Monday, November 28, 2011

American Patriot

Who would ever guess that these projects begin with user friendly panels? So easy you could have these projects finished before Christmas! The quilt would be perfect for that special military person in your life or appropriate for the Quilts of Valor program which donates quilts to members of the Armed Forces. The kit includes 2 fabric panels for the center of the quilt, border fabric, 60” backing fabric, and binding for the 56” x67” quilt for $$74.95. The “Quilt N’ Tote” kit includes all fabrics – you will need 1 1/8 yd. fusible fleece – for the 22” x 17” tote bag for $42.95. For a limited time, the “Patriot Dream Project Book” (regularly $12) is included with either kit at no extra charge! The book includes patterns for the quilt, tote bag, pillowcase, a table runner and even some great quilting ideas.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Share a bit of Georgia with loved ones

Olde America Antiques postcard quilt blocks are so popular right now and this set featuring Atlanta/Georgia is one of the best! Linda made this cute little quilt from the blocks to take to her Illinois relatives. A large selection of vintage prints already on fabric, are available.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On Dancer...on Prancer...

We loved the table runner Sharon brought in! Appliqued in wool, Santa and his reindeer are all ready for Christmas and so is Sharon.  The pattern is available for order, from All Through The Night.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gorgeous Scrap Quilt

Judy shared her beautiful quilt top with us. The top hand-pieced and Judy was here to buy backing and batting to hand quilt it. The block pattern is called Lady of the Lake.

Day 7: November 19th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

We’re really looking forward to our Twelve Days of Christmas event this year which begins on December 1st. Each day for twelve days we will feature a Daily Special sure to please any quilter. If you want the item, simply call the shop or e-mail us that day and say “Stuff my Stocking” and the item will be added to your bag. On day 13, just tell “Santa” to stop by the shop to pick up your bag and remind him that he may want to add a sewing machine or gift certificate to the bag! Maybe you’d like to have a stocking “stuffed” for a sewing or quilting friend - either way, it’s a lot of fun and you’ll love the special prices on all the items. Different items will be offered each day...books, notions, patterns,etc.
Go to our website and sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter for more details so you won’t miss out on the fun!

While you’re on our website, check out our new Embroidery Block of the Month for 2012. We think “The Calendar Girls” are just the sweetest girls ever! They’re fun and easy - a great project to start off the new year.

Be sure to visit these blogs today...

Linda Lum DeBono

Chelsea Anderson - Pink Fig Design

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 6: November 18th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

We’re all decorated for Christmas and everybody is loving the trunk show from Nancy Halvorson from her “Jingle All The Way” book.   Featuring her “Jingle All The Way” fabric line, the projects include quilts, pillows, fireplace screens, gift bags, ornaments, gift card holders and more.  

Be sure to visit these blogs today....


Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday - Buggy Barn

Renae Allen - RGA Design LLC

Dana Brooks

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last but NOT Least

Here’s a special notice just for our blog customers - the very popular Twelve Days of Christmas Block of the Month is now on sale at a special price for a few days before we mark them down on the website.  The quilt is available as a complete pattern set or kit for each of the 12 blocks.  The 12 month pattern set comes complete with a color picture of the block, and full size templates and appliqué tips, plus the finishing pattern regularly priced at $84, now on sale for $50.  Or choose kits for each month with patterns as  above plus background fabric and all fabrics for each block and finishing pattern, regularly $169.95 now only $95.  Buy the $95 kit set  and receive a finishing kit for the Traditional Setting free!  Only 2 kit sets left so hurry in for this special deal!

Day 5: November 17th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

Congratulations to Darlene B, who left the 12th and winning comment as picked by Mr. Random Generator:
Darlene has won the Little Quilts Shirting Bundle!  Darlene, contact Little Quilts with your mailing info; and on to today's post:

Need a fast and easy last minute gift idea?  Who wouldn’t love getting this   apron made from a tea towel  with a cupcake oven mitt tucked in the pocket! Add a few recipe cards and maybe a wooden spoon or wire whip in the other side of the pocket and your gift is ready to go.  To make the oven mitt even more heat resistant we used Insul-Bright which has a mylar barrier to reflect the heat. Kathie made this from the “Hot Cakes” pattern from our shop, and sent it as a ‘thank you gift’.

Be sure to visit these blogs today...

Leanne Anderson - The Whole Country Caboodle 

Brenda Pinnick - Brenda Pinnick Designs

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 4: November 16th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

And speaking of chocolate, we feel there’s nothing like a black/chocolate/tan  quilt!  We now have kits available for this  great pattern from Primitive Gatherings featuring fabric from their Little Gatherings line of fabric.  We’ve got a kit for the 55” square wall hanging made with 5” star blocks and half square triangle blocks. High contrast is what gives this quilt its rich look.  The pattern also includes directions to make a 110" x 110" larger version. 
You may enjoy making a simple but very effective pattern by Karen Mowery of Folk Art Children called Homestead Toile.  It's a two-color scheme of cream and hot chocolate, available in the shop or from Folk Art Children:
Be sure to visit these designer blogs today...

Barbara Jones - QuiltSoup

Anni Downs - Hatched & Patched

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 3: November 15th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

Welcome to the day we're featured with our free project for the Jolly Holiday Hop. We love creating small vignettes with trees and special holiday decorations on tables and rooms in our homes. A little quilt can be placed on a table with special mementos, even a favorite bear or doll. It's just another way to use a little quilt besides hanging on a wall. These small arrangements can put the holidays all around your house. We just took down our little vignettes with pumpkins and crows with a small orange and black patchwork quilt.

For a Christmas vignette, gather together a few table-top trees. Add some of your favorite ornaments, a special collectible (ours is a bear by a local bear artist), and our 9” square Sunbonnet Sue Christmas Stitchery, and you have the perfect little Christmas decoration for any room. With small settings around the home, your guests will never notice that you didn’t put the big tree up this year!

Now go to Little Quilts Redwork Holiday Sue to download/print your free pattern:

Be sure to post a comment on our blog about our project and be eligible for a six-piece fat quarter bundle of Little Quilts shirtings.

1.  What is your favorite holiday food? My grandmother and then my mother would always make pork, sauerkraut, and dumplings for Thanksgiving along with turkey; and again at Christmas time…but without the turkey!

2. Does your family have a favorite holiday tradition? I’m not sure it’s always their favorite but as my daughter and son were growing up, we would watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart:
and then watch Chevy Chase’s “Christmas Vacation” after Thanksgiving dinner. 
It’s still very funny even though I’ve seen it more than 25 times. We even watch it in the Summer, at family reunions!

3. Did you like or hate sitting on Santa’s lap? I don’t remember, but I did see pictures of myself as a child crying on Santa’s lap!
4. What was a gift that you really desperately wanted? Did you get it? I wanted a two wheel black Schwinn bicycle one year and did get it!

5. What’s your favorite holiday movie Chevy Chase’s “Christmas Vacation.”

6. Favorite holiday song? “Jingle Bell Hop”.

7. Do you make many holiday presents? Just a few for my special stitch in friends. I like to look all during the year for just the right gift for friends and avoid the crazy rush during the holidays.
8. Would you prefer a large fully decorated tree on one like Charlie Brown’s tree? The past few years I have not put up a large tree. I prefer to put smaller trees with a theme in different rooms around the house; as the one shown in our project this year.
9. If you could go back in time, what would you say is your most favorite holiday memory. I really enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday as it’s a day to spend with friends without the rushing around preparing for gift giving.
10. Do you like a big family gathering at the holidays or do you prefer a small dinner followed by hot chocolate by the fire. I prefer a small family gathering with everyone watching “Christmas Vacation” which my son (age 40), and daughter (age 35) have seen at least 20 times!...enjoying hot chocolate and homemade apple pie.

Be sure to visit these blogs today...

Vicki Oehlke - WillowBerry Lane


Little Quilts

Lucy Morey

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 2: November 14th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

As you can see, our staff and customers have been getting very creative with the Olde America Antiques quilt blocks.  Images for the blocks are derived from vintage postcards or other vintage drawings and printed onto soft cotton sateen fabric into 4” x 6” blocks that are perfect for quilting.  They are sold in sets of four similar prints in each package with hundreds of sets to select from.  We’ve made many small quilts from the pattern included with the block sets (see the Santa quilt at left), but as you can see, you’re only limited by your imagination in what you can do with them!

Below are some samples done by the Vintage Design Group at the  shop. Linda’s looks like we’re looking through the window at the little girl sewing. The second one framed with the quarter square triangle blocks has a border done with the first toile designed by Little Quilts for Henry Glass fabrics. Notice in the model done by Nancy at the bottom, the postcard print she chose matches her antique Singer sewing machine! What a treasure Nancy has!

Be sure to visit these blogs today...

Jacquelynne Steves, The Noble Wife

LizzieB Cre8ive
Don't forget to post a comment on our Day 3 Post to be entered in a random drawing for a six-piece bundle of Little Quilts Shirtings, $17.95 value. And don't forget to collect the secret word from each designer's Question and Answer section to enter for the Grand Prize from Henry Glass Fabrics (see our November 12th post).

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 1: November 13th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

The Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party has begun.  Remember, you must collect the secret word from each designer's question and answer section on their special blog post day to complete your entry for the Grand Prize from Henry Glass Fabrics (see our November 12th post).

One of the favorite patterns in the shop is the Ten Minute Table Runner. It’s so quick and easy to make – literally ten minutes – that you can easily make a new one for every day of the year! Make one for all your holiday tables, sit back and wait for the compliments. Pattern is available on our website under Free Patterns.


Please check these designers blogs today...

Jill Finley - Jillily Studios

Kari Ramsay - Fresh Cut Quilts

Saturday, November 12, 2011

October Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

These are some of the wonderful show and tell quilts from our customers at October’s Saturday Sampler. I can't wait for the photos from today's stunners.  What an inspiration you ladies are.