Sweethearts for you….

If you remember a while back we gave away thousands of ‘Sweethearts’ Charm packs by Benartex.  We FELL in-love with this line!  We have had several custom quilts that we’ve made for customers and sold even more than we thought possible!  🙂

Jenny (my Mama) just finished this beauty to show off our easy-breezy charm pack quilt pattern.  I just thought you’d like to see the fun-bright colors that are awaiting you in the pack of awesomeness!  (in case you haven’t opened yours yet!)

And if you’ve found yourself needing another we just got them back in stock!!!

Have you made anything out of your free one yet?  We would love to see pictures!  Tell us about it and upload them into the forums!!

Have a happy Monday!!  {and if you are living in one of the areas affected by the snow/ice stay safe and warm!!}


So, I am seriously in love with minkee.  We have several different packs in the shop (they come in 5″squares and 11″squares)  and we just finished this one into a rag quilt.   Can I just say that this is the softest stuff ever.  I love, love, love  it.  Really.

shop34This  Minkee Tween pack by Benartex comes in pre-cut (my fav) 11″ squares.  (an inch bigger than the layer cake)  We cut flannel into 11″ squares, then paired the two pieces,  sewed diagonally across them and then connected them.  (just your basic rag quilt technique)  At the end of course, we snipped the edges, and came away with the ultra soft perfect for a baby or tween or ME, kind of quilt.

Seriously, it literally took us all of 2 hours to make.  Start to finish!

Baddah-bing.  (if that doesn’t help you in your last minute sewing marathon, nothing will!)    🙂

Tube Quilting Technique!

So this is an AMAZING, fun and fast way to make a block, that has the look of a “string quilt” block or  an hourglass block.   The cool thing about this idea is that you are able to either make it very matchy-matchy or you have the freedom to make it very random and scrappy.  Their are also a lot of other ways to put it together, and you achieve a totally different look however you choose to lay it out!

All kinds of ideas are mulling around in my head of what else is possible with this technique.   Jelly Rolls make this so easy, too!  (I already have plans to piece one with honey bun strips.)  I can’t wait to show you!  I swear, once you try it you will be SO hooked.

Here is the ‘Main’ tutorial for the technique…..Oh man, you are gonna love it.
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