Tuesday, August 30, 2011


What fun creations for little boys.   And they coordinate! One of our customers, Roxanne of Ragz by Roxy,  designs and sells children's clothing and accessories.  We love the Ann Kelle Argyle fabrics that she purchased for these creations.

This Little Boys Fall Jacket made out of the Lime Argyle cotton fabric has flannel on the inside.  And look at the Grippy Sole baby shoes.   I think these ties will be an instant hit.  I don't remember anything this fun when my two guys were toddlers. (They are now 22 and 27 :( )   You can find these items or convo Roxanne in her Etsy shop.  Here is the link:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/roxannezahara?ref=seller_info
Remember if any of our customers have projects you want to share, just send us some  pictures.  We will be happy to feature your items on our blog or facebook page.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Moda Bake Shop Strawberry Fields Tutorial.....

Shout out!  Thank you Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts!  We love your Moda Bake Shop tutorial. This is another beautiful fresh quilt - from a Strawberry Fields Jelly Roll,  cream fabric, and yardage for binding and backing.
Here is the link:  http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/08/cartwheels-quilt.html#more
Don't you just love this fun fresh quilt design.  Perfect for all of us who also love that Vintage Look.  Remember to scroll to the end of the tutorial where there is a link to a printer friendly version - so that you can print out a copy  of the original recipe.   This is definitely one I printed out.

All of our Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes are still 20% off.  We only have 3 Jelly Rolls Left though.  We also have the yardage to finish this quilt.  Let us set you up a custom listing with the Strawberry Fields creeeeamyVanilla Fabric for the background. Just send us a convo on Etsy.  Makes me want to eat strawberries and cream...yum.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Snug As A Bug by Melissa Corry free tutorial Moda Bake Shop...check it out!

SHOUT OUT......Do you follow Moda Bake Shop?   you should for wonderful tutorials

DID YOU SEE THIS YET? I am always on the look out for fun projects.  We follow Moda Bake Shop and love their free tutorials. This one is so adorable.  I just had to pass along the link.  What a cute quilt.  Thank you Melissa Corry for sharing with us followers.  Here is the link:

We think this quilt would be really cute with the Meadow Friends Fabrics by Deb Strain for Moda.  We have put together two bundles - a girls and a boys.  We would be happy to cut you some 5" squares so that you can have a gender specific quilt if you choose.

Even the border appliques would work.  Those dragonflies would be easy to add in!

The Kumari Quilt Kit & Pattern now available.

Our Kumari Collection Rail Fence Quilt Kit and/or Pattern is ready for purchase.   I finally finished working out the bugs of adding the applique to the PDF so that you can get the pattern emailed directly to you - hey No Shipping!  The applique may have to be copied and enlarged just a bit - but I tried to size it so that it will print accurate for you.  Enjoy.  If you have any questions, feel free to send me, Kristin, a convo on Etsy.  Pattern link:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/68269468/easy-as-123-rail-fence-pdf-pattern
Quilt kit link:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/79925354/our-kumari-garden-collection-quilt-kit
Check out the other quilt kits we have available.  More are coming!
Happy Monday to you all - start of a new week.  My goal this week - 2 baby quilts!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Terrain Layer Cakes have arrived! Also, FREE QUILT TUTORIAL LINK...see below

Terrain Layer Cakes are in! Kate Spain is one of our favorite designers. This is her newest line. Bright colorful desgins - what else would you expect? Oh, and remember our sale this week....check out our Sales shop section at our Etsy store. We only have a few Strawberry Fields and Alphabet Soup precuts left. 

Moda posted a link to a  FREE QUILT TUTORIALl using Fabrics by designed by Fig Tree Quilts.  We think this easy beginner weekend project would be beautiful in the Strawberry Fields Fat Quarter Collection (one bundle would be enough for 2 quilts and this is currently 20% off in our Etsy shop).  Here is the link:  http://sew4home.com/projects/bed-linens/950-queen-quilt-fat-quarter-cut-up  

Monday, August 15, 2011

20-35% off SALE !!!

This week 20% off these designer fat quarter bundles, layer cakes, and jelly rolls!

If you haven't seen the Strawberry Fields Collection by Fig Tree Quilts yet - take a look in our shop.  They are gorgeous fabrics.  Also, we have marked down additional  fabrics such as Quite Contrary and Love Birds.   There are several fabrics 20% - 35% off retail. These are all fairly current designer quilting fabrics - we are just making room for some new designs. Check out our Sales shop section!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SistersandQuilters?section_id=7551966

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Totally off subject......What do you think?

My husband is a runner.  I am a walker.  He loves his new Vibram 5 fingers shoes, and I must say that they are quite the conversation starters.  Well, he has talked me into getting a pair.  He was so excited that he went with me to try them on.  They are so comfortable but I will admit I get strange looks.  My little toe doesn't like being separated from the group...but he is getting used to it  :)  Supposedly they will help exercise and strengthen the  muscles in my feet.  Hmmmmm  we will see.  What do you think?  Do you own a pair?  And if you do, please give us a review.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Meadow Friends will make you smile :)

Meadow Friends designed by Deb Strain for Moda are darling prints of frogs (which just make me happy), butterflies, birds, dragonflies, turtles, lizards, and more.  Even the background colors have fitting names; dirt brown, pond blue, grass green, posie pink or cloud white.

 We have put together a couple of collections for your quilts.  These prints would be so fun for those of you who design embroidered children s clothing.

OK.  I shouldn't have favorites, but I do - the frogs and the dragonflies!  Have a wonderful weekend.  And I hope you get some sewing time in.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Easy as 1 2 3.....Kumari 2 1/2" strip friendly

I love the Kumari Garden fabrics by Dena Designs.  They are so so bright and cheery.  This is definitely PINK. I chose the Rail Fence or Roman Square Pattern to piece the quilt because it was jelly roll friendly.   I actually purchased 11 fat quarters for the blocks before I decided what I was going to do ( I had plenty left over). Then I cut 2 1/2 inch strips combining random fabrics in groups of 3.   Sew 3 strips together with quarter inch seams.      Note in picture that there are 3 strips to each square.   I cut each sewn strip of 3 into  6 1/2" in length forming a 6 1/2"  block ( the extra 1/2 allows for quarter inch seams).  Sew blocks together alternating layout.

The finished blocks are 6 inches square. There are 6 blocks across and 7 down, alternating layout.   I added a bright yellow flower just For interest and fun.  We sell the fat quarter bundle, but I can calculate a jelly roll for you, if you would like.  Except for the applique (applied with the Shades Soft Fuse), the quilt works up fast and easy. Finished size with borders is 44" x 50".  It was quilted by Leisha Farnsworth of Quilt It and pieced by me, Kristin.

I really like the yellow with the pink.  There are several yellow polka dot strips in the quilt, but in the picture they tend to pop and you only see a couple.  

What have you done with your Kumari Fat Quarter Bundles?  We have sold dozens.  We would love to share your projects.  Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 1, 2011

2 New Collections in one day!

Just arrived are fabrics from the Heirloom Collection by Joel Dewberry for FreeSpirit Fabrics.......a beautiful and serene Citrine Palette of amber, opal, dandelion, and jade!  We really haven't had anything from the dandelion and jade palette in Sisters & Quilters, so we are very happy to add them to our fabric selection.   Sandra has mixed these with a few of the new Taza fabrics to create this beautiful collection.   

AND.... fabrics from Dena Designs Taza Collection. Again, Dena Designs delights us with  a beautiful fresh, modern floral with some traditional coordinating fabrics in reds, fuchsia, pink, and yellow.  (Dena Designs is the designer of one of our favorites - Kumari Garden)  Sandra has mixed the Taza  collection with the Meadowsweet Vintage Paisley to create another perfect collection.  

We hope you like them too!  All of the above fabrics are available in yardage as well as the fat quarter and half-yard bundles.  Feel free to convo us to create a perfect bundle just for you!