Saturday, January 29, 2011

Easy Pet Pillow

Judy over at Sew Fun Quilts put a bug in my ear a few months ago about how she creates pillows for her kitties using her would-have-been-garbage scraps. 

I decided this was a perfect idea to make Maggie a bed for the shop.

Using this cute Moda fabric from Pampered Pooch, I used a 1/2 yard cut & stitched up an envelope


I turned the raw open edge with a simple hem & started tossing in scraps.  unprinted selvage edges, trims to square up pieces, bits of batting & the like.


Once full, I just stitched it shut & applied a pooch


Friday, January 28, 2011

Stencils, Stencils & more Stencils!



We are so happy to show you our expanded selection of 30 new Thimbleberries stencils!  And I am loving this waterfall display almost as much as the new stencils!

We currently offer our stencils in our brick and mortar store only, but if you are searching for a design, just drop us an email!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Have you been checking out our Deal of the Day?

We enjoy browsing our catalog every morning & picking out an item or set of items to discount for you.

Did you know you can have these updated to your RSS reader every day so you never miss one?

Today’s Deal of the Day is the BQ quilt pattern at 50% off!

Just because we think it would look GORGEOUS, we put a side deal of Sugar Pop Half Yard Bundles at 25% off.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fleece Liquidation Sale

It’s cold!  Stay warm with a quick tied fleece blanket!

We are liquidating our fleece for just $4.50 a yard (60” wide) while supplies last.  We would rather see this soft & warm fabric find a home than languish around here. 


We have some beautiful quilt backings picked out to inhabit the fleece’s home, so be sure to pop over to our Etsy shop & take advantage of this once in a lifetime sale!

Friday, January 21, 2011

A new space just for our needlework gals

A few boards, a little paint & we have all our needlework supplies all together in one bright corner.

On one wall, our DMC floss is all protected from dust & light in the gray drawers that line this wall.  I added this little piece of pegboard so that needles, paint & cross stitch supplies are close at hand.  Also this is where our crochet hooks will rest…


because to the left you will find all of our iron on & prestamped embroidery patterns, crochet thread, flour sack towels, and cross stitch patterns!


Getting all those needlework goodies together gave me some extra room on this shelf to spruce up.


The DM approves, but the head tilt may signify it is time to get to work, and quit showing off pictures.


Help a Quilter~Check your stash?

I have a customer desperate for at least a 1/2 yard of this beautiful floral.
fabric - Matters of the Heart
This fabric is designed by Kaye England for South Seas from the Matters of the Heart collection.
Just leave a comment if you have some to spare and I will email you right back!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Another way to use your Block of the Month

DSCN4162Our 2010 Block of the Month program consisted of 12 beautiful blocks in 30’s reproductions.  We did 3 blocks in each of 4 colorways to allow our BOM’ers to opt for table runners.

Here’s a table runner I made using the yellow colorway blocks.

I sashed, backed, and bound the runner with brown moda crackle.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Entry for the State Fair Competition

The Fentress County Fair Association is about to head to Nashville to compete against the other county fair assn’s and will be taking along this quilt for competition at the convention.

Our Tennessee Puzzle


This quilt is completely hand crafted. 

It was hand pieced by Debbie Hart, Eileen Powell, Shannon Ownby, and Pamela Kissel.

The English paper pieced flowers were crafted by JoAnn Knapp.

The hand applique was completed by Shannon Ownby and Patsy Littrell

The hand quilting and binding was completed by Shannon Ownby and Margaret Lester.

The label was hand embroidered by Charlotte Tompkins.

The quilt is 56” square.


It was a joy to coordinate this community project with these very talented ladies.  I look forward to planning the next one!

Thanks to all the ladies who helped keep us motivated to finish this project on time as well as the ladies who helped with needle & thread!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

My first finish of the new year

I will be happy to see this one quilted, as I am excited to see the 3d effect of the folded flying geese in the finished quilt.


This would have made a great quilt as you go project, but I decided my time was better spent on other things right now, so off to Helen Marie it goes!

(I need to rehang this, but had to snap a quick pic to show why I have been sew absent here in bloggerville.)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

More Scrappy Ideas

This is my plan for my scrap quilt….today

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The interior blocks are those I showed yesterday that finish to 3”.  I will probably change the size of this to be NOT square, but this is what I came up with for my layout.

Don’t you just love cherry red & sunny yellow together?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Getting Scrappy!

I have made a promise to work on a *me* project for at least an hour every day.  So, I have been working my scrappy piecing in with my class & custom order piecing this week.


It’s amazing how quickly the pile grows when you just add in a few pieces here & there!

These will finish to 3”.  Now to figure out how I am going to use them in my quilt.  I have too many ideas rolling around in my mind, so I think it’s time to EQ7!