A Different Approach to Inner City

Sandy W. brought in her Inner City quilt to show the students in Kim’s most recent class what she had done with the blocks. As you can see, she floated hers on a background, instead of bordering straight to the …

Spring Bouquet – A Big Ta-Da!

In 2013 we ran Spring Bouquet by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts as a Block of the Month with pre-fused, laser-cut applique pieces.  Everyone got to pick their own background, and many people chose dark backgrounds, instead of a …

Festival of Quilts Tickets Still Available

Yes, we still have tickets for this weekend’s Festival of Quilts!  You will save some time and save some money by purchasing your tickets from us for the Festival of Quilts held at Heritage Park May 23rd and 24th. As …

Another Round of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks Block of the Month

That’s right, it is an encore run of Tula Pink’s 100 Modern Quilt Blocks beginning in September.  Yes, that seems awhile away, but lets face it, you’ll be gardening over the next few months and when you’ve worn out your …

Hoffman Elements Pre-cuts Special Pricing – Only 2 Days Left

Pre-order your Hoffman Elements pre-cuts (2 1/2″ strip Bali pops, 5″ square Bali Snaps, and 10″ square Bali Crackers) by April 30th for fantastic pricing! The important stuff: Place an order on-line for the items on our secure website by …

More on Batik Manufacturing

My last post generated an inquiry as to whether waste water is treated when printing fabrics.  I don’t know the answer to this, and can only imagine that it is entirely dependent on the country where the fabric is being …

Printed Fabric Production

Awhile back I had posted links for videos on the making of batik fabrics.  Well, I found an Avlyn production on the printing of regular cotton quilting fabric.  I was surprised at the amount of processing the fabric must go …

Crossing the Finish Line

Over 2013 to 2014 we ran the 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink as a Block of the Month here at the store.  Each month, for ten months, customers were mailed or picked up their package of 10 blocks.  …

Artisan Spirit Sandscapes

The entire 60-piece collection of Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Sandscapes arrived this week.  The picture below doesn’t show the neutrals, which we also received. This exquisite collection of marbleized textures has metallic glimmers passing through the print.  The greys are silver, and the …

Winners of the 2015 Quilt Challenge Show

The ballots have been tallied and the 2015 Quilt Challenge results are in!  Before I show you the winning quilts, I’ll  give you a recap of the contest we run each year. In the spring, we sell 30 kits of …

Mystery Quilt Classes

In last year’s Fall mystery classes, Laura asked the participants to bring in their quilts and quilt tops from past mystery classes.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get pictures of all of them, but I did of a few which are shown …

Rat Race

We had a customer drop by late last year to show us the quilt from the Rat Race class she had taken with Leslie.  This quilt was made as a gift, and no names were to be divulged.  It was …

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