Monday, December 27, 2010


Sale on Christmas fabrics, kits and precuts.
Sale on all printed fleece.
Sale on Moda fall prints.
10% Off all batting

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our giveaway winner is....

Wendi Klein!
Congratulations Wendi!
We hope you enjoy your new Amy Butler bag!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Give Away!!!

Amy Butler Hampton Bag Give Away!!! Just leave your name and email address in the comments section to be included in our drawing. Will ship to out of town customers. This bag is large and wonderful for toting sewing supplies, kids stuff, and much much more! Suggested Retail Price $172.00

Tall, sleek styling absolutely loaded with compartments and long, deep pockets. Plenty of room for projects and supplies with multiple zippered pockets and tool channels to keep things well organized. Will hold a laptop and work or school files, too; zippered cell phone pocket on the exterior.
Size: 17 1/2" tall body x 16" wide x 4" deep 10" tall handles (2)

SRP: $176.00

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fabric Ball Instructions

These fabric balls are fun and super easy to make. I created some Christmas themed ones that are currently on display at the store along with free instructions. They are great to hang from lighting or you can use them as ornaments for a tree. They are also shown in the "Orgins" post below. My friend, Kim Johnson, created a mobile using these fabric balls for her nursery. Christmas balls, created by Kari Morrison.

Here is what you will need:
  1. 5" Styrofoam Ball (or whatever size you wan to do)
  2. 2-3 yards of fabric depending on full you want it
  3. Box of straight pins
  4. Scissors, fabric cutter, or rotary cutter
  5. Small hook with screw for hanging
You can get styrofoam balls at any craft store, or on-line in bulk (cheaper that way)


  1. Place fabric doubled up inside out on table
  2. Draw 5" circles using a pencil as close together as possible to maximize fabric usage. ( I traced an old cd for this)
  3. Cut circles out using a fabric cutter, rotary cutter, or scissors
  4. Fold circles into 1/4's with outer fabric facing out
  5. Using a straight pin, pin point into styrafoam ball as displayed in picture below
  6. Continue to pin folded circles in fabric all around ball switching directions every so often until ball is covered.
  7. Place hook screw in top of styrafoam to hang ribbon from.
Sample pinning:

They look great as Holiday Decor and are easily hung from lighting.

Orgins Line Coming Soon...

We are excited to be getting the new line of fabric "Orgins" by Basic Grey. We love the unique color combination. My friend, Kim Johnson, recently put together her baby nursery for her new baby girl using a similar color scheme. She let me steal a couple photos to show off the fun colors in action. She also made fabric balls instead of a mobile. She is an amazing decorator. The whole room turned out beautiful. Thanks Kim, and congratulations on your new baby!!

Fabric Wreath Instructions

This is an easy beautiful fabric wreath created by Carlie Skinner. She made a fall sample and also a Christmas sample currently displayed in the store.

Here is what you need:

  1. 24 " Straw wreath with plastic over straw (can buy at any craft store)
  2. 3 yards of fabric
  3. Scissors
  4. Screwdriver

  1. Cut fabric into 3” x 3” squares (fast tip: we marked every 3”, then ripped ours length wise, then cut pieces into 3”) Squares do not need to be perfect
  2. Using a screwdriver place fabric on end with screwdriver in middle of fabric
  3. Insert fabric with screwdriver into wreath (with plastic still on) and twist setting fabric in place
  4. Repeat step 3 starting on the outside an filling inward
  5. Decorate with a matching bow or flower

Monday, September 27, 2010

Colorful Christmas

This is a fun easy Christmas quilt using a method that is so clever and fun you will do many more quilts this way in the future. This was created in Electric Quilt by Kari Morrison using Riley Blakes "Colorful Christmas" line. Kit includes pattern, instructions, fat quarters, and border fabrics.

To purchase kit click picture link below.

12 Days of Christmas Quilt

This is a beautiful Christmas quilt created by Carol Lawson. Carol used Moda's 12 Days of Christmas fabric line and Carlene Westberg's "Meadow Blocks" fat quarter quilting pattern. Finished quilt measures 64" x 72". This is great choice for a beautiful Christmas quilt to add to your Christmas decor, or to give to someone special.

To purchase kit click photo link below.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

This is a fun quilted wall hanging for the upcoming Christmas season. Kit includes pattern and fabrics.

To purchase kit click photo link below.

Halloween Quilt Kit

This is a cute Halloween quilt kit that can be used as a small throw or wall hanging. This was created by Myrna Carnesseca.

To purchase kit click link below.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chatterbox Quilt

This is an amazing quilt created by our store manager, Myrna Carnaseca. She used a beautiful color combination of blacks, pinks, and whites. It was created using the Great Spirits McKenzie line and the Chatterbox quilt pattern by Ribbon Candy quilt company. Kit includes fabrics and quilting pattern.

To purchase kit click picture link below.

Funky Windows Quilt

This is an adorable bright flannel quilt created by Heather. She used Carlene Westburgs "Funky Windows Quilt" Pattern. Kit includes fabric and pattern.

To purchase kit click picture link below.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Hauntings Quilt

This a cute and easy Halloween quilt kit for beginning or advanced quilters using Riley Blakes "Boo To You" line. Kit includes fabric for patchwork, patterns, instructions, applique fabrics, borders, binding, backing, and batting. Pattern and kit created by Kari Morrison.

To purchase Halloween Hauntings complete sewing kit click the picture link below.

Car Seat Canopy

Car Seat Canopy Instructions
Materials Needed:
1 yard and 4 inches of Fabric A (top layer)
1 yard of Fabric B (bottom layer)
Sew-on Velcro (2 inch wide)
A rotary cutter is very helpful, but you can use scissors.
1. Cut both fabrics A and B the same size around 34” X 40”. Some fabric may be a little wider than others. Leaving at least 4 “ of fabric A left.

2. Set aside 4 “of fabric A for straps.

3. Lay both fabrics right sides together. Make sure they are nice and smooth. Cut all corners to make them rounded. You may use a large dinner plate as a guide.

4. Sew around both fabrics leaving about 8 inches so you can turn it right side out. Before you turn it snip the corners to prevent bunching.

5. Press the turned cover with an iron making sure the top layer is slightly over the bottom layer, so it will not show from front.

6. Top stitch all the way around also sewing shut the open portion. Set aside.

7. Cut two pieces 4” X 17” out of your top fabric for the straps.

8. Fold straps in half, right sides together.

9. Sew around all three edges, leaving a couple inches for turning.

10. Turn, press with iron and top stitch all the way around.

11. Sew on velcro. I use 1 1/2" by 2". Make sure the hook side of the velcro is sewed on one end and the fuzzy side sewn on the opposite flipped side so it with attach around the car seat handle.

12. Take finished canopy fabric to attach straps.

13. Find the exact center of the fabric canopy by folding it in half one way and in half the other way.

14. Sew each strap on 2 1/2 to 3 inches from center (leaving about 5 to 6 inches between them).

15. Pin center of strap to center of canopy.

16. Check on carseat to make sure it has the right fit as some may have different shapes.

17. Sew straps onto the canopy. Make a 1" by "width of strap" box around the centered pin.

To purchase sewing kit including fabrics, velcro and instructions click picture link below.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Nursing Cover Tutorial


A stylish and practical nursing cover. The dimensions are slightly larger than most nursing covers, which gives added coverage and less chance of someone getting an uninvited sneak peek!

You will need:
1.25 yd fabric
16” boning (in fabric casing)
2 D-rings (1.25”-1.5”)

Fabric pieces to cut:
one rectangle 28”x40” for main body
· one strip 4.25”x10” for neck strap
· one strip 4.25”x26” for neck strap

1. First we will complete the neck straps… Take 4.25”x10” strip of fabric and fold in half lengthwise right sides together. Stitch ¼” from edge along raw edges, forming a tube. Repeat with longer strip, but sew a curve towards the inner fold when you are reaching the last few inches of the strip. Trim seam allowance around curve close to the stitching line.

2. Turn each piece right side out and press flat with the seam going down the center of the strap. Topstitch ¼” from each edge on both straps.

3. Place shorter strap through D-rings, matching up raw edges. Stitch as close to the D-rings as possible, encasing them between the two layers of the strap.

4. On to the main body of the nursing cover… With your main body rectangle of fabric, fold and press upper edge (if your fabric has a definite pattern, ensure you know which side should be at the top!) ½” toward wrong side of fabric. This should be your 40” long edge. Fold and press again ½”.

5. Open up the folded edge and center the boning along the raw edge (I used black boning for demonstration purposes), with the boning curving away from you (sounds more confusing that it is… now’s a good time to take a look at the picture below). There should be 12” of the pressed edge on either side of the boning. Pin boning in place.

6. Stitch along upper edge of boning casing (depending on your boning, your stitching may need to be nearer the top edge). Stitch at either end of boning casing, ensuring that boning is completely covered by the casing. If needed, first trim 1/8” off of each boning end (plastic only, not the casing) to allow casing to completely cover the boning. This will assure OCD people like me that the boning will not move or poke through the casing or your fabric.

7. Allow the upper edge of fabric to fold over again the way it was pressed. With the right sides facing toward you, take each neck strap and tuck under folded edge, centering each strap at the edge of each end of boning. Pin in place. Stitch along lower edge of fold.

8. Press neck straps upward, away from the main body. Stitch along upper edge of main body, backstitching at edges of straps, securing neck straps in their final and upward position.

9. Fold and press lower edge of nursing cover ½”, fold another ½” and press again as was done with the upper edge. Stitch close to folded edge. Repeat with raw side edges.

Note: If you would like to add an interior pocket that can also be used as a burp cloth, simply cut a right-angle triangle piece of terry towel or chenille the size you would like your pocket to be, allowing enough fabric for a hem on the top edge. Hem the top edge, sandwich the raw edges of the triangle between one lower side and the bottom pressed edges before they have been stitched, and stitch the pocket right into place while you sew the bottom and side edge. I have personally never needed a pocket because it seems I always have a big diaper bag with me anyway and a separate burp cloth, but it's a simple step to add if you think you might like one!

10. Thread the long strap through the front of the D-rings and back out again through one on the underside.

11. You are done, great job!

To purchase full sewing kit including fabric, rings, boning and instructions click the picture link below.

Quilting Tips- Continous Bias

Continuous Bias:

Continuous Bias Binding A bias binding is used to edge quilts with scalloped edges or rounded corners. Because you are working with the cross grain of the fabric, it will curve smoothly around rounded quilt edges. Any woven fabrics will do. Stripes and plaids give a unique and pleasing effect when cut on the bias.

Step 1: Straighten the width of your fabric by tearing off one end. This will give you a true straight grain to work with.

Step 2: To get the true bias, hold the straightened end. Bring the upper right corner down to the lower edge. This fold is the true bias. Press this fold so you have nice crease to follow. open up fabric and cut on this creased line.

Step 3: Take this triangle of fabric and move it to the opposite edge of your fabric. Your fabric should look like a parallelogram. Stitch right sides together. Press.

Step 4: With a ruler and pencil, mark a line parallel to the bias, the width you would like your bias to be. This width will depend on your preference for binding. I cut my binding wide enough that I can fold it in half, sew it to the front of my quilt with a 1/4" seam allowance. I then turn the folded edge of the binding over to the back and stitch by hand. For a finished binding that is approximately 3/8" wide, I cut my strips 2 1/2 inches wide. Again this width depends on the finished look you like the best. if you desire a wider edge, cut your strips wider, and take a 1/2' seam allowance.

Step 5: Make the fabric into a tube by bringing the marked edge of end 'A 'to edge 'B.' Move corner 'A' along the edge until the marked line and corner' B' are together. Sew these lengthwise edges together. Your tube will lookout of shape.

Step 6: Lay tube flat and continue to mark the line you started in step 4.. This works very well with a quilters gridded ruler.

Step 7: Carefully cut along your line. This strip is your bias. Finish your binding by pressing it in half with right sides out.