Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale and Free Bow Pattern

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to you all!

20% off our entire stock!  
Use coupon code Thanksgiving at check out

This will be our Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday Sale.  You get to choose what you want!  Sale ends at midnight Monday November 28th.  Happy Shopping!

As Promised.... A Free Bow Quilt Pattern

I made one of these quilts in ivory and then in grey.  The pictures below will feature both quilts.
Finished quilt measures 48.5" square
Each finished block is 6" square
All seams are 1/4"

You will need:  
25 sets of 3" squares for the bow blocks (that is 50 cut squares 3" x 3")
2 yards for background- cut 64 squares 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" for each background block
1/3 yard or 12" for binding
2 1/4 yards for a pieced backing 

First just pull some of your favorite fabrics from your stash.  You will only need sets of 3" squares for the bows, so your stash works great!  

 I first drew a diagram of the placement of each block to form the bows.  There are 8 blocks across and 8 blocks down.  There are 25 bows.  FOLLOW  this diagram as you stitch your rows together.

Arrange the 25 sets of squares in the order that you want them to appear in your quilt.

 First pencil in a diagonal stitching line.  Yes, I penciled mine in to be more accurate.  Just turn on a good Hallmark movie and this will go by quickly!  You can use the method that you like best.  Stitch one of the 3" squares on the diagonal line to the bottom corner of one of the 6.5" background blocks.

Here I have stitched 2 squares to show you how the bow forms.  The bottom block will actually be on the second row.

With your ruler set the 1/4" marking line directly on your stitched line and trim off the excess.  This will give you a 1/4" seam line...see below

Note the 1/4" seam left on the block

Press the triangle piece back.  Make sure to position your triangles correctly if you have to match up a direction fabric for your bows like I did here.  You will work row to row now so that you can match up the bow prints.  "True Up" your blocks to 6.5" square.  Sometimes those triangles can be a little uneven and you will definitely want to square those up.

FOLLOW the diagram pattern above as you sew your quilt blocks together.  Notice there is an alternate plain block between each bow block.   Also as you can see, the center blocks will have a bow triangle on opposite corners.  The end blocks will either be a plain solid or only have one triangle in a corner.
Stitch one row of 8 blocks together.  For the second row, determine which triangles you want in each corner and stitch them as above. BEFORE you sew the row together.  
If you want to stitch all the triangles at once, then layout your entire quilt blocks pinning the 3" squares at the corner of each block.  

Press the seams of each row of blocks in opposite directions so the seams will nestle up nicely together creating less bulk.  If you look closely, you can see the seams in each row lay a different direction.  After you attach 2 rows together, press the horizontal seams towards the bottom of your quilt.

 Your sweet bow quilt should measure 48.5"x 48.5" square.  

Binding strips should be cut 2.25" wide.  Use your favorite binding method.  I machine stitch the binding to the front and hand stitch to the back of the quilt.   I am off for a road trip and have my nad sewing ready to go.  Note the cute row quilting done by Leisha Farnsworth of Quilting It!

Happy Quilting!  If you make a quilt like this, please please send us a picture!

Kristin and Sandra 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Beautiful New Holiday Bundles and more...

Our Favorite Halloween Bundle

Chillingsworth by Andover Fabrics and Spooky by Rosemarie Lavin Fat Quarter Bundle

 Brand New Christmas Bundles

Purely Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle of 15 by Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs for 
Henry Glass

JOL Bundle of 8 by Wenche Wolff Hatling for Moda

Winter Essentials Bundle of 10 by Studio E

Juniper Berry Bundle of 8 by BasicGrey for Moda

The Cookie Exchange Bundle of 9 by Sweetwater for Moda

And Our Newest Bundles....

Basic X's Cotton & Steel Bundle of 9 for RJR

Handmade Candy Stripes Fat Quarter Bundle of 7 by Bonnie & Camille for Moda

Handmade Complete Set Fat Eighth Bundle 55140F8 by Bonnie and Camille for Moda

Slow and Steady Fat Quarter Bundle of 11 by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit & Basic from Cotton and Steel

Sundrops Fat Quarter Bundle of 8 by Corey Yoder for Moda

Magic Unicorn Fat Quarter Bundle of 8 by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller

Hello Ollie Bundle of 7 by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery

Playground Bundle of 8 by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery

Ahoy Matey Bundle of 6 Plus a 35" Panel by Mary Jane Mitchell for Studio E

Canyon Fat Quarter Bundle of 7 by Kate Spain for Moda

And we have combined some Reproduction fabrics from the Dargate Vines, American Patchwork, and Cross Quilt collections in our favorite pinks, creams, and reds.  And some gorgeous blues.

Red and Pink Bundle of 9 of by Margo Krager and The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum for Washington Street Studio of P & B Textiles and Andover

Cream Bundle of 9 of by Margo Krager and The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum for Washington Street Studio of P & B Textiles and Andover

Grand Traverse Bay Fat Quarter Bundle of 8 by Minick & Simpson for Moda

And we have some wonderful quilt kits....

We have 2 Spool Sampler kits from you to choose from - the Spool Sampler Boxed Quilt Kit with the Handmade Fabric Collection designed by Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way click here  and the Designer Solids Version for you as well Click Here   

Fandango featuring the fabric collection Slow & Steady designed by Tula Pink.  click here for your kit!

Sundrops Medallion Quilt Kit KIT29010 by Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby for Moda click here for your kit.

Gift Boxes Quilt Kit by Wendy Sheppard featuring Whistler's Studio Storybook Christmas Fabrics by Windham Fabrics Click Here

Holiday Forest Quilt Kit by Wendy Sheppard featuring the Storybook Christmas Fabrics by Windham Fabrics click here

Storybook Christmas Quilt Kit by Wendy Sheppard featuring Whistler's Studio Storybook Christmas Fabrics by Windham Fabrics -includes backing click here

Purely Christmas Star Quilt Kit Including Backing by Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs click here

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Mothers Day Week 20% off!

Happy Mothers Day to you all!
This week through May 9th, 2016
20% off your entire order
Use coupon code HAPPYMOTHERSDAY at checkout 

What's new at Sisters & Quilters!

Just in today is Frivols Collectible Tin #10 with The Cookie Exchange by Sweetwater for Moda. Each tin includes 42 7"x 7" fabric squares, the quilt pattern Sugar, and a few other frivols.

And just out is the Doll Panel Coral Queen of the Sea by Stacy Iset Hsu for Moda Panel includes fabric for doll, skirt, mermaid fins, sea horse friend, sweet dreams pillow, and mini quilt.

And we have several bundles of Vintage Picnic by Bonnie and Camille.   Precuts and Yardage. You choose your favorite for 20% off.

Or the Complete collection of Vintage Picnic

Miss Scarlet Bundle of 8 by Minick and Simpson for Moda

Lavish Bundle of 7 by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery

Wander Bundle of 13 by Joel Dewberry for FreeSpirit

Brighy Sun Fat Quarter Bundle of 10 by Sherri and Chelsi Of A Quilting Life for Moda

Flow Bundle of 6 by Zen Chic for Moda

Bundle of 7 from the Chipper Collection by Tula Pink for Free Spirit

Winnie the Pooh Fat Quarter Bundle of 8 by Camelot Design Studio

Also several new precuts.  All from your favorite designers. Here are just a few!

How fun!  You decide what you like best!
Have a Happy Mother's Day

Kristin and Sandra