Archives for December 2012

Fabric Friday!!

Fabric Friday!!

Happy New Year!

Who is ready for a New Year?! I still can’t believe that 2012 is ending, I was so prepared (by “prepared” I mean did absolutely nothing!) for the world to end on December 21! But since the world will continue to spin, might as well look at something pretty, right?

Catch of the Day by Kanvas for Benartex

Maria’s Catch of the Day is a fishing person’s dream come true! The group includes handsomely printed fish and tackle, an incredibly realistic basket weave and manly houndstooth plaids-a fabulous combination.


 Dancing in the Rain by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda


Homeschool by LB Krueger for Windham Fabrics

Take out your pencils, erasers and notebooks because it is time for Homeschool by LB Krueger. There is no mystery behind the origins of this collection with its adorable patterns of uppers case letters, lower case letters and numbers.   This delightful collection is supported by equally attractive blenders of tossed flowers, stripes and tonal patterns.


Sweet tooth by Kanvas for Benartex Fabrics

Whoopie pies, jaw breakers, sprinkles and more-who can resist?! Not only are these prints sweet but they also come in popping pinks and brights. How cute would these prints be as kitchen décor-aprons, curtains, and tablecloths? Or how about party dresses, lunch bags, money bags and totes for the kids? Sew sweet!


Tea House for Benartex Fabrics

If you appreciate Asian art, this collection is meant for you. We’ve created an elegant hand-painted panel, delicately etched with gold, and then added an entire collection of beautiful Asian-inspired florals, geometrics and textures to complement the group.


Aster by Williamsburg for Windham Fabrics

Something old becomes something new with WILLIAMSBURG’s newest collection Aster.  This collection is a contemporary take on fabrics found deep in the textile archives at Colonial Williamsburg.  Elegant patterns of flowers and leaves are painted in beautiful shades of gold, black, grey and cream.

Have a great day!


Quilts For Kids – A Baby Quilt from the Heart

The PDF pattern for the Quilts For Kids Youtube Tutorial is now available (please read details below before downloading): 

Recently we released a YouTube tutorial where Jenny showed a group of children in Nebraska how to make an adorable little project for premature babies.  The pattern and kits she used were kindly donated by the amazing Lincoln, Nebraska Chapter of Quilt’s for Kids, who started a project called Quilts For Kids, By Kids in Nebraska, where they are aiming to involve Consumer Science programs around the state to get involved.  To learn more about this dedicated chapter of Quilts For Kids and about their project, visit these links:

Quilts For Kids, By Kids in Nebraska – an article outlining their awesome project.

Facebook Page for the Lincoln, NE Quilts For Kids Chapter

For those who would like to make this project, the Lincoln chapter has kindly shared with us the free PDF pattern (see below).  Because of the strict standards at hospitals for donated quilts, we ask that you’d adhere to the instructions given on the PDF.

Click here to see the PDF Pattern for the Preemie-4-Patch

Finished quilts can be returned to:

Lincoln Quilts For Kids
2925 N. 42nd. St.
Lincoln, NE. 68504

Or please send to your local Quilts For Kids chapter.

A special thanks goes out to the Lincoln, Nebraska chapter that introduced us to this very important project, and took the time to create the PDF.  Feel free to leave kind words for them by commenting on this post.

Happy Quilting!



The gifts have been wrapped and the mistletoe has been hang, now grab a cup of eggnog cheer and fill that wishlist back up!!

Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda


Double Chocolate by 3 Sisters for Moda

Take a bite out of this!! And think no calories, a sweet treat you can actually enjoy!!


 Eat Your Fruit n’ Veggies by Pat Sloan for Moda

Tapestry by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda

Trail’s End by Oakleaf Pine for Moda

Odds and Ends by Julie Comstock for Moda

Swirl by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics

Juggling Summer by Zen Chic for Moda

Metropolitan Fair by Barbara Brackman for Moda

This is just the tip of the iceberg of new things to come…so prepare yourselves!!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays!!

Merry Christmas,


Happy Holidays!!

Happy Holidays!!

Can you believe that it is almost Christmas!?!?!

I sure can’t! Here in Missouri there is no snow and most of the grass is still green, it is so weird! For me, it won’t seem like Christmas until there is a snow. But to keep me company until Winter “officially” comes are the newest fabrics from the Missouri Star!!


Hello Sunshine by Lori Whitlock Designs for Riley Blake Designs


Collection For A Cause – Warmth by Howard Marcus for Moda Fabrics

A portion of the proceeds from these Collections for a Cause benefit different charitable groups and foundations.


Flora Rosa for Benartex Fabrics


Needles And Pins by Kanvas for Benartex Fabrics

Tape measures are woven together to create a colorful plaid; tossed pins make an ultra-urban stripe, and tangled thread creates a modern canvas just ready to embellish. Even the spools of thread are drenched with trendy hues.

I hope you all have a Happy Holiday and a Merry Christmas!



Fabric Friday!!

Fabric Friday!!

Good Morning and Happy Holidays!!

Good Morning to the Greatest Quilters on planet Earth! Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? I haven’t even started on the list of things I have to get!! Now with all this beautiful fabric coming in to the shop the list has been growing!

Sun-Kissed Tropical by Benartex

Sun-Kissed Spa by Benartex

Cool, colorful and so contemporary! Each design is boldly drawn and rich with color. From free-form leaves to playful sprays, these coordinating patterns provide unique, sleek and modern design options. Sun-kissed comes in the brights of the tropics, to the cool sea green of an oceanside spa.


Sweetcakes by Riley Blake

For those with a massive sweet tooth will have to have this line. Filled with cakes, strawberries and love, this is one “Sweetcake” you can sink your teeth into without those pesky calories!


On the Go by Riley Blake

Do you have gear heads in your life?? Young or old, this fabric line from Riley Blake will start any motor.


Prairie Rose by Riley Blake

I am in absolute love with this fabric line! I love a good stripe and the soft colors in this will match anything…this is definitely going into the pile of “To Do (Something With).”


Oh Deer! by Moda

As soon as I saw this fabric, I knew it would make the most adorable quilt in the history of quilting. If anyone has made a quilt from this fabric, please oh, please send me a photo, I would love to see it!


Windsor Lane by Moda

We have all stumbled a across a line of fabric and said to ourselves “I wish it was just in (Insert color choice here)!” Well fear no longer, that day has arrived!! Windsor Lane comes in pink, green, gray and blue!


Monochrome by RJR Fabrics


I hope you’ve enjoyed the new fabrics and you’re holiday shopping goes well!