on your order. 
  • Please note that we will send what we have if you do not add specific instructions on your order.
Click here to shop: Christmas Fabric Sale

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Kona Club Challenge - Tea Room Table Topper by Shena from Apple Pie Patchwork

We're delighted to have Shena from Apple Pie Patchwork take the Kona Club Challenge this month! Shena does gorgeous work and has won awards for her quilts! Make sure you follow her blog for more tutorials and inspiration! 

Shena used the colors we sent out in April 2015 for Kona Club for her project today. We hope you enjoy this tutorial and make your own table topper. We are giving away the fat quarters that Shena used in this tutorial so be sure to leave a comment on this post to win!

Tea Room Table Topper

Hello! My name is Shena and I typically blog at Apple Pie Patchwork. I live in Lethbridge, Alberta, and I'm a founder and the president of the local MQG. I was contacted by Sew Sisters and asked to write a tutorial for a project that could be made using one of their Kona Club packs. Eventually I settled on this table topper. I was inspired by a window that I saw in an older local building that is now a tea room, and decided to try and re-create it.


This is actually a very simple project to put together. It finishes at 16"x24" and is made with HSTs.

Ready to get started? This is the Kona Club pack I chose and picked the Kona Bone to go with it. The colours are, from left to right, Kona - Creamsicle, Kona - Watermelon, Kona - Limelight, and Kona - Grellow.


Cutting Instructions:

Begin with cutting the Kona Bone: Cut 10 (ten) 1.5"x21" strips. Subcut 6 (six) strips into 24 (twenty-four) 1.5"x5" rectangles Subcut 4 (four) strips into 24 (twenty-four) 1.5"x3" rectangles 

Then you have to decide which of the four remaining colours you would like to use as your binding. I chose Grellow. You will cut only one strip from this fabric. Pay close attention to the way you orient the fabric as you cut, to ensure that you have enough left over for your binding. 

From the Kona Grellow cut: 1 (one) strip 5"x18" (make sure to cut the 18" length, NOT the 21" length) Subcut this strip into 3 (three) 5" squares Your remaining piece should measure approximately 16"x18" From this piece cut: 7 (seven) strips 2.5"x16" for binding. Set aside for now. 

Now layer the three remaining colours - Creamsicle, Watermelon, and Limelight. Again, watch the orientation to ensure you cut the correct length. Otherwise you will not have enough leftover for your backing. 

From each of Creamsicle, Watermelon, and Limelight cut: 1 (one) strip 5"x18" Subcut this strip into 3 (three) 5" squares 1 (one) strip 3"x18" Subcut this strip into 4 (four) 3" squares Your leftover pieces should measure approximately 13"x18". Set these aside for backing.


After you are done cutting, this is what you should have. Binding strips not pictured. 

Sewing Instructions:

Take your 3" squares and sew a 1.5"x3" strip to each side. Press open. 
Take your 5"x1.5" strips and sew them to the top and bottom of your unit. Press open.


Your unit should now measure 5". Take the 5" square that you cut from Watermelon, Creamsicle, and Limelight.
Mark the centre diagonal and layer RST with your 5" units. Stitch 1/4" away from the marked line on each side.
Cut on the marked line and press the HSTs towards the dark fabric.



Square up to 4.5" Arrange 4 HSTs into a pinwheel shape to make your block. 
Stitch together with a 1/4" seam. Make 6 (six) blocks. Blocks should measure 8.5".


Lay your blocks out in a 2x3 layout. Stitch together with a 1/4" seam. 
Your top should measure 16.5"x24.5".


Find your leftover pieces of Watermelon, Creamsicle, and Limelight. Choose 2 of them and stitch them together to make a backing measuring approximately 18"x 26". 
Baste and quilt as desired. I used a walking foot to straight stitch 1/4" away from each long seam line. It made beautiful stars in the centres of the pinwheels. 

Bind with the 2.5" strips of Grellow.



And that's it! You're done! 
Enjoy your beautiful new table topper! I hope you enjoyed this project. 
Thanks for stopping by!



You could win 4 fat quarters of the Kona Cotton Solids Shena used in this project!

Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.

If you are no-reply/Wordpress blogger please leave your email id in the post.
We will leave the giveaway open till Monday, October 26.
Winner will be announced Tuesday, October 27.

Good luck! 
Many thanks to Shena from Apple Pie Patchwork for this great tutorial!

Click here for more details on Kona Club.