Thrifty Thursday….Fiddlesticks

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Fiddlesticks Quilt Kit.

This kit is for those who already own the book ‘Town Square’ by Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Designs.
This quilt kit comes with the same “Town Square” fabric by Holly Taylor for Moda as used in the book.  There is enough fabric included in the kit for the quilt top and binding.  The kit does NOT include a copy of the book.

Our regular price is $103.98. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $51.99. Click Fiddlesticks to order yours today! SOLD OUT

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.

Tuesday Tip: Cotton Batiste

Cotton Batiste: this light weight fine fabric is very useful behind the scenes. It can be basted to the back of fabric you are using for stitchery (eg. muslin or Kona – Snow) when you are working on a Crabapple Hill embroidery pattern. Attaching it to the back of the muslin you are stitching through not only stabilizes the fabric, but more importantly, it hides floss tails, knots, and crossovers so they won’t shadow through to the front of the embroidery.

We equate Cotton Batiste to the slip under your little black dress. Just like that slip prevents viewing of bits better unseen, Cotton Batiste prevents seeing any messy bits of floss from showing through to the front of your stitchery.

Note: If you’re making tea towels, tablecloths, etc… where the back will show, you just have to skip the muslin step and be more careful and neat with your stitching.

Happy stitching!

Thrifty Thursday….Snow Globes

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Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Snow Globes Quilt Kit.

Everyone needs a snow globe collection. This one is twelve snow globes filled with sparkling snow and Christmas delights! The 68 1/2” square quilt has twelve embroidered Snowball blocks set with Nine Patch alternate blocks… easy embroidery, and a quick to assemble quilt!

The finished quilt measures 68 1/2″ x 68 1/2″ and includes includes fabric for the top and binding plus the Crabapple Hill Studio pattern, embroidery floss and pigma pen for tracing. Our regular price is $285.00. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $142.50. Click Snow Globes to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.

Have a closer look at a few of the blocks in this pattern below…snow_globe-3_1SnowGlobes_1SnowGlobes_3

Thrifty Thursday….Vintage Ice Skate

Vintage-Ice-Skate-QuiltToday’s *Thrifty Thursday item is the Crabapple Hill Studios wall hanging quilt kit Vintage Ice Skate.

This sparkler of a piece is a called Vintage Ice Skate designed by Crabapple Hill Studios and will appeal to those that love soft and pretty, handwork and/or the sport of ice skating.

Vintage ice skates filled with glittering ornaments and fir boughs. Its sweet colors could also be worked in rich Christmas brights for a totally different look! Sparkle floss is used liberally to add that holiday glow!

The finished quilt measures 24 inches x 30 inches. Kit includes fabrics for the top, plus binding, pattern and floss. Our regular price is $96.00.  Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $48.00 Click Here to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.Vintage-Skate-close-up Vintage-Skate-Sparkle

New Collections Arriving Soon

We have some new fabric collections arriving soon and we are excited to share them with you.

Abby Rose by Robin Pickens for Moda arriving in March

Have you stopped to smell the roses lately? Take a moment and enjoy the soft pink of their delicate petals and the lovely fragrance that brings sweetness to the air. Abby Rose was designed as a sister collection of Blushing Peonies. I wanted to capture the full pink blooms and deeply layered petals of these glorious blossoms. Cabbage roses seemed to fill that request for color and beauty. Big, full roses in pretty colors. They remind me of a cottage garden with brambling vines and plants filled with charm. To go with that cottage-feel, a cheery painted plaid is one of the coordinates, along with little rose buds yet to open and ditsy leaves. Sweeping simple lines on one of the prints remind me of the sweet fragrance wafting through the air in a gentle breeze. I wanted these cabbage roses to still have a pop of color and liveliness so the soft pink and cream backgrounds are joined by lively orange, vibrant green, serene seafoam and a deep prussian blue for vibrancy and drama. I love the play between pink and orange, orange and green, seafoam and dark blue, either to tell a two-toned color story or create a colorfully rich mix of all the springy shades, setting the stage for the big luscious cabbage roses. So stop, smell the roses, drink in the colors, and enjoy a cottage garden with Abby Rose. 
Now taking pre-orders here>

May Morris Studio by V&A for Moda

Mary “May” Morris was an influential designer, teacher and pioneer of art embroidery whose accomplishments were often overshadowed by those of her father, William Morris. She embraced the free-form style of embroidery that emphasized freehand stitching, delicate shading and self-expression. This collection reflects the work and style of May and William – elegant prints inspired by nature colored in rich, vibrant hues.  Now taking pre-orders here>

Lancaster by Jo Morton for Moda arriving in March

Forever in love with 19th Century Quilts, my Lancaster collection fills the bill to add another color layer to our quilts. Lancaster provides beautiful prints for traditional and reproduction quilts, including madder reds and golds that give life to the 19th century browns, blacks and neutrals. These fabrics feature a great “momma bear” stripe that’s not too big, not too small, that’s just right, lovely florals, and a cool little dot print. There are also leaves and buds, a few interesting background prints and a sweet small check will be perfect for traditional quilts. 
Now taking pre-orders here>

Cheddar and Chocolate by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics

Cheddar and Chocolate arrived minutes after publishing this post 🙂

In response to the heightened call for browns comes a group by Pam Buda, inspired by the many shades of cheddar-colored pumpkins, brown leaves, dark campfire wood, and chocolate treats…These small, classic flower and geometric motifs will create wonderful quilts and home decor for relaxing moments — then just add your own melty grilled cheese (Cheddar) and hot cocoa (Chocolate).  Order here>

Super Bloom by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics

Now taking pre-orders here>