Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Pillowcase Kits

What boy doesn't love superheroes.  We have made up some new pillowcase kits using the Marvel liscensed fabrics that just came in! 

Click here to purchase online:
Superheroes Pillowcase Kit

Superman Pillowcase Kit

Marvel Fabrics

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New on the Bookshelf

Finished size of tablerunner is 21in x 48in. Finished size of quilt is 61in x 69in. An acrylic template is included.Click here to purchase online:  Oriental Fan (includes template)

Eleanor Burns designed this lovely little 26in x 26in Dresden Plate quilt. The pattern includes a mini wedge template.    Click here to purchase online:  Mini Dresden Plate (includes template)

The quilt is made of 6 positive blocks and 6 negative blocks. Select two fabrics with contrast, plus a third medium for center strips. For clarity in design, select textured or motled fabrics that read solid from a distance, or small scale prints.  Click here to purchase online:  Opposites Attract

If you think neutral fabrics are only for backgrounds and blending, you're in for a pleasant surprise. See what can happen when sophisticated taupe's, warm browns and creams, and contemporary grays take center stage.   Click here to purchase online:  Spotlight on Neutrals

Make your weekend creative with quilts, easy projects, rug hooking, and some cross stitch. Spread easily-pieced quilts over beds and enjoy sleeping under something you made by hand. Dress up quilts by adding a bed runner or a few throw pillows. Pub.Nov-2011;56pp.

Click here to purchase online:  Weekend by Blackbird Designs

One crazy pieced project, Crazy Rambling Rose and one applique quilt, Garden Party and the book also includes full size templates.  Click here to purchase online:  Crazy for Applique.

In 160 pages with hundreds of photos, examples and illustrations, fiber arts, author and teacher Heather Thomas invites you to begin a new journey into classic color theory and the principles of design for fiber artist and beyond. Click here to purchase online:  A Fiber Artsists Guide to Color and Design

Incredible quilts and touching stories about the inspiration of quilt making. Edyta Sitar opens her personal trunk of handmade heirlooms; from coverlets that capture childhood innocence to quilts that embrace the love of family. Includes CD.  Click here to purchase online: Reasons for Quilts

Jo Morton has updated her classic Prairie Flowers quilt, added more blocks and put all the infomation together in this new book. There are seven projects using the 24 flower blocks, with detailed instructions for each.   Click here to purchase online:  Prairie Flowers Quilt

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wrapped and Ready To Go!

Santa's elves have been busy at Sew Sisters getting all sorts of goodies wrapped and ready to go for Christmas!  Why not come on by and grab a gift for your favourite quilter or you can always send in the hubbies :o)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New On the Bookshelf

12 new projects for both beginner and experienced quilters. Enjoy simple, straight piecing while using your favorite fat quarters and scraps. These designs look way more difficult to sew than they really are!

Click here to purchase online:  French Braid Transformation

Piece by piece, world-renowned textile artist Kaffe Fassett and his team of designers create famously stunning quilts. Over the years, Fassett has attracted a passionate audience of quilters, who will revel in this exciting new collection of 20 beautiful quilts. Pub.Oct-2011;144pp
Click here to purchase online:  Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden

By popular demand, Carrie Nelson presents a terrific follow up to her top-selling Schnibbles Times Two. Quilters will find 12 beautiful pairs of small and large quilts made from convenient precut 5in and 10in squares. So appealing and easy. Pub.Sep-2011;96pp

Click here to purchase online:  Another Bite of Schnibbles
Using the "10 Minute" technique allows you to create big blocks with a diamond center-and-guess what! those edges can be coaxed to curve without sewing and curved seams. It's quilting magic, a quilter's dream come true.
Click here to purchase online:  10 - Minute Blocks

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New On the Bookshelf

We have two new Stitchery patterns by Bird Brain Designs. 
The first, called winter partners pillows (which I am working on right now,  contain directions for two 14.5" pillows.
Click here to purchase online:  Winter Partners Pillow
The second is an adorable snowman table runner.
Click here to purchase online:  Snowman Table Runner

Next up is the latest applique accessory from Karen K. Buckley.  For those of you who do applique - you know that Karen makes fabulous tools to help with hand applique projects including the perfect circles and perfect scissor.  Now she has made Perfect Stems.  In this package are detailed directions and five different sizes of heat resistant strips. These strips will allow you to make perfect stems that are a little over 1/2in, 3/8in, 1/4in, a little over 1/8in and 1/8in wide.

Click here to Purchase Online:  Perfect Stems

Every quilt and project in this book was inspired by a journey through France. From embroidery to wool applique, Bonnie and Kathy have created over 16 projects; all with a twist on their French inspired beginnings.

By Bonnie Sullivan and Kathy Schmitz

Click here to Purchase Online:  French Inspirations for Artful Hands

 Finally,  this collection of iron-on transfers is a fast and easy way to have a beautiful label, that's been creatively designed, in little or no time. Simply iron it onto the fabric, use a fine permanent pen to fill in your personalizing information and whipstitch it to the back of the quilt.

Click here to purchase online:  Iron On Quilt Labels

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fundamentals Sew Along Block of the Week

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Fundamentals Sew Along A Block of the Week Program Beginning in January 2012.
I am going to introduce our guest blogger today!  Jeannie Jenkins is our assistant manager in the shop and will be hosting the Fundamentals Sew Along program starting in January.  We are very excited about this program.  Every Wednesday Jeannie will be posting here on the blog with some tips, tricks, tidbits and giveaways on a journey to make a beautiful sampler quilt.  Without further ado here is Jeannie to tell you all about the program:

Each Wednesday I will be hosting a sew-along.  We will meet in the classroom from 10:00 - 11:30 am to make a block AND I will do a blogpost too.  Whether you follow along online or drop by the store you will be sure to learn a lot of new techniques and most importantly have a lot of fun.

I have been collecting the Stonehenge line of fabric for quite some time, and I think this is the perfect project for it.  Samplers are so much fun:  they really are a great way of learning how to do the various blocks and they are so pretty when they are done.  By the time we finish the program we will have 52 blocks,  enough to make a quilt.  Whether you are a confident beginner or have a number of quilts under your belt you are all welcome to join.  I don't know if I can wait until January to Start! But I will.  I hope you will join me. 
You can choose between two colorways: Stonehenge and 1930s reproductions. The quilt shown above uses a different fabric collection. Here are stonehenge fabrics we have chosen:

Registration is $15.00. The cost is $3/week. Mail order customers pay $3.50/month postage. Finishing Kits will be available starting in October. If you pay for the full program up front we will waive the $15.00 registration fee and give you two months postage for free! That works out to 191 (52 x 3 kits) + (10 x 3.50 postage).  

Click here to register online:
Fundamentals Block of the Week
Fundamentals Block of the Week - Pay in Full