Latest Event Updates
Whether you’ve got the blues or just want some color to wake you up and think summer, we’ve got both and just in time for our rescheduled 5th Saturday this weekend. Check out our selection of Sun Burst prints from Kanvas Studios. Are you looking to update pillows? Make a new purse or some fun clothing? I’m thinking I’ll finally make myself a
weekend travel bag. It would definitely stand out!
Are you looking for a new blender? Something that reads mostly like a solid, but it has pizazz? Check out Solidish by Kimberly Einmo for Timeless Treasures. We have the complete line in stock and everyone who has seen the fabrics is drooling!
Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, and Blushing Peonies, a new group by Robin Pickens for Moda is absolutely scrumptious! While I am not typically thinking about peonies in November, this is a collection that I just couldn’t pass up. With a combination of great large and medium scale prints plus tonal textures it would be very easy to add as many or as few of the pieces to create a great project!
Precuts are currently available in limited quantities with bolts scheduled to arrive the week of November 27th. Not sure what to make with these beauties? We also will have patterns available that feature this line.
Typically I am not an applique fan. I’m not sure if that has to do with a lack of patience (I want it NOW!!!!), dissatisfaction with the feel of fused applique pieces, or being frustrated by trying to remember which side of the fabric to fuse the freezer paper to (do I reverse the image or not?). Then I saw the Solstice block of the month designed by Fourth and Sixth Designs using Island Batik fabrics. What can I say, it spoke to me.
I have been working on the store sample and learned some things that are new to me, have been around for a while, but have definitely opened the door to doing more applique for me. These techniques include thread painting and glue basting. Following online tutorials I have learned just how easy and freeing these techniques are. To add the icing on the cake, the finished block doesn’t have that stiff feeling that you can get with fusible applique. I have become a fan.
We are still waiting for the bolts to arrive and expect the shipment any day. Complete kits will be available and can be preordered. The kit will include all of the fabric for the top and binding, pattern and a one day class session has been scheduled for Saturday, January 13th to get you started on the first block. More information will be available and blocks can be previewed during our Small Business Saturday event on November 25th.
While we have been quiet on social media for the past several months, we haven’t been idle. New fabrics have been arriving and we have been concentrating on ideas to use them, new samples, techniques, and inspiration! Check these out!
Penny Rug Flannels by Bonnie Sullivan for Maywood Studios
These fantastic flannels coordinate with the Woolies Flannel line and are a great addition of pattern and color with the softness you expect from premium flannel!
Composition by Jane Dixon for Andover
This color combination has been described by one customer as “Yummy!” We have put kits together for the quilt as well.
Hello World by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics
Our newest children’s line is cute without being ‘cutesy’. With two different projects kitted and ready to go, this line is a great option when you need quick shower gift.
New fabrics have (finally) been posted to our website! Most of these have been in the shop for a little while now, but they’re new to the website! Check them out!
2017 Wisconsin Shop Hop Section 2 Mystery Quilt
Thanks so much for participating in this year’s Shop Hop! Whether you win a prize, complete the mystery quilt, or just enjoyed visiting some of the amazing shops in South Central Wisconsin, we hope you had a great time!
Quilt Top Assembly Instructions
- Fabric 1
- Cut 8 strips – each 1½” x WOF for the inner border
- Fabric 2
- Cut 5 strips – 6½” wide x WOF for the outer border
- From the first WOF strip, cut one 32½” strip and one 6½” strip
- From the second WOF strip, cut a second 32½” strip and a second 6½” strip
- From the third WOF strip, cut one 26½” strip and a third 6½” strip
- From the fourth WOF strip, cut one 26½” strip
- From the last WOF strip, cut one 24½” strip
- Fabric 5
- Cut 8 strips – 2½” wide x WOF for the binding
- Inner Border
- Join all 8 strips of Fabric 1 end-to-end to form one long strip
- From the long strip, cut two strips each 60½” long and two strips each 62½” long
- Join one of the 60½” strips to each side of the quilt field as shown above at right
- Join one of the 62½” strips to the top and bottom of the quilt field as shown above at right
- Outer Border
- Join Flying Geese units with strips of Fabric 2 to form the side, top, and bottom outer borders as shown at right
- NOTE: Pay careful attention to the Flying Geese Unit positions! Remember that there are two types of Flying Geese Units and place them correctly according to the diagram!
- Attach the two side outer borders and then the top and bottom outer borders as shown in the diagram
- Join all 8 strips of Fabric 5 end-to-end to form one long strip
- Use the long strip to bind all four edges of the quilt top
- Cut 5 strips – 6½” wide x WOF for the outer border
To print a copy of the instructions click the following link :
Questions? Stop by Quilter’s Compass to get some expert advice from one of our Quilt Divas on finishing your Section 2 Mystery Quilt.