Tuesday, August 31, 2010

{Tour the Shoppe Tuesday}

The end of last week, I made a visit to the shoppe to take pictures of for today.....
Yesterday I walked into the shoppe to deliver the {raincoat} and half of the shelves that I had taken pictures of & was going to feature had been moved and were in the process of re-organizing!

Just when I think I know where 'most' of the fabric goes, it moves (never a bad thing....just keeps me on my toes!)

I initially decided that I would just feature the other side of the store first, but I decided against it. So today's feature only has the front wall which is....


Makes me excited just typing out the word! :)

After entering the store if you look left you will find it. Not hard to miss....

Christmas is all on the left side of the aisle. We will ignore all that is on the right side of the aisle, since that is all different now....next week.

Before I move onto the next/close up pictures, see the little room in the corner?!??! Well, there are two rooms and they are toy rooms for the little ones!

Always cute little displays....

A few of the top fabric is flannel....
Bottom fabric is all cotton (& I LOVE this line btw!)

Some of the Christmas fabric pictured is:

Hip Holidays
At Home for the Holidays
Makin' New Friends
Plus many more.....

See y'all next week! ;)

Monday, August 30, 2010


The shoppe is constantly adding samples of all the wonderful patterns they carry (of course made out of the some of the {amazing} fabric they carry!)

The recent addition is one of Amy Butler's Patterns:

All of Amy Butler's patterns are very well written and well illustrated to help you with the whole sewing process.
She did not disappoint on this pattern! Plus isn't this jacket just so super cute!?!?!?!

The outside of the jacket is made out of vinyl! Truly is waterproof for those rainy days!
It is fully lined on the inside too!

As of right now, here is what the shoppe carries as far as the vinyl:

And here is the finished beauty....

I had to learn to make a thread belt loop! I actually was really excited to do this, because I have always wanted to know how! :)

Tips for sewing with Vinyl material:

*After purchasing the vinyl, if it's going to be a few days before you start the project: either lay your fabric all the way open, or roll it onto a tube just like they are at the shoppe. This will help with unnecessary creases!

*Don't place a hot iron on the front of the vinyl. Use only a warm iron on the back side. Better tip: don't get impatient and turn the heat to high while ironing the backside...it just might melt. Not that I learned from experience.... :)

*The back of Amy's pattern has this listed as 'extra' stuff to have if using vinyl, but it's at the very bottom in small print. Here is what made the sewing project alot easier for me:
*You don't need a teflon sewing foot for your machine (mine is for Bernina), but it definitely made it easier! My vinyl didn't slip ONCE!

*SHARP needles! The package of needles actually says "SHARP NEEDLES!"

*Transparent tape: since you can't pin the vinyl, just taping the pattern pieces to the vinyl helped keep the pieces in place while you cut.

*Button & Carpet thread: You use this to sew on your buttons AND make your belt loops.

*By far the best thing: Wash away wonder tape! I used this to place the hood in it's place and keep it from shifting while attaching it and I also used it to keep my hem on the bottom of the coat and the arm cuffs in place, since you can only finger press the seam instead of press with your iron. This held it perfect....heaven! ;)

The pattern isn't just for kids though, she has a pattern available for adults too!

I just might have to make myself a new jacket......

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Fabric Friday

Because the shoppe is constantly getting new inventory and for me to keep up (& up to speed!), all new fabrics will be featured in one lump post and on Fridays :)

First up,

AT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS By Heather Mulder Peterson

Who doesn't love red and black together and then add some green?!??! Perfection.

And of course a gorgeous quilt was made with the fabrics.....Kits are available!

LUNA LOTTE By 3 Sisters

I love all of the work by 3 Sisters. Their color palettes are to die for and so soft & subtle. And they all work together, no matter what line!

DOMESTIC DIVA by Emily Taylor

Another fantastic line through Riley Blake designs.

Even comes with a free quilt pattern....

You can find the pattern here

KANGAROO FABRIC (Hooty Hoot Kangaroo) By Doohikey Designs

ANOTHER Riley Blake!
Flannel! I love flannel! I love to make little baby blankets, so I am always on the lookout for some super cute flannel. And this line has some fabulous picks!

I am LOVING the Argyle!

And like most of Riley Blake's fabric lines, it also comes with a free pattern!
Which you can find HERE.

All of the Fabrics are linked to our website. Just click on the title of the fabric line, if you want some of the deliciousness! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

{Tour the Shoppe Tuesday}

Want to see what our 10,500 square feet of space looks like?!?!?

As mentioned previously we have over 15,000 bolts of fabric.....Let me take you on a little tour, every Tuesday another section....

Right inside the front door.

This is what you see the second you step foot inside our shoppe.

Take a look and take it all in, it's fabulous :)

See the black bench right in front???
That is constantly changing with the newest fabric line. Actually, since taking this picture the fabric line on that bench has changed. :)

When visiting the shoppe, don't forget to look UP, TONS of quilt samples are hanging all around. You won't want to miss admiring all the cute-ness.

Also right inside the front door, if you look left you will see another bench display. That is also constantly changing. Current fabric line: Awesome by Sandy Gervais.

Want some help??? You can most likely find one of us by the cutting counter (Nice little arrow helping you out as to where to look!)

Just looking at the entrance picture I can go on & on about tons of stuff, but baby steps. You can't rush through a FABULOUS shoppe like this one!

See you next Tuesday for another tour! :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

{Boo to You} New Fabric

Summer is quickly coming to an end and that means time for holiday projects!

{Boo to You} is one of the shoppe's new Halloween lines. It is from Riley Blake, and (in my opinion) Riley Blake never disappoints. They have some wonderful designers and fabulous lines of fabric!

One of the ever.so.talented ladies at the shoppe made this quilt top using the {Boo to You} line.
And the pattern provided by Riley Blake Designs.

I am loving all the spider webs! :)

As usual, this quilt top was made into a kit.

The Fabric is available HERE.
The pattern you can get HERE.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

{The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking} Pattern Book

This book is absolutely amazing.
The pictures of all projects available inside the book are so wonderful and you can see how much the author of the book took pride while writing it.

The patterns are simple (great for beginners!), but are so amazing all put together!

There is one quilt top all made out of suits & ties!

This book is very well written and as said before, the photography.....{OUTSTANDING!}

All Pattern Books available HERE on the website.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

{Take 5} Pattern Book

This book has 15 different quilt patterns! All 15 uses just 5 different fabrics....1 focus fabric and 4 coordinating.

The book is very well illustrated. Includes picking of fabrics, cutting, adding borders, pressing, and finishing with the binding!

Like it says on the back of the book...."Make your next quilt in a jiffy!"

Books available on the shoppe website can be found HERE.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

{Party Dress} New Fabric

Party Dress by Blue Hill has some super cute & girly prints.

If you don't want the typical pinks for your special little girl, Party dress is full of lavenders and turquoise (some pinks too!).

You can find the fabrics HERE.

{Dena McKenzie} New Fabric

Another super cute line full of lavenders and turquoise.

Dena McKenzie fabric can be found HERE on the website.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

{Kids Club Class}

Friday was the day for the Kids Club Class being offered by the shoppe.

The three little girls that came did a wonderful job.
It was fun to watch as they experience making their patchwork quilt.

After class they started filling my head with ideas of what they want their next sewing class to be. These girls were so fun and eager to learn.

Hard at work.....

End results....

Friday, August 13, 2010

{Two Peas in A Pod} Baby Quilt Kit

Two simply sweet baby quilts in one pattern.

Girl version has little birds and the boy version has an airplane. And you got to love rick rack. It just adds an adorable touch....

Two Peas in A Pod "Up In the Air" baby quilt pattern is so cute.
Finished quilt measures approx. 40" x 47.5"

The shoppe has kits put together for both boy & girl options.

**Want a kit??? We are always willing to help...e-mail or call during store hours.**

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sew Happy! {Pattern}

A sewing pattern I need to invest in! I am always searching for my scissors or my seam ripper (I hate when I have to search for my seam ripper because that means I messed up!)

Vanilla House Designs, Sew Happy! pattern.
A sewing machine mat with pockets just perfect for keeping those handy sewing tools accessible as well as protecting your table.

The pattern also includes instructions for a pin cushion and ironing boards.

Monday, August 9, 2010

{Little Birds} Pattern Book

Birds are the total 'it' thing right now.

Every where you look there is a new line of fabric full of owls or a bird.
Cute little toys are being created and in what design?!??!
A bird of course.

When I pick up a possible book that catches my fancy, I always flip through and see what projects stick out to me that I HAVE TO MAKE!

The back of the book has a few of my favorites. The quilt circled in the middle is so cute!

I also fell in love with this cute little one.....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

{Awesome} New Fabric

I am a fan of summer, but I LOVE fall. I love the colors of fall. I love the changing of the leaves on the trees. I just love living in an area where we get to experience all four seasons. Especially fall....

Awesome by Sandy Gervais is a must for all your fall projects. The name fits this line perfect.....Awesome.

You can find the fabric HERE on the website.

{Heavenly Peace} New Fabric

Heavenly Peace by Verna Mosquera is in and it is absolutely gorgeous! The gray tones go wonderful with the pops of red, green and pinks.

You can find the fabric line on the website HERE. Or simply click on the picture!

Friday, August 6, 2010

{First Saturday Sale}

The first Saturday of every month the shoppe has a sale.

Every month it is different.

Here is what it is going to be this month..... Hope to see you all on Saturday!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

{Kids Club} Class

Send your kids to this class and let us teach them to sew!
Call the shoppe to sign them up!

{It's A Wrap} Pattern Book

Remember this cute little bowl?!??!

Well there is a pattern book with instructions on round, oval, square, triangle, figure-eight, & heart baskets. Some baskets have lids. Some include handles. And some are embellished with some super cute embellishments! And don't forget about purses!

This book covers it all! So stinkin' cute!

It's a Wrap II by Susan Breier. This is the book you want.

Pattern Books can be found HERE on the shoppe website.