Friday, January 24, 2014

Quilt Kit Ideas and thegreatdestash#

First up....Quilt Ideas

Join Sandra and me this year the first week of each month as we create this heirloom quilt designed by Lisa Bongean  Words to Live By BOM fabric and wool kits have arrived.  February's block is JOY.    Included with each month's kit is the wool applique fabric and the cotton background.  The words are inked in.   (Note -the corner triangle fabric of each block is included in the cotton finishing kit.)

We will be offering this for purchase in 2 ways.  You can purchase the 12 blocks separately by month or receive 3 Blocks each quarter.  Purchasing 3 block kits a quarter will save you a few dollars on shipping.  Also, if you want to stitch your squares together in a different design or fabric, just purchase the wool applique kits separately.  You will need to also purchase the pattern designed by Lisa Bongean.  CLICK HERE to see your options.
 The first 10 customers to purchase the Cotton Kits Finishing Kit receive a FREE roll of 2" paper triangle guides - the easy and quick way to make several half square triangles.  Stitch right on the paper guide and then pull the paper away.  Have you seen pictures of this quilt?  CLICK HERE  to the see the Quilted Pinapple's beautiful quilting on Lisa Bongean's quilt.  I love all the birds included in the applique.  Can't wait to get started.

 Blessings of Autumn BOM quilt kit by Shabby Fabrics and RJR Fabrics!   These kits will be shipping in February 2014.   Celebrate the richness of Autumn with pumpkins, sunflowers, cornucopia and baskets full of apples.  We are offering these kits all at once. Complete your each block as quickly as you want.  No waiting for each month's shipment.  Save several $ $ on shipping and receive your entire kit up front!

 We just love this Mixed Bag Chevron kit designed by Studio M.  And it includes a FREE Pattern.   Just download the pattern from the link listed by the kit.  This quilt is made with one Mixed Bag Jelly Roll and one Bella Solid White Jelly Roll.  How simple is that!

This Charming Stars Quilt Pattern is from Moda Bake Shop designed by Stefanie Roman. It is one of my family's favorite quilts.  It is a fairly easy quilt - easy enough for Beginners with some quilting experience.  It is made with Charm Packs.   This year we are offering the kit with the Grant Park Charm Packs.  Another great red, white, taupe, and blue collection.

Gorgeous prints from the Grant Park Collection designed by Minich & Simpson for Moda.  Choose the borders and binding from any of our Grant Park fabrics in stock!


The Great De-stash is an instagram sensation!  Join in the fun.  Quilters are posting their overstock.  All kinds of treasures!   After Sandra listed a few LAST ONE bundles on instagram they sold immediately.
We decided it would be easier to take it to our ETSY shop.  So we listed over 180 "LAST ONE" or "END-OF-BOLT" PIECES ! They are selling fast.   Here is the LINK  

Also remember to see what is going on at SewMuch2Luv.  This week we are giving away a free fat quarter bundle.  And you might just find a discount code to use on either our Etsy shop or our quilt shop!  :)

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2 New Sew Along's

We are joining Karen from SewMuch2Luv for her annual after Christmas Sew Along.   4 weeks of sewing projects just for you!   Just post a comment or add a picture of your latest project and win PRIZES .  And make sure to scroll down the list of sponsors and see the discounts offered!
Watch for the week of our giveaway.........

We are giving away one of our favorite Children's Fat Quarter Bundle's Just For Fun designed by Marisa of Creative Thursday for Andover. A great way to finish those UFO's or begin a project you have had on your "to do" list.  Remember to join the Flickr group to post your progress!

CLICK HERE to Join Karen's After Christmas Sew Along

And for all of you Pat Sloan fans

 Globetrotting Mystery Block-of-the-Month 

Join Quilters from around the world in this 2014 Mystery Quilt Along.  The first week of each month Pat Sloan will provide a free pattern along with video tutorials.  Block One - Washington DC was just posted.  This is the beautiful center block for this quilt project.  Remember to join the Flickr group to post your progress!

CLICK HERE to join in the fun!

And don't forget we are getting ready to begin our Words to Live By Block-of-the-Month.

You will love this heirloom quilt!  Designed by Lisa Bongean, the wool appliques are applied with fusible web and then hand-stitched around the edges.  The words are inked in with a permanent marker.  How fun this will be!
CLICK HERE to purchase your starter kit.  

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

We are excited to be offering the "Words To Live By" Block of the Month Program

"Words To Live By Quilt"
 Finished Quilt Measures 86" x 86"
As soon as we saw this, we knew we had to offer this heirloom Quilt Kit.  Join us each month on our blog as we create this fabulous quilt.  Hand stitch the wool applique each month on the Primitive Gatherings cotton fabric squares.

12 Large Block words:
Family~ Joy~ Hospitality~ Love~ Kindness~ Loyalty~ Courage~ Trust~ Hope~ Honor~ Charity~ Passion
4 Corner Blocks:
Unity~ Humor~ Respect~ and a Signature Square (could also be a family name)

Reserve your kit now!  This new Block of the Month Program begins in February 2014.  (The wool applique block can be available for purchase quarterly to save you monthly shipping costs).

First payment now of $148.25 will be for the 10 3/4 yards of Cotton Primitive Gatherings fabrics to make the cotton quilt triangles, border, and binding. This also includes the full Words to Live By Quilt/Applique Pattern. We are sending this kit out first so that you can work on some of your half-square triangles each month.

Payments 1-12 will be $21.50 for each wool applique kit mailed out for 12 months beginning February 2014.  Each month you will receive wool applique fabrics and 1/2 yard of the cotton background for the applique and small triangles.

Month 13 will be $48.00 for the Wool Finishing Kit - this is the wool for the larger center block and the 4 small corner blocks.

Shipping will be in addition:
The Primitive Gatherings Cotton Kit yardage will be $12.35 to ship in the US.
Each monthly kit will be approx. $3 to $4 if you are in the US.
If you choose to have your kits mailed quarterly, the shipping would be $5.95

NOTE - To save you on shipping each month, we will be able to mail 3 monthly kits out quarterly. Just email us that you want to do this and we will set it up for you.  The cost would be $64.50 for the 3 kits and $5.95 for the shipping.

To see Lisa on YouTube:

Linda from was kind enough to give us permission to share with you her post about this quilt. Each picture shows her beautiful quilting!! This quilt was designed and stitched by Lisa Bongean as a 2013 Summer Block of the Week for Primitive Gatherings. We were told theyquickly sold out. You can see why as you scroll through the pictures. To see this quilt finished visit Linda's post here.  

To purchase your starting kit & reserve your 12 monthly kits and finishing kit click HERE

Here are some helpful notions that go along with this quilt.
Triangles on a Roll to help you make your triangles for this quilt spot on!
Karen Kay Buckley's 4" Perfect Scissors are great sharp scissors for that applique!

Look on in our notions section HERE