Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Minkee, Minkey, Cuddle, soft satin, etc....



So what do we mean by Minkee--- well it seems to have a dozen different names, colors, styles, and composition.... So from now on we are going to call it cuddle fabric.


I was in JoAnn's today and it was priced at 11.99 to 15.99 for the basic colors (not much variety) and then I was in another store that it was priced from 15.99 to 25.99 per yard and they had a fabulous variety. The wholesaler we are looking at has a lot of styles, colors, types....they call cuddle with dots, embossed cuddle, daisy ring, double sided etc.


Someone asked- what do you do with it... make blankets that are fabulous for kids or big kids. I've seen blankets made with the cuddle fabric that are similar to fleece blankets, I've seen quilted ones, pieced ones, and just plain old two pieces put together and tied. I am actually making one right now for my daughter that has 6 different pieces. Kids love the soft fabric and I love the texture and the pretty designs. I might have to make myself one. I have also seen it used as backing on other fabulous quilts or used to make hats. My mother made a baby blanket that used cuddle, flannel, and satin-- great texture and very cute.
If people are interested we will try to get some and offer it at a reasonable price. Here are two pictures of some cuddle fabric.










Minkee

Call for all comments and suggestions. We are thinking about adding Minkee fabrics and was wondering if there was anybody out there that is interested. This isnt a commitment just a comment. We think we can offer for less than you can buy it at the store but want to make sure that there are people that wanted to buy. We would love it if you would leave a comment. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

EQ7 is coming in May


Are you a blogger? Would you like to give-a-way one of the first EQ7 programs on your blog AND win a copy for yourself in the process? That’s right! We want to give you the opportunity to give one away on your blog! 10 bloggers will be randomly selected to hold a contest on their blogs and give one EQ7 as the prize. And as a thank you for helping us announce EQ7 we’re going to send one for you as well!

Here’s how to enter:
* Post an announcement about the coming of EQ7 on your blog.
* Send an email to sarahshriver@electricquilt.com that contains:
- Your name
- Your email
- A link to your blog post about EQ7

10 winners will be randomly chosen on May 3rd. If you are chosen, you then determine a contest and submit your contest winner’s contact information to sarahshriver@electricquilt.com. We will ship your EQ7 prize directly to your winner.

Not a blogger? Wait until May 3rd when we post the winning blogs so that you can enter their contests to try and win an EQ7 program! http://www.doyoueq.com/blog/?cat=5

Off the Grid Sliced Nine Patch


http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/02/off-grid-sliced-nine-patch-quilt.html

This is the coolest quilt I have seen in awhile. Looks like it is easy and fun to make and I think I am going to give it a try. Believe it or not there is a free turotial on Moda's Bakeshop using 2 Charm Packs and 1 Honey Bun. And believe it or not Inchworm store has both for really great prices check it out.

If you have trouble coming up with ideas for quick quilts, Moda's Bakeshop also has projects that use layer cakes and jelly rolls. You should check it out, there are alot of talented people out there that love to share. Aren't quilters great.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Block of the Month...Coming in May



Here is a sneak peak at the block of the month for May.

The fabric featured in this block is the Civil War line by Moda. With the exception of the cream fabric which is by Kona Bay.

Kits with fabric and Instructions will be made available soon.

NEW PATTERN


Christines crib quilt using the swanky honey bun and swanky turnover is finally done. She finished the top quite some time ago and it has been sitting on my sewing table waiting to get quilted. The wind was blowing to bad today to do yard work so I decided that there was no time like the present to get it finished. It turned out rather cute inspite of my quilting job. If you like it you can order the pattern and the fabric on the store site. We are working on making it available in pdf format.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I WON!! I WON!!! Can you believe it???

I won the Large Cone Easy Reach Thread Carousel from I Have a Notion!!! WOW! I love her stuff and now I even love it more!!! THANKS KELLY for having such a great give away. Congrats to the Grand Prize Winner and the winner of the Go! Fabric Cutter from AccuQuilt-- Aunt Barbara really wanted that one... Sorry Aunt Barbara.

Too see all of the other lucky winners hop on over to I have a Notion.



Large Cone Easy Reach Thread Carousel

Friday, April 16, 2010

We are done a month early with our financial reports at work and it is such a relief. But now what, work seems to drag after being so busy.I look so forward to the weekend. I think I am going to paint my front porch tomorrow. The weather has been nice, in the 70's which is really nice for April in central Washington. I bought a rose bush today, a pink one because it smelled so good. I am going to plant it close to the porch I am painting so I can smell it when I sit on the porch. I love spring time,have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ella's birthday present


My grandkids love pillowcases. Their dad says they know who's is who's and no one else can use theirs. His daughter turned 3 last week and she only has one special pillow case so I made her a new one so she wouldn't have to steal her brothers. I used some cute flannel out of my stash that I keep for making baby blankets.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Accu Quilt Go


Run, do not walk over to I Have a Notion. Tomorrow, Monday, she is going to be giving away an AccuQuilt go. And what do you say is that? Well it is a gadget/machine that cuts accurately for you. Looks like fun and a gotta have quilt tool.Click on IHAN blog or IHAN Store Where you can always buy one if you dont win.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jelly Rolls, Honey Buns, Turnovers: Oh my!


For all of you who want to know what to do with Moda precuts. Moda has a bakeshop that has tons of ideas for all kinds of projects, not just quilts. They have the cuteist clutch for crochet hooks. http://www.modabakeshop.com/search
I am having trouble getting this to link so you will have to copy the link and paste it. Sorry about that, I am fairly new at this blogging thing but will eventually figure it out. Have fun with Moda's free patterns.

Monday, April 5, 2010

GROOVY BABY QUILT



I came across this wonderful baby quilt pattern, the best part is, it is free, click here. Alamosa Quilter designed this pattern and I think it is totally awesome.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Latest Project


I have been working on a wedding dress for the last two weeks and all I have left is the hem. It is knee length with the lace hanging down longer than the dress in the back. It was a fun dress to make and very simple. Looks very good on the young lady and she is happy with it. But now I can get back to my passion, quilting. I am working on the borders to Christine's swanky quilt and then I am going to quilt it. When I get finished I will post it for all to see.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I Have a Notion giveaway.

There is a great giveaway over at I Have a Notion. It will end on April 15 and there is 30 days of prizes so go over and check it out.
http://ihaveanotion.blogspot.com/