Thursday, October 28, 2010


Check out Miss Ava O'Neill modeling the adorable Girly Skirt that her mom Jana O'Neill made for her! This 5 year old sure knows how to strike a pose! The pattern, by Pink Fig, is so great for beginners because it is easy to make, fun to wear, and you can finish it in an hour or two! And seriously, how cute is this little ensemble? TOO CUTE!!! So pick up this pattern and get started on a custom skirt for your little one! If you love the fabrics in Ava's skirt, it's made with "Cool Cords" by Robert Kaufman! Perfect for making skirts for Fall, just pair it with some leggings as it gets colder!!!

Here's Davis, Ava and Maddie ordering some fabric from Grammie's store during their visit to Fort Worth last week! How precious is this little bunch??? What a lucky Grammie!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Featured in Quick Quilts!

We are in the Dec/Jan 2011 issue of Quick Quilts Magazine!!!

We have three ADORABLE quilt kits called "Gift for Baby" in "Lily & Will" fabrics by Bunny Hill that were featured!

Blue Colorway (available here)

Green Colorway (available here)

Pink Colorway (available here)

We're so excited to be published AGAIN! You can read the article online here!

Thanks to Anne Sutton, the designer behind Bunny Hill and this gorgeous fabric line, for mentioning our kits on her blog too!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Soul Blossom Inspiration!!!

Oh my goodness! I'm seriously at the "freaking out" point for Amy Butler's new line Soul Blossom!!!! These pictures have me swooning and I'm getting sooo many ideas for these gorgeous prints! There will be quilting cottons, home decor weight and laminated fabrics so the sky is the limit as to what you can do with this line! I'm thinking I'm going to make a set of patchwork curtains with the home decor fabrics!

 We don't have an exact ship date but we think we'll be getting it in sometime in December! This line is going to go sooo fast so I will keep you guys in the loop as soon as we get notice of the ship date! But for now you can browse all the fabrics here!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


If you love 30's fabrics, you're going to be excited to hear...PUNCTUATION special cuts are ON SALE NOW!

Remember this pillow recipe I shared a few posts ago? It uses a Punctuation Jelly Roll so why not grab one at the discounted price!

You can click the names under each picture to purchase these goodies in our online store!

Monday, October 11, 2010

DIY Wall Hangings!

Hey Ladies! I thought it was about time for a tutorial so I'm going to teach you how to make these oh-so-simple fabric wall hangings! I'm sure you've seen this done before but I figured there's probably someone out there who'd love the step-by-step!

What you'll need:

Embroidery hoop
Fabric big enough to fit your hoop (fat quarters or charm packs would be perfect!)
Scissors or pinking shears

Once you've picked out your fabric, you need to cut it into a square. Make sure it's big enough to fit around the hoop with some extra space for tucking but not SOOO big that you have a mess of fabric in the back. I like using pinking shears because they keep the fabric from unraveling!

Now, put your fabric in the hoop! Be sure the hoop is centered on your fabric and tighten the hoop until you feel resistance.

Turn the hoop over and tuck the excess fabric over. Some people glue the fabric to the inside of the hoop but that's too much like work for me!

Just run your iron over it! It'll lie as flat as a board on your wall AND it's not permanent!

Now all you have to do is hang this little cutie on a small nail and there you have it! Your very own cutomized wall art! You can hang them in different sizes in little clusters or you could pepper them through a wall of family photos or your art collection! Such a fun way to add color and pattern to a space! Mine are hanging in my studio! ;)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Craft for a Cause!

Hey everyone! Today I want to spotlight an awesome quilt kit that not only is a fun project but it also helps an awesome cause!

This kit uses Hope, the sixth collection for a cause from Howard Marcus. The proceeds from this kit will go towards the search for the cure for ALS. Why not make something beautiful while making a difference!

Made with gorgeous reproduction fabrics taken from an antique quilt circa 1860!

And it comes in this adorable matching tin lunchbox! Perfect for stashing scraps or notions!

Help support the search for the cure for ALS and pick up this awesome kit for yourself or a friend! You'll be glad you did!

Grab the kit here!

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Party Time!!!

The 2010 Patchwork Party - Fall Edition is now underway! Join in with this fun event touring 12 different quilt shops collecting blocks as you go to make a fabulous quilt like this one! ;)

This is our finished quilt using all 12 blocks! You can get this finishing kit here!

And here's the block you can get from our shop!

We also have templates you can get to help you perfectly cut and put together these blocks! Customers who cut with the templates, follow the instructions and sew with an accurate 1/4 inch will make good, square blocks that are the correct size all around! You can also head here to get the template maker's tips for accurate cutting and correct pressing which are very helpful for new quilters!! 

You can find all the info you need on our Patchwork Party page here! So join the party!!!