Thursday, January 24, 2013

Now won't this look good in your sewing room?

Pick up a Snap Sack® Kit and whip up a delightful, collectible wall hanging in no time. If the cute spools don't get you the whimsical sewing machines will!
Perfect for anyone who loves sewing,  Got Thread? is a great addition to your home or a great gift for a fellow quilter. The quilt finishes at approximately 16" X 19.5". The kit includes the pattern and all the fabric you need for the top, backing and binding for only $15.99.
Snap Sack® Kits are designed by Joan Ford from Hummingbird Highway.
Look out for more in this series.
Go here to purchase: Snap Sack® Kit - Got Thread

Friday, January 11, 2013

It's time to put your blocks together!

Layout 1
Now that we have had time to admire all of the lovely blocks that we have made, it is time to figure out how we are going to put them together.

The pattern provides three different setting options to finish your quilt.

Layout 1 has  Quarter Square Triangles in between your blocks.  This setting would be especially good  for the Stonehenge quilt if you wanted to insert another colour.

Layout 2 has an Irish Chain as the secondary block.  This too is a great option and gives a lighter, airier look to your quilt showcasing each and every block.
Layout 2

Layout 3
Layout 3  has  a narrow strip bordering each block and then sashing with another colour.  You could pick one or two colours to border each block, or you could have a different colour on each block.  The possibilities are endless.

I chose to finish our sample Stonehenge quilt with Layout # 2.  I used 2 new fabrics that are not in the body of the quilt for the Irish Chain and the border.

Stonehenge Quilt finished with Irish  Chain
Fabric in 1930's Finishing Kit
 For the 1930’s quilt I chose the fabrics you see in the picture — pink for the Irish Chain and green  for the border.

We have finishing kits available for layout # 2 using these fabrics for  $89.99.  
Click here to purchase: Finishing Kit for Fundamentals Block of the Week 

You will create a lovely quilt using any of these options.  I look forward to seeing all of your finished quilts.  If you are local drop by the store.  If you are from a distance email us a picture, we would love to see it.

 Bye for now,  Jeannie

Friday, January 4, 2013


Go fresh and modern this year with popular blogger, designer, and owner of Jaybird Quilts— Julie Herman. Julie’s beautiful and fun patterns for funky quilts, a table runner and pillows that are gorgeous and easy to make.

All patterns use Julie’s new Hex N More Ruler which lets you cut 4 different shapes in 4 different sizes! Get accurate hexagons, 60 degree triangles, half hexagons, and jewels. The ruler comes with full color instructions.

Click here to purchase: Hex N More Ruler.

Quilt Patterns using the Hex N More Ruler by Julie Herman 

You've probably seen pictures of Julie Herman's new quilt Science Fair on the Internet. It was a hit at Quilt Market recently and the pattern is now available! This modern hexagon quilt pattern comes in four different sizes.

Click here to purchase: Science Fair - Pattern.

Julie Herman's very popular Northern Lights Pattern features Kona Solids from Robert Kaufman. This pattern offers you quilts in 5 different sizes from Baby to King. We also have a Lap Size Quilt Kit for you using Kona Solids. The quilt measures 51" X 64" and the kit contains the pattern and all the fabric you need to complete the quilt top. The Hex N More Ruler is not included in the kit.

Click here to purchase: Northern Lights Pattern 
Click here to purchase: Northern Lights - Lap Quilt Kit

Lotus comes in four different sizes and makes for a very interesting quilt. Use batiks like Julie has or switch it up with your favorite modern prints - either way you will have a stunning quilt.

Click here to purchase: Lotus - Pattern 

For the Home

Make two interesting pillow covers with Julie Herman's Candy Dish pattern. This pattern uses the Hex N More Ruler by Jaybird Quilts.
Click here to purchase: Candy Dish Pattern

A fun new table runner pattern by Julie Herman from Jaybird Quilts. The table runner measures 17.5" X 40.5" finished. This runner uses the Hex N More Ruler by Jaybird Quilts.

Click here to purchase: Tasty Table Runner Pattern

Skip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts. 

Create quilts with simple designs, strong lines, and a modern aesthetic. Choose from 15 easy quilt patterns where design is the star and fabric is the supporting actor. Explore various bindings and their effect on the overall look and see what can be done when color is used in bold ways to support a border less quilt design.

Click here to purchase: Skip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts.