Thursday, July 31, 2014

Check out these Hoffman Christmas Prints!

We had set these Hoffman Christmas prints aside to debut at the Birthday Sale. We know many of you couldn't make it to the birthday sale so here they are :) The have gorgeous metallic accents that are hard to see in the pictures. We are selling these beautiful prints for $8.75 per yard.




More Batiks!!!

Here are some more of our new batiks :) These ones are the reds, pinks, and yellows, and are $8.75 per yard. The pictures don't do them justice, they are so much prettier in person.

Look at the cardinals on the batik on the left :)


New Batiks With More to Follow!

We just got in a bunch of new batiks, so many that we can't even fit them all into one post! Here are the new green and blue ones, as usual they are $8.75 per yard. Be sure to stop by and check them out, they are much prettier in person :) Check back on the blog regularly, we will be adding more pictures of our new batiks.



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

And We Have a Winner!!!!

Drum roll please, the winner for the Birthday Sale fabric-bundle drawing is...Bonnie W. from Newberry! Congratulations Bonnie, we can't wait to hear about your plans for that 5 yard bundle.

All of the ladies at the shop would like to thank everyone who stopped by during the sale. We had a great time and hope you did too :) I (Linda) know that I couldn't have thought of a better way to celebrate my birthday. Thank you for all of the wonderful gifts. It was not my intention to receive anything for my birthday, only to give you a great sale, but those gifts really did warm my heart. We would also like to thank The Landing for providing the coupons and a lovely place for our ladies to eat.

Make sure you mark your calender for our Anniversary Sale, taking place October 16th, 17th, and 18th. It will be even bigger and better with more prizes and giveaways :)

Toby the Tech, Bringing Your Weekly Tip


Toby the Tech, bringing you tips and techniques to prevent tantrums by helping with thread tangles, triangles, and all your sewing trials and tribulations!

Probably the greatest thing that Toby has learned while hanging around the shop is that mistakes will happen.
Mistakes are a fact of life and even the greatest quilter will make mistakes from time to time. So don't pull out your hair when things go wrong, just take a deep breath and remember these Toby tips.

1) Seam-rippers were made for a reason. When you have to reach for that dreaded but much used tool just remember, you aren't the first person that needed to rip out a seam and you won't be the last. Ripping out seams must be a common occurrence or else there wouldn't be so many different seam-rippers available in stores.

 2) The pattern may be partially to blame. Pattern writers are people too, and being such they can also make mistakes. Whether it be typos, forgotten steps, or just plain confusing wording, some patterns out there will make even the most experienced quilters question their abilities. The good thing about a difficult pattern is that when you are finally done you will have a huge sense of accomplishment; you fought that pattern tooth and nail and you won, be proud of yourself.

3) Sometimes you just need to ask a friend (like everyone's favorite quilting tech, Toby). There will be times when you will be following a pattern, that everyone claimed was really easy, but you just can't make sense of it. When that happens, its ok to ask a friend. Often times having some new eyes to read the pattern or look over your project will help you get past what seems like an impassible obstacle.

4) Minor mistakes are called "design elements". You've sewn together all of your log cabin blocks wrong, you put a red strip where there should have been a yellow one, you're flying geese are flying the wrong way, etc. Should your rip it all back apart? NO! Little things like this are what make our projects unique. You will be the only one who knows that you made an oopsie, and if anyone asks about it just tell them that "its a design element. If it is really bothering you though, you can always rip it out and do it over (remember thats what the seam-rippers are for).


That's all Toby has for this week. Be sure to check back next Tuesday for more of Toby the Tech's tips and techniques! If you are having any problems that you think Toby can help with, please let him know in the comments (you can even do it anonymously without a creating a Google account), or stop by the shop and tell Shelby as she is Toby's secretary and does all of his typing for him (it can be very hard to type with fuzzy little paws).

P.S. Toby would love to hear feedback from you. Let him know if you think he is doing a good job, or if he has things which he could improve on. Just leave him a comment :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Birthday Sale is This Friday and Saturday!!!

This Friday (July 25th) and Saturday (July 26th) we are having a Birthday Sale! It will be held from 10am-5pm, in honor of my (Linda's) birthday which is this month. We are offering 20% off all Shepherd's Wool yarn, 10% off all fabrics (except for the scraps, fat quarters, and flat folds as they are already marked at sale price) and if you purchase the last of the fabric off a bolt we will take 20% off instead! We have been getting in lots of new fabrics, have refilled the fat quarter bin, and have made up more jelly rolls in preparation for the sale. We will also be holding a drawing for a 5 yard bundle of fabric (more info here). I hope you will stop by and help me celebrate my birthday :)

Toby the Tech, Bringing Your Weekly Tip!

Toby the Tech, bringing you tips and techniques to prevent tantrums by helping with thread tangles, triangles, and all your sewing trials and tribulations!

This week Toby would like to share some tips he has picked up on different fabric marking utensils. Sometimes you follow the directions exactly on a marking utensil and it still doesn't work right, but before you give up on it completely, check out these Toby the Tech tips.


  1. If after ironing off your marks made by an iron-off pen (such as Frixion), a white or discolored line appears, don't worry as this often happens with dark colored fabrics. Luckily it isn't permanent, simply mist your fabric with water and iron it again to restore the color.
  2. Be careful about using colored chalks for marking your fabrics. It can be very difficult to remove some colored chalk marks, so it is best to just stick with regular white chalk, or other marking utensil (such as an iron-off Frixion) if a different color is required .
  3. If your fabric is red colored, be careful about using water-erasable marking pens on it. When some red fabrics are washed after having a water-erasable pen used on them, they become permanently discolored.
  4. Be quick when using air-erasable marking pens. While many of these pens claim that the marks last for 24 hours, they often don't last past a half-hour. Only use these pens if you need the marks for a short amount of time.
That's all Toby has for this week as he is off to help his momma Linda in the garden. Be sure to check back next Tuesday for more of Toby the Tech's tips and techniques! If you are having any problems that you think Toby can help with, please let him know in the comments (you can even do it anonymously without a creating a Google account), or stop by the shop and tell Shelby as she is Toby's secretary and does all of his typing for him (it can be very hard to type with fuzzy little paws).

P.S. Toby would love to hear feedback from you. Let him know if you think he is doing a good job, or if he has things which he could improve on. Just leave him a comment :)