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This week we hosted our Heirloom  Collection Fat quarter giveaway on our Facebook Page. We wanted to know:

What is your favorite quilt pattern?

Thanks to all of you that answered the survey.  I have taken the time to review the over 500 comments and was surprised to see the variety in your answers.  But some patterns do hold a special place in our hearts: the log cabin, turning twenty ans samplers did come up quite a few times.  And some modern quilters that can’t follow a pattern!  I will keep this in mind when we will be choosing new patterns for Fall.

So thank you for playing along on our winsday.

And now, of course, the winner of our Heirloom bundle is:


Hermien Dugan



Hermien, if you can please email us your mailing address to by May 11th, 2016.  We cannot wait to see what you create with the bundle.  Please send us a picture for our Fan Friday blog!


And a huge thank you to everyone who entered!!

Stay tuned for next week’s Winsday…


Happy Sewing!

27 April

Hi everyone,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having an amazing one.

Remember our Moody Monday blog?  I mentioned I wanted to make a special quilt for my sister in law who loves Mickey Mouse?  As I am sure many of you are going to have to make a quilt featuring the Mickey Mouse & Friends  collection. I thought it would be best to have the quilt featured in today’s How To’s Day.

Quilt project

The quilt pattern is from one of our quilt designers, Christa Watson of Christa Quilts. The Herringbone Quilt is a very classic and clean design.  Christa has great tips to help you make the quilt on her blog, including how to work with directional fabric!  We love this post because it really helps fine-tune the details of a finished quilt’s look.

You can check out the free printable PDF of this quilt pattern on our website. We hope you enjoy!



Happy sewing

26 April

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend and that you were able to get some time to craft or sew.  We would love to see what you have made so send us a picture for our Fan Friday blog!

On to our Moody Monday!

This week we are featuring our Mickey Mouse & Friends Collection by the Camelot Design Studio for Disney.  This fabric collection combines the vintage charm of Mickey and his friends with a modern look.  The colorways provide a wide range of possibilities for your crafting, sewing and quilting projects.


I can already imagine myself making a lovely little girl’s dress, placemats for lunch at work, pillows for the kids and something extra special for my sister in law that is the biggest Mickey Mouse fan!  Do you have one in your family?  What would you make for them?

Be sure to check out the full collection of Mickey Mouse & Friends in your local quilt shop.  Click here to find the one nearest your home.

Happy Sewing!

25 April